To Sponsors of PyeongChang2018: help bring an end to the dog/cat meat trade in South Korea
To the Sponsors of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea: please help bring an end to the dog and cat meat trades in South Korea As sponsors of these Olympic Games, we are contacting you to ask for your help: please will you consider withdrawing your sponsorship of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics? You have the power to influence the South Korean government by putting pressure on them to end the horrific cruelty that is routinely inflicted on the animals involved in all areas of the dog and cat meat trades. Did you know that, in South Korea, each year an estimated two and a half million dogs are electrocuted, hanged, or beaten to death? Were you aware that thousands of cats are slaughtered for soups and so-called “health” tonics - often by throwing the living animal straight into boiling water? These animals are deliberately killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because many South Koreans believe the insidious myth that the more an animal is made to suffer, the more delicious or efficacious their meat products will become for the consumer. The practice of eating dogs is not widely accepted in South Korea; it gained popularity after South Korea was left devastated by the effects of war. What, then, can the justification be in 2017 for continuing this aberrant practice, with South Korea having become such a prosperous nation? What excuse can the authorities give for allowing these illegal trades to continue unpoliced, unpunished, and unchallenged? We now ask that you do not endorse a nation that endorses such unspeakable cruelty and shows so little consideration for the health and happiness of its citizens. Please insist that the dog and cat meat trades are ended now - and ended permanently – or take action by withdrawing your sponsorship.Respectfully, Click for Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Action Center: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ Korean Olympic Committee Homepage: https://www.sports.or.kr/eng/index.do Samsung Vice Chairman & CEO: Oh-Hyun KwonSamsung Electronics Building 40th FloorPost Office Box 170, Seochodaero 74-gil 11 , Seocho-gu Seoul, Postal Code 06620South Korea 1-800-726-7864 FREEContact email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; SamsungHEMedia@fleishman.com; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; SamsungDI@allisonpr.com; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; SamsungCIT@allisonpr.com; SamsungBusiness@allisonpr.com; Courtney.Kessler@edelman.com; Homepage Global: http://www.samsung.com/function/ipredirection/ipredirectionLocalList.do Send the online message: https://contactus.samsung.com/customer/contactus/formmail/mail/MailQuestionGeneral.jsp?SITE_ID=76&PROD_ID=2088Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samsungTwitter: https://twitter.com/samsung Click for more contact info of Samsung Companies: http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest-s-korean-companies/ Samsung USHomepage - USA: http://www.samsung.com/us/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamsungUSTwitter: https://twitter.com/SamsungUS The Coca-Cola Company CEO: Muhtar Kent P.O. Box 1734 Atlanta, GA 30301, USA 1.800.GET COKE (800.438.2653 FREE) Homepage: http://www.coca-cola.com/en/index.html Submit letter here: https://secure.thecoca-colacompany.com/ssldocs/mail/eQuery_product.shtml Atos CEO: Thierry Breton River Ouest 80, Quai Voltaire 95877 Bezons, France Contact email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Homepage: http://atos.net/en-us/ The Dow Chemical Company CEO Andrew N. 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Box 150-721LG Twin Towers 128 Yoidae-ro, Yeongdungpo-gu, SeoulPostal Code 07336South KoreaTel: +82-2-3777-1114Fax: +82-2-3777-5331Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Homepage: http://www.lg.com/usFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/LGUSATwitter: https://twitter.com/lgus LOTTEGeneral Chairman: Kyuk-Ho ShinChairman: Dong-Bin ShinLotte Shopping81 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, SeoulPostal Code 04533South KoreaTel : +82-2-2118-2020FAX: +82-2-2118-2028Homepage: http://www.lotte.co.kr/eng/index.jspFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/LOTTEshoppingTwitter: https://twitter.com/LOTTEstory POSCOCEO: Oh-Joon KwonPOSCO6261 Donghaean-ro, Nam-gu, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-doPostal Code 37859South KoreaEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgHomepage: www.posco.comContact: http://www.posco.co.kr/homepage/docs/eng5/jsp/support/qa/s91f1010010l.jsp?news_cat_num=1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HELLOPOSCO
