Sister City Campaign – Gunpo, South Korea – Grant County, Washington

Commissioner Richard Stevens, Carolann Swartz and Cindy Carter of Grant County: Tell Sister City, Gunpo, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Gunpo Mayor Yoon-Joo Kim

Gunpo Mayor Yoon-Joo 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.

Gunpo became Sister city with Grant County in 2003.

In Gunpo, there are countless dog 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 Gunpo’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 90 Health Food Centers; and 41 restaurants in the vicinity of Gunpo.

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 Gunpo to supply these outlets.

Sister City Campaign - Gunpo, South Korea - Grant County, Washington

Sister City Campaign - Gunpo, South Korea - Grant County, 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

Please sign petition, call and email
the Grant County Board of Commissioners TODAY!

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

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Email:
    [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected];
  • Send letter (Use the below-suggested message or petition):
    The Board of Commissioners
    Grant County
    P.O. Box 37, Ephrata, WA 98823

    Send a copy of your letter to Gunpo Mayor Yoon-Joo Kim:
    Mayor Yoon-Joo Kim
    Gunpo City Hall
    6 Cheongbaengni-gil, Gunpo, Gyeonggi-do
    Postal Code 15829
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:

    김윤주 군포시장님
    (15829) 경기도 군포시 청백리길 6(금정동)
    South Korea

  • Call the Commissioners’Office: Phone: (509) 754-2011 Ext 2928, Fax: (509) 754-6098
  • Send a Twitter message!
    .@gunpocity .@npil2580 Grant County Commissioners, Plz Urge Sister City Gunpo,Korea-Stop Killing & Eating Dogs/Cats!

Suggested message to members of the Board of Commissioners of Grant County

Dear members of the Board of Commissioners of Grant County,

Please watch the videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry:

Grant County should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Gunpo Mayor Yoon-Joo Kim to close down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers, and restaurants that serve their 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]


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

  1. Kantor
    KantorNovember 15,16

    C’est monstrueux, comment les coréens peuvent accepter ces ignominies!

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