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.
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 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 public and in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry, and are subjected 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”.
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 all of 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:
- 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!
- 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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