Sister City Campaign – Daegu Dalseo-gu, South Korea – Washington County, Oregon

Chairman Andy Duyck of Washington County: Tell Sister City, Daegu Dalseo-gu, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Daegu Dalseo Mayor Tae-Hoon Lee

Daegu Dalseo Mayor Tae-Hoon Lee

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.

Daegu Dalseo-gu became Sister city with Washington County in 1991.

In Daegu Dalseo-gu, 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 Daegu Dalseo-gu’s dog meat demand.

Health Food Shop in Daegu Dalseo-gu 041217Shown below are two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first 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.”

The searches resulted in dozens of 267 Health Food Shops and 34 restaurants in the vicinity of Daegu Dalseo-gu.

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 Daegu Dalseo-gu to supply these outlets.

Daegu Dalseo-gu, South Korea – Washington County, Oregon - Sister City Campaign

Daegu Dalseo-gu, South Korea – Washington County, Oregon - Sister City Campaign

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

Would you please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry:

Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

Please sign petition, call, write and email the Washington County Chairman TODAY!

To make this easy we’ve included text for your call and emails below.

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Click HERE to send online message to all commissioners.
  • Send letter (Use the below-suggested message or petition):Commissioner’s Office
    Washington County
    155 North First Ave. MS-21, Hillsboro, OR 97124

    Send a copy of your letter to Daegu Dalseo-gu Mayor Tae-Hoon Lee:
    District Mayor Tae-Hoon Lee
    Daegu Dalseo-gu District Office
    45 Haksan-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    Postal Code 42731
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    이태훈 구청장님
    대구 달서구청
    (우)42731 대구광역시 달서구 학산로 45
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page: Washington County
    Chairman Andy Duyck
    Daegu Dalseo-gu

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message

    Dear Chairman Duyck and the County Commissioners,

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

    Do you think that Washington County should be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Daegu Dalseo-gu Mayor Tae-Hoon Lee 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 Commissioner’s Office: Phone: (503) 846-8681
    Fax: (503) 846-4545

    Suggested phone message

    Hello, I’m calling to speak to someone in the Commissioner’s Office to ask for their help on an important issue regarding your sister city, Daegu Dalseo-gu 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 county would wish to be made aware of this issue, as they 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 Daegu Dalseo-gu 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

    .@happydalseo .@colorfuldg .@WashcoOregon .@ChairAndyDuyck Urge SisterCity Daegu Dalseo-gu,Korea-Stop torturing dogs


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