• Petitioning President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령

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President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령
City of Cheonan, S. Korea
Mayor Moo-Yong Seong 천안시 성무용 시장
Member of National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
Tae-Heum Kim 김태흠 국회의원
Member of National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
Myung-Soo Lee 이명수 국회의원
Member of National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
In-Jae Lee 이인제 국회의원
Member of National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
Wan-Join Seong 성완종 국회의원
Member of National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
Wan-Gu Lee 이완구 국회의원
Member of National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
Moon-Pyo Hong 홍문표 국회의원
Member of National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
Dong-Wan Kim 김동완 국회의원
Governor of Chungcheongnamdo Province
Governor Hee-Jung An 충청남도 안희정 도지사
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)
Su-Hyun Park 박수현 충남도당위원장
Leader of the Saenuri Party of S. Korea
Woo-Yea Hwang 황우여 새누리당 대표
Leader of the Democratic Party of S. Korea
Han-Gill Kim 민주당 대표
Member of National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
Kyung-Hwan Choi 최경환 새누리당 원내대표
Member of National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
Hae-Hoon Lee 이혜훈 새누리당 최고위원
Member of National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
Jae-Cheol Shim 심재철 새누리당 최고위원
Member of National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
Soo-Taek Yu 유수택 새누리당 최고위원
Member of National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
Ki-Ho Han 한기호 새누리당 최고위원
Member of National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
Woo-Taek Jeong 정우택 새누리당 최고위원
Member of National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
Ki-Joon Yu유기준 새누리당 최고위원
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)
Byung-Hyun Jeon 전병헌 민주당 원내대표
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)
Kyung-Min Shin 신경민 민주당 최고위원
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)
Kyung-Tae Cho 조경태 민주당 최고위원
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)
Seong-Jo Yang 양승조 민주당 최고위원
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)
Hae-Ja Park 박혜자 민주당 최고위원
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)-Senior Advisor
Jae-In Moon 문재인 민주당 상임고문
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)-Senior Advisor
Hee-Sang Moon 문희상 민주당 상임고문
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)-Senior Advisor
Sang-Cheon Park 박상천 민주당 상임고문
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)-Senior Advisor
Hak-Kyu Sohn 손학규 민주당 상임고문
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)-Senior Advisor
Young-Oh Song 송영오 민주당 상임고문
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)-Senior Advisor
Ki-Nam Shin 신기남 민주당 상임고문
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)-Senior Advisor
Hae-Chan Lee 이해찬 민주당 상임고문
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)-Senior Advisor
Dong-Young Jeong 정동영 민주당 상임고문
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)-Senior Advisor
Sae-Kyun Jeong 정세균 민주당 상임고문
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)-Senior Advisor
Myung-Sook Han 한명숙 민주당 상임고문
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 장관
Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Minister Dong-Phil Lee 농림수산식품부 이동필 장관
Minister of Korea Food And Drug Safety
Seung Chung 식품의약품안전처 정승 처장
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)-Senior Advisor
Dae-Cheol Jeong 정대철 민주당 상임고문 (Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)-Senior Advisor)
Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party)
Won-Shik Woo 우원식 민주당 최고위원 (Member of National Assembly (Democratic Party))

City of Cheonan, S. Korea! Please crack down on the illegal trade of dogs for human consumption at the 'Cheonan 119 Pet Dog Auction Market' immediately!

    1. Patricia Min
    2. Petition by

      Patricia Min

      United States

충청남도 천안시 성무용 시장님, 천안119애견경매시장에서의 처참한 불법 육견거래 엄중히 단속해주세요!

천안 망항로 불법 개사육과 도축장도 대학병원 바로 앞의 학교 정화구역안에 위치한 불법으로 활개를 치고 있읍니다.  하루속히 폐쇄해주세요!

