Sister City Campaign – Namyangju, South Korea – Salerno, Salerno Province, Italy

Mayor Vincenzo Napoli of Salerno: Tell Sister City, Namyangju, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Namyangju Mayor Suk Woo Lee

Namyangju Mayor Suk Woo Lee

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.

Namyangju became Sister city with Salerno in 2016.

In Namyangju, there are countless dog farms, 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.


Video: What’s Happening in a Dog Farm in South Korea. Namyangju, South Korea. KBS animal TV : animal4u

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Namyangju’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 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 375 Health Food Shops and 193 restaurants in the vicinity of Namyangju.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be in the vicinity of Namyangju to supply these outlets.

Sister City Campaign - Namyangju, South Korea – Salerno, Salerno Province, Italy

Sister City Campaign - Namyangju, South Korea – Salerno, Salerno Province, Italy

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

Call for Action

  • Send Email:
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  • Send letter (Use the below-suggested message or petition):Comune di Salerno, Via Roma – Palazzo di Città, 84100 Salerno

    Send a copy of your letter to Namyangju Mayor Suk Woo Lee:
    Mayor Suk Woo Lee
    Namyangju City Hall
    1037 Gyeongchoon-ro, Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do
    Postal Code 12232
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    이석우 남양주시장님
    (우12232)경기도 남양주시 경춘로 1037
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page:

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message – In Italian Signor Sindaco della Città di Salerno, Dott. Vincenzo Napoli, e Vicesindaco, Dott. Eva Avossa.
    Gent.mi Signori componenti del Consiglio Comunale di Salerno,

    Vi chiedo cortesemente di guardare i seguenti video in merito al commercio della carne di cane in Sud Corea: Namyangju

    E’ possibile che Salerno possa gemellarsi a una città che permette di torturare i cani e i gatti per poi mangiarli?
    Vi prego di intervenire, chiedendo al Sindaco di Namyangju, Suk-Woo Lee, di chiudere tutti gli allevamenti e i macelli illegali di cani, e i trasporti e i ristoranti che servono questi prodotti animali. E’ on-line questa petizione per ottenere il Vostro supporto per mettere fine a questo orrendo e crudele commercio sudcoreano di carne di cane e di gatto:

    Grazie per un Vostro cortese riscontro.

    [Nome e Cognome – Città]

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message

    Dear Mayor Napoli and the City Council members,

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

    Do you think that Salerno should be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Namyangju Mayor Suk Woo Lee 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: 089 – 662242

    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, Namyangju in South Korea.

    If I could explain: dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in that city, even though 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 borough 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 Namyangju 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

    .@nyjloving .@ggholic Mayor Napoli, Plz Urge Sister City Namyangju, South Korea Stop torturing & eating dogs & cats!

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

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