Friendship City Campaign – Incheon, South Korea – Houston, Texas

Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston: Tell Friendship City, Incheon, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Incheon Mayor Park Nam-Chun

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 became Friendship city with Houston in 2010.

In Incheon, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where the dogs, who are 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 subjected to the same cruelty.


Friendship City Campaign - Incheon, South Korea – Houston, Texas

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Incheon’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: 456 Health Food Shops; and 171 restaurants in and around Incheon.

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 Incheon in order to supply all of these outlets.

Naver Search for Incheon Geongangwon 050617

Naver Search for Incheon Boshintang 050617

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

Please sign petition, call, write and email the Houston Mayor TODAY!

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

  • Send Email:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):

    Mayor’s Office
    City of Houston
    P.O. Box 1562
    Houston, TX 77251

    Send a copy of your letter to Incheon Mayor Park Nam-Chun:
    Mayor Park Nam-Chun
    Incheon City Hall
    29 Jeonggak-ro, Namdong-gu, Incheon, Gyeonggi-do
    Postal Code 21554
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    박남춘 인천시장님
    21554 인천광역시 남동구 정각로 29
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page:
    Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
    Mayor Sylvester Turner
    Incheon Mayor Park Nam-Chun

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message

    Dear Mayor Turner and the City Council members,

    We ask you to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry:

    Do you think that Houston should be a Friendship city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Incheon Mayor Park Nam-Chun 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: 713.837.0311

    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 in South Korea.

    If I could explain: dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in that city, regardless of the fact that 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 they 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 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 .@ggholic .@HoustonTX .@SylvesterTurner PlzUrge FriendshipCity Incheon,Korea-Stop torture/eating dogs

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  1. Marjon white
    Marjon whiteMay 8,17

    Please voice your opinion and stop this barbaric cruel behavior as an old outdated culture
    Majority of young Koreans are against and disgusted by their old fashion culture
    Have a voice and make difference



  3. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaMay 8,17

    the moment has come to become a country where the animals, who are our friends since ten thousands years ago, are not tortured and killed for food !!! it’s over !!! this period barbaric is over !!! we are living in the world where we are thinking to go to the planet Mars , and in the asiatic countries, especially in S. Korea, they are still like the people who never been like that , even in the Middles Ages !!! the cities who become the ” sister city” the korean cities where the dog and cats are tortured in the unimaginalble way , don’t deserve our respect ! it’s the way I think !! I am very sorry that the big city like Houston does nothing to express its opinion about this very painful problem !! Houston should know that if Houston condemn this archaic and barbaric practic, they will raise their consider everywhere in the world, where this meat trade is banned !!

  4. patty
    pattyMay 8,17

    There are no words to describe the disgusting people in Korea China and all over these Asian nations. This is sooo wrong…You will soon answer to God Almighty for your transgressions. The beautiful innocent animals that you are torturing are Gods creatures and loving companions to mankind. They are so smart and should have a voice to protest this horrible practice. You will all suffer the pain you put these animals through!!! God will answer my prayers and I hope they will live to regret their actions and be made to suffer what these innocent animals suffer….You are a sick and mentally twisted devil possessed people and will go to hell for what you make these animals go through.

    • rose brooks
      rose brooksMay 15,17

      Patty, I could not agree more. It’s an appalling inhumane business superceding even medieval forms of torture. These are mindless and backward neanderthals, can’t s. korea enforce the laws they have and get rid of this sub-human scum?

  5. paula Dias
    paula DiasMay 9,17

    Please STOP this evil cruelty horror against this animals this a big shame for this country to tolerate this barbaris and agony against the animals
    please see this films and let your consciens talk against this evil barbarism dont tolerate this any more

  6. Sandra Borger
    Sandra BorgerMay 16,17

    Millions of sensitive animals are to be allowed to live without pain! Their flesh shall be a poison to all people, eating this, cursed animal-eaters!

  7. amit das
    amit dasMay 17,17

    These Koreans are followers of Satan devil inhumane

  8. alessandra
    alessandraMay 18,17

    aiutiamo tutti gli animali che soffrono per la crudeltà degli uomini

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