Sister City Campaign – Pyeongtaek, South Korea – Mobile, Alabama

Mayor Sandy Stimpson of Mobile: Tell Sister City, Pyeongtaek, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Pyeongtaek Mayor Jung Jang Sun

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.

Pyeongtaek became Sister city with Mobile in 1989. This sister city relationship was established to bring “excellent cultural learning experiences”. The press release found on Mobile’s official website proudly declares that both cities have “bustling international ports” and are “homes to major economic hubs with various industries”, and that they both “offer many cultural activities”. However, while this relationship is in place, do Mobile’s city government officials also know that their sister city is ignoring the unspeakable cruelty and brutal slaughter of tens of thousands of dogs and cats for human consumption?

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.

Let us ask the city of Mobile to put pressure on its sister city to banish this archaic practice and to remind them that there’s no place for animal cruelty in a progressive city like Pyeongtaek. It’s time for those in position in Mobile to speak up against its sister city’s abuse of companion animals and to demonstrate that this sister city relationship is not just guided by economic benefits but by moral responsibility as well.

Video: Watchdog. Massive dog farms in Pyeongtaek.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Pyeongtaek’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 173 Health Food Centers; and 88 restaurants in the vicinity of the city of Pyeongtaek alone.

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 Pyeongtaek to supply these outlets.

Sister City Campaign - Pyeongtaek, South Korea - Mobile, Alabama

Sister City Campaign - Pyeongtaek, South Korea - Mobile, Alabama

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.


Please sign petition, call and email Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson TODAY!

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

Suggested message to the Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson

Dear Mayor Sandy Stimpson and the members of the City Council,

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

Pyeongtaek is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 173 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 88 dog meat soup restaurants in the vicinity of the city of Pyeongtaek alone.

Do you think that Mobile should be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Pyeongtaek Mayor Jung Jang Sun 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:
The favor of your reply is requested.
Thank you,

[Your Name & City/Country]

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

  1. Mariette
    MarietteOctober 19,16

    This cruel has to be stopped!!!

  2. Kate
    KateJuly 4,17

    The world is watching, please stop this barbaric meat trade.

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