Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, A Dog Eating Nation!

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To the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach, and the President of the South Korean PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Mr. Lee Hee-Beom,

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South Korea is the world’s 14th largest economy, yet an estimated 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are slaughtered each year and eaten as “health food”.  Forced to endure deprivation and unimaginable torment from the moment they are born untill the day they are slaughtered; dogs are imprisoned in cramped, rusty, raised cages all their lives with no protection from extreme elements, and have no access to 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 provides men with energy.  South Koreans genuinely believe that the more the dog is made to  suffer, it will enrich the quality of the meat and increase the health benefits to the consumer.  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 continuing to commit this type of barbaric brutality in this day and age.  However, 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 from which they can’t escape.   If South Korea wants to be respected as a  nation of conscience, South Koreans need to strengthen the animal protection law and permanently ban dog and cat consumption.  This has continued far too long, and it is now time for the South Korean government to take a moral leadership for its citizens and take a stand against this barbaric practice.  Not only would this save the South Korean animals from unimaginable suffering, but it will be in South Korea’s economic interests because people of the world will not stop condemning South Korea’s cruelty.

As 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 prove that South Korea really does have a compassionate and ethical society.  That means it is time for the South 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.  The first step must be to finally end the horrendous cruelty of dog and cat meat consumption!

If South Korea does not take the above actions immediately, I will boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and 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"

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    President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
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    President Dr Robin E. MITCHELL
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    PRESIDENTE Carlos Arthur Nuzman
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    PRESIDENT Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAH
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    President Dr Raffaele CHIULLI
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    President René FASEL
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    President Ricci BITTI
  • President of the International Olympic Committee
    President Thomas Bach
  • PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics
    Vice President & Secretary General 문동후 사무총장
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    President & CEO, Yang-Ho Cho 조양호 조직위원장
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