Sister City Campaign – Yeongdong-gun, South Korea – Alameda, California

Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer of Alameda: Tell Sister City, Yeongdong-gun, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Yeongdong-gun Mayor Se-Bok Park

Yeongdong-gun Mayor Se-Bok Park

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.

Yeongdong-gun became Sister city with Alameda on July 3, 2017.

In Yeongdong-gun, 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. 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 Yeongdong-gun’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 74 Health Food Shops and 14 restaurants in the vicinity of Yeongdong-gun.

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 Yeongdong-gun to supply these outlets.

Naver Search for Yeongdong-gun Geongangwon 070317

Yeongdong-gun, South Korea

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

Call for Action

  • Send Email:
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  • Send letter (Use the below-suggested message or petition):Mayor’s Office
    City of Alameda
    2263 Santa Clara Avenue
    Alameda, CA 94501

    Send a copy of your letter to Yeongdong-gun Mayor Se-Bok Park:
    Mayor Se-Bok Park
    Yeongdong-gun Office
    1 Dongjeong-ro, Yeongdong-eup, Yeongdong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
    Postal Code 29140
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    박세복 영동군수님
    (29140) 충청북도 영동군 영동읍 동정로 1
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page:

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message

    Dear Mayor Spencer and the City Council members,

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

    Do you think that Alameda should be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Yeongdong-gun Mayor Se-Bok Park 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: 510-747-4701

    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, Yeongdong-gun in South Korea.

    If I could explain: dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in that city, 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 Yeongdong-gun 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

    .@CityofAlameda .@yeongdong_gun Mayor Spencer, Plz Urge Sister City Yeongdong-gun, SKorea-Stop torturing/eating dogs

No matter where you live, PLEASE SHARE these actions with your friends, especially those who live in Alameda!

  1. Michelle
    MichelleJuly 5,17

    Please stop this endless barbaric cruelty , it should end NOW

  2. Olga Limanova
    Olga LimanovaJuly 5,17

    Stop this cruelty!

  3. Brian Dobson
    Brian DobsonJuly 5,17

    No need for this mans best friend and companions.

  4. Sylvie GENARD
    Sylvie GENARDJuly 6,17

    MONSTRUEUX ! IGNOBLES ! JE N AI PAS DE MOT POUR EXPRIMER MON DEGOUT !!!!! L etre humains est la race la plus odieuse qui soit , et la seule qui ne devrait plus se reproduire ( pour le bien etre de la planète , et pour la protection de tout ce qui est beau et sain sur terre )

  5. Barbara Peterlin
    Barbara PeterlinJuly 6,17

    I hate seeing dogs killed for meat! It makes me crying! Please END dogs killed forever!

  6. JoAnn Visaretis
    JoAnn VisaretisJuly 7,17


  7. christina pafitis
    christina pafitisJuly 8,17

    You Asian need to go westernise and go vegan really your old ways are out of date only western medicine will cure you not dog stop the torture of these poor innocent dogs and cats

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