- Lee Byung Hun
Will Lee Byung Hun play his part? Please Speak Out Against the South Korean Dog Meat Trade
Will Lee Byung Hun play his part? Please Speak Out Against the South Korean Dog Meat Trade!
The votes are in, and Lee Byung Hun has been named as one of the top actors from South Korea; we congratulate him, this is a great achievement! And he must feel honored to have that ‘star quality’ recognized by so many people - and not just in his own country.
But we also recognize that as a public, and popular figure, Lee Byung Hun can now take centre stage on another, very important, role. We are imploring him to stand up, to speak out, and to publicly denounce the dog and cat-meat trades in his country, South Korea.
There is no limit to the cruelty and abuse that is carried out within these shameful trades, and there is nothing that these traders won’t do to turn a profit. But there must be a limit on how long these aberrant trades can be allowed to continue.
Lee Byung Hun, please play your part - please act now.
Lee Byung Hun
5th Fl. Inhee Bldg.
Dosan-daero 532 (Cheongdam-dong 52-1), Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Postal Code 06071
Mailing address in Korean:
(우) 06071 서울시 강남구 도산대로 532 (청담동52-1)
- Lee Byung Hun
Dear Lee Byung Hun,
As a well-known star and a South Korean national, we are asking for your help: will you stand up publicly and denounce the aberrant dog and cat meat trades in your country?
You have achieved fame, you have a media platform, and you have the attention of all of your fans, without whom you would not be shining so brightly; you can use your influence to urge the South Korean Government to stop the horrific cruelty that is routinely inflicted on the animals involved in all areas of the dog and cat meat trades.
Did you know that, in South Korea, each year an estimated two and a half million dogs are electrocuted, hanged, or beaten to death? Were you aware that thousands of cats are slaughtered for soups and so-called “health” tonics - often by throwing the living animal straight into boiling water? These animals are deliberately killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because of the uneducated belief that the more an animal is made to suffer, the more delicious or efficacious their meat products will become for the consumer - a belief that has been scientifically disproven.
South Korea has become a prosperous nation, yet the Government does nothing to stop the illegal dog and cat meat trades - does nothing to stop the unspeakable cruelty - and seems unconcerned about their citizens’ health and happiness by allowing into the food chain products that are not fit for human consumption, by allowing sentient creatures to be raised in filthy conditions, and by doing nothing to stop the abusive treatment and disturbing slaughter methods employed in these barbaric trades.
Please, show that you care about the suffering of these animals and show that you care about your fellow citizens: use your voice to denounce the dog and cat meat trades and tell the South Korean Government to end them now.
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