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AT&T Sprint Verizon Walmart Costco Bestbuy Amazon & All Samsung/LG Retailers: Help Stop Heinous Butchering of Dogs in S. Korea-Boycott Samsung & LG!
  • Petitioning Ambassador Byung-ho Kim

This petition will be delivered to:

Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Denmark
Ambassador Byung-ho Kim
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom
Ambassador Park Suk-hwan
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in France
Ambassador Hye-min Lee
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany
Ambassador Jae Shin Kim
Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada
Ambassador Hee-yong Cho
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Greece
Ambassador Sil-Sou Shin
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ireland
Ambassador Chang Yeob Kim
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Spain
Ambassador Dae-sung Oh
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in India
Ambassador Joon-Kyu Lee
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Brazil
Ambassador Bon-Woo Koo
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Chile
Ambassador Hwang, Euiseung
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Philippines
Ambassador Lee Hyuk
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Jamaica
Ambassador Kimo Lim
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Paraguay
Ambassador Dong Won Park
Office of the president, the Republic of Korea
President Geun-Hye Park
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA
Ambassador Choi Young-jin
CEO of All other Samsung & LG Retailers
All other Samsung & LG Retailers
President & Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy
Mr. Hubert Joly
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AT & T, Inc.
Mr. Randall L. Stephenson
Chief Executive Officer of Sprint Corporation
Mr. Dan Hesse
President & Chief Executive Officer of Verizon
Mr. Daniel S. Mead
President & Chief Executive Officer of Costco Wholesale Corporation
Mr. W. Craig Jelinek
President & Chief Executive Officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
Mr. Mike Duke
President & Chief Executive Officer of Amazon.com, Inc.
Mr. Jeffrey P. Bezos

AT&T Sprint Verizon Walmart Costco Bestbuy Amazon & All Samsung/LG Retailers: Help Stop Heinous Butchering of Dogs in S. Korea-Boycott Samsung & LG!

    1. Angela J.
    2. Petition by

      Angela J.

      New York, NY

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Walmart, Costco, Bestbuy, Amazon.com & All Samsung/LG Retailers: Help Stop Heinous Butchering and Eating of Millions of Dogs in S. Korea-Boycott Samsung & LG!

Bishop Desmond Tutu said, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

As a major retailer of Samsung and LG products, you have the power to influence the S. Korean government to end the horrific cruelty that is perpetrated against innocent dogs and cats of South Korea.

Two and a half million South Korean dogs are electrocuted, hanged, or beaten to death each year. They are killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because many South Koreans believe the insidious myth that the more an animal suffers, the tastier the meat and that the medical properties will be enhanced. Thousands of cats are also slaughtered for soups and so-called “health” tonics. They are thrown into boiling water while still alive.

The practice of eating dogs gained popularity after the Korean War but it continues to thrive today with the aid of greedy restaurateurs, meat dealers, and butchers. Over the last decade, many in South Korea have embraced the notion of dogs and cats as animal companions. But we must take action to persuade the South Korean government to legalize a ban on dog and cat meat and forever stop this technically illegal, corrupt, and sordid industry. It is appalling that dogs and cats should be kept in filthy crates, forced to watch their cage mates being tortured and slaughtered. Eyewitnesses have reported dogs being literally torn apart while still alive, their tormentors saying that the more prolonged the torment of death, the better the taste. This attitude toward any living being is at best unforgivable.

The world knows how important it is to stand up for the voiceless to show understanding and compassion to all our fellow men and living creatures. Doing the right thing earns respect and this in turn builds business. It is time for retail leaders such as you to do the right thing. Please respect your customers. Do not support a nation that supports and promotes oppression and unspeakable cruelty. Insist this practice ends now and until it does stop supporting their economy.

Respectfully,

List of Samsung Retailers:  http://www.samsung.com/us/peaceofmind/authorized_resellers.html

List of LG Online Retailers: http://www.lg.com/us/authorizeddealers/lg_online_authorized_retailers.jsp

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Randall L. Stephenson, AT & T Inc., 208 S. Akard St., Dallas, TX 75202   http://www.att.com/

Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Dan Hesse, Sprint Corporation, 6200 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS 66251  http://www.sprint.com/

President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Daniel S. Mead, Verizon, 140 West Street, New York, NY 10007   http://www.verizon.com/

President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mike Duke, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 702 SW 8th Street, Bentonville, AR 72716-8611   http://corporate.walmart.com/

President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. W. Craig Jelinek, Costco Wholesale Corporation, 999 Lake Drive, Issaquah, WA 98027   http://www.costco.com/

President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hubert Joly, Best Buy, 7601 Penn Avenue South,  Richfield, MN 55423-3645   http://www.bestbuy.com/

President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jeffrey P. Bezos, Amazon.com, Inc., 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109-5210   http://www.amazon.com

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 25,000 signatures
    2. Sent signtatures to AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Walmart, Costco, BestBuy, Amazon

      Angela J.
      Petition Organizer

      [Update 1 of 3] Dear wonderful supporters,
      We mailed 15,821 signatures along with your comments, dog meat report, photos and a copy of undercover video (http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q) to AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Walmart, Costco, Best Buy and Amazon.com this week by US priority mail. We look forward to responses from these companies which are major retailers of Samsung and LG products in US. We hope that they will not ignore our sincerely and very urgent pleading to help us fight this cruel and illegal dog and cat meat industry that brutalizes and murders estimated 2.5 million dogs each year in South Korea.

