Coca Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonalds, Omega, Panasonic, P&G, Visa:  Withdraw your sponsorship of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in S. Korea!
  • Petitioning Ambassador Moon Tae-Young

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Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany
Ambassador Moon Tae-Young
Ambassador of Republic of Korea to the United Nations
Ambassador Kim Sook
Gyeonggi Province
Governor Kim Moon-Soo
Busan Metropolitan City
Mayor Hur Nam-Sik
Seoul Metropolitan Government
Mayor Park Won Soon
Korea International Trade Association (KITA)
Chairman & CEO Il Sa-Kong
Incheon Metroplitan City
Mayor Song Young-Gil
Seongnam City
Mayor Lee Jae-Myung
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Japan
Ambassador Shin Gack-Soo
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Thailand
Ambassador Lim Jae-Hong
Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Minister Suh Kyu-Yong
Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs
Minister Rim Che-Min
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China
Ambassador Lee Kyu-Hyung
Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
Governor Woo Keun-Min
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Austria
Ambassador CHO Hyun
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Norway
Ambassador Lee Byong Hyun
Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Australia Sydney
Consul General Jin-soo Kim
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in South Africa
Ambassador Lee Yoon
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Malaysia
Ambassador Yong Joon Lee
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Hungary
Ambassador Nam, Gwan-pyo
Korea Food And Drug Administration
Commissioner Noh Yun-Hong
The Coca-Cola Company
CEO Muhtar Kent
Atos
CEO Thierry Breton
The Dow Chemical Company
CEO Andrew N. Liveris
McDonalds Corporation
CEO Don Thompson
Omega-The Swatch Group Ltd
CEO Nick Hayek
PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics
President Park Yong-Sung
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Argentina
Ambassador Han Byung-Kil
Office of the president, the Republic of Korea
President Geun-Hye Park
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA
Ambassador Choi Young-jin
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik
Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada
Ambassador Nam Joo-Hong
Acer Inc.
CEO J. T. Wang
General Electric Company
CEO Jeff Immelt
Panasonic
President Kazuhiro Tsuga
The Procter & Gamble Company
CEO Bob McDonald
Visa Inc.
CEO Joseph W. Saunders
Presidential Council on Nation Branding
Chairperson Lee Bae-Yong (Presidential Council on Nation Branding)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in New Zealand
Ambassador Park Yong-Kyu (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in New Zealand)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nederlands
Ambassador Lee Key-Cheol (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nederlands)

Coca Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonalds, Omega, Panasonic, P&G, Visa: Withdraw your sponsorship of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in S. Korea!

    1. KimWhang-Gu
    2. Petition by

      KimWhang-Gu

      Korea, Republic of

To the Sponsors of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea:

Please withdraw your sponsorship of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea!

Bishop Desmond Tutu said, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

As sponsors of the Olympics, you have the power to influence the S. Korean government to end the horrific cruelty that is perpetrated against innocent dogs and cats of South Korea.

Two and a half million South Korean dogs are electrocuted, hanged, or beaten to death each year. They are killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because many South Koreans believe the insidious myth that the more an animal suffers, the tastier the meat and that the medical properties will be enhanced. Thousands of cats are also slaughtered for soups and so-called “health” tonics. They are thrown into boiling water while still alive.

The practice of eating dogs is not widely accepted in South Korea. It gained popularity after the South Korean War. The practice continues to thrive with the aid of greedy restaurateurs, meat dealers, and butchers.

Over the last decade, many in South Korea have embraced the notion of dogs and cats as animal companions. But we must take action to persuade the South Korean government to legalize a ban on dog and cat meat and forever stop this technically illegal, corrupt, and sordid industry.
It is appalling that dogs and cats should be kept in filthy crates, forced to watch their cage mates being tortured and slaughtered. Eyewitnesses have reported dogs being literally torn apart while still alive, their tormentors saying that the more prolonged the torment of death, the better the taste. This attitude toward any living being is at best unforgivable.

The 2012 Olympics showed us how the world can unite together with a collective spirit of community that transcends economics and political strife. Every nation even the smallest, without resources had a chance to showcase their talent.  They were neither sidelined nor marginalized.  Volunteers came together and everyone was given an equal chance to shine.  The world knows how important it is to stand up for the voiceless to show understanding and compassion to all our fellow men and living creatures. Doing the right thing earns respect and this in turn builds business.  It is time for  brand leaders such as you to carry this torch of change.  Please respect your customers.  Do not endorse a nation that endorses and promotes oppression and unspeakable cruelty.  Insist this practice ends now and until it does withdraw your sponsorship.
Respectfully,

 

More Info:

South Korea's dog meat clash:  http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/542514.html

Dogs in Hell:  http://koreandogs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/dogsinhell.pdf

The Fight Against the Dog Meat Industry:  http://busanhaps.com/article/feature-fight-against-dog-meat-industry

Send messages to Olympic Committee: https://secure.registration.olympic.org/en/faq/ask-question
[Sample message]
To the International Olympic Committee:
I am extremely distressed about the torture and consumption of animal companions in South Korea. Even though the government has established an Animal Protection Law, dogs are still electrocuted, hanged, and beaten to death by farmers and slaughters. Also, dogs and cats are still being tortured and boiled alive for so-called elixirs, which have no medicinal properties except in the minds of gullible customers. Until South Korea ends this appalling suffering, the country’s reputation in the international community will continue to suffer. Its citizens will face shame and embarrassment. And South Korea will continue to be regarded as “third world,” despite its glittering modernization and attempts at globalized thinking. There will be worldwide attempts to boycott “PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics unless the abuse of cats and dogs has finally come to an end.

