Boycott 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea - It's time to end the appalling Dog Meat Trade! 잔인한 악습, 개식용은 이젠그만!

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

Watch this undercover video by an animal protection group in S. Korea:  http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

Read the Survey on the dog meat industry and possible measures to end the dog meat trade in South Korea by Korea Animal Rights Advocates:  http://koreandogs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/KARA-Dog-Meat-Report_English-1.pdf

Dear members of the Olympic Council of Asia:

I urge you today to please boycott 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea (September 19th - October 4th) and stand against the appalling and despicable cruelty committed against the millions of innocent dogs in South Korea every year.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama said, "Life is as dear to the mute creature as it is to a man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and to die, so do other creatures."

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 members of the Olympic Council of Asia, 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,

 

Information about the 2014 Asian Game in Incheon, South Korea:  http://ocasia.org/Game/GameParticular.aspx?VKZk7uGbk/C5ikIBubFL4g==

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This petition will be delivered to:
  • Chairman/Chairwoman of OCA Standing Committees
    Mr Kyung-Sun YU
  • Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs
    Minister Dong-Phil Lee 농림수산식품부 이동필 장관
  • Office of the president, the Republic of Korea
    President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Gamini Jayasinghe
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Sarmad Abdulelah Mohammed Zulam
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Khin Maung LWIN
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Abdulla Abdulrahhman Al Suleiman
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Dr Pheong Le Quy
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Maxwell DE SILVA
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Mohammad A. Alkamali
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr ZHANG Jilong
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Dr M. Jegathesan (Olympic Council of Asia)
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Charles King Chiu LO (Olympic Council of Asia)
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Prema Pinnwale (Olympic Council of Asia)
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Ali Kafashian NAEINI (Olympic Council of Asia)
  • President, 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee
    Young-Soo Kim 2014 인천 아시안 게임 위원회 김영수 회장 (President, 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee)
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Kyung-Sun YU
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Dr Rashed Hamad al Heaiwel Al Sebaie
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Ng Ser Miang
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Mhd Samih Chafik MOUDALLAL
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mrs Rita Sri Wahyusih SUBOWO
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Kevin Kuo-I CHEN
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Sonam Karma TSHERING
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Ms Karlygash Beltibayeva
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Dr Mansoor Sultan AL TOUQI
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Dr Wasan Hanoon AL-SAEDI
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Feras MOUALA
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mrs Yuko ARAKIDA
  • OCA Vice President
    Mr Jung-Haeng Kim 김정행 회장
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Mohammed Abdullah Yahya AL-AHGERI
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Dr C. Thurairaja
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Kalbuadi LAY
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Jeevan Ram SHRESTHA
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    HRH Prince Jigyel Ugyen WANGCHUCK
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Mohammad Zahir AGHBAR
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Hoang Quoc Vinh
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Timur DOSSYMBETOV
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Mehdi Ghadami
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Virendra Nanavati
  • Olympic Council of Asia
    Mr Roy Rajasingham (Olympic Council of Asia)


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