Sister City Campaign – Cheonan, South Korea – Beaverton, Oregon
Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle: Tell Sister City Cheonan, 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 Cheonan, South Korea is responsible for the ongoing horrendous torture and killing of dogs and cats. One of the country’s largest markets in South Korea, that auctions dogs both for pets and for meat, is the infamous “119 Dog Auction Market” in Cheonan. If you have ever wondered what hell would be like, just visit this dreadful place, or watch the undercover videos of this Market. This is literally a “Hell on Earth” where helpless dogs, squashed up in cage after cage, are auctioned off to restaurants and slaughterhouses. In Cheonan, there are countless markets, restaurants and farms where the dogs, which are tortured their entire lives, end up being slaughtered in the most inhumane ways, such as by electrocution, hanging or beating; and then being 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 these markets, and are subjected to the same cruelty.
Please watch the undercover videos from Cheonan’s 911 Dog Auction Market: https://youtu.be/9cfDt1_NNvY
A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Cheonan’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 Shops” 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 Shops and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, just imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in the vicinity of Cheonan 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.
The Mayor’s office is making a list of all the calls they receive regarding this issue. Based on the number of calls which show how much interest and support there is, the Mayor will decide on the course of Action. So please pick up the phone today and make a difference.
Call for Action
- No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
- Send an email to Mayor Denny Doyle and Beaverton Government!(Use the below-suggested message or petition for email text):
[email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]
- Call the Korean Embassy and Consulate General’s offices in your country!
- Call the Mayor’s Office!
Phone: (503) 526-2497
Fax: (503) 526-2479
- Send a Twitter message!
- Send a letter! (Use the below-suggested message or petition for letter text):
12725 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton, OR 97005
USAP.O. Box 4755
Beaverton, OR 97076
USASend a copy of your letter to the Cheonan Mayor Bon-Yeong Gu!
Mayor Bon-Yeong Gu
Cheonan City Hall
156, Beonyeong-ro, Seobuk-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, Postal Code 31162
Address in Korean:
(31162) 충남 천안시 서북구 번영로 156
Suggested message to the Mayor of Beaverton
Dear Mayor Denny Doyle and the Beaverton City Officials:
Please watch undercover video from the 119 Dog Auction Market in Cheonan, South Korea: https://youtu.be/9cfDt1_NNvY And please watch this news report from Korean TV: https://koreandogs.org/cheonan-illegal-dog-breeding-and-slaughtering/.
The city of Beaverton should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge the Cheonan Mayor Bon-Yeong Gu and Chungcheongnam-do Governor Hee-Jung An to close down this Dog Meat Market and all other illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers and restaurants who serve their products. An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous South Korean dog and meat trade can be found at: https://www.change.org/p/beaverton-mayor-denny-doyle-beaverton-tell-sister-city-cheonan-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-and-consumption-of-dogs
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Your Name & Address
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