Sister State Campaign – Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea

Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland: Tell Sister State, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, 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.

Gyeongsangnam-do Province Governor Jun-Pyo Hong

Gyeongsangnam-do Province Governor Joon-Pyo Hong

Gyeongsangnam-do Province of South Korea became a sister state with the U.S. state of Maryland in 1991.

This, despite the fact that Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea is responsible for a horrendous dog and cat meat trade.

In South Korea, home to global companies such as Hyundai, Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK, and POSCO, an estimated 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year because of the greed of dog eaters and the dog meat industry, and the profound indifference of the majority of South Koreans who do nothing to stop this. One of the provinces that supports the illegal mass breeding and brutal slaughter of dogs for human consumption is Gyeongsangnam-do.

Have you ever wondered what Hell is like? Click HERE to watch one of four parts undercover video from the Gupo Dog Meat Market in Busan, Gyeongsangnam-do. There are no words to describe the daily horror of this “Hell On Earth.” And there are so many markets like this all around Gyeongsangnam-do.

Countless dog farms and slaughterhouses are scattered throughout Gyeongsangnam-do and they truly are hell on earth for the defenseless dogs suffering there. Man’s best friend exists for their entire lives in squalid, feces encrusted raised wire cages in utter misery only to be slaughtered in the most horrific of ways – by electrocution, a hammer blow to the neck, being hung or beaten, bleeding to death from a slashed throat, being burned to death from a blowtorch, or thrown into a vat of boiling water while still alive. Busan, Yangsan, Gimhae, Jinju, Changwon, Uiryeong; and on goes the list of cities in Gyeongsangnam-do where these terrible atrocities are perpetrated.

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

No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
To make this easy we’ve included text for your call and emails below.

Please sign, call and email today!

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

  • Click HERE to send an online message to Governor Larry Hogan!
  • Click HERE to send an online message to Lt. Governor Rutherford!
  • Call the Governor’s Office! 410-974-3901
  • Send letter! (Use below suggested message or petition):
    Governor Larry Hogan
    100 State Circle
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401-1925 USA

Suggested message:

Dear Governor Larry Hogan:

Please watch the below undercover videos from your Sister State, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea:
Busan Gupo Market
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:
Dog farm for meat
Part 1:
Part 2:

Maryland should not be a sister state to any state that allows dogs and cats to be tortured and eaten. Please urge Gyeongsangnam-do Governor Joon-Pyo Hong to close down all illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, markets, truckers and restaurants who serve their 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 & Address

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

Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do.  Photo:  Nami Kim.

Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do. Photo: Nami Kim.

Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do.  Photo:  Nami Kim.

Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do. Photo: Nami Kim.

Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do.  Photo:  Nami Kim.

Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do. Photo: Nami Kim.

  1. julie herbert
    julie herbertApril 21,15

    This has got to stop!

  2. Ray Hawkins
    Ray HawkinsApril 22,15

    This illegal slaughter and marketing of dogs is barbarous. Please reach out to your sister state of Gyeongsangnam-do and urge them to abandon this cruel and morally offensive practice.

  3. John Pasqua
    John PasquaApril 23,15


  4. Tracy Meredith
    Tracy MeredithApril 23,15

    Dreadful, cruel, unnecessary. Please help stop this.

  5. carol watson
    carol watsonApril 23,15

    you can always go on line @ KOREANDOGS.ORG and see the undercover cruelty and abuse and that will make you sick to your stomach.If you have any compassion in your heart you will want to stop this evil.vile sickening practise immediately.

  6. Leslie
    LeslieApril 23,15

    End the barbaric dog and cat meat trade and slaughter in South Korea. These sensitive animals are kept in filthy cages, many piled on top of each other, before they are hauled out, beaten, tortured, electrocuted, hung, skinned alive, in front of the other dogs who are cowering terrified in their cages. This cruelty has got to stop. Dogs and cats are torched and cooked alive, in the belief that the more they suffer, the more tender their meat will be.

    Please stop this horrific abuse of animals. Shut down the illegal dog meat markets, and cruel treatment of the animals that are humans’ best friends.

  7. Andrea Daucher
    Andrea DaucherApril 23,15

    Please Stopp it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. MS
    MSApril 24,15

    WHAT SANE AND MORAL SOCIETY WOULD ALLOW THIS? Dogs and puppies die of diseases are tossed away like garbage, left in front of cages to rot while the momma dogs watch in terror and despair. PLEASE, LET’S DO THE RIGHT THING — LET’S SHOW THE WORLD THAT DOING WHAT IS RIGHT IS ALWAYS THE BEST OPTION. Think of your children — think of the future — think of ALL children — LET’S ABOLISH AND DESTROY THESE DRACONIAN, BRUTAL FARMS — LET’S RESCUE THESE DOGS AND CATS.

  9. David Roney
    David RoneyApril 25,15

    I am unable to watch these videos. I can’t get them out of my head when i do. However I sign all petitions and send all email about sister citys that are available to send. I will NOT stop. I can’t believe that this happens to animals that we raised for thousands of years to aid and help us. It makes me sick!

  10. alla
    allaJune 5,15

    stop it!

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