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To Sponsors of PyeongChang2018: help bring an end to the dog/cat meat trade in South Korea


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To the Sponsors of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea: please help bring an end to the dog and cat meat trades in South Korea

As sponsors of these Olympic Games, we are contacting you to ask for your help: please will you consider withdrawing your sponsorship of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics?  You have the power to influence the South Korean government by putting pressure on them to end the horrific cruelty that is routinely inflicted on the animals involved in all areas of the dog and cat meat trades.

Did you know that, in South Korea, each year an estimated two and a half million dogs are electrocuted, hanged, or beaten to death?  Were you aware that thousands of cats are slaughtered for soups and so-called “health” tonics - often by throwing the living animal straight into boiling water? These animals are deliberately killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because many South Koreans believe the insidious myth that the more an animal is made to suffer, the more delicious or efficacious their meat products will become for the consumer.

The practice of eating dogs is not widely accepted in South Korea; it gained popularity after South Korea was left devastated by the effects of war.  What, then, can the justification be in 2017 for continuing this aberrant practice, with South Korea having become such a prosperous nation?  What excuse can the authorities give for allowing these illegal trades to continue unpoliced, unpunished, and unchallenged? 

We now ask that you do not endorse a nation that endorses such unspeakable cruelty and shows so little consideration for the health and happiness of its citizens.  Please insist that the dog and cat meat trades are ended now - and ended permanently – or take action by withdrawing your sponsorship.

Click for Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Action Center:

Korean Olympic Committee Homepage:

Vice Chairman & CEO: Oh-Hyun Kwon
Samsung Electronics Building 40th Floor
Post Office Box 170, Seochodaero 74-gil 11 , Seocho-gu
Seoul, Postal Code 06620
South Korea
1-800-726-7864 FREE
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The Coca-Cola Company
CEO:  Muhtar Kent
P.O. Box 1734
Atlanta, GA 30301, USA
1.800.GET COKE (800.438.2653 FREE)
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CEO:  Thierry Breton
River Ouest 80, Quai Voltaire
95877 Bezons, France
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The Dow Chemical Company
CEO Andrew N. Liveris
2030 Dow Center
Midland, MI  48674, USA
800-258-2436 FREE (U.S. and Canada)
Office Locations:
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General Electric Company
CEO:  Jeff Immelt
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06828, USA
Investor Relation contact email:
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McDonalds Corporation
CEO:  Steve Easterbrook
2111 McDonald's Dr.
Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA
1-800-244-6227 FREE
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The Swatch Group Ltd
CEO:  Raynald Aeschlimann
Seevorstadt 6
P.O. Box
2501 Biel / Bienne, Switzerland
Phone: +41 32 343 68 11
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President:  Kazuhiro Tsuga
Panasonic Corporation
1006, Oaza Kadoma, Kadoma-shi, Osaka 571-8501, Japan
Phone: +81-6-6908-1121

Panasonic Corporation of North America
CEO: Joseph M. Taylor
Two Riverfront Plaza
Newark, NJ 07102

The Procter & Gamble Company
CEO, Chairman and President:  A. G. Lafley
1 or 2, Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45201, USA
Phone: 1-513-983-1100
Contact email:
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CEO:  Alfred F Kelly Jr
Visa Inc.
P.O. Box 8999
San Francisco, CA 94128 - 8999, USA
1-800-847-2911 FREE
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President Akio Toyoda
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
19001 South Western Ave.
Dept. WC11
Torrance, CA 90501 USA
1- 800-331-4331 FREE
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CEO: Masaaki Tsuya
Bridgestone Americas
535 Marriott Drive
P.O. Box 140990
Nashville, TN 37214-0990
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KT(Korea Telecom)
CEO: Chang-Gyu Hwang
90 Bulljeong-ro (206 Jungja-dong), Bundang-gu, Seongnam-city, GyeongGi-Do,
Postal Code 13606
South Korea
+82-1588-8448 or +82-31-390-7111
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The North Face
President Todd Spaletto
2701 Harbor Bay Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94502 USA
(510) 618-3500
Contact email(For Press and Media related inquiries):;;;
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Korean Air
CEO: Yang-Ho Cho
260 Haneul-gil (1370 Gonghang-dong), Gangseo-gu, Seoul
Postal Code 07505
South Korea
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Alibaba Group
Executive Chairman: Jack Yun Ma
Alibaba (China) Co., Ltd:
969 West Wen Yi Road
Yu Hang District
Hangzhou 311121
U.S. Office:
400 South El Camino Real
Suite 400
San Mateo, CA 94402 USA
Tel: (+1) 1-408-785-5580
Fax: (+1) 1-408-748-1218
United States

