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Petition to Samsung Semiconductors and LCD Panels, Samsung, Samsung - Corporate Communications Team, President Moon Jae-In, President Yang-Ho Cho, CEO Nick Hayek, CEO Don Thompson, CEO Andrew N. Liveris, CEO Jeff Immelt, CEO Charles W. Scharf, CEO A. G. Lafley, President Kazuhiro Tsuga, CEO Thierry Breton, CEO Muhtar Kent, Chairman & CEO In-Ho Kim, Mayor Park Won Soon, Mayor Byung-Soo Suh, Governor Kyung-Pil Nam, Danielle Meister Cohen, Fleishman Hillard, Allison & Partners, Robin Schultz, Current Lifestyle, Tom Beermann, Allison & Partners - Samsung, Christina Pantin, President Akio Toyoda, Gary Garfield, Chang-Kyu Hwang, Todd Spaletto, Yang-Ho Cho

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

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.Respectfully, Click for Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Action Center: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ Korean Olympic Committee Homepage: https://www.sports.or.kr/eng/index.do Samsung Vice Chairman & CEO: Oh-Hyun KwonSamsung Electronics Building 40th FloorPost Office Box 170, Seochodaero 74-gil 11 , Seocho-gu Seoul, Postal Code 06620South Korea 1-800-726-7864 FREEContact email: sanjose@sra.samsung.com; samsungblog@samsung.com; recruituk@samsung.com; d2.cohen@sea.samsung.com; SamsungHEMedia@fleishman.com; samsungmobile@allisonpr.com; r.schultz1@samsung.com; SamsungDI@allisonpr.com; samsungha@talktocurrent.com; tom.beermann@ssi.samsung.com; SamsungCIT@allisonpr.com; SamsungBusiness@allisonpr.com; Courtney.Kessler@edelman.com; Homepage Global: http://www.samsung.com/function/ipredirection/ipredirectionLocalList.do Send the online message: https://contactus.samsung.com/customer/contactus/formmail/mail/MailQuestionGeneral.jsp?SITE_ID=76&PROD_ID=2088Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samsungTwitter: https://twitter.com/samsung Click for more contact info of Samsung Companies: http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest-s-korean-companies/ Samsung USHomepage - USA: http://www.samsung.com/us/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamsungUSTwitter: https://twitter.com/SamsungUS The Coca-Cola Company CEO:  Muhtar Kent P.O. Box 1734 Atlanta, GA 30301, USA 1.800.GET COKE (800.438.2653 FREE) Homepage: http://www.coca-cola.com/en/index.html Submit letter here: https://secure.thecoca-colacompany.com/ssldocs/mail/eQuery_product.shtml Atos CEO:  Thierry Breton River Ouest 80, Quai Voltaire 95877 Bezons, France Contact email: more-info@atos.net, info.na@atos.net Homepage: http://atos.net/en-us/ The Dow Chemical Company CEO Andrew N. Liveris 2030 Dow Center Midland, MI  48674, USA 800-258-2436 FREE (U.S. and Canada) Homepage: http://www.dow.com/ Office Locations: http://www.dow.com/locations/office.htm Submit letter here: http://www.dow.com/company/contact/ General Electric Company CEO:  Jeff Immelt 3135 Easton Turnpike Fairfield, CT 06828, USA 1-203-373-2211 Investor Relation contact email: ir.contacts@corporate.ge.com Homepage: http://www.ge.com/ Submit letter here: https://www.ge.com/contact/contact_form.html?ref=http://www.ge.com/ McDonalds Corporation CEO:  Steve Easterbrook 2111 McDonald's Dr. Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA 1-800-244-6227 FREE Homepage: http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/home.html Submit letter here: http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/contact_us/social_responsibility/social_responsibility.html Omega The Swatch Group Ltd CEO:  Raynald Aeschlimann Seevorstadt 6 P.O. Box 2501 Biel / Bienne, Switzerland Phone: +41 32 343 68 11 Homepage: http://www.swatchgroup.com/intro_en Submit letter here: http://www.swatchgroup.com/en/services/contact_us/contact_form Panasonic President:  Kazuhiro Tsuga Panasonic Corporation 1006, Oaza Kadoma, Kadoma-shi, Osaka 571-8501, Japan Phone: +81-6-6908-1121 Panasonic Corporation of North AmericaCEO: Joseph M. TaylorTwo Riverfront Plaza Newark, NJ 07102 Homepage: http://panasonic.com/ 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: Shareholders.IM@pg.com Homepage: http://www.pg.com/en_US/index.shtml Submit letter here: http://pg.custhelp.com/app/ask/session/L3NpZC9KcjEyQloybA%3D%3D Visa CEO:  Alfred F Kelly Jr Visa Inc. P.O. Box 8999 San Francisco, CA 94128 - 8999, USA 1-800-847-2911 FREE Contact email: ir@visa.com, globalmedia@visa.com Homepage: http://usa.visa.com/?country=us&ep=v_gg_new&akamai=true Submit letter here: https://corporate.visa.com/utility/contactus.jsp ToyotaPresident Akio Toyoda Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.19001 South Western Ave.Dept. WC11Torrance, CA 90501 USA1- 800-331-4331 FREE Homepage: http://www.toyota.com/Submit letter here: http://www.toyota.com/support/#!