Friendship City Campaign – Incheon Nam-gu District, South Korea – Milpitas, California

Mayor Rich Tran of Milpitas: Tell Friendship City, Incheon Nam-gu District, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Incheon Nam-gu District Mayor Woo-Sub Park

Incheon Nam-gu District Mayor Woo-Sub Park

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.

Incheon Nam-gu District became Friendship city with Milpitas in 2009.

In Incheon Nam-gu District, 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.


Videos of Incheon Nam-gu Munhak-dong Dog Farms and Slaughterhouses: SaveKoreanDogs

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Incheon Nam-gu District’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 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 156 Health Food Centers; and 63 restaurants in the vicinity of Incheon Nam-gu 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 Incheon Nam-gu District to supply these outlets.

Friendship City Campaign - Incheon Nam-gu District, South Korea – Milpitas, California

Friendship City Campaign - Incheon Nam-gu District, South Korea – Milpitas, California

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

Please watch the documentary on the South Korea’s dog meat industry:

Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

Call for Action

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Send email:
    [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected];
  • Send letter (Use the below-suggested message or petition):Mayor Rich Tran
    City Hall
    455 E. Calaveras Blvd.
    Milpitas, CA 95035

    Send a copy of your letter to Incheon Nam-gu District Mayor Woo-Sub Park:
    Mayor Woo-Sub Park
    Incheon Nam-gu District Government
    95 Dokjeongii-ro, Nam-gu, Incheon
    Postal Code 22169
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    박우섭 구청장
    인천 남구청
    우)22169 인천광역시 남구 독정이로 95
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page: Milpitas
    Incheon Nam-gu District

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message

    Dear Mayor Tran and the City Council members,

    We ask you to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry:,
    Videos of Incheon Nam-gu Munhak-dong dog farms/slaughterhouses:

    Do you think that Milpitas should be a Friendship city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Incheon Nam-gu District Mayor Woo-Sub Park to close down all those illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers, and restaurants that serve these animal products. An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress:
    The favor of your reply is requested.
    Thank you,

    [Your Name & City/Country]

  • Call the Mayor’s Office! 408-586-3029
  • Suggested phone message

    Hello, I’m calling to speak to someone in the Mayor’s Office to ask for their help on an important issue regarding your Friendship city, Incheon Nam-gu District in South Korea.

    If I could explain: dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in that city, even though it is illegal under South Korean Law – but the laws are not enforced. The dog and cat meat trades involve extreme and widespread animal cruelty, and the animals suffer unimaginable pain and distress. They cannot speak for themselves which is why I am calling on their behalf. And, I believe that your city would wish to be made aware of this issue, as you would not want to be affiliated with a city where illegal and immoral torture is being carried out on any animal, and particularly not on ones that are loyal, trusting creatures, which look up to us humans as their guardians.

    These illegal trades are being allowed to continue by Korean authorities – even though there is growing opposition from pet owners across South Korea, and throughout the world.

    So, I am asking you to please speak with your counterparts in Incheon Nam-gu District to urge them to enforce their own laws, not ignore them, and to show compassion to their companion animals, and also respect to their own citizens, by bringing these trades to an end.

    With the Winter Olympics coming up in 2018, this is the time to make change; this is the time to stop the illegal, inhumane and unnecessary cruelty. I know that South Korea has many beautiful, admirable, and noble practices and customs worth preserving, but this is not one of them.

    Thank you for your time and understanding.

  • Send a Twitter message!

    Suggested Twitter text

    .@SmartIncheon .@tong_namgu .@MilpitasCity Plz Urge Friendship City, Incheon Nam-gu, Korea-Stop TorturingEating Dogs


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

  1. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaJanuary 24,17

    this is something horrendous, something so awful that it overtakes the limits of humanity !! so cruel that even the prehistoric men were better than the korean people in the 21 century !! the civilised people, at least I believed, the people who think about olympic games !!!! what a shame for them !! the whole world must know about what happen in the country where they shall participate in the big sport meeting !!!

    GABRIELA VARGASJanuary 29,17


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