Dr. Euishin Edmund Kim: Stop promoting dog meat as cancer treatment aid and prevention!
  • Petitioning President Lee Myung-Bak

This petition will be delivered to:

Office of the president, the Republic of Korea
President Lee Myung-Bak
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA
Ambassador Choi Young-jin
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Euishin Edmund Kim, M.D. (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

Dr. Euishin Edmund Kim: Stop promoting dog meat as cancer treatment aid and prevention!

    1. Hyunjin Kim
    2. Petition by

      Hyunjin Kim

Dr. Euishin Edmund Kim (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center),

As a man of science and a Christian, it is very disappointing that you would promote dog meat for cancer treatment and prevention based on an observation of only 2 people. You have stated in an interview with the S. Korean Newspaper, JoongAng Ilbo, published on 6/23/2012 (http://joongang.joinsmsn.com/article/aid/2012/06/23/8175843.html?cloc=nnc) that you recommend dog meat to cancer patients undergoing treatment and also as a cancer preventative and that when you observed 2 cancer patients, one who ate whole bunch of dog meat had a better result from the treatment.

Over two million South Korean dogs are electrocuted, strangled, burned or beaten to death each year killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because of the insidious myth that the more an animal suffers, the more tender and tasty the meat and that so-called medicinal properties will be enhanced. Medical doctors such yourself are recommending dog meat to patients as a health remedies for all kinds of illnesses without any real scientific proof to support those claims. Thousands of cats are also slaughtered for soups and “health” tonics. While the animal advocates within South Korea and around the world are trying to get the South Korean government to ban this horrific cruelty to the man's best friends, educated medical doctors such as yourself are doing disservice to the patients who are desperate and willing to try anything to relieve themselves of their illnesses.  Dogs tortured, abused, terrified, sick, imprisoned in tiny disgusting cages and fed rotten garbage all their lives can not be good for anyone especially the cancer patients and this fact was exposed alreadly through South Korean consumer TV programs.  Please retract your recommendation of dog meat as a part of cancer treatment and cancer preventative unless you can prove your claim other than the observation of 2 people.

While the practice of eating dogs and cats is not widely accepted in South Korea, it is crucial that the South Korean government ensure it is completely eradicated. Caring citizens around the world, including South Koreans, cannot remain silent as dogs and cats are beaten and burned to death for a tastier meal and suffer agonizing deaths.

Dr. Kim,

Dog eaters and proponents of dog meat consumption uses the excuse that the dogs that are eaten in S. Korea are different than the dogs we keep as pets.   This can't be further from the truth.  Dogs  raised in farms in S. Korea for their meat are no different than any other dogs.  Dogs are dogs and just because they are raised for the purpose of human consumption does not mean that they will suffer less.  Yellow dogs are known to be fiercely loyal to human and highly intelligent.  They will make wonderful pets and loving and loyal companion if they were given a chance.  Also, in S. Korea any dogs can end up in the meat market.  Sick dogs, old dogs, puppies, pure breeds, small dogs, abandoned dogs and even the former pet dogs can all end up as meat and sold as "Boshintang" (dog meat soup) or "Gaesoju" (dog elixir).

As a respected person of science and medicine, please do your part in this critical issue by only making the claims that can be scientifically proven and help ban the selling and killing of dogs and cats for food and medicinal products. If not for the compassion, for the sake of your country’s global image.



Source: http://joongang.joinsmsn.com/article/aid/2012/06/23/8175843.html?cloc=nnc

South Korea's Dog Meat Industry (Click "CC" button on the bottom right corner of the screen for English caption):

http://youtu.be/xTZ_Ln_ywR4  (Part 1)

http://youtu.be/iAIE9OaH37c  (Part 2)

http://youtu.be/hXe3GV0GOB4 (Part 3)

http://youtu.be/_JPYK3yTqWY (Part 4)

Dr. Kim: http://faculty.mdanderson.org/Euishin_Kim/Default.asp?SNID=0



Recent signatures


    1. Dog dragging on motorcycle psychopath gets slap on the wrist in South Korea

      Hyunjin Kim
      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. Dr. Kim promoting dog meat to cancer patients on Herald Economy, 5/9/2013

      Hyunjin Kim
      Petition Organizer

      "For cancer patients, lean duck meat and dog meat are good." -Dr. Euishin Edmund Kim
      "암 환자는 특히 기름기 없는 오리고기, 개고기 등이 좋아요” -김의신박사

    3. Dr. Kim promoting dog meat to cancer patients on Herald Economy, 5/9/2013

      Hyunjin Kim
      Petition Organizer

      "For cancer patients, lean duck meat and dog meat are good." -Dr. Euishin Edmund Kim
      "암 환자는 특히 기름기 없는 오리고기ㆍ개고기 등이 좋아요." -김의신박사

    4. Dr. Kim promoting dog meat for cancer patients on Kyeongin Ilbo, 9/3/2012

      Hyunjin Kim
      Petition Organizer

      "I recommend dog meat or duck meat to the cancer patients". -Dr. Euishin Edmund Kim

    5. Reached 40,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Gunnel Söderback VäSTERåS, SWEDEN
      • about 1 hour ago

      Civilised people treat animals with respect./ Greetings from Sweden

    • maxime jacazio LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
      • about 6 hours ago

      inhuman to treat and kill living creature like this, the responsible person would deserve to die the same way ...

    • Rachael R-Hampton QLD, AUSTRALIA
      • 1 day ago

      The horrific cruelty to animals MUST END! Ban the dog & cat meat trade NOW! "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated" Mahatma Gandhi

    • Wanda Barquin WASHINGTON, DC
      • 1 day ago

      STOP this torture! Cruel and unnecessary suffering inflicted on sentient beings should be banned for ever! Thanks. W

      • 2 days ago

      Burn in hell


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