URGENT CALL FOR ACTION!!! LA Council introduces a resolution asking South Korea to stop the dog meat trade!
[Update July 18, 2019] It’s official! Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti approved the “Dog Meat Resolution”.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti approved the City Council Resolution which asks the governments of China, Vietnam, South Korea, Cambodia, and Indonesia to ban the sale of dog meat and to enforce their animal cruelty laws! Now it’s official position of the city of Los Angeles!!
This is a significant development as Los Angeles is a big trading partner with Korea and I am sure with these other countries named on this resolution as well. LA also has the largest population of Koreans in US. A big thank you goes out to Mr. Jeffrey Mausner and to all the members of the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils for their efforts to make this possible. Thank you also to our supporters who have taken actions to voice your support.
[Update July 3, 2019] The City Council of Los Angeles (LA) voted on this resolution today and they passed it unanimously.
YAY!!! We are so happy the resolution unanimously passed the City Council today (13 Yes, 0 No, and 2 absent). A big thank you goes out to Mr. Jeffrey Mausner for speaking at the council meeting today and to all the members of the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils for their efforts to make this possible. Also we are grateful to all council members who voted for this important resolution.
Click HERE to watch the council meeting. Scroll down on the bottom of the video screen to Item 46.
ITEM NO. (46) – 19-0002-S101 COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST (CLA) and RESOLUTION (BLUMENFIELD – RYU) relative to establishing the City’s position regarding the sale of dog meat.
As Mr. Mausner stated in the meeting, more than 500 people submitted comments supporting the resolution.
This resolution is subject to the concurrence of Mayor Eric Garcetti. Click HERE to watch the website and see when the Mayor approves the resolution and the City Council action becomes final.
In the column on the left, you’ll first see: “City Clerk transmitted file to Mayor. Last day for Mayor to act is _____.”
When the Mayor approves the resolution, the site will say: “Mayor transmitted Council File to City Clerk.”
Shortly after that you’ll see the following: “Council action final.”
We hope that Mayor Garcetti approves this resolution that will have tremendous impact on the millions of dogs in these dog eating countries.
It is our hope that other city governments will follow LA’s example, and that the US government will speak out more forcefully against the cruelty of the dog meat trade.
Mr. Jeffrey Mausner (Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils Liaison to the Los Angeles Animal Services Department) has reported on June 17, 2019: “On June 5, a resolution was introduced in the Los Angeles City Council, asking the governments of China, Vietnam, South Korea, Cambodia, and Indonesia to ban the sale of dog meat and to enforce their animal cruelty laws. The resolution was introduced by Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, a very strong advocate for animal welfare, and seconded by Councilmember David Ryu, one of the most influential Korean American office holders in the country.”
Mr. Mausner reported that “This pending City Council resolution grew out of a resolution passed by the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC), which consists of representatives of all 34 Neighborhood Councils in the San Fernando Valley.”
He also mentioned South Korea’s “very close ties to Los Angeles” and the Los Angeles sister city – Busan. We have campaigned to urge Los Angeles to speak out against the cruelty of its sister city and other friendship cities in Korea. Click HERE to see our campaigns.
Click HERE to learn more and take actions.
Call for Action
We are sharing the below call for action from the Mr. Mausner’s article.
- Click HERE to Submit comments in support of the City Council Resolution.
I strongly support the resolution 19-0002-S101 asking the governments of China, Vietnam, South Korea, Cambodia, and Indonesia to ban the sale of dog meat and to enforce their animal protection laws. Thank you for working to stop this cruelty!
- Send emails to the City Council members in support of the City Council Resolution, CF 19-0002-S101.
firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; councilmember.Krekorian@lacity.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Councilmember.Rodriguez@lacity.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; councilmember.Smith@lacity.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
- Call City Council members in support of the City Council Resolution, CF 19-0002-S101. Click HERE for their phone numbers.
Mayor Eric Garcetti (213) 978-0600
1. Gilbert Cedillo (213) 473-7001
2. Paul Krekorian (213) 473-7002
3. Bob Blumenfield (213) 473-7003
4. David E. Ryu (213) 473-7004
5. Paul Koretz (213) 473-7005
6. Nury Martinez (213) 473-7006
7. Monica Rodriguez (213) 473-7007
8. Marqueece Harris-Dawson (213) 473-7008
9. Curren D. Price, Jr. (213) 473-7009
10. Herb J. Wesson, Jr. (213) 473-7010
11. Mike Bonin (213) 473-7011
12. Greig Smith (818) 882-1212
13. Mitch O’Farrell (213) 473-7013
14. Jose Huizar (213) 473-7014
15. Joe Buscaino (213) 473-7015
Suggested phone message
I am calling to express my strong support for resolution 19-0002-S101 asking the governments of China, Vietnam, South Korea, Cambodia, and Indonesia to ban the sale of dog meat and to enforce their animal protection laws. Thank you for working to stop this cruelty!
- Write letters to City Councilmembers in support of the City Council Resolution, CF 19-0002-S101. Click HERE for their addresses.
- Send letters to the consulates of China, Vietnam, South Korea, Cambodia, and Indonesia asking them to stop the dog meat trade and enforce animal welfare laws.
Honorable Consul General of the Republic of Korea
Korean Consulate in Los Angeles
3243 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(If you only have time to send one letter, please send it to South Korea (Republic of Korea), since they are the most likely to listen to us, as discussed above. But if you have time, please send the letter to all 5 consulates. Include copies of the City Council and VANC Resolutions in your letters.)
Honorable Consul General of the People’s Republic of China
Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles
443 Shatto Place
Los Angeles, CA 90020
✍ Click HERE for suggested message to the Chinese government.
Honorable Consul General of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Vietnamese Consulate in San Francisco
1700 California Street, Suite 430
San Francisco, CA 94109
✍ Click HERE for suggested message to the Vietnamese government.
Honorable Ambassador of Cambodia
Royal Embassy of Cambodia
4530 16th Street N.W.
Washington D.C. 20011
✍ Click HERE for suggested message to the Cambodian government.
Honorable Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia
Indonesian Consulate in Los Angeles
3457 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010
✍ Click HERE for suggested message to the Indonesian government.