/app/askFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/toyotaTwitter: https://twitter.com/ToyotaMotorCorp BridgestoneCEO: Masaaki TsuyaBridgestone Americas535 Marriott DriveP.O. Box 140990Nashville, TN 37214-0990615-937-1000 Homepage: http://www.bridgestone.com/regional/north_america/Submit letter here: http://www.bridgestoneamericas.com/en/contact-us/write-to-usFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BridgestoneTiresTwitter: https://twitter.com/Bridgestone KT(Korea Telecom)CEO: Chang-Gyu Hwang90 Bulljeong-ro (206 Jungja-dong), Bundang-gu, Seongnam-city, GyeongGi-Do, Postal Code 13606South Korea+82-1588-8448 or +82-31-390-7111Contact email: webmaster@kt.comHomepage: http://www.kt.com/pr/sns.jspFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/withKTgroupTwitter: https://twitter.com/olleh The North FacePresident Todd Spaletto2701 Harbor Bay PkwyAlameda, CA 94502 USA (510) 618-3500Contact email(For Press and Media related inquiries): pamela_ajello@vfc.com; jessica_hollister@vfc.com; lindsey_sine@vfc.com;Homepage: https://www.thenorthface.com/Submit letter here: https://www.thenorthface.com/help/contact-us.htmlFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenorthfaceTwitter: https://twitter.com/TheNorthFace Korean AirCEO: Yang-Ho Cho260 Haneul-gil (1370 Gonghang-dong), Gangseo-gu, Seoul Postal Code 07505South Korea +82-2-2656-7114 Homepage: https://www.koreanair.com/global/en.htmlSubmit letter here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KoreanAir.USTwitter: https://twitter.com/KoreanAir_KE Alibaba GroupExecutive Chairman: Jack Yun MaAlibaba (China) Co., Ltd:969 West Wen Yi RoadYu Hang DistrictHangzhou 311121ChinaU.S. Office:400 South El Camino RealSuite 400San Mateo, CA 94402 USATel: (+1) 1-408-785-5580Fax: (+1) 1-408-748-1218United StatesHomepage: http://www.alibaba.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlibabaUS?spm=a2700.7848340.0.0.x10SU3Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlibabaTalk SKCEO: Tae-Won CheySK Group26 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul Postal Code 03188South KoreaTel: +82 2 2121 0114Homepage: http://www.sk.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skstory/Twitter: https://twitter.com/skstory_blog LGCEO: Bon-Joon KooLG Electronics Headquarters Corporate Communications TeamP.O. Box 150-721LG Twin Towers 128 Yoidae-ro, Yeongdungpo-gu, SeoulPostal Code 07336South KoreaTel: +82-2-3777-1114Fax: +82-2-3777-5331Email: john.taylor@lge.com; taryn.brucia@lge.com; Christopher.demaria@lge.com; kim.regillio@lge.com; franc.lee@lge.com; lgpr@lge.com; Homepage: http://www.lg.com/usFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/LGUSATwitter: https://twitter.com/lgus LOTTEGeneral Chairman: Kyuk-Ho ShinChairman: Dong-Bin ShinLotte Shopping81 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, SeoulPostal Code 04533South KoreaTel : +82-2-2118-2020FAX: +82-2-2118-2028Homepage: http://www.lotte.co.kr/eng/index.jspFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/LOTTEshoppingTwitter: https://twitter.com/LOTTEstory POSCOCEO: Oh-Joon KwonPOSCO6261 Donghaean-ro, Nam-gu, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-doPostal Code 37859South KoreaEmail: webmaster@posco.co.krHomepage: www.posco.comContact: http://www.posco.co.kr/homepage/docs/eng5/jsp/support/qa/s91f1010010l.jsp?news_cat_num=1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HELLOPOSCO      

Whang-Gu Kim
154,201 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Dr. Bae Jin Sun, DMV, Seung-Nam Kim 김승남 의원 (Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Members in Assembly), Minister Kwon Jae-Jin 법무부 권재진 장관, In-Jae Lee 이인제 의원, Myung-Hee Yoon 윤명희 의원, Seong-Bum Shin 신성범 의원, Jae-Won Kim 김재원 의원, Young-Rok Kim 김영록 의원, Mr. Kyu-Seong Choi 최규성 의원, Seoul Convention Bureau 서울 컨벤션뷰로, Yoon-Seok Jang 장윤석 의원, Tae-Gyeong Ha 하태경 의원, Minister Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 장관 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade), Ambassador Sung-Nam Lim 주영국 한국대사관 임성남 대사 (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom), Minister Jeong-Boo Je 법제처 제정부 처장 (Minister of Government Legislation), Moon-Pyo Hong 홍문표 의원 (Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Members in Assembly), Chairperson Sam-Yeol (Samuel) Koo 국가브랜드위원회 구삼열 위원장 (Presidential Council on Nation Branding), Choon-Jin Kim 김춘진 의원, Woo-Nam Kim 김우남 의원, Mr. Jin-Yung Woo 해외문화홍보원 우진영 원장, Byeong-Seug Park 박병석 대한민국 국회부의장, Mr. Han-Gil Kim 김한길 민주당 당대표, Mr. Woo-Yea Hwang 황우여 새누리당 당대표, Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리, Minister Seung Chung 식품의약품안전처 정승 처장, President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령, Minister Jin-Ryong Yoo 문화체육관광부 유진룡 장관, Prosecutor General Han Sang Dae 검찰총장 한상대, Minister Seong-Kyu Yun 환경부 윤성규 장관, Mr. Jae-In Moon 민주당 문재인 국회의원, CEO Cham Lee 한국관광공사 이 참 사장, Mr. Byung-Suk Lee 이병석 대한민국 국회부의장, Mr. Chang-Hee Kang 강창희 대한민국 국회의장, Governor Kim Moon-Soo 경기도 김문수 도지사, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon 국제 연합 반기문 사무총장, Mayor Park Won Soon 서울특별시 박원순 시장, Vice Minister Young-Chan Lee 보건 복지부 이영찬 차관, Minister Dong-Phil Lee 농림축산식품부 이동필 장관, Mr. Oh-Seok Hyun 현오석 국무총리겸 기획재정부 장관, Ambassador Ho-Young Ahn 주미 한국대사관 안호영 대사 (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA)

Seoul, South Korea! Enforce the Ban on Despicable Dog Meat Trade-Close down Illegal Dog Slaughterhouses & Restaurants in Gyeongdong Market!

