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.
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 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 271 Health Food Shops and 155 restaurants in the vicinity of Cheonan.
Even if half of these ‘Health’ Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be in the vicinity of Cheonan to supply 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!
[email protected] [email protected] Mayor Doyle, Plz urge Sister City Cheonan, S. Korea: stop torturing, killing dogs https://goo.gl/2PKCuL
- 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
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!
Please, stop this cruelty immediately!!!!! Terrible…..
save companion animals, dogs and cats from the meat industry. it is cruel and horrific
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.
Stop this cruelty. It’s time to be humane. My God … do I hate those Asian bastards.
RESCUE THESE ANIMALS AND SHUT DOWN THESE HORRIFIC DOG & CAT MEAT MARKETS! — IT’S SHAMEFUL AND INSANE!
Totally agree Angels!!!!!!
Please stop eating dogs and cats!!!
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.
Totally and utterly disgusting treatment of animals and totally and utterly disgusting that a city in the civilized world can pair with such barbarity!
please be kind to animals let them live in peace as you would
PLEASE stop eating dogs AND cast
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!
Dogs and Cats are pets, NOT FOOD !!!!!!!!
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.
Dear Korea, it’s simple, stop your barbaric treatment of dogs because the world is looking in horror at what you do.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Never buy KOREAN PRODUCTS while they continue this gross cruelty .
Koreans are a invincible monsters, this is going to end with the pressure of animal lovers
Why are people so stuck on this psychopathic practice? Why does the government do nothing to end this?
STOP RIGHT NOW. YOU HAVE NO COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS. YOU MIGHT DRESS LIKE HUMANS … BUT AREN’T. THERE IS SOMETHING CALLED KARMA … YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU INFLICT PAIN TO OTHERS …. IT COMES BACK TO YOU.
I have Koreadogs.org 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.
PLEASE!!! STOP SADISMO Y BARBARISMO PARA COMER PERROS y GATOS en S.COREA! STOP!!!!! STOP CRUELTY !!!!!
save dogs and cats from being butchered. they are companion animals pets.
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.
To all Koreans…….Please stop this torture of the beautiful dogs and cats in your country.
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…….
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!
in the name of god for goodness sakes please stop this
Please, stop this cruelty immediately!~
Authorities must stops that criminal action!
All this people who hurt these dogs and cats have to suffer also in this life or much more lives.
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.
Stoppt diese unsagbare Grausamkeit!
Comment la Corée qui se veut un pays moderne peut-elle permettre ces horribles cruautés ? Ces atrocités doivent cesser immédiatement.
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!!!
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.
PLEASE DON’T SLAUGHTER THESE POOR DOGS AND CATS ! They are our furry babies !
STOP THIS !
Sickening … Join the civilized world.
Please stop it this is not how we human should treat our friends the animals
ESTO NOS ESTÁ PASANDO A TODO EL MUNDO Y ES PERTURBADOR, INACEPTABLE E IMPERDONABLE. DETENGAN ESTA BRUTALIDAD!!!!!!
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.
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.