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Boycott  2013 World Energy Congress in Daegu, South Korea-No More Torture!  No More Dog Meat!
  • Petitioning Minister Young Jin 보건 복지부 진 영 장관

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Ministry for Health and Welfare
Minister Young Jin 보건 복지부 진 영 장관
World Energy Council - Korean Member Committee
Mr Jeong Su Shin 신정수
Speaker of the National Assembly of S. Korea
Chang-Hee Kang 강창희 대한민국 국회의장
Office of the president, the Republic of Korea
President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
Ministry of Korea Food And Drug Safety
Commissioner Seung Chung 식품의약품안전처 정승 처장
Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Minister Dong-Phil Lee 농림수산식품부 이동필 장관

Boycott 2013 World Energy Congress in Daegu, South Korea-No More Torture! No More Dog Meat!

    1. ParkMarvin K.
    2. Petition by

      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 World Energy Congress in Daegu, South Korea,

I urge you today to please boycott 2013 World Energy Congress in Daegu, South Korea and stand against the appalling and despicable cruelty committed against the millions of innocent dogs in South Korea every year.

Mahatma Gandhi said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

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 2013 World Energy Congress in Daegu, 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?


Watch videos about South Korea's Appalling Dog Meat Industry: 




Information about the 2013 World Energy Congress at Daegu, South Korea:



Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25,000 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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      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

    3. Reached 20,000 signatures
    4. Thank you, supporters! Keep signing & sharing!

      ParkMarvin K.
      Petition Organizer

      World Energy Congress will be held in Daegu, South Korea-Oct 13-17, 2013. This petition was sent to the Congress organizers, various prospective attendees and the S. Korean government officials from 10/28/12-11/1/12. 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 for more petitions and actions you can take to help the animals of S. Korean dog meat trade: http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=1512
      Thank you!


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    5. Reached 12,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 12 days ago

      Los animales merecen respetó

      • 19 days ago

      Pour le Respect de l'Animal et l'Abolition de la Cruauté !

    • Deborah Fernando PLYMOUTH, AMERICAN SAMOA
      • 5 months ago

      They deserve to LIVE!

      • 6 months ago

      Leave the animals alone, shame on you people!

      • 8 months ago

      those who perpetrate this cruelty are vile and disgusting


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