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 and around 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 and around 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

  • Click HERE to send an online message to the Premier.
  • Send Email:;;;;;;;;;;;;;,,;;;;;;;;
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):

    Premier of Queensland
    PO Box 15185
    City East
    Queensland 4002

    Send a copy of your letter to Gyeongsangnam-do Province The Acting Governor Kyung-Ho Han:
    The Acting Governor Kyung-Ho Han
    Gyeongsangnam-do Provincial Government
    300 Jungang-daero, Uichang-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
    Postal Code 51154
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    한경호 경상남도지사 권한대행님
    (우 51154) 경상남도 창원시 의창구 중앙대로 300
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page:
    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Gyeongsangnam-do Province

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message

    Dear Hon. Premier Palaszczuk and the cabinet members,

    We ask you to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry:

    Do you think that Queensland should be a Friendship State to any state that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Gyeongsangnam-do Province Acting Governor Kyung-Ho Han to close down all those illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers, and restaurants that serve these animal products. An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress:
    The favor of your reply is requested.
    Thank you,

    [Your Name & State/Country]

  • Call the Premier’s Office: Phone: (07) 3719 7000
    Fax: (07) 3737 2109

    Suggested phone message

    Hello, I’m calling to speak to someone in the Premier’s Office to ask for their help on an important issue regarding your Friendship State, Gyeongsangnam-do Province in South Korea.

    If I could explain: dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in that province, regardless of the fact that it is illegal under South Korean Law – but the laws are not enforced. The dog and cat meat trades involve extreme and widespread animal cruelty, and the animals suffer unimaginable pain and distress. They cannot speak for themselves which is why I am calling on their behalf. And, I believe that your state would wish to be made aware of this issue, as they would not want to be affiliated with a province where illegal and immoral torture is being carried out on any animal, and particularly not on ones that are loyal, trusting creatures, which look up to us humans as their guardians.

    These illegal trades are being allowed to continue by Korean authorities – even though there is growing opposition from pet owners across South Korea, and throughout the world.

    So, I am asking you to please speak with your counterparts in Gyeongsangnam-do Province to urge them to enforce their own laws, not ignore them, and to show compassion to their companion animals, and also respect to their own citizens, by bringing these trades to an end.

    With the Winter Olympics coming up in 2018, this is the time to make change; this is the time to stop the illegal, inhumane and unnecessary cruelty. I know that South Korea has many beautiful, admirable and noble practices and customs worth preserving, but this is not one of them.

    Thank you for your time and understanding.

  • Send a Twitter message!

    Suggested Twitter text

    .@gyeongnamdo .@AnnastaciaMP Plz Urge Friendship State Gyeongsangnam-do, SouthKorea-Stop torture/eating dogs & cats!

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