Letter to Mayor of Daegu
To Daegu City Mayor Hong Junpyo,
Moran Dog Market in Sungnam City and Gupo Dog Market in Busan have been officially closed for over 2 years. It is time that Daegu City followed suit.
There is a marked decline in the consumption of dog and cat meat across the nation. According to a recent poll, 60% of Korean citizens support a complete ban on the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat.
As Mayor of Daegu City, we call upon you to do the following:
- Permanently close Chilsung Dog Market
- Outlaw the sale of dog and cat meat
- Outlaw the raising and sale of these animals for slaughter
- Close all dog and cat slaughter houses, “health food” shops (보신원), and dog meat restaurants throughout Daegu City.