[Campaign closed] Friendship City Campaign – Yeoju, South Korea – Wilsonville, Oregon

Wilsonville, Oregon: Tell Friendship City, Yeoju, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Yeoju Mayor Kyeong-Hui Won

Yeoju Mayor Kyeong-Hui Won

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.

Yeoju became Friendship city with Wilsonville in 2016.

In Yeoju, 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.


A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Yeoju’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 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 103 Health Food Shops and 51 restaurants in the vicinity of Yeoju.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be in the vicinity of Yeoju to supply these outlets.
Yeoju, South Korea – Wilsonville, Oregon - Friendship City Campaign

Yeoju, South Korea – Wilsonville, Oregon - Friendship City Campaign

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:

Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

Call for Action

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Send Email: Our emails are being refused by the City of Wilsonville and therefore not being delivered. Please send postal letters.
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  • Send letter (Use the below-suggested message or petition):Mayor’s Office
    City of Wilsonville
    29799 SW Town Center Loop E
    Wilsonville, OR 97070

    Send a copy of your letter to Yeoju Mayor Kyeong-Hui Won:
    Mayor Kyeong-Hui Won
    Yeoju City Hall
    1 Sejong-ro, Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do
    Postal Code 12619
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    원경희 여주시장님
    (12619) 경기도 여주시 세종로 1
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page: Wilsonville

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message

    Dear Mayor Knapp and the City Council members,

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

    Do you think that Wilsonville should be a Friendship city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Yeoju Mayor Kyeong-Hui Won 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: 503-896-0048

    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, Yeoju 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 Yeoju 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

    .@yeojusi .@wontax2 .@ggholic .@WilsonvilleOR Plz Urge Friendship City Yeoju, Korea-Stop torturing/eating dogs/cats!


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

  1. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaMarch 23,17

    we can’t stay without doing nothing !!! this butchery !! this mass murder !! this medieval practice must be stopped !! we are living in the modern world !! in the world where we try to do our best for the animals !! the animals who are our friends !! and we have to respect all animals also those ones who feed us !! it’s so awful to see this cruelty !! I ask myself how the people became to do this !!!

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