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Petition to Seoul National University, Office of International Affairs - SNU, Office of the President - SNU, Office of International Affairs - SNU, VP, Office of International Affairs - SNU, Deputy VP, Office of International Affairs - SNU, Director General, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine General Affairs 1, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine General Affairs 2, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine General Affairs 3, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine General Affairs 4, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine General Affairs 5, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine Academic Affairs 1, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine Academic Affairs 2, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine Academic Affairs 3, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine Academic Affairs 4, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine Research Affairs 1, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine Research Affairs 2, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine Dean's Office, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine Research Institute for Veterinary Science, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine Planning, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine BK21, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine Laboratory Animal Facility 1, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine Laboratory Animal Facility 2, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medical Library 1, SNU - College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medical Library 2

Seoul National Univ, We demand the truth about your using "meat dogs" for experimentation

Seoul National University, stop it! We demand the truth about your using “meat dogs” for cloning experimentation.  Click here to learn more: The Seoul National University (SNU) is purported to be one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea and boasts over 28,000 enrolled students, being educated in many important fields. But while it might churn out an impressive number of graduates each year (including those involved in veterinary medicine) its motto ‘Veritas Lux Mea’ (the truth is my light) couldn’t be more misleading and misplaced.  The dark truth uncovered by Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) is that the SNU’s College of Veterinary Medicine uses dogs in experimentation – dogs which have been sourced (cheaply, it seems) from dog meat farms, where they have already been subjected to inhumane treatment, and which go on to be exploited as lab’ animals for such callous and unwarranted experiments as ‘special-cloning projects’ (for example, of drug detection dogs), with resulting data being distorted to reflect a greater success rate - and those impregnated dogs not making the grade (producing too many fetuses) heartlessly being shoved back into the meat trade.  To date, demands for corrective action by the SNU have met with pathetic responses, such as directing that the only need was for a replacement of dog cages, or passing the buck by suggesting that the (single) culpable person for any or all of these wrongdoings was Dr Byeong-Chun Lee, the director or the SNU’s laboratory animal facility.  The SNU is a place of education and its College of Veterinary Medicine holds a prominent position in Korean society as a leader in animal welfare and ethical research. So how can the SNU allow this experimentation to happen in the first place, and how can they continue to shirk responsibility or take action?  Seoul National University, we demand that you accept responsibility and be proactive in resolving this situation by ensuring that:  Stop the animal research using “meat dog” farm dogs immediately! All members of the Seoul National University’s Animal Experimental Ethics Committee must resign for knowingly approving the usage of animals from unauthorized research animal supplier! Seoul National University must thoroughly investigate the researchers responsible and set up measures to prevent recurrence! Seoul National University must fully disclose its history of experimentation on dogs from dog meat farms! The Rural Development Administration and the National Institute of Animal Science must disclose information on the unethical reality behind the special-purpose dog cloning project! 특수목적견 복제한다며 ‘식용’ 개농장과 검은 커넥션, 서울대는 진실을 밝혀라! 계속되고 있는 ‘식용’ 개농장 동물실험을 즉각 중단하라! 무등록기관 실험동물 공급임을 알면서 연구 승인한 서울대실험동물윤리위원회는 전원 사퇴하라! 서울대학교는 연구 책임자 엄중 문책하고 재발방지 대책을 세우라!  서울대학교는 ‘식용’ 개농장 동물실험 내역을 낱낱이 공개하라!  농촌진흥청과 국립축산과학원은 비윤리적 실체 드러난 특수목적견 복제 사업의 정보를 공개하라!

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Petition to Ambassador Hee-yong Cho (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Canada), Ambassador Young-Jin Choi 주미 한국대사관 최영진 대사 (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States), Minister Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 장관 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade), Ambassador Suk-Hwan Park 주영국 한국대사관 박석환 대사 (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United Kingdom, Minister Jeong-Bok Yoo 행정안전부 유정복 장관 (Ministry of Public Administration and Security), Minister Kwon Jae-Jin 법무부 권재진 장관, Jung-Haeng Kim 2018 평창 동계 오림픽 위원회 김정행 회장, Minister Ha-Nam Phang 고용노동부 방하남 장관, Minister Kihl-Jae Ryoo 통일부 류길재 장관, Minister Kwan-Jin Kim 국방부 김관진 장관, Minister Jin-Ryon Yoo 문화체육관광부 유진룡 장관, Minister Yoon-Sun Cho 여성가족부 조윤선 장관, CEO Kwon Young-Soo 권영수 사장, Chairperson Sam-Yeol Koo 국가브랜드위원회 구삼열 위원장 (Chairperson of Presidential Council on Nation Branding), CEO Chung Joon-Yang 정준양 사장, CEO Choi Gee-Sung 최기성 사장, CEO Kim Seung-Yuon 김승윤 사장, CEO Kim Ssang-Su 김상수 사장, CEO Kim Shin 김신 사장, Chairman Huh Chang-Soo 허창수 사장, CEO Park Yong-Maan 박용만 사장, Minister Sang-Jick Yoon 산업통상자원부 윤상직 장관, Commissioner Seung Chung 식품의약품안전처 정승 처장, Mayor Lee Jae-Myung 경기도 성남시 이재명 시장, Mayor Hur Nam-Sik 경상남도 부산광역시 허남식 시장, Mayor Park Won Soon 서울특별시 박원순 시장, Minister Dong-Phil Lee 농림수산식품부 이동필 장관, President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령, President Young-Ho Oh 대한무역투자진흥공사 오영호 사장, Minister Seong-Kyu Yun 환경부 윤성규 장관, Chairman & CEO Il Sa-Kong 일사공 사장, Governor Kim Kwan Yong 김관용 도지사, Governor Kim Du Kwan 김두관 도지사, Governor Choi Moon-Soon 최문순 도지사, Governor Ahn Hee-Jung 안희정 도지사, Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리, Deputy Prime Minister Oh-Seok Hyun 현오석 국무총리겸 기획재정부 장관, Minister Young Jin 보건 복지부 진 영 장관, Prosecutor General Han Sang-Dae 검찰총장 한상대, President Young-Soo Kim 2014 인천 아시안 게임 위원회 김영수 회장 (President of 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing

