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)

Letter to
Busan Metropolitan City Mayor Hur Nam-Sik
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nigeria Ambassador Jong-Hyun Choi
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Morocco Ambassador Tae Ho Lee
and 37 others
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Kuwait Ambassador Kyung-Suk Kim
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Keyna Ambassador Chan Woo Kim
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Jordan Ambassador Hyun-Suk Shin
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Iraq Ambassador Hyun-Myung Kim
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Iran Ambassador Jae-Hyun Park
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ethiopia Ambassador Jong-Geun Kim
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Saudi Arabia Ambassador Jong-Yong Kim
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Tunisia Ambassador Bok-Ryong Joo
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
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA Ambassador Choi Young-jin
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Paraguay Ambassador Dong Won Park
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Jamaica Ambassador Kimo Lim
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Tanzania Ambassador Young-Hoon Kim
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Egypt Ambassador Young-So Kim
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Chile Ambassador Hwang, Euiseung
Gyeonggi Province Governor Kim Moon-Soo
Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Governor Woo Keun-Min
Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Suh Kyu-Yong
Seongnam City Mayor Lee Jae-Myung
Incheon Metroplitan City Mayor Song Young-Gil
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Kim Sung-Hwan
Seoul Metropolitan Government Mayor Park Won Soon
Prime Minister's Office Prime Minister Mr. Kim Hwang-sik
Korea Food And Drug Administration Commissioner Lee Hee-Sung
Ministry of Environment Minister Yoo Young-Sook
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Brazil Ambassador Bon-Woo Koo
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in India Ambassador Joon-Kyu Lee
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Spain Ambassador Dae-sung Oh
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Israel Ambassador Il-Soo Kim
Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada Ambassador Hee-yong Cho
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany Ambassador Jae Shin Kim
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in France Ambassador Hye-min Lee
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom Ambassador Park Suk-hwan
Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs Minister Rim Che-Min (Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs)
Boycott 2017 UIA World Congress of Architects in Seoul, S. Korea

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)