Boycott The 2013 9th World Congress of Chemical Engineering in Seoul, S. Korea-Tell S. Korea to Ban the Dog Torture and Consumption Now!

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

Dear prospective attendees of the 2013 9th World Congress of Chemical Engineering in Seoul, South Korea:

I urge you today to please boycott the 2013 9th World Congress of Chemical Engineering in Seoul, 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 attendees of the 2013 9th World Congress of Chemical Engineering in Seoul, 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?

Sincerely,

The 2013 9th World Congress of Chemical Engineering in Seoul, South Korea: http://www.wcce9.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)

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  • Prime Minister's Office
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    Minister Kim Sung-Hwan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
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    Ambassador Moon Tae-Young (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany)
  • 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 to Canada
    Ambassador Joo-Hong NAM (Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in France
    Ambassador Park Heung-shin (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in France)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Spain
    Ambassador Chang Dong-Chul (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Spain)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Israel
    Ambassador Park Kyung-Taek (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 Greece
    Ambassador Tae-shin JANG (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 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 Sweden
    Ambassador Eom, Seock-jeong (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sweden)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Czech
    Ambassador Gabriel OH (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Czech)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Switzerland
    Ambassador Kim Jong-Il (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Switzerland)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom
    Ambassador Choo Kyu-Ho (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom)
  • Seoul Metropolitan Government
    Mayor Park Won Soon
  • Seongnam City
    Mayor Lee Jae-Myung
  • Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)
    President Hong Suk-Woo
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Thailand
    Ambassador Lim Jae-Hong
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Austria
    Ambassador CHO Hyun
  • Gyeonggi Province
    Governor Kim Moon-Soo
  • Korea Food And Drug Administration
    Commissioner Lee Hee-Sung
  • Ministry of Environment
    Minister Yoo Young-Sook
  • Office of the president, the Republic of Korea
    President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
  • Chairs, WCCE9 &APCChE2013 Secretariat
    Chairs, WCCE9 &APCChE2013 Secretariat
  • Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs
    Minister Rim Che-Min (Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nederlands
    Ambassador Lee Key-Cheol (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nederlands)
  • Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
    Minister Suh Kyu-Yong (Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
  • Ambassador of Republic of Korea to the United Nations
    Ambassador Kim Sook (Ambassador of Republic of Korea to the United Nations)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Finland
    Ambassador Dongsun Park (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Finland)


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