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  • Petitioning Sang-Chul Lee / Il-Yung Lee

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Chair, 22nd 2012 RI World Congress
Sang-Chul Lee / Il-Yung Lee
Ministry of Environment
Minister Seong-Kyu Yun 환경부 윤성규 장관
Ministry for Health and Welfare
Minister Young Jin 보건 복지부 진 영 장관
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Minister Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 장관
Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Minister Lee Dong-Phil 농림수산식품부 이동필 장관
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Minister Jin-Ryong Yoo 문화체육관광부 유진룡 장관
Speaker of the National Assembly of S. Korea
Chang-Hee Kang 강창희 대한민국 국회의장
Minister of Gender Equality and Family
Minister Yoon-Sun Cho 여성가족부 조윤선 장관
President of S. Korea
President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령

Boycott 2012 RI World Congress in Incheon, South Korea - End the Monstrous Cruelty to Millions of Dogs and Cats Now!

    1. ParkMarvin K.
    2. Petition by

      ParkMarvin K.

      Seoul, Korea, Republic of

Watch this video from one of thousands of despicable illegal dog slaughterhouses in South Korea: http://youtu.be/ldblUoQ2tvo

Watch this undercover video by an animal protection group in S. Korea:  http://youtu.be/aiWE4brZWe0

Read this undercover investigative report by an animal protection group in S. Korea: http://www.careanimalrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/sh.pdf

Dear Prospective Attendees of the 2012 RI World Congress in Incheon, South Korea,

I urge you today to please boycott 2012 RI World Congress in Incheon, South Korea and stand against the appalling and despicable cruelty committed against the millions of innocent dogs in South Korea every year.

Harriet Beecher Stowe said, "It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done."

In South Korea, 2 million dogs are tortured and eaten every year. Even though the country has established an Animal Protection Law for companion animals, dogs are still beaten, hanged, electrocuted and treated abominably by farmers and slaughters. And dogs and cats are still being beaten and boiled alive for so-called elixirs, which do not have medical properties except in the minds of naive customers.

These sickening practices have no place in the modern world. Other countries in Asia have banned the eating of dog meat and the cruel industry that goes with it many years ago: Taiwan in 2001, Hong Kong in 1950, Philippines in 1998, Thailand in 2000,... Why does South Korea lag behind these countries and other civilized societies?

It's the responsibility of the South Korean government to once and for all end the cruel dog and cat meat industries. Now is the time to cast off the absurd myths and propaganda surrounding these industries and their vile products. Now is the time to leave behind backward and unnecessary traditions.

And now is the time for South Korea to start taking animal protection seriously and show that it really does have a compassionate and ethical society. That means it is time for the South Korean government to better educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning animal companions, and about treating animals respectfully.

Until these things are done, South Korea's reputation in the international community will continue to suffer, despite its dazzling modernization and global thinking. Its citizens will continue to face shame and embarrassment.

There is no appropriate animal-protection legislation to prevent the animal cruelty currently taking place in South Korea. As someone who believes strongly that animals should not be treated in this way, I urge the South Korean Government to strengthen the Animal Protection Law to prevent animal cruelty and to introduce basic animal-protection regulations. It must also provide penalties for violations and ensure that mistreated animals can be legally seized from abusers and given immediate refuge. I request that the South Korean Government create an enforceable law to ban the torture, killing, sale, and consumption of dogs and cats.

Dear Prospective Attendees of the 2012 RI World Congress in Incheon, South Korea,
You have the power to make a difference for these poor animals who are forced to endure the most agonizing and unimaginable suffering. Would you please stand by these animals today and be their voice?

Sincerely,

2012 RI World Congress in Incheon, South Korea: http://www.riincheon2012.org/world/
Rehabilitation International: http://www.riglobal.org/

South Korea's dog meat industry where all kinds of dogs are tortured and eaten: http://youtu.be/_JPYK3yTqWY (Part 1 of 2)
http://youtu.be/hXe3GV0GOB4 (Part 2 of 2)

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    News

    1. Please watch! Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry

      ParkMarvin K.
      Petition Organizer

      Please watch and share to speak out against horrendous cruelty in S. Korea! Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry(Undercover Video by Stop It! Korea)
      http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

      Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry(Undercover Video by Stop It! Korea)

      http://www.stopitkorea.org/ STOP IT! KOREA Campaign was launched on July 13, 2013 (Chobok, first of the three dogs days in S. Korea) by Humane Action Alliance (HAA)-Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE), Animal Guardians and Change For Animals Foundation (CFAF)-with their new campaign homepage www.stopitkorea.org/.

    2. Reached 12,500 signatures
    3. New Documentary: Shockingly Cruel World of South Korean Dog Meat Industry!

      ParkMarvin K.
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone for signing this petition. We want to bring your attention to this new 19 minute documentary by Stop It! Korea Campaign that exposes the shockingly cruel world of S. Korea's dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/QTqUGTBgUWU?t=4m38s
      See even more videos from their undercover investigation: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiQ27WFH950_favnd86Gwfw/videos
      Please sign other petitions against South Korean dog meat trade: http://koreandogs.org/petitions/
      Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koreandogs
      Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Koreandogs
      Thank you for caring!

