Justice for Gilyongee! South Korea, Strengthen Animal Protection Act and Ban Dog and Cat Consumption!
  • Petitioning Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리

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Prime Minister of S. Korea
Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리
South Korea
President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
Leader of the Saenuri Party of S. Korea
Mr. Woo-Yea Hwang 황우여 새누리당 당대표
Leader of the Democratic Party of S. Korea
Mr. Han-Gil Kim 김한길 민주당 당대표
Leader of Democratic Party (Opposition Party) of S. Korea
Mr. Jae-In Moon 민주당 문재인 국회의원
Secretary General of United Nations
Secretary General Ki-Moon Ban 국제 연합 반기문 사무총장
Ministery of Korea Food And Drug Safety
Minister Seung Chung 식품의약품안전처 정승 처장
Ministery of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Minister Dong-Phil Lee 농림축산식품부 이동필 장관
Ministery of Health & Welfare
Minister Young Jin 보건 복지부 진 영 장관
Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food committee of the national assembly
Kyu-Seong Choi 최규성 농림축산식품해양수산위원회 소속 국회
Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food committee of the national assembly
Young-Rok Kim 김영록 농림축산식품해양수산위원회 소속 국회
Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food committee of the national assembly
Jae-Won Kim 김재원 농림축산식품해양수산위원회 소속 국회
Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food committee of the national assembly
Seong-Bum Shin 신성범 농림축산식품해양수산위원회 소속 국회
Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food committee of the national assembly
Myung-Hee Yoon 윤명희 농림축산식품해양수산위원회 소속 국회
Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food committee of the national assembly
Wan-Gu Lee 이완구 농림축산식품해양수산위원회 소속 국회
Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food committee of the national assembly
Un-Rong Lee 이운룡 농림축산식품해양수산위원회 소속 국회
Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food committee of the national assembly
In-Jae Lee 이인제 농림축산식품해양수산위원회 소속 국회
Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food committee of the national assembly
Yoon-Seok Jang 장윤석 농림축산식품해양수산위원회 소속 국회
Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food committee of the national assembly
Tae-Gyeong Ha 하태경 농림축산식품해양수산위원회 소속 국회
Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food committee of the national assembly
Seung-Nam Kim 김승남 림축산식품해양수산위원회 소속 국회
Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food committee of the national assembly
Woo-Nam Kim 김우남 농림축산식품해양수산위원회 소속 국회
Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food committee of the national assembly
Choon-Jin Kim 김춘진 농림축산식품해양수산위원회 소속 국회
Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food committee of the national assembly
Ju-Hong Hwang 황주홍 농림축산식품해양수산위원회 소속 국회
Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food committee of the national assembly
Sun-Dong Kim 김선동 농림축산식품해양수산위원회 소속 국회
강창희 대한민국 국회의장
Speaker Chang-Hee Kang 강창희 대한민국 국회의장
Ministery of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Minister Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 장관
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance
Deputy PM Oh-Seok Hyun 현오석 국무총리겸 기획재정부 장관
Governor of Gyeongsangbukdo Province
Governor Kwan-Yong Kim 경상북도 김관용 도지사
CEO of Korea Tourism Organization
CEO Cham Lee 한국관광공사 이 참 사장
Ministery of Justice
Minister Jae-Jin Kwon 법무부 권재진 장관
Ministery of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Minister Jin-Ryong Yoo 문화체육관광부 유진룡 장관

Justice for Gilyongee! South Korea, Strengthen Animal Protection Act and Ban Dog and Cat Consumption!

    1. Jong-Hoon Hyun
    2. Petition by

      Jong-Hoon Hyun

      Seoul, South Korea

A man lures and kills neighbor’s 8 year old pet dog to eat in Cheongsong, Gyeongsangbukdo-province. Korean Animal Welfare Association(KAWA) became involved with this case when the victim’s family called us last Thursday and the below is a summary written by the family about the case.  Source:  http://koreandogs.org/gilyongee-call-to-action-by-kawa/

“Our dog, Gilyongee, was 8 years old. My father raised him freely in the country. Our Gilyongee only approaches family and close acquaintances and never approaches strangers. Even when he goes out, he takes a walk around the neighborhood once and comes right back home. When Gilyongee did not return home for several days, my father went on searching for him and heard from a man at a neighborhood gas station that “he was tied up next door”. So my father went next door and asked the owner of that house about Gilyongee but the man said he “tied him up but he escaped”. My father believed his story but while talking to his friends, he heard his friend saying, “That man is crazy about dog meat and he is very well known for catching and eating whatever dog he sees.” My father became suspicious and went to that man’s house at night with a flashlight and he found traces of blood and dog excrement assumed to be Gilyongee’s at his outdoor water faucet area. My father was scared and horrified and called the police. The police came out and questioned the man, “where is the dog?” and the man lied and said “the dog got away”. When the police keep interrogating him and asked him about the blood and the excrement at the water faucet area, the man became flustered and did not respond. There is a refrigerator big enough to fit a person next to his water faucet area and when the police opened it, there was the body of Gilyongee with his white fur inside a red basin. That’s when the man finally confessed and said, “I was going to eat him”. Can you believe this? How terrified Gilyongee must have been even shitting himself… How much would he have struggled to set free… Gilyongee was like my little brother and my love. We cannot forgive this man for what he did to our dog. Please help us. In order to do our best for our dog, we cannot forgive this man. We will fight to the end so that this doesn’t happen to other dogs.”

