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BOYCOTT 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS IN SOUTH KOREA

In South Korea alone, 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year for human consumption.

Dog meat is the fourth most-consumed meat in Korea after pork, beef, and chicken. Around two million dogs are slaughtered for food each year and served in over twenty thousand restaurants, mostly in the form of stew commonly known as bosintang. According to a recent survey, 61.7% of Koreans have had dog meat at least once in their lives. Those who consume dog meat do so at an average of 4.6 times a year. The production and sale of dog meat is a large industry, with an estimated value of two billion U.S. dollars.

Dog meat is supposedly known for its positive effects on those who eat it. This belief is held primarily by men. The consumption of dog meat is said to increase virility - even more so if the dog suffered immensely before death - as the adrenaline rush experienced by the dog while being tortured provides something "extra."

"Meat dogs" are kept in extremely unsanitary conditions. In South Korea specifically, one-third of the nation's food waste is expended by feeding it to these dogs. In other words, the dogs commonly thought to be a source of good health and virility - would have, in fact, been surviving on rotting food infested with germs, rats, and maggots.

In addition, the dogs housed on dog farms are given high amounts of antibiotics and medicines. This is done to keep them alive and "healthy," and to prevent them from carrying the diseases common to their abhorrent living conditions.

The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, is a major international multi-sport event scheduled to take place from February 9-25, 2018, in PyeongChang, South Korea. It will be the first winter Olympics to be held on mainland Asia. PyeongChang and the other selected areas will receive enhanced awareness, income growth from tourism and job creation through support and cooperation from the central government, including 150 million won per three years from the Ministry of Environment for ecotourism programs and promotional campaigns.

MANY OF THE COMPANIES THAT SUPPORT THE DOG MEAT TRADE WILL MAKE A LOT OF MONEY.

Many animal advocates see Korea's hosting of the 2018 Winter Olympics as an opportunity to focus international light on the practice, and in so doing finally bring an end to the deplorable dog meat trade.

Guardians International believes that we can save these dogs through awareness, education, and change, and we are calling on you to help boycott the 2018 Winter Olympics. Please let Korea know that you WILL NOT support them or their companies as long as the horrible practice of murdering dogs continues.

This petition was delivered to:
  • United Nations
    The Honorable Ban Ki-Moon (United Nations)
  • Honorable Ambassador Choi Young-jin
  • President of South Korea
    President Park Geun-hye


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