Samsung: Help us to end the abhorrent cruelty and suffering of cats & dogs in your country
For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/samsung/ To the Samsung Group, The dictionary definition of the word ethical shows that it is: ‘relating to morals, esp. as concerning human conduct’. Samsung states that it has “an aim to become one of the most ethical companies in the world”. We challenge this statement, as your company originates from South Korea, and therefore represents a country which endorses ‘human conduct’ that is unacceptable, immoral, and shocking: we refer to the endemic and brutal practices that are unashamedly being carried out within all parts of the dog and cat meat trade. South Korea is the only country in the world which commercially farms cats and dogs to supply the nation’s demand; and the brutalization of these helpless animals is appalling, and the suffering which they experience is immense. Within the thousands of farms, ranging in size from small, backyard enterprises to huge concerns, every year many millions of animals are bred and reared, and kept in completely inhumane and pitiful conditions: with dogs being raised in small, filthy, barren cages, with no reprieve from hunger or fear. They endure all of this before they are finally condemned to hideous deaths, by horrendous and prolonged methods of slaughter - all of which are illegal, and completely unacceptable by any human standard. We know that dedicated, caring people in South Korea have been asking their Government to ban this atrocity for many years, but the Government has yet to take a leadership role in this matter; and it is hard to believe, in the twenty-first century, that a civilized nation such as South Korea, which is one of the major economic world powers, and also boasts one of the highest educational levels in the world, is still committing this type of unnecessary and despicable cruelty. The dog meat trade is a two billion dollar industry, but South Korea could stand to lose considerably more in terms of export revenue, goodwill and its positive image within the international community if this appalling industry is not stopped; and if South Korea wants to join civilized nations around the world, and be respected as a nation of conscience, then it needs to strengthen and, importantly, enforce its animal protection laws. Many people around the world, because of their great love for dogs, will either continue, or decline, to support your corporation depending on how you now decide to act with regards to the animal rights and welfare issues in your country. Do you want your product image to suffer? Samsung is the largest electronics company in South Korea - it has the power to change this tragic and cruel situation; and we are surprised that a business with so much power, influence and money, is not already doing something about this abhorrence. It is shameful. Furthermore, your Company will be sponsoring the Rio and Pyeonchang Olympics - but what good is spending millions of dollars on promoting your company’s name through these events, when the dog meat trade in your country is doing much to damage your corporate image. Surely your corporate dollars should, in the first instance, be spent on helping end the appalling dog meat industry? That would make better economic sense. With the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, now is the time to take action: South Korea has to permanently ban the consumption of dog and cat meat. Furthermore, as a representative company of your country, Samsung has a moral duty to be proactive in this matter: you must urge the South Korean Government to put an end to the dog and cat meat trade once and for all. We implore you, Samsung, to live up to your claim to “inspire the world” by standing up for what is right, and so “shape the future” that all South Koreans will be proud to be a part of.
Samsung, Hyundai, Kia, LG, POSCO, SK, FILA and all South Korean Companies: Adopt a company policy to ban dog and cat meat consumption!
