Petitioning Minister of Unification Minister Kihl-Jae Ryoo 통일부 류길재 장관 and 31 others

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

32,943
Supporters

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,

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Schedule of International Conferences to be held in South Korea:

2014

• March 18-21, 2014 - 16th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, Seoul http://www2.kenes.com/isbd/Pages/Home.aspx

• April 12-13, 2014, 2014 3rd International Conference on Social Science and Humanity, Seoul, South Korea  http://www.icssh.org/

• April 12-13, 2014, 2014 3rd International Conference on Economics and Finance Research, Seoul, South Korea  http://www.icefr.org/

• April 12-13, 2014 - 2014 3rd International Conference on Language, Medias and Culture, Seoul, South Korea  http://www.iclmc.org/

• May 15-18, 2014 - 2014 Seoul International Congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism (SICEM) Seoul, South Korea  http://2014.seoul-endo.org/

• May 19-20, 2014 – 2014 6th Asia-Pacific Business Research Conference Seoul, South Korea http://worldbizconference.com/

• May 27-30, 2014 - International Conference of Supply Chain & Technology Innovation Daejeon, South Korea  http://www.icosti.org

• Jun 8-13, 2014 - 20th World Congress of Soil Science Jeju, South Korea  http://www.20wcss.org

• Jun 21-22, 2014 - Korea and the World Economy XIII Conference Seoul, South Korea  http://www.akes.or.kr/akes/eng/conferences/conferences_02.asp

• Jun 24-28, 2014  - International Symposium on Green Manufacturing and Applications (ISGMA2014) Busan, South Korea http://www.isgma.org/

• Jul 3-4, 2014 - 2014 5th International Conference on Signal and Information Processing (ICSIP 2014) Jeju Island, South  Korea      http://www.icsip.org/

• Jul 3-4, 2014 - 3rd International Conference on Civil Engineering and Materials (ICCEM 2014) Jeju Island, South Korea  http://www.iccem.org/ 

• Jul 3-4, 2014 3rd International Conference on Knowledge and Education Technolog (ICKET 2014) Jeju Island, South Korea      http://www.icket.org/

• Aug 9-10, 2014 Advanced Material and Structural Mechanical Engineering 2014 in Je-ju island, South korea  http://www.amsme-conf.org

• Aug 29-31, 2014 Seoul International Conference on Applied Science and Engineering Seoul, South Korea http://www.sicase.org/

• Aug 29-31, 2014 Seoul International Conference on Biological Engineering & Natural Science Seoul, South Korea http://www.sicbens.org

• Aug 29-31, 2014 Annual Symposium on Management and Social Sciences Seoul, South Korea  http://www.asmss.org/  

• Aug 29-31, 2014 The 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Management and Business Seoul, South Korea http://www.apcmb.org/

• Aug 31-Sep 5, 2014 International Aerosol Conference 2014 Busan, South Korea http://www.iac2014.net

• Sep 4-6, 2014 THE 16Th CORPORATE STRATEGIES, MANAGERIAL ECONOMIC & GOVERNANCE FORUM Seoul, South Korea  http://csg-forum.review-gjsg.com/

• Sep 11-11, 2014 AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum - Korea 2014 Seoul, South Korea http://www.avcjkorea.com

• Sep 14-19, 2014 17th Solid State Protonic Conductors (SSPC-17) Seoul, South Korea  http://www.sspc17.org

• Sep 21-24, 2014 Asian SOFC Symposium and Exhibition Busan, South Korea  http://www.asiansofc2014.org

• Sep 22-23, 2014 The 1st International Conference for Interdisciplinary Studies: Strengthening National Competiveness Through Cooperation in the Era of Globalization Busan, South Korea  http://www.icis2014.com

• Sep 24-25, 2014 5th International Conference on Scalable Information Systems Seoul, South Korea  http://www.infoscale.org/2014/

• Sep 24-27, 2014 TERMIS-AP 2014 (2014 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-Asia Pacific Meeting) Daegu, South Korea  http://www.termis.org/ap2014/

