[Campaign Replaced] Sister City Campaign – Incheon, South Korea – Burbank
Click HERE for the new campaign page updated on January 17, 2022.
[Update] August 8, 2018: Burbank Mayor Gabel-Luddy and Council Member Murphy respond to ‘Call to Action’ against the dog meat trade
The Los Angeles Times reported, on August 3, 2018, that “Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy and Councilman Tim Murphy will be sending a letter to the mayor of Incheon, South Korea, regarding the recent controversial issue involving the killing of dogs for meat consumption.” Click HERE to learn more.
[Update] July 16, 2018: Council member Timothy Murphy of Burbank responds to call to action against the dog meat trade
Click HERE to learn more.
Mayor of Burbank: Tell Sister City, Incheon, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to 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.
In South Korea, home to global companies such as Hyundai, Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK, and POSCO, an estimated 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year because of the greed of dog eaters and the dog meat industry, and the profound indifference of the majority of South Koreans who does nothing to stop this. One of the cities which supports the illegal mass breeding and brutal slaughter of dogs for human consumption is Incheon.
Have you ever wondered what Hell is like? Watch the videos below from dog farms and slaughterhouses in Incheon. There are no words to describe the daily horror of these “Hell On Earth.” And there are so many dog restaurants, slaughterhouses, farms and meat markets like these all around Incheon.
Countless dog farms and slaughterhouses are scattered throughout Incheon and they truly are hell on earth for the defenseless dogs suffering there. Man’s best friend exists for their entire lives in squalid, feces encrusted raised wire cages in utter misery only to be slaughtered in the most horrific ways – by electrocution, a hammer blow to the neck, being hung or beaten, bleeding to death from a slashed throat, being burned to death from a blowtorch, or thrown into a vat of boiling water while still alive.
A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Incheon’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.”
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 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
- No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
- Send an email to Mayor and the Burbank City Elected Officials. (Use the below-suggested message or petition for email text) Updated 7/24/21.
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- Call the Mayor’s Office!
Voice Mail: (818) 238-5750
Fax: (818) 238-5757
- Send a Twitter message!
.@SmartIncheon .@parknamchun .@BurbankCA Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy, Plz urge Sister City Incheon – stop torturing and killing dogs https://goo.gl/562D16
- Send a letter! (Use the below-suggested message or petition for letter text):
Office of the Mayor
Burbank City Hall
275 East Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91502 USA
Send a copy of your letter to the Incheon Mayor Park Nam-Chun!
Mayor Park Nam-Chun
Incheon Metropolitan City
29, Jeonggak-ro, Namdong-gu
Address in Korean:
21554 인천광역시 남동구 정각로 29
Dear Mayor Sharon Springer and the members of the Burbank city council:
Please watch the below videos from dog farm/slaughterhouses in Incheon, South Korea: https://youtu.be/rq5-YeKf3jc, https://youtu.be/ldblUoQ2tvo, https://youtu.be/DplnaPSUKFQ, https://youtu.be/QmTKI4sclCQ.
Also watch the below undercover video from the South Korea’s dog meat industry: https://youtu.be/_ZVQjgGb4RQ
Do you think Burbank should be a Sister City to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Incheon Mayor Park Nam-Chun 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 South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress: https://www.change.org/p/burbank-mayor-the-hon-emily-gabel-luddy-tell-sister-city-incheon-south-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-and-consumption-of-dogs-and-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
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