Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin: Please tell your Sister State, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, that you oppose the torture and consumption of dogs and cats.
Sharing from: https://koreandogs.org/sister-state-gyeonggi-virginia/
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.
Korean news reported on 8/23/2022, “Gyeonggi Province Governor Kim Dong-yeon and Virginia State Senator Chap Petersen agreed to resume policy consultations between Gyeonggi Province and Virginia and cooperate to expand exchanges.”
In Gyeonggi province, there are countless 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 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’ Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be in Gyeonggi Province 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/
Documentary: Cruel Death of South Korea’s Dogs. Dogs Are Innocent. (한국 댕댕이 잔혹사: 개는 죄가 없다)
“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