Sister City Campaign – Suwon, South Korea – Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona: Tell Sister City, Suwon, 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.

Suwon Mayor Yeom Tae-Young

Suwon became a Sister city with Phoenix, Arizona, in October 2021.

Culture, art, high-end shops, high tech companies, including the headquarters for electronics giant Samsung – all can be found within the city of Suwon, regrettably, so can the dog meat restaurants and so-called ‘health 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 broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry and are subject to the same cruelty.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of Suwon’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 Suwon.

Click HERE for the photos of dog meat restaurants & ‘Health Center’ in Nam-Moon and Ji-Dong Markets in Suwon.

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 Suwon 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.

Call for Action

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

  1. Sheri-Ann Palmieri
    Sheri-Ann PalmieriOctober 18,21

    Horrific, this must end!

  2. Nancy burger
    Nancy burgerOctober 18,21

    Boycott all countries that allow this cruelty to any and all animals!!

  3. Deborah Moore
    Deborah MooreOctober 18,21

    Please end the horendous animal meat trade, animals are living creature of God and are not food for consumption.

  4. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenOctober 18,21

    Lopettakaa nuo lemmikkien julmuudet ja heti !

  5. Patricia Orlando
    Patricia OrlandoOctober 19,21

    Please stop this horrific cruelty of dogs.

  6. Monica Lucchi
    Monica LucchiOctober 19,21


  7. Dana
    DanaOctober 19,21

    Psy i koty są naszymi przyjaciółmi a nie mięsem do jedzenia.

  8. Ben Scarr
    Ben ScarrOctober 19,21

    Stop this depraved and barbaric murdering of animals. Animals are no different to us humans. They love, desire and fear just as we humans to. Anyone who thinks murdering animals is okay, is backward and should be locked up.

  9. Marchand
    MarchandOctober 19,21

    Stop !!! stop !!! A ces cruautés …

  10. Vivian Caramanna
    Vivian CaramannaOctober 19,21

    Animals feel cry hurt like humans think of people eating your children when you take another bite.

  11. Naomi Semeniuk
    Naomi SemeniukOctober 21,21

    New York City hates the dog meat & cat meat industry & has been protesting against dog & cat meat consumption for decades!! This is the most evil practice that should have been banned years & years ago & there’s been NO PROGRESS at all!!!! Zero progress with zero results!!!!! Shame on you South Korea!!!!! Shame!!!

  12. Sue
    SueNovember 1,21

    Email sent, hope it does some good

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