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Friendship City Campaign – Seoul, South Korea – Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland: Tell Friendship City, Seoul, South Korea, that you oppose the torture, killing, and consumption of dogs and cats.

If you want to help fight the grisly South Korean dog and cat meat trade and make a difference in South Korea, here are a few quick actions you can take that could save millions of dogs and cats each year.

Seoul became a Friendship City to Dublin, Ireland, on March 16, 2023.

We Are Irish News reported, “The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Caroline Conroy and the Mayor of Seoul, Oh Se-hoon have signed a Friendship Agreement between their two cities for a four-year term. Following a request from Seoul Metropolitan Government on 7th February 2023, the Protocol Committee of Dublin City Council at its meeting agreed to sign the Friendship Agreement. Areas of cooperation include Transportation, Housing, Climate Action, Low Carbon City and Climate Resilience, Circular Economy, Smart Cities, Social Economy and Culture. Other areas may be considered following more in-depth conversations with the City of Seoul.”

In Seoul, there are numerous dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets, and restaurants where the dogs, who have been tortured their entire lives, end up being slaughtered in the most inhumane ways, such as by electrocution, hanging, or beating, and then thrown into boiling water – sometimes while they are still alive. In many places, dogs are being killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs, and this takes place in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry and are subject to the same cruelty.

Video: Dog slaughterhouses killing dogs with an electric iron skewer. Sick dogs neglect, dog carcasses fed to dogs, 53 dog farms discovered. ‘전기 꼬챙이’ 도살, 병든 반려견 방치. 개농장 53곳 무더기 적발. 6/22/21, TV Chosun News.. https://youtu.be/m_n_GPQPbmw

Video: ‘Street of Horror’ Dog slaughterhouses in the heart of Seoul

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Seoul’s dog meat demand.

Two searches on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – one was for so-called “Health Centers,” which commonly sell dog elixirs and cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju), and the second one was for “dog meat restaurants” – resulted in many hundreds of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in Seoul.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be in the vicinity of Seoul to supply these outlets.

There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption, yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

Call for Action

  • ☎️ Call the Dublin mayor.

    01 222 6200

  • ☎️ Suggested phone message

    Hello, I’m calling to speak to someone in the Mayor’s Office to ask for their help on an important issue regarding your Friendship City, Seoul, in South Korea.

    If I could explain, Seoul’s massive dog meat industry is brutalizing and inflicting indescribable cruelty against the hundreds of thousands of dogs in that city, even though it is illegal under South Korean Law – but the laws are not enforced. The dog and cat meat trades involve extreme and widespread animal cruelty, and the animals suffer unimaginable pain and distress. They cannot speak for themselves, so I am calling. And I believe that your city would wish to be made aware of this issue, as you would not want to be affiliated with a city where illegal and immoral torture is being carried out on any animal, and particularly not on ones that are loyal, trusting creatures, which look up to us humans as their guardians.

    These illegal trades are being allowed to continue by Seoul authorities – even though there is growing opposition from pet guardians across South Korea and worldwide.

    So, I am asking you to please speak with your counterparts in Seoul to urge them to enforce their laws, not ignore them, and to show compassion to their companion animals and respect to their citizens by bringing these trades to an end.

    This is the time to make a change; this is the time to stop the illegal, inhumane, and unnecessary cruelty. I know South Korea has many beautiful, admirable, and noble practices and customs worth preserving, but this is not one of them.

    Thank you for your time and understanding.

  • Send a Twitter message!
    .@DubCityCouncil .@ohsehoonforu .@seoulmania .@seoulcouncil #Dublin: Tell Friendship City #Seoul #SouthKorea, that you oppose the torture, killing, and consumption of #dogs #cats. #dogmeat #catmeat 😢 https://chng.it/qZFYgdLsRq 🐾https://koreandogs.org/seoul-dublin/

No matter where you live, PLEASE SHARE these actions with your friends, especially those who live in Dublin!

Video: Dogs who suffered their entire lives are electric tortured and killed in cages—South Korea’s horrific dog meat industry. jtbc News.[추적보도 훅] 철창 갇힌 채 감전사…’먹히기 위해’ 죽어가는 개들 / JTBC 뉴스룸

  1. MULATIER Muriel
    MULATIER MurielDecember 11,23

    COMMENT???? MAIS COMMENT????? AU 21EME SIECLE POUVEZ-VOUS FAIRE SUBIR DE TELLES TORTURES A DE PAUVRES ANIMAUX SANS DEFENSE?????!!!!!! C’EST INDIGNE D’UN HUMAIN NORMAL!!!!! STOPPEZ CES HORRIBLES ET MONSTRUEUSES TORTURES ET REDEVENEZ DES HUMAINS!!!!! IL Y A AUTRE CHOSE SUR TERRE A MANGER QUE DE PAUVRES ANIMAUX SI GENTILS POUR L’HOMME!!!! HONTE A VOTRE PAYS QUE CROYAIS INTELLIGENT!!! HELAS MON EMAIL NE SERA PEUT-ËTRE JAMAIS LU PAR VOS AUTORITES!!! BIEN DOMMAGE…. JE SUIS FRANCAISE ET LA FRANCE N’EST PAS UN MODELE EXTRAORDINAIRE POUR LA DEFENSE ANIMALE MAIS ELLE NE MANGE PAS DE CHIENS NI DE CHATS ET NE LEUR FAIT PAS SUBIR TOUTES LES MALTRAITANCES QUE VOUS PROPAGEZ CHAQUE ANNEE!!!!! E V O L U E Z!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Urszula Lund
    Urszula LundDecember 11,23

    HOW LONG will the WORLD watch unspeakable tortures inflicted on dogs and cats at South Korea’s dog-meat markets and do nothing about it. How can you talk about “peace” and “democracy” while shocking horrors are regularly committed on defenseless, loving and innocent animals in front of your eyes! Skinning dogs and cats alive, cooking them alive and other appalling tortures shall NOT BE SILENCED, but openly directed to the South-Korean President. We live in 2023 and this abomination must end!
    Those who visit this COUNTRY of HORRORS have the obligation to scrutinize its shocking ways of animal abuse and TAKE ACTION!

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