Sister City Campaign – Bucheon, South Korea – Bakersfield, California
Bakersfield Mayor Harvey L. Hall: Tell Sister City Bucheon, South Korea, That We’re 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.
Bakersfield, California became Sister city to South Korea’s Bucheon in 2006.
Yet Bucheon, South Korea is responsible for the ongoing horrendous torture and killing of dogs and cats. Bucheon is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. If you have ever wondered what hell would be like, just visit or watch the videos of dog farms and slaughterhouses scattered all throughout Bucheon. There are countless dog farms from small to very large, markets, and restaurants where the dogs, who have been 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 public and in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry and are subject to the same cruelty.
A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Bucheon’s dog meat demand.
Shown below are two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first one was for so-called “Health Food 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.”
The searches resulted in dozens of 219 Health Food Centers ; and 85 restaurants in the vicinity of the city of Bucheon alone.
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 Bucheon to supply these outlets.
Please watch the video from one of countless dog farms in Bucheon: https://youtu.be/2mwAH3M7boc
Also watch the undercover video from the documentary trailer by the Korea Observer:
Please sign petition, call and email Bakersfield Mayor Harvey L. Hall TODAY!
- No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
- Click HERE and click on Email icon button on top of the Mayor’s photo to send an online message or send an email to Mayor Harvey L. Hall and Bakersfield Government.(Use the below-suggested message or petition for email text):[email protected]; [email protected];
- Call the Korean Embassy and Consulate General’s offices in your country!
- Call the Mayor’s Office!
- Send a Twitter message!
[email protected] [email protected] Mayor Hall, Plz urge Sister City Bucheon,South Korea: Stop torturing & killing dogs & cats https://goo.gl/1WMvC2
- Send a letter! (Use the below-suggested message or petition for letter text):
City of Bakersfield
1600 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
Send a copy of your letter to the Bucheon Mayor Man-Soo Kim!
Mayor Man-Soo Kim
Bucheon City Hall
Giljuro210 (1156, Jungdong), Wonmi-gu, Bucheon City, Gyeonggi-do, Postal Code 14547
Address in Korean:
부천시장 김만수 님
14547 경기도 부천시 원미구 길주로 210(중동)
Suggested message to the Mayor of Bakersfield
Dear Mayor Harvey L. Hall and the Bakersfield City Officials:
Please watch the video from one of countless dog farms in Bucheon: https://youtu.be/2mwAH3M7boc.
Also watch the undercover video from the documentary trailer by the Korea Observer: https://youtu.be/T6KKIZEjofs
The City of Bakersfield should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge the Bucheon Mayor Man-Soo Kim and Gyeonggi-do Governor Kyung-Pil Nam to close down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers, and restaurants that serve their products. An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat trade can be found at: https://www.change.org/p/city-of-bakersfield-bakersfield-tell-sister-city-bucheon-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-of-dogs-and-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Your Name & Address
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Stop this hideous trade
Do not let dog being tortured, being beaten and eaten !!!
Why is this practice still being done with the consumption of eating pet type dogs or maybe even cats ? Where is your sanity, thinking – it should be made a LAW not to do this horrible act ! Please I ask, STOP DOING THIS, MAKE IT UNLAWFUL IN DOING SO, IT’S “WRONG” !! Thanks for reading & make it happen.
Please stop this cruelty
Please stop this barabric practice! How can people be so inhumane and cruel? It is disgusting treating living beeings who can`t defend them selfes like this!
Fermate questo scempio!
Gli animali vanno amati,io, proprio ieri, ho perso il mio cane…..
Non potete immaginare come sto’ male.
Unfortunately this IS unlawful already but according to the petition, the laws are not being upheld or enforced. No-one seems to be being punished! No-one seems to care in South Korea. Apart from this being incredibly cruel, it is making a mockery of the Korean judicial system! I have emailed (and will also write to) the Mayor and also the Korean Embassy in my country too, as suggested. Thank you koreandogs.org!
Thank you so much, Emma!!!
sign and share.
Everyone needs to boycott all Korean goods. Cars, electronics, food, clothing, shoes, the Olympics. EVERYTHING KOREAN.
Maybe if they see how the world is against this hideous behavior, and their economy drops real good, they will reconsider their
actions, and LIVE LIKE HUMAN BEINGS.
Stop these poor animals from being tortured!!! Boycottn anything from over seas…Buy made in USA…SICK INDIVIDUALS!!!
Blasted zombies. They’re the living dead who do this, as foretold in Revelatiions. Sathya Sai Baba calls them “living corpses”. These demented, deranged individuals don’t deserve to see the light of day! If they were subjected to the same horrific torture they’d be singing a different story. Rotten monsters! Can anyone make them go to hell a lot quicker somehow? Poor babies that suffer so intolerably because of wretched monsters.
arrêter SVP les chiens et chats sont des animaux très fidéles sensible et vous font confiance sont adorable et vous les trahissez arrêter de les tuer je vous en suplie
WE NEED the UN to step in ASAP. Everyone sign all the petitions!! We are going to stop this CRUELTY.
must end this cruelty on these great animals now.
Sorry, no new LG TV, no new ASUS mainboard and Laptop, etc. – AS BLOOD RUNS EVERYWHERE FROM PRODUCTS THAT COME FROM THERE 🙁
This deliberately abuse against animals must come to a definitive end. Outrageously strange that it is still allowed.
Please listen, if you don’t care about the animals, understand that there are loads of people who is suffering their hearts out every day and night knowing this is going on.
Countless dog farms & slaughterhouses are scattered throughout, & they truly are hell on earth for the defenseless dogs suffering there. Dogs & cats exist their entire lives in squalid, feces-encrusted raised wire cages in utter misery only to be slaughtered in the most horrific of ways – by electrocution, a hammer blow to the neck, being hung or beaten, bleeding to death from a slashed throat, being burned to death from a blowtorch, or thrown into a vat of boiling water while still alive. — WHAT SANE & MORAL SOCIETY WOULD ALLOW THIS? PLEASE, LET’S DO THE RIGHT THING -THIS IS ALWAYS THE BEST OPTION. Think of the future for ALL people — LET’S ABOLISH THESE DRACONIAN, BRUTAL FARMS -LET’S RESCUE THESE DOGS & CATS.
The history of cats and dogs, as far as I know, throughout the world has not been for eating, the relationship that has evolved makes your using them as food, animals with such hearts, barbaric. Please stop it!!
Please stop this horrible life for these animals. How would you like to be a dog or cat. Please let them live has pets not food
I believe that the Bakersfield Mayor is now: The Honorable Karen K. Goh
Mayor, City of Bakersfield