[Campaign Closed] Friendship City Campaign – Jeonju, South Korea – Florence, Italy
Update – July 27, 2018: It’s official! Jeonju is going “Dog Meat Free”.
Nami Kim (SaveKoreanDogs.org) has shared the uplifting news that her team held a further meeting with Jeonju’s Mayor Kim Seung-Su, and they have now received his official confirmation that Jeonju is going to be a “Dog Meat Free” city. And, action has already begun with a draft in place for a “Dog Meat Free” animal welfare master plan.
Click HERE to learn more.
Update – March 28, 2018: The City of Jeonju and Animal Protection Group Work Together to Send Rescued Dogs from Osongje to Their Forever Homes!
In 2017, the city of Jeonju created an animal welfare group in an effort to improve animal welfare policies and projects, and has pursued research projects to create an animal welfare master plan for the city. Through the research project, the city plans to: conduct a survey among companion and livestock animals related occupational groups on animal welfare, and their perception of animals; establish basic direction and policy goals on animal welfare for the city; identify detailed strategic projects based on the policy goals; and build an animal welfare system that encourages participation of all classes of residents.
Click HERE to learn more.
Mayor Dario Nardella of Florence: Tell Friendship City, Jeonju, 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.
Jeonju became Friendship city with Florence in 2007.
Jeonju is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. If you have ever wondered what hell would be like, just visit the dog slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants scattered all throughout Jeonju. There are countless dog 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.
A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Jeonju’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: 223 Health Food Centers; and 30 restaurants in and around the city of Jeonju alone.
If every one of these ‘Health’ Food Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, it is too awful to think how many dog/cat farms and slaughterhouses must be present in and around Jeonju to supply all of these outlets – and those that might appear under a different ‘search’.
There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored.
To make this easy we’ve included text for your call and emails below.
- No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
- Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
- Send message through Facebook pages:
Mayor Dario Nardella
City of Florence
- Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):
Comune di Firenze
Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria
Send a copy of your letter to Jeonju Mayor Seung-Su Kim:
Mayor Seung-Su Kim
10 Nosonggwangjang-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabukdo-do, Postal Code 54994
Address in Korean:
(54994) 전라북도 전주시 완산구 노송광장로 10
- Send a Twitter message!
.@comunefi .@DarioNardella .@smartjeonju .@jeonbukstar Mr Nardella Plz urge Friendship City,Jeonju Stop Killing Dogs https://goo.gl/YT0mSn
Suggested message to the Mayor of Florence in Italian
Gent.mo Signor Sindaco della Città di Firenze Dott. Dario Nardella e Gent.mi Signori componenti del Consiglio Comunale di Firenze.
Vi chiedo cortesemente di guardare i seguenti video in merito al commercio della carne di cane in Sud Corea: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
E’ possibile che Firenze possa sigillare un patto d’ amicizia con una città che permette di torturare i cani e i gatti per poi mangiarli?
Vi prego di intervenire, chiedendo al Sindaco di Jeonju, Seung-Su Kim di chiudere tutti gli allevamenti e i macelli illegali di cani, i trasporti ed i ristoranti che servono questi prodotti animali. E’ on-line questa petizione per ottenere il Vostro supporto per mettere fine a questo orrendo e crudele commercio sudcoreano di carne di cane e di gatto: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-of-florence-tell-friendship-city-jeonju-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
Grazie per un Vostro cortese riscontro.
[Nome e Cognome – Città]
Suggested message to the Mayor of Florence
Dear Mayor Dario Nardella and the City Council members:
Please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
Florence should not be a Friendship city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Jeonju Mayor Seung-Su Kim to close down all 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 cat meat cruelty is in progress: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-of-florence-tell-friendship-city-jeonju-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
[Your Name & City, Country]
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