Sister City Campaign: Seoul Eunpyeong District, South Korea – La Habra, California
Mayor Jim Gomez of La Habra: Tell Sister City, Seoul Eunpyeong District, 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.
Seoul Eunpyeong District became Sister city with La Habra in 2005.
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 Seoul Eunpyeong District’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: 108 Health Food Centers; and 32 restaurants in and around the city of Seoul Eunpyeong District alone.
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 Seoul Eunpyeong District 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
Click HERE to send a message to the Mayor.
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- Send message through Facebook pages:
City of La Habra
- Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):
Mayor Jim Gomez
City of La Habra
201 E La Habra Boulevard
La Habra, CA 90633
Send a copy of your letter to Seoul Eunpyeong District Mayor Wu-Yeong Kim:
Mayor Wu-Yeong Kim
Seoul Eunpyeong District Office
195, Eunpyeong-ro, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
Postal Code 03384
Address in Korean:
(03384) 서울특별시 은평구 은평로 195 (녹번동)
- Call Mayor’s office: 562-383-4000 Fax: 562-383-4474
- Send a Twitter message!
Suggested message to the Mayor of La Habra
Dear Mayor Jim Gomez and the City Council members:
Please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
Seoul Eunpyeong District is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 108 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 32 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Seoul Eunpyeong District alone.
La Habra should not be a Sister city to any city/district that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Seoul Eunpyeong District Mayor Wu-Yeong 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-jim-gomez-of-la-habra-tell-sister-city-seoul-eunpyeong-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs
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