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To the S. 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
Ambassador of Republic of Korea to the United Nations Ambassador Kim Sook
Ministry of Health and Welfare Minister Rim Che-Min
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Choe Kwang-Shik
and 37 others
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 Indonesia Ambassador Kim Young-Sun
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in India Ambassador Joong-keun KIM
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Turkey Ambassador Lee Sang-Kyu
Korea Electric Power CEO Kim Ssang-Su
Hanwha CEO Kim Seung-Yuon
Asiana Air CEO Yoon Young-Doo
Korea Herald Korea Herald
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
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Finland Ambassador Dongsun Park
Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada Ambassador Joo-Hong NAM
Seongnam City Mayor Lee Jae-Myung
Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office Prosecutor General Kim Joon Gyu
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom Ambassador Choo Kyu-Ho
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
Gyeonggi Province Governor Kim Moon-Soo
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Switzerland Ambassador Kim Jong-Il
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Italy Ambassador Kim Young-Seok
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States Ambassador Choi Young-jin
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Austria Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Austria
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Denmark Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Denmark
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sweden Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sweden
Korean Air CEO Cho Yang-Ho
Office of the president, the Republic of Korea President Lee Myung-Bak
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Israel Ambassador Park Kyung-Taek
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Mexico Ambassador Cho Whan-Bok
Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Suh Kyu-Yong (Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
I just signed the following petition addressed to: S. Korean government.

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Boycott S. 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,