New Jersey: Tell Friendship City, Seoul, South Korea, that you oppose the torture, killing, and consumption of dogs and cats.

KoreanDogs.org
3 min readNov 21, 2023

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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.

Seoul became a Friendship City to New Jersey on October 18, 2023.

The Korea Joongang Daily reported, “Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon signed an agreement establishing a bilateral relationship and enhancing inter-municipal cooperation in different fields between Seoul and New Jersey on Wednesday. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed during Oh’s meeting with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, part of the governor’s nine-day, multicountry economic mission to East Asia, including visits to Korea and Japan. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, both parties agreed to promote mutual exchanges in a wide variety of economic, academic, social, tourism, cultural, scientific, technological, and environmental fields.”

Seoul Mayor Oh Se-Hoon
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance bilateral cooperation on 10/18/2023. Korea Joongang Daily.

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.

Video: Dog slaughterhouses killing dogs with an electric iron skewer. Sick dogs neglect, dog carcasses fed to dogs, 53 dog farms discovered. ‘전기 꼬챙이’ 도살, 병든 반려견 방치. 개농장 53곳 무더기 적발. 6/22/21, TV Chosun News.. https://youtu.be/m_n_GPQPbmw
Video: South Korea’s shocking cruelty of dog meat industry. Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE).
Video: ‘Street of Horror’ Dog slaughterhouses in the heart of Seoul

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.

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