Pres. Biden: Add the heinous Korean dog meat trade to your meeting agenda with Pres. Moon

Pres. Biden: Add the heinous Korean dog meat trade to your meeting agenda with Pres. Moon

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President Biden: Please add the heinous South Korean dog meat trade to your meeting agenda with President Moon Jae-In.

President Biden is hosting South Korean President Moon at the White House on May 21, 2021. Please sign the petition asking President Biden to honor his humanity and love for dogs by urging President Moon to finally crack down on his country’s unspeakably cruel and illegal dog meat trade.

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Dear President Biden,

I write to you today ahead of your meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-In later this month. I know you will have pressing geopolitical and trade issues to discuss around China and North Korea. 

However, as a dog lover and advocate, I urge you to raise with President Moon what is a profound moral issue: the plight of the millions of dogs in South Korea who are savagely butchered each year for their meat. They are raised in wire cages and never feel a kind touch before they are blowtorched or bludgeoned to death. 

South Korea has an Animal Protection Act, and the slaughter of dogs for consumption stands in direct violation of its Articles 8 and 10.  Included in these same Articles is a prohibition against electrocuting dogs, routinely practiced among the thousands of dog butchers across the country. In addition, its Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption."

It is tragically evident that South Korea's Animal Protection Act goes unenforced. 

The United States is a nation that cares deeply about animals, especially its companion animals, and, as such, must be a global leader by taking a stand against such barbarity.

As Australian moral philosopher Peter Singer has said, "If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we ought, morally, to do it."

Please use the power of your office to advocate for the dogs in South Korea. President Moon must be held accountable for the daily horrors faced by dogs trapped on the thousands of dog meat farms across his country. Unlike President Moon and Korean corporations Samsung, LG, Hyundai and Kia who turn a blind eye to this widespread depravity, I trust your humanity and compassion -- which include a profound love and respect for the best friend humankind has ever known -- will not permit you to.

I look forward to your reply.

With respect and my best wishes,

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