Friendship City Campaign – Incheon, South Korea – Houston, Texas

Campaign updated on February 3, 2022.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner: Tell your Friendship City, Incheon, 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.

Incheon became a Friendship city with Houston, Texas, in 2010.

In Incheon, 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 broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry and are subject to the same cruelty.

Below are more Livestream videos from CARE investigating dog farms in a village in Incheon Seo-gu district:

Video: Incheon Ganghwado Dog Farm

Video: Dogs who suffered their entire lives are electric tortured and killed in cages—South Korea’s horrific dog meat industry. jtbc News.[추적보도 훅] 철창 갇힌 채 감전사…’먹히기 위해’ 죽어가는 개들 / JTBC 뉴스룸

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Incheon’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 Incheon.

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 Incheon to supply these outlets.

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

👉 Click HERE to watch the video.😢 Incheon Ganghwa-gun Government must rescue all 500 dogs from hellscape illegal dog farm!

Call for Action

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

  1. Marjon white
    Marjon whiteMay 8,17

    Please voice your opinion and stop this barbaric cruel behavior as an old outdated culture
    Majority of young Koreans are against and disgusted by their old fashion culture
    Have a voice and make difference



  3. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaMay 8,17

    the moment has come to become a country where the animals, who are our friends since ten thousands years ago, are not tortured and killed for food !!! it’s over !!! this period barbaric is over !!! we are living in the world where we are thinking to go to the planet Mars , and in the asiatic countries, especially in S. Korea, they are still like the people who never been like that , even in the Middles Ages !!! the cities who become the ” sister city” the korean cities where the dog and cats are tortured in the unimaginalble way , don’t deserve our respect ! it’s the way I think !! I am very sorry that the big city like Houston does nothing to express its opinion about this very painful problem !! Houston should know that if Houston condemn this archaic and barbaric practic, they will raise their consider everywhere in the world, where this meat trade is banned !!

  4. patty
    pattyMay 8,17

    There are no words to describe the disgusting people in Korea China and all over these Asian nations. This is sooo wrong…You will soon answer to God Almighty for your transgressions. The beautiful innocent animals that you are torturing are Gods creatures and loving companions to mankind. They are so smart and should have a voice to protest this horrible practice. You will all suffer the pain you put these animals through!!! God will answer my prayers and I hope they will live to regret their actions and be made to suffer what these innocent animals suffer….You are a sick and mentally twisted devil possessed people and will go to hell for what you make these animals go through.

    • rose brooks
      rose brooksMay 15,17

      Patty, I could not agree more. It’s an appalling inhumane business superceding even medieval forms of torture. These are mindless and backward neanderthals, can’t s. korea enforce the laws they have and get rid of this sub-human scum?

  5. paula Dias
    paula DiasMay 9,17

    Please STOP this evil cruelty horror against this animals this a big shame for this country to tolerate this barbaris and agony against the animals
    please see this films and let your consciens talk against this evil barbarism dont tolerate this any more

  6. Sandra Borger
    Sandra BorgerMay 16,17

    Millions of sensitive animals are to be allowed to live without pain! Their flesh shall be a poison to all people, eating this, cursed animal-eaters!

  7. amit das
    amit dasMay 17,17

    These Koreans are followers of Satan devil inhumane

  8. alessandra
    alessandraMay 18,17

    aiutiamo tutti gli animali che soffrono per la crudeltà degli uomini

  9. Tiffanie bonney
    Tiffanie bonneyFebruary 4,22

    Eye for an eye! You get back what you do to others! Cowards! Try to pick on someone that isn’t caged, tied up, scared, or hurt! You can’t or you’d get your ass beat and you know it! God has a place for you and it’s a life of torture like you’ve done to others and more so, you’ll get yours.. you’re not getting away with anything! God makes Sure of this!

  10. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenFebruary 4,22

    Kamalaa mitä te teette, syötte toisten lemmikkejä, olette piruja joiden pitäisi kuolla !

  11. Lorraine
    LorraineFebruary 7,22

    Please save these dogs, this is animal abuse if you want them, please send them to another country, so they can be rehomed. Do not kill them and eat them. I have never seen such cruelty to animals like this, it made sick. This has to stop, so please please stop it now.

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