Sister City Campaign – Jincheon, South Korea –Vallejo, California

Mayor Bob Sampayan of Vallejo: Tell Sister City, Jincheon, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Jincheon County Governor Gi-Seop Song

Jincheon County Governor Gi-Sub Song

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.

Jincheon became Sister city with Vallejo in 2002.

In Jincheon, 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 Jincheon’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: 89 Health Food Centers; and 47 restaurants in the vicinity of Jincheon.

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 Jincheon in order to supply all of these outlets.

Sister City Campaign - Jincheon, South Korea –Vallejo, California

Sister City Campaign - Jincheon, South Korea –Vallejo, California

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, write and email the Vallejo Mayor TODAY!

Vallejo Mayor Bob Sampayan

Vallejo Mayor Bob Sampayan

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

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Click HERE to send an online message.

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  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):

    Mayor Bob Sampayan
    Vallejo City Hall
    555 Santa Clara Street
    Vallejo, California 94590

    Send a copy of your letter to Jincheon County Governor Gi-Sub Song:
    Governor Gi-Sub Song
    Jincheon County Office
    13 Sangsan-ro Jincheon-eup Jincheon-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
    Postal Code 27832
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    송기섭 진천군수님
    (27832) 충청북도 진천군 진천읍 상산로 13
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page: Vallejo

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message

    Dear Mayor Sampayan and the City Council members,

    We ask you to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry:

    Do you think that Vallejo should be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Jincheon Governor Gi-Sub Song 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: (707) 648-4377

    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, Jincheon 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 Jincheon 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.

    With the Winter Olympics coming up in 2018, 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 Sampayan,Plz Urge Sister City Jincheon,Korea-Stop torturing dogs

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

  1. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaDecember 1,16

    it’s awful ! how we can look at this and do nothing ? in the old past, when the people had nothing to eat, I am sure that there was not so cruelty and torture , now we live in the civilized world, S. Korea is a rich country !!! so why do they torture these poor dogs and cats in this way ? I am not agree at all that the dogs and cats are eaten !!! they are our compagnons not food !!! is it the way of asian people to treat their dogs and cats ? have they the dogs and others to eat ? it’s terrible ! they should have a shame !!!

  2. Kurt Amsler
    Kurt AmslerDecember 1,16

    With the Winter Olympics coming up in 2018, 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.

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