Members of FIFA: Protest the monstrous injustice and cruelty of South Korean dog and cat meat trade during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil!
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To All Members of The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA),
“Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.” ~ Albert Einstein
An estimated 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are slaughtered and eaten as “health food” each year in South Korea. Forced to endure inconceivable deprivation and unimaginable torment from the moment they are born until the day they are slaughtered, dogs are imprisoned in cramped, rusty, raised cages all their lives with no protection from extreme weather and no water, exercise, or medical care. Their eardrums are frequently burst to prevent them from barking. In broad daylight, often in front of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten, boiled or burnt to death. This is a profit-driven, tax free, unregulated industry that aggressively promotes the myth that eating a dog (especially the dog’s penis) enhances male virility and gives men energy. Koreans genuinely believe that the more anguish the dogs suffer, the greater are the health benefits and the more the consumer will enjoy the meat. Many dogs are sadistically made to experience extreme fear and suffering prior to death. Cats are frequently boiled alive to make tonics believed to treat rheumatism. The demand is so high in South Korea that 20% of the dog meat is now imported from China.
You now have the privilege of knowing. With that, you also have the duty to act. Your first action might be to watch this undercover video taken by Stop It! Korea: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q.
Currently rated as one of the world’s top 10 most educated countries, and with a market economy ranked 15th in the world, it is difficult to believe that in the 21st century South Korea is still committing this type of barbaric and despicable brutality. But for the millions of dogs and cats that are slaughtered each year in South Korea’s markets, slaughterhouses, restaurants, dog farms, and backyards, it is a nightmarish reality they can’t escape from. The world will continue to condemn the cruelty of South Korea’s dog and cat meat trade until it is ended. South Koreans cannot hope to be seen as a civilized people and be respected as a nation of conscience until they strengthen their animal protection laws and permanently ban the deplorable practice of dog and cat consumption. It is time for the South Korean government to exemplify moral leadership to its citizens and not only save the Korean animals from unimaginable agony but further the economic interest of the nation.
Millions of soccer teams, fans, and news media from around the world will gather together in Brazil between June 12 – July 13, 2014 to watch the FIFA World Cup matches. Hundreds of millions more soccer fans will be glued to their television sets to watch their team compete in the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world. Can there be a more opportune moment for FIFA to live up to its objectives to “touch the world…and build a better future through a variety of ways?” How can you do that? You can join us in protest and help bring to the attention of the world the monstrous injustice perpetrated on the dogs and cats of South Korea, and pressure the South Korean government and its citizens to end their cruelty to those animals we call man’s best friends.
You can be a voice for the voiceless millions of dogs and cats tortured and sadistically slaughtered and eaten every year in South Korea.
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