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Petition to President Moon Jae-In

Korea: Shut down the "Hell on Earth" illegal dog farm in Yangsan Sangbuk-myeon Gongwon-ro!

President Moon Jae-In, please shut down the "Hell on Earth" illegal dog farm located in Yangsan, Sangbuk-myeon Gongwon-ro immediately! For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/yangsan-sangbuk-dog-farm/ See the posting by Busan KAPCA: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1490269587727120&id=372365619517528 Dear President Moon Jae-In, Busan Korea Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (KAPCA) reported illegal dog farm located in Yangsan, Sangbuk-myeon Gongwon-ro reported to the authority in Yangsan.  This farm is breeding dogs for human consumption and is in violation of the following existing Korean laws: 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. 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 ask that you take immediate action to shut down this horrendous dog farm, rescue all the dogs, provide medical cares and opportunity to be adopted into loving and safe homes to these poor dogs.  Thank you.

KOREANDOGS.ORG
4,550 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Mayor Kim Man-Soo of Bucheon

All thanks to Mayor Kim! Bucheon City working towards becoming "First Dog Meat Free City"

All thanks to Mayor Kim! Bucheon City working towards becoming the "First Dog Meat Free City in Korea".  Dear Mayor Kim Man-Soo of Bucheon, you have shown exemplary action by passing new animal protection laws in Bucheon.  In addition, you met with Nami Kim to discuss ways in which the city can bring about change, through education, as well as the physical action of closing down dog farms.  You and Bucheon city representatives have also been supportive of Nami Kim and her team’s work by providing an official presence while various dog rescues took place.  All of us around the world want you to know how much we support your inspiring work and how we are ‘of one voice’ behind you.  We are also looking forward to following the future progress of Bucheon, as the city works hard to bring an end to the dog/cat-meat trades in your City.  Mayor Kim, we want to offer you our heartfelt thanks for all of your hard work; you are a true inspiration and a great credit to your country.  Please make Bucheon the “First Dog Meat Free City in South Korea”. ----------------------------------- Donate to Nami Kim and her team(SaveKoreanDogs):  http://savekoreandogs.org/donate/ Progressive mayor takes momentous ‘step’ for the dogs of Bucheon – Nami Kim’s meeting with Bucheon Mayor Man-Soo Kimhttp://koreandogs.org/nami-kims-meeting-bucheon-mayor-man-soo-kim/Bucheon: a new light shines in the darkness.http://koreandogs.org/bucheon-a-new-light-shines-in-the-darkness/Victory! Bucheon passes animal protection bill.http://koreandogs.org/victory-bucheon-passes-animal-protection-bill/Nami Kim Team tries to shut down dog farm with 300 puppies in Bucheonhttp://koreandogs.org/bucheon-300-puppies-farm/Nami Kim team rescues from Bucheon dog farm (Part 1)http://koreandogs.org/nami-kim-team-rescues-from-bucheon-dog-farm/Nami Kim team rescues from Bucheon dog farm (Part 2)http://koreandogs.org/nami-kim-team-rescues-from-bucheon-dog-farm-part2/ 김만수 부천시장님께 시장님께서는 부천시를 위한 새로운 동물보호법을 통과시키심으로 좋은 본보기를 보여주셨습니다. 또한 김나미씨와 함께 부천시가 교육을 통해 변화를 가져올 수 있는 방법과 식용개 농장 폐업을 위한 물리적인 조치 방안에 대해 논의하셨습니다. 시장님과 부천시 담당자분들께서는 김나미씨와 팀원들이 개들을 구조하는 여러 자리에 공식적으로 자리해주심으로 그들의 활동을 지지해주셨습니다. 세계각국에 있는 저희들 모두는 부천시의 노고를 응원하고 있으며 부천시 바로 뒤에서 한 목소리를 내고 있음을 알아주셨으면 합니다. 앞으로도 계속 개식용 근절을 위해 열심히 일하는 부천시의 진전상황을 지켜보기를 기대하고 있습니다.  김만수 시장님, 시장님의 모든 노고에 대해 진심으로 감사한 마음을 전합니다. 시장님께서는 대한민국에 있어서 진정한 영감이고 큰 자랑입니다. 아무쪼록 부천을 대한민국 최초로 개고기가 없는 도시로 만들어주십시오!  

KOREANDOGS.ORG
19,559 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to President Moon Jae-In, President Moon Jae-In Office, Gwanghawmoon 1st

President Moon Jae-In: Please stop the torture and consumption of dogs and cats in Korea.

