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.

Beaverton, Oregon became Sister city to South Korea’s Cheonan in 1989.

Cheonan Mayor Bon-Yeong Gu

Cheonan Mayor Bon-Yeong Gu

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:

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”.

The searches resulted in: 271 Health Food Shops; and 155 restaurants in and around Cheonan.

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 and around Cheonan in order to supply all of these outlets.

Cheonan, South Korea's Dog Meat Industry

Cheonan, South Korea's Dog Meat Industry

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.

Please sign petition, call and email Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle TODAY!

    Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle

    Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Send an email to Mayor Denny Doyle and Beaverton Government!(Use below suggested message or petition for email text):;;;
  • 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!
    .@fastcheonansi .@CityofBeaverton Mayor Doyle, Plz urge Sister City Cheonan, S. Korea: stop torturing, killing dogs
  • Send a letter! (Use below suggested message or petition for letter text):
    Mayor’s Office
    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
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    천안시장구본영 님
    (31162) 충남 천안시 서북구 번영로 156
    South Korea

    Phone: 82-1577-3900

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: And please watch this news report from Korean TV:

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:
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Your Name & Address

Cheonan: Illegal dog breeding and slaughtering along a major road… Authorities ignoring

No matter where you live PLEASE SHARE these actions with your friends – especially those who live in Beaverton!

  1. Lena W-Johansson
    Lena W-JohanssonFebruary 9,16

    Please, stop this cruelty immediately!!!!! Terrible…..

    • geri perry
      geri perryFebruary 12,16

      save companion animals, dogs and cats from the meat industry. it is cruel and horrific

    • Emma Owens
      Emma OwensFebruary 14,17

      I agree. This is evil, sick, twisted behaviour. Not to mention the fact that dog meat isn’t fit for human consumption! Please help these poor, beautiful animals. They deserve love, peace and respect.

  2. karel schroemges
    karel schroemgesFebruary 9,16

    Stop this cruelty. It’s time to be humane. My God … do I hate those Asian bastards.

  3. MS
    MSFebruary 9,16


  4. Angels Verges
    Angels VergesFebruary 9,16


    • Sheri Verges
      Sheri VergesFebruary 11,16

      Totally agree Angels!!!!!!

  5. Denise Glass
    Denise GlassFebruary 10,16

    Please stop eating dogs and cats!!!

  6. Inogen Mackenzie
    Inogen MackenzieFebruary 10,16

    Please leave these sentient beings alone. Do not do to any creature, what you would not like done to you. Deep down, you know that this is right.

  7. Jill Stubbington
    Jill StubbingtonFebruary 10,16

    Totally and utterly disgusting treatment of animals and totally and utterly disgusting that a city in the civilized world can pair with such barbarity!

  8. christina Pafitis
    christina PafitisFebruary 10,16

    please be kind to animals let them live in peace as you would

  9. Ene Pe
    Ene PeFebruary 10,16

    PLEASE stop eating dogs AND cast

  10. Sally A.
    Sally A.February 10,16

    You need to stop these barbaric practices. Eating dog or cat does not cure cancer. Shame on anyone for letting this happen and shame on the people who do it. Sick minds!

  11. Irene Roos
    Irene RoosFebruary 10,16

    Dogs and Cats are pets, NOT FOOD !!!!!!!!

  12. Julia Otero
    Julia OteroFebruary 10,16

    Please stop these murders. What kind of people are capable of actions like this!!! You sickos, you think dog and cat meat cures cancer! Get in your right mind. Barbarians.

  13. Dee-Dee Lovering
    Dee-Dee LoveringFebruary 10,16

    Dear Korea, it’s simple, stop your barbaric treatment of dogs because the world is looking in horror at what you do.

  14. maya goya
    maya goyaFebruary 10,16

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BOYD HOREFebruary 10,16

    Never buy KOREAN PRODUCTS while they continue this gross cruelty .

  16. Andrés Aguilera
    Andrés AguileraFebruary 11,16

    Koreans are a invincible monsters, this is going to end with the pressure of animal lovers

  17. tina tine'
    tina tine'February 11,16

    Why are people so stuck on this psychopathic practice? Why does the government do nothing to end this?

  18. Ana
    AnaFebruary 11,16


  19. Deborah (From: USA)
    Deborah (From: USA)February 11,16

    I have in my will (when I die) please everyone, consider putting them in your will (at least some).
    As you can see, they are always actively fighting dog cruelty in South Korea, & I strongly believe from reading their many posts, that they would try to do the right thing with the money, to save & help, as many dogs as they could; from the cruel dog butchers of South Korea.