Boycott S. Korea until they stop the torturing and eating companion animals

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe? Expediency asks the question: Is it politic? Vanity asks the question: Is it popular? But, conscience asks the question: Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right." Today, we have decided to listen to our conscience and send this letter of request to the South Korean government to please stop the horrible cruelty and abuse of companion animals - Dog and Cat Consumption. People of the world are learning about the tragic plight of millions of dogs and cats in S. Korea. Every day we are hearing and seeing heartbreaking stories, photos and videos of the companion animals being subjected to most painful and terrible abuses and we become lost of words to express our sadness for these innocent animals. They are raised in tiny feces encrusted steel cages with no protection from the harsh weather, fed rotten food wastes from restaurants that is not suitable for dogs such as spicy fermented cabbage with hot chili peppers. We have also heard that these dogs are not even allowed to drink waters. They never feel the joy of touching the ground or running through grass, never exercise or chew a bone or know freedom. They are deprived of everything that is natural to them all their lives. They live in these appalling conditions totally lack of any compassion from human until they are slaughtered in most inhumane ways. How can a modern society such as S. Korea still commit these unspeakable cruelties to dogs and cats who are known to be the most intelligent, loyal and loving companions to humans? We are learning that this practice of eating dogs and cats are not really Korean "Tradition" nor "Culture". Ms. Cho has explained it very well in her article.  However, even if this was a Korean "Tradition" and "Culture", people should evolve and discontinue what is not acceptable to the human conscience as being right. Human sacrifice used to be a "Tradition" and "Culture" for certain tribes. Does this mean that this is beyond reproach and it should be continued today? Dedicated animal advocates and people within S. Korea who believes that this practice of torturing and eating companion animals is not only distasteful but despicable are campaigning everyday online and on the streets of S. Korea. So please listen to your citizens who cares about not only these animals of S. Korea but the interest of S. Korea in the world. Caring people of the world will not stop speaking out against this betrayal and violence towards these helpless sentient beings who can feel the same things that we feel as human as long as S. Korea continues eating them. We cared about the people of S. Korea enough to send our loved ones to risk their lives to fight for your freedom in the 1950s during the Korean War. Now we care about your dogs and cats who are suffering the most horrific abuse and cruelty in the dog meat industry in your country. We will not buy S. Korean Products. We will not use S. Korean Services. And we will not visit S. Korea until your government takes the steps to ban all dog and cat meat industries and strengthen the animal protection law to not only protect the pets but to provide protection to all dogs and cats regardless of their breeds. Ms. Cho wrote, "In Korea, there is a word, "Me-Pung-Yang-Sok" which means "Beautiful custom and good morals" and refers when one culture deserves respect. I have never heard any Koreans call Dog meat as "Me-Pung-Yang-Sok". Dog meat consumption is NOT a real Korean traditional food but the base of animal cruelty in Korea." Please, we request to you, the leaders of the S. Korean government, to do what your conscience tells you is right. Stop the dog and cat consumption! Sincerely, Caring people of the world Click here for the list of Fortune Global 500 companies in South Korea: Click here for the list companies in South Korea: Click here for the South Korea Tourism Organization: Team
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Petition to Royal Canin

Royal Canin:Speak out against the dog meat trade operating outside your facility in Korea!

