Friendship State Campaign – Gyeonggi Province, South Korea – Free State of Bavaria, Germany

Free State of Bavaria, Germany: Tell your Friendship State, Gyeonggi Province, 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.

Gyeonggi-do Governor Lee Jae-Myung

Gyeonggi Province became a Friendship State with the Free State of Bavaria, Germany, in 2016.

In Gyeonggi province, there are countless 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.

Videos: KARA: Working to shut down notorious and illegal Paju “edible dog” auction house., Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA)

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 Gyeonggi Province’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 thousands of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in Gyeonggi Province.

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 Gyeonggi Province 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

  • 📬 Send a letter (Use the below-suggested message or petition):

    Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder
    Bavarian State Chancellery
    PO Box 220011
    80535 Munich

    Send a copy of your letter to Gyeonggi Province:
    Governor Lee Jae-Myung
    Gyeonggi Province
    1 Hyowon-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do
    Postal Code 16444
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    이재명 경기도지사님
    (16444)경기도 수원시 팔달구 효원로 1
    South Korea

  • Suggested message

    Subject: Free State of Bavaria: Tell your Friendship State, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, that you are opposed to the torture and consumption of dogs and cats.

    Dear Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder, State Parliament President Ilse Aigner, and the State Parliament members,

    We ask you to please watch the videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry:
    Part 1 of 2:
    Part 2 of 2:

    Do you think Bavaria should be a Friendship State with any state that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten by people?

    Gyeonggi Province is the largest dog meat supplier and consumption province in South Korea. There are thousands of dog farms, dog slaughterhouses, dog meat restaurants, and so-called “Health Centers” serving soup made of dog meat as an elixir. Dogs suffer their entire lives in filthy, feces encrusted raised wire cages in utter misery, only to be slaughtered in the most horrific ways. They are killed by electrocution, hammer strikes to their head and necks, being hung, being beaten to death, having their throats slit, being burned alive with a blowtorch, or thrown into a vat of boiling water while still alive. In many places in Gyeonggi Province, dogs are killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs who tremble with terror. These poor dogs are often burned alive in their cages, unable to escape. Also, people’s beloved pets are often stolen and sold to these businesses, where they meet the same horrific fate. Dogs and puppies who died of diseases are tossed away like garbage, often left in front of cages to rot while the mother dogs watch and cry out in despair for their dead babies.

    The Korean internet searches resulted in thousands of Health Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju) and dog meat restaurants in Gyeonggi Province.

    Would you please urge Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-Myung to close down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers, and restaurants that serve their products? An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous dog and cat meat cruelty in Gyeonggi Province is in progress:

    On behalf of all the animals suffering unimaginable cruelty in the dog and cat meat industry, we thank you and await your reply.


    Name, City, Country

    Suggested message in German

    Ministerpräsident von Bayern, Herr Dr. Markus Söder: Bitte teilen Sie Ihrem Freundschaftsstaat, Provinz Gyeonggi, Südkorea, mit, dass Sie die Folter und den Verzehr von Hunden und Katzen ablehnen.

    Sehr geehrter Herr Ministerpräsident Dr. Markus Söder,
    Sehr geehrte Frau Landtagspräsidentin Ilse Aigner,
    Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

    Wir möchten Sie bitten, sich die Videos der südkoreanischen Hundefleischindustrie anzusehen:
    Teil 1 von 2:
    Teil 2 von 2:

    Glauben Sie, Bayern sollte ein Freundschaftsstaat von einer Provinz sein, die es zulässt, dass Hunde und Katzen von Menschen gequält und verzehrt werden?

