Basel-Stadt, Switzerland: Tell Friendship City, Seoul, South Korea, that you oppose the torture, killing, and consumption of dogs and cats.
Sharing from: https://koreandogs.org/seoul-basel-stadt/
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 October 4, 2022, “The memorandum was signed by the president of the government of the canton of Basel-Stadt, Beat Jans, and Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon. The agreement is based on commonalities and shared interests, focuses on innovation in economic and scientific fields, social and urban development to extend support to participating actors, and access at the political level, a Swiss Embassy press statement said.”
In Seoul, there are numerous 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 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 Seoul’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 many hundreds of Health Centers and dog meat restaurants in Seoul.
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 Seoul to supply these outlets.
There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption, yet these laws are blatantly ignored.
What You Can Do: https://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/
Call for Action: https://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/call-for-action/
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” -Mahatma Gandhi
“한 국가의 위대함과 도덕성은 그 나라의 동물들이 어떻게 대우받고 있는지를 보면 알 수 있다.” -마하트마 간디