Petitioning Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Canada Ambassador Hee-yong Cho (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Canada) and 39 others

Boycott S. Korea until they stop the torturing and eating companion animals


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Martin Luther King, Jr. said,
"Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe?
Expediency asks the question: Is it politic?
Vanity asks the question: Is it popular?
But, conscience asks the question: Is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right."

Today, we have decided to listen to our conscience and send this letter of request to the South Korean government to please stop the horrible cruelty and abuse of companion animals - Dog and Cat Consumption. People of the world are learning about the tragic plight of millions of dogs and cats in S. Korea. Every day we are hearing and seeing heartbreaking stories, photos and videos of the companion animals being subjected to most painful and terrible abuses and we become lost of words to express our sadness for these innocent animals. They are raised in tiny feces encrusted steel cages with no protection from the harsh weather, fed rotten food wastes from restaurants that is not suitable for dogs such as spicy fermented cabbage with hot chili peppers. We have also heard that these dogs are not even allowed to drink waters. They never feel the joy of touching the ground or running through grass, never exercise or chew a bone or know freedom. They are deprived of everything that is natural to them all their lives. They live in these appalling conditions totally lack of any compassion from human until they are slaughtered in most inhumane ways.

How can a modern society such as S. Korea still commit these unspeakable cruelties to dogs and cats who are known to be the most intelligent, loyal and loving companions to humans?
We are learning that this practice of eating dogs and cats are not really Korean "Tradition" nor "Culture". Ms. Cho has explained it very well in her article. 
However, even if this was a Korean "Tradition" and "Culture", people should evolve and discontinue what is not acceptable to the human conscience as being right. Human sacrifice used to be a "Tradition" and "Culture" for certain tribes. Does this mean that this is beyond reproach and it should be continued today?

Dedicated animal advocates and people within S. Korea who believes that this practice of torturing and eating companion animals is not only distasteful but despicable are campaigning everyday online and on the streets of S. Korea. So please listen to your citizens who cares about not only these animals of S. Korea but the interest of S. Korea in the world. Caring people of the world will not stop speaking out against this betrayal and violence towards these helpless sentient beings who can feel the same things that we feel as human as long as S. Korea continues eating them.

We cared about the people of S. Korea enough to send our loved ones to risk their lives to fight for your freedom in the 1950s during the Korean War. Now we care about your dogs and cats who are suffering the most horrific abuse and cruelty in the dog meat industry in your country.
We will not buy S. Korean Products. We will not use S. Korean Services. And we will not visit S. Korea until your government takes the steps to ban all dog and cat meat industries and strengthen the animal protection law to not only protect the pets but to provide protection to all dogs and cats regardless of their breeds.

Ms. Cho wrote, "In Korea, there is a word, "Me-Pung-Yang-Sok" which means "Beautiful custom and good morals" and refers when one culture deserves respect. I have never heard any Koreans call Dog meat as "Me-Pung-Yang-Sok". Dog meat consumption is NOT a real Korean traditional food but the base of animal cruelty in Korea."
Please, we request to you, the leaders of the S. Korean government, to do what your conscience tells you is right. Stop the dog and cat consumption!

Caring people of the world

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This petition will be delivered to:
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Canada
    Ambassador Hee-yong Cho (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Canada)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States
    Ambassador Young-Jin Choi 주미 한국대사관 최영진 대사 (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    Minister Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 장관 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
  • Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United Kingdom
    Ambassador Suk-Hwan Park 주영국 한국대사관 박석환 대사 (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United Kingdom
  • Ministry of Public Administration and Security
    Minister Jeong-Bok Yoo 행정안전부 유정복 장관 (Ministry of Public Administration and Security)
  • Ministry of Justice
    Minister Kwon Jae-Jin 법무부 권재진 장관
  • President of Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics
    Jung-Haeng Kim 2018 평창 동계 오림픽 위원회 김정행 회장
  • Ministry of Employment and Labor
    Minister Ha-Nam Phang 고용노동부 방하남 장관
  • Minister of Unification
    Minister Kihl-Jae Ryoo 통일부 류길재 장관
  • Ministry of National Defense
    Minister Kwan-Jin Kim 국방부 김관진 장관
  • Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
    Minister Jin-Ryon Yoo 문화체육관광부 유진룡 장관
  • Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
    Minister Yoon-Sun Cho 여성가족부 조윤선 장관
  • LG Display
    CEO Kwon Young-Soo 권영수 사장
  • Chairperson of Presidential Council on Nation Branding
    Chairperson Sam-Yeol Koo 국가브랜드위원회 구삼열 위원장 (Chairperson of Presidential Council on Nation Branding)
    CEO Chung Joon-Yang 정준양 사장
  • Samsung Electronics
    CEO Choi Gee-Sung 최기성 사장
  • Hanwha
    CEO Kim Seung-Yuon 김승윤 사장
  • Korea Electric Power
    CEO Kim Ssang-Su 김상수 사장
  • Samsung C&T
    CEO Kim Shin 김신 사장
  • GS Holdings
    Chairman Huh Chang-Soo 허창수 사장
  • Doosan
    CEO Park Yong-Maan 박용만 사장
  • Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
    Minister Sang-Jick Yoon 산업통상자원부 윤상직 장관
  • Korea Food And Drug Administration
    Commissioner Seung Chung 식품의약품안전처 정승 처장
  • Seongnam City
    Mayor Lee Jae-Myung 경기도 성남시 이재명 시장
  • Busan Metropolitan City
    Mayor Hur Nam-Sik 경상남도 부산광역시 허남식 시장
  • Seoul Metropolitan Government
    Mayor Park Won Soon 서울특별시 박원순 시장
  • Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Foresstry and Fisheries
    Minister Dong-Phil Lee 농림수산식품부 이동필 장관
  • Republic of Korea
    President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
  • Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)
    President Young-Ho Oh 대한무역투자진흥공사 오영호 사장
  • Ministry of Environment
    Minister Seong-Kyu Yun 환경부 윤성규 장관
  • Korea International Trade Association (KITA)
    Chairman & CEO Il Sa-Kong 일사공 사장
  • Gyeongsangbuk-do Province
    Governor Kim Kwan Yong 김관용 도지사
  • Gyeongsangnam-do Province
    Governor Kim Du Kwan 김두관 도지사
  • Gangwon-do Province
    Governor Choi Moon-Soon 최문순 도지사
  • Chungcheongnam-do Province
    Governor Ahn Hee-Jung 안희정 도지사
  • Prime Minister's Office
    Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리
  • Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Strategy and Finance
    Deputy Prime Minister Oh-Seok Hyun 현오석 국무총리겸 기획재정부 장관
  • Ministry for Health and Welfare
    Minister Young Jin 보건 복지부 진 영 장관
  • Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office
    Prosecutor General Han Sang-Dae 검찰총장 한상대
  • President of 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee
    President Young-Soo Kim 2014 인천 아시안 게임 위원회 김영수 회장 (President of 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing

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