Dear Mayor Park Won-Soon, In South Korea, the home of global companies such as Hyundai/Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK, POSCO,... (http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest-s-korean-companies/global-500-companies-based-in-south-korea/) estimated 2 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year because of the greed of dog eaters and the dog meat industry. And one of the largest markets in South Korea that sells dogs dead and alive for meat is the infamous "Gyeongdong Market" in Seoul Metropolitan City(http://english.seoul.go.kr/?SSid=101_01) If you have ever wondered what a hell would be like, just take a visit or watch the videos on Gyeongdong Market (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tplMHTQjzpU) This place is a "Hell on Earth" with helpless man's best friends in cages after cages waiting for the heartless customers to order them to be slaughtered on the spot by electrocution, hanging, beating,...and thrown into boiling water. Dogs are being killed in full view of other dogs terrified in cages, in public and in broad daylight. Thousands of dogs tortured all their lives in unimaginable misery and agony in dog farms around the country meet their tragic ends at this market. Also, many abandoned former pets end up in this market as meat giving shame to the human race. Based on a recent news article (South Korea’s dog meat clash (http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/542514.html)도살장 뜰장에 개들이 구겨넣어지는 까닭은? 전국 식용견 500만마리? 문화상대주의에 도전하는 생명권 (http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/society/environment/542500.html) there are 8 slaughterhouses around Cheongnyangri residential area near Gyeongdong market alone. Seoul Metropolitan City is indeed a "Heartless, Lawless World(무법천지 無法天地)"! What is shocking is that all these unspeakable cruelties are illegal, even by the South Korea's weak Animal Protection Law and various other laws governing their country. Yet why are the laws consistently flouted? Shameful indifference by the Seoul Metropolitan City, the South Korean government and the majority of their citizens who do not care about these animals or indeed any livestock (having buried alive over 8 million creatures in 2011 during the Foot and Mouth Crisis (http://youtu.be/W62g6L9bHfQ) That is the reason why this illegal and gruesome industry is still thriving in this otherwise modern and industrialized nation. That and greed, not cultural difference or historical reasons. Brave and dedicated animal rights activists in South Korea have been campaigning to ban this illicit industry for many years without much success because they are a small minority compared to the total population.  There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for human consumption yet these laws are routinely and blatantly ignored. Seoul Metropolitan City Official Announcement No.94 (2/21/1984) bans the sale of dog meat as "repugnant food" but there is absolutely no enforcement. (https://goo.gl/oW5Bhs) Unauthorized processing of food waste fed to dogs in the meat trade is a violation of Wastes Control Act, Article 15-2, Article 25, Section 3.  Suppliers of food waste and transporters of food waste to dog meat farms are violating this regulation. Food waste fed to dogs in the dog meat trade is a violation of Control of Livestock and Fish Feed Act, Article 14, Section 1 & 2.  Unauthorized collection of food waste and the act of feeding it to dogs in the meat trade is in violation of this regulation. Excrement and resulting environmental damage produced as a by-product of the illegal dog meat farm is a violation of Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta Article 11.  The excrement produced at dog meat farms causes environmental damage to the immediate and surrounding area. The act of slaughtering of dogs for human consumption is a violation of Animal Protection Act Article 8, Section 1, Clause 4. The act of slaughtering of a dog, without a justifiable ground – such as out of necessity for veterinary treatment, or in circumstances of immediate threat, harm or damage to human life or property, is a violation. The slaughter of dogs by electrocution is a violation of Animal Protection Act, Article 8, Section 1, Clause 1.  Inflicting injury or death to any animal by the following means: battery by tools, exposure to drugs, exposure to extreme heat or fire, electrocution and drowning is subject to legal punishment. Therefore, the routine slaughter of dogs by butchers and farmers by these methods is in violation of the Act. Further, electrocution as a method of slaughter is internationally recognized as an inherently cruel method of slaughter and banned globally. Slaughter of dogs from unauthorized slaughterhouse is a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, Article7 Section 1.  The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption”. Therefore, those vendors operating dog slaughterhouses are operating outside of the parameters of the law and in violation of the law. Slaughter of dogs for his/her own consumption is a violation of Animal Protection Act, Article 10.  The intent of the Act is to ensure that no animal is slaughtered in a cruel or revolting manner, and shall be free from unnecessary pain, fear, or stress during the process of slaughter. Therefore, only humane way of slaughtering dogs would be by euthanasia (lethal injection). All currently practiced methods of slaughter by butchers, farmers and traders excludes euthanasia as a method of slaughter, therefore they are all in breach of this Act.  This is also a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act Article 7 Section 1 Clause 2.  According to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, slaughter of animals for his/her own consumption is allowed only for the livestock animals that are publically announced as classification of livestock in the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act and dogs are not classified here. Display and sale of dog carcass in traditional outdoor markets is a violation of Food Sanitation Act, Article 4, 5.  