[Campaign Closed] Sister City Campaign – Anyang, South Korea – Hampton, Virginia
[Update October 19, 2016] We have received a response from the City of Hampton. In response to our Campaign, and the many e-mails received from our supporters, City of Hampton made contact with their counterparts in Anyang. Click HERE to read more and to send a thank you email to the Mayor and the members of the City Council of Hampton.
Mayor Donnie Tuck of Hampton, Virginia: 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 Hampton in 1989.
Quoted directly from the city’s homepage, “The word “Anyang“ itself means, in Buddhism, a cozy utopia where there is no pain and only joy, and where pain has been overcome. It is in Buddhism that there is a paradise where the body can rest and the mind is at ease.”
The helpless and defenseless population of this city however, know nothing but pain and suffering. Joy is unknown as at the hands of their abusers, dogs and cats are ruthlessly tortured. Anyang, a place that should be a utopia free of needless suffering and pain is still a place where dogs and cats are routinely treated cruelly, before being brutally slaughtered – so they can be served up as food and drinks for their many (so-called) ‘health food’ centers and restaurants.
Let’s tell Anyang that the true meaning of a land of ‘no pain, only joy’ is one where the dog and cat-meat trades no longer exist. Let’s encourage the citizens on Anyang to show the world the true meaning of overcoming pain with acts of compassion by standing up and ending the dog meat trade.
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.”
The searches resulted in dozens of 169 Health Food Centers; and 70 restaurants in the vicinity of the city of Anyang alone.
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.
To make this easy we’ve included text for your call and emails below.
- No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
- Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected];
- Send message through Facebook pages:
City of Hampton
- Send letter (Use the below-suggested message or petition):Mayor Donnie R. Tuck
22 Lincoln Street
8th Floor, City Hall
Hampton, VA 23669
Send a copy of your letter to Anyang Mayor Pil-Un Lee:
Mayor Pil-Un Lee
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: 1-757-727-6315 Fax: 1-757-728-3037
- Send a Twitter message!
Suggested message to the Mayor of Hampton
Dear Mayor Donnie Tuck and the City Council members:
Would you please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: https://youtu.be/_ZVQjgGb4RQ
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.
Hampton should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Anyang Mayor Pil-Un Lee 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-donnie-tuck-of-hampton-virginia-tell-sister-city-anyang-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-and-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
[Your Name & Address]
No matter where you live, PLEASE SHARE these actions with your friends, especially those who live in Hampton!