To the Honorable Mayor of City of Namyangju, Gyeonggido-province Seok Woo Lee and the City of Namyangju government 경기도 남양주시 시장, 행정CEO 이석우 :
Honorable Mayor Seok Woo Lee,
In a recent TV program by JTBC, a couple of illegal dog slaughterhouses are exposed to illustrate the lawlessness and appalling conditions of many slaughterhouses that are being operated around the country in South Korea. Dogs are being slaughtered right next to the terrified live dogs waiting for their horrible fate and the unsanitary conditions of these illegal slaughterhouses are threat to the public health and the environment. It also exposes that abandoned dogs in animal shelters are being eaten by some shelter officials or being sold as meat for their profit.
See the news and watch the TV program in Korean: http://joongang.joinsmsn.com/article/aid/2012/07/02/8260305.html?cloc=olink|article|default
See the news in English: http://koreandogs.org/?p=1671
One of the two slaughterhouses exposed in this program is located in the City of Namyangju and this slaughterhouse has been reported to the city officials two years ago by an animal protection group called CARE (Coexistence of Animal Rights) but nothing has been done since then and it's still operating in appalling and unspeakable condition. See the photos from CARE two years ago when they visited and rescued some of the dogs and reported this slaughterhouse to the city: http://fromcare.org/our/notice.htm?code=notice&bbs_id=11483&page=1&Sch_Method&Sch_Txt&md=read
At the time, based on the report by CARE, mommy dog had to eat the puppies in order to survive in this hellish slaughterhouse. Picture tells a thousand words so please click the above link and see the photos for yourself.
Mayor Seok Woo Lee,
Why is your city not doing anything to close this place down?
This slaughterhouse is clearly illegal, threat to the public health and environment and its cruelty is beyond imagination. Your city government is neglecting their duty and there is no excuse for not taking action except the laziness and apathy. Please take the steps immediately to close this place down for good. Countless dogs are being tortured and having to endure an unspeakable suffering even in this moment. This is a shame of Namyangju city that you are in charge of and reflects badly on your ability to lead and govern and your character. This also reflects very negatively on the country of South Korea as a whole as there are many places like this "Hell Hole" all around the country.
We will boycott S. Korea and S. Korean businesses until your illegal slaghterhouse is closed down and S. Korea takes animal rights seriously and end the shameful dog meat trade once and for all.
“Life is as dear to the mute creature as it is to a man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not to die, so do other creatures.” ~His Holiness The Dalai Lama
"삶은 인간만큼이나 말없는 생명체들에게도 소중한 것이다. 사람이 행복을 원하고 고통을 두려워하며, 죽음이 아닌 생명을 원하는 것처럼 그들 역시 그러하다." ~달라이 라마
City of Namyangju: http://www.nyj.go.kr/main/index.jsp
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