Petitioning Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Argentina Ambassador Han Byung-Kil (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Argentina) and 46 others

Coca Cola, Samsung, Toyota, Bridgestone, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonalds, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Visa, Korean Air, Korea Telecom, The North Face: Withdraw your sponsorship of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in S. Korea!

92,993
Supporters

To the Sponsors of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea:

Please withdraw your sponsorship of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea!

Bishop Desmond Tutu said, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

As sponsors of the Olympics, you have the power to influence the S. Korean government to end the horrific cruelty that is perpetrated against innocent dogs and cats of South Korea.

Two and a half million South Korean dogs are electrocuted, hanged, or beaten to death each year. They are killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because many South Koreans believe the insidious myth that the more an animal suffers, the tastier the meat and that the medical properties will be enhanced. Thousands of cats are also slaughtered for soups and so-called “health” tonics. They are thrown into boiling water while still alive.

The practice of eating dogs is not widely accepted in South Korea. It gained popularity after the South Korean War. The practice continues to thrive with the aid of greedy restaurateurs, meat dealers, and butchers.

Over the last decade, many in South Korea have embraced the notion of dogs and cats as animal companions. But we must take action to persuade the South Korean government to legalize a ban on dog and cat meat and forever stop this technically illegal, corrupt, and sordid industry.

It is appalling that dogs and cats should be kept in filthy crates, forced to watch their cage mates being tortured and slaughtered. Eyewitnesses have reported dogs being literally torn apart while still alive, their tormentors saying that the more prolonged the torment of death, the better the taste. This attitude toward any living being is at best unforgivable.

The 2012 Olympics showed us how the world can unite together with a collective spirit of community that transcends economics and political strife. Every nation even the smallest, without resources had a chance to showcase their talent.  They were neither sidelined nor marginalized.  Volunteers came together and everyone was given an equal chance to shine.  The world knows how important it is to stand up for the voiceless to show understanding and compassion to all our fellow men and living creatures. Doing the right thing earns respect and this in turn builds business.  It is time for  brand leaders such as you to carry this torch of change.  Please respect your customers.  Do not endorse a nation that endorses and promotes oppression and unspeakable cruelty.  Insist this practice ends now and until it does withdraw your sponsorship.
Respectfully,

More Info: http://koreandogs.org/

Send messages to Olympic Committee: https://secure.registration.olympic.org/en/faq/ask-question

[Sample message]
To the International Olympic Committee:
I am extremely distressed about the torture and consumption of animal companions in South Korea. Even though the government has established an Animal Protection Law, dogs are still electrocuted, hanged, and beaten to death by farmers and slaughters. Also, dogs and cats are still being tortured and boiled alive for so-called elixirs, which have no medicinal properties except in the minds of gullible customers. Until South Korea ends this appalling suffering, the country’s reputation in the international community will continue to suffer. Its citizens will face shame and embarrassment. And South Korea will continue to be regarded as “third world,” despite its glittering modernization and attempts at globalized thinking. There will be worldwide attempts to boycott “PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics unless the abuse of cats and dogs has finally come to an end.

Korean Olympic Committee Homepage: http://www.sports.or.kr/eng/

Samsung
CEO: Kun-Hee Lee
Samsung Electronics Building 40th Floor
Post Office Box 170, Seochodaero 74-gil 11 , Seocho-gu
Seoul, Postal Code 137-965, South Korea
1-800-726-7864 FREE
Contact email: sanjose@sra.samsung.com; samsungblog@samsung.com; recruituk@samsung.com; samsungpr@edelman.com; d2.cohen@sea.samsung.com; SamsungHEMedia@fleishman.com; samsungmobile@allisonpr.com; r.schultz1@samsung.com; SamsungDI@allisonpr.com; samsungha@talktocurrent.com; tom.beermann@ssi.samsung.com; SamsungCIT@allisonpr.com; SamsungBusiness@allisonpr.com; Courtney.Kessler@edelman.com;
Homepage: http://www.samsung.com/us/
Click for more contact info: http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest-s-korean-companies/

The Coca-Cola Company
CEO:  Muhtar Kent
P.O. Box 1734
Atlanta, GA 30301, USA
1.800.GET COKE (800.438.2653 FREE)
Homepage: http://www.coca-cola.com/en/index.html
Submit letter here: https://secure.thecoca-colacompany.com/ssldocs/mail/eQuery_product.shtml

Atos
CEO:  Thierry Breton
River Ouest 80, Quai Voltaire
95877 Bezons, France
Contact email: more-info@atos.net, info.na@atos.net
Homepage: http://atos.net/en-us/

