Sister City Campaign – Yongin, South Korea – Fullerton, California
Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald of Fullerton, California: Tell Sister City, Yongin, 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.
Yongin became Sister city with Fullerton in 2004.
Yongin is one of the largest dog meat consumption areas in South Korea. If you have ever wondered what hell would be like, just visit or watch the videos of dog slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants scattered all throughout Yongin. There are countless dog slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where the dogs, who are 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 subjected to the same cruelty.
A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Yongin’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: 317 Health Food Centers; and 170 restaurants in and around the city of Yongin alone.
If every one of these ‘Health’ Food Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, it is too awful to think how many dog/cat farms and slaughterhouses must be present in and around Yongin to supply all of these outlets – and those that might appear under a different ‘search’.
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
- Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected];
- Send message through Facebook pages:
Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald
City of Fullerton
- Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):
City of Fullerton
Mayor & City Council
303 W. Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Send a copy of your letter to Yongin Mayor Chan-Min Jeong:
Mayor Chan-Min Jeong
1199 Joongbu-daero (Samga-dong), Cheoin-gu, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, Postal Code 17019
Address in Korean:
경기도 용인시 처인구 중부대로 1199(삼가동)
- Call the Mayor: 1-714-738-6311
- Send a Twitter message!
Suggested message to the Mayor of Fullerton
Dear Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald and the City Council members:
Please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
The Korean internet searches resulted in: 317 Health Food Centers which commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and 170 dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Yongin alone.
Fullerton should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Yongin Mayor Chan-Min Jeong to close down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers and restaurants who 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-jennifer-fitzgerald-of-fullerton-california-tell-sister-city-yongin-s-korea-that-we-re-opposed-to-torture-consumption-of-dogs-cats
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