Screaming Pigs Buried Alive
  • Petitioned HE Mr Choo Kyu Ho

This petition was delivered to:

HE Mr Choo Kyu Ho
Han Duk-soo
Mr Yoo Jeong-Bok
His Excellency Mr. Hong Ji-in
Global Communication and Contents Division
Yoon Sojung
Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea
Botschaft der Republik Korea
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Screaming Pigs Buried Alive

    1. Carin Zellerman
    2. Petition by

      Carin Zellerman

      Stockholm, Sweden

Pigs are still being buried alive in South Korea, despite reassurance from the Government that such live burials would be stopped. Since November 29, 2010, over 8 million animals have been killed, more than 90% of them buried alive, in one of the worst outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease and bird flu. Over 5,000 Change.org members signed the original petition. As a result of massive protests from private citizens, local and international organizations, the Government pledged that all animals would be 'humanely' killed in line with international guidelines. Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) have reported that 900 pigs were recently buried alive on February 21, in Icheon, Kyungi Province. According to KARA, this is proof that the government's default strategy is still to bury animals alive.

The Seoul-based group Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE) recently released a highly graphic video of an actual live burial. Pigs can be seen being dumped into a deep pit; as the mass grave fills up, those at the bottom are crushed. Soil is then shoveled on top of the screaming pigs who are subsequently suffocated to death. Quite frequently, air pockets allow some of the animals to survive for several hours, even days, before succumbing to death - according to witnesses on site, their screams can be heard long after the burial.

 

Photo credit: Coexistence for Animal Rights on Earth

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Carin Zellerman
      Petition Organizer

      South Korea’s worst outbreak of FMD has been brought under control, and the live burials have ceased for now. Nearly 9,000,000 were killed in the FMD and bird flu culls, with more than 90% of the animals buried alive.

      The Minister for Agriculture has offered his resignation and taken responsibility for the poor management of the outbreak. South Korea has a history of FMD outbreaks, with this recent one being the fifth since year 2000 - mass culls are practically an annual event. The Korean government and the Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) will be monitoring the situation. To stay updated, please visit KARA’s homepage:

    2. Reached 8 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Ana Joy VIGO, SPAIN
      • over 3 years ago

      This cruel reality only we will be able to change it with the pressure that every consumer exercises with his call options, day after day.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • mette herum HJOERRING, DENMARK
      • over 3 years ago

      THIS CANNOT BE TOLERATED. NO HUMAN BEING WITH A HEART COULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS.!!! IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. GET A HEART, AND REALIZE THAT ANIMALS HAVE AS MUCH RIGHT TO BE HERE ON MOTHER EARTH IN PEACE, AS WE HAVE. TREAT THEM WITH RESPECT. THEY DO NOT HARM US. WHY, DID SOMEONE DO THIS???????????AND HOW COULD THEY? DO THEY HONESTLY THINK THAT THEY COULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND NOBODY WOULD REACT? THEY'RE WRONG!!! VERY!!!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • chen ziv HERZELIA, ISRAEL
      • over 3 years ago

      no words

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • sophie collett HERTS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 3 years ago

      Cannot believe there are people on this planet that are that sick and messed up to be able to do that !!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Angela Darnley PRESTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 3 years ago

      Dispicable! Something should be done NOW!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.