Petitioning Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Philippines Ambassador Lee Hyuk (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Philippines) and 23 others

AT&T Sprint Verizon Walmart Costco Bestbuy Amazon & All Samsung/LG Retailers: Help Stop Heinous Butchering of Dogs in S. Korea-Boycott Samsung & LG!

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AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Walmart, Costco, Bestbuy, Amazon.com & All Samsung/LG Retailers: Help Stop Heinous Butchering and Eating of Millions of Dogs in S. Korea-Boycott Samsung & LG!

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

As a major retailer of Samsung and LG products, 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 gained popularity after the Korean War but it continues to thrive today 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 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 retail leaders such as you to do the right thing. Please respect your customers. Do not support a nation that supports and promotes oppression and unspeakable cruelty. Insist this practice ends now and until it does stop supporting their economy.

Respectfully,

List of Samsung Retailers:  http://www.samsung.com/us/peaceofmind/authorized_resellers.html

List of LG Online Retailers: http://www.lg.com/us/authorizeddealers/lg_online_authorized_retailers.jsp

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Randall L. Stephenson, AT & T Inc., 208 S. Akard St., Dallas, TX 75202   http://www.att.com/

Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Dan Hesse, Sprint Corporation, 6200 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS 66251  http://www.sprint.com/

President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Daniel S. Mead, Verizon, 140 West Street, New York, NY 10007   http://www.verizon.com/

President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mike Duke, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 702 SW 8th Street, Bentonville, AR 72716-8611   http://corporate.walmart.com/

President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. W. Craig Jelinek, Costco Wholesale Corporation, 999 Lake Drive, Issaquah, WA 98027   http://www.costco.com/

President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hubert Joly, Best Buy, 7601 Penn Avenue South,  Richfield, MN 55423-3645   http://www.bestbuy.com/

President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jeffrey P. Bezos, Amazon.com, Inc., 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109-5210   http://www.amazon.com

Letter to
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Philippines Ambassador Lee Hyuk (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Philippines)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada Ambassador Hee-yong Cho (Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in France Ambassador Hye-min Lee (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in France)
and 21 others
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Spain Ambassador Dae-sung Oh (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Spain)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Brazil Ambassador Bon-Woo Koo (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Brazil)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Paraguay Ambassador Dong Won Park (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Paraguay)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Denmark Ambassador Byung-ho Kim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Denmark)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in India Ambassador Joon-Kyu Lee (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in India)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Jamaica Ambassador Kimo Lim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Jamaica)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ireland Ambassador Chang Yeob Kim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ireland)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Greece Ambassador Sil-Sou Shin (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Greece)
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA Ambassador Choi Young-jin (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany Ambassador Jae Shin Kim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom Ambassador Park Suk-hwan (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom)
Office of the president, the Republic of Korea President Geun-Hye Park
CEO of All other Samsung & LG Retailers All other Samsung & LG Retailers
President & Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy Mr. Hubert Joly
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AT & T, Inc. Mr. Randall L. Stephenson
Chief Executive Officer of Sprint Corporation Mr. Dan Hesse
President & Chief Executive Officer of Verizon Mr. Daniel S. Mead
President & Chief Executive Officer of Costco Wholesale Corporation Mr. W. Craig Jelinek
President & Chief Executive Officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc Mr. Mike Duke
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Chile Ambassador Hwang, Euiseung
President & Chief Executive Officer of Amazon.com, Inc. Mr. Jeffrey P. Bezos
AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Walmart, Costco, Bestbuy, Amazon.com & All Samsung/LG Retailers: Help Stop Heinous Butchering and Eating of Millions of Dogs in S. Korea-Boycott Samsung & LG!

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

As a major retailer of Samsung and LG products, 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 gained popularity after the Korean War but it continues to thrive today 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 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 retail leaders such as you to do the right thing. Please respect your customers. Do not support a nation that supports and promotes oppression and unspeakable cruelty. Insist this practice ends now and until it does stop supporting their economy.

Respectfully,

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Randall L. Stephenson, AT & T Inc., 208 S. Akard St., Dallas, TX 75202 http://www.att.com/

Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Dan Hesse, Sprint Corporation, 6200 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS 66251 http://www.sprint.com/

President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Daniel S. Mead, Verizon, 140 West Street, New York, NY 10007 http://www.verizon.com/

President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mike Duke, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 702 SW 8th Street, Bentonville, AR 72716-8611 http://corporate.walmart.com/

President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. W. Craig Jelinek, Costco Wholesale Corporation, 999 Lake Drive, Issaquah, WA 98027 http://www.costco.com/

President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hubert Joly, Best Buy, 7601 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423-3645 http://www.bestbuy.com/

President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jeffrey P. Bezos, Amazon.com, Inc., 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109-5210 http://www.amazon.com

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