      We also want to tell you about a recent case about a dog named "Gilyongee" that was lured and killed by a neighbor for the purpose of eating and how this perpetrator is raising 3 more dogs to eat in Cheongsong, South Korea. http://koreandogs.org/gilyongee-call-to-action-by-kawa/

    3. Sent signtatures to AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Walmart, Costco, BestBuy, Amazon

      Angela J.
      Petition Organizer

      [Update 2 of 3] Please speak up for the dogs of South Korea and urge their government to enact a stronger Animal Protection law to prevent more murders of dogs like "Gilyongee" and to BAN THE DOG AND CAT MEAT FOR GOOD! Join us on Facebook to write emails to their government: https://www.facebook.com/events/404463479675957/ It is so easy and only takes a minute. You can also find "Call to Action" here: http://koreandogs.org/gilyongee-call-to-action-by-kawa/
      Please continue to speak out for the animals of South Korean dog and cat meat trade by boycotting all South Korean products such as Samsung, LG, Hyundai, Kia, SK, Daewoo (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2012/countries/SouthKorea.html)....and their tourism. Also, please continue to share this petition because signatures get delivered electronically real time as well to many of the South Korean government officials including President Geun-Hye Park.

    4. Sent signtatures to AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Walmart, Costco, BestBuy, Amazon

      Angela J.
      Petition Organizer

      [Update 3 of 3] Please watch and help make this undercover video by animal activists of Stop It! Korea Campaign go viral to show the world the nightmarish shocking cruelty of South Korean dog meat industry! http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
      Each petitions are important so please continue to sign and share: http://koreandogs.org/petitions/
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koreandogs
      Twitter: https://twitter.com/Koreandogs
      Thank you for caring!
      Angela J.

      "I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." - Mahatma Gandhi

    5. Reached 15,000 signatures
    6. New Documentary: Shockingly Cruel World of South Korean Dog Meat Industry!

      Angela J.
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone for signing this petition. Please watch and share widely this new 19 minutes documentary by Stop It! Korea Campaign that exposes the shockingly cruel world of S. Korea's dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/QTqUGTBgUWU?t=4m38s
      See even more videos from their undercover investigation: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiQ27WFH950_favnd86Gwfw/videos
      Please sign other petitions against South Korean dog meat trade: http://koreandogs.org/petitions/
      Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koreandogs
      Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Koreandogs
      Thank you for caring!

      Documentary Dog Meat (Boshintang) by STOP IT!

      Documentary Dog Meat (2013) -English caption is available. The Truth of Dog meat in S.Korea. Director Jung Jeena/ STOP IT! Campaign/ www.stopitkorea.org

    7. Reached 12,500 signatures
    8. Keep signing! Petition to be sent to Samsung/LG Retailers around the world!

      Angela J.
      Petition Organizer

      We will keep sending this petition to Samsung/LG Retailers all around the world so please keep signing, sharing, tweeting, emailing,boycotting,...
      Thank you! You are the Voice of Animals in the S. Korean Dog and Cat Meat Trade!

    9. Reached 7,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Debbie Walsh PHOENIX, AZ
      • 2 days ago

      This is apsolutely sickening. What the hell is wrong with these people that they eat our pets. They sre so cruel to dogs and cats and rip them apart while they are still alive. Let me try it on them so they can know what it feels like, sick bastards ! ! ! ! ! ! The thought of these beautiful creatures suffering such pain breaks my heart. The Korean people are under the assumption that the more the animal suffers a horrible death the tastier it will be. This makes me crazy to think these babies have to suffer such horrible deaths makes me physically ill. What is wrong with these people, how can they be so cruel ! ! ! ! !

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    • Renee Rader LEBANON, OH
      • 2 days ago

      This barbaric treatment MUST be stopped. I will continue to boycott anything and everything that has to do with South Korea!

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    • Judi Middleton PERRYSVILLE, OH
      • 6 days ago

      Do the right thing as a human being who is supposed to take care of the animals on this planet. We do almost all of our shopping at Walmart, and I was not aware that they are contributing to this horrendous situation. I will go to a regular grocery store if steps aren't taken to try to help stop this animal abuse.

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    • Brenda Charrier SCITUATE, MA
      • 8 days ago

      Every member of my family is getting rid of their LG and Samsung phones. There are more then 20 of us. And we are talking to all our friends, and will convince them to not use your products. You have the power and standing to influence what is going on in your country. Stop the dog meat trade. End dog farms and dog slaughter IMMEDIATELY!

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    • randy fountain SARASOTA, FL
      • 13 days ago

      AT&T Sprint Verizon Walmart Costco Bestbuy Amazon & All Samsung, Help Stop the Butchering of Dogs

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