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Petition to Sejong Mayor Lee Choon-Hee

Sejong, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.

Sejong, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets. Sejong City http://www.sejong.go.kr/eng.doSejong Mayor Lee Choon-Hee http://www.sejong.go.kr/eng/sub01_01_01.doSejong Mayor Lee Choon-Hee on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yeschlee/ Send your letter to Mayor Lee Choon-Hee:Mayor Lee Choon-HeeCity of Sejong2130, Hannuri-daero, Sejong-siPostal Code 30151South Korea Address in Korean:이춘희 세종 시장님세종시청(우)30151 세종특별자치시 한누리대로 2130South Korea To learn more please visit: http://koreandogs.org/ In Sejong 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. There are plentiful evidences that the illegal dog meat industry exists in Sejong. Shown below are two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first one was for so-called “Health Food Shops” which commonly sell dog elixirs and cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and the second one was for “dog meat restaurants”. The searches resulted in: 38 Health Food Shops; and 28 restaurants in and around Sejong. https://map.naver.com/index.nhn?query=7IS47KKF7IucIOqxtOqwleybkA&enc=b64&tab=1 https://map.naver.com/index.nhn?query=7IS47KKF7IucIOuztOyLoO2DlQ&enc=b64&tab=1 Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Shops and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, just imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in and around Sejong in order to supply all of these outlets. 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. 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. Dear Mayor Lee Choon-Hee, We ask you to take immediate action to crack down on the illegal dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants that serve dog meat in your city. We request that an official document be issued, 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/  International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained your city’s image.  The time to end this tragedy is now.  The favor of your reply is requested. 

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Update posted 5 days ago

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: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ 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:  http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q 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: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ International Olympic Committee Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Official Website for The 23rd Olympic Winter Games - PyeongChang, South Korea

KOREANDOGS.ORG Activists
534,251 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to President Moon Jae-In, Dr. Euishin Edmund Kim, M.D. (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center), Ambassador Ho-Young Ahn (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA)

Dr. Euishin Edmund Kim: Stop promoting dog meat as cancer treatment aid and prevention!

Dr. Euishin Edmund Kim (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center), As a man of science and a Christian, it is very disappointing that you would promote dog meat for cancer treatment and prevention based on an observation of only 2 people. You have stated in an interview with the S. Korean Newspaper, JoongAng Ilbo, published on 6/23/2012 (http://koreandogs.org/dr-euishin-kim/) that you recommend dog meat to cancer patients undergoing treatment and also as a cancer preventative and that when you observed 2 cancer patients, one who ate whole bunch of dog meat had a better result from the treatment. Over two million South Korean dogs are electrocuted, strangled, burned or beaten to death each year killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because of the insidious myth that the more an animal suffers, the more tender and tasty the meat and that so-called medicinal properties will be enhanced. Medical doctors such yourself are recommending dog meat to patients as a health remedies for all kinds of illnesses without any real scientific proof to support those claims. Thousands of cats are also slaughtered for soups and “health” tonics. While the animal advocates within South Korea and around the world are trying to get the South Korean government to ban this horrific cruelty to the man's best friends, educated medical doctors such as yourself are doing disservice to the patients who are desperate and willing to try anything to relieve themselves of their illnesses.  Dogs tortured, abused, terrified, sick, imprisoned in tiny disgusting cages and fed rotten garbage all their lives can not be good for anyone especially the cancer patients and this fact was exposed alreadly through South Korean consumer TV programs.  Please retract your recommendation of dog meat as a part of cancer treatment and cancer preventative unless you can prove your claim other than the observation of 2 people. While the practice of eating dogs and cats is not widely accepted in South Korea, it is crucial that the South Korean government ensure it is completely eradicated. Caring citizens around the world, including South Koreans, cannot remain silent as dogs and cats are beaten and burned to death for a tastier meal and suffer agonizing deaths. Dr. Kim, Dog eaters and proponents of dog meat consumption uses the excuse that the dogs that are eaten in S. Korea are different than the dogs we keep as pets.   This can't be further from the truth.  Dogs  raised in farms in S. Korea for their meat are no different than any other dogs.  Dogs are dogs and just because they are raised for the purpose of human consumption does not mean that they will suffer less.  Yellow dogs are known to be fiercely loyal to human and highly intelligent.  They will make wonderful pets and loving and loyal companion if they were given a chance.  Also, in S. Korea any dogs can end up in the meat market.  Sick dogs, old dogs, puppies, pure breeds, small dogs, abandoned dogs and even the former pet dogs can all end up as meat and sold as "Boshintang" (dog meat soup) or "Gaesoju" (dog elixir). As a respected person of science and medicine, please do your part in this critical issue by only making the claims that can be scientifically proven and help ban the selling and killing of dogs and cats for food and medicinal products. If not for the compassion, for the sake of your country’s global image. Sincerely,  Source: http://koreandogs.org/dr-euishin-kim/ South Korea's Dog Meat Industry (Click "CC" button on the bottom right corner of the screen for English caption): http://youtu.be/xTZ_Ln_ywR4  (Part 1) http://youtu.be/iAIE9OaH37c  (Part 2) http://youtu.be/hXe3GV0GOB4 (Part 3) http://youtu.be/_JPYK3yTqWY (Part 4) Dr. Kim: http://iyfusa.org/dr-euishin-edmund-kim/    

