Enforce the Ban on Dog & Cat Meat in S. Korea
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Two million South Korean dogs are electrocuted, strangled, or bludgeoned to death each year. They are killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because many South Koreans believe the adrenaline that rushes through the system will improve virility.
Dogs and cats live crammed inside of filthy crates, then they are forced to watch one another be bludgeoned to death. Eyewitnesses have reported dogs being torn apart while still alive, their tormentors saying that the more prolonged the torment of death, the better the taste. This attitude toward any living creature is shocking and shameful.
The practice of eating dogs is not widely accepted in South Korea. It gained popularity after the South Korean War. The practice continues to thrive with the aid of greedy restaurateurs, meat dealers, and butchers.
Dogs are well-loved animals in South Korea and many people keep dogs as companions. However, we must take action to stop the contingent of people who blithely ignore the law and continue to abuse these innocent beings for profit.
I am horrified at the continued torture and consumption of South Korea's companion animals.
Even with the South Korean Animal Protection Law for cats and dogs and a Ministry of Health Law banning the consumption of dog-meat soup (boshintang), dogs are still brutally beaten, electrocuted, skinned alive and slaughtered by the thousands for boshintang while cats are still beaten and boiled alive for rheumatism remedies (goyangi soju).
PLEASE IMMEDIATELY ENFORCE THE FOLLOWING:
The Ministry of Education’s requirement to introduce and maintain a public education campaign to teach modern, internationally accepted general-care knowledge of cats and dogs, including the importance of spay-neuter surgery and to address the many unfounded South Korean myths surrounding their species.
The Ministry of Agriculture's duty of office to outlaw the slaughter of cats and dogs as well as their "passing the buck" to the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Health's duty of office to uphold and enforce South Korea's current law which bans dog-meat soup, as well as their "passing the buck" to the Ministry of Agriculture.
The allocation, through the Ministry of Finance, of reasonable budgets to the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Ministry of Health to carry out their official responsibilities on behalf of not only cats and dogs, but other animals as well.
I WILL NOT BUY KOREAN GOODS, SUPPORT KOREAN BUSINESS, OR VISIT KOREA UNTIL KOREANS STOP EATING DOGS AND CATS.