Friendship City Campaign – Goyang, South Korea – Sabadell, Spain

Mayor Maties Serracant Camps of Sabadell, Spain: Tell Friendship City, Goyang, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Goyang Mayor Lee Jae-Jun

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.

Goyang became Friendship city with Sabadell in 2001.

In Goyang, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, 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, 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 subject to the same cruelty.

Mayor Lee Jae-Jun’s goal is to “become the hub of the Korean peninsula’s peace economy, will be a message of peace echoing around the globe.” How can this be accomplished for as long as the illegal and barbaric dog and cat meat trade is rampant in his city? This cruel trade brings misery not only to its helpless and defenseless victims, but for those watching from around the world. The horrendous cruelty of the dog and cat meat trade will continue to dishonor and sully the reputation of the city through international scrutiny and opinion. The Mayor also committed “to further developing Goyang into one of the most prestigious future cities that will be admired by many around the world.” The best way for the Mayor to successfully realize his goals, is to end the dog and cat meat trades in Goyang.


Meat Dog Farm in Goyang City near Seoul  (Source: Nami Kim.

Meat Dog Farm in Goyang City near Seoul (Source: Nami Kim.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Goyang’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 265 Health Food Centers; and 200 restaurants in the vicinity of Goyang.

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 Goyang to supply these outlets.

Goyang, South Korea – Virginia Beach, Virginia: Friendship City Campaign

Goyang, South Korea – Virginia Beach, Virginia: Friendship City Campaign

There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption, yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

Please watch the video of a typical dog farm in Goyang

Also please watch the undercover video from the documentary trailer by the Korea Observer:

Call for Action

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

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