For more actions you can take please visit: Royal Canin: it's time to speak out against the cruel, in-humane and torturous practices in the dog meat trade operating right outside your own pet food facility in Gimje, North Jeolla Province, South Korea!  Whilst we recognize the sizable investment of Royal Canin into the South Korean area of Gimje, which is expected to play an import role in revitalizing the local economy (approx $64 million of direct investment, direct employment of some 60 locals) we remain perplexed at how, a company with the welfare of dogs and cats at its heart, can seek to 'set up shop' in an area with a large dog meat trade operation and dog meat butchery and restaurant scene.  We feel certain that Royal Canin would have hesitated to form such a relationship with North Jeolla Province had your company known about the abhorrent and cruel practices routinely carried out in the dog and cat meat trades in North Jeolla Province and all over South Korea.  Lucrative, but illegal, unregulated (without even the most basic of welfare standards) cruel and unsanitary trade which carries on unchallenged: with no enforcement of the laws and no punishment for those violating them. How can your company and brand preserve its credibility and goodwill for caring for our closest companions, when just down the road, dog meat farms operate with dogs crammed into tiny metal cages, no sanitation, prevalent sickness and starvation, rotten waste as food (no Royal Canin for them!) and no water. Often, the corpses of their dead companions are left in the cage as food.  This is battery farming in its most extreme.  These dogs see no human kindness, standing on the wire rim of their cages looking out onto the rows and rows of others condemned to the same fate.   The dogs are then slaughtered in the most cruel ways in the mistaken belief that this will make their meat 'tastier', 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 often 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. Even livestock have the most basic of rights.  But our closest companions, our intelligent and loyal friends treated in such a way?!  How can your iconic brand bridge the gap here between everything you stand for and what is going on outside your factory doors? In South Korea  shockingly an estimated 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year; 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. Please watch this undercover video by animal rights activists in South Korea: 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 a powerful dog friendly brand such as Royal Canin to take a stand against the dog meat industry taking place in North Jeolla Province and across Korea.  Your voice would be a powerful one to add to the many whom have already spoken out against the industry.  Therefore, we urge you to take action, to show your brand is on the side of these dogs suffering right now and to state that Royal Canin is officially opposed to the dog meat industry in Korea and demand 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): We believe these demands are in line with the spirit and goals of the Royal Canin brand, goodwill and global reputation. International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained many Korean companies and cities as well as South Korea’s image.  Don’t let it also tarnish your iconic brand or dissolution your core customer base! The time to end this tragedy is now.  The favor of your reply is requested. Will you speak out for the dogs?

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Petition to President of South Korea, Mr. Thomas Bach, President & CEO, Hee-Beom Lee 2018 평창 동계 오림픽 위원회 이희범 회장

Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, A Dog Eating Nation!

Please visit "Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Action Center" for more actions you can take: To the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach, and the President of the South Korean PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Mr. Lee Hee-Beom, We ask you to please watch this video: South Korea is the world’s 14th largest economy, yet an estimated 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are slaughtered each year in that country, and eaten as “health food”.  Forced to endure deprivation and unimaginable torment, from the moment they are born until the day they are slaughtered, dogs are imprisoned in cramped, rusty, raised cages all their lives, with no protection from extreme elements, no access to water, no exercise, or medical care.  Their eardrums are often burst to deter barking. Finally, in broad daylight, often in front of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten or burnt to death.  It is hard to believe that a nation such as South Korea, which is one of the major economic powers and boasts one of the highest education levels in the world, is still continuing to commit this type of barbaric brutality in this day and age.  For the millions of dogs and cats that are being slaughtered each year in South Korea’s markets, slaughterhouses, restaurants, dog farms and backyards, it is a tragic reality and a nightmare from which they can’t escape; but it is unacceptable and shameful: South Korea is happy to take the benefits of an advanced society, but not the full responsibility. This is a profit-driven, tax free, unregulated industry that aggressively promotes the myth that eating dog meat (especially the dog’s penis) enhances male virility and provides men with energy.  South Koreans genuinely believe that the more the dog is made to suffer, the more it will enrich the quality of the meat and increase the health benefits to the consumer.  Many dogs are sadistically made to experience extreme fear and suffering prior to death.  Cats are frequently boiled alive to make tonics believed to treat rheumatism.  The demand is so high in South Korea that 20% of the dog meat is now imported from China. If South Korea wants to be respected as a nation of conscience, then South Koreans need to strengthen their animal protection laws and permanently ban dog and cat meat consumption.  This has continued for far too long, and it is now time for the South Korean Government to take moral leadership for its citizens and take a stand against this appalling practice.  Not only would this save the South Korean animals from unimaginable suffering, but it will be in South Korea’s economic interest because people across the world will keep condemning South Korea’s cruelty. Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”  It is time, therefore, for South Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and prove that South Korea really does have a compassionate and ethical society.  This means it is time for the South 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 humane and decent manner.  And, the first step must be to finally end this horrendous cruelty of dog and cat meat consumption. If South Korea does not take the above action immediately, I will boycott the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, and all South Korean businesses and tourism.  The favor of your reply is requested. We thank you, in anticipation, for taking swift action! ------------------------------------ I also urge you to write to the Olympic Committee that you will boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. International Olympic CommitteeMr. Thomas BachChâteau de VidyCase postale 3561007 LausanneSwitzerland Video: CARE (Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth), The Korea Observer. For more actions you can take please visit: International Olympic Committee Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Official Website for The 23rd Olympic Winter Games - PyeongChang, South Korea Team
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