Petitioning Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Japan Ambassador Shin Gack-Soo and 38 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Japan
Ambassador Shin Gack-Soo
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China
Ambassador Lee Kyu-Hyung
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Argentina
Ambassador Han, Byung-kil
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in South Africa
Ambassador Lee Yoon
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore
Ambassador Oh Joon
Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization - Beijing Office
Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization - Bangkok Office
Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization - New Delhi Office
Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization - Hanoi Office
Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization - Sydney Office
Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization - Dubai Office
Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization - Tokyo Office
Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization - Osaka Office
Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization - Fukuoka Office
Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization - Nagoya Office
Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization - Shanghai Office
Minister of Unification
Minister Kihl-Jae Ryoo 통일부 류길재 장관
Minister of Gender Equality and Family
Minister Yoon-Sun Cho 여성가족부 조윤선 장관
Office of the president, the Republic of Korea
President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Minister Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 장관
Leader of Democratic United Party (Opposition Party) of S. Korea
Jae-In Moon 민주통합당 문재인 국회의원
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리
Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)
President Young-Ho Oh 대한무역투자진흥공사 오영호 사장
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA
Ambassador Choi Young-jin 주미 한국대사관 최영진 대사
Minister of Justice
Minister Jae-Jin Kwon 법무부 권재진 장관
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Minister Jin-Ryong Yoo 문화체육관광부 유진룡 장관
Minister of Education, Science and Technology
Minister Nam-Soo Seo
Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy
Minister Sang-Jick Yoon
Minister of Public Administration and Security
Minister Jeong-Bok Yoo
Minister of National Defense
Minister Kwan-Jin Kim 국방부 김관진 장관
Minister of Employment and Labor
Minister Ha-Nam Phang 고용노동부 방하남 장관
Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Minister Dong-Phil Lee 농림수산식품부 이동필 장관
Minister of Korea Food And Drug Safety
Minister Seung Chung 식품의약품안전처 정승 처장
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance
Deputy Prime Minister Oh-Seok Hyun 현오석 국무총리겸 기획재정부 장관
Minister of Health & Welfare
Minister Young Jin 보건 복지부 진 영 장관
Minister of Environment
Minister Seong-Kyu Yun 환경부 윤성규 장관
Presidential Council on Nation Branding
Chairperson Sam-Yeol Koo 국가브랜드위원회 구삼열 위원장 (Presidential Council on Nation Branding)
Governor of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
Governor Hee-Ryong Won 원희룡 제주도지사

Jeju Island of S. Korea! Punish the "Dog Truck from Hell" and ban the dog meat trade! 잔인한 악습, 개식용은 이제그만!

Jeju Island. A paradise for human, a "Hell On Earth" for dogs!  

잔인한 악습, 개식용은 이제그만!
See the photos: http://koreandogs.org/jeju_dog_truck/

Dear Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Governor Hee-Ryong Won,

The heartbreaking images were captured by a vacationer onboard of ferry from Jeju heading Mokpo on July 23, 2012 and spread like a wild fire online in S. Korea and all over the world. These were appalling images of puppies stuffed in cages on top of each other unable to breath, dogs trembling in fear, dogs biting incessantly on wire cage from extreme distress, dogs with bent bodies totally exhausted, vomiting in terror and agony on a dog truck parked inside a cargo deck of a ferry ship in scorching heat, some already dead.

This case ignited the outrage among the opponents of dog meat trade in S. Korea and the people around the world demanding a firm action by the Jeju and S. Korean authority to end this horrific cruelty. The official response by the Jeju authority was shamefully lame: "There is no provision for punishment for the dog truck. However, we will instruct the dog trucks to sanitize the cages and stuff less dogs into each cages."

We refuse to stand by and be silent in the face of most terrible injustice so called human is perpetrating against the most innocent and helpless animals who are known worldwide to be the most faithful and loving companions to the mankind.

The treatment of these animals and the consumption is not only morally wrong but violating your country's own animal protection laws. As described in this news article http://www.headlinejeju.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=155872  (English translation:  http://koreandogs.org/the-dog-truck-not-guilty-peoples-backlash-diffusing-online/) opponents of dog meat trade in S. Korea are fed up and calling for the end of the illicit animal cruelty taking place all over the country and especially in Jeju Island known for its natural beauty and tourism but is a "Hell on Earth" for the dogs.

In the Article 2 (Definition), Paragraph 1 of the Animal Protection Law, “Animals” is defined as cattle, horse, swine, dog, cat, rabbit, chicken, duck, goat, sheep, deer, fox, mink and other species as designated by the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Therefore, dogs are clearly included in the animals to be protected based on the animal protection law, and the law does not provision only the pet dogs as the subject of protection.

