Sister City Campaign – Seoul, South Korea – Washington, DC

Campaign updated on 2/28/2023.

Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser: 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 Washington, DC, in 2006.

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. Berit Lönnvik
    Berit LönnvikDecember 26,18


  2. Felton
    FeltonMarch 15,20

    Please help shut down all horrific dog and cat meat trades
    I hate animal cruelty period.

  3. Tracy Mosier
    Tracy MosierJanuary 6,22

    There is a place in hell for sick fucks that do this or condone it. Stop it now.

  4. Darla Grove
    Darla GroveJanuary 6,22

    This practice is abhorrent. All cat and dog meat consumption must stop – NOW!

  5. susannebrock
    susannebrockJanuary 6,22

    Have these people no compassion to inflick such pain and cruelty on these animals. stop this cruel Barbaric trade

  6. Sheila Glover
    Sheila GloverJanuary 7,22

    This abomination must no longer be tolerated. What kind of nation allows this hellish cruelty that is not just disgusting in its barbarism but carried out in a filthy and unsanitary conditions? What does this tell us about South Korea?

  7. Clara COPPOLANI
    Clara COPPOLANIJanuary 10,22


    SYLVIA ZERBIBJanuary 10,22


  9. 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!!!

  10. Lilia Birleson
    Lilia BirlesonFebruary 28,23

    This is MURDER. This has to end. Innocent Animals are being slaughtered for human consumption. This is wrong and this is illegal. We have to shut down all these illegal farms NOW. All animals deserve to live a good quality of life. Not be killed for human consumption. These poor helpless Animals are being tortured and killed. This is barbaric and horrific. We have to shut down all these illegal farms NOW. End the slaughter of innocent Animals NOW.

  11. sheena palmer
    sheena palmerFebruary 28,23

    Horrific & cruel treatment of sentient beings is inexcusable

  12. Patricia Orlando
    Patricia OrlandoFebruary 28,23

    Please shut down these illegal farms. Animals are suffering horrific cruelty and suffering.These places spread diseases.

  13. Anne Steph
    Anne StephMarch 1,23

    Human demons at work. Dogs, cats are not meant to be eaten nor is any animal meant to suffer at the hands of human beings. Animals belong to the God who made them and these monsters at the top levels who allow such suffering will one day, be held to account for such abominations and murder. Stop this horror before you reap, what you people, have sown.

  14. Darla Grove
    Darla GroveMarch 1,23


  15. Jona
    JonaMarch 1,23

    Alle, die an diesen unfassbaren Greueltaten beteiligt sind, kann man nicht als Menschen bezeichnen. Es sind Bestien in Menschengestalt! Von der Züchtung, dem Transport. der brutalen Behandlung und noch grausameren Tötung, alles mafiöse Machenschaften. Für mich ist die Untätigkeit der Regierung bzw. deren zuständigen Beamten ausschlaggebend dafür, dass diese verantwortungslosen, mittelalterlichen Überlieferungen im 21.Jahrhundert immer noch an der Tagesordnung sind. Es iost eine Schande, wie sie nicht größer sein könnte, denn das Land zeigt sich fortschrittlich in Sachen Technik, jedoch in Sachen Tierschutz total rückständig und verantwortungslos. Ich fordere die Regierung auf, endlich tätig zu werden, entsprechende Gesetze zum Schutz hilfloser Mitgeschöpfe, deren Einhaltung, also strenge Überwachung und Verstöße gegen die Gesetze hart geahndet werden. Moralisch/ethisches Handeln, Verantwortung und Mitgefühl für Tiere sucht man hier vergeblich. Alle Menschen, die an diesem Geschäft beteiligt sind, sind verroht, gefühllos und verantwortungslos in hohem Maße. Wer hilflose Tiere so grausam und brutal behandelt und tötet, verhä#lt sich Menschen egegenüber genau so!


    Por favor no sigan asesinando perros ni gatos, son seres sintientes e inteligentes y merecen trato etico, consideracion y respeto

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