Sister City Campaign – Iksan, South Korea – Culver City, California

[Update] July 16, 2018: Culver City Sister City Committee responds to call to action against the dog meat trade

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Mayor Thomas Aujero Small of Culver City: Tell Sister City, Iksan, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Iksan Mayor Hun-Yul Jeong

Iksan Mayor Hun-Yul Jeong

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.

Iksan became Sister city with Culver City in 1983.

In Iksan, 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 Iksan’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: 235 Health Food Centers; and 34 restaurants in the vicinity of Iksan.

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 the vicinity of Iksan in order to supply all of these outlets.
Sister City Campaign - Iksan, South Korea – Culver City, California

Sister City Campaign - Iksan, South Korea – Culver City, California

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

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

Video: Im Young-Ki. A Dog farm/slaughterhouse in Iksan.


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

Culver City Mayor Thomas Aujero Small

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

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Send Email:
    [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected];
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):
    Mayor’s Office
    City of Culver City – City Hall
    9770 Culver Blvd.
    Culver City, CA. 90232

    Send a copy of your letter to Iksan Mayor Hun-Yul Jeong:
    Mayor Hun-Yul Jeong
    Iksan City Hall
    Inbuk-ro 32 gil 1, Iksan, Jeollabuk-do
    Postal Code 54622
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    54622 전라북도 익산시 인북로32길 1
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page: Culver City
    Iksan Mayor Hun-Yul Jeong
    Culver City Sister Cities Committee

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message

    Dear Mayor Small and the City Council members,

    We ask you to please watch a video from one of many Iksan’s dog farm/slaughterhouses: ttps://
    Below are videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry:,

    Do you think that Culver City should be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Iksan Mayor Hun-Yul Jeong 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 Mayor’s Office: (310) 775-1664

    Suggested phone message

    Hello, I’m calling to speak to someone in the Mayor’s Office to ask for their help on an important issue regarding your sister city, Iksan in South Korea.

    If I could explain: dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in that city, regardless of the fact that 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 city 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 Iksan 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.

    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

    [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Mayor Small, Plz Urge Sister City Iksan, Korea-Stop torturing &eating dogs

No matter where you live PLEASE SHARE these actions with your friends – especially those who live in Culver City!

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