Incheon Namdong-gu, South Korea – Whanganui, New Zealand

Mayor Hamish McDouall of Whanganui, New Zealand: Tell Incheon Namdong-gu, South Korea, No Ties until They End the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Incheon Namdong District Mayor Suck-Hyun Jang

Incheon Namdong District Mayor Suck-Hyun Jang

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.

Whanganui, New Zealand is considering forming a sister city or similar relationships with Incheon Namdong-gu. Click HERE to learn more.

In Incheon Namdong-gu, 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 public and in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry and are subject to the same cruelty.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Incheon Namdong-gu’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 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.”

The searches resulted in dozens of 218 Health Food Centers; and 83 restaurants in the vicinity of Incheon Namdong District.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be in the vicinity of Incheon Namdong-gu to supply these outlets.

Friendship City Campaign - Incheon Namdong District, South Korea – Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Friendship City Campaign - Incheon Namdong District, South Korea – Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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 Whanganui Mayor TODAY!

  • Send Email:
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  • Send letter (Use the below-suggested message below):
    Mayor’s Office
    Whanganui District Council
    PO Box 637, Whanganui 4540
    New Zealand

    Send a copy of your letter to Incheon Namdong-gu Mayor Suck-Hyun Jang:
    Mayor Suck-Hyun Jang
    Incheon Namdong District Government
    633 Sorae-ro, Namdong-gu, Incheon, Gyeonggi-do
    Postal Code 21589
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    장석현 남동구청장
    인천 남동구청
    21589 인천광역시 남동구 소래로 633(만수동)
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page:
    Mayor Hamish McDouall
    Incheon Namdong-gu

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message

    Dear Mayor McDouall and the District Council members,

    We understand that you are considering ways to form mutually productive and positive relationships with Incheon Namdong-gu District in South Korea, for example: creating a sister city relationship.

    Before taking further steps towards creating any such opportunities, we ask you to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry:

    Do you think that your citizens would benefit from forming a cultural relationship with a city that is profoundly indifferent to the horrific cruelty being carried out within it? If cities within South Korea are sincere in wishing to form any positive relationships with cities such as yours, then they must prove their sincerity by taking immediate steps to ban the sale or consumption of dog and cat meat products, and they must close down all their illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers, and restaurants that serve these animal products.

    We are asking for your help: please contact Incheon Namdong-gu and let them know that you would not be willing to form any relationship whilst the horrendous dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress.
    The favor of your reply is requested.
    Thank you,

    [Your Name & City/Country]

  • Call the Mayor’s Office: 027 407 6516

    Suggested phone message

    Hello, I’m calling to speak to someone in the Mayor’s Office to ask for their help on an important issue regarding new business and cultural relationship opportunities that are being considered with Incheon Namdong-gu District in South Korea.

    If I could explain: dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in that city, regardless of the fact that it is illegal under South Korean Law – but the laws are not enforced, despite the growing opposition from pet owners across South Korea, and throughout the world.

    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, before any relationship is formed, your city would wish to be made aware of this issue, as you would not want to be affiliated with a city 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.

    So, I am asking you to please speak with your counterparts in Incheon Namdong-gu 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

    .@SmartIncheon .@Power_Namdong .@ggholic .@WhanganuiDC Mayor McDouall: Tell Incheon Namdong-gu, South Korea, No Partnership until They End the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats

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