      Documentary Dog Meat (Boshintang) by STOP IT!

      Documentary Dog Meat (2013) -English caption is available. The Truth of Dog meat in S.Korea. Director Jung Jeena/ STOP IT! Campaign/ www.stopitkorea.org

    4. Reached 10,000 signatures
    5. Petition letter mailing was completed on 10/11/12-But keep signing & sharin

      ParkMarvin K.
      Petition Organizer

      Petition letter mailing to the targets-prospective attendees of World Congress-was completed on 10/11/12 and this event was held in Incheon on Oct 29 through Nov. 2, 2012. On Dec 19, 2012 S. Korea will elect their new president. With the new leadership we hope there will be positive changes towards the total ban of this despicable and cruelty industry. Until then we must never stop speaking out for the millions of helpless dogs and cats. So please continue signing & sharing more petitions: http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=1512
      US Government petition: http://wh.gov/Nw37
      And check out this page for more ideas on how you can help: http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=107
      Thank you very much for your support.
      Marvin
      http://koreandogs.org/

      Petitions

      Sample Protest Letter - S. Korean Government & Talking Points

    6. Reached 7,000 signatures
    7. Petition sent to the prospective attendees. Continue to sign and share!

      ParkMarvin K.
      Petition Organizer

      Dear supporters,
      Thank you so much for being the voices against this terrible cruelty and injustice perpetrated on innocent animals. Please continue to share this petition with everyone and sign other petitions for this cause as well. Today, I have sent this petition to the prospective attendees of the RI World Congress. Please continue to sign and share. Thank you!!!

    8. Reached 3,000 signatures
    9. Decision-maker Brendan McHugh responds:

    10. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 6 months ago

      "True benevolence or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation."

      -- Joseph Addison

      Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventure, and for hides and furs is a phenomena which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging is such acts of brutality.

      - The Dalai Lama

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    • ERNA Schandl ÖSTERREICH, AUSTRIA
      • 8 months ago

      ICH FASSE ES NICHT, DASS SO ETWAS PASSIEREN UND UNGESTRAFT SEIN DARF!!!! WAS IST MIT DER MENSCHHEIT LOS?? DIE MENSCHEN SIND DIE BARBARISCHSTE, GRAUSAMSTE, HERZLOSESTE UND MORDLÜSTERNSTE SPEZIES AUF DIESEM PLANETEN! ICH BIN SO WAS VON ANGEWIDERT VON DEN LEUTEN, DIE TIERE QUÄLEN, SIE SEXUELL MISSBRAUCHEN, FOLTERN, ZU FORSCHUNGSZWECKEN BENUTZEN, UNSERE TIERE IN JEDER HINSICHT MISSBRAUCHEN UND TÖTEN!!! STOPPT DAS SOFORT BITTE, DAS VERABSCHEUUNGSWÜRDIGE VERHALTEN DER MENSCHEN!!!! DIESE LEUTE EKELN MICH AN!!!! STOPPT DEN GANZEN HORROR, BITTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BITTE, BITTE, LASST UNSERE TIERE IN FRIEDEN UND ABSOLUTEM SCHUTZ UND SICHERHEIT LEBEN, BITTE!!!!!!!!!

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    • ERNA Schandl ÖSTERREICH, AUSTRIA
      • 8 months ago

      ICH FASSE ES NICHT, DASS SO ETWAS PASSIEREN UND UNGESTRAFT SEIN DARF!!!! WAS IST MIT DER MENSCHHEIT LOS?? DIE MENSCHEN SIND DIE BARBARISCHSTE, GRAUSAMSTE, HERZLOSESTE UND MORDLÜSTERNSTE SPEZIES AUF DIESEM PLANETEN! ICH BIN SO WAS VON ANGEWIDERT VON DEN LEUTEN, DIE TIERE QUÄLEN, SIE SEXUELL MISSBRAUCHEN, FOLTERN, ZU FORSCHUNGSZWECKEN BENUTZEN, UNSERE TIERE IN JEDER HINSICHT MISSBRAUCHEN UND TÖTEN!!! STOPPT DAS SOFORT BITTE, DAS VERABSCHEUUNGSWÜRDIGE VERHALTEN DER MENSCHEN!!!! DIESE LEUTE EKELN MICH AN!!!! STOPPT DEN GANZEN HORROR, BITTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BITTE, BITTE, LASST UNSERE TIERE IN FRIEDEN UND ABSOLUTEM SCHUTZ UND SICHERHEIT LEBEN, BITTE!!!!!!!!!

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    • Hanh Minh Dà NANG, VIET NAM
      • 9 months ago

      i love it

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    • Dan Hong Dang Ngoc DA NANG, VIET NAM
      • 9 months ago

      Please be a humanitarian! please live like a human and stop treating them like that

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