Friendship State Campaign – Gyeongsangnam-do Province, South Korea – Queensland, Australia

Premier of Queensland Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk: Tell Friendship State, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

The Acting Governor of Gyeongsangnam-do Province Kyung-Ho Han

The Acting Governor of Gyeongsangnam-do Province Kyung-Ho Han

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.

Gyeongsangnam-do Province became Friendship State with Queensland in 2008.

In Gyeongsangnam-do Province, 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 Gyeongsangnam-do Province’s dog meat demand.

Shown 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: 1,148 Health Food Shops; and 232 restaurants in the vicinity of Gyeongsangnam-do Province.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Shops 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 Gyeongsangnam-do Province in order to supply all of these outlets.

Gyeongsangnam-do Province Dog Meat Industry Map

Gyeongsangnam-do Province Dog Meat Industry Map

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 Queensland Premier TODAY!

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

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