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Boycott S. Korea until they stop the torturing and eating companion animals
  • Petitioning Minister Kwon Jae-Jin 법무부 권재진 장관

This petition will be delivered to:

Ministry of Justice
Minister Kwon Jae-Jin 법무부 권재진 장관
Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)
President Young-Ho Oh 대한무역투자진흥공사 오영호 사장
Republic of Korea
President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Foresstry and Fisheries
Minister Dong-Phil Lee 농림수산식품부 이동필 장관
Seoul Metropolitan Government
Mayor Park Won Soon 서울특별시 박원순 시장
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Minister Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 장관
Busan Metropolitan City
Mayor Hur Nam-Sik 경상남도 부산광역시 허남식 시장
Seongnam City
Mayor Lee Jae-Myung 경기도 성남시 이재명 시장
Korea Food And Drug Administration
Commissioner Seung Chung 식품의약품안전처 정승 처장
Ministry of Environment
Minister Seong-Kyu Yun 환경부 윤성규 장관
Korea International Trade Association (KITA)
Chairman & CEO Il Sa-Kong 일사공 사장
Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office
Prosecutor General Han Sang-Dae 검찰총장 한상대
Ministry for Health and Welfare
Minister Young Jin 보건 복지부 진 영 장관
Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Strategy and Finance
Deputy Prime Minister Oh-Seok Hyun 현오석 국무총리겸 기획재정부 장관
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리
Chungcheongnam-do Province
Governor Ahn Hee-Jung 안희정 도지사
Gangwon-do Province
Governor Choi Moon-Soon 최문순 도지사
Gyeongsangnam-do Province
Governor Kim Du Kwan 김두관 도지사
Gyeongsangbuk-do Province
Governor Kim Kwan Yong 김관용 도지사
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
Minister Sang-Jick Yoon 산업통상자원부 윤상직 장관
Ministry of Public Administration and Security
Minister Jeong-Bok Yoo 행정안전부 유정복 장관
Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
Minister Yoon-Sun Cho 여성가족부 조윤선 장관
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Minister Jin-Ryon Yoo 문화체육관광부 유진룡 장관
Ministry of National Defense
Minister Kwan-Jin Kim 국방부 김관진 장관
Minister of Unification
Minister Kihl-Jae Ryoo 통일부 류길재 장관
Ministry of Employment and Labor
Minister Ha-Nam Phang 고용노동부 방하남 장관
President of Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics
Jung-Haeng Kim 2018 평창 동계 오림픽 위원회 김정행 회장
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States
Ambassador Young-Jin Choi 주미 한국대사관 최영진 대사
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Canada
Ambassador Hee-yong Cho
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United Kingdom
Ambassador Suk-Hwan Park 주영국 한국대사관 박석환 대사
LG Display
CEO Kwon Young-Soo 권영수 사장
Doosan
CEO Park Yong-Maan 박용만 사장
GS Holdings
Chairman Huh Chang-Soo 허창수 사장
Samsung C&T
CEO Kim Shin 김신 사장
Korea Electric Power
CEO Kim Ssang-Su 김상수 사장
Hanwha
CEO Kim Seung-Yuon 김승윤 사장
Samsung Electronics
CEO Choi Gee-Sung 최기성 사장
POSCO
CEO Chung Joon-Yang 정준양 사장
Chairperson of Presidential Council on Nation Branding
Chairperson Sam-Yeol Koo 국가브랜드위원회 구삼열 위원장 (Chairperson of Presidential Council on Nation Branding)
President of 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee
President Young-Soo Kim 2014 인천 아시안 게임 위원회 김영수 회장 (President of 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee)

Boycott S. Korea until they stop the torturing and eating companion animals

    1. Voices for The Dogs & Catsof South Korea
    2. Petition by

      Voices for The Dogs & Catsof South Korea

      Seoul, Korea, Republic of

http://www.kaap.or.kr/s1.html?mode=read&idx=18425&search&kwd&page=1&page_list=1&db_name=s1

http://youtu.be/uKCdAGfGOsQ

http://youtu.be/vHB3uwB9kyA 

http://youtu.be/foHCBNllT8w 

Martin Luther King, Jr. said,
"Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe?
Expediency asks the question: Is it politic?
Vanity asks the question: Is it popular?
But, conscience asks the question: Is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right."

Today, we have decided to listen to our conscience and send this letter of request to the South Korean government to please stop the horrible cruelty and abuse of companion animals - Dog and Cat Consumption. People of the world are learning about the tragic plight of millions of dogs and cats in S. Korea. Every day we are hearng and seeing heartbreaking stories, photos and videos of the companion animals being subjected to most painful and terrible abuses and we become lost of words to express our sadness for these innocent animals. They are raised in tiny feces encrusted steel cages with no protection from the harsh weather, fed rotten food wastes from restaurants that is not suitable for dogs such as spicy fermented cabbage with hot chili peppers. We have also heard that these dogs are not even allowed to drink waters. They never feel the joy of touching the ground or running through grass, never exercise or chew a bone or know freedom. They are deprived of everything that is natural to them all their lives. They live in these appalling conditions totally lack of any compassion from human until they are slaughtered in most inhumane ways.

