Supportive Bellingham Mayor responds to call to action against the dog meat trade.
Our thanks go out to Mayor Kelli Linville, of the City of Bellingham (Sister City with Cheongju, in South Korea) who responded to our campaign appeal to contact their Korean counterparts about the dog meat cruelty in that city.
Mayor Kelli wrote that she values the sister city relationship and is “a firm supporter of the humane treatment of animals”. Her email (shown below) goes on to state that she “will continue to build a peaceful relationship with Cheongju, with continued expression of my desire for humane treatment of people and animals alike.”
We are grateful to Mayor Kelli and her colleagues for replying to us, and for her support in the fight against animal cruelty.
We are also thankful to all in support of our work, who have taken action to speak out against the cruelty to dogs and cats in Cheongju.
Click HERE to see our campaign.
Call for Action
Please send an email thanking the Mayor for responding to our concern. You can use our suggested message below or your own words.
Dear Mayor Linville,
We would like to thank you and the City of Bellingham for responding to our concerns raised through the recent petition on Change.org about the mistreatment, torture and consumption of companion animals in Bellingham’s Sister City, Cheongju.
Both domestic and international pressure on this issue is required if we are going to incite some real change in South Korea, so I kindly urge that you reach out to Cheongju until affirmative action has been taken by their authorities to end the horrific and illegal practice of the dog and cat meat trade for good. Thank you again for your efforts here.
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