Sister City Campaign – Anyang, South Korea – Garden Grove, California
Mayor Steven R. Jones of Garden Grove, California: Tell Sister City, Anyang, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture 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.
Anyang became Sister city with Garden Grove in 1989.
Anyang is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. If you have ever wondered what hell would be like, just visit or watch the videos of dog slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants scattered all throughout Anyang. There are countless dog slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where the dogs, who are 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 public and in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry, and are subjected to the same cruelty.
A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Anyang’s dog meat demand.
Shown below are two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first one was for so-called “Health Food 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”.
If every one of these ‘Health’ Food Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, it is too awful to think how many dog/cat farms and slaughterhouses must be present in the vicinity of Anyang to supply all of these outlets – and those that might appear under a different ‘search’.
There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption, yet these laws are blatantly ignored.
Call for Action
- No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
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- Send message through Facebook pages:
Mayor Steven Jones
City of Garden Grove
- Send letter (Use the below-suggested message or petition):City of Garden Grove
Mayor & City Council
11222 Acacia Parkway
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Send a copy of your letter to Anyang Mayor Pil-Un Lee:
Mayor Choi Dae-Ho
235 Simin-Daero, Dongan-gu, Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, postal code 14053
Address in Korean:
경기도 안양시 동안구 시민대로 235(관양동) 우편번호 14053
- Call the Mayor: 1-714-741-5104
- Send a Twitter message!
[email protected] . @anyanglove Mayor Jones: Plz urge Sister City, Anyang-Stop Killing & Eating Dogs! https://www.change.org/p/mayor-steven-r-jones-of-garden-grove-california-tell-sister-city-anyang-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
Suggested message to the Mayor of Garden Grove
Dear Mayor Steven R. Jones and the City Council members:
We ask you to please watch these documentaries of South Korea’s dog meat industry: https://youtu.be/cCdTceduKcY
The Korean internet searches resulted in: 169 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 70 dog meat soup restaurants in the vicinity of the city of Anyang alone.
Do you think that Garden Grove should be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten?
The United States House of Representatives has formally passed H.Res. 401, “Calls for an end to the dog and cat meat industry and urges all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade.” (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/401)
Please urge Anyang Mayor Choi Dae-Ho to close down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers, and restaurants that serve their products. An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-steven-r-jones-of-garden-grove-california-tell-sister-city-anyang-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
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