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Partnership Campaign – South Korea – Vestas Wind Systems

Vestas President Henrik Andersen: Please tell your Partner Country, South Korea, that you oppose the torture, killing, 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.

The Korea Herald reported on 1/19/2023, “Vestas announced plans to invest $300 million in Korea at a ceremony held Wednesday at a hotel in Davos, Switzerland, with President Yoon Suk Yeol attending. Vestas is a Danish company that ranks first in the world in terms of wind power installation. Vestas plans to establish a large-scale turbine parts production plant in Korea to produce core wind turbine facilities in Korea and export them to the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, it decided to relocate its Asia-Pacific headquarters to Korea and make Korea a key base in the region.”

Yonhap News reported on 6/26/2023, “Under the plan, the company will relocate the Asia-Pacific headquarters from Singapore to Seoul in September and begin the construction of a large-scale turbine parts plant in the first half of 2024 that will produce key equipment for wind turbines for export to the entire Asia-Pacific region.”

Kwangju Ilbo News reported on 6/29/2023, “Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems, the world’s largest wind turbine company, has decided to build a turbine plant in Mokpo. Expectations are growing that the 8.2 GW offshore wind farm development project, which is a vital issue in Jeollanam-do, will accelerate further.”

Attending the ceremony announcing Vestas’ investment in Korea at Davos, Switzerland. 2023.01.18. Office of the President, Republic of Korea.
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon with Vestas’ President/CEO Henrik Andersen after a ceremony in Copenhagen on 3/21/2023 to sign a memorandum of understanding on the Danish firm’s planned relocation of its Asia-Pacific headquarters to Seoul from Singapore. Yonhap News.

A Search Engine reveals the sickening scale of South Korea’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 South Korea.

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 South Korea to supply these outlets.

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

Call for Action

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

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  1. Gladys Umanzor Cabrera
    Gladys Umanzor CabreraSeptember 7,23

    Basta de torturar y asesinar a los NOBLES animales . Ellos no son objetos para lucrar ni devorar .
    Por favor , Korea nota mest dogs , Cats , animals . Not More

  2. Urszula Lund
    Urszula LundSeptember 7,23

    HOW LONG will the WORLD watch unspeakable tortures inflicted on dogs and cats at South Korea’s dog-meat markets and do nothing about it. How can you talk about “peace” and “democracy” while shocking horrors are regularly committed on defenseless, loving and innocent animals in front of your eyes! Skinning dogs and cats alive, cooking them alive and other appalling tortures shall NOT BE SILENCED, but openly directed to the South-Korean President. We live in 2023 and this abomination must end!
    Those who visit this COUNTRY of HORRORS have the obligation to scrutinize its shocking ways of animal abuse and TAKE ACTION!

  3. Lynda bruce
    Lynda bruceSeptember 7,23

    My name is Lynda I live in Scotland United Kingdom there has to be something done about the abuse and torture of these poor dogs and cats it is not right how can anybody in there right mind eat these lovely animals I hate it. This should stop,this is 2023 everybody should be doing something to get through to people to abolish this cruel treatment of animals.

  4. Susanne Lönnvik
    Susanne LönnvikSeptember 7,23

    Stop the suffering, torture and slaughter now‼️‼️‼️‼️🙏

  5. Patricia Orlando
    Patricia OrlandoSeptember 19,23

    This is horrific animal cruelty please put an end to this.

  6. Elisabeth Ekström
    Elisabeth EkströmSeptember 19,23

    Stop this awful sifferminne, torrare and slaughter now at oance !!!!!!!!!

  7. Candace Klein-Loetterle
    Candace Klein-LoetterleSeptember 19,23

    Please stop the torture of these beautiful animals.

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