Boycott 2012 World Congress on Engineering Asset Management in Daejeon, South Korea-Land of Unspeakable Suffering and Terror for Millions of Dogs!

Watch this video from one of thousands of despicable illegal dog slaughterhouses in South Korea: http://youtu.be/ldblUoQ2tvo

Watch this undercover video by an animal protection group in S. Korea:  http://youtu.be/aiWE4brZWe0

Read this undercover investigative report by an animal protection group in S. Korea: http://www.careanimalrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/sh.pdf

Dear Prospective Attendees of the 2012  World Congress on Engineering Asset Management  in Daejeon, S Korea,

I urge you today to please boycott 2012 World Congress on Engineering Asset Management in Daejeon, 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.

Prospective Attendees of the 2012  World Congress on Engineering Asset Management  in Daejeon, S 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?

Sincerely,

2012 World Congress on Engineering Asset Management in Daejeon, South Korea: http://www.wceam2012.com/index.asp
International Society of Engineering Asset Management:
http://www.iseam.org/

South Korea's dog meat industry where all kinds of dogs are tortured and eaten: http://youtu.be/_JPYK3yTqWY (Part 1 of 2)
http://youtu.be/hXe3GV0GOB4 (Part 2 of 2)

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Austria
    Ambassador CHO Hyun
  • 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 Israel
    Ambassador Il-Soo Kim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Israel)
  • 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 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)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Italy
    Ambassador Kim Young-Seok (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Italy)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Romania
    Ambassador Im Han-taek (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Romania)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Portugal
    Ambassador Yoo Jung-Hee (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Portugal)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Norway
    Ambassador Lee Byong Hyun (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Norway)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Poland
    Ambassador Young Sun Paek (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Poland)
  • 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)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Hungary
    Ambassador Nam, Gwan-pyo
  • Commissioner of Korea Food and Drug Administration
    Hee-Sung Lee
  • Speaker of the National Assembly of S. Korea
    Chang-Hee Kang 강창희 대한민국 국회의장
  • Ministry of Environment
    Young-Sook Yoo
  • Prime Minister of S. Korea
    Hwang-Sik Kim
  • Ministry for Health and Welfare
    Che-Min Rim
  • Governor of Gyeonggido-Province
    Moon-Soo Kim
  • Mayor of Seongnam (Home of the largest dog meat market in S. Korea)
    Jae-Myung Lee
  • President of S. Korea
    President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nederlands
    Ambassador Lee Key-Cheol (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nederlands)
  • Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
    Kyu-Yong Suh (Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Finland
    Ambassador Dongsun Park (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Finland)


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