    Die Provinz Gyeonggi ist der größte Hundefleischlieferant und die größte Verbraucherprovinz in Südkorea. Es gibt Tausende von Hundefarmen, Hundeschlachthöfen, Hundefleischrestaurants und sogenannten „Gesundheitszentren“, in denen Hundefleischsuppe als Elixier serviert wird. Hunde leiden ihr ganzes Leben lang in dreckigen, mit Fäkalien verkrusteten Drahtkäfigen in äußerstem Elend, nur um auf die grausamste Art und Weise geschlachtet zu werden. Sie werden durch Stromschlag, Hammerschläge auf Kopf und Hals getötet, aufgehängt, zu Tode geprügelt, ihnen wird die Kehle durchgeschnitten, sie werden mit einer Lötlampe bei lebendigem Leib verbrannt oder sie werden noch am Leben in einen Bottich mit kochendem Wasser geworfen. An vielen Orten in der Provinz Gyeonggi werden Hunde vor den Augen anderer verängstigter, eingesperrter Hunde getötet, die vor Entsetzen zittern. Diese armen Hunde werden oft lebendig in ihren Käfigen verbrannt und können nicht entkommen. Außerdem werden die geliebten Haustiere der Menschen oft gestohlen und an diese Unternehmen verkauft, wo sie dasselbe schreckliche Schicksal erleiden. Hunde und Welpen, die an Krankheiten gestorben sind, werden wie Müll weggeworfen und oft vor Käfigen zurückgelassen, wo sie verrotten, während die Mutterhunde zusehen und verzweifelt nach ihren toten Babys schreien.

    Die koreanischen Internetrecherchen führten zu Tausenden von Gesundheitszentren, die üblicherweise Hunde-/Katzenelixiere (auch bekannt als Hunde-Soju und Katzen-Soju) und Hundefleischrestaurants in der Provinz Gyeonggi verkaufen.

    Würden Sie bitte den Gouverneur der Provinz Gyeonggi, Lee Jae-Myung, auffordern, alle illegalen Hundefarmen und Schlachthöfe, Märkte, Trucker und Restaurants, die ihre Produkte anbieten, zu schließen? Eine Online-Petition, die um Ihre Unterstützung bei der Beendigung der grausamen Hunde- und Katzenfleischquälerei in der Provinz Gyeonggi bittet, ist in Arbeit:

    Im Namen aller Tiere, die unvorstellbare Grausamkeiten in der Hunde- und Katzenfleischindustrie erleiden, danken wir Ihnen und erwarten Ihre Antwort.

    Freundliche Grüsse,

    Name, City, Country

  • ☎️ Call the Bavaria government: +011 49 89 12 22 20 (Calling from the United States)
  • Suggested phone message

    Hello, I’m calling to speak to someone in the Bavaria Prime Minister’s office to ask for their help on an important issue regarding your Friendship State, Gyeonggi Province in South Korea.

    If I could explain: Dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in that province, even though 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, so I am calling on their behalf. And, I believe that your state would wish to be made aware of this issue, as you would not want to affiliate 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.

    This illegal industry is being allowed to continue by Gyeonggi Province authorities – even though there is growing opposition from pet owners across South Korea and worldwide.

    So, I am asking you to please speak with your counterparts in Gyeonggi Province to urge them to enforce their laws, not ignore them, show compassion to their companion animals, and respect their citizens by bringing this cruel industry to an end.

    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!

    .@ggholic .@Jaemyung_Lee .@Markus_Soeder .@MelanieHuml Tell Friendship State #Gyeonggi Province #SouthKorea that you are opposed to torture/consumption of #dogmeat #catmeat 🐾😢 😭 📣
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  1. Rosana Trevisan
    Rosana TrevisanApril 29,22


  2. Ewa Perczak
    Ewa PerczakApril 29,22

    encore et encore !!! quelle horreur !!! mais quand ça va s’arrêter ? !!! vivons nous vraiment avec des monstres ? !!!

  3. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenApril 29,22

    Lopettakaa tuo kauhea julmuus lemmikeille !!!! Ne eivät ole syötäviä vaan rakastettavia lemmikkejä olette hirviöitä !

  4. Ellen baer
    Ellen baerApril 30,22

    The treatment of these animals is disturbing, disgusting, and cruel. No civilized country would treat animals so poorly. I cannot understand why anyone would want to be associated with people who consciously treat these dogs and cats so horrifically. There is no excuse for it.

  5. Eva Anderson-Hanhineva
    Eva Anderson-HanhinevaMay 6,22

    Let these wonderful animals be spared horrible people, they belong in God’s creation.

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