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Sister State Campaign – Gyeonggi Province, South Korea – Utah

Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox: Tell your Sister State, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, that you are 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.

Gyeonggi-do Governor Lee Jae-Myung

Gyeonggi Province became a Sister State with Utah in 1983.

In Gyeonggi province, there are countless dog farms, 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 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: 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 Gyeonggi Province’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 thousands of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in Gyeonggi Province.

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 Gyeonggi Province 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

  1. Ellen Baer
    Ellen BaerNovember 17,21

    Cat and Dog farms are disgusting and cruel. It is hard to phantom that intelligent humans could be so awful. There is no excuse for abuse!

  2. Marjorie Hass
    Marjorie HassNovember 18,21

    This is nasty, cruel and disgusting. It needs to be stopped now.

  3. Jane Nash
    Jane NashNovember 20,21

    The monsters who do this are definitely not human as the levels of cruelty are beyond belief. A dog chained in its own filth, unable to move, no cover – and they eat this animal claiming it gives them mystical powers and extra testosterone….

  4. Ashley Swinney
    Ashley SwinneyNovember 24,21

    This is beyond sick….I have no words.

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