Sister City Campaign – Seoul, South Korea – San Francisco, California

Campaign updated on 2/28/2023.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed: Tell Sister City Seoul, South Korea, you oppose 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 became a Sister City to San Francisco, California in 1976.

In Seoul, there are numerous 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; 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: ‘Street of Horror’ Dog slaughterhouses in the heart of Seoul

Video: Dogs who suffered their entire lives are electric tortured and killed in cages—South Korea’s horrific dog meat industry. jtbc News.[추적보도 훅] 철창 갇힌 채 감전사…’먹히기 위해’ 죽어가는 개들 / JTBC 뉴스룸

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Seoul’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 hundreds of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in Seoul.

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 Seoul to supply these outlets.

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

Call for Action

  1. Tracy Mosier
    Tracy MosierJanuary 7,22

    I can only hope any person that supports this and condones this should meet the same fate

  2. Janine Amano
    Janine AmanoJanuary 7,22

    Stop this barbaric slaughter on dogs!

    [email protected]January 7,22

    This is illegal and barbaric. Dogs and cats were not put on this earth to be tortured and abused. They were not put on this earth for human consumption. We need to end the slaughter of innocent Animals. It is MURDER. Those involved should be prosecuted and imprisoned for there act of cruelty to innocent Animals.

  4. Naseem Mahmood
    Naseem MahmoodJanuary 7,22

    This horrific brutal torture and inflicting horrific pain and suffering on defenseless dogs and animals in general goes against humanity.what godless and heartless monsters are you.I hope that the creator of all humanity sends you a disease in your heartless bodies so you suffer the same fate pure evil heartless inhuman behavior.

  5. Darla Grove
    Darla GroveJanuary 7,22

    This wicked, evil, abhorrent abuse, torture and slaughter of such beautiful creatures must be stopped! Please!

  6. Helena
    HelenaJanuary 7,22

    Please please stop this immediately, dogs are not for food, they are God’s pets, and he created them to be companions for everybody , please stop this now

  7. Rachel Byrd
    Rachel ByrdJanuary 7,22

    Can’t watch the horrific videos. Knowing that these wonderful animals are being treated so horrificly badly, it’s as if not only do these monsters have no respect, it’s downright hatred. Please God, make them stop

  8. Gina DLeon
    Gina DLeonJanuary 8,22


  9. Hermine Willey
    Hermine WilleyJanuary 10,22

    Dogs have served man since the dawn of time. Cats have served when there was an overpopulation of rats and mice who were eating your crops. The cruelty and torture of these animals to devour with relish as a Holiday needs to end. These butchers have turned your nation into a country that no tourist will visit or eat in your restaurants.

  10. Elizabeth Ferrari
    Elizabeth FerrariJanuary 10,22

    This is truly evil. These creatures give us love and stand beside us when times are bad. So we need to do the same for them.
    Do the right thing.

  11. Jacqui Collins
    Jacqui CollinsJanuary 11,22

    This is disgusting to treat these beautiful creatures or any creature in this manner is why mother nature is biting back with the covid-19 disease being unleashed you would think these monsters would stop there evil, the problem is it has killed innocent people and killed most countrys economy’s not to mention peoples mental health, I wish that these people get the same happen to them over and over in there afterlife.

  12. Ben Scarr
    Ben ScarrJanuary 26,22

    Stop this barbaric cruelty and murder of Dogs and Cats for meat, especially as animals are sentience beings just like us humans!!!

  13. Jutta Schröter
    Jutta SchröterJanuary 26,22

    tierquäler jeder art, setze ich mit mörden gleich. der mensch hat vergessen oder ist zu blöd um zu wissen, das menschen auch nur tiere sind


    Monster korea boycott korea

  15. Urszula Lund
    Urszula LundMarch 2,23

    HOW LONG will the WORLD watch unspeakable tortures inflicted on dogs and cats at South Korea’s dog-meat markets and do nothing about it. How can you talk about “peace” and “democracy” while shocking horrors are regularly committed on defenseless, loving and innocent animals in front of your eyes! Skinning dogs and cats alive, cooking them alive and other appalling tortures shall NOT BE SILENCED, but openly directed to the South-Korean President. We live in 2023 and this abomination must end!

  16. Ute Ergul
    Ute ErgulMarch 3,23

    This is disgusting and a babarian dooing
    Stop it

  17. Dermot Horgan
    Dermot HorganMarch 23,23

    treating animals like this is evil and disgusting
    eating dogs is wrong and must stop
    karma will get you

  18. Amanda
    AmandaMarch 23,23

    This is disgusting I can’t believe it’s still going on are we ever gonna stop it I love dogs they have hearts & souls my dog is my best friend

  19. MS
    MSJune 23,23

    Shut down Dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, markets & restaurants — We have enough FOOD on our Menus — we do NOT NEED to abuse & kill Animals — this tradition is IMMORAL & CRUEL — Release Animals for Adoption — DO THE RIGHT THING.

  20. MARI
    MARIJuly 14,23

    NOT about “culture” — we are talking about unconscionable, depraved, sadistic, immoral, insane, hateful TREATMENT of Dogs & Cats — Dogs & Cats suffer greatly before their brutal deaths — Dogs & Cats deserve life, love & care — we must SAVE & PROTECT Dogs & Cats — we need to RISE and SHOUT OUT from the rooftops

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