The Dow Chemical Company
CEO Andrew N. Liveris
2030 Dow Center
Midland, MI  48674, USA
800-258-2436 FREE (U.S. and Canada)
Homepage: http://www.dow.com/
Office Locations: http://www.dow.com/locations/office.htm
Submit letter here: http://www.dow.com/company/contact/

General Electric Company
CEO:  Jeff Immelt
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06828, USA
1-203-373-2211
Investor Relation contact email: ir.contacts@corporate.ge.com
Homepage: http://www.ge.com/
Submit letter here: https://www.ge.com/contact/contact_form.html?ref=http://www.ge.com/

McDonalds Corporation
CEO:  Don Thompson
2111 McDonald's Dr.
Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA
1-800-244-6227 FREE
Homepage: http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/home.html
Submit letter here: http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/contact_us/social_responsibility/social_responsibility.html

Omega
The Swatch Group Ltd
CEO:  Nick Hayek
Seevorstadt 6
P.O. Box
2501 Biel / Bienne, Switzerland
Phone: +41 32 343 68 11
Homepage: http://www.swatchgroup.com/intro_en
Submit letter here: http://www.swatchgroup.com/en/services/contact_us/contact_form

Panasonic
President:  Kazuhiro Tsuga
Panasonic Corporation
1006, Oaza Kadoma, Kadoma-shi, Osaka 571-8501, Japan
Phone: +81-6-6908-1121

Panasonic Corporation of North America
Two Riverfront Plaza
Newark, NJ 07102
Homepage: http://panasonic.com/

The Procter & Gamble Company
CEO, Chairman and President:  A. G. Lafley
1 or 2, Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45201, USA
Phone: 1-513-983-1100
Contact email: Shareholders.IM@pg.com
Homepage: http://www.pg.com/en_US/index.shtml
Submit letter here: http://pg.custhelp.com/app/ask/session/L3NpZC9KcjEyQloybA%3D%3D

Visa
CEO:  Charles W. Scharf
Visa Inc.
P.O. Box 8999
San Francisco, CA 94128 - 8999, USA
1-800-847-2911 FREE
Contact email: ir@visa.com, globalmedia@visa.com
Homepage: http://usa.visa.com/?country=us&ep=v_gg_new&akamai=true
Submit letter here: https://corporate.visa.com/utility/contactus.jsp

Toyota
President Akio Toyoda
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
19001 South Western Ave.
Dept. WC11
Torrance, CA 90501 USA
1- 800-331-4331 FREE
Homepage: http://www.toyota.com/
Submit letter here: http://www.toyota.com/support/#!/app/ask
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toyota
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ToyotaMotorCorp

Bridgestone
CEO: Gary Garfield
Bridgestone Americas
535 Marriott Drive
P.O. Box 140990
Nashville, TN 37214-0990
615-937-1000
Homepage: http://www.bridgestone.com/regional/north_america/
Submit letter here: http://www.bridgestoneamericas.com/en/contact-us/write-to-us
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BridgestoneTires
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bridgestone

KT(Korea Telecom)
CEO: Chang-Kyu Hwang
90 Bulljeong-ro (206 Jungja-dong), Bundang-gu, Seongnam-city, GyeongGi-Do, Postal Code 463-711 South Korea
+82-1588-8448 or +82-31-390-7111
Contact email: webmaster@kt.com
Homepage: http://www.kt.com/pr/sns.jsp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/withKTgroup
Twitter: https://twitter.com/olleh

The North Face
President Todd Spaletto
2701 Harbor Bay Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94502 USA
(510) 618-3500
Contact email(For Press and Media related inquiries): pamela_ajello@vfc.com; jessica_hollister@vfc.com; lindsey_sine@vfc.com;
Homepage: https://www.thenorthface.com/
Submit letter here: https://www.thenorthface.com/help/contact-us.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenorthface
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheNorthFace

Korean Air
CEO: Yang-Ho Cho
260 Haneul-gil (1370 Gonghang-dong), Gangseo-gu
Seoul Postal Code157-172, South Korea
+82-2-2656-7114
Homepage: https://www.koreanair.com/global/en.html
Submit letter here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KoreanAir.US
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KoreanAir_KE

