Premier Jay Weatherill of South Australia: Tell Sister State, Chungcheongnam-do Province, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

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Premier Jay Weatherill of South Australia: Tell Sister State, Chungcheongnam-do Province, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Chungcheongnam-do Province of South Korea became a sister state with South Australia, Australia in 1999.

This, despite the fact that Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea is responsible for a horrendous dog and cat meat trade.

In South Korea, home to global companies such as Hyundai, Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK, and POSCO, an estimated 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year because of the greed of dog eaters and the dog meat industry, and the profound indifference of the majority of South Koreans who do nothing to stop this. One of the provinces that supports the illegal mass breeding and brutal slaughter of dogs for human consumption is Chungcheongnam-do.

Have you ever wondered what Hell is like? Click HERE to watch undercover videos from an auction market that trades dogs for meat in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do. There are no words to describe the daily horror of this “Hell On Earth.” And there are so many dog meat markets, farms and slaughterhouses like these all around Chungcheongnam-do.

Countless dog farms and slaughterhouses are scattered throughout Chungcheongnam-do and they truly are hell on earth for the defenseless dogs suffering there. Man’s best friend exists for their entire lives in squalid, feces encrusted raised wire cages in utter misery only to be slaughtered in the most horrific of ways – by electrocution, a hammer blow to the neck, being hung or beaten, bleeding to death from a slashed throat, being burned to death from a blowtorch, or thrown into a vat of boiling water while still alive. Cheonan, Gongju, Hongseong, Nonsan, Yaesan, Gyeryong, Taean, Geumsan, Dangjin; and on goes the list of cities in Chungcheongnam-do where these terrible atrocities are perpetrated.

There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

Please watch this undercover video by animal rights activists in South Korea:  http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

Please inform Chungcheongnam-do Province Governor Hee-Jung Ahn that citizens of South Australia and their friends insist that they issue an official document mandating that the following existing laws be enforced:

Livestock Product Sanitary Control Act, Article 2, Item 1 which governs the raising, slaughter and disposal of livestock and the processing, distribution and inspection of livestock products, does not categorize dogs as livestock that can be processed as food.  Therefore this makes the dog meat industry technically illegal.

Food Sanitation Act, Article 7, Clause 1, Korean Food Standards Codex specified by the Food and Drug Administration, does not include dogs in the list of raw materials that can be processed and cooked as food, therefore making raising and slaughtering dogs for consumption illegal.

Animal Protection Act:

ARTICLE 3. BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR PROTECTION OF ANIMALS

Each person shall endeavor to observe the following principles in raising, caring for, or protecting an animal:

1. Each person shall ensure that an animal maintains its natural behavior and original physical shape to live an ordinary life;

2. Each person shall ensure that an animal does not suffer from thirst, hunger, or malnutrition;

Each person shall ensure that an animal is free to express normal behavior without experiencing discomfort;

4. Each person shall ensure that an animal is free from pain, injury, and disease;

5. Each person shall ensure that an animal is free from fear and distress.

ARTICLE 8. PROHIBITION OF ANIMAL ABUSE

① No one shall commit the following acts toward animals:

1. Act of killing by brutal methods, such as hanging

2. Act of Killing in public or in another animal’s presence

③ No one shall commit the following acts toward abandoned or abused animals:

1. Act of capture and sell or kill.

2. Act of trade or purchase knowing that the animals are abandoned or abused.

ARTICLE 9. ANIMAL TRANSPORTATION

① Anyone transporting an animal that has been selected by decree from the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries must make an effort to abide by the following:

1. Ensure that the animals are properly fed, watered and drive carefully so that animals are not shocked or harmed from sudden departures or stops.

2. The vehicle used for transportation must be built to prevent any harm during transportation and to minimize any pain due to poor ventilation or sudden changes in temperature, etc.

4. Avoid any possible injuries while moving an animal and minimize any pain or discomfort, such as sudden changes in body temperature or difficulty in breathing.

ARTICLE 46. PUNISHMENT

① Anyone who violates Article 8, Clause 1 through 3 shall be punished with up to one year in prison or a maximum fine of 10 million Korean won ($7,000 USD).