Violation of laws banning sale of harmful food due to the contamination from unsanitary and illegal slaughter of the animal and display of the dog carcass. For example, dog carcass are routinely contaminated by microorganisms that cause human diseases and food poisoning which can lead to serious and life threatening health complications.  There are also strict laws which ban the sale of meat from sick animals, due to the fact that there is no quality control or formal monitoring of slaughter practices in the dog meat trade it is very likely that violation of these laws is happening routinely. Dog meat restaurants’ sale of dog meat soup made with dog carcass from an unknown source is a violation of Food Sanitation Act Article 44 Section 1 Clause 1. Uninspected livestock products must not be transported, stored, displayed, sold or used for manufacturing or processing of food for human consumption. Please refer to the legal information regarding the dog meat consumption in South Korea published by KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates):  http://koreandogs.org/kara-publishes-legal-information-booklet-ending-dog-meat-consumption/ Also, routinely water is injected into the dog's blood vessels using a high pressure water hose to inflate their weight.  Evidence of violations are overwhelming and clearly documented. Below are few of many videos available that proves these violations:  ‘Street of Horror’ Dog slaughterhouses in the heart of Seoul  http://koreandogs.org/street-horror-dog-slaughterhouses-heart-seoul/  Korean Dog Meat - Former Pets 3 http://youtu.be/_JPYK3yTqWY  Korean Dog Meat - Former Pets 4 http://youtu.be/hXe3GV0GOB4  Cruelty during transport http://youtu.be/MJ1Z4ZT1Sv8  South Korea's Cruel and Gruesome Dog Meat Industry - "Two faces of Traditional Markets" http://youtu.be/LHn8IDRdprE  It's time the Seoul Metropolitan City and the South Korean government stop turning a blind eye on this illegal and cruel industry and enforce their law. It's time they stop making excuses about "Legal Blind Spot" and pointing fingers at each other for the problem. In Korean adage, "So Tam Dae Shil (소탐대실 小貪大失 )" means you can suffer a big loss in going after a small gain. We urge Seoul Metropolitan City and the South Korea to realize that there is much bigger loss at stake while they are insisting on a small gain of another choice of meat. It is time that South Korea show the world that they are not devoid of compassion and conscience and that they take their Animal Protection Law seriously. We, the people of the world, will boycott all South Korean products and tourism until this shameful atrocity of dog meat trade finally comes to an end.

Isabel S. Han
58,331 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Mayor Justin Lester of Wellington, New Zealand

Tell Friendship City, Seoul, Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture/Eating of Dogs/Cats.

For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/friendship-city-campaign-seoul-south-korea-wellington-new-zealand/ Mayor Justin Lester of Wellington, New Zealand: Tell Friendship City, Seoul, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats. Video: http://koreandogs.org/street-horror-dog-slaughterhouses-heart-seoul/ Wellington has become Friendship City with Seoul, South Korea.  This relationship was no doubt formed in the spirit of friendship and for your mutual benefit, for business links and trade etc.  And, while Wellington would have expected to learn about the differences in cultural practices of the Seoul citizens, we feel certain that  your city would have hesitated to form such a Friendship City relationship had your city known about the aberrant and cruel practices routinely carried out in the dog and cat meat trades in Seoul and all over South Korea.  Lucrative, but illegal trades which carry on unchallenged: with no enforcement of the laws and no punishment for those violating them. South Korea is the home to global companies, such as Hyundai, Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK and POSCO, which is why it is so shocking that an estimated 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year within South Korea, because of the greed of dog eaters and the dog meat industry; while the majority of those Koreans, who don’t actually participate in this offensive trade, show a profound indifference by doing nothing at all to stop it. We know how loyal and faithful our dogs across the world are; and we all ask a lot of them - they serve us in innumerable ways: farm work, war work, police and guard duties, search and rescue, help for the disabled, guiding and guardianship, and, of course, as our loving and trusting companions. Dogs were first domesticated many thousands of years ago, and so much do they want to be part of our ‘human’ family that they have learned to understand our gestures and our language - the language of another species, which shows remarkable willingness and intelligence. In Seoul there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where the dogs, who are tortured their entire lives, end up being slaughtered in the most inhumane ways, such as by electrocution, hanging or beating; and then thrown into boiling water – sometimes while they are still alive. In many places, dogs are being killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs; and this takes place in public and in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry, and are subjected to the same cruelty. Please watch this undercover video by animal rights activists in South Korea: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for human consumption yet these laws are routinely and blatantly ignored. We believe that there must surely be some social responsibility for the representatives of one city to take a stand against any wrongdoing being sanctioned or ignored by their Friendship City.  