To the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach and the President of the South Korean PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Mr. Yang-Ho Cho,

We ask you to please watch this video:  http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

South Korea is the World’s 14th largest economy, yet an estimated 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are slaughtered and eaten as “health food” each year.  Forced to endure deprivation and unimaginable torment from the moment they are born till the day they are slaughtered; dogs are imprisoned in cramped, rusty, raised cages all their lives with no protection from extreme weather and no water, exercise, or medical care.  Their eardrums are often burst to prevent them from barking. In broad daylight, often in front of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten or burnt to death. 

This is a profit-driven, tax free, unregulated industry that aggressively promotes the myth that eating a dog (especially the dog’s penis) enhances male virility and giving men energy.  Koreans genuinely believe that the more dogs suffer, the more the consumer will enjoy the health benefits and enjoy the meat.  Many dogs are sadistically made to experience extreme fear and suffering prior to death.  Cats are frequently boiled alive to make tonics believed to treat rheumatism.  The demand is so high in South Korea that 20% of the dog meat is now imported from China.

It is hard to believe that a nation such as South Korea, which is one of the major economic powers and boasts one of the highest education levels in the world, is still committing this type of barbaric and despicable brutality in this day and age.  But for the millions of dogs and cats that are being slaughtered each year in South Korea’s markets, slaughterhouses, restaurants, dog farms and backyards, it is a tragic reality and a nightmare that they can’t escape from.  If South Korea wants to join the civilized nations and be respected as a nation of conscience, Koreans need to strengthen the animal protection law and ban the dog and cat consumption once and for all. This has been going on far too long and it’s time for the Korean government to take a moral leadership for its citizens. Not only does this save the Korean animals from unimaginable suffering, but it will further the Korea’s economic interest because people of the world will not stop condemning South Korea’s cruelty.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

It is time for South Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and show that Korea really does have a compassionate and ethical society. That means it is time for the Korean government to start better educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning pets, and about treating animals in a proper manner.  And the first step must be to finally end the horrendous cruelty of dog and cat meat consumption!

Until these things are done, I will boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and the South Korean businesses and tourism.  The favor of your reply is requested.

Thank you for taking swift action!

 

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I also urge you to write to the Olympic Committee that we you will boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.

International Olympic Committee

Mr. Thomas Bach
Château de Vidy
Case postale 356
1001 Lausanne
Switzerland

More Info:

International Olympic Committee

Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC)

Official Website for The 23rd Olympic Winter Games - PyeongChang, South Korea

S. Korea's Dog Meat Industry - Cruelty during the transport of meat dogs

South Korea's Cruel and Gruesome Dog Meat Industry - "Two faces of Traditional Markets"

