Boycott 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, S. Korea!  Stop the Cruel and Appalling Execution of Innocent Animals!
  • Petitioning Minister Kim Sung-Hwan

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Boycott 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, S. Korea! Stop the Cruel and Appalling Execution of Innocent Animals!

    1. Hyowon Jang
    2. Petition by

      Hyowon Jang

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

Dear prospective attendees of the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, S. Korea:

I urge you today to please boycott the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians 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 International Congress of Mathematicians 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 International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, S. Korea: http://www.icm2014.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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    1. Reached 25,000 signatures
    2. Please watch! Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry

      Hyowon Jang
      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/.

    3. Reached 20,000 signatures

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    • Gisela Krispin DORTMUND, GERMANY
      • about 12 hours ago

      Weil der Hund der beste Freund den Menschen ist und was die Koreaner da machen ist bestialisch. Dreckspack.

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    • Gwen Flaherty CORK, IRELAND
      • 1 day ago

      Because its disgusting, unnecessary and barbaric!

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    • Nancy Mace SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 2 days ago

      This is cruel and barbaric!!! Stop this practice of killing dogs now!

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    • Donna Weller HUMMELSTOWN, PA
      • about 1 month ago

      Dogs are companions to people not food.

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    • Jeanine Greene TUCSON, AZ
      • about 1 month ago

      Because no animal should be treated in this manner. It is time the Korean culture join the modern world. Boycott anything made in Korea and do not visit the country. Refuse to support anything dealing with the country until they stop this atrocity. For the Korean culture to be mainly Buddhist you are a bunch of hypocrites. Is this Buddha's teaching - torture animals - it's ok your going to heaven. If that is enlightenment i want no part of it. The people condoning this are nothing more than barbarians in every sense of the word and have no respect for life of any kind.

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