Friendship City Campaign – Seoul, South Korea – Hokkaido, Japan

Governor Harumi Takahashi of Hokkaido: Tell Friendship City, Seoul, 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.

Seoul Mayor Won-Soon Park

Seoul became Friendship city with Hokkaido in 2010. Yet Seoul, South Korea is responsible for the ongoing horrendous torture and killing of dogs and cats.

Seoul Metropolitan City is the largest dog meat consumption area in South Korea. If you have ever wondered what hell would be like, just visit or watch the videos of dog slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants scattered all throughout Seoul. According to a recent report by Chosun TV news, there are more than 1,000 businesses that sell dog meat within Seoul. There are countless dog 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.

Korean TV news about Seoul Gyeongdong Dog Meat Market: Based on a recent news article, “South Korea’s dog meat clash“, there are 8 slaughterhouses around Cheongnyangri residential area near Gyeongdong market alone.

Gyeongdong Market in Seoul, South Korea

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

Would you please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry:

Please sign petition, call and email Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi, TODAY!

To make this easy we’ve included text for your call and emails below.

Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi

Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION.
  • Send an email to the Governor Harumi Takahashi.
    Email:[email protected]
  • Call: 8111-204-5113
    Fax: 8111-232-4303
  • Send letter (Use the below-suggested message or petition):
    Governor Harumi Takahashi and International Affairs Division
    Kita 3-jo Nishi 6-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-8588

    Address In Japanese:
    〒060-8588 北海道札幌市中央区北3条西6丁目
    北海道知事 高橋はるみ殿

    Send a copy of your letter to Seoul Mayor Won-Soon Park:
    Mayor Won-Soon Park
    Seoul Metropolitan Government
    Saejong-daero 110, Jung-gu
    Seoul, Postal Code 04524
    South Korea

  • Send a Twitter message!
    .@seoulmania .@PrefHokkaido Gov Takahashi Plz urge Friendship City Seoul-Stop Killing/eating Dogs/Cats

Suggested message to the Governor of Hokkaido

Dear Governor Harumi Takahashi and the Council members:

Please watch this Korean news about the Gyeongdong Dog Meat Market in Seoul:
Japanese translation:

Also please watch this undercover video from the South Korean dog meat industry:

Hokkaido should not be a Friendship city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Seoul Mayor Won-Soon Park to close down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers, and restaurants that serve their 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 & Country]

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

  1. JOANNA Rogers
    JOANNA RogersMay 25,16

    This is a serious global concern! This must stop!

  2. Deepak singh rauthan
    Deepak singh rauthanMay 25,16

    This injustice towards any animals is unacceptable crime…ban it for forever

  3. Buehrer
    BuehrerMay 25,16

    It’s a shame !!

  4. Brigitte van der Meijde
    Brigitte van der MeijdeMay 25,16

    Horrible, no humanity at all these people….

  5. karen thomas
    karen thomasMay 26,16

    Please please stop this.god put animals on this earth to be mans best friend.this is horrible so much suffering….I beg you to stop

  6. MARIE
    MARIEMay 27,16


  7. Sally dickens
    Sally dickensMay 29,16

    “How wrong are WE as a species with our arrogance that We Think We have the right to kill what We want when ever We see Fit ? Karma and or Mother Nature’s wrath is now upon US for the suffer OUR innocents?

  8. Sally dickens
    Sally dickensMay 29,16

    Research and statistics have proven that individuals capable of such atrocities with animals are mentally ill and often move on to human victims. Force all governments to the stop dog meat trade by implementing maximum prison sentence laws and strict laws that mandate these criminals to register that they are animal abusers in the area that they reside in. It’s a major safety issue. People must be made of aware of these dog meat trade people who live in our neighborhoods as they have shown no remorse in killing animals in heinous methods. Sign petitions and comment that your governments are aware that humans who heinously abuse animals are mentally ill! Governments who do not act should be made accountable for allowing these criminals/mentally ill people to continue to abuse animals and/or humans!

  9. Sandra Amici
    Sandra AmiciMay 31,16

    End the dog/cat meat trade now!!! It is barbaric and cruel and no humane person would have anything to do with this cruelty!

  10. Jean Clelland-Morin
    Jean Clelland-MorinJuly 8,16

    The Only Logical and Moral response is VEGANISM.

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