Dear Mayor Seong Moo-Yong 천안시 성무용 시장님께,

I am shocked and horrified to learn and see the images of illegal and cruel trade of dogs for human consumption at the Cheonan 119 Pet Dog Auction Market in your city, Cheonan (220-24 Mokcheon-Eup, Unjeon-ri, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do, S. Korea). Below are information, photos and videos from this market obtained undercover by brave animal rights activists of your country.
1. http://fromcare.org/play/?bbs_id=29050&md=read
2. http://youtu.be/CDd0nyiRLBg
3. http://dogisdog.org/bbs/board.php?bo_table=gallery&wr_id=32&page=0&sca=&sfl=&stx=&spt=0&page=0&cwin=#c_108
4. http://youtu.be/kYneDGhHx-c
5. http://youtu.be/vGvHVG0zCQc

Also we learned about an illegal dog farm and slaughterhouse operating without any government restrictions in Cheonan Manghang-ro inside a School District Cleanup Zone.  This slaughterhouse is not only shamefully operating illegally but the passer-bys and the hospital patients are suffering because of the noises and the stench coming from this place.  Please shut this place down and punish the crimimals responsible immediately!  Below is the news report on this situation:

6.  http://news.kbs.co.kr/news/NewsView.do?SEARCH_NEWS_CODE=2787598&ref=A  대로변서 불법 개 사육에 도축까지…당국 뒷짐  (http://koreandogs.org/cheonan-illegal-dog-breeding-and-slaughtering/)

Why do you allow this illegal trade of dogs for human consumption take place in this 'Pet Dog' Auction Market under your management?  Based on the statements by insiders at this market, "this is the largest auction market for dogs for human consumption in South Korea and 90% of the dogs traded here are sold for human consumption".  All sizes and breeds of dogs including Dosa mixes, Yellow dogs, Huskies, Labrador Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels, Greyhounds,....are traded in this market for their meat.  Your failure to act is a heinous crime to the animals and causes stress on Koreans who no longer wish to bear this shame and guilt.

You know that Article 2, Item 1 of Korea's Livestock Product Sanitary Control Act which governs the raising, slaughter and disposal of livestock and the processing, distribution and inspection of livestock products, does not categorize dogs as a livestock that can be processed as food which makes dog meat technically illegal.

Further, according to the Food Sanitation Act, Article 7, Clause 1, Korean Food Standards Codex specified by the Food and Drug Administration, dogs are not included in the list of raw materials that can be processed and cooked as food therefore making raising and slaughtering dogs for consumption illegal.

Below are just few of many violations of Animal Protection Law by this market and slaughterhouses in your city and many similar places around the country in South Korea:

ARTICLE 3. BASIC PRINCIPLE OF ANIMAL PROTECTION
In keeping, caring and protecting animals, everyone should recognize the following:
2. Animals should be free from the hunger and thirst.
5. Animals should be free from fear and stress.

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.

In addition, according to the amendment to Animal Protection Law that just passed on July 2, animal transporters must not cause suffering to the animals and a fine of up to 1 million Korean won (approximately $900 USD) can be imposed for violations.

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).

S. Korea is a democratic nation where your representatives are elected through a democratic process, therefore isn't it your responsibility as a citizen and especially as an official in the government to enforce the law to end this shameful and barbaric practice?  If the enforceable laws are not in place it is your responsibility to make sure they are enacted and enforced.

You say in your city's homepage that Cheonan means 'the best place to live in' and that it is a 'City of Loyalty' but the way your people treats these animals known for their fierce 'Loyalty' toward their human companion puts a real shame to the human race.  Cheonan will never be 'the best place to live in' or be one of the 'Top 100 Cities in the World for Quality of Life' as long as your government ignores this illegal and despicable injustice perpetrated against the most vulnerable members of your society.

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

 "국가의위대함과도덕성은나라의동물들이어떻게대우받고있는지를보면있다.” ~마하트마간디

Please enforce the law and crack down on the illegal trades of dogs for human consumption at the 'Cheonan 119 Pet Dog Auction Market' immediately!

Until then, we will not invest in or visit Cheonan and we will continue to boycott all S. Korean products and tourism.

