Petitioning Prime Minister of S. Korea Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리 (Prime Minister of S. Korea) and 30 others

Boycott All International Conferences and Events in South Korea - Nation of Heinous Cruelty and Shameful Apathy!

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

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 International Conferences to be held in South Korea:

I urge you today to please boycott all International Conferences to be held in South Korea and stand against the appalling and despicable cruelty committed against the millions of innocent dogs and thousands of cats 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 International Conferences to be held in 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,

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Prime Minister of S. Korea
    Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리 (Prime Minister of S. Korea)
  • Minister of Public Administration and Security
    Minister Jeong-Bok Yoo 행정안전부 유정복 장관 (Minister of Public Administration and Security)
  • Minister of Unification
    Minister Kihl-Jae Ryoo 통일부 류길재 장관
  • Minister of Justice
    Minister Kwon Jae-Jin 법무부 권재진 장관
  • Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism
    Minister Jin-Ryong Yoo 문화체육관광부 유진룡 장관
  • CEO of Korea Tourism Organization
    CEO Cham Lee 한국관광공사 이 참 사장
  • Minister of Education, Science and Technology
    Minister Nam-Soo Seo 교육부 서남수 장관
  • International Symposium on Education, Psychology, Society and Tourism
    Asia-Pacific Education & Research Association
  • 2013 International Symposium on Fundamental and Applied Sciences
    2013 International Symposium on Fundamental and Applied Sciences
  • International Conference on Business and Social Sciences
    Asia-Pacific Education & Research Association
  • The Annual Conference on Engineering and Information Technology
    Higher Education Forum
  • 2013 Modern English Education Society International Conference
    Myonghee Kim, Conference Chair
  • Asian Conference in Education and Technology
    Dr. Genaro V. Japos, President - IAMURE Multidisciplinary Research
  • The 9th Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering
    Jeon G. Han, Conference Chairman
  • 2013 International Conference on Advances in Energy Research
    Fransisco M. Linares and Hyung-Jo Jung, Conference Chairs
  • The 7th world congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio
    Il-Kwon Oh, Wan Doo Kim, Ki Dong Park, Congress Chairs
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    Minister Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 장관 (Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
  • Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy
    Minister Sang-Jick Yoon 산업통상자원부 윤상직 장관
  • Minister of National Defense
    Minister Kwan-Jin Kim 국방부 김관진 장관
  • Minister of Employment and Labor
    Minister Ha-Nam Phang 고용노동부 방하남 장관
  • Minister of Gender Equality and Family
    Minister Yoon-Sun Cho 여성가족부 조윤선 장관
  • Minister of Korea Food And Drug Safety
    Minister Seung Chung 식품의약품안전처 정승 처장
  • Minister of Health & Welfare
    Minister Young Jin 보건 복지부 진 영 장관
  • Minister of Environment
    Minister Seong-Kyu Yun 환경부 윤성규 장관
  • Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, S. Korea
    Minister Dong-Phil Lee 농림수산식품부 이동필 장관
  • South Korea
    President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
  • South Korea
    Congressman Jae-In Moon 민주당 문재인 국회의원
  • Leader of the Saenuri Party of S. Korea
    Congressman Woo-Yea Hwang 황우여 새누리당 당대표
  • Leader of the Democratic Party of S. Korea
    Congressman Han-Gil Kim 김한길 민주당 당대표
  • Speaker of the National Assembly of S. Korea
    Congressman Chang-Hee Kang 강창희 대한민국 국회의장
  • United Nations
    Secretary General Ki-Moon Ban 국제 연합 반기문 사무총장 (United Nations)


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