Sister City Campaign – Yongin, South Korea – Fullerton, California

Campaign Updated 4/22/2023.

Fullerton, California: Tell Sister City, Yongin, South Korea, that 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.

Yongin became a Sister city to Fullerton, California, in 2004.

In Yongin, there are numerous illegal dog farms and 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 slaughterhouses killing dogs with an electric iron skewer. Sick dogs neglect, dog carcasses fed to dogs, 53 dog farms discovered. ‘전기 꼬챙이’ 도살, 병든 반려견 방치. 개농장 53곳 무더기 적발. 6/22/21, TV Chosun News..

Video: Illegal dog farm in Yongin, Korea, where the dead dogs are piled up like trash and the CARE activists are assaulted by the dog farmer. Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE).

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

Yongin is one of the largest dog meat suppliers and consumption cities in South Korea. There are numerous dog farms and dog slaughterhouses in Yongin. Korean web searches of Yongin turn up dozens of dog meat restaurants and so-called “Health Centers” that commonly serve soup made of dog meat as phony elixirs (also known as dog soju). 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 Yongin to supply these outlets.

Please click HERE for the partial list of numerous dog farms and slaughterhouses in Yongin. There could be many more large and small dog farms in Yongin. There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption, yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

Call for Action

  • ☎️ Call the Fullerton mayor and the city council members.

    Mayor Fred Jung (714)738-6311
    Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Whitaker (714) 981-8474
    Council Member Nick Dunlap (714) 738-6311
    Council Member Shana Charles (714) 738-6311
    Council Member Ahmad Zahra (714) 738-6311

  • ☎️ Suggested phone message

    Hello, I’m calling to speak to someone in the Mayor’s Office to ask for their help on an important issue regarding your Sister city, Yongin, in South Korea.

    If I could explain: Yongin’s massive dog-meat industry is brutalizing and inflicting indescribable cruelty against the hundreds of thousands of dogs in that city, even though it is illegal under South Korean Law – but the laws are not enforced. The dog and cat meat trades involve extreme and widespread animal cruelty, and the animals suffer unimaginable pain and distress. They cannot speak for themselves, so I am calling. And I believe that your city would wish to be made aware of this issue, as you would not want to be affiliated with a city where illegal and immoral torture is being carried out on any animal, and particularly not on ones that are loyal, trusting creatures, which look up to us humans as their guardians.

    These illegal trades are being allowed to continue by Yongin authorities – even though there is growing opposition from pet guardians across South Korea and worldwide.

    So, I am asking you to please speak with your counterparts in Yongin to urge them to enforce their laws, not ignore them, and to show compassion to their companion animals and respect to their citizens by bringing these trades to an end.

    This is the time to make a change; this is the time to stop the illegal, inhumane, and unnecessary cruelty. I know South Korea has many beautiful, admirable, and noble practices and customs worth preserving, but this is not one of them.

    Thank you for your time and understanding.

  • Send a Twitter message!
    .@FullertonCA .@yicouncil #Fullerton: Tell Sister City #Yongin #SouthKorea, that you oppose the torture and consumption of #dogs #cats. #dogmeat #catmeat 😢 🐾

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

Photos: Illegal dog farm in Yongin, Korea, where the dead dogs are piled up like trash and the CARE activists are assaulted by the dog farmer. Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE).

  1. Elaine Brum
    Elaine BrumJune 20,16

    Stop that evil act of killing and eating dogs and cats

  2. Elaine Brum
    Elaine BrumJune 20,16

    Stop killing dogs ,evil and sadistic subhumans

  3. Donna Taylor
    Donna TaylorJune 20,16

    An eye for an eye is required.

  4. Yeowol Kim
    Yeowol KimJune 21,16

    Stop torturing, slaughtering and eating dogs and cats !

  5. faith
    faithJune 23,16

    i wish more people know about u nami kim! im spreading the word!

  6. Hollie Hollon
    Hollie HollonJune 23,16

    We stand behind you Nami Kim in all your efforts to save these poor innocent animals. Good luck and may good win over evil and these horrible and vile murders stop now!!i

  7. Beth J
    Beth JJune 25,16

    Here is the letter I sent to the Fullerton officials (via email and FB pages) and cc’d to the Mayor of Yongin with his own letter:
    Dear Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald and the City Council members:

    Please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry:

    Also please watch the undercover video from the documentary trailer by the Korea Observer:

    Let me get right to the point:
    The City of Fullerton should not be a Sister city to any city that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten.

    These are not the acts of desperately hungry people, but of despicably callous and barbaric sadists acting **for profit**.

    Searches of the Korean internet results in 317 so-called “Health Food Centers” — these commonly sell dog/cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju), PLUS 170 (!) dog meat soup restaurants in and around the city of Yongin alone.

    This is not only unacceptable, this is DESPICABLE.

    Please notify Yongin Mayor Chan-Min Jeong of your awareness of the worldwide protests against this horrific (and supposedly illegal) industry in their country and vehemently urge them to close down ALL dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers and restaurants who serve their products as soon as humanly possible.

    An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress:

    Horrified animal lovers the world over demand immediate action on this extremely troubling matter.

    Thank you for your efforts to help us put an end to these atrocities.

  8. christa.oostenrijk
    christa.oostenrijkJuly 8,16


  9. Jean Clelland-Morin
    Jean Clelland-MorinJuly 8,16

    The Only Logical and Moral response is VEGANISM ! ! !

  10. ELizabeth Mooney
    ELizabeth MooneySeptember 16,21

    What will it take for you South Korean to stop killing dogs, cats and other animals that are not suitable for the dinner table? Stop being stubborn people and start changing your ways and avoid eating these animals. It’s no wonder why there is the corona virus and other diseases effecting your health

  11. Mia Hellstroem
    Mia HellstroemSeptember 16,21

    No country can call themselves civilized sanctioning sadistic cruelty to animals.
    Anyone participating and/or condoning these henious crimes of sadistic torture of animals are a disgrace to humanity.
    This is NOT how humans conduct themselves and still call themselves humans!

    [email protected]September 18,21

    The Korean Government need to act NOW. What they are allowing to happen in there Country 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 to for human consumption. Shut down these illegal farms NOW. Dogs and cats lives matter too. End the MURDER of these innocent Animals.

  13. Eleanor McElroy
    Eleanor McElroySeptember 21,21

    Only monsters could commit these evil acts to innocent animals

  14. Anu Sipiläinen
    Anu SipiläinenJuly 28,22

    Lopettakaa tuo kauhea julmuus korille ja kissoille! Olette hirviöitä !!!

  15. Darla Grove
    Darla GroveJuly 28,22

    My heart aches when I see any torture and slaughter of our wonderful animals. Cats and dogs are our family members. Why do people have to be so cruel? Please please please stop it all now!

  16. Sue
    SueJuly 31,22


  17. Dianne Field
    Dianne FieldApril 23,23

    No country can call itself civilised and allow this barbaric slaughter to continue. It’s humanity at it worst, pure evil.

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