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Newsletter – February 21, 2016

 
Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle: Tell Sister City Cheonan, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Beaverton, Oregon became Sister city to South Korea’s Cheonan in 1989.

Yet Cheonan, South Korea is responsible for the ongoing horrendous torture and killing of dogs and cats. One of the country’s largest markets in South Korea, that auctions dogs both for pets and for meat, is the infamous “119 Dog Auction Market” in Cheonan. If you have ever wondered what hell would be like, just visit this dreadful place, or watch the undercover videos of this Market. This is literally a “Hell on Earth” where helpless dogs, squashed up in cage after cage, are auctioned off to restaurants and slaughterhouses. In Cheonan, there are countless markets, restaurants and farms where the dogs, which are tortured their entire lives, end up being slaughtered in the most inhumane ways, such as by electrocution, hanging or beating; and then being thrown into boiling water – sometimes while they are still alive.
Click HERE for more info and to take action.

The Mayor’s office is making a list of all the calls they receive regarding this issue. Based on the number of calls which show how much interest and support there is, the Mayor will decide on the course of Action.
So please pick up the phone today and make a difference.

Cheonan Pet Dog Auction Market Sells "Meat Dogs"!
 
Nami Kim Team Rescues from Bucheon Dog Farm

Sharing from Nami Kim and her team.

On February 10, 2016, Nami Kim and her team stumbled upon a small scale dog farm in Bucheon where the owner was breeding dogs for their own and neighbors consumption. They succeeded in rescuing all 15 dogs and puppies. Click HERE to see Part 1.
Click HERE to see Part 2.

Nami Kim team rescues from Bucheon dog farm
 
Update – Incheon Munhak dog farms

Sharing from Nami Kim and her team.

We have good news to share today! There were a total of four dog farms in Munhak in Incheon City. One was shut down the first week of January (Munhak 1). Munhak 2 is on the way to being shut down(Received order to vacate from the District Office).

This is the dog farm number 4 that is occupying the city’s land breeding approximately 200 dogs. I am working on negotiating with the butcher to close down this dog farm (this is where Lulu is from). That was all I knew. I kept using my many channels to make this information about the four dog farms into a big news story with the city and asked for a land survey. As it turns out, half of the land is owned by City of Incheon and half of the land is state-owned. I shared this latest news of how such a dog farm can be located on such a property with a reporter.
Click HERE for more info.

Incheon has four sister cities in United States – Burbank, Philadelphia, Anchorage, and Honolulu. Please visit the Call for Action pages below to sign the new petitions addressed to the mayors of these cities and to take simple and quick actions to urge the mayors of Incheon’ sister cities to help put an end to this travesty.  Click below for Call for Actions!
Burbank
Philadelphia
Anchorage
Honolulu

Incheon Munhak Dog Farm #4
 
AN EXPOSÉ ON THE DOG MEAT INDUSTRY IN SOUTH KOREA

Please watch the video update on the documentary in the works by the Korea Observer (Korean English news) .

They need your financial support in order to complete the documentary they have started. Please donate whatever you can afford to help the Korea Observer expose the shameful and horrendous cruelty of the South Korean Dog Meat Industry.  Knowledge is the first step to change.  Every penny helps.  Thank you!
Click HERE to donate.

Click HERE to watch the trailer.

Update on AN EXPOSÉ ON THE DOG MEAT INDUSTRY IN SOUTH KOREA
 
Nami Kim Team’s Bus Advertising 2016!

Sharing from Nami Kim and her team.

Nami Kim and her team have launched a bus advertisement campaign that will run for the next 6 months. The advertisement will be on five buses out of  66 buses for number 88 that run between Seoul and Incheon (three hour traveling time) all day long from 5 am to 12 midnight.

The advertising banner says,

“Dog! Dogs are not for eating – they are our companions.
There is no differentiation between a ‘pet dog’ and a ‘meat dog’.
How would you feel if your pet ended up in a slaughterhouse?”

 

Click HERE for more info.

Seoul Gyeongdong Dog Meat Market
 
We Need Translation Volunteers!

Did you know that we now have our homepage in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Greek, Russian, Dutch, German and Japanese?

A big thank you to all of our compassionate and dedicated translation volunteers, because of you we can advocate our mission to help Korean dogs in multiple languages! We need your help to continue adding more languages to our page so that advocacy and support for Korean Dogs can spread worldwide.

Please contact us if you would like to help save the Korean dogs by volunteering to translate for us. Thank you!!

Photo:  Yellow Dog.

Boycott Cruelty!  Boycott Korea!
 
San Francisco Bay Area Activists – Join us March 20, Sunday!

We will be displaying our banners/posters, handing out leaflets and collecting petition signatures against extremely cruel South Korean dog meat trade at this famous San Francisco tourist attraction and landmark. Click to see the photos from our previous event on February 6, 2016!

Free T-shirts and cold drinks are provided to volunteers at this event.

Location: San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf located near the corner of Jefferson and Powell streets along the chain link fence.

Date/Time: March 20, 2016 Sunday. 9:30am – 4:30pm.

Contact:
Contact

RSVP on Facebook or send us a message if you will be coming. Thank you!

Dogs are welcome! :O) Woof! Hope to see you there!

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
~Elie Wiesel
 

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