Millions of Dogs Tortured & Butchered in S. Korea. Boycott 2013 9th International MDPD Congress in Seoul, S. Korea!
  • Petitioning Minister Kim Sung-Hwan

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Organizers of the 2013 9th International MDPD Congress in Seoul, S. Korea
Prime Minister's Office of Republic of Korea
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President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs
Minister Rim Che-Min (Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs)

Millions of Dogs Tortured & Butchered in S. Korea. Boycott 2013 9th International MDPD Congress in Seoul, S. Korea!

    1. KimJohn
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      KimJohn

      Seoul, Korea, Republic of

Watch this undercover video by an animal protection group in S. Korea: http://youtu.be/aiWE4brZWe0

Dear prospective attendees of the 2013 9th International Congress on Mental Disorders & Other Non-Motor Features in Parkinson’s disease and Related Disorders in Seoul, S. Korea:

I urge you today to please boycott the 2013 9th International Congress on Mental Disorders & Other Non-Motor Features in Parkinson’s disease and Related Disorders in Seoul, S. Korea and stand against the appalling and despicable cruelty committed against the millions of innocent dogs in South Korea every year.

Harriet Beecher Stowe said, "It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done."

In South Korea, 2 million dogs are tortured and eaten every year. Even though the country has established an Animal Protection Law for companion animals, dogs are still beaten, hanged, electrocuted and treated abominably by farmers and slaughters. And 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 naive customers.

These sickening practices have no place in the modern world. Other countries in Asia have banned the eating of dog meat and the cruel industry that goes with it many years ago: Taiwan in 2001, Hong Kong in 1950, Philippines in 1998, Thailand in 2000,... Why does South Korea lag behind these countries and other civilized societies?

It's the responsibility of the South Korean government to once and for all end the cruel dog and cat meat industries. Now is the time to cast off the absurd myths and propaganda surrounding these industries and their vile products. Now is the time to leave behind backward and unnecessary traditions.

And now is the time for South Korea to start taking animal protection seriously and show that it really does have a compassionate and ethical society. That means it is time for the South Korean government to better educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning animal companions, and about treating animals respectfully.

Until these things are done, South Korea's reputation in the international community will continue to suffer, despite its dazzling modernization and global thinking. Its citizens will continue to face shame and embarrassment.

There is no appropriate animal-protection legislation to prevent the animal cruelty currently taking place in South Korea. As someone who believes strongly that animals should not be treated in this way, I urge the South Korean Government to strengthen the Animal Protection Law to prevent animal cruelty and to introduce basic animal-protection regulations. It must also provide penalties for violations and ensure that mistreated animals can be legally seized from abusers and given immediate refuge. I request that the South Korean Government create an enforceable law to ban the torture, killing, sale, and consumption of dogs and cats.

Dear prospective attendees of the 2013 9th International Congress on Mental Disorders & Other Non-Motor Features in Parkinson’s disease and Related Disorders in Seoul, S. Korea,
You have the power to make a difference for these poor animals who are forced to endure the most agonizing and unimaginable suffering. Would you please stand by these animals today and be their voice?

Sincerely,

The 2013 9th International Congress on Mental Disorders & Other Non-Motor Features in Parkinson’s disease and Related Disorders in Seoul, S. Korea: http://www2.kenes.com/mdpd/Pages/Home.aspx

South Korea's dog meat industry where all kinds of dogs are tortured and eaten: http://youtu.be/_JPYK3yTqWY (Part 1 of 2)
http://youtu.be/hXe3GV0GOB4 (Part 2 of 2)

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    1. Please watch! Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry

      KimJohn
      by KimJohn
      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/.

    2. Reached 12,500 signatures
    3. New Documentary: Shockingly Cruel World of South Korean Dog Meat Industry!

      KimJohn
      by KimJohn
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone for supporting this cause and caring about the animals of South Korean dog and cat meat trade!
      We want to bring your attention to this important new documentary about the S. Korea's dog meat industry by Stop It! Korea Campaign: http://youtu.be/QTqUGTBgUWU?t=4m38s
      Please watch and share widely this 20 minutes video which exposes the shockingly cruel world of S. Korea's dog meat industry.
      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

    4. Reached 10,000 signatures
    5. Thank you, supporters! Keep signing & sharing!

      KimJohn
      by KimJohn
      Petition Organizer

      9th International MDPD Congress will be held in Seoul, S. Korea, April 18-21, 2013. This petition was sent to the Congress organizers, various prospective attendees and the S. Korean government officials from 10/18/12-10/21/12. But keep signing and sharing as I will mail this petition again later to even more pertinent petition targets (such as international professional organizations) and this petition will continue to be used for the campaign against S. Korean dog meat trade.
      Also, please visit the below pages for more petitions and actions you can take to help the animals of S. Korean dog and cat meat trade: http://koreandogs.org/petitions/
      http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/
      Thank you!
      John

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    • isabelle obscur TOULON, FRANCE
      • 7 days ago

      Animals are not ours ! Dogs are not food...

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    • Tanja Hartner FORCHHEIM, GERMANY
      • about 1 month ago

      STOP the torture of the dogs S. Korea!!!! No olympic games for Korea!!!!

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    • jesse nemerofsky PROVIDENCE, RI
      • about 1 month ago

      Because it is the right thing to do

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    • Victoria Molinari POULSBO, AUSTRIA
      • 2 months ago

      you will never get my tourism and i will boycott all products from your country

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    • Yvonne Weiler GERMANY
      • 3 months ago

      Das ist ja ekelhaft und muss gestoppt werden!

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