As such, we ask you to please urge Seoul Mayor Won-Soon Park to take action, and to state that Wellington and its citizens demand that Seoul issue an official document mandating that the following existing Korean laws be enforced by its government officials, police and judges: Unauthorized processing of food waste fed to dogs in the meat trade is a violation of Wastes Control Act, Article 15-2, Article 25, Section 3.  Suppliers of food waste and transporters of food waste to dog meat farms are violating this regulation. Food waste fed to dogs in the dog meat trade is a violation of Control of Livestock and Fish Feed Act, Article 14, Section 1 & 2.  Unauthorized collection of food waste and the act of feeding it to dogs in the meat trade is in violation of this regulation. Excrement and resulting environmental damage produced as a by-product of the illegal dog meat farm is a violation of Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta Article 11.  The excrement produced at dog meat farms causes environmental damage to the immediate and surrounding area. The act of slaughtering of dogs for human consumption is a violation of Animal Protection Act Article 8, Section 1, Clause 4. The act of slaughtering of a dog, without a justifiable ground – such as out of necessity for veterinary treatment, or in circumstances of immediate threat, harm or damage to human life or property, is a violation. The slaughter of dogs by electrocution is a violation of Animal Protection Act, Article 8, Section 1, Clause 1.  Inflicting injury or death to any animal by the following means: battery by tools, exposure to drugs, exposure to extreme heat or fire, electrocution and drowning is subject to legal punishment. Therefore, the routine slaughter of dogs by butchers and farmers by these methods is in violation of the Act. Further, electrocution as a method of slaughter is internationally recognized as an inherently cruel method of slaughter and banned globally. Slaughter of dogs from unauthorized slaughterhouse is a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, Article 7 Section 1.  The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption”. Therefore, those vendors operating dog slaughterhouses are operating outside of the parameters of the law and in violation of the law. Slaughter of dogs for his/her own consumption is a violation of Animal Protection Act, Article 10.  The intent of the Act is to ensure that no animal is slaughtered in a cruel or revolting manner, and shall be free from unnecessary pain, fear, or stress during the process of slaughter. Therefore, only humane way of slaughtering dogs would be by euthanasia (lethal injection). All currently practiced methods of slaughter by butchers, farmers and traders excludes euthanasia as a method of slaughter, therefore they are all in breach of this Act.  This is also a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act Article 7 Section 1 Clause 2.  According to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, slaughter of animals for his/her own consumption is allowed only for the livestock animals that are publically announced as classification of livestock in the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act and dogs are not classified here. Display and sale of dog carcass in traditional outdoor markets is a violation of Food Sanitation Act, Article 4, 5.  Violation of laws banning sale of harmful food due to the contamination from unsanitary and illegal slaughter of the animal and display of the dog carcass. For example, dog carcass are routinely contaminated by microorganisms that cause human diseases and food poisoning which can lead to serious and life threatening health complications.  There are also strict laws which ban the sale of meat from sick animals, due to the fact that there is no quality control or formal monitoring of slaughter practices in the dog meat trade it is very likely that violation of these laws is happening routinely. Dog meat restaurants’ sale of dog meat soup made with dog carcass from an unknown source is a violation of Food Sanitation Act Article 44 Section 1 Clause 1. Uninspected livestock products must not be transported, stored, displayed, sold or used for manufacturing or processing of food for human consumption. Please refer to the legal information regarding the dog meat consumption in South Korea published by KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates):  http://koreandogs.org/kara-publishes-legal-information-booklet-ending-dog-meat-consumption/ We believe these demands are in line with the spirit and goals of Friendship cities to establish friendly communications in the areas of tourism, commerce, cultural exchange and public health. Your action is important; it can and will help save the lives and reduce the suffering of animals tragically caught up in the South Korean dog and cat meat trades.  Many Mayors from around the world have supported our campaigns by reaching out to their various counterparts within South Korea.  Take Bucheon, for example, such action really made a difference: they are now working hard towards becoming the first ‘dog meat free’ city in South Korea, by closing down illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, and mandating that restaurants stop selling dog meat dishes! Inspiring news, resulting from direct action by inspiring people, like yourselves. International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained Seoul, South Korea’s image.  Don’t let it also tarnish your City’s Friendship city relationship. The time to end this tragedy is now.  The favor of your reply is requested.

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Petition to Mayor Clara Luquero de Nicolás of Segovia, Spain

Tell Sister City, Seoul Gangdong-gu, Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torturing of Dogs.