Letter to
Office of the president, the Republic of Korea President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
Oceania National Olympic Committees President Dr Robin E. MITCHELL
Organización Deportiva Suramericana PRESIDENTE Carlos Arthur Nuzman
and 113 others
The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) PRESIDENT Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAH
European Olympic Committees President Patrick Joseph HICKEY
Pan American Sports Organisation President Mario VÁZQUEZ RAÑA
Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa President Intendant General Lassana PALENFO
Sportaccord President Marius VIZER
The Association of the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations President Dr Raffaele CHIULLI
The Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations President René FASEL
The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations President Ricci BITTI
President of the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach
PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Vice President & Secretary General 문동후 사무총장
PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics President & CEO, Yang-Ho Cho 조양호 조직위원장
International World Games Association Chief Executive Officer Joachim Gossow
IOC Member Mr Vitaly SMIRNOV
IOC Member Mr Peter TALLBERG
IOC Member Mr Richard W. POUND, Q.C., AD.E.
IOC Member Mr Franco CARRARO
IOC Member Mr Iván DIBÓS
IOC Member HE Mr Pál SCHMITT
IOC Member HSH the Princess Nora of LIECHTENSTEIN
IOC Member HSH the Sovereign Prince ALBERT II
IOC Member Mr Lambis V. NIKOLAOU
IOC Member Ms Anita L. DEFRANTZ
IOC Member HRH the Princess ROYAL
IOC Member Mr Ching-Kuo WU
IOC Member Mr Willi KALTSCHMITT LUJÁN
IOC Member Mr Richard L. CARRIÓN
IOC Member Mr Nat INDRAPANA
IOC Member Mr Denis OSWALD
IOC Member Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAH
IOC Member Mr James L. EASTON
IOC Member Sir Craig REEDIE
IOC Member Mr Mario PESCANTE
IOC Member Mr Gerhard HEIBERG
IOC Member Sir Austin L. SEALY
IOC Member Dr Robin E. MITCHELL
IOC Member Mr Alex GILADY
IOC Member Mr Shamil TARPISCHEV
IOC Member Mr Valeriy BORZOV
IOC Member Dr René FASEL
IOC Member Mr Sam RAMSAMY
IOC Member Mr Reynaldo GONZÁLEZ LÓPEZ
IOC Member Mr Olegario VÁZQUEZ RAÑA
IOC Member Mr Patrick Joseph HICKEY
IOC Member Mr Toni KHOURY
IOC Member Syed Shahid ALI
IOC Member Mr Ung CHANG
IOC Member Mrs Gunilla LINDBERG
IOC Member Dr Julio César MAGLIONE
IOC Member Mr Kun-Hee LEE
IOC Member Mr Ottavio CINQUANTA
IOC Member Mr Guy DRUT
IOC Member Mrs Irena SZEWINSKA
IOC Member General Mounir SABET
IOC Member Ms Nawal EL MOUTAWAKEL
IOC Member HRH the Grand Duke of LUXEMBOURG
IOC Member Mr Ser Miang NG
IOC Member Mr Samih MOUDALLAL
IOC Member Mr Joseph S. BLATTER
IOC Member Mr Gian-Franco KASPER
IOC Member Mr Timothy Tsun Ting FOK
Mr John D. COATES, AC
IOC Member Mr Zaiqing YU
IOC Member Mr Issa HAYATOU
IOC Member Mr Juan Antonio SAMARANCH
IOC Member Mr Patrick S. CHAMUNDA
IOC Member HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad AL-THANI
IOC Member Sir Philip CRAVEN, MBE
IOC Member HRH Prince Tunku IMRAN
IOC Member Mrs Nicole HOEVERTSZ
IOC Member Mrs Beatrice ALLEN
IOC Member Mr Andrés BOTERO PHILLIPSBOURNE
IOC Member Mr Patrick BAUMANN
IOC Member Mrs Rita SUBOWO
IOC Member Mr Sergey BUBKA
IOC Member Dr Ugur ERDENER
IOC Member Mr Dae Sung MOON
Mr Alexander POPOV
IOC Member Mrs Claudia BOKEL
IOC Member Mrs Yumilka RUIZ LUACES
IOC Member Mr Richard PETERKIN
IOC Member Mr Habu GUMEL
IOC Member Ms Lydia NSEKERA
IOC Member HRH Prince Feisal AL HUSSEIN
IOC Member Mr Barry MAISTER, ONZM
IOC Member Mrs Marisol CASADO
IOC Member Mrs Yang YANG
IOC Member Mrs Angela RUGGIERO
IOC Member Mr Adam L. PENGILLY
IOC Member Mr José PERURENA
IOC Member Dr Gerardo WERTHEIN
IOC Member Mrs Barbara KENDALL, MBE
IOC Member HRH Crown Prince Frederik of DENMARK
IOC Member Ms Lingwei LI
IOC Member Mr Frank FREDERICKS
IOC Member Mr Tsunekazu TAKEDA
IOC Member Baron Pierre-Olivier BECKERS-VIEUJANT
IOC Member Ms Aïcha GARAD ALI
IOC Member Ms Danka BARTEKOVA
IOC Member Mr James TOMKINS, OAM
Ms Kirsty COVENTRY
IOC Member Mr Tony ESTANGUET
IOC Member Mr Octavian MORARIU
IOC Member Mr Bernard RAJZMAN
IOC Member Mrs Mikaela COJUANGCO JAWORSKI
IOC Member Mr Alexander ZHUKOV
IOC Member Mr Paul K. TERGAT
IOC Member Mr Lawrence F. PROBST III
IOC Member Mrs Dagmawit Girmay BERHANE
IOC Member Mr Camiel EURLINGS
IOC Member Mr Stefan HOLM
IOC Member Mr Poul-Erik HØYER
IOC Member Ms Hayley WICKENHEISER
IOC Member Mr Ole Einar BJØRNDALEN
To the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach and the President of the South Korean PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Mr. Yang-Ho Cho,

We ask you to please watch this video: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

South Korea is the World’s 14th largest economy, yet an estimated 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are slaughtered and eaten as “health food” each year. Forced to endure deprivation and unimaginable torment from the moment they are born till the day they are slaughtered; dogs are imprisoned in cramped, rusty, raised cages all their lives with no protection from extreme weather and no water, exercise, or medical care. Their eardrums are often burst to prevent them from barking. In broad daylight, often in front of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten or burnt to death.

This is a profit-driven, tax free, unregulated industry that aggressively promotes the myth that eating a dog (especially the dog’s penis) enhances male virility and giving men energy. Koreans genuinely believe that the more dogs suffer, the more the consumer will enjoy the health benefits and enjoy the meat. Many dogs are sadistically made to experience extreme fear and suffering prior to death. Cats are frequently boiled alive to make tonics believed to treat rheumatism. The demand is so high in South Korea that 20% of the dog meat is now imported from China.

It is hard to believe that a nation such as South Korea, which is one of the major economic powers and boasts one of the highest education levels in the world, is still committing this type of barbaric and despicable brutality in this day and age. But for the millions of dogs and cats that are being slaughtered each year in South Korea’s markets, slaughterhouses, restaurants, dog farms and backyards, it is a tragic reality and a nightmare that they can’t escape from. If South Korea wants to join the civilized nations and be respected as a nation of conscience, Koreans need to strengthen the animal protection law and ban the dog and cat consumption once and for all. This has been going on far too long and it’s time for the Korean government to take a moral leadership for its citizens. Not only does this save the Korean animals from unimaginable suffering, but it will further the Korea’s economic interest because people of the world will not stop condemning South Korea’s cruelty.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

It is time for South Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and show that Korea really does have a compassionate and ethical society. That means it is time for the Korean government to start better educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning pets, and about treating animals in a proper manner. And the first step must be to finally end the horrendous cruelty of dog and cat meat consumption!

Until these things are done, I will boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and the South Korean businesses and tourism. The favor of your reply is requested.

Thank you for taking swift action!