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Sister City Campaign – Seoul Gangnam District, South Korea – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss: Tell Sister City, Seoul Gangnam District, 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.

Seoul Gangnam-gu Mayor Jeong Sun-Gyun

Seoul Gangnam District became Sister city with Grand Rapids, Michigan on September 26, 2021.

Culture, art, high-end shops, first-class hotels and fashionable streets – all can be found within Gangnam District in the ‘City of Korean Cultural Center and Global Advancement” regrettably, so can the dog meat restaurants and so-called ‘health-food centers’, places where horribly abused and brutally slaughtered dogs and cats are served up as food and drinks.

In South Korea, 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, stabbing 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 Seoul Gangnam District’s dog meat demand.

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 Gangnam District.

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 Seoul Gangnam District to supply all of these outlets.

Naver search of Seoul Gangnam-gu District dog meat and dog elixir
Naver search of Seoul Gangnam-gu District dog meat and dog elixir

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

Call for Action

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

  1. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenOctober 17,21

    Lopettakaa tuo julmuus lemmikeille, ne eivät ole syötäviä vaan rakastettavia olentoja ! Olette barbaareja !!!

  2. Robert Ferrara
    Robert FerraraOctober 17,21

    This needs to stop 🚏

  3. Liliaeileen@gmail.com
    [email protected]October 18,21

    This torture and abuse of Dogs and Cats has to end NOW.
    We have to END this. Dogs and cats were not put on this earth for human consumption. They are loved throughout the World. They are companions to people and there families. Dogs and Csts bring pleasure to people’s lives. They were not put on this earth to be tortured and abused.
    Those involved in the brutal MURDER of these innocent Animals, should be imprisoned for there act of cruelty and MURDER to these helpless Animals.
    Shut down these illegal farms NOW.

  4. Helena Hernandez
    Helena HernandezOctober 18,21

    I AGREE THAT CATS AND DOGS AREN’T CREATED FOR FOOD, IT IS UNHEALTHY TO EAT THESE TWO, GOD CREATED THESE TWO FOR COMPANIONS TO US, NOT FOOD…..THIS HAS TO STOP ASAP, LOOK UP AND SEE THE TRUTH

  5. ANA
    ANAOctober 18,21

    This crime must stop inmediately! Karma for all the monsters!!!

  6. Patti Harter
    Patti HarterOctober 18,21

    Animals are sentient beings and deserve respect and kind treatment. What Korea does to these animals is considered evil beyond mention.

  7. Ben Scarr
    Ben ScarrOctober 18,21

    Animals are living being with personalities, so they are part of the human family as world belongs to them even more so than it does us humans. Animals have eyes and ears just like us, love and fear just like us. And should be treated with love and respect just like us humans. Stop this depraved and barbaric murdering of animals in Korea, it’s beyond unacceptable and must stop because it’s evil.

  8. Roger Cardillo
    Roger CardilloOctober 18,21

    I’m SICK of people harming animals!!!!!!!! What the hell gives you the right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Pam
    PamOctober 18,21

    I PRAY TO GOD TO PLEASE BLESS AND PROTECT HIS MOST INNOCENTS,HIS ANIMALS,

  10. Rui
    RuiOctober 18,21

    Im gona send the email, cant be quiet and see this happen.
    Must do anything.

  11. Marchand
    MarchandOctober 20,21

    Arrêtez ces cruautés !!!!!!!! Respectez ces animaux !!!!!!!!

  12. Sue
    SueOctober 27,21

    Emails sent. Hope most get through this time.

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