This petition will be hand delivered to the President Moon Jae-In of South Korea in October 2017.  Our goal is 200K signatures. Please sign and share for the Korean dogs and cats.  For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/president-moon-end-dmt/ Thank you!  Your Excellency President Moon Jae-In, Please watch these videos: Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q Documentary trailer: Man bites dog in South Korea https://youtu.be/9SKVdNrfIZo I am extremely upset about the torture and consumption of companion animals in South Korea.  With the ubiquity of social medias, every day we are seeing shocking and heartbreaking images and videos of innocent dogs being tortured and killed in your country. Even though Korea has established an Animal Protection Law for companion animals, dogs are still beaten, hung, electrocuted, and treated brutally by farmers and slaughters. Also, dogs and cats are still being beaten and boiled alive for so-called elixirs, which do not have medical properties except in the minds of ignorant and gullible customers. These practices have no place in the modern world. Other Asian countries have banned the eating of dog meat and the cruel industry that goes with it, such as Taiwan and the Philippines. Why does Korea persist in lagging behind these countries and other civilized societies? It’s the responsibility of the Korean government to once and for all end the cruel dog meat and cat medicine industries in Korea. It is time to dismiss the childish myths and propaganda surrounding these industries and their vile products. It is time to leave behind backward and unnecessary traditions. And it is time for Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and show that it really does have a compassionate and ethical society. That means it is time for the Korean government to start better educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning pets, and about treating animals in a proper manner. Until these things are done, Korea’s reputation in the international community will continue to suffer. Its citizens will continue to face shame and embarrassment. And Korea will continue to be regarded as “third world,” despite its modernization and attempts at globalized thinking. With the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games being hosted in Pyeongchang, I would ask that you do all in your power to stop this barbarism and cruelty as the world’s attention will be on South Korea both before and during the events. From now on, I will boycott Korean products, and I will not support Korean companies or visit Korea until the abuse of cats and dogs has finally ended. Yours sincerely, [Korean] 존경하는 문재인 대통령각하님: 잔인무도한 개, 고양이 식용을 즉각 중지해주세요! 존경하는 문재인 대통령각하님께, 다음의 동영상을 봐주시기 바랍니다. http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q https://youtu.be/9SKVdNrfIZo 저는 대한민국에서는 반려동물을 고문하고 잡아먹는다는 사실을 접하고 엄청난 충격을 받았습니다. 산재해 있는 소셜 미디어를 통해서 한국에 있는 아무런 죄 없는 개들이 고문 당하고 죽임 당하는 끔찍하고 가슴 아픈 장면이 담긴 사진과 동영상을 매순간 접하고 있습니다. 비록 한국이 반려동물에 대한 동물보호법을 제정했지만 개들은 여전히 개농장 주인과 도살업자에게 구타당하고, 목 매달리고, 감전되고, 잔인하게 취급 당하고 있습니다. 또 보약이라는 미명하에 아직도 개와 고양이를 산채로 끓는 물에 집어넣고 있습니다. 아무런 의학적 효과가 증명된 바 없음에도 불구하고 무지하고 잘 속아넘어가는 사람들은 여전히 효험이 있다고 믿고 있습니다. 이러한 관행은 오늘날 어디에서도 찾아볼 수 없는 일입니다. 대만이나 필리핀 같은 다른 아시아 국가들은 이미 개고기와 개고기 관련 산업을 금지시켰습니다. 한국이 왜 이러한 나라들이나 다른 문명 사회보다 뒤쳐진 채로 남아있는지 이해할 수가 없습니다. 한국에서 이 잔인하기 짝이 없는 개고기 산업과 고양이로 만든 보약 산업을 영원히 근절시키는 것은 대한민국 정부의 책임입니다. 이와 관련된 산업과 혐오식품을 둘러싼 어리석은 괴담과 주장을 떨쳐버릴 때입니다. 낙후되고 불필요한 전통은 과감히 버릴 때입니다. 그리고 동물복지 문제를 심각하게 받아들여서 한국 사회가 자비롭고 윤리적인 사회라는 것을 보여줄 때입니다. 즉, 한국 정부가 대중들에게 반려동물의 중성화의 중요성, 유기금지, 동물에 대한 적절한 취급에 대해 더 나은 교육을 시작할 때라는 뜻입니다. 그렇지 않으면 한국은 국제사회에서 계속해서 나쁜 평판을 이어가게 될 것입니다. 한국 국민들 역시 수치와 곤란함을 겪게 될 겁니다. 한국이 근대화되었고 국제화된 사고를 도입하려 함에도 불구하고 여전히 “제3세계 후진국가”로 인식될 것입니다. 평창에서 개최되는 2018년 동계 올림픽 게임이 다가오고 있습니다. 이 행사 전과 과정 중에 전 세계의 관심이 한국에 집중될 터인데 아무쪼록 이 야만적이고 잔인한 관습에 종지부를 찍을 수 있도록 온 힘을 다해주시기를 요청드립니다. 저는 개와 고양이에 대한 학대가 한국에서 완전히 사라지기 전까지 한국 제품을 구매하지 않을 것이고 한국 회사를 이용하거나 한국을 방문하지 않을 것입니다. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- For the translation of this petition in Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Hungarian, visit: http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest/sample-protest-letter/  

KOREANDOGS.ORG Activists
133,722 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Illinois State Senate, Illinois State House, Bruce Rauner

Dog Protection Act - Illinois

A horrifying headline as written in December 2016 by Fox News in Denver after two companion animals were shot in Battle Creek, Michigan: Federal court rules police can shoot a dog if it moves or barks when officers enter a home.  The Department of Justice estimates that nearly 25 dogs are killed by law enforcement every day in the United States, which makes a total of 10,000 per year. It is as simple as this - in Illinois there is currently no means to protect companion dogs, including in your very own home, from being shot and killed if local law enforcement, in any way, deems your dog a threat to their safety. This is a petition to Illinois State Senate and House to put forward legislation that protects dogs from this possible fate. The statute would require local law enforcement to undergo training in order to prevent the shooting of dogs by local law enforcement officers in the line of duty. Specifically, this statute would put forth assistance in the training of law enforcement officers so that they can differentiate between threatening and non-threatening dog behaviors, as well as to employ non-lethal means whenever possible.  I urge you to read Colorado's new legislation, Dog Protection Act, which was developed for exactly this reason: Colorado's Dog Protection Act. I am asking for replication of these efforts in Illinois and, eventually, U.S. wide. I have a Boxer who loves to bark and even run at the door. She would rather lick you to death than harm you, but it is a huge fear that if law enforcement needed to enter my home and my dog ran at them or barked that she could be killed for it. It is for this reason, and for all of the other dogs out there, that I propose this legislation.

Laurie Krook
1,036 supporters