Watch this undercover video by an animal protection group in S. Korea: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
Read this undercover investigative report by an animal protection group in S. Korea: http://www.careanimalrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/sh.pdf
Dear prospective attendees of International Conferences to be held in South Korea:
I urge you today to please boycott all International Conferences to be held in South Korea and stand against the appalling and despicable cruelty committed against the millions of innocent dogs and thousands of cats 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 International Conferences to be held in South 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?
Schedule of International Conferences to be held in South Korea:
• June 23-27, 2013 - The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul http://www.iagg2013.org/
• June 27-29, 2013 - International Symposium on Education, Psychology, Society and Tourism, Seoul http://www.isepst.org/
• June 27-29, 2013 - International Symposium on Fundamental and Applied Sciences (ISFAS), Seoul http://www.isfas.org/
• June 28-30, 2013 - International Conference on Business and Social Sciences (ICBASS), Seoul http://www.icbass.org/
• June 28-, 2013 - The Annual Conference on Engineering and Information Technology (ACEAIT 2013), Seoul http://www.aceait.org/
• June 30-July 4, 2013 - International Congress of Toxicology 2013, Seoul http://www.ict2013seoul.org/
• July 13, 2013 - 2013 Modern English Education Society International Conference, Seoul http://www.meeso.or.kr/conference/2013conference.html
• July 24-26, 2013 - Asian Conference in Education and Technology (ACET 2013), Seoul http://www.iamure.com/?page_id=11994
• August 18-23, 2013 - 9th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Seoul http://www.wcce9.org/
• August 22-24, 2013 - 5th, 2013 Asian Congress of Health Psychology, Deajeon http://www.achp2013.org/
• August 25-30, 2013 - AEPSE2013 - The 9th Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering, Jeju http://aepse2013.org/
• August 25-28, 2013 - 2013 International Conference onAdvances in Energy Research , Seoul http://anbre.cti3.com/ICER_bro.htm/
• August 26-30, 2013 - The 7th world congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio, Jeju http://www.bamn2013.org/main/
• August 29-31, 2013 - International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, Gyeonggi http://www.icreateasia.org/
• September 5-8, 2013 - The 8th Asia Pacific IAP Congress, Busan http://www.apiap2013.org/
• October 10-12, 2014 -Global Breast Cancer Conference 2013, Seoul http://www.gbcc.kr/main.asp
• October 12-13, 2013 - The 21st Annual Korea TESOL International Conference, Seoul http://koreatesol.org/IC2013
• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 International Conference on Aviation Engineering and Management, Jeju Island, South Korea http://www.icaem.org/
• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 International Conference on Industrial and Production Engineering, Jeju Island, South Korea http://www.icipe.net/
• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 International Conference on Sport and Exercise Science, Jeju Island, South Korea http://www.icses.net/
• October 21-22, 2013 - 2013 2nd International Conference on Software and Computer Engineering (ICSCE 2013), Jeju http://www.icsce.org/
• October 21-22, 2013 - 2013 2nd International Conference on Nanostructures, Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering (ICNNN 2013), Jeju http://www.icnnn.org/
• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 3rd International Conference on Humanities, Society and Culture - ICHSC 2013, Jeju http://www.ichsc.org/
• October 21-22, 2013 - 2013 3rd International Conference on Information and Electronics Engineering (ICIEE 2013), Jeju http://www.iciee.org/
• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 2nd International Conference on Financial Theory (ICFT 2013), Jeju Island http://www.icft.org/
• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 4th International Conference on Business, Economics and Tourism Management - CBETM 2013, Jeju Island http://www.ipedr.com/cbetm/
• October 19-20, 2013 - 3rd Journal Conference on e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning (JC4E 2013 3rd), Jeju island http://www.ijeeee.org/jc4e/3rd/
• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 4th, 2013 International Conference on E-business, Management and Economics - ICEME 2013, Jeju Island http://www.iceme.org/
• October 21-23, 2013 - 11th FLNG Asia Pacific Summit 2013, Seoul http://www.flngkorea.com/Default.aspx?&MAC=ACC
• October 30-November 1, 2013 - 9th QS-APPLE, Seoul http://www.qsapple.org/9thqsapple/
• October 31-November 3, 2013 - International Space Syntax Symposium,Seoul http://www.sss9.or.kr/main/index.asp
• November 3-7, 2013 - ICONIP2013, Daegu http://www.iconip2013.org/
• November 3-6, 2013 - APCE 2013 (13th Asia Pacific Symposium on Microscale Separation and Analysis), Jeju http://www.apce2013.org/
• November 7-9, 2013 - The 17th Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems, Seoul http://cilab.sejong.ac.kr/ies2013/
• November 12-15, 2013 - International Conference on Advanced Electromaterials 2013, Jeju http://www.icae.kr/
• November 27-29, 2013 - The 16th Annual International Conference on Information Security and Cryptology, Seoul http://www.icisc.org/
• March 18-21, 2014 - 16th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, Seoul http://www2.kenes.com/isbd/Pages/Home.aspx
• April 12-13, 2014, 2014 3rd International Conference on Social Science and Humanity, Seoul, South Korea http://www.icssh.org/
• April 12-13, 2014, 2014 3rd International Conference on Economics and Finance Research, Seoul, South Korea http://www.icefr.org/
• April 12-13, 2014 - 2014 3rd International Conference on Language, Medias and Culture, Seoul, South Korea http://www.iclmc.org/
• Oct 2-11, 2014 - 2014 19th Busan International Film Festival, Busan, South Korea http://www.biff.kr/