Ministry of Environment's Conservation of Water Quality and Ecosystem Act,  Article 15 Clause 1 Item 2 and Article 78 Item 3, the act of discharging excrement, livestock waste water, animal carcass, waste materials or sludge into public water is punishable by up to one year in prison or a maximum fine of 10 million Korean won ($7,000 USD).

Livestock Safety Management Act, slaughterhouses are only authorized to slaughter animals they are registered to handle. No slaughterhouse is registered to slaughter dogs because dogs are not subject to slaughter under this law.

We believe these demands are in line with the goal of sister provinces to establish friendly communications in the areas of tourism, commerce, cultural exchange and public health.

International and Korean media coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained Chungcheongnam-do Province, South Korea’s image and severely tarnished your state’s sister state relationship. The time to end this tragedy is now.  The favor of your reply is requested.

Thank you for taking swift action!

PS: Click here to find more ways to contact Premier Jay Weatherill.  http://koreandogs.org/contact-governor-of-chungcheongnam-do-sister-state/

It's very quick and simple.  http://koreandogs.org/

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Premier of South Australia
    Jay Weatherill
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 홍보협력관
    Jeong-Ho Han 한정호
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 정책기획관
    Seong-Il Yoo 유성일
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 경제정책과
    Kwan-Yong Jeong 정관용
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 총무과
    Jin-Hwa Han 한진화
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 문화정책과
    Kwang-Il Park 박광일
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 문화재과
    Kkot-Nim Cho 조꽃님
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 체육진흥과
    Joong-Yeol Lee 이중열
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 관광산업과
    Hyo-Gyeong Shin 신효경
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 전국체전준비기획단
    Beom-Yoo Kim 김범유
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 예산담당관
    Ki-Yong Park 박기용
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 혁신관리담당관
    Tae-Kyoon Jeong 정태균
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 교육법무담당관
    Sang-Ah Jeong 정상아
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 사회복지과
    Min-Seo Kim 김민서
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 식품의약과
    Yoon-Tae Jeong 정윤태
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 환경정책과
    Mi-Seon Kim 김미선
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 환경관리과
    Ju-Young Shin 신주영
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 물관리정책과
    Young-Seok Kim 김영석
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 산림녹지과
    Yoong Choi 최융
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 건설정책과
    Soon-Yi Choi 최순희
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 도로교통과
    Seung-Won Yoon 윤승원
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 치수방재과
    Young-Hee Lee 이영희
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 토지관리과
    Kwan-Hyeok Lee 이관혁
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 신도시정책과
    Seo-Joon Lee 이서준
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 신도시개발과
    Seong-Won Cho 조성원
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 충청남도가축위생연구소
    Hyung-Soo Oh 형수
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 충청남도가축위생연구소 방역과
    Hoon-Ho Yang 양훈호
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 충청남도가축위생연구소 축산과
    Hae-Seong Park 박해성
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 충청남도가축위생연구소 해외전염병진단과
    Yi-Hyun Nam 남이현
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 충청남도가축위생연구소 해외전염병진단과
    Sang-Hoon Park 박상훈
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 충청남도가축위생연구소 해외전염병진단과
    Sae-Jin Cha 차세진
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 충청남도가축위생연구소 역학조사과
    Jong-Hoon Lee 이종훈
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 충청남도가축위생연구소 역학조사과
    Dong-Min Jeon 전동민
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 충청남도가축위생연구소 역학조사과
    Jin-Ju Lee 이진주
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 충청남도가축위생연구소 축산물위생과
    Seong-Kwan Jang 장성권
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 충청남도가축위생연구소 축산물위생과
    Moon-Hyeok Bang 방문혁
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 충청남도가축위생연구소 축산물위생과
    Hae-Seong Noh 노혜성
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 보건환경연구부
    Tae-Jeong Moon 문태정
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 보건환경연구부
    Kum-Hee Jeong 정금희
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 보건환경연구부
    Jong-Dae Kim 김종대
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 보건정책과
    Ji-Young Choi 최지영
  • The Province of Chungcheongnam-do 보건환경연구원 총무과
    Jae-Oak Lee 이재옥


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