Sister City Campaign – Jeonju, South Korea – San Diego, California
Update: October 12, 2021
In Jeonju, there are still countless dog meat restaurants and businesses that commonly sells products made with dogs. 👉 Click HERE to see “CARE raids dog farms and slaughterhouse in Jeonju that kills dogs by sticking a knife into the neck and let them bleed to death in agony.”
Videos: CARE and Watchdog raid dog farms and slaughterhouse in Jeonju that kills dogs by sticking a knife into the neck and let them bleed to death in agony.
Update – July 27, 2018: It’s official! Jeonju is going “Dog Meat Free”.
Nami Kim (SaveKoreanDogs.org) has shared the uplifting news that her team held a further meeting with Jeonju’s Mayor Kim Seung-Su, and they have now received his official confirmation that Jeonju is going to be a “Dog Meat Free” city. And, action has already begun with a draft in place for a “Dog Meat Free” animal welfare master plan.
Click HERE to learn more.
Update – March 28, 2018: The City of Jeonju and Animal Protection Group Work Together to Send Rescued Dogs from Osongje to Their Forever Homes!
In 2017, the city of Jeonju created an animal welfare group in an effort to improve animal welfare policies and projects, and has pursued research projects to create an animal welfare master plan for the city. Through the research project, the city plans to: conduct a survey among companion and livestock animals related occupational groups on animal welfare, and their perception of animals; establish basic direction and policy goals on animal welfare for the city; identify detailed strategic projects based on the policy goals; and build an animal welfare system that encourages participation of all classes of residents.
Click HERE to learn more.
Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer of San Diego: Tell Sister City, Jeonju, 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.
Jeonju became Sister city with San Diego in 1982.
Jeonju is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. If you have ever wondered what hell would be like, just visit or watch the videos of dog slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants scattered all throughout Jeonju. 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 Jeonju’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 217 Health Food Centers; and 27 restaurants in the vicinity of Jeonju.
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 Jeonju to supply these outlets.
There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption, yet these laws are blatantly ignored.
Video: Media Triage: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea.
Call for Action
- No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
- To send an online message to the Mayor: CLICK HERE.
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Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer
City of San Diego
- Send letter (Use the below-suggested message or petition):Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer
City Administration Building
202 C Street, 11th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Send a copy of your letter to Jeonju Mayor Seung-Su Kim:
Mayor Seung-Su Kim
10 Nosonggwangjang-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabukdo-do, Postal Code 54994
Address in Korean:
(54994) 전라북도 전주시 완산구 노송광장로 10
Suggested message to the Mayor of San Diego
Dear Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and the City Council members:
Would you please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: https://youtu.be/_ZVQjgGb4RQ
Jeonju is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 223 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 30 dog meat soup restaurants in the vicinity of the city of Jeonju alone.
Do you think that San Diego should be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Jeonju Mayor Seung-Su 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: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-kevin-l-faulconer-of-san-diego-tell-sister-city-jeonju-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
[Your Name & City/Country]
- Call Mayor’s office: (619) 236-6330
- Send a Twitter message!
[email protected] [email protected]_Faulconer [email protected] [email protected] Mayor, Plz urge Sister City,Jeonju Stop Killing Dogs! https://goo.gl/8Fvxdc
No matter where you live, PLEASE SHARE these actions with your friends, especially those who live in San Diego!
Please let live dogs and cats, they are our friends.
Dogs are our friends, members of the family !
This disgusting industry is being viewed by the whole World and seen as vile, as are the people inflicting this horrendous cruelty! Utterly unacceptable and must be stopped!
Stop this atrocity, animals suffer like people
Horrific. Horrendous. Diabolical. Primitive. Savage. Barbaric. Shameful. These are just a few words to describe what image the continued torture and consumption of dogs and cats is giving to the world……a despicable image created by the superstitious populations of South Korea.
Forgiveness for these continued atrocities will NEVER come, and Karma WILL visit with a vengeance.
It is way past due that South Korea climbs above all the superstitious beliefs its populations are steeped in, and moves into the 21st Century.
PLEASE, it is in your power to mandate that the existing laws are enforced to the fullest, to get this abhorrent practice stopped permanently, and without delay.
My letter, posted on both FB pages and on the city’s website:
Dear Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and the City Council members:
I call on you to please watch the (trigger warning — despicably barbaric!) undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
Also please watch the undercover video from the documentary trailer by the Korea Observer: https://youtu.be/T6KKIZEjofs
Let me get right to the point:
The City of San Diego should not be a Sister City to any city in any nation that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten.
These are not the acts of desperately hungry people, killing animals as painlessly as possible to feed hungry families. No, these are despicably callous and barbaric sadists acting **for profit**, killing these poor animals as painfully as possible because pain and fear hormones supposedly tenderize the meat and guard against heat stroke and/or impotence (!!).
Perhaps you haven’t heard this yet, but Jeonju is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 223 so-called “Health Food Centers” which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 30 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Jeonju alone.
Please notify Mayor Seung-Su Kim of your awareness of the worldwide protests against this horrific (and now supposedly illegal!) industry in their country and vehemently urge them to close down ALL dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers and restaurants who serve their products as soon as humanly possible.
There are a number of rescue organizations like Soi Dog or Animals Asia and local others who are ready and willing to help them rescue and rehabilitate and rehome these dogs (and not to forget many thousands of *CATS* as well!)
San Diego should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Period.
Again, please urge Jeonju Mayor Seung-Su Kim to close down all dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers and restaurants who serve their products, ASAP.
An online petition calling for your support in ending the hellish atrocities of the South Korean dog and cat meat industry is in progress: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-kevin-l-faulconer-of-san-diego-tell-sister-city-jeonju-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
Horrified animal lovers the world over (including some Koreans themselves!) call on you to ACT to STOP this hellish industry. Dog and cat lovers are boycotting all things Korean until they finally decide to leave the Dark Ages on this issue.
Hi everyone thank you for being so caring and speaking up for these animals, I have urged this official to pressure the South Korea government to enforce its ban of dog meat and create stronger laws that completely stop the dog meat trade in South Korea and I feel that we should all urge the officials and ask that they request the city to end its dog and cat meat trade and outlaw cat and dog slaughtering