Friendship City Campaign – Changwon, South Korea – Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott: Tell your Friendship City, Changwon, South Korea, that you are 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.

Changwon Mayor Huh Sung-Moo

Changwon became a Friendship City with Baltimore, Maryland in 2019.

In Changwon, 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 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 Changwon’s dog meat demand.

Two searches on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – 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” – resulted in hundreds of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in Changwon.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in the vicinity of Changwon to supply these outlets.

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

Call for Action

  1. Magdalena M MacLean
    Magdalena M MacLeanMarch 2,22

    It is not a humane gesture to eat cats and dogs! Please pass a Law to prohibit thes inhumane action. Thank you.

  2. Sher
    SherJune 27,22

    This repulsive, sadistic, country has no place in an advanced world! They practice demonic animal torture!!

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