Hon. Anthony Albanese MP, Please urge South Korea to ban dog/cat torture and consumption!

Hon. Anthony Albanese MP, Please urge South Korea to ban dog/cat torture and consumption!

December 14, 2015
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Prime Minister of Australia The Hon Anthony Albanese MP and 1 other
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Dear Honorable Prime Minister Anthony Albanese,

We ask you to please watch this video: https://youtu.be/cCdTceduKcY

Animal welfare organizations and animal lovers worldwide strongly feel that this unprecedented cruelty towards animals in South Korea can no longer be tolerated, and it is the moral duty of our government to intervene on our behalf. Our government should urge the South Korean government to respect and enforce its own and the Global Animal Protection Laws. We oppose this cruelty on ethical, health, environmental, and moral grounds. The issue concerns all of us as world citizens because nations from around the world sacrificed their loved ones to protect the South Koreans in the Korean war of the 1950s. It is unconscionable for our government to ignore the huge, growing shock and outcry on social media sites worldwide about this barbaric practice.

South Korea is the world’s 14th largest economy, yet an estimated 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are brutally slaughtered and eaten as “health food” yearly. Forced to endure deprivation and unimaginable torment from the moment they are born till the day they are killed, dogs are imprisoned in cramped, rusty, raised cages all their lives with no protection from extreme weather and no water, exercise, companionship, or medical care. Their eardrums are often burst to prevent them from barking! In broad daylight, often in the presence of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten, or burnt to death. People’s beloved pets are also lured and caught and end up as meat! This profit-driven, tax-free, unregulated industry aggressively promotes the myth that eating a dog (especially the dog’s penis) enhances male virility and gives men energy. Koreans genuinely believe that the more the dogs suffer, the more the consumer will enjoy the health benefits and taste of the meat. Many dogs are sadistically made to experience extreme fear and suffering before death. Cats are frequently boiled alive to make tonics believed to treat rheumatism! The demand is so high in South Korea that 20% of the dog meat is now imported from China.

It is hard to believe that a nation such as South Korea, one of the major economic powers in the world and boasts one of the highest educational levels in the world, is still committing this barbaric and despicable brutality in this day and age. But for millions of dogs and cats being slaughtered each year in South Korea’s markets, slaughterhouses, restaurants, dog farms, and backyards, it is a tragic reality and a nightmare they can’t escape. If South Korea wants to join the civilized nations and be respected as a nation of conscience, they need to strengthen its animal protection laws and ban dog- and cat meat consumption. This has been going on far too long, and it’s time for the South Korean government to take moral leadership for their citizens. Not only does this protect Korean animals from unimaginable suffering, but it will also further South Korea’s economic interest in the global business community. People will not stop condemning South Korea’s cruelty towards their defenseless animals.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

We urge you as our government to take a firm stand on this and boycott South Korean businesses until the South Korean government takes the necessary steps to ban this atrocity. As our Government has been elected to listen to the voices of its people, we sincerely hope that you will not turn a blind eye to this tragic situation and use your power and position to urge South Korea to ban dog- and cat-meat consumption once and for all.

For more information on the South Korean Dog Meat Cruelty visit:www.KoreanDogs.org



Please also send an online message to the Honorable Anthony Albanese here using our petition as a sample letter:  https://www.pm.gov.au/contact-your-pm

You can also send a postal mail to the Honorable Anthony Albanese:

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600, Australia

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Decision Makers

  • The Hon Anthony Albanese MPPrime Minister of Australia
  • President Yoon Suk-yeolPresident of South Korea