Petitioning Chairman/Chairwoman of OCA Standing Committees Mr Kyung-Sun YU and 39 others
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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==

http://www.incheon2014ag.org/index

 

Letter to
Chairman/Chairwoman of OCA Standing Committees Mr Kyung-Sun YU
Olympic Council of Asia Mr Gamini Jayasinghe
Olympic Council of Asia Mr Roy Rajasingham
and 37 others
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 Mhd Samih Chafik MOUDALLAL
Office of the president, the Republic of Korea President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs Minister Dong-Phil Lee 농림수산식품부 이동필 장관
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 ZHANG Jilong
Olympic Council of Asia Mr Mohammad A. Alkamali
Olympic Council of Asia Mrs Rita Sri Wahyusih SUBOWO
Olympic Council of Asia Mr Kalbuadi LAY
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 M. Jegathesan
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 Dr C. Thurairaja
Olympic Council of Asia Mr Charles King Chiu LO (Olympic Council of Asia)
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Members of the Olympic Council of Asia.

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Boycott 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea

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."

However, 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,

Dear members of the Olympic Council of Asia:
If you wish to be excluded from receiving these petition emails, please contact me and I would be glad to remove your name. Equally, if you support this cause to end the horrific cruelty to millions of dogs and cats, I would be glad to hear from you.