Boycott 2014 11th World Congress of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association in Seoul, S. Korea-End the Shameful Violence Against Dogs & Cats!
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Boycott 2014 11th World Congress of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association in Seoul, S. Korea-End the Shameful Violence Against Dogs & Cats!

    1. Isabel S. Han
    2. Petition by

      Isabel S. Han

      Washington, DC

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 2014 11th World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association in Seoul, S. Korea:

I urge you today to please boycott the 2014 11th World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association in Seoul, S. 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 2014 11th World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association in Seoul, S. 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,

The 2014 11th World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association in Seoul, S. Korea: http://www.ihpba.org/2014-world-congress
http://www.ihpba2014seoul.com/

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

      Isabel S. Han
      Petition Organizer

      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/.

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    • Amy Rossilli MACOMB, MI
      • 38 minutes ago

      I am signing this petition because action needs to be taken

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    • Omar González TLAQUEPAQUE, MEXICO
      • about 1 hour ago

      Por qué comer perros en oriente es lo mismo que comer vacas, pollos, cerdos... en occidente... tu indiferencia no hace la diferencia!

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    • JUDITH COZZINO OCALA FL, FL
      • about 1 hour ago

      ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WE WILL STAND AGAINST THE CRUELTY COMMITED AGAINST THE MILLIONS OF INNOCENT DOGS IN SOUTH KOREA! THIS WILL CONTINUE TO BE EXPOSED TO THE WORLD UNTIL..........

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    • patti strouo SIERRA VISTA, AZ
      • about 2 hours ago

      This is awful and need to STOP NOW!!!!!!

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    • Kent Ficker KERRVILLE, TX
      • about 5 hours ago

      This Is sick .no wonder this world is the way it is.If people can't have feelings for animals how can you have compassion for human beings.

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