Sister City Campaign – Seoul Yeongdeungpo-District, South Korea – Monterey Park, California
Mayor Mitchell Ing of Monterey Park: Tell Sister City, Seoul Yeongdeungpo 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.
Yeongdeungpo district of Seoul, the home of ‘shiny skyscrapers’, Hanjin Shipping and LG; it has super-malls, 5-star hotels and – oh so importantly – a self-quoted desire to: “strive to provide a brighter future for a green city exuding vitality and affection”.
So let’s ask what the brighter future will be for the dogs in their meat trade. 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.
This place claims to wish to “focus attentively on the diverse opinions and criticism”, so let’s not disappoint them: please share your opinions and pass on your criticisms – tell them what you think of their dog-meat trade, tell them it must stop.
A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Seoul Yeongdeungpo 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 dozens of 218 Health Food Centers; and 104 restaurants in the vicinity of the city of Seoul Yeongdeungpo District 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 Seoul Yeongdeungpo District to supply 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 the below-suggested message or petition):Mayor Mitchell Ing
City of Monterey Park
320 West Newmark Ave.
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Send a copy of your letter to Seoul Yeongdeungpo District Mayor Gil-Hyeong Jo:
Mayor Gil-Hyeong Jo
Seoul Yeongdeungpo District Office
(07260) 123, Dangsan-ro , Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
Postal Code 06750
Address in Korean:
(07260)서울 영등포구 당산로 123 (당산동3가)
- Call Mayor’s office: 626-307-1255 Fax: 626-280-4537
- Send a Twitter message!
Suggested message to the Mayor of Monterey Park
Dear Mayor Mitchell Ing and the City Council members:
Would you please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: https://youtu.be/_ZVQjgGb4RQ
Seoul Yeongdeungpo District is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. The Korean internet searches resulted in: 218 ‘Health Food Centers’ which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 104 dog meat soup restaurants in the vicinity of the city of Seoul Yeongdeungpo District alone.
Monterey Park should not be a Sister city to any city/district that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Seoul Yeongdeungpo District Mayor Gil-Hyeong Jo 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: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-mitchell-ing-of-monterey-park-tell-sister-city-seoul-yeongdeungpo-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-eating-of-dogs-and-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
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