Sister City Campaign – Seoul, South Korea – Washington, DC

Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, DC: Tell Sister City, Seoul, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Seoul Mayor Park Won-Soon

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 the lives of millions of dogs and cats each year.

Seoul became a Sister city with Washington, DC in 2006.

In Seoul, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where dogs, who are tortured for 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 slaughtered in broad daylight, in full view of other terrified dogs imprisoned in cages. 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.

Shown below are two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first one was for so-called “Health Food Shops” 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 910 Health Food Shops and 518 dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Seoul.

Even if only half of these so-called 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 cat meat for consumption, yet these laws are being blatantly ignored.

Video: ‘Street of Horror’ Dog slaughterhouses in the heart of Seoul

Call for Action

Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser

No matter where you live PLEASE SHARE these actions with your friends – especially those who live in Washington DC!

  1. Berit Lönnvik
    Berit LönnvikDecember 26,18


  2. Felton
    FeltonMarch 15,20

    Please help shut down all horrific dog and cat meat trades
    I hate animal cruelty period.

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