Sister City Campaign – Shinan, South Korea – Granbury, Texas

Mayor Nin Hulett of Granbury: Tell Sister City, Shinan, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Shinan Mayor Gil-Ho Koh

Shinan Mayor Gil-Ho Koh

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.

Shinan became Sister city with Granbury in 2006.

In Shinan, there are countless dog farms, 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.


Health Food Shop in Shinan 042117

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Shinan’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 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 134 Health Food Shops and 13 restaurants in the vicinity of Shinan.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be in the vicinity of Shinan to supply these outlets.

Shinan, South Korea

Shinan, South Korea

There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption, yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

Would you please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry:

Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea

Call for Action

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Send Email:
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  • Send letter (Use the below-suggested message or petition):Mayor’s Office
    City of Granbury
    116 W. Bridge St.
    Granbury, TX 76048

    Send a copy of your letter to Shinan Mayor Gil-Ho Koh:
    Mayor Gil-Ho Koh
    Shinan City Hall
    1004 Cheonsa-ro, Shinan-eup, Shinan-gun, Jeollanam-do
    Postal Code 58827
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    (58827) 전라남도 신안군 압해읍 천사로 1004
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page: Granbury

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message

    Dear Mayor Hulett and the City Council members,

    We ask you to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry:

    Do you think that Granbury should be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Shinan Mayor Gil-Ho Koh 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:
    The favor of your reply is requested.
    Thank you,

    [Your Name & City/Country]

  • Call the Mayor’s Office: (817) 573-1114

    Suggested phone message

    Hello, I’m calling to speak to someone in the Mayor’s Office to ask for their help on an important issue regarding your sister city, Shinan in South Korea.

    If I could explain: dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in that county, even though 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 city would wish to be made aware of this issue, as you 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 Shinan 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.

  • Send a Twitter message!

    Suggested Twitter text

    .@Shinanof1004 .@greenjeonnam .@cityofgranbury Plz Urge Sister City Shinan, #Korea-Stop torturing/eating #dogs #cats


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