Thich Nhat Hanh, Speak Out Against Cruel Dog Meat Trade-Help Stop Yulin Dog Meat Festival

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Engaged Buddhist and Zen Master Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, please speak out against the brutal dog meat trade.  Help Stop Yulin Dog Meat Festival. 

To the highly respected teacher, Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh,

We ask you to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry:

Each year, around 30 million dogs are slaughtered and eaten in Asia, including Korea, China, Indonesia and Vietnam. In South Korea alone, it is estimated that, annually, 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are brutally slaughtered and eaten.

Dogs that are bred on dog farms live in miserable conditions. In South Korea, dog meat consumption is illegal but their government is allowing it to continue, thereby causing immense suffering to these animals. All breeds of dog are used for meat, including stolen pets and abandoned dogs. They are confined to small, filthy cages, given rotten food and scraps which are unfit for consumption, denied space to exercise, and given no shelter from extreme weather conditions. They cannot even feel the ground beneath their paws as they are contained in wire cages, raised off the ground. These conditions are deplorable and cruel.

Dogs are slaughtered in the most brutal and painful methods, often in front of other dogs which watch in fear for their lives. They are beaten, stabbed, hanged, butchered, thrown into pots of boiling water, skinned, electrocuted or blow torched - often whilst still alive. This inhumane torture has to stop.

Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, you teach that ‘all violence is injustice’, and we ask you, therefore, to speak out against the violence that is perpetrated daily in South Korea within the dog meat trade, where animals are subjected to barbaric acts of torture and unimaginable suffering.

We respectfully ask you to stand up for the animals in South Korea, and in those other Asian countries where dogs are consumed, and also to publicly voice your support in favor of ending the dog meat trade.

We ask you to stand with KoreanDogs.Org, and to share your condemnation of this cruel trade.  We ask you to educate people that a compassionate society benefits everybody within it. The time is right to end this cruel industry. An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress: Thank you in advance for your response.


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