For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/sister-city-campaign-seoul-gangdong-gu-south-korea-segovia-spain/ Mayor Clara Luquero de Nicolás of Segovia, Spain: Tell Sister City, Seoul Gangdong-gu, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats. Señora Alcaldesa de Segovia, Doña Clara Luquero de Nicolás: Comuníquele por favor a la Ciudad Hermana de Seoul Gangdong-gu, Corea del Sur, que nos oponemos a la tortura y el consumo de perros y gatos.(Scroll down for the Spanish translation). Segovia has become Sister City with Seoul Gangdong-gu, South Korea.  This relationship was no doubt formed in the spirit of friendship and for your mutual benefit, for business links and trade etc.  And, while Segovia would have expected to learn about the differences in cultural practices of the Seoul Gangdong-gu citizens, we feel certain that your city would have hesitated to form such a Sister City relationship had your city known about the aberrant and cruel practices routinely carried out in the dog and cat meat trades in Seoul Gangdong-gu and all over South Korea.  Lucrative, but illegal trades which carry on unchallenged: with no enforcement of the laws and no punishment for those violating them. South Korea is the home to global companies, such as Hyundai, Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK and POSCO, which is why it is so shocking that an estimated 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year within South Korea, because of the greed of dog eaters and the dog meat industry; while the majority of those Koreans, who don’t actually participate in this offensive trade, show a profound indifference by doing nothing at all to stop it. We know how loyal and faithful our dogs across the world are; and we all ask a lot of them - they serve us in innumerable ways: farm work, war work, police and guard duties, search and rescue, help for the disabled, guiding and guardianship, and, of course, as our loving and trusting companions. Dogs were first domesticated many thousands of years ago, and so much do they want to be part of our ‘human’ family that they have learned to understand our gestures and our language - the language of another species, which shows remarkable willingness and intelligence. In Seoul Gangdong-gu there are countless dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants where the dogs, who are tortured their entire lives, end up being slaughtered in the most inhumane ways, such as by electrocution, hanging or beating; and then thrown into boiling water – sometimes while they are still alive. In many places, dogs are being killed in full view of other terrified, caged dogs; and this takes place in public and in broad daylight. In addition, many abandoned and stolen former pets end up in this industry, and are subjected to the same cruelty. Please watch this undercover video by animal rights activists in South Korea: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for human consumption yet these laws are routinely and blatantly ignored. We believe that there must surely be some social responsibility for the representatives of one city to take a stand against any wrongdoing being sanctioned or ignored by their Sister City.  As such, we ask you to please urge Seoul Gangdong-gu Mayor Hae-Sik Lee to take action, and to state that Segovia and its citizens demand that Seoul Gangdong-gu issue an official document mandating that the following existing Korean laws be enforced by its government officials, police and judges: Unauthorized processing of food waste fed to dogs in the meat trade is a violation of Wastes Control Act, Article 15-2, Article 25, Section 3.  Suppliers of food waste and transporters of food waste to dog meat farms are violating this regulation. Food waste fed to dogs in the dog meat trade is a violation of Control of Livestock and Fish Feed Act, Article 14, Section 1 & 2.  Unauthorized collection of food waste and the act of feeding it to dogs in the meat trade is in violation of this regulation. Excrement and resulting environmental damage produced as a by-product of the illegal dog meat farm is a violation of Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta Article 11.  The excrement produced at dog meat farms causes environmental damage to the immediate and surrounding area. The act of slaughtering of dogs for human consumption is a violation of Animal Protection Act Article 8, Section 1, Clause 4. The act of slaughtering of a dog, without a justifiable ground – such as out of necessity for veterinary treatment, or in circumstances of immediate threat, harm or damage to human life or property, is a violation. The slaughter of dogs by electrocution is a violation of Animal Protection Act, Article 8, Section 1, Clause 1.  Inflicting injury or death to any animal by the following means: battery by tools, exposure to drugs, exposure to extreme heat or fire, electrocution and drowning is subject to legal punishment. Therefore, the routine slaughter of dogs by butchers and farmers by these methods is in violation of the Act. Further, electrocution as a method of slaughter is internationally recognized as an inherently cruel method of slaughter and banned globally. Slaughter of dogs from unauthorized slaughterhouse is a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, Article 7 Section 1.  The Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption”. Therefore, those vendors operating dog slaughterhouses are operating outside of the parameters of the law and in violation of the law. Slaughter of dogs for his/her own consumption is a violation of Animal Protection Act, Article 10.  The intent of the Act is to ensure that no animal is slaughtered in a cruel or revolting manner, and shall be free from unnecessary pain, fear, or stress during the process of slaughter. Therefore, only humane way of slaughtering dogs would be by euthanasia (lethal injection). All currently practiced methods of slaughter by butchers, farmers and traders excludes euthanasia as a method of slaughter, therefore they are all in breach of this Act.  This is also a violation of Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act Article 7 Section 1 Clause 2.  