Sister City Campaign – Seoul Seongdong-District, South Korea – Cobb County, Georgia
Cobb County Commissioner Tim Lee: Tell Sister City, Seoul Seongdong 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.
The Seongdong district of Seoul – an industrial and “dynamic city taking great leaps to be futuristic”. It claims to “endeavour to be an ever-advancing city”; it wishes to be seen as one “in harmony with a pleasant natural environment”.
But while the tourist are visiting their water parks and learning centers, and admiring their lovely green environment, will they also be impressed by their continuing brutal dog and cat-meat trades? Trades in which animals are subjected to barbaric farming methods; ones with slaughterhouses and markets where these animals (often stolen or abandoned pets) are slaughtered in deliberately inhumane ways – in front of other animals: electrocuted, hanged or beaten … living animals are often thrown into boiling water alive.
We see no advancement here, no harmony – and certainly no pleasant environment for these animals. And unlike their citizens, who they claim will ‘never stop smiling’, we feel that until Seongdong brings a permanent end to these aberrant trades this is just one more city that really has nothing at all to smile about.
Seongdong, here is how to ensure a lasting smile for tourists and citizens alike: call an immediate end to the dog and cat meat trades in your city.
A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Seoul Seongdong 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: 181 Health Food Centers; and 60 restaurants in and around the city of Seoul Seongdong 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 Seongdong 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
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- Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):
Commission Chairman Tim Lee
Cobb County Government
100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, GA 30090-9679
Send a copy of your letter to Seoul Seongdong District Mayor Won-O Chong:
Mayor Chong Won-O
Seoul Seongdong District Office
(04750) 270 Gosanja-ro , Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Address in Korean:
(04750)서울특별시 성동구 고산자로 270
- Call Commission Chairman’s office: 770-528-3305 Fax: 770-528-2606
- Send a Twitter message!
Suggested message to the Commissioners of Cobb County
Dear Commission Chairman Tim Lee and the Commissioners:
Please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
Seoul Seongdong District is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 181 ‘Health Food Centers’ which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 60 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Seoul Seongdong District alone.
Cobb County should not be a Sister city to any city/district that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Seoul Seongdong District Mayor Won-O Chong 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/commissioner-tim-lee-of-cobb-county-tell-sister-city-seoul-seongdong-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs
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