Gilyongee’s family wants to punish the neighbor who killed their dog but they are afraid that the police might try to convince them into “settling the case out of court in order to avoid confrontation among neighbors in a small village” or it gets handled as a minor ‘property’ damage case. That’s how they came to request our help.

With our guidance, Gilyongee’s family reported the perpetrator to the authority for animal cruelty, and requested the seizure of Gilyongee’s body that is still being kept in the perpetrator’s refrigerator. KAWA will continue to follow up with the police’s investigation of this case and will make sure the perpetrator is prosecuted for the violation of animal protection law. Companion animals are not merely property. They are lives that needs to be respected and they are part of family. KAWA will do our best to make sure this case is tried as an animal cruelty case and not as a destruction of property case.  http://koreandogs.org/man-kills-neighbors-dog-to-eat/

[Update]  This case caused quite a stir among public when it became known through Korean Animal Welfare Association (KAWA)’s homepage.

Many people were shocked at the fact that a dog was brutally killed by a neighbor who knows very well that this dog was a companion animal that was raised like a child by his owner for over 8 years.

Police investigation of the case is in progress and as the fact that this perpetrator is currently raising 3 more dogs for purpose of eating is revealed during the process of media broadcast, shock and angry reaction among public is escalating.

KAWA decided to rescue these 3 dogs that are doomed for brutal slaughter in the hands of this perpetrator if not rescued and has been trying to get in touch with the perpetrator but he has been avoiding our contact and has not been responding to our request to hand over the dogs.

KAWA hopes that this perpetrator will give up the ownership of these 3 dogs and hand them over to KAWA as a gesture of repentance for his wrongdoing and to atone for his sin.

As a result of strong demand by Gilyongee’s family and KAWA, the perpetrator was investigated for violation of animal protection law and destruction of property charge by the Cheongsong police and this case will soon be sent to the public prosecutor’s office for indictment.

Through actively participating in the trial process KAWA will do all that is necessary for the perpetrator to receive a prison sentence for his act of animal cruelty.

In the current animal protection law, abused animals is to be separated from the abuser for at least 3 days. However, this separation period is too short and after this period the law requires animals to be returned to the abuser, making this provision nominal in preventing animal cruelty.

There is no restriction for people to own animals or hold an occupation working with animals even after being convicted and receiving prison sentence for animal cruelty causing concern that they will commit animal cruelty again.

Hence, in the wake of this Gilyongee case, KAWA will do our best to raise awareness about the magnitude of animal cruelty problem in our society. KAWA is also in the process of discussion with the Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries committee members of the national assembly to enact new legislations through amendments to the Animal Protection Act in order to strengthen the rights of abused animals to take refuge away from the abuser, restrict the rights of convicted animal abuser from owning animals for a certain period of time as well as restrict their right to hold occupations that involves working with animals.

In order for KAWA’s request for amendment to Animal Protection Act to be accepted, we desperately need your participation.

Please demand from the Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries committee members of the national assembly who can initiate, evaluate and pass revised bills, to revise the Animal Protection Act to have a real effectiveness.

Below is a list of names and email addresses for the 19 members of the Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries committee of the national assembly.

Kyu-Seong Choi (최규성) cks2603@assembly.go.kr
Young-Rok Kim (
김영록) queendie@gmail.com / camp8866@assembly.go.kr
Jae-Won Kim (
김재원) 2020jwk@assembly.go.kr
Seong-Bum Shin (
신성범) sbumshin@assembly.go.kr
Myung-Hee Yoon (
윤명희) m567h@na.go.kr
Wan-Gu Lee (
이완구) lee_wankoo@naver.com
Un-Rong Lee (
이운룡) urlee2004@naver.com
In-Jae Lee (
이인제) ij@assembly.go.kr
Yoon-Seok Jang (
장윤석) yschang49@assembly.go.kr
Tae-Gyeong Ha (
하태경) radiohaha@naver.com
Moon-Pyo Hong (
홍문표) mphonglove@hanmail.net / mphonglove@assembly.go.kr
Seung-Nam Kim (
김승남) snk0411@naver.com
Woo-Nam Kim (
김우남) wnkim@assembly.go.kr
Choon-Jin Kim (
김춘진) kimcj@assembly.go.kr
Ki-Un Bae (
배기운) najubaekw@daum.net
Ju-Hong Hwang (
황주홍) pv21c@assembly.go.kr
Sun-Dong Kim (
김선동) ksd519@gmail.com

The cases of raising and killing dogs to eat will continue to occur all around us.

It is difficult to report animal cruelty and killing that takes place secretly at homes behind door and even if someone were to witness it, report it to the authority and the perpetrator is convicted, continued cruelty cannot be stopped unless the Article 18 of current Animal Protection Act that allows the animal abusers to own animals is revised.

The methods and types of animal abuse crimes are increasingly becoming more diverse and cruel.

The most tragic fact of this case of neighbor killing and storing in refrigerator a dog, Gilyongee, that was raised as companion, is that even after this perpetrator is punished, he can own more dogs and repeat the same act anytime, the fact that there will be other Gilyongees to come.

We ask for your active participation to get current Animal Protection Act amended to restrict ownership of animals by animal abusers so that it will work as an effective shield in preventing animal cruelty.

Cheongsong on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/cheongsonggun

Cheongsong on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/cheongsonggun

Cheongsong Blogpage:  http://blog.naver.com/gocheongsong

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      Jong-Hoon Hyun
      Petition Organizer

      Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry(Undercover Video by Stop It! Korea) http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

      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/.

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      Dogs and cats are friends not food

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      animal cruelty is evil doings.

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