You seem to have had an issue loading this page or you have javascript disabled, which may cause problems while using Change.org. To avoid any further inconvenience, please enable javascript in your browser and refresh this page.
Boycott S. Korea!  Dogs are part of family. Not Food!
  • Petitioning Ambassador Kim Sook

This petition will be delivered to:

Ambassador of Republic of Korea to the United Nations
Ambassador Kim Sook
Gyeonggi Province
Governor Kim Moon-Soo
Busan Metropolitan City
Mayor Hur Nam-Sik
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister Mr. Kim Hwang-sik
Seoul Metropolitan Government
Mayor Park Won Soon
Korea International Trade Association (KITA)
Chairman & CEO Il Sa-Kong
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom
Ambassador Choo Kyu-Ho
Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office
Prosecutor General Kim Joon Gyu
Seongnam City
Mayor Lee Jae-Myung
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Switzerland
Ambassador Kim Jong-Il
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Italy
Ambassador Kim Young-Seok
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Mexico
Ambassador Cho Whan-Bok
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Israel
Ambassador Park Kyung-Taek
Office of the president, the Republic of Korea
President Lee Myung-Bak
Korean Air
CEO Cho Yang-Ho
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sweden
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sweden
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Denmark
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Denmark
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Austria
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Austria
Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Minister Suh Kyu-Yong
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States
Ambassador Choi Young-jin
Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada
Ambassador Joo-Hong NAM
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Finland
Ambassador Dongsun Park
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Turkey
Ambassador Lee Sang-Kyu
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in India
Ambassador Joong-keun KIM
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Indonesia
Ambassador Kim Young-Sun
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Taiwan
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Taiwan
Korea Food And Drug Administration
Commissioner Hee-Sung Lee
Ministry of Environment
Minister Young-Sook Yoo
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Minister Choe Kwang-Shik
Ministry of Health and Welfare
Minister Rim Che-Min
Korea Electric Power
CEO Kim Ssang-Su
CEO Kim Seung-Yuon
LG Display
CEO Kwon Young-Soo
CEO Park Yong-Maan
Samsung Electronics
CEO Choi Gee-Sung
Samsung C&T
CEO Kim Shin
CEO Chung Joon-Yang
GS Holdings
Chairman Huh Chang-Soo
Korea Herald
Korea Herald
Asiana Air
CEO Yoon Young-Doo

Boycott S. Korea! Dogs are part of family. Not Food!

    1. Angela J.
    2. Petition by

      Angela J.

      New York, NY

Please watch this video: http://youtu.be/_JPYK3yTqWY

To the S. Korean Government :

I am extremely upset about the torture and consumption of companion animals in South Korea.

Even though Korea has established an Animal Protection Law for companion animals, dogs are still beaten, hung, electrocuted, and treated brutally by farmers and slaughters. Also, 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 ignorant and gullible customers.

These practices have no place in the modern world. Other Asian countries have banned the eating of dog meat and the cruel industry that goes with it, such as Taiwan and the Philippines. Why does Korea persist in lagging behind these countries and other civilized societies?

It’s the responsibility of the Korean government to once and for all end the cruel dog meat and cat medicine industries in Korea. It is time to dismiss the childish myths and propaganda surrounding these industries and their vile products. It is time to leave behind backward and unnecessary traditions.

And it is time for Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and showing that it really does have a compassionate and ethical society. That means it is time for the Korean government to start better educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning pets, and about treating animals in a proper manner.

Until these things are done, Korea’s reputation in the international community will continue to suffer. Its citizens will continue to face shame and embarrassment. And Korea will continue to be regarded as “third world,” despite its modernization and attempts at globalized thinking.

From now on, I will boycott Korean products, and I will not support Korean companies or visit Korea until the abuse of cats and dogs has finally ended.


