City of Namyangju, S. Korea: Close down the illegal "Hell Hole" dog slaughterhouse now!
  • Petitioning Mayor Seok Woo Lee 경기도 남양주시 시장, 행정CEO 이석우

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City of Namyangju, Gyeonggido-province 경기도 남양주시
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City of Namyangju, S. Korea: Close down the illegal "Hell Hole" dog slaughterhouse now!

    1. Sora Yun
    2. Petition by

      Sora Yun

To the Honorable Mayor of City of Namyangju, Gyeonggido-province Seok Woo Lee and the City of Namyangju government  경기도 남양주시 시장, 행정CEO 이석우 :

Honorable Mayor Seok Woo Lee,

In a recent TV program by JTBC, a couple of illegal dog slaughterhouses are exposed to illustrate the lawlessness and appalling conditions of many slaughterhouses that are being operated around the country in South Korea.  Dogs are being slaughtered right next to the terrified live dogs waiting for their horrible fate and the unsanitary conditions of these illegal slaughterhouses are threat to the public health and the environment.  It also exposes that abandoned dogs in animal shelters are being eaten by some shelter officials or being sold as meat for their profit. 

See the news and watch the TV program in Korean: http://joongang.joinsmsn.com/article/aid/2012/07/02/8260305.html?cloc=olink|article|default
See the news in English: http://koreandogs.org/?p=1671

One of the two slaughterhouses exposed in this program is located in the City of Namyangju and this slaughterhouse has been reported to the city officials two years ago by an animal protection group called CARE (Coexistence of Animal Rights) but nothing has been done since then and it's still operating in appalling and unspeakable condition.  See the photos from CARE two years ago when they visited and rescued some of the dogs and reported this slaughterhouse to the city: http://fromcare.org/our/notice.htm?code=notice&bbs_id=11483&page=1&Sch_Method&Sch_Txt&md=read

At the time, based on the report by CARE, mommy dog had to eat the puppies in order to survive in this hellish slaughterhouse. Picture tells a thousand words so please click the above link and see the photos for yourself.

Mayor Seok Woo Lee,
Why is your city not doing anything to close this place down?
This slaughterhouse is clearly illegal, threat to the public health and environment and its cruelty is beyond imagination.  Your city government is neglecting their duty and there is no excuse for not taking action except the laziness and apathy.  Please take the steps immediately to close this place down for good.  Countless dogs are being tortured and having to endure an unspeakable suffering even in this moment.  This is a shame of Namyangju city that you are in charge of and reflects badly on your ability to lead and govern and your character.  This also reflects very negatively on the country of South Korea as a whole as there are many places like this "Hell Hole" all around the country.

We will boycott S. Korea and S. Korean businesses until your illegal slaghterhouse is closed down and S. Korea takes animal rights seriously and end the shameful dog meat trade once and for all.

“Life is as dear to the mute creature as it is to a man.  Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not to die, so do other creatures.”  ~His Holiness The Dalai Lama

"삶은 인간만큼이나 말없는 생명체들에게도 소중한 것이다. 사람이 행복을 원하고 고통을 두려워하며, 죽음이 아닌 생명을 원하는 것처럼 그들 역시 그러하다." ~달라이 라마

Sincerely,

Sora Yun

City of Namyangju: http://www.nyj.go.kr/main/index.jsp

Mayor:  http://www.nyj.go.kr/ceo/mayor/01.jsp

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 25,000 signatures
    2. 9/17/13 - 21,805 Signatures mailed to Namyangju Mayor Seok-Woo Lee today

      Sora Yun
      Petition Organizer

      [Update 1 of 2] Dear wonderful supporters,
      We mailed 21,805 signatures along with your comments, dog meat report, a copy of undercover video (http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q), leaflets and a couple of KOREANDOGS.ORG campaign t-shirts to Mayor Seok-Woo Lee of Namyangju, South Korea today by international priority mail. We look forward to the response from Mayor Lee soon. We hope that Mayor Lee and his staff will not ignore our sincere and very urgent pleading to close down this nightmarish “hell hole” dog farm/slaughterhouses in his city right away and help end the South Korean dog and cat meat industry that brutalizes and murders estimated 2.5 million animals each year.

      We also want to tell you about a recent case of a dog named "Gilyongee" that was lured and killed by a neighbor for purpose of eating and how this perpetrator is raising 3 more dogs to eat in Cheongsong, South Korea. http://koreandogs.org/gilyongee-call-to-action-by-kawa/

      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. 9/17/13 - 21,805 Signatures mailed to Namyangju Mayor Seok-Woo Lee today

      Sora Yun
      Petition Organizer

      [Update 2 of 2] Please speak up for the dogs of South Korea and urge their government to enact a stronger Animal Protection law to prevent more murders of dogs like "Gilyongee" and to BAN THE DOG AND CAT MEAT TRADE FOR GOOD! Join us on Facebook to write emails to their government: https://www.facebook.com/events/404463479675957/ It is so easy and only takes a minute. You can also find a "Call to Action" here: http://koreandogs.org/gilyongee-call-to-action-by-kawa/

      Please continue to speak out for the animals of South Korean dog and cat meat trade by boycotting all South Korean products such as Samsung, LG, Hyundai, Kia, SK, Daewoo (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2012/countries/SouthKorea.html)....and their tourism. Also, please continue to share this petition because signatures get delivered electronically real time as well to many of the South Korean government officials including President Geun-Hye Park.
      Thank you for caring!

    4. 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/
      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

    5. Reached 20,000 signatures

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    • Victor Hoffmann PLAINFIELD, IL
      • about 11 hours ago

      BOYCOTT KIA AND HYUNDAI MOTORS! When these big auto industries learn why they are losing BILLIONS of dollars, I'm sure the powers that be will help put an end to this shit!!! Their Government can care less! We have to hurt them in they're pockets!

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    • N Towle SCITUATE, MA
      • about 17 hours ago

      It is unconscionable and indefensible to treat innocent, defenseless sentient beings with such egregious cruelty, torture and murder! Dogs are the one species on earth that lives to love and be companions to humans. They are NOT food any more than you or I am. These repugnant, criminal and despicable activities must stop! The World is watching and it is time to end this atrocity.

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      • 4 days ago

      Perché non se ne può più di tanta crudeltà da parte dell'uomo! Basta una volta per sempre,gli animali hanno bisogno di da VOCEper loro.

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    • sue harrington SAINT PAUL, MN
      • 4 days ago

      YOUR DISGUSTING

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    • Renee Winkler HOFSTETTEN-FLüH, SWITZERLAND
      • 5 days ago

      shame on you

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