• Sep 24-26, 2014 ACUUS 2014 Seoul, South Korea  http://acuus2014.com/

• Sep 24-26, 2014 6th International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence Technologies and Applications Seoul, South Korea  http://ke.yu.ac.kr/iccci2014/

• Oct 5-8, 2014 The International Conference on Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation (CLEAR -2014) Chuncheon, South Korea  www.clear2014.org/

• Oct 8-9, 2014 2014 5th International Conference on Agriculture and Animal Science (ICAAS 2014) Jinju, South Korea  http://www.icaas.net/             

• Oct 8-9, 2014 4th International Conference on Environment and BioScience (ICEBS 2014) Jinju, South Korea  http://www.icebs.org/

• Oct 8-9, 2014 International Conference on Advances in Food Sciences (ICAFS 2014) Jinju, South  Korea  http://www.icafs.org/

• Oct 2-11, 2014 - 2014 19th Busan International Film Festival, Busan, South Korea  http://www.biff.kr/   

• Nov 27-28, 2014 IAAPS 5th Annual Conference Incheon, South Korea

http://www.apu.ac.jp/iaaps/modules/events/content0017.html

2015

• Apr 23-25, 2015 GBCC 2013 (Global Breast Cancer Conference 2015) & 4th International Breast Cancer Symposium, Jeju, South Korea  http://www.gbcc.kr/main.asp

2013

• June 23-27, 2013 - The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul http://www.iagg2013.org/

• June 27-29, 2013 - International Symposium on Education, Psychology, Society and Tourism, Seoul http://www.isepst.org/

• June 27-29, 2013 - International Symposium on Fundamental and Applied Sciences (ISFAS), Seoul http://www.isfas.org/

• June 28-30, 2013 - International Conference on Business and Social Sciences (ICBASS), Seoul http://www.icbass.org/

• June 28-, 2013 - The Annual Conference on Engineering and Information Technology (ACEAIT 2013), Seoul http://www.aceait.org/

• June 30-July 4, 2013 - International Congress of Toxicology 2013, Seoul http://www.ict2013seoul.org/

• July 13, 2013 - 2013 Modern English Education Society International Conference, Seoul http://www.meeso.or.kr/conference/2013conference.html

• July 24-26, 2013 - Asian Conference in Education and Technology (ACET 2013), Seoul http://www.iamure.com/?page_id=11994

• August 18-23, 2013 - 9th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Seoul http://www.wcce9.org/

• August 22-24, 2013 - 5th, 2013 Asian Congress of Health Psychology, Deajeon http://www.achp2013.org/

• August 25-30, 2013 - AEPSE2013 - The 9th Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering, Jeju http://aepse2013.org/

• August 25-28, 2013 - 2013 International Conference onAdvances in Energy Research , Seoul http://anbre.cti3.com/ICER_bro.htm/

• August 26-30, 2013 - The 7th world congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio, Jeju http://www.bamn2013.org/main/

• August 29-31, 2013 - International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, Gyeonggi http://www.icreateasia.org/

• September 5-8, 2013 - The 8th Asia Pacific IAP Congress, Busan http://www.apiap2013.org/

• October 10-12, 2013 -Global Breast Cancer Conference 2013, Seoul http://www.gbcc.kr/main.asp

• October 12-13, 2013 - The 21st Annual Korea TESOL International Conference, Seoul http://koreatesol.org/IC2013

  October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 International Conference on Aviation Engineering and Management, Jeju Island, South Korea   http://www.icaem.org/

  October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 International Conference on Industrial and Production Engineering, Jeju Island, South Korea  http://www.icipe.net/

   October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 International Conference on Sport and Exercise Science, Jeju Island, South Korea  http://www.icses.net/

• October 21-22, 2013 - 2013 2nd International Conference on Software and Computer Engineering (ICSCE 2013), Jeju http://www.icsce.org/

• October 21-22, 2013 - 2013 2nd International Conference on Nanostructures, Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering (ICNNN 2013), Jeju http://www.icnnn.org/

• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 3rd International Conference on Humanities, Society and Culture - ICHSC 2013, Jeju http://www.ichsc.org/

• October 21-22, 2013 - 2013 3rd International Conference on Information and Electronics Engineering (ICIEE 2013), Jeju http://www.iciee.org/

• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 2nd International Conference on Financial Theory (ICFT 2013), Jeju Island http://www.icft.org/

• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 4th International Conference on Business, Economics and Tourism Management - CBETM 2013, Jeju Island http://www.ipedr.com/cbetm/

• October 19-20, 2013 - 3rd Journal Conference on e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning (JC4E 2013 3rd), Jeju island http://www.ijeeee.org/jc4e/3rd/

• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 4th, 2013 International Conference on E-business, Management and Economics - ICEME 2013, Jeju Island http://www.iceme.org/

• October 21-23, 2013 - 11th FLNG Asia Pacific Summit 2013, Seoul http://www.flngkorea.com/Default.aspx?&MAC=ACC

• October 30-November 1, 2013 - 9th QS-APPLE, Seoul http://www.qsapple.org/9thqsapple/

• October 31-November 3, 2013 - International Space Syntax Symposium,Seoul http://www.sss9.or.kr/main/index.asp

• November 3-7, 2013 - ICONIP2013, Daegu http://www.iconip2013.org/

• November 3-6, 2013 - APCE 2013 (13th Asia Pacific Symposium on Microscale Separation and Analysis), Jeju http://www.apce2013.org/

• November 7-9, 2013 - The 17th Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems, Seoul http://cilab.sejong.ac.kr/ies2013/

• November 12-15, 2013 - International Conference on Advanced Electromaterials 2013, Jeju http://www.icae.kr/

• November 27-29, 2013 - The 16th Annual International Conference on Information Security and Cryptology, Seoul http://www.icisc.org/


 

Letter to
Minister of Unification Minister Kihl-Jae Ryoo 통일부 류길재 장관
Prime Minister of S. Korea Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance Deputy Prime Minister Oh-Seok Hyun 현오석 국무총리겸 기획재정부 장관
and 29 others
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
United Nations Secretary General Ki-Moon Ban 국제 연합 반기문 사무총장
Speaker of the National Assembly of S. Korea Congressman Chang-Hee Kang 강창희 대한민국 국회의장
Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sang-Jick Yoon 산업통상자원부 윤상직 장관
Minister of Public Administration and Security Minister Jeong-Bok Yoo 행정안전부 유정복 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 Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 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
The 7th world congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio Il-Kwon Oh, Wan Doo Kim, Ki Dong Park, Congress Chairs
Boycott All International Conferences and Events in South Korea - Nation of Heinous Cruelty and Shameful Apathy!

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,

Schedule of International Conferences to be held in South Korea:

• June 23-27, 2013 - The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul http://www.iagg2013.org/

• June 27-29, 2013 - International Symposium on Education, Psychology, Society and Tourism, Seoul http://www.isepst.org/

• June 27-29, 2013 - International Symposium on Fundamental and Applied Sciences (ISFAS), Seoul http://www.isfas.org/

• June 28-30, 2013 - International Conference on Business and Social Sciences (ICBASS), Seoul http://www.icbass.org/

• June 28-, 2013 - The Annual Conference on Engineering and Information Technology (ACEAIT 2013), Seoul http://www.aceait.org/

• June 30-July 4, 2013 - International Congress of Toxicology 2013, Seoul http://www.ict2013seoul.org/

• July 13, 2013 - 2013 Modern English Education Society International Conference, Seoul http://www.meeso.or.kr/conference/2013conference.html

• July 24-26, 2013 - Asian Conference in Education and Technology (ACET 2013), Seoul http://www.iamure.com/?page_id=11994

• August 18-23, 2013 - 9th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Seoul http://www.wcce9.org/

• August 22-24, 2013 - 5th, 2013 Asian Congress of Health Psychology, Deajeon http://www.achp2013.org/

