Friendship City Campaign – Jeonju, South Korea – Florence, Italy

This campaign replaces our previous campaign. 👉 Click HERE to see our previous campaign.

Florence, Italy: Tell Friendship City, Jeonju, South Korea, that you oppose the torture, killing, 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.

Jeonju became a Friendship city to Florence, Italy, in 2007.

Jeonju Mayor Song Ha-jin and Florence Mayor Leonardo Domenici signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at Florence City Hall on 3/28/2007. Jeonbukilbo News.

In Jeonju, there are numerous dog meat restaurants and businesses that commonly sell products made with dogs. 👉 Click HERE to see “CARE raids dog farms and slaughterhouses in Jeonju that kills dogs by sticking a knife into the neck and let them bleed to death in agony.” In the numerous dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets, and restaurants, 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: Illegal dog farms in the city(Jeonju)… even extremely cruel slaughter (도심 속 무허가 개 농장…잔혹한 도살까지) YTN.
👉 Scene of brutal slaughter (Warning: Graphic Violence)

Video: CARE and Watchdog raid dog farms and slaughterhouse in Jeonju that kills dogs by sticking a knife into the neck and let them bleed to death in agony.

Video: A dog farm and slaughterhouse in Jeonju, South Korea. Watchdog.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Jeonju’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 dozens of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in Jeonju.

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 Jeonju 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

  • ☎️ Call the Florence mayor.

    Phone 055 276 8028
    Fax 055 262 5050

  • ☎️ 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 your Friendship City, Jeonju, in South Korea.

    If I could explain, Jeonju’s massive dog meat industry is brutalizing and inflicting indescribable cruelty against the hundreds of thousands of dogs in that city, 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. And I believe that 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.

    These illegal trades are being allowed to continue by Jeonju authorities – even though there is growing opposition from pet guardians across South Korea and worldwide.

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

    This is the time to make a change; this is the time to stop the illegal, inhumane, and unnecessary cruelty. I know 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!
    .@comunefi .@DarioNardella .@smartjeonju .@jeonbukstar #Jeollabukdo #Florence: Tell Friendship City #Jeonju #SouthKorea, that you oppose the torture, killing, and consumption of #dogs #cats. #dogmeat #catmeat 😢 🐾

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  1. Anne
    AnneDecember 26,23

    saatana sikiöt olette häpeäksi koko maailmalle. loppu lemmikkieläinten kituutus, murhaaminen ja vielä sairaampi on heidän syönti.😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

  2. Urszula Lund
    Urszula LundDecember 26,23

    HOW LONG will the WORLD watch unspeakable tortures inflicted on dogs and cats at South Korea’s dog-meat markets and do nothing about it. How can you talk about “peace” and “democracy” while shocking horrors are regularly committed on defenseless, loving and innocent animals in front of your eyes! Skinning dogs and cats alive, cooking them alive and other appalling tortures shall NOT BE SILENCED, but openly directed to the South-Korean President. We live in 2023 and this abomination must end!
    Those who visit this COUNTRY of HORRORS have the obligation to scrutinize its shocking ways of animal abuse and TAKE ACTION!

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