Petitioning Busan Metropolitan City Mayor Hur Nam-Sik and 39 others

Boycott 2017 UIA World Congress of Architects in Seoul, S. Korea where 2 Million dogs are tortured and eaten every year!

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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 2017 UIA World Congress of Architects in Seoul, S. Korea:

I urge you today to please boycott the 2017 UIA World Congress of Architects in Seoul, S. 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 2017 UIA World Congress of Architects in Seoul, 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,

The 2017 UIA World Congress of Architects in Seoul, S. Korea: http://www.uia2017seoul.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:
  • Busan Metropolitan City
    Mayor Hur Nam-Sik
  • 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 Paraguay
    Ambassador Dong Won Park (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Paraguay)
  • 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 Israel
    Ambassador Il-Soo Kim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Israel)
  • 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 France
    Ambassador Hye-min Lee (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in France)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada
    Ambassador Hee-yong Cho (Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada)
  • 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 Jamaica
    Ambassador Kimo Lim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Jamaica)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Iraq
    Ambassador Hyun-Myung Kim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Iraq)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Morocco
    Ambassador Tae Ho Lee (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Morocco)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Kuwait
    Ambassador Kyung-Suk Kim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Kuwait)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Egypt
    Ambassador Young-So Kim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Egypt)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Saudi Arabia
    Ambassador Jong-Yong Kim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Saudi Arabia)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Jordan
    Ambassador Hyun-Suk Shin (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Jordan)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Tunisia
    Ambassador Bok-Ryong Joo (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Tunisia)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Iran
    Ambassador Jae-Hyun Park (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Iran)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Keyna
    Ambassador Chan Woo Kim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Keyna)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany
    Ambassador Jae Shin Kim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    Minister Kim Sung-Hwan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
  • Ministry of Environment
    Minister Yoo Young-Sook
  • Korea Food And Drug Administration
    Commissioner Lee Hee-Sung
  • Gyeonggi Province
    Governor Kim Moon-Soo
  • Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
    Governor Woo Keun-Min
  • Seongnam City
    Mayor Lee Jae-Myung
  • Incheon Metroplitan City
    Mayor Song Young-Gil
  • Seoul Metropolitan Government
    Mayor Park Won Soon
  • Prime Minister's Office
    Prime Minister Mr. Kim Hwang-sik
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Chile
    Ambassador Hwang, Euiseung
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ethiopia
    Ambassador Jong-Geun Kim
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom
    Ambassador Park Suk-hwan (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom)
  • Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
    Minister Suh Kyu-Yong (Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
  • Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs
    Minister Rim Che-Min (Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs)
  • Federation of Institutes of Korean Architects
    Federation of Institutes of Korean Architects
  • Korean Institute of Architects
    Korean Institute of Architects
  • Chair, The 2017 UIA World Congress of Architects in Seoul, S. Korea
    Jong Soung Kimm
  • Office of the president, the Republic of Korea
    President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Tanzania
    Ambassador Young-Hoon Kim
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nigeria
    Ambassador Jong-Hyun Choi (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nigeria)


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