Friendship State Campaign – Gangwon-do, South Korea – Veneto Region, Italy

President Luca Zaia of Veneto, Italy: Tell Friendship State, Gangwon-do, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Gangwon-do Governor Moon-Soon Choi

Gangwon-do Governor Moon-Soon Choi

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.

Gangwon-do became Friendship State with Veneto Region of Italy in 2011.

In Gangwon-do, 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 public and in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry, and are subjected to the same cruelty.


A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Gangwon-do’s dog meat demand.

Health Food Center in Gangwon ProvinceShown below are two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first one was for so-called “Health Food Shops” 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”.

The searches resulted in: 749 Health Food Centers; and 303 restaurants in the vicinity of Gangwon-do Province.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, just imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in the vicinity of Gangwon-do Province in order to supply all of these outlets.

Friendship State Campaign - Gangwon Province, South Korea – Illinois

Friendship State Campaign - Gangwon Province, South Korea – Illinois
There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored .

Please sign petition, call, write and email the President of Veneto Region TODAY!

President of Veneto Region, Italy Luca Zaia

President of Veneto Region, Italy Luca Zaia

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