• August 25-30, 2013 - AEPSE2013 - The 9th Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering, Jeju http://aepse2013.org/

• August 25-28, 2013 - 2013 International Conference onAdvances in Energy Research , Seoul http://anbre.cti3.com/ICER_bro.htm/

• August 26-30, 2013 - The 7th world congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio, Jeju http://www.bamn2013.org/main/

• August 29-31, 2013 - International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, Gyeonggi http://www.icreateasia.org/

• September 5-8, 2013 - The 8th Asia Pacific IAP Congress, Busan http://www.apiap2013.org/

• October 10-12, 2014 -Global Breast Cancer Conference 2013, Seoul http://www.gbcc.kr/main.asp

• October 12-13, 2013 - The 21st Annual Korea TESOL International Conference, Seoul http://koreatesol.org/IC2013

• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 International Conference on Aviation Engineering and Management, Jeju Island, South Korea http://www.icaem.org/

• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 International Conference on Industrial and Production Engineering, Jeju Island, South Korea http://www.icipe.net/

• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 International Conference on Sport and Exercise Science, Jeju Island, South Korea http://www.icses.net/

• October 21-22, 2013 - 2013 2nd International Conference on Software and Computer Engineering (ICSCE 2013), Jeju http://www.icsce.org/

• October 21-22, 2013 - 2013 2nd International Conference on Nanostructures, Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering (ICNNN 2013), Jeju http://www.icnnn.org/

• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 3rd International Conference on Humanities, Society and Culture - ICHSC 2013, Jeju http://www.ichsc.org/

• October 21-22, 2013 - 2013 3rd International Conference on Information and Electronics Engineering (ICIEE 2013), Jeju http://www.iciee.org/

• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 2nd International Conference on Financial Theory (ICFT 2013), Jeju Island http://www.icft.org/

• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 4th International Conference on Business, Economics and Tourism Management - CBETM 2013, Jeju Island http://www.ipedr.com/cbetm/

• October 19-20, 2013 - 3rd Journal Conference on e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning (JC4E 2013 3rd), Jeju island http://www.ijeeee.org/jc4e/3rd/

• October 19-20, 2013 - 2013 4th, 2013 International Conference on E-business, Management and Economics - ICEME 2013, Jeju Island http://www.iceme.org/

• October 21-23, 2013 - 11th FLNG Asia Pacific Summit 2013, Seoul http://www.flngkorea.com/Default.aspx?&MAC=ACC

• October 30-November 1, 2013 - 9th QS-APPLE, Seoul http://www.qsapple.org/9thqsapple/

• October 31-November 3, 2013 - International Space Syntax Symposium,Seoul http://www.sss9.or.kr/main/index.asp

• November 3-7, 2013 - ICONIP2013, Daegu http://www.iconip2013.org/

• November 3-6, 2013 - APCE 2013 (13th Asia Pacific Symposium on Microscale Separation and Analysis), Jeju http://www.apce2013.org/

• November 7-9, 2013 - The 17th Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems, Seoul http://cilab.sejong.ac.kr/ies2013/

• November 12-15, 2013 - International Conference on Advanced Electromaterials 2013, Jeju http://www.icae.kr/

• November 27-29, 2013 - The 16th Annual International Conference on Information Security and Cryptology, Seoul http://www.icisc.org/

• March 18-21, 2014 - 16th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, Seoul http://www2.kenes.com/isbd/Pages/Home.aspx

• April 12-13, 2014, 2014 3rd International Conference on Social Science and Humanity, Seoul, South Korea http://www.icssh.org/

• April 12-13, 2014, 2014 3rd International Conference on Economics and Finance Research, Seoul, South Korea http://www.icefr.org/

• April 12-13, 2014 - 2014 3rd International Conference on Language, Medias and Culture, Seoul, South Korea http://www.iclmc.org/

• Oct 2-11, 2014 - 2014 19th Busan International Film Festival, Busan, South Korea http://www.biff.kr/