Newsletter – August 31, 2017

[Breaking News] Finally, Lawmaker to take action | Namyangju’s Horrific Cruelty

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Lawmaker Pyo Changwon states,
“Dog meat consumption is illegal. We must take steps to ban dog meat before the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.”


Daum news reported on August 28 that National Assemblyman Dr. Pyo Changwon of the Minjoo (Democratic) Party expressed his opposition to dog meat consumption. On May 28, through social media, Dr. Pyo stated that he will continue his legislative effort to illegalize the dog meat industry.

​Dr. Pyo pointed out that “dog meat consumption is illegal” and “the dog meat industry is being neglected using sections of Enforcement Ordinances.”

​He stated that “It is absolutely necessary to take action to make dog meat consumption illegal before the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games,” further promising that, “I will continue my legislative efforts (to illegalize dog meat consumption).”
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Sister City Campaign: 
Namyangju, South Korea – Dartford Borough, Kent, UK

With 193 dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Namyangju and countless dog farms/slaughterhouses, Namyangju has one of the largest dog meat industry in South Korea. It’s time to inform their Sister City in UK – Dartford Borough, Kent and urge them to take action to speak out against their Sister City’s horrific cruelty.

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Mayor of Surrey responds
to call to action against the dog meat trade

We have received an email response from the mayor’s office of Surrey, British Columbia regarding our campaign. We asked Surrey to take action against the dog meat trade in Seoul Dongjak, South Korea.

The City of Surrey has informed us that they will be terminating their Friendship City agreement with Dongjak and that they will contact the Mayor of Dongjak to ensure that they understand that this agreement has been terminated. 

Mayor of Surrey responds to call to action against the dog meat trade

The mayor’s office did not state the reason for termination but we assume that it is because of the illegal dog meat industry operating in Dongjak.

We are grateful to the mayor’s office and the City of Surrey for responding to our concern so quickly and for taking action. Click HERE to learn more.

Royal Canin responded but will they take action?

We received a response from Royal Canin USA on August 24, 2017 regarding our campaign – Royal Canin: Speak out against the dog meat trade operating outside your facility in Korea! We appreciate Royal Canin for responding to us so quickly and positively. 

Royal Canin responded but will they take action?

We would like Royal Canin to put their commitment into action by urging the North Jeolla Province government to put an end to the horrific and illegal dog and cat meat industry.

Their response states:

“We are strongly opposed to any cruelty to animals including practices associated with human consumption of dog meat. We remain committed to supporting initiatives around responsible pet ownership, enhancing relationships between people and their cats and dogs, and making a better world for their pets. We always put cats and dogs first and their health and wellbeing is our top priority.”

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Photos: The Korea Observer’s documentary “The Dog Meat Professional: South Korea”

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