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Newsletter – September 20, 2017

Lots of great news to share! 🙂 New Call for Action

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Monumental changes are happening in Bucheon
​ to become the first “Dog Meat Free” city in South Korea

​Nami Kim and her SaveKoreanDogs.org organization shared this story on their Facebook.

Step by step, the City of Bucheon has been taking necessary actions towards their goal of becoming the first “Dog Meat Free” city in South Korea. We are more than grateful to the Mayor of Bucheon, Man-Soo Kim, and his teams for working so hard to make this goal a reality and for their willingness in being the leader in this critical step forward in ending the dog meat trade in Korea. Nami continues to lend her support to Mayor Kim’s team by coordinating efforts and assisting the city in this historic endeavor.

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Monumental changes are happening in Bucheon as it moves towards becoming the first “Dog Meat Free” city in South Korea
 
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Urgent Call to Action – Stop the Korean Dog Slaughters’ Demonstration in Seoul!

Sharing campaign by Susan Song.

​Protest is planned by the Korean Dog Meat Association at the Korean Presidential residence (Blue House) in Seoul on September 22, 2017. They plan to bring live dogs in trucks to the protest in defiance of defending the dog meat trade/industry in South Korea. Please take the action to file petition asking Korean government to not allow this protest to take place.

Click HERE to take action.

Urgent Call to Action – Stop the Korean Dog Slaughters’ Demonstration in Seoul!
 
Update on Busan Gupo Dog Meat Market’s Cruelty Case
e-people Official Korean Government Response:
baffling – blame shifting – unprofessional.

We received a response from a petition submission regarding the Busan Gupo Market Cruelty Case to the Korean Government’s e-people web site; it answered none of our concerns, made little sense and shifted responsibility to other Government offices. The reply was not what we should expect from any official main government-operated site that invites comment from the public, and especially not from the Government of such a wealthy, highly educated country. The least that we should expect is a reasonable, coherent and informed response to our legitimate concerns.

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Gunpo hears us: Mayor Kim sends response

We received a response from the Mayor of Gunpo, resulting from one of our campaigns urging their Sister City, Belleville, Ontario, Canada to speak out against the illegal dog and cat meat industries in Gunpo. We currently have two other active Sister City campaigns against Gunpo– Clarksville, Tennessee, Grant County, Washington.

We very much appreciate Mayor Yoon-Joo Kim responding to us and what he says in his letter sounds very genuine. However, it does not contain any promise of affirmative action to end the illegal dog and cat meat industries operating in his city. But we still feel our campaign to be a success as the Mayor and his Government are now well aware that people from all over the world are monitoring them and they realize that we are not going away until the dog and cat meat trades are brought to an end. We are cautiously optimistic that the Mayor will put his words into action in any future policies and decisions he makes for the animals in his city.

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Gunpo hears us: Mayor Kim sends response
 
Mayor Ro of Seoul Gangseo-gu responds

We received a response from Mayor Ro of Seoul Gangseo-gu regarding our campaign “Friendship City Campaign – Seoul Gangseo-gu, South Korea – Nottingham, United Kingdom”.

We had already closed this campaign but nevertheless, it had made a positive impact by raising awareness about this issue with the City of Nottingham, as well as making Seoul Gangseo-gu aware that we are campaigning against their dog meat industry. The mayor of Gangseo-gu had stated that they will “enhance PR efforts and administrative guidance to prevent animal abuse and unsanitary distribution practices in order to do everything we can within our power.” However, he doesn’t say that he will take steps to ban the illegal dog and cat meat trade. We must keep our pressure on their government to motivate them to take action to end the horrific dog meat trade.

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Seoul Gangseo-gu responds
 
County Executive Ike Leggett of Montgomery County
​ responds to call to action against the dog meat trade

We received an email response from County Executive Ike Leggett of Montgomery County, Maryland regarding our campaign. We had asked Montgomery County to take action against the dog meat trade in Goryeong-gun, South Korea.

We are grateful to Mr. Leggett for responding to our concern so quickly and for supporting our campaign. He informed us that they have begun a review of the information we sent regarding the treatment of these animals and will forward their concerns and the information they have received to their Friendship City for comment. Mr. Leggett also kindly informed us that they, “as a County and a community, stand firmly against animal cruelty in all its forms.” We are appreciative of Mr. Leggett’s leadership in speaking out against the cruelty of the illegal dog and cat industry in Korea and look forward to receiving an update from his organization after they receive a response from Goryeong-gun.

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County Executive Ike Leggett of Montgomery County responds to call to action against the dog meat trade
 
President Moon Jae-In heard our voice, literally!
Big thank you goes out to Susan Song
and everyone who participated in the peaceful protest
​in New York City on September 18th.

Dedicated preparation, hard work and persistence paid off really big yesterday. Susan Song, the organizer, and the volunteer activists were face to face with the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-In as he sat in his limousine in traffic on the streets of New York City.

Click HERE to watch the videos and photos from this momentous encounter. Our big thank you goes out to Susan Song and everyone who helped out!!
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Photos: Susan Song.

 
Thunderclap Campaign is Twice a Month!
Please continue to join and speak out against cruelty!

Please click the below photo to join.

Click HERE to join all Thunderclap campaigns.

 

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