According to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, slaughter of animals for his/her own consumption is allowed only for the livestock animals that are publically announced as classification of livestock in the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act and dogs are not classified here. Display and sale of dog carcass in traditional outdoor markets is a violation of Food Sanitation Act, Article 4, 5.  Violation of laws banning sale of harmful food due to the contamination from unsanitary and illegal slaughter of the animal and display of the dog carcass. For example, dog carcass are routinely contaminated by microorganisms that cause human diseases and food poisoning which can lead to serious and life threatening health complications.  There are also strict laws which ban the sale of meat from sick animals, due to the fact that there is no quality control or formal monitoring of slaughter practices in the dog meat trade it is very likely that violation of these laws is happening routinely. Dog meat restaurants’ sale of dog meat soup made with dog carcass from an unknown source is a violation of Food Sanitation Act Article 44 Section 1 Clause 1. Uninspected livestock products must not be transported, stored, displayed, sold or used for manufacturing or processing of food for human consumption. Please refer to the legal information regarding the dog meat consumption in South Korea published by KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates):  http://koreandogs.org/kara-publishes-legal-information-booklet-ending-dog-meat-consumption/ We believe these demands are in line with the spirit and goals of Sister cities to establish friendly communications in the areas of tourism, commerce, cultural exchange and public health. Your action is important; it can and will help save the lives and reduce the suffering of animals tragically caught up in the South Korean dog and cat meat trades.  Many Mayors from around the world have supported our campaigns by reaching out to their various counterparts within South Korea.  Take Bucheon, for example, such action really made a difference: they are now working hard towards becoming the first ‘dog meat free’ city in South Korea, by closing down illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, and mandating that restaurants stop selling dog meat dishes!  Inspiring news, resulting from direct action by inspiring people, like yourselves. International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained Seoul Gangdong-gu, South Korea’s image.  Don’t let it also tarnish your City’s Sister city relationship. The time to end this tragedy is now.  The favor of your reply is requested. [Spanish] Señora Alcaldesa de Segovia, Doña Clara Luquero de Nicolás: Comuníquele por favor a la Ciudad Hermana de Seoul Gangdong-gu, Corea del Sur, que nos oponemos a la tortura y el consumo de perros y gatos. La ciudad de Segovia se ha convertido en Ciudad Hermana de Seoul Gangdong-gu, Corea del Sur. Esta relación indudablemente surge de un espíritu amistoso que las beneficia mutuamente a través de vínculos culturales, comerciales, etc. Pero, mientras Segovia quizá hubiera esperado conocer diferentes modalidades y prácticas culturales de los habitantes de la ciudad hermana, estamos seguros de que habría dudado en establecer aquellos vínculos si hubiera sabido de las prácticas crueles, aberrantes, que imperan dentro del comercio de carne de perro y gato en Seoul Gangdong-gu y en toda Corea del Sur. Se trata de negocios tan lucrativos como ilegales que operan sin ser objetados, al margen de la ley, sin que les apliquen penas a quienes la violan.                                                                         Siendo Corea del Sur asiento de compañías globales como Hyundai, Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK y POSCO, resulta sumamente impactante que casi 2,5 millones de perros sean torturados y sacrificados cada año en Corea del Sur sólo por la codicia de los comerciantes de carne de perro y por el paladar de algunos comensales, mientras la mayoría de los coreanos que no participa de este ofensivo comercio muestra profunda indiferencia, sin hacer nada para acabar con él. Sabemos cuán leales y fieles son los perros en todo el mundo, y cuánto les exigimos a tantos  de ellos que prestan servicio en innumerables  formas, sea en trabajo de granjas, en guerras, o como canes de policía, como guardianes, o en operativos de búsqueda y rescate, tanto como al servicio de discapacitados, sirviendo de guía, protegiendo, y muy especialmente como amorosos compañeros en quienes nosotros confiamos. Los perros fueron domesticados hace miles de años, y tanto quieren formar parte de la familia "humana" que han aprendido a interpretar nuestros gestos e idiomas, es decir, el lenguaje de una especie distinta de la propia, mostrando así su notable disposición e inteligencia. En Seoul Gangdong-gu existen numerosas granjas de perros, mataderos, mercados y restaurantes donde los canes, tras ser torturados durante su vida, terminan siendo sacrificados de la manera más inhumana, por electrocución, colgados o golpeados y luego arrojados al agua hirviendo incluso estando a veces con vida todavía.  