Friendship City Campaign – Seoul, South Korea – London, UK

London: 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 London, UK, in 2015.

Friendship City agreement signing ceremony of Seoul, South Korea, and London, UK, 4/3/2017.

In Seoul, there are numerous 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

Dogs after fur are removed by machine.
After the slaughter, dogs are put in boiling water, then put in a rotating machine to remove fur.
This machine is called “Doldol” or “Tongdol.”
  1. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenMay 8,22

    Olette hirviöitä kun syötte lemmikkejä, mädäntykää helvetissä !!!

  2. Tina Dunleavy
    Tina DunleavyMay 8,22

    Sent all the emails to London government and the form to the mayor. Thank you for sharing these contacts I will keep them for future reference as I live in London. Will share any responses I receive with you. Interested to see who will actually respond

    • team teamMay 9,22

      Thank you, Tina!

  3. Caroline Malham
    Caroline MalhamMay 20,22

    This is barbaric. I cannot watch footage of this severe cruelty. It has to stop for there is no need for it and the conditions these poor dogs and cats are kept in is simply hell on earth and what they face. I really don’t know how they can live with themselves knowing what their doing these lovely animals. It has to stop and not allowing any more breeding for these purposes. Humans are the root of all evil.

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