Supportive Chattanooga responds to call to action against the dog meat trade
Andy Berke, Mayor of Chattanooga, has replied to our Gangneung Sister City campaign/petition that we sent to his office (see below), and we are pleased to say that he has responded positively. He feels the same as we do about the need to address any animal cruelty issues, and was grateful to us for bringing this matter to his attention and for sending the video, which he found disturbing but, importantly, did watch. Chattanooga now has an opportunity of re-establishing their dormant Sister City Relationship with Gangneung, and Mayor Berke has said that, at that time, he will take the matter up with them.
We can sense Mayor Berke’s willingness to help in this issue and we would like to thank him and the members of his office for their kind words, and for listening to our concerns and taking action.
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Please send an email thanking the Mayor and the City Council members for responding to our concern. You can use our suggested message below or your own words.
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Suggested message to the Mayor and the City Council of Chattanooga
Dear Mayor Andy Berke and the City Council members:
I would like to thank you and the City Council of Chattanooga for responding to our concerns raised via the recent petition on Change.org about the mistreatment, torture and consumption of companion animals in Chattanooga’s Sister City Gangneung.
Both domestic and international pressure on this issue is required if we are going to incite some real change in South Korea, so I kindly urge that, having re-established your dormant Sister City Relationship with Gangneung, you reach out to them until affirmative action has been taken by their authorities to end the horrific and illegal practice of the dog meat trade for good.
Thank you again for your efforts here.
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