Animals Buried Alive in Korea
  • Petitioned Mr Yoo Jeong-Bok

This petition was delivered to:

Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Mr Yoo Jeong-Bok
HE Mr Choo Kyu Ho
Han Duk-soo
Consul General at the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto
His Excellency Mr. Hong Ji-in
Chief Veterinary Officer and Canada’s OIE representative
Dr. Brian Evans

Animals Buried Alive in Korea

    1. Carin Zellerman
    2. Petition by

      Carin Zellerman

      Stockholm, Sweden

Over 8 million animals have been killed so far and more will be killed in South Korea, as part of the culling operations due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD). The government started vaccinating animals only recently, but the use of vaccines has been limited. To slow down the outbreak, the government decided to also cull healthy animals within the danger zones. The Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) has strongly advocated for the government to stop the massacre. 

"FMD-Pigs Buried Alive in Korea"

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Recent signatures


    1. Carin Zellerman
      Petition Organizer

      South Korea’s worst outbreak of FMD has been brought under control, and the live burials have ceased for now. Nearly 9,000,000 were killed in the FMD and bird flu culls, with more than 90% of the animals buried alive.

      The Minister for Agriculture has offered his resignation and taken responsibility for the poor management of the outbreak. South Korea has a history of FMD outbreaks, with this recent one being the fifth since year 2000 - mass culls are practically an annual event. The Korean government and the Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) will be monitoring the situation. To stay updated, please visit KARA’s homepage:

    2. Reached 6 signatures
    3. Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Some of these burial sites are close to schools, raising concern that water supplies will be contaminated: How many more reasons does Korea need to stop burying animal alive?

    4. Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      South Korean religious groups have joined the protest of the live animal burials:

    5. Reached 5 signatures
    6. Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Add environmental threat to animal cruelty in this situation: South Korea's Environment Minister said these mass burials could cause "an unprecedented environmental disaster."

    7. South Korea Buries 1.4 Million Pigs Alive

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Pigs suffering from an historic outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in South Korea have not been vaccinated against the disease. Instead, more than 1.4 million of them have been piled on top of one another in truck beds and driven to mass...


    Reasons for signing

    • Mary Besignano OTTO, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      maybe when these people have a disease they can be buried alive also, so it won't spread...

      All this is so in humane..........

      Why all this killing????

    • Leslie Wildman MOBILE, UNITED STATES
      • over 3 years ago

      This is just plain wrong and heartless!!!

    • Jennifer Hansbro FORT MILL, SC
      • over 3 years ago

      Wow and this could have been prevented spending 100 million on vaccines, yet they brutally murdered the poor animals and spent 365 million!!

    • kelley bethea MURRAY, UT
      • over 3 years ago

      Not only is this inhumane, but aren't you at all concerned with the contamination issues of the soil when theses poor creatures that you have horrendously murdered in a very sick and cruel way, start decomposing? Shame on you South Korea. You truly continue to disgust me.

    • Jodi Hopkins BOSTON, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      Let us treat each other as we would want to be treated/

      In 2011 we must end this form of barbarity.


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