[Campaign Closed] Sister City Campaign – Daejeon, South Korea – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

[Update: September 29, 2017] Brisbane Mayor’s Office responds.

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[Update: September 20, 2017] Brisbane Councillors, Nicole Johnston & Jonathan Sri responds with support.

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Lord Mayor Graham Quirk of Brisbane: Tell Sister City, Daejeon, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Daejeon Mayor Sun-Taik Kwon

Daejeon Mayor Sun-Taik Kwon

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.

Daejeon became Sister city with Brisbane in 2002.

Daejeon “the New Hub City for Korea states on its website that it “has a high standard of living for foreigners”. Daejeon, with the slogan ‘Vibrant Daejeon Happy People’ boasts that the City Government “rolled its sleeves and worked very hard to … revitalize its local economy through promotion of tourism”.

But ‘vibrant’, ‘happy’ and ‘high standard of living’ are not words anyone can use to describe the way in which the dog-meat trade inhumanely raises and brutally slaughters its millions of animals each year. Daejeon is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea; it has countless dog slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where these pitiful dogs are subjected to the final brutality of being electrocuted, hanged, or beaten – then thrown into boiling water – sometimes while still alive. In many places these dogs (some stolen or abandoned pets) are killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs. And this takes place in public and in broad daylight. So, what foreign resident or tourist could feel really comfortable being in a city whose ‘happy people’ do nothing to stop this aberrant meat trade?


A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Daejeon’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 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 440 Health Food Shops and 97 restaurants in the vicinity of Daejeon.

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 Daejeon to supply these outlets.

Daejeon, South Korea

Daejeon, South Korea

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 SHARE these actions with your friends, especially those who live in Brisbane!

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