How can a modern society such as S. Korea still commit these unspeakable cruelties to dogs and cats who are known to be the most intelligent, loyal and loving companions to humans?
We are learning that this practice of eating dogs and cats are not really Korean "Tradition" nor "Culture". Ms. Cho has explained it very well in her article. http://animalrightskorea.org/dog-meat-issue/dog-meat-is-no-traditional-korean-food-by-sue-cho.html 
However, even if this was a Korean "Tradition" and "Culture", people should evolve and discontinue what is not acceptable to the human conscience as being right. Human sacrifice used to be a "Tradition" and "Culture" for certain tribes. Does this mean that this is beyond reproach and it should be continued today?

Dedicated animal advocates and people within S. Korea who believes that this practice of torturing and eating companion animals is not only distasteful but despicable are campaigning everyday online and on the streets of S. Korea. So please listen to your citizens who cares about not only these animals of S. Korea but the interest of S. Korea in the world. Caring people of the world will not stop speaking out against this betrayal and violence towards these helpless sentient beings who can feel the same things that we feel as human as long as S. Korea continues eating them.

We cared about the people of S. Korea enough to send our loved ones to risk their lives to fight for your freedom in the 1950s during the Korean War. Now we care about your dogs and cats who are suffering the most horrific abuse and cruelty in the dog meat industry in your country.
We will not buy S. Korean Products. We will not use S. Korean Services. And we will not visit S. Korea until your government takes the steps to ban all dog and cat meat industries and strengthen the animal protection law to not only protect the pets but to provide protection to all dogs and cats regardless of their breeds.

Ms. Cho wrote, "In Korea, there is a word, "Me-Pung-Yang-Sok" which means "Beautiful custom and good morals" and refers when one culture deserves respect. I have never heard any Koreans call Dog meat as "Me-Pung-Yang-Sok". Dog meat consumption is NOT a real Korean traditional food but the base of animal cruelty in Korea."
Please, we request to you, the leaders of the S. Korean government, to do what your conscience tells you is right. Stop the dog and cat consumption!
Sincerely,

Caring people of the world

Click here for the list of Fortune Global 500 companies in South Korea:
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2011/countries/SouthKorea.html

Click here for the list companies in South Korea:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_companies_of_South_Korea

Click here for the South Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency:
http://english.kotra.or.kr/wps/portal/dken

Click here for the South Korea Tourism Organization:
http://kto.visitkorea.or.kr/eng.kto

Click here for more information on S. Korea's dog and cat consumption:
http://www.kaap.or.kr/s1.html?mode=read&idx=18425&search&kwd&page=1&page_list=1&db_name=s1
http://animalrightskorea.org/
http://animalrightskorea.org/dog-meat-issue/dog-meat-market-undercover-video.html

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    1. Reached 25,000 signatures
    2. Please speak out for the South Korean dogs!

      S. Korea's shocking cruelty of dog meat industry has been exposed by this important undercover video filmed by brave animal rights organization. http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
      Please watch and help us make this video go viral!
      Check out this recent news about South Korea's new law requiring registration of dogs which will reduce the number of pets abandoned. http://koreandogs.org/register-dogs-in-rural-areas/
      FAQ by Korea Animal Rights Advocates(KARA): http://koreandogs.org/info/frequently-asked-questions/faq-by-kara-in-english/
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      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/.

    3. New Documentary: Shockingly Cruel World of South Korean Dog Meat Industry!

      Thank you everyone for signing this petition. Please watch and share widely this new 19 minutes documentary by Stop It! Korea Campaign that exposes the shockingly cruel world of S. Korea's dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/QTqUGTBgUWU?t=4m38s
      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/
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      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 20,000 signatures

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    • mary rojeski SANTA MONICA, CA
      • 1 day ago

      NO DOG OR CAT MEAT EVER!!!!!!!!!

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    • Fran Bryerton ALMONTE, CANADA
      • 1 day ago

      Boycott to send a message. This is an unimaginable barbaric, sadistic, horrific death and this needs to end. Sickening. Ban dog and cat meat slaughter, torture and killing for consumption.

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    • Татьяна Таболина Орск, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 2 days ago

      потому что Я ЧЕЛОВЕК!!!

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    • jennie grofsmid VEENDAM, NETHERLANDS
      • 5 days ago

      stop toch hier mee

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    • Cindy Guarnieri STAMFORD, CT
      • 6 days ago

      STOP THIS DISGUSTING ACT OF CAPTURING, KILLING AND EATING DOGS AND CATS, THESE ARE COMPANION ANIMALS THAT ARE MANKIND'S BEST FRIENDS. STOP THIS DISGUSTING CRUELTY. IT IS BARBARIC. LEAVE THEM ALONE!!

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