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Update: Seongnam-Bologna Friendship City Campaign

Here is an update on our campaign to ‘Bologna Mayor Virginio Merola: Tell Friendship City Seongnam, South Korea: That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.’
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Click HERE for the Campaign.

Ms. Federica Salsi

Ms. Federica Salsi

Following our appeals on Twitter, Ms. Federica Salsi, one of the Council Members for the City of Bologna, sent a reply advising us of the (very disappointing) response from the Assessor responsible for this matter.

Link to Ms. Salsi’s relevant post (in Italian): http://www.federicasalsi.it/2015/12/in-corea-mangiano-i-cani-e-bologna-sta.html

The Assessor’s response basically reads: “The agreement has been signed for a co-operation on matters of economy, technology, culture and youth policies, and not for those concerning animals”.

This is the e-mail address for Ms. Federica Salsi, a very nice person to contact for her future collaboration and support: Federica.Salsi@comune.bologna.it

Response from City of Bologna

And, another link to one of Ms. Salsi’s posts: http://www.federicasalsi.it/2016/01/il-sindaco-di-bologna-virginio-merola.html?m=1

Which summarized, translates as: She explains her disappointment about Mayor Merola’s silence and the Assessor’s declaration, and about the bad publicity Bologna is receiving for having signed a partnership with Seongnam, a city in which there is a terrible trade of cruelty inflicted on dogs and cats. She commented on the petition (its objects and aims), highlighting that, in only one day, it had already received over 2,000 signatures – she realized that it is not a good thing for Bologna to receive a petition signed by thousands of strangers! She also hopes that the “Consulta Animalista” (a new city body created to protect animals in Bologna) could take action with Seongnam and do something against its dog meat trade.

Please send a thank you message to Ms. Federica Salsi, on her blog page, for speaking out against the terrible cruelty.

Click HERE to post a Thank you message.

Below are sample “Thank you” messages you can use.

– Grazie infinite Federica per il Suo impegno a far sì che la Città di Bologna si attivi per contrastare il crudele commercio della carne di cane a Seongnam (Translation: Thank you very much Federica for your dedication to urge the City of Bologna to take action against the cruel dog meat trade in Seongnam)

– Grazie di cuore Federica per quanto sta facendo, auspicando che la città di Bologna intervenga per fermare il crudele commercio della carne di cane a Seongnam (Translation: Thank you so much Federica for all you are doing: the hope is that the City of Bologna will intervene to stop the cruel dog meat trade in Seongnam)

– La ringraziamo Federica per il Suo interessamento e per quanto potrà fare affinchè la città di Bologna si impegni a trovare accordi con la città di Seongnam e vietare definitivamente il commercio della carne di cane (Translation: Thanks Federica for your interest and for what you could do so that the City of Bologna finds agreements with the City of Seongnam to ban forever the cruel dog meat trade)

– Complimenti per il Suo lavoro e grazie per continuare ad intervenire affinchè il Comune di Bologna si attivi per collaborare con la città di Seongnam a far chiudere i mercati e le macellazioni illegali e cruente dei cani (Translation: Congratulations for your work! Thanks for keeping on intervening so that the City of Bologna will take action to cooperate with the city of Seongnam to close the illegal markets and the cruel slaughterhouses of dogs)

Please click HERE to take the action today to speak out against the torture and killing at the Seongnam Moran Market.

Compassion Through Action!

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  1. James & Jan Cooke
    James & Jan CookeJanuary 25,16

    Cruelty that is done to any innocent being is evil and must be stopped!!!

    The best way for evil to prevail, is for good people to do nothing!!!

  2. LINDA BADHAM
    LINDA BADHAMJanuary 26,16

    MY GOD THIS WORLD IS HELL FOR ANIMALS , THERE ARE SOME COUNTRIES WITH MORALS BUT IF THE TRUTH BE KNOWN ANIMALS SUFFER EVERYWHERE IN EVERY COUNTRY. THIS SICKENING VILE CRUELTY TO DOGS AND CATS IS BEYOND IMAGINATION AND THE MOST EVIL I HAVE SEEN BEING DONE TO DEFENCELESS SENTIENT CREATURES.

  3. Cornelia Dragon
    Cornelia DragonFebruary 23,16

    I hope this will stop soon, this Video made me cry so hard;((

  4. Mary Stacy
    Mary StacyJune 24,16

    STOP

  5. Mary Stacy
    Mary StacyJune 24,16

    STOP THE INSANITY!!!!!!

  6. Vickey Baker
    Vickey BakerDecember 8,16

    Stop all the torture and murder….dogs are our friend and companions and should never be treated like this. You will be judged for all of this someday and will pay for you actions.

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