Sister City Campaign – Goyang (Gyeonggi-do), South Korea – Maui County, Hawaii
Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa: Tell Sister City Goyang (Gyeonggi-do), 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.
Yet Goyang, South Korea is responsible for the ongoing horrendous torture and killing of dogs and cats. Goyang is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas as well as dog farm areas in South Korea. If you have ever wondered what hell would be like, just visit or watch the videos of dog farms and slaughterhouses scattered all throughout Goyang. There are countless dog farms from small to very large, 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 Goyang’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: 275 Health Food Centers; and 212 restaurants in and around the city of Goyang alone.
Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, just imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in and around Goyang in order to supply all of these outlets.
Please watch the video of a typical dog farm in Goyang https://youtu.be/EVVPruGyKj8.
Also please watch the undercover video from the documentary trailer by the Korea Observer: https://youtu.be/T6KKIZEjofs
There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored .
- No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
- Send an email to the Mayor Arakwa and the county council members. (Use below suggested message or petition for email text)
- Call the Korean Embassy and Consulate General’s offices in your country!
- Call the Mayor’s Office!
Phone: (808) 270-7855
Fax: (808) 270-7870
- Send a Twitter message!
- Send a letter! (Use below suggested message or petition for letter text):
Mayor Alan Arakawa
200 S. High St.
Kalana O Maui Bldg 9th Fl.
Wailuku, HI 96793 USA
Send a copy of your letter to the Goyang Mayor Seong Choi !
Mayor Seong Choi
Goyang City Hall
10 Goyangsicheong-ro, Deogyang-du, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Postal Code 10460
Address in Korean:
(우)10460 경기도 고양시 덕양구 고양시청로 10
Suggested message to the Mayor of Maui County
Dear Mayor Alan Arakawa and the Maui County Council members:
Goyang is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 275 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 212 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Goyang alone.
The Maui County should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge the Goyang Mayor Seong Choi and Gyeonggi-do Governor Kyung-Pil Nam to close down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers and restaurants who serve their products. An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat trade can be found at: https://www.change.org/p/maui-county-mayor-alan-arakawa-tell-sister-city-goyang-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-and-consumption-of-dogs-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
[Your Name & Address]
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