Prosecute the couple who left their dogs tied up in a fire, causing one to burn to death!

Prosecute the couple who left their dogs tied up in a fire, causing one to burn to death!

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Uljin County, Uljin Police, Supreme Prosecutor’s Office:  Punish the dog owner couple in Uljin County who left their two dogs tied up, unable to escape from the forest fire causing one dog to burn to death and the other dog with burn injuries while the owners evacuated.

People who commit acts of cruelty against helpless animals by exposing them to the clearly foreseeable danger of being burned to death must be held accountable and punished. We saw this heartbreaking case from the Uljin forest fire reported by Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA). Below is a translation of KARA’s post.

From KARA: 

We rescued Big Mary, who had to witness Little Mary burn to death in the forest fire in Uljin.

With a strong metal leash and iron stakes deeply rooted in the ground, Big Mary and Little Mary could not escape, even when the owner’s house burned down to the ground. Little Mary ended her life burning to death in the flames. Big Mary escaped the flames as she watched Little Mary, the family she had been with for years, burn in front of her eyes. The wildfire passed, and Big Mary’s life was saved.

KARA’s activists cleaned up the burnt corpse of Little Mary and pulled the leash from the iron stake that held her. We also wanted to release her collar, but it had already melted and could not be separated from the corpse. The carcasses of chickens in the collapsed chicken coop right next door were also taken care of.

Big Mary welcomed KARA activists despite being in such a miserable environment. Her face was swollen badly due to the fire, and even to the naked eye, it was apparent she was seriously injured, so treatment was urgent. On the fourth day after the fire, Big Mary was tied up here for days, even though her wounds were expected to cause her to deteriorate quickly. KARA pursued the owner couple, who said “we will never give her up,” for two days before they would give up ownership of Big Mary.

Big Mary wagged her tail continuously while KARA pulled the metal stakes out of the ground and replaced her metal leash with a light leash. KARA gave Big Mary a new name, ‘Danbi’ (which means welcome rain or much-needed rain in Korean). Danbi is no longer a yard dog living on a 1-meter leash. Now she is unbound to the ground and ready to live with her family.

Danbi flicked her tail and left the house with the activists, stepping lightly. With a gentle and calm demeanor, she was docile all the way back to Seoul. Danbi will be treated well, and a loving family will be found for her. When her treatment is completed, an adoption notice for Danbi will be posted. We ask for your interest in Danbi, the dog who survived the terrible fire. And, once again, we wish the little dog that passed away in the devastating fire to rest in peace.

Activists are taking turns making trips to the Uljin fire area. A team spends 16-22 hours in Uljin, and there is a work vacancy, so it is difficult to upload to social media the relief situation of the Uljin forest fire site in real-time due to the hectic on-site situation. However, we will upload it without missing a beat to help protect the animals. Thank you.

PETITION:

Petition: https://chng.it/g9CxPXvW

To: Uljin County, Uljin Police, Supreme Prosecutor’s Office,

We request that the dog owner couple in Uljin County who left their two dogs tied up unable to escape a fire, causing one dog to be burned to death and the other to be seriously injured, violating the Animal Protection Act. We demand the owners be prosecuted and punished.

Please see the photos of the two dogs:

https://www.facebook.com/kara.animal/posts/4910584999028982

Our hearts have been broken thousands of times, but the photos of the dog burned to death and the other dog horribly injured is truly horrific and heartbreaking. These heartless people left their dogs tied up, knowing full well what horror awaited them. How can people of a modern nation such as South Korea, the nation of Samsung, Hyundai, Kia, LG Electronics have utter disregard for the lives of sentient animals who looked upon them as a family?

Their actions which were immoral and criminal, violated the Animal Protection Act. They must be prosecuted and punished to the fullest extent of the law. The South Korean government must take immediate measures to prevent unimaginable cruelty against dogs and cats.

There is an online petition calling for your immediate action, now in progress: https://chng.it/g9CxPXvW

The favor of your reply is requested and appreciated.

PETITION IN KOREAN:

울진군, 울진군경찰, 대한민국 검찰은 개 두마리를 튼튼한 쇠목줄, 땅에 깊게 뿌리박힌 쇠말뚝으로 묶어놓고 방치하여 한마리는 불에 타 죽고 한마리는 크기 화상을 입게한 울진군의 개 주인부부를 처벌해주시길 강력히 촉구합니다.

청원: https://chng.it/g9CxPXvW

울진군, 울진군 경찰, 대한민국 검찰:

울진군, 울진군경찰, 대한민국 검찰은 개 두마리를 튼튼한 쇠목줄, 땅에 깊게 뿌리박힌 쇠말뚝으로 묶어놓고 방치하여 한마리는 불에 타 죽고 한마리는 크기 화상을 입게한 울진군의 개 주인부부를 처벌해주시길 강력히 촉구합니다.
그들의 사진을 봐주세요. https://www.facebook.com/kara.animal/posts/4910584999028982

지난 3월 울진군, 삼척지역에 발발한 기록적인 대형 산불로 인하여 대한민국 정부는 국가재난사태를 선포하기에 이르렀습니다. 수 백 채의 건물이 불에 탔고 6천 여명이 거주하던 집을 떠나 대피해야 했습니다.

그 중에서도 이번 화재의 가장 큰, 그러나 목소리를 내지 못하는 피해자는 줄에 묶여있거나 뜬장 안에 갇혀서 화마를 피하지 못한 채 고스란히 불에 타서 죽거나 화상을 입은 동물들이었습니다.

그 동안 수없이 대한민국의 개식용 동물학대 관련 사건과 자료들을 접하면서 마음이 많이 아팠습니다만, 목줄을 한 채로, 뜬장에 가두어진채로 타 죽은 수 많은 개들을 보면서 말로 표현할 수 없는 참담함과 애통함을 느꼈습니다.

불에 타 죽은 개들의 주인들과 개농장 주인들은 이런 끔찍한 사태가 올 수도 있다는 것을 뻔히 알면서도 개를 묶어두고 뜬장 안에 가둔채 자기들만 대피했던것입니다. 삼성, 현대, 기아, LG를 보유한 최첨단 국가의 국민이라는 사람들이 어떻게 본인을 가족으로 여기는 동물의 생명을 이렇게도 철저하게 경시할 수 있단 말입니까?

개에게 목줄을 한 채로, 뜬장에 가두어 방치해서 이 지경에 이르게 한 그들의 행위는 동물보호법에 위반되는 범죄행위이므로 반드시 기소하여 최대한도의 처벌을 받도록 해야 합니다. 또한 대한민국 정부는 이와 같은 어이없고 잔인무도한 동물의 사상을 미연에 방지할 수 있는 규율을 조속히 제정하여 실행하기를 촉구합니다!

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