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To the South Korean Government :

I am extremely upset about the torture and consumption of companion animals in South Korea.

Even though Korea has established an Animal Protection Law for companion animals, dogs are still beaten, hung, electrocuted, and treated brutally by farmers and slaughters. Also, 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 ignorant and gullible customers.

These practices have no place in the modern world. Other Asian countries have banned the eating of dog meat and the cruel industry that goes with it, such as Taiwan and the Philippines. Why does Korea persist in lagging behind these countries and other civilized societies?

It’s the responsibility of the Korean government to once and for all end the cruel dog meat and cat medicine industries in Korea. It is time to dismiss the childish myths and propaganda surrounding these industries and their vile products. It is time to leave behind backward and unnecessary traditions.

And it is time for Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and showing that it 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.

Until these things are done, Korea’s reputation in the international community will continue to suffer. Its citizens will continue to face shame and embarrassment. And Korea will continue to be regarded as “third world,” despite its modernization and attempts at globalized thinking.

From now on, I will boycott Korean products, and I will not support Korean companies or visit Korea until the abuse of cats and dogs has finally ended.

Signed,

Caring citizens of the world

Letter to
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Finland Ambassador Dongsun Park (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Finland)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Turkey Ambassador Lee Sang-Kyu (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Turkey)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Italy Ambassador Kim Young-Seok (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Italy)
and 37 others
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in India Ambassador Joong-keun KIM (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in India)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Denmark Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Denmark (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Denmark)
Gyeonggi Province Governor Kim Moon-Soo
GS Holdings Chairman Huh Chang-Soo
POSCO CEO Chung Joon-Yang
Samsung C&T CEO Kim Shin
Samsung Electronics CEO Choi Gee-Sung
Doosan CEO Park Yong-Maan
LG Display CEO Kwon Young-Soo
Hanwha CEO Kim Seung-Yuon
Korea Electric Power CEO Kim Ssang-Su
Korea Herald Korea Herald
Asiana Air CEO Yoon Young-Doo
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Israel Ambassador Park Kyung-Taek (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Israel)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Mexico Ambassador Cho Whan-Bok (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Mexico)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada Ambassador Joo-Hong NAM (Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States Ambassador Choi Young-jin (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Switzerland Ambassador Kim Jong-Il (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Switzerland)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom Ambassador Choo Kyu-Ho (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom)
Ambassador of Republic of Korea to the United Nations Ambassador Kim Sook (Ambassador of Republic of Korea to the United Nations)
Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Suh Kyu-Yong (Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
Ministry of Health and Welfare Minister Rim Che-Min
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Choe Kwang-Shik
Office of the president, the Republic of Korea President Lee Myung-Bak
Seongnam City Mayor Lee Jae-Myung
Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office Prosecutor General Kim Joon Gyu
Korea International Trade Association (KITA) Chairman & CEO Il Sa-Kong
Seoul Metropolitan Government Mayor Park Won Soon
Prime Minister's Office Prime Minister Mr. Kim Hwang-sik
Busan Metropolitan City Mayor Hur Nam-Sik
Korean Air CEO Cho Yang-Ho
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sweden Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sweden
Ministry of Environment Minister Young-Sook Yoo
Korea Food And Drug Administration Commissioner Hee-Sung Lee
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Taiwan Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Taiwan
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Austria Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Austria
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Indonesia Ambassador Kim Young-Sun (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Indonesia)
I just signed the following petition addressed to: South Korean government.

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Boycott South Korea! Dogs are part of family. Not Food!

I am extremely upset about the torture and consumption of companion animals in South Korea.

Even though Korea has established an Animal Protection Law for companion animals, dogs are still beaten, hung, electrocuted, and treated brutally by farmers and slaughters. Also, 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 ignorant and gullible customers.

These practices have no place in the modern world. Other Asian countries have banned the eating of dog meat and the cruel industry that goes with it, such as Taiwan and the Philippines. Why does Korea persist in lagging behind these countries and other civilized societies?

It’s the responsibility of the Korean government to once and for all end the cruel dog meat and cat medicine industries in Korea. It is time to dismiss the childish myths and propaganda surrounding these industries and their vile products. It is time to leave behind backward and unnecessary traditions.

And it is time for Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and showing that it 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.

Until these things are done, Korea’s reputation in the international community will continue to suffer. Its citizens will continue to face shame and embarrassment. And Korea will continue to be regarded as “third world,” despite its modernization and attempts at globalized thinking.

From now on, I will boycott Korean products, and I will not support Korean companies or visit Korea until the abuse of cats and dogs has finally ended.

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Sincerely,

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