Jeonju, 2nd City going dog meat free, Task Team of Animal Welfare Plan
Another future dog meat free city? Nami met with mayor Kim of Jeonju city. This is one city with separate animal welfare unit in the city office whereas 99% of animal welfare is handled by animal disease control or livestock management unit in all the 80 cities across Korea.
Looks like one more city is going towards dog meat free. Mayor Kim is young and re-elected in June 2018. We will need to come up with numbers of dog farms and dog meat restaurants in the city. the master plan is out by the Task Team, so much work to do together.
Jeonju team in Jeonju city consists of four members. Jeonghee and her Action For Animals in the region is raising awareness about dog meat in the city. Jeonghee and Prof.Lim are the key members. Prof.Lim is a veterinarian teaching at the veterinary school of Chunbuk National University working together with the mayor and the team. I am invited by the city as an adviser of the Animal Welfare Master Plan Project commissioned by the city. Mr.Yang and Mr. Cho as a team is in charge of animal welfare plan going out to meet with dog farms and dog meat restaurants owners. As of July 2018, we have identified there are 19 dog meat restaurants in the city. Currently, the team is meeting with restaurant owners to encourage change menu and signs, or switch business type and shut down.
18th July, 2018 on our 3rd visit to Mayor Kim together with Jess Abella Gilroy (US animal rights activist), he has announced it that the city is going to be animal friendly and the task force team is formed. We have five buses running the streets of Jeonju from early May 2018.
1st Meeting in May 2018
2nd Meeting in June 2018 to deliver petition signatures.
3rd Meeting in July 2018
5th Meeting with mayor Kim of Jeonju 10th October