Sincerely,

Cheonan Homepage: http://www.cheonan.go.kr/EgovPageLink.do?link=/en/index
Mayor Seong Moo-Yong : http://www.cheonan.go.kr/portal/menu.do?siteCode=1000&menuId=M000002014&menuCode=100000000375

Watch this 19 minute documentary about shockingly cruel world of South Korean dog meat industry:  http://youtu.be/QTqUGTBgUWU

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    1. Reached 20,000 signatures
    2. [Update Jan 12, 2014] Cheonan: Illegal dog breeding and slaughtering along

      Patricia Min
      Petition Organizer

      This is a news from Jan 10, 2014. "Cheonan: Illegal dog breeding and slaughtering along a major road… Authorities ignoring"
      Click to read and watch the video: http://koreandogs.org/cheonan-illegal-dog-breeding-and-slaughtering/
      (Korean: http://news.kbs.co.kr/news/NewsView.do?SEARCH_NEWS_CODE=2787598&ref=A)
      Watch and share this video!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrXY_BaMSQE&list=UUT1qThqbaQRn5LrdtyE-NOg&feature=share

      Illegal dog breeding and slaughtering along a major road... Authorities ignoring

      This is a translation of news reported on January 10, 2014 on KBS News - Cheonan: Illegal dog breeding and slaughtering along a major road... Authorities ignoring 대로변서 불법 개 사육에 도축까지...당국 뒷짐. http://koreandogs.org/cheonan-illegal-dog-breeding-and-slaughtering/ An illegal dog farm is thriving in the center of the city but the authorities have failed to even acknowledge this situation.

    3. Reached 15,000 signatures
    4. 10/2/2013 - 11,430 Petition signatures mailed to Mayor Seong Moo-Yong.

      Patricia Min
      Petition Organizer

      Dear animal advocates,
      We mailed 11,430 signatures along with your comments, reports, undercover video (http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q), leaflets, photos and 3 KOREANDOGS.ORG campaign t-shirts and 3 hats to Mayor Mooyong Seong of Cheonan, South Korea today by international priority mail. Please continue to share this petition as signatures get delivered electronically as well.
      Also, please help us expose the “Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry” by making this undercover video go viral! http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
      Share this video! http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest/video-sharing/
      Join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/617496051628869/
      Thank you for caring!

      Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry(Undercover Video by Stop It! Korea)

      http://www.stopitkorea.org/ STOP IT! KOREA Campaign was launched on July 13, 2013 (Chobok, first of the three dogs days in S. Korea) by Humane Action Alliance (HAA)-Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE), Animal Guardians and Change For Animals Foundation (CFAF)-with their new campaign homepage www.stopitkorea.org/.

    5. Reached 10,000 signatures
    6. Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Trade Exposed on Video!

      Patricia Min
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Supporters,
      Please watch and share widely this important undercover video of South Korean Dog Meat Industry! http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
      Please sign and share all petitions here: http://koreandogs.org/petitions/
      Thank you!

    7. Reached 7,000 signatures
    8. New Documentary: Shockingly Cruel World of South Korean Dog Meat Industry!

      Patricia Min
      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

    9. Reached 750 signatures

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    • Robert Heizenröther VOLKACH, GERMANY
      • about 8 hours ago

      Gegen Tierquälerei!

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    • sara martins CHAVES, PORTUGAL
      • 1 day ago

      I just can't believe that in the 21th century we're still fighting over these issues. It's so primal to understand that all animals feel welfare the same way they can feel pain. I cannot understand this type of cruelty

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    • Cindy Guarnieri STAMFORD, CT
      • 2 days ago

      DO SOMETHING TO STOP THIS DISGUSTING AND HORRENDOUS ACT FROM CONTINUING. DOGS AND CATS ARE COMPANION ANIMALS - STOP KILLING AND EATING THEM!!

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    • karla navarro MEXICO
      • 2 days ago

      acabemos con estas estúpidas culturas orientales

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    • E M RICHBORO, PA
      • 3 days ago

      Vile and sickening!... And hands off our breeds please - and any other breeds for that matter!

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