Boycott 2013 Winter Special Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea - Hell on Earth for Millions of Dogs Tortured and Eaten!
  • Petitioning President Lee Myung-Bak

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Office of the president, the Republic of Korea
President Lee Myung-Bak
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister Mr. Kim Hwang-sik
Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Minister Suh Kyu-Yong
Korea Food And Drug Administration
Commissioner Lee Hee-Sung
Ministry of Environment
Minister Yoo Young-Sook
2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympic Winter Games Organization Committee Chair
Kyung Won Na
Speaker of the National Assembly of S. Korea
Chang-Hee Kang 강창희 대한민국 국회의장
Special Olympics - Press Contact for PyeongChang 2013
Special Olympics - Press Contact for PyeongChang 2013
Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs
Minister Rim Che-Min (Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs)

Boycott 2013 Winter Special Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea - Hell on Earth for Millions of Dogs Tortured and Eaten!

    1. ParkMarvin K.
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      ParkMarvin K.

      Seoul, Korea, Republic of

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 2013 Winter Special Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea:

I request to you today to please boycott 2013 Winter Special Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea and stand against the appalling and despicable cruelty committed against the millions of helpless 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 showing 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 2013 Winter Special Olympics in PyeongChang, 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 2013 Winter Special Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea: http://www.2013sopoc.org/hb/en/
http://www.specialolympics.org/Games/PyeongChang_2013.aspx

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    1. Reached 30,000 signatures
    2. 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

    3. Reached 25,000 signatures
    4. Petition signatures, comment list sent on 1/11/2013-Keep signing/sharing!

      ParkMarvin K.
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you, everyone for supporting this cause and speaking out against S. Korean dog meat trade. On 1/11/2013, petition signatures and comment list was sent to the management of Special Olympics, S. Korean Olympic Organizer and various S. Korean Government offices.
      And the Special Olympics will be held in S. Korea from Jan 29-Feb 5 2013. However, please keep signing and sharing so that we can continue to use this petition to advocate for the animals in dog/cat meat industry of S. Korea.

    5. Petition letters are being sent but keep on signing and sharing as we still

      ParkMarvin K.
      Petition Organizer

      Currently, petition letters are in the process of being mailed to the targets-prospective attendees of the Special Olympic. However, keep on signing and sharing as we will send this letter to additional targets at a later date. 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
      Koreandogs.org

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    6. Reached 20,000 signatures

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