Sister City Campaign – Wonju, South Korea – Roanoke, Virginia

Mayor Sherman P. Lea, Sr. of Roanoke: Tell Sister City, Wonju, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Wonju Mayor Chang-Muk Won

Wonju Mayor Chang-Muk Won

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.

Wonju became Sister city with Roanoke in 1965.

In Wonju, 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 Wonju’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 194 Health Food Centers; and 94 restaurants in the vicinity of Wonju.

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 Wonju to supply these outlets.

Sister City Campaign - Wonju, South Korea - Roanoke, Virginia

Sister City Campaign - Wonju, South Korea - Roanoke, Virginia

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

Video: Dog farm in Wonju, South Korea. Inside a dog meat farm near Winter Olympics. USA Today.

Video: Hellish dog farm in Wonju, South Korea. Happy Pet.

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