Fight against the human consumption of cats and dogs in South Korea

Fight against the human consumption of cats and dogs in South Korea

    1. Bryan D. Freehling
    2. Petition by

      Bryan D. Freehling

      Wilton Manors, FL

In spite of a 1991 law that prohibits the human consumption of dogs and cats, a flourishing industry exists within the markets of South Korea.

Where do these dogs and cats come from?


Illegal and unsanitary dog farms are hidden away in the countryside where breeders raise their stock for butchers.  30% are stolen from families who love them.  The rest are homeless dogs, captured by butchers and then sold in open markets.  Dogs are electrocuted, strangled, or bludgeoned to death.  The dirty industry is proliferated by the myth that dog meat is healthy.

Cats are also consumed in Korea.  While many Koreans regard dogs as companions, cats are often looked upon as pests and thus suffer worse cruelty.  Companions and strays alike may be killed by being placed in sacks and pounded against the ground.  Sometimes, while still alive, cats are thrown into large pots of boiling water and cooked until liquefied into “cat juice”-- which dealers claim will cure rheumatism.

“Before dogs and cats are killed for meat, they are often times strung up by their legs and beaten.  Dog butchers extol the virtues of their product, linking the adrenaline rush dogs experience as they are bludgeoned to death to enhance male virility.  Cats, viewed as pest animals, are boiled alive so their “juice” can be extracted for supposed health tonics which butchers claim can be used to treat rheumatism.”
(Seoul Times, Seoul, South Korea, 3/25/06)

Please take action now and voice your outrage to the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea.    (Telephone: 202.939.5600. FAX 202.797.0595, email: [email protected]) Here is a letter which you may cut and paste and then sign your name to.

The Honorable Tae-Silk Lee
Embassy of the Republic of Korea
2450 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20008

Dear Mr. Lee:

I am outraged to hear that millions of cats and dogs are electrocuted, strangled, or bludgeoned to death each year in South Korea for food.  As you know, the Korea Livestock and Sanitation Act forbids the cooking, sale and consumption of dog meat, and your Animal Protection Law considers dogs to be “domestic pets.”

I urge you to make every effort to support enforcing existing laws that protect cats and dogs and to support even more harsher measures on their behalf.  Please use your authority and voice to put an end to the torture and massacre of South Korean companion animals.  Until then, I shall continue to boycott Korean-made products and services.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Smith        
2122 South Street
Hammerville, PA

Please take action now and voice your outrage to the Korean National Tourism Organization.  (Telephone: 201.585.0909, FAX 201.585.9041, Email: [email protected]) Here is a letter which you may cut and paste and then sign your name to.

Korean National Tourism Organization
Two Executive Drive, Suite 750
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

To whom it may concern:

I am outraged to hear that millions of cats and dogs are electrocuted, strangled, or bludgeoned to death each year in South Korea for food.  As you know, the Korea Livestock and Sanitation Act forbids the cooking, sale and consumption of dog meat, and your Animal Protection Law considers dogs to be “domestic pets.”

I urge you to make every effort to support enforcing existing laws that protect cats and dogs and to support even more harsher measures on their behalf.  Please use your connections and voice to put an end to the torture and massacre of South Korean companion animals.  Until then, I shall continue to boycott Korean-made products and services.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Smith        
2122 South Street
Hammerville, PA

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    • cis dele PARAñAQUE CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • over 1 year ago

      dogs are not food

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    • Jessica Beaudry PETALUMA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is wrong. How hard is it for people to understand that ?

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    • sylvie auger TROIS-RIVIèRES, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Il faut arrêter cette exploitation des chats et des chiens. Le gouvernement doit immédiatement intervenir et interdire cette pratique.

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    • Glenda Harper CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
      • almost 2 years ago

      why dont u eat each other instead?

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    • yelle nathalie QUEBEC, CANADA, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      signée

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