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Friendship City Campaign – Seongnam, South Korea – Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy: Tell your Friendship City, Seongnam, South Korea, that you oppose 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.

Seongnam Mayor Shin Sang-jin

Seongnam became a Friendship City with Bologna, Italy, in 2015.

Moran Market in Seongnam is the largest dog meat market in South Korea. In Seongnam, 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.

LCA/ALW’s 5-month Investigation into Seongnam Moran Market Exposes the Ongoing Cruelty of the Dog Meat Trade

Photo: Dog slaughterhouse in Taepyeong-dong, Seongnam, CARE.

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

Five animal rights organizations, including ARK119, together held an Anti-Dog Meat Protest at the Seongnam Moran Dog Meat Market (the largest dog meat market in South Korea) on July 9, 2022.

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

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 Seongnam to supply all of 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. Phala Bowles
    Phala BowlesMay 12,22

    Stop this evil

  2. Sue
    SueMay 15,22

    Emails sent

  3. mizuki doro
    mizuki doroJuly 14,22

    Emails sent and hope that this helps in some way

  4. jheng corpuz
    jheng corpuzJuly 14,22

    Please stop animal abuse.

  5. Sher
    SherJuly 15,22

    Pathetic, ignorant, sadistic people!!! Disgusting and shameful! Advance into a civilized society. The world is repulsed by your satanic animal torture!!!!!!! There’s nothing uglier than peopl who lack compassion!!!!!

  6. Urszula Lund
    Urszula LundJuly 15,22

    BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT this disgusting nation of sadistic psychopaths bestially killing and eating our family members – cats and dogs!!!

    DON’T BUY anything that was made by these BLOOD-SOAKED hands of DOG an CAT TORTURERS!!!!!!!!!!

    People of UKRAINE do their best to SAVE thousands of pets, cats and dogs, from the BLOODY WAR because pets are family members! At the same time SOUTH-KOREA BESTIALLY MURDERS our FAMILY MEMBERS, cats and dogs! HOW DISGUSTING and DISRESPECTFUL of SOUTH-KOREA!

    I’ll remind you that DOGS and CATS are MAN’S BEST FRIENDS SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL AND YOUR SICKENING MANNER TO HORRIFICALLY ABUSE, TORTURE AND KILL THESE LOVING, INNOCENT AND DEFENSELESS ANIMALS MAKE SOUTH KOREA THE MOST HATED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD! You INSULT PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD WHO HAVE DOGS AND CATS AS THEIR MOST BELOVED FAMILY MEMBERS! THE WHOLE WORLD WATCHES YOU AND HATES YOU !!! STOP THIS SADISM and CLOSE THE DOG MEAT TRADE NOW! SHAME on sickening and disgusting South-Korea! YOU ARE SADISTIC ANIMAL-HATERS and disgusting sadistic psychopaths!!! South-Koreans are LOWLIFE HUMAN SCUM, they don’t deserve life on this planet, these mentally-sick bastards. I PUKE at the very mention of South-Korea!!!!!!

  7. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenJuly 15,22

    Lopettakaa heti tuo julmuus lemmikeille, ne eivät ole syötävää vaan rakastettavaia lemmikkejä ! Olette hirviöitä !!!! Lopettakaa heti !!!

  8. jean Brook
    jean BrookJuly 19,22

    I am dumbfounded and bloody disgusted this still happens today and in this day and age. Dogs are the most caring loving family members and people in war in Ukraine are doing everything to save their family pets reaching out to anyone who is watching yet KOREA has a sickening record of torturing these beautiful family pets and cats who suffer unimaginable cruelty. YOU ARE NOT STARVING there is no reason for this cruelty to take place not only that the way you do this to these beautiful animals I don’t think anyone with a heart or a soul would do what you do !! STOP this shameful cruel practice now I already support SOI DOG and ANIMLAS ASIA because of the appalling record you all have against animals, bear bile farms, dog and cat meat industry its sickening that is why I will never stop supporting these causes until you inhumane people stop abusing animals in the most horrific ways. Most Indigenous people all over the world always have dogs within their tribes in Australia and the Americas the Inuit’s dogs weren’t just pets but members of the tribe. STOP THE ABUSE NOW you disgust me how you can eat cats and dogs is beyond normal comprehension

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