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

This petition will be delivered 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)
  • 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


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