Boycott 2014 XXXII World Congress of Internal Medicine  in Seoul, S. Korea-No More Brutality and Torture of Man's Best Friends!
  • Petitioning Minister Kim Sung-Hwan

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Minister Kim Sung-Hwan
Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Minister Suh Kyu-Yong
Ministry of Environment
Minister Yoo Young-Sook
Prime Minister's Office of Republic of Korea
Prime Minister Mr. Kim Hwang-sik
Office of the president, the Republic of Korea
President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
2014 XXXII World Congress of Internal Medicine in Seoul, S. Korea
Kim Jin-ho
Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs
Minister Rim Che-Min (Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs)

Boycott 2014 XXXII World Congress of Internal Medicine in Seoul, S. Korea-No More Brutality and Torture of Man's Best Friends!

    1. Sora Yun
    2. Petition by

      Sora Yun

      United States

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 XXXII World Congress of Internal Medicine in Seoul, South Korea:

I urge you today to please boycott the 2014 XXXII World Congress of Internal Medicine in Seoul, 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 the 2014 XXXII World Congress of Internal Medicine in Seoul, 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,

The 2014 XXXII World Congress of Internal Medicine in Seoul, South Korea: http://www.wcim2014.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. Dog dragged behind motorcycle to the slaughterhouse-$300 fine for torturer!

      Sora Yun
      Petition Organizer

      Please watch this video from a Korean TV program called ‘TV Animal Farm’ that covered the story about a dog that was dragged behind motorcycle for almost 2 miles! http://youtu.be/HJeaE9S_-Ik

      Seriously injured the dog left a trail of blood on the road to the slaughterhouse and was killed. Read about it here: http://koreandogs.org/dragging-white-dog-behind-motorcycle-to-slaughterhouse/

      This dog was from a dog farm that breeds so call “meat dogs” and he/she was being delivered to a slaughterhouse to be killed. The perpetrator was caught but he is being indicated for only $300 USD fine with no imprisonment. This is South Korea where psychopathic animal torturers get a slap on the wrist. As long as South Korea continues to kill dogs for consumption, these type of barbaric and extremely cruel animal torture will continue! And without the participation of the South Korean conglomerates like Samsung, Hyundai, LG, Kia, SK, Daewoo, ending the dog meat consumption in South Korea IS NOT POSSIBLE! Please help us save the millions of dogs from the lives of unimaginable horror and nightmarish torture! Continue to share our petition with at least 20 friends and families today! https://www.change.org/p/sk-holdings-samsung-hyundai-kia-lg-posco-sk-and-all-south-korean-companies-adopt-a-company-policy-to-ban-dog-and-cat-meat-consumption

      Also please sign other petitions to stop the Horrendous South Korean Dog Meat Cruelty by clicking on this page! http://koreandogs.org/petitions/
      Thank you!

      South Korea: White dog dragged behind motorcycle to slaughterhouse Part 1 of 3

      Click for translation of the news about this case: http://koreandogs.org/dragging-white-dog-behind-motorcycle-to-slaughterhouse/ Click for English caption transcript: http://koreandogs.org/blog/english-caption-south-korea-white-dog-dragged-behind-motorcycle-to-slaughterhouse-part-1-of-3/ Case of dragging a white dog behind a motorcycle for 1 mile and 1,500yd reported by 'TV Animal Farm' ...

    2. Reached 25,000 signatures
    3. New Documentary: Shockingly Cruel World of South Korean Dog Meat Industry!

      Sora Yun
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone for signing this petition. Please watch and share widely this new 19 minutes 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

    4. Reached 15,000 signatures

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    • Gülbahar Durgun ROOSENDAAL, NETHERLANDS
      • 6 days ago

      Sick people

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    • Lexi Lake COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • 8 days ago

      Killing these feeling, sentient animals at all is cruelty. Keeping them in those conditions is against all humane consideration. Eating dog and cat meat is barbarous. Those people are demented. Every person doing this should be treated in the same manner until they are all dead!

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    • Joella Grommen 3511 STOKROOIE (LIMBURG), BELGIUM
      • 8 days ago

      CAN NOT BE! IT IS SICK AND WRONG ON THE SAME TIME! :(

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 9 days ago

      “We can change our own life and ultimately change the world.”

      ― Kristi Bowman, Journey to One: A Woman's Story of Emotional Healing and Spiritual Awakening

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    • Ani Hart CLAYFIELD QLD, AUSTRALIA
      • 9 days ago

      hideous beyond belief

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