Friendship City Campaign – Seoul, South Korea – Los Angeles, California

Campaign updated on January 31, 2022. (Click HERE for the Previous campaign.)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti: Tell your Friendship City, Seoul, 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.

Seoul became a Friendship City with Los Angeles, California in 2006.

In Seoul, 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.

Video: ‘Street of Horror’ Dog slaughterhouses in the heart of Seoul

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 Seoul’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 many hundreds of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in Seoul.

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 Seoul 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. Rosana Trevisan
    Rosana TrevisanJanuary 31,22


  2. Leah Jordan ross
    Leah Jordan rossFebruary 2,22

    Please please stop torturing and eating dogs and cats. A society can not call itself civilized until it realizes that God put these innocent
    Animals here to be our best friends and nurturers for all humankind. My God, I will never go to or support or buy anything made there
    Until you people wake up and know that How you treat the least of these is how You are in fact treating your God!

  3. Jane
    JaneFebruary 6,22

    Emails and tweet sent, thank you for continuing to help us to do this. We must keep fighting for the animals.

  4. Alessandra Trois
    Alessandra TroisFebruary 18,22

    Grazie per il vstro impegno

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