Tell Sister State, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

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Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virgina, Governor Rick Scott of Florida, Governor Gary Herbert  of Utah, Premier Christy Clark of British Columbia(Canada) and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk of Queensland(Australia): Tell Sister State, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Gyeonggi Province of South Korea became a sister state with the U.S. states of Utah in 1983, Virginia in 1997, and Florida in 2000, and Queensland, Australia in 1997 and British Columbia, Canada in 2008.

This, despite the fact that Gyeonggi Province, 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. One of the provinces that supports the illegal mass breeding and brutal slaughter of dogs for human consumption is Gyeonggi Province.

Have you ever wondered what Hell is like? Click HERE to watch undercover video from the Moran Dog Meat Market in Seongnam, Gyeonggi. There are no words to describe the daily horror of this “Hell On Earth.” And there are so many markets like this all around Gyeonggi Province.

Countless dog farms and slaughterhouses are scattered throughout Gyeonggi Province 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. Dogs and puppies died of diseases are tossed away like garbage, left in front of cages to rot while the momma dogs watch in terror and despair. Seongnam, Suwon, Poc heon, Goyang(Ilsan), Gimpo, In cheon, Namyangju, Anseong, Uij eongbu; and on goes the list of cities in Gyeonggi Province where these 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 Gyeonggi Province Governor Kyung-Pil Nam that citizens of your state 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 states 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 Gyeonggi 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 the governors of Gyeonggi Province's Sister States. http://koreandogs. org/contact-governors-of- gyeonggido-sister-states

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

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  • Governor
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    The Premier Christy Clark
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    The Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
  • GOVERNOR OF GYEONGGIDO PROVINC 경기도 남경필 도지사
    Kyung-Pil Nam
  • MAYOR OF SEONGNAM 경기도 성남시 이재명 시장
    Jae-Myung Lee
  • Gyeonggido Government 대변인
    Seong-Ryeong Chae
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    Ki-Won Kim


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