Sister City Campaign – Busan, South Korea – Barcelona, Spain

Mayor Ada Colau of Barcelona, Spain: Tell Sister City, Busan, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Busan Mayor Oh Keo-Don

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.

Busan became Sister city with Barcelona in 1983.
In Busan, there are countless dog farms, 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 Busan’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 Shops” 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: 629 Health Food Shops; and 172 restaurants in the vicinity of Busan.

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

Naver Search for Busan Boshintang 100817

Naver Search for Busan Geongangwon 100817

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


Busan Gupo Dog Meat Market’s Cruelty.

Please sign petition, call, write and email the Barcelona Mayor TODAY!

Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau

Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau

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