• Petitioning Minister Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 장관

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Minister Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 장관
Ministry of Environment
Minister Seong-Kyu Yun 환경부 윤성규 장관
Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Minister Lee Dong-Phil 농림수산식품부 이동필 장관
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
Prime Minister's Office of Republic of Korea
Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리
Ministry for Health and Welfare
Minister Young Jin
Chairperson, IAGG World Congress of Gerontoloty & Geriatrics 2013
Chairperson, IAGG World Congress of Gerontoloty & Geriatrics 2013

Boycott IAGG World Congress of Gerontology & Geriatrics 2013 in Seoul, S. Korea-Ban the Horrendous Atrocity of Dog Meat Trade Now!

    1. ParkMarvin K.
    2. Petition by

      ParkMarvin K.

      Seoul, Korea, Republic of

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

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 IAGG World Congress of Gerontology & Geriatrics 2013 in Seoul, South Korea,

I urge you today to please boycott The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2013 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.

As we, humans, can expect to live past 100 years with the advancement of medical science and improvement in quality of life, these dogs who are born to be eaten are slaughtered before they reach the age of 1 year....short lives in utter misery and agony.

Dear Prospective Attendees of the IAGG World Congress of Gerontology & Geriatrics 2013 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 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2013 in Seoul, South Korea: http://www.iagg2013.org/Eng/index.php

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. 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. Petition letter mailing was completed on 10/23/12 but keep on signing and s

      ParkMarvin K.
      Petition Organizer

      Petition letter mailing to the targets-prospective attendees of this world congress was completed on 10/23/12. 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
      http://koreandogs.org/

      Petitions

      Sample Protest Letter - S. Korean Government & Talking Points

    5. Reached 10,000 signatures

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    • Tina Clarke PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      please just stop. these animals do not need to be subjected to this.

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    • RODRIGO SILVA PASSOS MG, BRAZIL
      • 3 months ago

      EU NÃO COMERIA CARNE DE CANHORRO E NEM DE GATO NEM DEBAIXO DE PORRETE

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    • otis henry OCALA, FL
      • 5 months ago

      ... a dog or a cat are not food

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    • Наталья Матвеева Тюмень, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 6 months ago

      Животные имеют право на жизнь!!!

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    • irupe gonzalito BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
      • 7 months ago

      es una atrosidad!!

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