Friendship City Campaign – Taebaek, South Korea – Zakynthos, Greece

Zakynthos, Greece: Tell your Friendship City, Taebaek, South Korea, that you are opposed to the torture and consumption of dogs and cats.

Taebaek Mayor Ryu Tae-Ho

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.

Taebaek became Friendship City with Zakynthos, Greece, in 2016.

In Taebaek, 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 in Korea, 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: South Korean Dog Meat Industry, tragedy in Gangwon-do Province. Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE).

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Taebaek’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 dozens of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in Taebaek.

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 Taebaek 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

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

  1. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonJune 8,22

    This is MURDER and it has to end NOW. Innocent Animals are being slaughtered for human consumption. It is barbaric and it is illegal and has to end NOW.

  2. Helena
    HelenaJune 9,22


  3. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenJune 14,22

    Lopettakaa tuo kamala julmuus lemmikeille heti!!! Olette hirvioitä ! Murder , pet is not food !

  4. Sher
    SherJune 15,22

    These people are beyond ignorant, sadistic and repulsive!!!! It’s hard to even look at them because they are so cruel to helpless animals! Ban them from all participation in the civilized world!!!! They are a dark, demonic society!!!!

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