Sister City Campaign – Osan, South Korea – Killeen, Texas
Mayor Jose L. Segarra of Killeen: Tell Sister City, Osan, 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.
In Osan, 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.
The Mayor of Osan, the ‘festive city’, in South Korea, claims that his office will “continuously work together with the citizens” to create a pleasant environment … where the “joy from culture and welfare is abundant”.
Key words here, culture and welfare, because it has been stated that some Koreans believe that dog eating is “part of the traditional culture of Korea” – if so, it is a part that is devoid of any animal welfare, devoid of any joy, but abundant in cruelty, greed and illegal practices.
The dog and cat meat trades cannot be justified in such a prosperous country as South Korea, and whatever label one wishes to give to dog eating (culture, tradition or otherwise) there is nothing pleasant about the environment in which these pitiful animals are raised, transported or slaughtered.
So, we want Mayor Gwak to carry on ‘continuously’ (unceasingly; constantly; without interruption) working with his citizens to create real joy, for the Korean people and the animals alike, by permanently ending the dog and cat meat trades in his city.
A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Osan’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 the vicinity of Osan 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
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- Send a message through Facebook page: Killeen
- Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):
City of Killeen
PO Box 1329
Killeen, Texas 76540
Send a copy of your letter to Osan Mayor Sang-Wook Gwak:
Mayor Sang-Wook Gwak
City of Osan
141, Seongho-daero, Osan, Gyeonggi-do
Postal Code 18132
Address in Korean:
18132 경기도 오산시 성호대로 141
- Call the Mayor Jose L. Segarra’s office: Phone (254) 290-0548
- Send a Twitter message!
Suggested message to the Killeen Mayor Jose L. Segarra
Dear Mayor Jose L. Segarra and the members of the City Council,
Killeen should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Osan Mayor Sang-Wook Gwak 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-jose-l-segarra-of-killeen-tell-sister-city-osan-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-and-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
[Your Name & City/Country]
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