Friendship State Campaign – Gyeonggi Province, South Korea – California

Updated on 12/7/2021.

California Governor Gavin Newsom: 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 California in 2010.

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.

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

  1. Anthony
    AnthonyDecember 7,21

    It’s unbelievable that in the 21st century there are humans that can inflict this applying cruelty to innocent animals, these people are without any humanity
    Compassion or feelings of any kind. They will surely go to hell.

  2. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenDecember 8,21

    It’s unbelievable that in the 21st century there are humans that can inflict this applying cruelty to innocent animals, these people are without any humanity
    Compassion or feelings of any kind. They will surely go to hell.

    [email protected]December 8,21

    This is barbaric and has to end NOW. Shut down these illegal farms NOW

  4. Ewa Perczak
    Ewa PerczakDecember 8,21

    unbelievable ! impossible ! but I see that what is unimaginable for us, is perfectly correct for them ! where is the so evolved country ? !!!!

  5. catherine
    catherineDecember 8,21

    appalling cruelty indeed! These are despicable persons who behave like that !

  6. monique gonnet
    monique gonnetDecember 8,21

    Assez de cette horreur qui nous mène à toutes ces pandémies

  7. Silvia
    SilviaDecember 8,21

    Dejar de comer carne de perro y de gato,es que no me lo puedo creer que podáis comer cualquier cosa .
    No entiendo como no se prohíbe una vez por todas,toda esa crueldad.
    Personas sin sentimientos…

  8. Sue
    SueDecember 9,21

    I am unable to send the email as there are too many contacts to send CC’s to. will not allow this many recipients.

    • team teamDecember 9,21

      Dear Sue,
      Please open an email account with Gmail. You can send hundreds of emails at once with Gmail.
      If you prefer to send using Outlook, you can break the email list down into groups and send them in batches.
      I hope this helps.
      Thank you.

  9. Trevor Peckham-Cooper
    Trevor Peckham-CooperDecember 9,21


  10. Sharon Kahn
    Sharon KahnDecember 9,21

    It is time for this country to EVOLVE, these innocent creatures are the most sentient and loyal beings on Earth, it is urgent to stop these cruel practices!

  11. Michelle C Zellers
    Michelle C ZellersDecember 9,21

    This is BULLSHIT that this is going on! These people are sick mentally and need to get put into jail for animal cruelty!!!! Screw your religion!!!! This is for all of the animals that are being tortured and killed for fucking food. GO FIND ANOTHER hobby!!!

  12. Brenda Kaye Hixenbaugh
    Brenda Kaye HixenbaughDecember 10,21

    Anyone with any humanity would not align themselves with such inhuman monsters as the Gyeonggi. This has got o be one of the most vile places in the world and they have no excuse for the pain, suffering, torture, and brutality that is inflicted upon these helpless innocent canines. How in God’s name can California be friends with such cruel inhuman monsters? How? How can anyone sleep knowing what is happening o these poor things, the inhuman cruelty. It is beyond my comprehension and breaks my heart. Please separate yourselves from the violist of imitation human beings and find some help for their victims, please find a way to save them, please.

  13. Darla Grove
    Darla GroveDecember 10,21

    The torture and consumption of cats and dogs must stop now. Please!

  14. Jamie Mazza
    Jamie MazzaDecember 12,21

    Stop this barbaric why of treated any animals and close theses holes down

  15. Darla Grove
    Darla GroveDecember 19,21

    This is hell on earth. No animal should be treated or tortured. Please stop the consumption of cats and dogs now!

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