  20. Stella Maris Argento
    Stella Maris ArgentoFebruary 11,16


  21. geri perry
    geri perryFebruary 12,16

    save dogs and cats from being butchered. they are companion animals pets.

  22. Marilyn
    MarilynFebruary 18,16

    How Barbaric and Savage! ! ! !… dogs and cats are our companions…you don’t eat your companion! ! ! ! I ask and expect that Koreans must stop this torture.

    • Marilyn
      MarilynFebruary 18,16

      To all Koreans…….Please stop this torture of the beautiful dogs and cats in your country.

  23. Grace
    GraceFebruary 19,16

    I’m one of the korean student trying to help animals and precious life.when there’s a case like this, i feel guilty and sorry to all the precious life in earth(plants, animals…)that I couldn’t help them. please help Innocent animals i will pray for them…….

    • admin
      adminFebruary 19,16

      Thank you, Grace for caring! Please keep fighting and help the dogs in Korea. They need you and you have the power to make a difference. Bless you!

  24. christina Pafitis
    christina PafitisFebruary 19,16

    in the name of god for goodness sakes please stop this

  25. seonmi
    seonmiFebruary 19,16

    Please, stop this cruelty immediately!~

  26. Hilda Aguilera Skerk
    Hilda Aguilera SkerkFebruary 22,16

    Authorities must stops that criminal action!

  27. CHristien Sanders
    CHristien SandersFebruary 22,16

    All this people who hurt these dogs and cats have to suffer also in this life or much more lives.

  28. Dog Advocate
    Dog AdvocateFebruary 22,16

    These animal murderers will not listen to the animal protection laws telling them that it is illegal to slaughter dogs and cats. It is time to physically stop them. Chop off their hands. God would not be so kind, God will destroy the evil and the wicked in this world, and the animals are not evil and wicked.

  29. Sonja Rathgeber
    Sonja RathgeberFebruary 22,16

    Stoppt diese unsagbare Grausamkeit!

  30. Anne
    AnneFebruary 23,16

    Comment la Corée qui se veut un pays moderne peut-elle permettre ces horribles cruautés ? Ces atrocités doivent cesser immédiatement.

  31. Elaine Bell
    Elaine BellFebruary 26,16

    PLEASE DON’T SLAUGHTER THESE DOGS AND CATS! This is a barbaric practice and the western world looks very unkindly towards those who follow this practice. The Chinese in China are still eating dogs and cats; this is NOT the way Korea should be following. These are our PETS NOT FOOD! Get with the times – tourists coming to your country will expect better from you – don’t let yourself fall short of higher principles; not because you are forced to but because IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO – PLEASE STOP THIS INHUMANE SLAUGHTER OF THE DOGS AND CATS OF KOREA!! We here in Australia implore you!!!

  32. Connie Zumbo
    Connie ZumboMarch 15,16

    I can’t believe what I’m seeing. I will never step foot into your disgusting world of torture and killings for your stomachs. You people should be taken off this face of the earth. Go eat something else it’s not the dark ages it’s modern times. Never will I or my kids or friends ever come to a country who does this to innocent animals.

  33. Corinne
    CorinneJune 4,16

    PLEASE DON’T SLAUGHTER THESE POOR DOGS AND CATS ! They are our furry babies !

  34. Ann Slattery
    Ann SlatteryJuly 22,16

    Sickening … Join the civilized world.

  35. Bot
    BotJuly 24,16

    Please stop it this is not how we human should treat our friends the animals

  36. Kevin twort
    Kevin twortOctober 9,16


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  38. Carole Fraser
    Carole FraserMarch 1,17

    Stop this brutality these loving animals do not deserve this the world is watching it is world wide I am boycotting all goods from your country’s until this evil stops.

  39. Ashley
    AshleyJune 11,17

    I lived in Cheonan for over one year, yet never heard of this dog market. However, I did know that some restaurants served dog meat. ? Since I was an English teacher, I asked my classes (middle school students) how they felt about eating dogs, and in every class there were always a few students who had eaten it and many, I would say the majority, who were vehemently against it. Hopefully as the younger generation comes of age and fewer people remember the times of famine in Korea’s history that likely started this practice it will become less common and eventually outlawed.

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