Friendship City Campaign – Seoul, South Korea – Wellington, New Zealand

[Update: January 18, 2018] Seoul and Wellington sign a Memorandum for closer ties.

On January 17, 2018, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester tweeted, “Today Wellington signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Seoul, South Korea. We hope this will lead to a sister city partnership and benefit Wellington business, such as the tech industry.” Click HERE to learn more.

Mayor Justin Lester of Wellington: Tell Friendship City, Seoul, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Seoul Mayor Won-Soon Park

Seoul Mayor Won-Soon 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.

Seoul became Friendship city with Wellington in 2016.
In Seoul, 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.


A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Seoul’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: 1,003 Health Food Shops; and 413 restaurants in the vicinity of Seoul.

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 the vicinity of Seoul in order to supply all of these outlets.

Sister City Campaign - Seoul, South Korea – Houston, Texas

Sister City Campaign - Seoul, South Korea – Houston, Texas

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 Wellington Mayor TODAY!

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester

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

  1. rose brooks
    rose brooksJanuary 20,18

    You know how subhuman, backward and appallingly cruel this dog eating business is. Proving ignorance- who, with even a modicum of education could believe that eating dogs which are full of worms and various infections can do any good at all! You look a sensible person, can you bear to be associated with a backward country like s. korea without being sickened by this? Please speak up, along with intelligent people every where and do your bit to end this outrage. Thank you.

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