Letter to
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Argentina Ambassador Han Byung-Kil (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Argentina)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China Ambassador Lee Kyu-Hyung (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China)
Samsung Semiconductors and LCD Panels Courtney Kessler (Samsung Semiconductors and LCD Panels)
and 44 others
Presidential Council on Nation Branding Chairperson Sam-Yeol Koo (Presidential Council on Nation Branding)
Samsung
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany Ambassador Moon Tae-Young (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada Ambassador Nam Joo-Hong (Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada)
Samsung - Corporate Communications Team Edelman PR (Samsung - Corporate Communications Team)
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA Ambassador Ho-Young Ahn (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA)
Prime Minister's Office Prime Minister Kyo-Ahn Hwang
Office of the president, the Republic of Korea President Geun-Hye Park
PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics President Yang-Ho Cho
Omega-The Swatch Group Ltd CEO Nick Hayek
McDonalds Corporation CEO Don Thompson
The Dow Chemical Company CEO Andrew N. Liveris
General Electric Company CEO Jeff Immelt
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Dong-Phil Lee
Visa Inc. CEO Charles W. Scharf
The Procter & Gamble Company CEO A. G. Lafley
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nederlands Ambassador Lee Key-Cheol (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nederlands)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in New Zealand Ambassador Park Yong-Kyu (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in New Zealand)
Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga
Atos CEO Thierry Breton
The Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Thailand Ambassador Lim Jae-Hong
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Japan Ambassador Shin Gack-Soo
Seongnam City Mayor Lee Jae-Myung
Korea International Trade Association (KITA) Chairman & CEO In-Ho Kim
Seoul Metropolitan Government Mayor Park Won Soon
Busan Metropolitan City Mayor Byung-Soo Suh
Gyeonggi Province Governor Kyung-Pil Nam
Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs Minister Rim Che-Min
Korea Food And Drug Administration Commissioner Noh Yun-Hong
Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Governor Hee-Ryong Won
Samsung - U.S. Corporate Communications Danielle Meister Cohen
Samsung - TVs, Audio/Video Fleishman Hillard
Samsung - Telecommunications - Mobile Phones and Wireless Products Allison & Partners
Samsung - Media Solutions Center America Robin Schultz
Samsung - Home Appliances Current Lifestyle
Samsung - Strategy and Innovation Center (Device Solutions, IoT) Tom Beermann
Samsung - PCs, Monitors and Printers Allison & Partners - Samsung
Samsung Business Christina Pantin
Toyota President Akio Toyoda
CEO, Bridgestone Gary Garfield
CEO, KT(Korea Telecom) Chang-Kyu Hwang
President, The North Face Todd Spaletto
CEO, Korean Air Yang-Ho Cho
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Coca Cola, Samsung, Toyota, Bridgestone, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonalds, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Visa, Korean Air, Korea Telecom, The North Face.

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Withdraw your sponsorship of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea!

To the Sponsors of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea:

Please withdraw your sponsorship of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea!

Bishop Desmond Tutu said, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

As sponsors of the Olympics, you have the power to influence the S. Korean government to end the horrific cruelty that is perpetrated against innocent dogs and cats in South Korea.

Two and a half million South Korean dogs are electrocuted, hanged, or beaten to death each year. They are killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because many South Koreans believe the insidious myth that the more an animal suffers, the tastier the meat and that the medical properties will be enhanced. Thousands of cats are also slaughtered for soups and so-called “health” tonics. They are thrown into boiling water while still alive.

The practice of eating dogs is not widely accepted in South Korea. It gained popularity after the South Korean War. The practice continues to thrive with the aid of greedy restaurateurs, meat dealers, and butchers.

Over the last decade, many in South Korea have embraced the notion of dogs and cats as animal companions. But we must take action to persuade the South Korean government to legalize a ban on dog and cat meat and forever stop this technically illegal, corrupt, and sordid industry.

It is appalling that dogs and cats should be kept in filthy crates, forced to watch their cage mates being tortured and slaughtered. Eyewitnesses have reported dogs being literally torn apart while still alive, their tormentors saying that the more prolonged the torment of death, the better the taste. This attitude toward any living being is at best unforgivable.

The 2012 Olympics showed us how the world can unite together with a collective spirit of community that transcends economics and political strife. Every nation even the smallest, without resources had a chance to showcase their talent. They were neither sidelined nor marginalized. Volunteers came together and everyone was given an equal chance to shine. The world knows how important it is to stand up for the voiceless to show understanding and compassion to all our fellow men and living creatures. Doing the right thing earns respect and this in turn builds business. It is time for brand leaders such as you to carry this torch of change. Please respect your customers. Do not endorse a nation that endorses and promotes oppression and unspeakable cruelty. Insist this practice ends now and until it does withdraw your sponsorship.
Respectfully,

More Info: http://koreandogs.org/

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