Sister State Campaign – Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea – Castile and León, Spain

President Juan Vicente Herrera Campo of Castile and León, Spain: Tell Sister State, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Gyeongsangbuk-do Governor Kwan-Yong Kim

Gyeongsangbuk-do Governor Kwan-Yong Kim

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.

Gyeongsangbuk-do became Sister State with Castile and León in 2005.
In Gyeongsangbuk-do, there are countless 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 public and in 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 Gyeongsangbuk-do’s dog meat demand.

Shown below are two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first 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.”

The searches resulted in dozens of 1,281 Health Food Shops and 281 restaurants in the vicinity of Gyeongsangbuk-do.

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 Gyeongsangbuk-do to supply these outlets.

Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

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

Call for Action

  • Send Email:
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  • Send letter (Use the below-suggested message or petition):Presidente de la Junta de Castilla y León
    Pza. de Castilla y León,1 – C.P.: 47008 – Valladolid

    Send a copy of your letter to Gyeongsangbuk-do Governor Kwan-Yong Kim:
    Governor Kwan-Yong Kim
    Gyeongsangbuk-do Provincial Government
    455, Docheong-daero, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    Postal Code 36759
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    김관용 경상북도지사님
    36759 경상북도 안동시 풍천면 도청대로 455
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page:
    Castile and León
    Governor Kwan-Yong Kim

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message – In Spanish

    Asunto: Junta de Castilla y León, Comunidad Hermana de Gyeongsangbuk-do, Corea del Sur

    Estimado Señor Presidente de la Junta de Castilla y León,
    Respetuosamente pedimos que tenga a bien observar estos videos correspondientes al comercio de carne de perro en Corea del Sur:

    ¿Considera Usted que Castilla y León debería ser Comunidad Hermana de cualquier otra que permita torturar y comer perros y gatos? Por favor, inste al Gobernador de Gyeongsangbuk-do Kwan-Yong Kim a que ponga fin a las granjas ilegales de perro, y a los mataderos, mercados, transportes y restaurantes que utilicen productos de aquel origen. Está en curso una petición en línea solicitando su apoyo para terminar con la crueldad inherente a la industria de carnes de perro y gato en Corea del Sur:
    Se solicita el favor de su respuesta.
    Muchas gracias,

    Suggested email/letter/Facebook message

    Subject: Sister State – Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

    Dear President Campo,

    We ask you to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry:

    Do you think that Castile and León should be a Sister State to any province that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten? Please urge Gyeongsangbuk-do Governor Kwan-Yong Kim to close down all those illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers, and restaurants that serve these animal products. An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress:
    The favor of your reply is requested.
    Thank you,

    [Your Name & City/Country]

  • Call the Mayor’s Office: 983 411 115, 983 411 116, 983 410 409
    Fax: 983 411 300

    Suggested phone message

    Hello, I’m calling to speak to someone in the President’s Office to ask for their help on an important issue regarding your Sister State, Gyeongsangbuk-do in South Korea.

    If I could explain: dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in that province, 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 which is why I am calling on their behalf. And, I believe that your region would wish to be made aware of this issue, as they would not want to be affiliated with a province 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 Korean authorities – even though there is growing opposition from pet owners across South Korea, and throughout the world.

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

    With the Winter Olympics coming up in 2018, this is the time to make change; this is the time to stop the illegal, inhumane and unnecessary cruelty. I know that 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!

    Suggested Twitter text

    .@kimkwanyong1 .@gyeongsangbukdo .@jcyl‏ Plz Urge Sister State Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea-Stop torture/eating dogs

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

  1. Shelley
    ShelleyOctober 25,17

    Stop this evil, brutal killing of dogs and cats for food. They are animals not food they are mans bestfirend and Gods creatures. They deserve to be in loving homes not be eaten.

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