[Campaign Closed] Sister City Campaign – Seoul, South Korea – New South Wales, Australia
[Update: November 22, 2017] New South Wales Department of Industry – Trade & Investment responds.
Below is another response from the New South Wales government regarding our campaign. This one comes from the Trade & Investment of Department of Industry. Thank you MaryAnn, for forwarding this letter to us. We are disappointed by New South Wales’s response, but it will not discourage us. Our campaign is raising awareness to the people around the world about the horrific cruelty taking place in South Korea which will impact their image. We must continue to work to end the brutal slaughter of sentient animals who are our friends, family, and even our children. Thank you to all of you who have taken action.
[Update: November 6, 2017] New South Wales Premier responds.
We received a response from the New South Wales Premier’s Office on November 6. We had hoped that they would inform us that they would be reaching out to their Sister City, Seoul, South Korea, but their response didn’t indicate any plans to take action to address our concerns. However, they did state that our comments have been “carefully reviewed”, and we are grateful, therefore, to the New South Wales Premier’s Office for their acknowledgment of our campaign and concerns.
We will close our campaign now.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian of New South Wales: Tell Sister City, Seoul, 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 Seoul, there are countless dog farms, 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’s dog meat demand.
Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Shops 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 Seoul 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.
- Click the names below to send online messages.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian
Deputy Premier John Barilaro
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet
Minister Niall Blair
Minister Don Harwin
Minister Anthony Roberts
Minister Andrew Constance
Minister Brad Hazzard
Minister Rob Stokes
Minister Mark Speakman
Minister Troy Grant
Minister Victor Dominello
Minister Pru Goward
Minister Paul Toole
Minister David Elliott
Minister Gabrielle Upton
Minister Stuart Ayres
Minister Melinda Pavey
Minister Matthew Kean
Minister Adam Marshall
Minister Tanya Davies
Minister Sarah Mitchell
Minister Raymond Williams
- Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):
GPO Box 5341
Sydney NSW 2001
Send a copy of your letter to Seoul Mayor Won-Soon Park:
Mayor Won-Soon Park
Seoul City Hall
110 Saejongdae-ro, Joong-gu, Seoul
Postal Code 04524
Address in Korean:
04524 서울특별시 중구 세종대로 110
- Send a message through Facebook page:
New South Wales
Premier Gladys Berejiklian
Seoul Mayor Won-Soon Park
Suggested email/letter/Facebook message
Dear Premier Berejiklian and the members of the cabinet,
We ask you to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry: https://youtu.be/_ZVQjgGb4RQ
Do you think that New South Wales should be a Sister state to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Seoul Mayor Won-Soon Park 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: https://www.change.org/p/premier-gladys-berejiklian-of-new-south-wales-australia-tell-sister-city-seoul-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-the-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
[Your Name & City/Country]
- Call the Premier’s Office: (02) 9228 5555
Suggested phone message
Hello, I’m calling to speak to someone in the Premier’s Office to ask for their help on an important issue regarding your Sister city, Seoul in South Korea.
If I could explain: dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in that city, regardless of the fact that 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 state 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 Seoul 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.
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