Sister City Campaign – Daegu, South Korea – Atlanta, Georgia

Campaign updated on 2/12/2022.

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens: Tell your Sister City, Daegu, South Korea, that you are opposed to the torture and consumption of dogs and cats.

If you want to help fight the grisly South Korean dog and cat meat trade and make a difference in South Korea, here are a few quick actions you can take that could save millions of dogs and cats each year.

Daegu Mayor Kwon Young-Jin

Daegu Mayor Young-Jin Kwon

Daegu became a Sister City with Atlanta, Georgia, in 1981.

In Daegu, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets, and restaurants where the dogs, who are tortured their entire lives, end up being slaughtered in the most inhumane ways, such as by electrocution, hanging or beating; and then thrown into boiling water – sometimes while they are still alive. In many places, dogs are being killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs; and this takes place in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry and are subject to the same cruelty.

Video: Daegu’s shockingly cruel dog meat industry. Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE).

Dog Butchers of Daegu, South Korea

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Daegu’s dog meat demand.

Two searches on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – one was for so-called “Health Centers” which commonly sell dog elixirs and cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju), and the second one was for “dog meat restaurants” – resulted in hundreds of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in Daegu.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in the vicinity of Daegu to supply all of these outlets.

There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption, yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

Call for Action

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  1. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonFebruary 13,22

    This has to end NOW. Shut down these illegal farms NOW. This is barbaric and this is MURDER..Dogs and cats were not put on this earth to be tortured and abused. They were not put on this earth for human consumption. End this brutally to innocent Animals NOW.

  2. Jean Friel
    Jean FrielFebruary 13,22

    This is appalling! Must STOP NOW

  3. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenFebruary 14,22

    Olette hirviöitä kun syötte lemmikkejä, lopettakaa heti se julmuus!

  4. Rosana Trevisan
    Rosana TrevisanFebruary 14,22


  5. Joanne Bergeron
    Joanne BergeronFebruary 17,22

    i am opposed to the abuse and torture and consumption of dogs and cats. They have souls and this is inhuman

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