Boycott 2012 World Water Congress and Exhibition in Busan, South Korea-Worst Nightmare for Millions of Innocent Dogs!
  • Petitioning Minister Kim Sung-Hwan

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Minister Kim Sung-Hwan
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism - Delete!!!
Minister Choe Kwang-Shik
Ministry of Environment
Minister Yoo Young-Sook
Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Kyu-Yong Suh
Governor of Gyeonggido Province
Moon-Soo Kim
City of Busan
Hur Nam-Sik
Office of the president, the Republic of Korea
President Geun-Hye Park
Mayor of Seongnam, Home of the largest dog meat market in S. Korea
Jae-Myung Lee
Prime Minister's Office of Republic of Korea
Prime Minister Mr. Kim Hwang-sik
International Water Association
2012 World Water Congress and Exhibition in Busan, South Korea
Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs
Minister Rim Che-Min (Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs)

Boycott 2012 World Water Congress and Exhibition in Busan, South Korea-Worst Nightmare for Millions of Innocent Dogs!

    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 2012 World Water Congress and Exhibition in Busan, South Korea,

I urge you today to please boycott 2012 World Water Congress and Exhibition in Busan, 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 2012 World Water Congress and Exhibition in Busan, 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,

Information about the 2012 World Water Congress and Exhibition in Busan, South Korea: http://www.iwa2012busan.org/

Korea's dog farm/slaughterhouse: http://youtu.be/ldblUoQ2tvo

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    1. 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/
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      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

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures
    3. Thank you, supporters! Keep signing & sharing!

      ParkMarvin K.
      Petition Organizer

      World Water Congress and Exhibition was held in Busan, S. Korea Sept 16-21, 2012. This petition was sent to the various Congress organizers and the S. Korean government officials. But keep signing and sharing as I will mail this petition again later to even more pertinent petition targets (such as international professional organizations) and this petition will continue to be used for the campaign against S. Korean dog meat trade.
      Also, please visit the below pages and sign more petitions to help the dogs and cats: http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=1512
      What you can do to help: http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=107
      Thank you!
      Marvin

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    • Hannah Riddle PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND
      • 24 days ago

      Lord God, have mercy on us. Please.

      Prayer of a dog in the soul of Seoul

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    • Ann Robarge LAFAYETTE, LA
      • 4 months ago

      What is wrong with you people??!! Dogs aren't food. They're not meant to be slaughtered for food! They're COMPANION animals that want to be at your side always. and you turn around and commit this atrocity on them. Shame on you and everyone who participates. Only sick sick people could do such a horrible thing to dogs. Karma's a bitch and she'll be waiting for you.

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    • Stella H. PETAH TIKVA, ISRAEL
      • 10 months ago

      “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” ~ Mahatma Gandhi -

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    • 川井 将功 北海道, JAPAN
      • 11 months ago

      As a human being

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    • Ayako Matsuo PORTLAND, OR
      • 12 months ago

      They must be shameful. Dog eating nation.

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