En muchos de esos predios, los perros son muertos y desmembrados a la vista de otros canes cautivos aterrorizados en sus jaulas. Esto ocurre en público, a plena luz del día. Así también, las mascotas perdidas o robadas a menudo terminan en manos de esta industria que las somete a la misma crueldad. Por favor, vea este video captado por activistas que defienden los derechos de los animales en Corea del Sur: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q Hay leyes en Corea del Sur contrarias a la venta de perros y gatos para consumo humano, pero son rutinaria y descaradamente ignoradas. Pensamos que la responsabilidad social cuenta para los representantes de una ciudad, moviéndolos a tomar cierta posición frente a los actos ilícitos de su ciudad amiga o hermana, ya sea para sancionarlos o ignorarlos. Por esta razón, le solicitamos que inste a involucrarse al Alcalde de Seoul Gangdong-gu Hae-Sik Lee, reconociendo que sus ciudadanos le solicitan emitir un documento oficial que ordene a funcionarios, policías y jueces cumplir con la siguiente reglamentación coreana ya existente: No está autorizado el procesar desechos de comida para alimentar a los animales de consumo humano; es una violación a la Ley de Control de Desechos, Artículo 15-2, Artículo 25, Sección 3. Quienes proveen y transportan los residuos de alimentos a los criaderos de perros violan esta reglamentación. Los desechos alimentarios usados como alimento para perros destinados a carne, viola la Ley de Control de Ganado y Peces, Artículo 14, Sección 1 y 2. La recolección no autorizada de desperdicios de alimentos y su consumo por perros destinados a carne, viola el presente Reglamento. Los excrementos y los daños ambientales resultantes, subproductos de la actividad de granjas ilegales de perros, violan la Ley de Gestión y Uso de Excrementos de Ganado, Artículo 11. Tales residuos causan daños ambientales a las zonas circundantes. La faena misma de perros para consumo humano contraviene la Ley de Protección Animal, Artículo 8, Sección 1, Cláusula 4. El acto de sacrificar un perro sin un fundamento justificable –  eutanasia veterinaria, o circunstancias de amenaza inmediata, o daño a la vida o a la propiedad de personas – constituye una violación a la ley antedicha. La matanza de perros por electrocución viola la Ley de Protección Animal, Artículo 8, Sección 1, Cláusula 1. Infligir lesiones o muerte a cualquier animal por los siguientes métodos: abatimiento con herramientas, por exposición a drogas, exposición a calor extremo o fuego, electrocución y ahogamiento, son objeto de penalización. Por lo tanto, la matanza habitual de perros llevada a cabo por carniceros y granjeros según los métodos descriptos viola la ley. Además, la electrocución como forma de sacrificio está internacionalmente reconocida como método cruel y prohibido a nivel mundial. El sacrificio de perros en mataderos no autorizados viola la ley de Control Sanitario de Productos de Ganadería, Artículo 7, Sección 1. La Ley de Control Sanitario de Productos Ganaderos establece que los perros están oficialmente reconocidos y clasificados como "animales prohibidos de ser sacrificados y distribuidos para consumo humano". Por lo tanto, los vendedores que operan mataderos de perros lo hacen completamente al margen de  parámetros legales y en abierta violación de ellos. La matanza de perros para consumo viola el artículo 10 de la Ley de Protección  Animal. La intención de esta ley es asegurar que ningún animal sea sacrificado de manera cruel o repugnante, y que sea liberado de dolor innecesario o estrés durante el proceso de faena. Por lo tanto,  la única forma humana de matar a los perros sería mediante eutanasia (inyección letal). Todos los métodos de sacrificio actualmente practicados por carniceros, granjeros y comerciantes excluyen la eutanasia, de modo que todos infringen esta ley, como también la Ley de Control Sanitario de Productos Pecuarios, Artículo 7, Sección 1, Cláusula 2. De acuerdo con esta Ley, el sacrificio de animales para consumo sólo está permitido para aquellos clasificados como “ganado” en la Ley de Control Sanitario de Productos Pecuarios, y los perros no figuran allí. La exhibición y venta de la canal de perros en mercados tradicionales al aire libre viola la Ley de Higiene Alimentaria, Artículo 4, 5. También viola las leyes que prohíben la venta de alimentos nocivos por contaminación, tal como la generada por la matanza operada en condiciones insalubres e ilegales, prohibiendo así mismo la exhibición de la canal del perro. Un ejemplo, los esqueletos se hallan habitualmente contaminados por microorganismos causantes de enfermedades e intoxicaciones a humanos, capaces de conducir a complicaciones en la salud humana potencialmente mortales. También existen leyes que prohíben la venta de carne de animales enfermos, pero, dado que no hay control sanitario ni de calidad, como tampoco supervisión formal de la faena dentro del comercio de carne de perro, es altamente probable que también se violen estas reglamentaciones cotidianamente. La sopa de huesos de perro de procedencia desconocida que se vende en los restaurantes implica una violación a la ley de Higiene Alimentaria, Artículo 44, Sección 1, Cláusula 1, que ordena que no pueda transportarse, almacenar, exhibir, vender o emplear para la manufactura de alimentos de consumo humano ningún producto de ganadería que no haya sido inspeccionado. Por favor, consulte la información legal sobre consumo de carne de perro en Corea del Sur publicado por KARA (Defensores de los Derechos de los Animales de Corea): http://koreandogs.org/kara-publishes-legal-information-booklet-ending-dog-meat-consumption/ Pensamos que cuanto aquí pedimos hace al espíritu y a los objetivos de la hermandad entre ciudades, que procura establecer relaciones fructíferas entre ellas en áreas tales como el turismo, comercio, intercambio cultural y salud pública. Tu acción es importante; puede ayudar a salvar vidas y lo hará, reduciendo el sufrimiento de los animales trágicamente atrapados en el comercio de carne de perro y gato de Corea del Sur. Numerosos alcaldes de varias ciudades del mundo han apoyado nuestras campañas y contactado con sus colegas dentro de Corea del Sur. Tomemos por ejemplo a Bucheon, donde ese proceder realmente marcó la diferencia: ahora  allí están trabajando duro para convertirse en la primera ciudad  de Corea del Sur libre de carne de perro, cerrando granjas y mataderos ilegales de perros ¡y ordenando que los restaurantes dejen de vender platos que contengan carne de perro! Noticias inspiradoras, resultantes de la acción directa de personas inspiradoras, como ustedes mismos. La cobertura internacional que ha recibido el brutal negocio de carne de perro y gato en Corea del Sur ha manchado a Seúl y a la imagen  toda de Corea del Sur. No permita que eso mismo empañe también la relación con la Ciudad Amiga. El momento de acabar con esta tragedia es ahora. Se solicita el favor de su respuesta.

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