Dog Burned Alive in Gimje, South Korea!

http://www.fromcare.org/our/notice.htm?code=notice&bbs_id=25275&page=1&Sch_Method&Sch_Txt&md=read

This incident took place around April 20, 2012 in the vicinity of Gimje Central Middle School in Gimje, S. Korea. These photographs were obtained by CARE(Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth) from the Gimje Central Middle School students who photographed and videotaped this incident and CARE has confirmed all the facts of this case from another informant as well.

According to student witnesses, this dog known as “Hindoongi” which means white dog is hanged and burned alive with a torch fire by a man who lives in that area. Students stated that Hindoongi suffered the pain of being slowly burned alive by portable torch and he seemed to have eventually died of shock.

This case where a dog is burned alive in broad daylight in front of young students shows vividly how serious the problem of animal cruelty is in S. Korean society and how backward their consciousness is about animal protection. CARE will once again actively fight to make sure the prison sentence is given for this unforgivable crime and Gimje Police is currently investigating this case. The students know the identity of this man so this animal abuser is expected to be arrested quickly.  Even if this man is convicted the maximum punishment for his heinous crime is only 10,000,000 KRW (approx $8,800 USD) or one year in jail in S. Korea.  This is definitely not enough punishment for such a horrendous and unspeakable cruelty.   

These types of atrocities happens too often in S. Korea because eating dogs is accepted as a norm thanks to their government's shameful indifference to their dog meat industry where 2 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year.  This case happens to be photographed and videotaped making it possible for the animal rights groups to pursue the animal cruelty charge against this man.  However, dogs are being tortured and eaten hidden from people's view in secrecy all the time in S. Korea.  This is a shame of S. Korea, a nation that has achieved miraculous economic and political progresses, that their animal protection law is stuck in the stone ages. 

Without banning the dog meat trade and strengthening the Animal Protection Law to the global standard, South Korea will not enjoy the respect commensurate with the country's international stature.  I will not support South Korean businesses or visit South Korea until these horrors come to an end.

Please also sign the petition to the Director of Animal Welfare, Kyo-Young, Seo. (Scroll down for the English text) http://www.careanimalrights.org/you-young-ahn/

 

 

Letter to
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Finland Ambassador Dongsun Park (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Finland)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Brunei Ambassador Choi Byung Koo (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Brunei)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Romania Ambassador Im Han-taek (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Romania)
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Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Italy Ambassador Kim Young-Seok (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Italy)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Greece Ambassador Sil-Sou Shin (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Greece)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in India Ambassador Joon-Kyu Lee (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in India)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Denmark Ambassador Byung-ho Kim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Denmark)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bulgaria Ambassador Chun Bee-ho (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bulgaria)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China Ambassador Lee Kyu-Hyung (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ukraine Ambassador Eun Joong Kim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ukraine)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Turkey Ambassador Lee Sang-Kyu (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Turkey)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Poland Ambassador Young Sun Paek (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Poland)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Czech Ambassador Gabriel OH (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Czech)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sweden Ambassador Eom, Seock-jeong (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sweden)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Malaysia Ambassador Yong Joon Lee (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Malaysia)
Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Russia (Vladivostok) Consul General Yang Gu Lee (Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Russia (Vladivostok))
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ecuador Ambassador In Gyun Chung (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ecuador)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Norway Ambassador Lee Byong Hyun (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Norway)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Portugal Ambassador Yoo Jung-Hee (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Portugal)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Israel Ambassador Il-Soo Kim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Israel)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Spain Ambassador Dae-sung Oh (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Spain)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in France Ambassador Hye-min Lee (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in France)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada Ambassador Hee-yong Cho (Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada)
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA Ambassador Choi Young-jin (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany Ambassador Jae Shin Kim (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Kim Sung-Hwan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Switzerland Ambassador Kim Jong-Il (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Switzerland)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom Ambassador Park Suk-hwan (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom)
Prime Minister's Office Prime Minister Mr. Kim Hwang-sik
Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Foresstry and Fisheries Minister Suh Kyu-Yong (Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Foresstry and Fisheries)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nederlands Ambassador Lee Key-Cheol (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nederlands)
Presidential Council on Nation Branding Chairperson Lee Bae-Yong (Presidential Council on Nation Branding)
Office of the president, the Republic of Korea President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
Gimje, S. Korea Police Chief Chief Lee Sang-Joo
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Hungary Ambassador Nam, Gwan-pyo
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Austria Ambassador CHO Hyun
Ministry of Justice Minister Kwon Jae-Jin
Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office Prosecutor General Kim Joon Gyu
Korea International Trade Association (KITA) Chairman & CEO Il Sa-Kong
Ambassador of Republic of Korea to the United Nations Ambassador Kim Sook (Ambassador of Republic of Korea to the United Nations)
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Dog Burned Alive in Gimje, S. Korea!

http://www.careanimalrights.org/2012/05/04/dog-burned-alive/
http://www.fromcare.org/our/notice.htm?code=notice&bbs_id=25275&page=1&Sch_Method&Sch_Txt&md=read

This incident took place around April 20, 2012 in the vicinity of Gimje Central Middle School in Gimje, S. Korea. These photographs were obtained by CARE(Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth) from the Gimje Central Middle School students who photographed and videotaped this incident and CARE has confirmed all the facts of this case from another informant as well.

According to student witnesses, this dog known as “Hindoongi” which means white dog is hanged and burned alive with a torch fire by a man who lives in that area. Students stated that Hindoongi suffered the pain of being slowly burned alive by portable torch and he seemed to have eventually died of shock.

This case where a dog is burned alive in broad daylight in front of young students shows vividly how serious the problem of animal cruelty is in S. Korean society and how backward their consciousness is about animal protection. CARE will once again actively fight to make sure the prison sentence is given for this unforgivable crime and Gimje Police is currently investigating this case. The students know the identity of this man so this animal abuser is expected to be arrested quickly. Even if this man is convicted the maximum punishment for his heinous crime is only 10,000,000 KRW (approx $8,800 USD) or one year in jail in S. Korea. This is definitely not enough punishment for such a horrendous and unspeakable cruelty.

These types of atrocities happens too often in S. Korea because eating dogs is accepted as a norm thanks to their government's shameful indifference to their dog meat industry where 2 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year. This case happens to be photographed and videotaped making it possible for the animal rights groups to pursue the animal cruelty charge against this man. However, dogs are being tortured and eaten hidden from people's view in secrecy all the time in S. Korea. This is a shame of S. Korea, a nation that has achieved miraculous economic and political progresses, that their animal protection law is stuck in the stone ages.

Without banning the dog meat trade and strengthening the Animal Protection Law to the global standard, South Korea will not enjoy the respect commensurate with the country's international stature. I will not support South Korean businesses or visit South Korea until these horrors come to an end.

Please also sign the petition to the Director of Animal Welfare, Kyo-Young, Seo. (Scroll down for the English text) http://www.careanimalrights.org/you-young-ahn/
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