South Korea: Don't Eat Dogs and Cats! Boycott Seoul Food and Hotel 2014 Exhibition!
  • Petitioning Minister Kim Sung-Hwan

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Minister Kim Sung-Hwan
Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Minister Suh Kyu-Yong
Korea Food And Drug Administration
Commissioner Lee Hee-Sung
Office of the president, the Republic of Korea
President Geun-Hye Park
KOTRA (Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency)
CEO Young-Ho Oh
KOTRA (Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency)
Exhibitors of Seoul Food and Hotel 2013
Goyang City, South Korea
Mayor Sung Choi
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Minister Choe Kwang-Shik
Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs
Minister Rim Che-Min
Prime Minister's Office of Republic of Korea
Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik
Allworld Exhibitions
Exhibitors of Seoul Food and Hotel 2013

South Korea: Don't Eat Dogs and Cats! Boycott Seoul Food and Hotel 2014 Exhibition!

    1. Erica Minelli
    2. Petition by

      Erica Minelli


Watch these videos from the despicable South Korean dog meat trade:

Dear prospective visitors and exhibitors of the Seoul Food and Hotel 2014 Exhibition in South Korea:

I urge you today to please boycott the Seoul Food and Hotel 2014 Exhibition in South Korea and stand against the appalling and despicable cruelty committed against the millions of innocent dogs 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 visitors and exhibitors of the Seoul Food and Hotel 2014 Exhibition 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?


South Korea's dog meat industry where all kinds of dogs are tortured and eaten: (Part 1 of 2) (Part 2 of 2)

Seoul Food and Hotel 2014 Exhibition:

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      Erica Minelli
      Petition organiser

      Thank you everyone for signing this petition. We have send this petition letter to the organizer of this event, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and prospective exhibitors on 2/23/13. We will continue to send this letter to various Korean government officials so keep signing and sharing. Click here for more petitions you can sign:
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    Reasons for signing

    • Renee Rader LEBANON, OH
      • 1 day ago

      This barbaric treatment MUST be stopped. I will continue to boycott anything and everything that has to do with South Korea!

    • caroline mills MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 days ago

      Its sickens me to see a human cause so much unbearable pain to a animal that would love a human unconditionally

    • Patricia Wicker GRANITE SHOALS, TX
      • 6 days ago


    • Brenda Charrier SCITUATE, MA
      • 8 days ago

      To do this to any living creature is terrible--to do this to beloved dogs and cats is beyond comprehension! Please stop the dog and cat meat trade. What you are doing is horrific and cruel!

    • marinela jantoš SESVETE, CROATIA
      • 9 days ago

      incredibile! are frends!


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