Dear Owners of Samsung, Hyundai, Kia, LG, POSCO, SK, FILA and all South Korean Companies, Please watch this: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q Many of your employees and management are eating dogs and even cats, contributing to the uncivilized and inhumane dog and cat torture in South Korea, which you just saw in this video. When people in other parts of the world think of Korea, the first thing that comes to their mind is how Koreans horribly treat these dogs and brutally kill them to make them into soup. When this is their first thought, you have lost an opportunity to gain a customer and sell your product. Starting almost 10,000 years ago, dogs have held a special place in human society as helpers and companions in mutually beneficial relationships, and the rest of the industrialized world recognizes and protects them for this reason. To our fellow human beings, dogs symbolize love, affection, loyalty, and altruism, but in South Korea dogs are raised in cruel confinement and various methods of slaughter totally void of compassion are used on them. This is unbecoming of humankind. In the worst cases they are beaten to death slowly and deliberately in the belief that this softens the meat. Your customers do not support the cruel and barbaric treatment of these animals, and if they discover that you close your eyes to this brutality they will no longer want to spend their money on your products. Your customers will be horrified at your profound indifference and complete disregard of the unimaginable agony and suffering of these animals. Whether a dog or cat is a “farmed” animal or a beloved family pet, their savage slaughter is unacceptable to the rest of the world. You must let your company stand against these heinous crimes and this grisly illegal industry. We request that you: 1. Formally adopt and implement a policy to ban dog and cat meat consumption and terminate immediately those who violate this policy. This policy should be enforced at all your companies and their subsidiaries, as well as other companies with whom you have business transactions. 2. Adopt a policy to protect and provide a safe environment for your employees to report those who violate the dog and cat meat ban policy. 3. Provide a mandatory education to 100% of your employees about the horrors of the dog and cat meat industry and what they can do to fight this cruel industry. 4. Use your position and resources to petition your government to enact a law against the dog and cat meat consumption. 5. Donate generously to the Korean animal rights organizations, rescue groups, and the campaign against dog and cat meat consumption in South Korea. 6. Create a culture of compassion and empathy instead of apathy and indifference. By complying with these requests, you will gain the respect of your customers and the rest of the world. If you do not, we will persist with boycotts against your company that will continue to have a major economic impact on your business and brand image. Please act now and make a difference. Albert Einstein said, "The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit.” It is better late than never. We are hopeful that compassion will prevail over grievous and rampant injustice to dogs in South Korea and that you, as economic leaders of South Korea, will take steps to help bring this terrible injustice to an end! Sincerely,
Que Samsung responda como es debido por sus equipos defectuosos.
Hace un mes adquirí un celular Samsung Galaxy S5 Nuevo en las instalaciones del supermercado Éxito, cuando le instale la tarjeta de memoria noté que después de un tiempo salía un anuncio de "su tarjeta de memoria ha sido extraída inesperadamente" . Y este era constante, además dado que el teléfono es sumergible debe aparecer al encender el teléfono un aviso que indique cerrar correctamente la tapa trasera del teléfono, es este caso dicho anuncio aparece constantemente por lo cual me abstengo de sumergir el teléfono para prevenir cualquier daño; Continuando me comunique con el servicio en línea de Samsung, ellos me sugirieron cambiar de memoria, poner el celular en modo seguro para asegurarme que funcionaba correctamente, restaurar el teléfono y otra serie de procedimientos que no funcionaron así que debía dirigirme al punto donde adquirí el teléfono para mandarlo a reparar, un teléfono que no es económico, que estoy pagando nuevo y que no tiene ni 3 días de comprado, dado que era época de fiestas decidí esperar hasta enero, y todo empeoró, ahora el teléfono el cual tiene la indicación de apagar su pantalla a los 30 segundos en muchas ocasiones la deja encendida sin explicación. Presenta retrasos al intentar desbloquear el celular, y la cereza del asunto: inesperadamente el teléfono dejó de cargar, así es, fui a cargar mi celular con el respectivo cargador que trae y no funcionó, me dirigí a un centro Samsung del barrio piedra pintada, donde me indicaron que el teléfono debía ser enviado a reparación. ¿Quiere decir que adquirí un producto nuevo, pague su valor completo y tengo que recibir un artículo "remendado"? He visto ya muchos casos similares y opino que debemos unirnos y exigir que nos cambien estos teléfonos que aún están en garantía por unos nuevos o al menos la devolución de nuestro dinero, no debemos olvidar que estamos pagando el precio completo por un artículo nuevo y en perfectas condiciones, no nos están regalando nada. Unámonos para que se haga algo al respecto y respondan como es debido. Nunca sabes cuando te puedas topar con una de estas situaciones y estoy segura que pensarías en iniciar este tipo de petición. Gracias, Camille
INTRODUCE A TAMIL EELAM (LTTE) FLAG EMOJI FOR IOS AND ANDROID
I believe that there should be a Tamil Eelam flag emoji to use because the Sri Lankan flag does not represent us because us and them have different intentions, we want an identity for our self to show the world who we are. there is a large Tamil population around the world therefore this would be very helpful if we could get our national flag as an emoji. The national sri lankan flag as represented by the sickening Priyanka Fernando, who is seen slicing his fingers across his throats showing what represents his people pointing towards the sri lankan flag on his arms, therefore Sri Lankan Tamils dont deserve to be seen as a part of them. Tamil Eelam is our nation and we deserve to have our flag which shows our true colours of us. We were seen once a terrorist group which was portrayed by the media and Sri Lankan government to everyone that we had bad intentions of killing yet that does not define us at all, we are people who want our homeland back however we are victims of genocide by them and recently we was stripped of that terrorist list, therefore this flag is what we call ours and believe it should be among the hundreds of others.