Hyunjin Kim
91,129 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Special Advisory Committee on National Constitution, 김경협 국회의원 Mr. Kim Kyung-Hyeop, 김관영 국회의원 Mr. Kim Kwan-Young, 김상희 국회의원 Ms. Kim Sang-Hee, 김성태 국회의원 Mr. Kim Sung-Tae, 김재경 국회의원 Mr. Kim Jae-Kyung, 김종민 국회의원 Mr. Kim Jong-Min, 김진태 국회의원 Mr. Kim Jin-Tae, 나경원 국회의원 Ms. Na Kyung-Won, 박병석 국회의원 Mr. Park Byung-Seok, 박완주 국회의원 Mr. Park Wan-Ju, 박주민 국회의원 Mr. Park Ju-Min, 심상정 국회의원 Ms. Sim Sang-Jung, 안상수 국회의원 Mr. Ahn Sang-Soo, 윤관석 국회의원 Mr. Yoon Kwan-Seok, 이인영 국회의원 Mr. Lee In-Young, 이종구 국회의원 Mr. Lee Jong-Gu, 이태규 국회의원 Mr. Lee Tae-Kyu, 정종섭 국회의원 Mr. Jeong Jong-Seop, 정춘숙 국회의원 Ms. Jeong Choon-Sook, 정태옥 국회의원 Mr. Jeong Tae-Ok, 주광덕 국회의원 Mr. Chu Gwang-Deok, 주승용 국회의원 Mr. Chu Seung-Yong, 지상욱 국회의원 Mr. Ji Sang-Wook, 최인호 국회의원 Mr. Choi In-Ho, 황영철 국회의원 Mr. Hwang Young-Cheol

Amend the constitution for the betterment of all animals. End the dog meat trade in Korea

For more actions you can take please click here: http://koreandogs.org/call-for-action-constitution/ South Korea: Amend the constitution for the betterment of all animals.  End the dog meat trade in South Korea! We need your help to urge South Korea to amend the constitution to align themselves with the modern world in the way the law recognizes and protects animals.  Please sign this petition to provide a voice to the animals under the care of the Korean people, speak up for them and for all supporters of basic animal rights in Korea.  We are asking to amend the constitution for the betterment of all animals. Tell Korea the world is watching and waiting with baited breath for a change! 나는 대한민국 헌법에 동물권이 명시되기를 바랍니다.헌법을 개정하여 -대한민국 국가에 동물의 보호 의무를 부여하고,-대한민국 국가는 동물을 대신하여 시민단체가 동물의 보호와 권리를 지켜주기 위하여 사법절차에 참여할 수 있도록 보장할 것을 엄숙히 요구합니다. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear South Korean Government, The current Korean constitution regards dogs that are raised for food as different to those raised as companion animals.  Dogs raised for meat do not benefit from the protection from cruel or inhumane treatment afforded under Korea's animal protection law.  In the present legal system 'meat dogs' are regarded as objects, mere property, with no right to food, water, light or shelter or indeed to be protected from cruelty or abuse by humans.  The law reflects the ludicrous view that that these dogs are for slaughter anyway so they should not be protected and that they are somehow different to companion dogs.  This is of course complete and utter nonsense, there is no such difference between dogs raised for meat and dogs raised as pets.  Many 'meat dogs' in slaughter houses resemble the revered Korean Jindo or Japanese Tosa, often contain pure breed lines, there is no specific 'breed' of 'meat dog', there are no genetic or behavioral differences between your faithful companion and family guardian and the poor suffering animal locked in an endless row of wire cages. Even if these dogs were to be afforded protection under the current Korean animal protection law, how would South Korea aim to enforce it when there is such a thriving industry in the meat dog trade?  We have a black hole in Korea's legislation in which these poor dogs are placed, born to suffer and die at the hands of money making dog farmers.  A black hole which is being exploited by the often illegally operated dog meat farmers and butchers. Therefore, affirmative action needs to be taken now to ensure that the constitution is amended to address this black hole in the law. The Government would do well to take note of how some of the leading countries recognise animal welfare and rights and listen to the international condemnation of the dog meat trade within its borders. The world is watching and waiting with bated breath for a change!  ---------------------------------------------------- Sharing for Korea Animal Rights Advocates: https://www.facebook.com/kara.animal/videos/1224217640999088/ (무한 공유 요청) 30년 만에 이뤄질 헌법개정! 헌법에 동물권이 명시될 수 있도록 여러분들께서 도와주세요!! 동물이 물건과 같이 간주되는 현재의 법체계에서는 설사 동물이 극악한 학대상황에 놓여 있어도 학대자로부터 소유권을 박탈할 수가 없습니다. 동물을 학대해서 그 동물이 죽었더라도 학대자가 다른 동물을 또 데려다 같은 행위를 하는 것도 막을 수 없습니다. 이번에 이뤄질 헌법 개정에서 인간을 넘어 동물의 생명권이 논의될 수 있도록 여러분들께서 적극적으로 의견을 개진해 주세요. 30년반에 이뤄지는 헌법개정에서 우리사회 최약자 무고한 동물들의 권리가 논의될 수 있도록 여러분들께서 ‘공유’와 ‘참여’로 꼭 힘을 더해 주세요! 성함과 이메일을 적으시고 개인정보 수집에 동의해 주신 후 의견쓰기란 중 1. 기본권(헌법전문, 제 1장~제 2장)에 아래 내용을 참고하셔서 의견 제출해 주시기 바랍니다. 매 맞고 죽어가도 학대자의 손에 살아야 하는 동물들을 위해 단 1분의 시간을 내 주세요. ‘30년만의 헌법개정! 국민의 소중한 의견을 받습니다‘ 의견 제시하기http://assembly.surveyplus.kr/sp2/S41072wrvc9g/in.asp?pid=S41072wrvc9g&grpid=rdn 의견개요 ==> “국민들의 삶의 기반으로서의 환경권을 실효적으로 구체화하고 그 환경을 이루는 삶의 주체로서의 '생명'으로 권리 주체를 확장하여 실질적으로 환경을 보전하고 생명의 안전을 보장하는 헌법적 근간을 마련해 주세요”

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