[Campaign Closed] Sister City Campaign – Boryeong, South Korea –Shoreline, Washington

[Update December 12, 2016]City of Shoreline has responded to our campaign/petition that we sent to their office (see below under comments), and we are pleased to say that they responded positively. Click HERE to learn more and to send a thank you email to the Mayor and the members of the city council of Shoreline.

Mayor Chris Roberts of Shoreline: Tell Sister City, Boryeong, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Boryeong Mayor Dong-Il Kim

Boryeong Mayor Dong-Il Kim

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.

Boryeong became Sister city with Shoreline in 2003.

In Boryeong, there are countless 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 public and in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry and are subject to the same cruelty.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Boryeong’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 76 Health Food Centers; and 32 restaurants in the vicinity of Boryeong.

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

Sister City Campaign - Boryeong, South Korea –Shoreline, Washington

Sister City Campaign - Boryeong, South Korea –Shoreline, Washington

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

Please watch the documentary on South Korea’s dog meat industry:

Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

Call for Action

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Send Email:
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  • Send letter (Use the below-suggested message or petition):Mayor Chris Roberts
    City of Shoreline
    17500 Midvale Ave N
    Shoreline, WA 98133

    Send a copy of your letter to Boryeong Mayor Dong-Il Kim:
    Mayor Dong-Il Kim
    Boryeong City Hall
    77 Seongjusan-ro, Boryeong, Chungcheongnam-do
    Postal Code 33483
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    김동일 보령시장님
    [33483] 충청남도 보령시 성주산로 77
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page: Shoreline

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message

    Dear Mayor Roberts and the City Council members,

    We ask you to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry:,

    Do you think that Shoreline should be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Boryeong Mayor Dong-Il Kim to close down all those illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers, and restaurants that serve these animal products. An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress:
    The favor of your reply is requested.
    Thank you,

    [Your Name & City/Country]

  • Call the Mayor’s Office: (206) 801-2205

    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 sister city, Boryeong in South Korea.

    If I could explain: dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced 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 which is why I am calling on their behalf. 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 Korean authorities – even though there is growing opposition from pet owners across South Korea, and throughout the world.

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

    With the Winter Olympics coming up in 2018, this is the time to make change; this is the time to stop the illegal, inhumane and unnecessary cruelty. I know that 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!

    Suggested Twitter text

    .@boryeongsi .@echungnam .@ShorelineWAGov Myr Roberts, Plz Urge Sister City Boryeong, Korea-Stop torture/eating dogs


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

  1. Julie Tidball
    Julie TidballDecember 9,16


  2. C.Kaddatz
    C.KaddatzDecember 10,16

    Verdammte Tierquäler, in der Hölle solllt ihr schmoren

  3. City of Shoreline
    City of ShorelineDecember 12,16

    The City of Shoreline suspended the Sister City program with Boryeong in 2012. However, we are attempting to reach out to the Boryeong administration on this topic.

    • Maria
      MariaJanuary 16,17

      Thank you so much! I’m not American, neither Korean, I’m Russian, but we all should unite against cruelty. Please be sure your efforts are appreciated all over the world. Thank you!

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