Based on the S. Korea's Animal Protection Laws, dog meat trade is illegal as below and should be banned:

• Article 8 (Prohibition Of Animal Abuse), Paragraph 1, Subparagraph 1 "No one shall commit the act of killing by brutal methods, such as hanging."
In the Headline Jeju news article, Seo noted, “in this scorching heat hot enough to feel out of breath just seating quietly, dogs are stacked on top of each other without any space to lay their paws in a rattling truck. For many hours, without a sip of water they are left out in the sun hot enough to melt the asphalt and forced to travel for long hours in this horrendous condition. All this action can be clearly interpreted as the admission of killing and intentional with the attitude that ‘they will be killed and eaten anyways so it’s no big deal if they die in the transport’. And he interpreted ‘cruel’ is defined as heartless and very brutal in dictionary and this case of transporting dogs in such a torturous condition enough to make the you think that you would rather be dead that resulted in the death of these dogs can absolutely be defined as heartless and very brutal. Therefore, this case of transporting action clearly falls under the provision of the Animal Protection Act as animal cruelty.

• Article 8 (Prohibition Of Animal Abuse), Paragraph 2, Subparagraph 1 " No one shall commit act of harming an animal with instrument or substance" and Article 8 (Prohibition of animal abuse), Paragraph 2, Subparagraph 2 "No one shall commit act of harming an animal’s body...while it is alive".
Not only the dead dogs but other dogs being transported showed the symptoms of exhaustion and vomiting. This is due to being packed in high density using an instrument called wire cages, causing harms to their physiological function and causing ‘injury’.

• Article 14 (Management Of Abandoned Animals And Protection), Paragraph 1, Subparagraph 1 "The City, Provincial Governors are responsible to take measure to protect the abused animals and to remove the animals from the abusers."
Therefore, in this case, Jeju government is legally responsible to conduct a thorough investigation of the ownership of these dogs, whether there were any lost or abandoned dogs, stolen dogs and take an adequate protection measures for the abused animals and ensure that the criminals are punished.

We urge Jeju government to prosecute these criminals immediately, to take firm measures to prevent future committal of this type of horrendous crime and to ban the dog meat trade altogether in Jeju Island. Until then, we will not visit your island and we will discourage our friends and families from visiting your island. Most of all, your island will be portrayed as a heartless, lawless, cruel and tragic place to the world.

Most respectfully,

More info:

Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Homepage: http://english.jeju.go.kr/

Photos of S. Korea's Dog Meat Industry:   http://www.kaap.or.kr/s1.html?mode=read&idx=18425&search&kwd&page=1&page_list=1&db_name=s1

Videos of S. Korea's Dog Meat Industry:  http://youtu.be/MJ1Z4ZT1Sv8 

http://youtu.be/9mUtFISj__0

 

 


Letter to
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Japan Ambassador Shin Gack-Soo
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China Ambassador Lee Kyu-Hyung
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Argentina Ambassador Han, Byung-kil
and 36 others
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in South Africa Ambassador Lee Yoon
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore Ambassador Oh Joon
Korea Tourism Organization Korea Tourism Organization - Beijing Office
Korea Tourism Organization Korea Tourism Organization - Bangkok Office
Korea Tourism Organization Korea Tourism Organization - New Delhi Office
Korea Tourism Organization Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization Korea Tourism Organization - Hanoi Office
Korea Tourism Organization Korea Tourism Organization - Sydney Office
Korea Tourism Organization Korea Tourism Organization - Dubai Office
Korea Tourism Organization Korea Tourism Organization - Tokyo Office
Korea Tourism Organization Korea Tourism Organization - Osaka Office
Korea Tourism Organization Korea Tourism Organization - Fukuoka Office
Korea Tourism Organization Korea Tourism Organization - Nagoya Office
Korea Tourism Organization Korea Tourism Organization - Shanghai Office
Minister of Unification Minister Kihl-Jae Ryoo 통일부 류길재 장관
Minister of Gender Equality and Family Minister Yoon-Sun Cho 여성가족부 조윤선 장관
Office of the president, the Republic of Korea President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 장관
Leader of Democratic United Party (Opposition Party) of S. Korea Jae-In Moon 민주통합당 문재인 국회의원
Prime Minister's Office Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리
Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) President Young-Ho Oh 대한무역투자진흥공사 오영호 사장
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA Ambassador Choi Young-jin 주미 한국대사관 최영진 대사
Minister of Justice Minister Jae-Jin Kwon 법무부 권재진 장관
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Jin-Ryong Yoo 문화체육관광부 유진룡 장관
Minister of Education, Science and Technology Minister Nam-Soo Seo
Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sang-Jick Yoon
Minister of Public Administration and Security Minister Jeong-Bok Yoo
Minister of National Defense Minister Kwan-Jin Kim 국방부 김관진 장관
Minister of Employment and Labor Minister Ha-Nam Phang 고용노동부 방하남 장관
Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Dong-Phil Lee 농림수산식품부 이동필 장관
Minister of Korea Food And Drug Safety Minister Seung Chung 식품의약품안전처 정승 처장
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance Deputy Prime Minister Oh-Seok Hyun 현오석 국무총리겸 기획재정부 장관
Minister of Health & Welfare Minister Young Jin 보건 복지부 진 영 장관
Minister of Environment Minister Seong-Kyu Yun 환경부 윤성규 장관
Presidential Council on Nation Branding Chairperson Sam-Yeol Koo 국가브랜드위원회 구삼열 위원장 (Presidential Council on Nation Branding)
Governor of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Governor Hee-Ryong Won 원희룡 제주도지사
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Jeju Island of S. Korea!.