Caring citizens of the world

Recent signatures


    1. New petition asking Samsung, Hyundai, Kia, LG to adopt a policy against dog meat consumption

      Angela J.
      Petition Organizer

      Dear animal advocates,

      Ending the nightmarish dog meat industry in South Korea is not possible without the participation and commitment by the South Korean conglomerates such as Samsung, Hyundai, Kia, LG, Daewoo, POSCO, and SK. They have enormous power, money and influence in South Korea and when they talk their President listens. Please help us in urging these companies to adopt a company policy to ban dog and cat meat consumption! Sign and share with everyone 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 pick up your phone and call the Samsung offices in your country! Click here for phone numbers and talking points: http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest-s-korean-companies/call-samsung/

      Please click to visit "What You Can Do" page for actions you can take to help fight this cruel industry! http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/
      Thank you for caring!

      "People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do..." -Albert Einstein

      SK Holdings: Samsung, Hyundai, Kia, LG, POSCO, SK and all South Korean Companies: Adopt a company policy to ban dog and cat meat consumption!

      Dear Owners of Samsung, Hyundai, Kia, LG, POSCO, SK and all South Korean Companies, Please watch this: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q Many of your...

    2. Dog dragged behind motorcycle to the slaughterhouse-$300 fine for torturer!

      Angela J.
      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' ...

    3. From Busan KAPCA: Dog slaughterhouse in Busan Haeundae Bansong raided!

      Angela J.
      Petition Organizer

      June 30, 2014. Dog slaughterhouse in Busan Haeundae Bansong raided – Cased turned over to the prosecutor’s office! Click to read: http://koreandogs.org/roadside-dog-slaughterhouse-in-bansong-busan/
      There are hundreds if not thousands of places like this "Hell Hole" all over South Korea and killing them for consumption is not being punished in S. Korea! This will not change without strong demand and the nightmare for these millions of dogs will continue.... Please take the action today to help fight this cruel industry! Sign and share all petitions on this page! http://koreandogs.org/petitions/
      Click here for actions you can take! http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/ Thank you!

      "Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." -Robert F. Kennedy

      A roadside dog slaughterhouse in Bansong, Busan raided and charged! Case turned over to the Prosecutor's Office for possible indictment!

      This is a translation of the May 12, 2014 posting on Busan KAPCA(Korea Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)'s Facebook: Dog slaughterhouse in Busan Haeundae Bansong raided - Cased turned over to the prosecutor's office! A few weeks ago our planning team received a tip about a dog slaughterhouse located in Bansong, Busan Haeundae.

    4. Reached 40,000 signatures
    5. New Documentary: Shockingly Cruel World of South Korean Dog Meat Industry!

      Angela J.
      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/
      Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koreandogs
      Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Koreandogs
      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

    6. What you can do to help fight this cruel industry-Visit Koreandogs.org

      Angela J.
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you, everyone for signing and sharing this important petition. Rest assured this petition is being sent to the major S. Korean government officials and management of some of the largest S. Korean companies. Everyday millions of dogs are forced to endure unimaginable suffering and thousands of them are being butchered in most heinous ways. You can do something about this. Please visit this page for actions you can take: http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/

      “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.” -William Faulkner

    7. Reached 30,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Pavla Dolejsova PRAHA, CZECH REPUBLIC
      • about 13 hours ago

      The dogs are our friends and helping the human to live more than 100 000 years on this planet, they help us to hunt, they help to disable, to find poeple under building and snow, they help to fine drogs and explosive material, how we can be killing tham and eating.Who can killa nd eat the Friends ?????

    • Angela Brooke-Ward WORTHING, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 18 hours ago

      In view of all I have learnt about the way you use animals I will boycott Korean products, and I will not support Korean companies or visit Korea until the abuse of cats and dogs has finally ended.

      Angela B

    • Yuestika Karen INDONESIA
      • about 18 hours ago

      Dogs are family not food. End the stealing and the torture

      • 1 day ago

      PELO AMOR DE DEUS!!!!!!


    • maria cristina de souza urpia RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
      • 1 day ago

      Chacina contra indefesos!


    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.