Sister City Campaign – Uiwang, South Korea – North Little Rock, Arkansas
Mayor Joe Smith of North Little Rock: Tell Sister City, Uiwang, 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.
Uiwang became Sister city with North Little Rock in 2000.
In Uiwang, 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.
A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Uiwang’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.”
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 Uiwang 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 message through Facebook pages:
City of North Little Rock
- Send letter (Use the below-suggested message or petition):Mayor Joe Smith
City Hall – 300 Main St.
PO Box 5757
North Little Rock, AR 72119
Send a copy of your letter to Uiwang Mayor Sung-Jei Kim:
Mayor Sung-Jei Kim
City of Uiwang
11 Sicheong-ro, Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Postal Code 16075
Address in Korean:
 경기도 의왕시 시청로 11 (고천동)
- Call the Mayor Joe Smith’s office: Phone: (501) 975-8601
Fax: (501) 975-8633
- Send a Twitter message!
.@uiwangsi .@npil2580 .@nlrgov Mayor Smith, Plz urge Sister City Uiwang, Korea-Stop Torturing & Eating Dogs and Cats https://goo.gl/vPLDSd
Suggested message to the North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith
Dear Mayor Joe Smith and the members of the Aldermen,
North Little Rock should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Uiwang Mayor Sung-Jei Kim 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-joe-smith-of-north-little-rock-tell-sister-city-uiwang-s-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
The favor of your reply is requested.
[Your Name & City/Country]
No matter where you live, PLEASE SHARE these actions with your friends, especially those who live in North Little Rock!