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Boycott 2012 World Conservation Congress in Jeju, S. Korea - End the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats!
  • Petitioning Keun-Min Woo

This petition will be delivered to:

Governer of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
Keun-Min Woo
President of South Korea
Myung-Bak Lee
Prime Minister of South Korea
Hwang-Sik Kim
Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Kyu-Yong Suh
Minister of Health and Welfare
Che-Min Rim
Minister of Environment
Young-Sook Yoo
Mayor of Seongnam, Home of the largest dog meat market in the country
Jae-Myung Lee
IUCN
Congress Secretariat

Boycott 2012 World Conservation Congress in Jeju, S. Korea - End the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats!

    1. ParkMarvin K.
    2. Petition by

      ParkMarvin K.

      Seoul, Korea, Republic of

Dear members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature,

We ask that you boycott 2012 World Conservation Congress scheduled to be held in Jeju, South Korea and stand up against the appalling animal cruelty which is toxic to the human mind and to the environment.

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 is not widely accepted in South Korea. It gained popularity after the South Korean War. The practice continues to thrive 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.

Many dog farms, slaughterhouses and markets are operating illegally with no licenses and without proper facility and equipment to handle mountains of excrement and waste water causing serious pollution to the water resources and the environment. However, the South Korean government has been consistently ignoring the problem with excuses that there is a lack of proper law for enforcement. So, whose job is it to put the necessary laws in place? It's the government's. Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Ministry of Environment and Korea Food and Drug Administration are all pointing fingers at each other and refusing the take the necessary actions to ban this horrible injustice to the millions of companion animals and to avoid the serious threat to the environment.

Without the pressure from the people of South Korea and the caring people around the world, change will not take place.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
It's time that South Korea ends this horrible atrocity and move forward to being a nation of conscience and conservation.
Thank you!

Information about the IUCN Congress:  http://www.iucnworldconservationcongress.org/

Watch this video of typical dog farm/slaughterhouses in S. Korea:  http://youtu.be/ldblUoQ2tvo

 

 

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    1. New Documentary: Shockingly Cruel World of South Korean Dog Meat Industry!

      ParkMarvin K.
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone for signing this petition. We want to bring your attention to this new 19 minute 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/
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      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

    2. Thank you, supporters! Keep signing & sharing!

      ParkMarvin K.
      Petition Organizer

      World Conservation Congress was held in Jeju, S. Korea from Sept 6 to Sept 15, 2012. This petition was sent to the various IUCN members and S. Korean government officials. But keep signing and sharing as I will mail this petition again later to even more pertinent petition targets (such as international professional organizations) and this petition will continue to be used for this campaign against S. Korea dog meat trade.
      Also, please visit the below pages and sign more petitions to help the dogs and cats: http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=1512
      What you can do to help: http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=107
      Thank you!
      Marvin

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    • DIANE KASTEL WHEATON, IL
      • 5 months ago

      Boycott 2012 World Conservation Congress in Jeju, S. Korea - End the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats!

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    • Stella H. PETAH TIQWA, ISRAEL
      • 7 months ago

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

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    • Reidun Carstens HOLTER, NORWAY
      • 10 months ago

      The practice of eating dogs and cats is not widely accepted in South Korea. It gained popularity after the South Korean War. The practice continues to thrive with the aid of greedy restaurateurs, meat dealers, and butchers. So many " farms " and slaughterhouses are operating illegally with no licenses and without proper facility and equipment to handle mountains of excrement and waste water causing serious pollution to the water resources and the environment. However, the South Korean government has been consistently ignoring the problem with excuses that there is a lack of proper law for enforcement. End the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats!

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    • Sergio Padilla SOMOTO, NICARAGUA
      • 10 months ago

      What the hell! Poor dogs!

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    • liu wai ling N.T., HONG KONG
      • 11 months ago

      Boycott 2012 world conservation congress in Jeju , s, Korea -- end the torture and consumption of dogs and cats. They are killed in the cruelest ways imaginable , the tastier the meat and that the medical proerties will be enhanced thousands of cats also slaughter for soups . they are thrown into boiling water while still alive. stop it , this is inhumane ways and wrong. and not fair. ban this horrible inhustice to the millions of companion animals and to avoid the serious threat to the environment . Please change ,It's time that South Korea end this horrible atocity and move forward to being a nation of conscience and conservation. thank you.

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