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

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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

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  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sweden
    Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sweden (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sweden)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Taiwan
    Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Taiwan (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Taiwan)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Ministry of Environment
    Minister Young-Sook Yoo
  • Korea Food And Drug Administration
    Commissioner Hee-Sung Lee
  • 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)


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