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Sister City Campaign – Paju, South Korea – Cuenca, Spain

Campaign updated on 3/28/2022.

Cuenca, Spain Mayor Darío Dolz: Tell Sister City, Paju, South Korea, that you are 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.

Paju Mayor Choi Jong-Hwan

Paju became a Sister City to Cuenca, Spain, in 2008.

Sister City signing ceremony of Paju, South Korea and Cuenca, Spain, 10/7/2008.

In Paju, there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets, and dog meat 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 killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs; and this takes place in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry and are subject to the same cruelty.

Video: Dog auction house operating on “Blind Spot”,.. Even on military-owned land?, KBS News, 9/15/2019. (‘단속 사각지대’ 개 경매장 활개…軍 소유 땅에서까지? / KBS뉴스)

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Paju’s dog meat demand.

Health Food Shop selling Dog Elixir in Paju, South Korea

Two searches on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – 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” – resulted in many dozens of “Health Centers” and dog meat restaurants in the vicinity of Paju.

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 present in the vicinity of Paju to supply all of these outlets.

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

파주 개식용 경매에서 도살자에게 팔려와 전기도살 직전 구조되 개들
Dogs sold to butchers at auction for dog meat in Paju and rescued right before electric slaughter.

Call for Action

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

  1. donna adams
    donna adamsMarch 29,22

    end this cruelty

  2. Sylvana Arguello
    Sylvana ArguelloMarch 30,22

    I agree with you a million times!!!

  3. Darla Grove
    Darla GroveApril 2,22

    This is wicked, evil, cruel and must be stopped now! PLEASE!

  4. PHALA BOWLES
    PHALA BOWLESApril 3,22

    STOP THIS EVIL

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