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Punish the "Dog Truck from Hell" and ban the dog meat trade!
잔인한 악습, 개식용은 이제그만!
Jeju Island. A paradise for human, a "Hell On Earth" for dogs!
See the photos: http://koreandogs.org/jeju_dog_truck/

Dear Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Governor Hee-Ryong Won,

The heartbreaking images were captured by a vacationer onboard of ferry from Jeju heading Mokpo on July 23, 2012 and spread like a wild fire online in S. Korea and all over the world. These were appalling images of puppies stuffed in cages on top of each other unable to breath, dogs trembling in fear, dogs biting incessantly on wire cage from extreme distress, dogs with bent bodies totally exhausted, vomiting in terror and agony on a dog truck parked inside a cargo deck of a ferry ship in scorching heat, some already dead.

This case ignited the outrage among the opponents of dog meat trade in S. Korea and the people around the world demanding a firm action by the Jeju and S. Korean authority to end this horrific cruelty. The official response by the Jeju authority was shamefully lame: "There is no provision for punishment for the dog truck. However, we will instruct the dog trucks to sanitize the cages and stuff less dogs into each cages."

We refuse to stand by and be silent in the face of most terrible injustice so called human is perpetrating against the most innocent and helpless animals who are known worldwide to be the most faithful and loving companions to the mankind.

The treatment of these animals and the consumption is not only morally wrong but violating your country's own animal protection laws. As described in this news article http://www.headlinejeju.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=155872 (English translation: http://koreandogs.org/the-dog-truck-not-guilty-peoples-backlash-diffusing-online/) opponents of dog meat trade in S. Korea are fed up and calling for the end of the illicit animal cruelty taking place all over the country and especially in Jeju Island known for its natural beauty and tourism but is a "Hell on Earth" for the dogs.

In the Article 2 (Definition), Paragraph 1 of the Animal Protection Law, “Animals” is defined as cattle, horse, swine, dog, cat, rabbit, chicken, duck, goat, sheep, deer, fox, mink and other species as designated by the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Therefore, dogs are clearly included in the animals to be protected based on the animal protection law, and the law does not provision only the pet dogs as the subject of protection.

Based on the S. Korea's Animal Protection Laws, dog meat trade is illegal as below and should be banned:

• Article 8 (Prohibition Of Animal Abuse), Paragraph 1, Subparagraph 1 "No one shall commit the act of killing by brutal methods, such as hanging."
In the Headline Jeju news article, Seo noted, “in this scorching heat hot enough to feel out of breath just seating quietly, dogs are stacked on top of each other without any space to lay their paws in a rattling truck. For many hours, without a sip of water they are left out in the sun hot enough to melt the asphalt and forced to travel for long hours in this horrendous condition. All this action can be clearly interpreted as the admission of killing and intentional with the attitude that ‘they will be killed and eaten anyways so it’s no big deal if they die in the transport’. And he interpreted ‘cruel’ is defined as heartless and very brutal in dictionary and this case of transporting dogs in such a torturous condition enough to make the you think that you would rather be dead that resulted in the death of these dogs can absolutely be defined as heartless and very brutal. Therefore, this case of transporting action clearly falls under the provision of the Animal Protection Act as animal cruelty.

• Article 8 (Prohibition Of Animal Abuse), Paragraph 2, Subparagraph 1 " No one shall commit act of harming an animal with instrument or substance" and Article 8 (Prohibition of animal abuse), Paragraph 2, Subparagraph 2 "No one shall commit act of harming an animal’s body...while it is alive".
Not only the dead dogs but other dogs being transported showed the symptoms of exhaustion and vomiting. This is due to being packed in high density using an instrument called wire cages, causing harms to their physiological function and causing ‘injury’.

• Article 14 (Management Of Abandoned Animals And Protection), Paragraph 1, Subparagraph 1 "The City, Provincial Governors are responsible to take measure to protect the abused animals and to remove the animals from the abusers."
Therefore, in this case, Jeju government is legally responsible to conduct a thorough investigation of the ownership of these dogs, whether there were any lost or abandoned dogs, stolen dogs and take an adequate protection measures for the abused animals and ensure that the criminals are punished.

We urge Jeju government to prosecute these criminals immediately, to take firm measures to prevent future committal of this type of horrendous crime and to ban the dog meat trade altogether in Jeju Island. Until then, we will not visit your island and we will discourage our friends and families from visiting your island. Most of all, your island will be portrayed as a heartless, lawless, cruel and tragic place to the world.

Most respectfully,

Sincerely,

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