CEO: Tae-Won Chey
SK Group
26 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Postal Code 03188
South Korea
Tel: +82 2 2121 0114

CEO: Bon-Joon Koo
LG Electronics Headquarters Corporate Communications Team
P.O. Box 150-721
LG Twin Towers
128 Yoidae-ro, Yeongdungpo-gu, Seoul
Postal Code 07336
South Korea
Tel: +82-2-3777-1114
Fax: +82-2-3777-5331

General Chairman: Kyuk-Ho Shin
Chairman: Dong-Bin Shin
Lotte Shopping
81 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Postal Code 04533
South Korea
Tel : +82-2-2118-2020
FAX: +82-2-2118-2028

CEO: Oh-Joon Kwon
6261 Donghaean-ro, Nam-gu, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Postal Code 37859
South Korea




This petition will be delivered to:
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Argentina
    Ambassador Han Byung-Kil (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Argentina)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China
    Ambassador Lee Kyu-Hyung (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China)
  • Samsung Semiconductors and LCD Panels
    Courtney Kessler (Samsung Semiconductors and LCD Panels)
  • Presidential Council on Nation Branding
    Chairperson Sam-Yeol Koo (Presidential Council on Nation Branding)
  • Samsung
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany
    Ambassador Moon Tae-Young (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada
    Ambassador Nam Joo-Hong (Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada)
  • Samsung - Corporate Communications Team
    Edelman PR (Samsung - Corporate Communications Team)
  • Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA
    Ambassador Ho-Young Ahn (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA)
  • Prime Minister's Office
    Prime Minister Kyo-Ahn Hwang
  • Office of the president, the Republic of Korea
    President Geun-Hye Park
  • PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics
    President Yang-Ho Cho
  • Omega-The Swatch Group Ltd
    CEO Nick Hayek
  • McDonalds Corporation
    CEO Don Thompson
  • The Dow Chemical Company
    CEO Andrew N. Liveris
  • General Electric Company
    CEO Jeff Immelt
  • Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
    Minister Dong-Phil Lee
  • Visa Inc.
    CEO Charles W. Scharf
  • The Procter & Gamble Company
    CEO A. G. Lafley
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nederlands
    Ambassador Lee Key-Cheol (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nederlands)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in New Zealand
    Ambassador Park Yong-Kyu (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in New Zealand)
  • Panasonic
    President Kazuhiro Tsuga
  • Atos
    CEO Thierry Breton
  • The Coca-Cola Company
    CEO Muhtar Kent
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Thailand
    Ambassador Lim Jae-Hong
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Japan
    Ambassador Shin Gack-Soo
  • Seongnam City
    Mayor Lee Jae-Myung
  • Korea International Trade Association (KITA)
    Chairman & CEO In-Ho Kim
  • Seoul Metropolitan Government
    Mayor Park Won Soon
  • Busan Metropolitan City
    Mayor Byung-Soo Suh
  • Gyeonggi Province
    Governor Kyung-Pil Nam
  • Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
    Governor Hee-Ryong Won
  • Samsung - U.S. Corporate Communications
    Danielle Meister Cohen
  • Samsung - TVs, Audio/Video
    Fleishman Hillard
  • Samsung - Telecommunications - Mobile Phones and Wireless Products
    Allison & Partners
  • Samsung - Media Solutions Center America
    Robin Schultz
  • Samsung - Home Appliances
    Current Lifestyle
  • Samsung - Strategy and Innovation Center (Device Solutions, IoT)
    Tom Beermann
  • Samsung - PCs, Monitors and Printers
    Allison & Partners - Samsung
  • Samsung Business
    Christina Pantin
  • Toyota
    President Akio Toyoda
  • CEO, Bridgestone
    Gary Garfield
  • CEO, KT(Korea Telecom)
    Chang-Kyu Hwang
  • President, The North Face
    Todd Spaletto
  • CEO, Korean Air
    Yang-Ho Cho

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