Everyone loves Shrek, but there's no Shrek emoji. Let's change that.
Shrek is love, Shrek is life. But do people really love Shrek? Apparently big companies such as Apple and Samsung could care less about him. Not only is he a meme, but a father figure to so many people and that's the reason why Shrek needs to become an emoji on Apple/Android devices. Shrek came out in 2001 and is still around today, please show him some respect and make him an emoji. That's the least you can do.
Gender Discrimination in World Cup Ad by Samsung branch in Iran
We are Iranian women and men. We oppose World Cup Teaser made by SNS of Samsung's Iranian branch. In spite of the pressures of the patriarchal society, Iranian women are actively participating in social positions, alongside men. For instance, although they have limited access to stadiums and sports resources, Iranian women won Asian Futsal and Karate championship in 2018. This advertisement limits Iranian women to the roles of mothers, wives, and friends. While men are depicted in a number of social positions, there is no social identity allocated to women. When around thirty thousand comments criticised this sexist advertisement, Samsung branch in Iran has completely ignored the opposers and to add insult to injury, keeps deleting these comments. We request SamsungIR to be responsive and delete this sexist advertisement. Please find the link to this gender discriminatory ad below: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiU4KA0gIPC/
Stop Apple, Samsung And China From Exploiting Children To Mine Cobalt In Congo
KOLWEZI, Congo— Apple Inc., Volkswagen and about 20 other global manufacturers found themselves on the defense when Amnesty International reported two years ago that the cobalt in some of their batteries was dug up by Congolese miners and children under inhumane conditions. Many of the companies said they would audit their suppliers and send teams to Congo to fix the problem. Their efforts haven’t kept hand-dug cobalt out of the industry supply chain. At a cobalt mine named Mutoshi in Kolwezi, freelance Congolese workers known as creuseurs—French for miners—could be seen in May descending underground without helmets, shoes or safety equipment. The mine’s owner is part of the global cobalt supply chain for companies including Apple and VW. “Of course, people die,” said Christian Schöppe, then acting chief executive of the Mutoshi mine’s owner, Chemaf SARL, in May. “This is really shi#%]#y work.” He called the miners “barbarians” and said Chemaf had resisted giving them safety equipment because they would sell it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll7aUgeK3-o&list=PLU1KxUVqGmaMiGPj1Zgl002YXVf89XRZy
Add a breastfeeding emoji to keyboards
Take a second and look at your emoji keyboard. It provides you with an emoji for a baby and a bottle. This covers the idea of feeding a baby, but it also contributes to the denormalization of breastfeeding. I believe that it is time to start empowering and supporting women in the decisions they make as mothers instead of criticizing and shaming them. Part of that is normalizing breastfeeding and integrating it back into our everyday social lives. I know what your thinking, how can an emoji be an important step to breastfeeding becoming a cultural standard?! Well, it may seem insignificant but putting an image of breastfeeding in a place where most people will see it frequently will help make it a normal part of life. Having major companies recognize and support breastfeeding in this way is always great too! Let's allow our Mothers to feel good about the way they choose to nourish their children! The best news is, an Emoji for breastfeeding already exists!
Today we have achieved great equality among genders and color in the Emoji keyboard. However, there is one great part of our everyday lives that we still miss; Shrek. Therfore we are hosting this petition to make Shrek emoji a reality!