Korean Olympic Committee Homepage: http://www.sports.or.kr/eng/

The Coca-Cola Company
CEO Muhtar Kent
P.O. Box 1734
Atlanta, GA 30301, USA
1.800.GET COKE (800.438.2653)
Homepage: http://www.coca-cola.com/en/index.html
Submit letter here: https://secure.thecoca-colacompany.com/ssldocs/mail/eQuery_product.shtml

Acer Inc.
CEO J. T. Wang
8F, 88, Sec.1, Xintai 5th Rd.
Xizhi, New Taipei City 221, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-2696-1234
Fax: +886-2-8691-1031

Acer America Corporation
333 West San Carlos Street, Suite 1500
San Jose, CA 95110, USA
(408) 533-7700 – Phone
Corporate Responsibility contact email: cr@acer.com.tw
Homepage: http://www.acer.com/worldwide/selection.html

Atos
CEO Thierry Breton
River Ouest 80, Quai Voltaire
95877 Bezons, France
Contact email: more-info@atos.net, info.na@atos.net
Homepage: http://atos.net/en-us/

The Dow Chemical Company
CEO Andrew N. Liveris
1776 I St NW, # 1050
Washington, DC 20006, USA
800-258-2436 (U.S. and Canada)
Homepage: http://www.dow.com/
Office Locations: http://www.dow.com/locations/office.htm
Submit letter here: http://www.dow.com/company/contact/

General Electric Company
CEO Jeff Immelt
Fairfield, CT 06828, USA
1-203-373-2211
Investor Relation contact email: ir.contacts@corporate.ge.com
Homepage: http://www.ge.com/
Submit letter here: https://www.ge.com/contact/contact_form.html?ref=http://www.ge.com/

McDonalds Corporation
CEO Don Thompson
2111 McDonald's Dr.
Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA
1-800-244-6227
Homepage: http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/home.html
Submit letter here: http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/contact_us/social_responsibility/social_responsibility.html

Omega
The Swatch Group Ltd
CEO Nick Hayek
Seevorstadt 6
P.O. Box
2501 Biel / Bienne, Switzerland
Phone: +41 32 343 68 11
Homepage: http://www.swatchgroup.com/intro_en
Submit letter here: http://www.swatchgroup.com/en/services/contact_us/contact_form

Panasonic
President Kazuhiro Tsuga
Panasonic Corporation
1006, Oaza Kadoma, Kadoma-shi, Osaka 571-8501, Japan
Phone: +81-6-6908-1121

Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Homepage: http://panasonic.com/

The Procter & Gamble Company
CEO Bob McDonald
1 or 2, Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45201, USA
Phone: 1-513-983-1100
Contact email: Shareholders.IM@pg.com
Homepage: http://www.pg.com/en_US/index.shtml
Submit letter here: http://pg.custhelp.com/app/ask/session/L3NpZC9KcjEyQloybA%3D%3D

Visa
CEO Joseph W. Saunders
Visa Inc.
P.O. Box 8999
San Francisco, CA 94128 - 8999, USA
1-800-847-2911
Contact email: ir@visa.com, globalmedia@visa.com
Homepage: http://usa.visa.com/?country=us&ep=v_gg_new&akamai=true
Submit letter here: https://corporate.visa.com/utility/contactus.jsp

 

 

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

      KimWhang-Gu
      Petition organiser

      Please watch and share to speak out against this horrendous cruelty to millions of dogs in S. Korea each year!
      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 40,000 signatures
    3. New Documentary: Shockingly Cruel World of South Korean Dog Meat Industry!

      KimWhang-Gu
      Petition organiser

      Thank you everyone for signing this petition. We want to bring your attention to this new 19 minute 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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      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 25,000 signatures
    5. 12/25/2012 Mailed petition letters to petition target companies.

      KimWhang-Gu
      Petition organiser

      12/25/2012-Mailed petition letters to Coca Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonalds, Omega, Panasonic, P&G and Visa by email and postal mail. However, please keep signing and sharing as I will send the letters again later with more collected signatures to additional petition targets. Please also sign all petitions here: http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=1512. Also check out this page for actions you can take to help this campaign even more: http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=107
      Thank you for caring!
      “An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

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      Sample Protest Letter - S. Korean Government & Talking Points

    6. Reached 17,500 signatures

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    • Татьяна Таболина Орск, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 1 day ago

      потому что Я ЧЕЛОВЕК!!!

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      • 4 days ago

      Caring for the wellbing of animals means progress of civilisation.

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      • 4 days ago

      All life is precious. Respect it.

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    • Cindy Guarnieri STAMFORD, CT
      • 5 days ago

      PLEASE DO SOMETHING NOW ABOUT THE CAPTURE, KILLING AND EATING OF DOGS AND CATS IN KOREA AND ASIA. THE WORLD DOES NOT WANT THIS TO CONTINUE ANY LONGER. THIS IS GRUESOME, BARBARIC AND TOTALLY UNNECESSARY AND UNCONSCIONABLE.

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