[Campaign Closed] Sister City Campaign – Jeonju, South Korea – San Diego, California
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 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 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”.
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 Jeonju in order to supply all of these outlets.
There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored.
To make this easy we’ve included text for your call and emails below.
- No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
- To send an online message to the Mayor: CLICK HERE.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
- Send message through Facebook pages:
Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer
City of San Diego
- Send letter (Use 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:
Please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
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 and around 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 who 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!
.@CityofSanDiego .@Kevin_Faulconer .@smartjeonju .@jeonbukstar Mayor, Plz urge Sister City,Jeonju Stop Killing Dogs! https://goo.gl/8Fvxdc
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