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Friendship City Campaign – Seoul Seodaemun District, South Korea – 13th District of Paris, France

13th District of Paris Mayor Jérôme Coumet: Tell your Friendship City, Seoul Seodaemun District, South Korea, that you are 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.

Seoul Seodaemun District became a Friendship City with the 13th District of Paris, France, in 2021.

Seoul Seodaemun-gu District Mayor Moon Seok-Jin

In Seoul Seodaemun District, there are numerous 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 in Korea, dogs are being killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs; and this takes place in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry and are subject to the same cruelty.

Video: ‘Street of Horror’ Dog slaughterhouses in the heart of Seoul Seodaemun District

Video: Dogs who suffered their entire lives are electric tortured and killed in cages—South Korea’s horrific dog meat industry. jtbc News.[추적보도 훅] 철창 갇힌 채 감전사…’먹히기 위해’ 죽어가는 개들 / JTBC 뉴스룸

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Seoul Seodaemun District’s dog meat demand.

Two searches on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – 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” – resulted in dozens of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in Seoul Seodaemun District.

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 Seoul 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.

Call for Action

  1. Rosana Trevisan
    Rosana TrevisanMarch 20,22

    Help

  2. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenMarch 20,22

    Lopettakaa tuo julmuus lemmikkeille, ne eivät ole ruokaa !!!

  3. Sandra
    SandraMarch 21,22

    to everyone that is signing these petitions….dont forget to boycott all S Korean products such as Samsung, LG Electronics, Kia, and Hyundai and tell all your friends and everyone you know to do the same until this vile industry ends!!

  4. Darla Grove
    Darla GroveMarch 23,22

    Please please please stop the farming, capture, torture, slaughter and consumption of our family members – cats and dogs. It is wicked, evil and cruel. Please stop it now.

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