dog meat festival

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Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to 김연아, Yuna kim (,

Pyeongchang 2018 - South Korean Gold Medalist Yuna Kim To Join The Fight Against Dog Meat

Yuna Kim (김연아) is the most famous athlete in South Korea's Olympic history and face of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. Ms. Kim has an outstanding record of compassion and been named a UNICEF International Goodwill Ambassador, Special Olympic Global Ambassador, Winter Youth Olympic Games Ambassador and dog owner as shown in this tour of her home. TIME has also named her one of their Top 100 Influential People. We would like to petition Ms. Kim to take an active stance in the fight against dog meat and animal cruelty in South Korea and help us officially ban dog meat there forever. We acknowledges that Yuna Kim has no part in dog meat consumption but we hope with her help, she can be a voice for animals in Korea and Asia. 김연아씨에게청원합니다: 대한민국금메달리스트김연아씨에게개고기반대운동에동참해주시기를청원합니다. 김연아씨는대한민국올림픽역사상가장주목받은선수이자 2018 평창동계올림픽의대표얼굴입니다. 김연아씨는남다른연민으로유니세프굿윌대사, 스페셜올림픽글로벌대사, 동계청소년올림픽대사로임명된바있으며, 자택이공개되었을때집에서개를기른다는사실이알려졌습니다. 타임지또한김연아씨를세계에서가장영향력있는 100인중 1인으로지정하였습니다. 저희는김연아씨가개고기를거래하거나먹는행위, 그리고남한의동물학대를반대하는운동에동참하여대한민국에서개고기가금지되는그날까지저희와함께해주시기를청원합니다. 저희 #bandogmeat 에서는김연아씨가개고기소비에전혀관련되지않았다는것을알고있습니다. 하지만김연아씨가이심각한문제에대해한국뿐아니라아시아의목소리가되어주셨으면하는바람입니다. 개고기를금지하는법이통과되기전에현재개양식장에서구조된수천마리의개와강아지들이지낼가정이필요합니다. 이동물들이안전하고따뜻한집을찾을수있게도와주세요.   J'ai demandé à la médaillée d'or Sud Coréenne, Yuna Kim, de se joindre au Combat contre la consommation de viande de chien. Yuna Kim est l'athlète la plus célèbre de l'histoire olympique de la Corée du Sud et elle prendra part au Jeux d'hivers de Pyeongchang en 2018. Mme Kim a une réputation remarquable de compassion et a été nommé Ambassadrice International de Bonne Volonté par l'UNICEF, ambassadrice mondiale des Jeux Olympiques Spéciaux et ambassadrice des Jeux Olympiques de la Jeunesse et elle est aussi propriétaire d'un chien comme on pu le constater lors de la visite de sa demeure. Le magasine TIME l'a également inscrite dans son Top 100 des personnes les plus influentes.  Nous aimerions demander Mme Kim de prendre une position active dans la lutte contre la consommation de viande de chien et de la cruauté envers les animaux en Corée du Sud, et de nous aider à faire interdire officiellement la consommation de viande de chien. #bandogmeat reconnaît que Yuna Kim n'est pas une consommatrice de viande de chien et nous espérons que, grâce à son aide, elle peut être une voix pour les animaux de la Corée et de l'Asie.   Contact: atcostaff [at]

James Hill
58,862 supporters
Update posted 12 months ago

Petition to Paul Ryan, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Ed Royce, Kevin McCarthy, Ted Yoho, Alcee Hastings, Mike Conaway

Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy: Bring H.Res 401 and H.R. 1406 to the Floor for a Vote

On June 22, 2017, a bipartisan resolution was introduced by Congressmen, Alcee Hastings, and Vern Buchanan: House Resolution 401 (formerly known as H. Res 30 and H. Res 752), urging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India and all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade, and to enforce existing laws against the trade. While most of us view dogs and cats as loving companions, and would find the practice of slaughtering them for food barbaric and cruel; there are many people in China, and other parts of Asia, that eat dog and cat meat, not to satisfy hunger, but for reasons deeply rooted in old superstitions and illogical beliefs. Eating cat meat is believed to keep the body warm during the winter. Dog meat is believed to cool the body during summer, enhance male virility and ward off evil spirits. Many Koreans and Chinese even believe that eating dog meat will make them happy because dogs are considered "happy animals." Most of South Korea's dog meat dogs are raised on dog farms where they endure horrific abuse and living conditions. There are an estimated 17,000 illegal dog meat farms in South Korea. While the vast majority of dogs in China's dog meat trade are abandoned or stolen pets, guard dogs and strays. It is estimated that 70% of dogs are stolen family pets, supplied by gangs of violent dog thieves. The remainder are bought from poor villagers with excess animals. The whole process from capture, transportation and slaughter is incredibly cruel. Dogs and cats are crammed into cages with such violence that their bones break. They are driven for hundreds of miles, for days at a time, without food or water. They are often poisoned and many become sick and die in the process - they are the fortunate ones. The most shocking part of all of this is the barbaric and senseless torture these poor animals are forced to endure for hours, and sometimes days and weeks, before they are slaughtered. Helpless dogs are hung, brutally beaten and electrocuted; or they are bashed over the head, then skinned alive and slowly cooked to death; either by being boiled or burned with a blowtorch, while they are alive and fully conscious. Cruel butchers cut off their paws so they can't run away, and bind their snouts so they can't defend themselves or cry out in pain. Cats are treated with the same brutality; they are skinned and boiled alive for their meat and fur, and to make tonics and elixirs. The extreme torture is intentional and performed in front of other terrified animals, due to the misguided belief that increased adrenaline, due tortured dog meat, improves the flavor and potency of their meat. It is not uncommon to see cars and motorcycles dragging dogs behind them on the highway. They call it "tenderizing" the meat. The slaughter happens every single day within the dog and cat meat trade. In China alone, an estimated 30 million dogs are brutally tortured and killed every year. They are slaughtered out in the open, in plain view of the public, and without interference, because China has no animal protection law. There is no place in modern society for these sadistic and barbarically cruel practices. The unprecedented cruelty of Asia's dog and cat meat trade cannot be dismissed as a matter of culture. On May 25, 2016, United States Congressman, Alcee Hastings, introduced House Resolution 752: condemning China's dog meat trade and calling on the Chinese government to end the eight day dog meat eating festival that takes place in Yulin, China, every year. Unfortunately, Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, refused to bring the resolution to the floor for a vote. The Resolution was re-introduced by Congressman Hastings, on January 6, 2017, as House Resolution 30, but once again the House refused to bring the resolution to act. There was a concern that the resolution unfairly singled-out China. So Congressmen Hastings and Vern Buchanan, reintroduced the Resolution as House Resolution 401: calling on all nations that have a dog or cat meat trade to adopt and enforce laws banning the dog and cat meat trade, as part of anti-cruelty laws or otherwise. And, on May 7, 2017, the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation introduced H.R. 1406: the Dog and Cat Meat Prohibition Act, sponsored by Congressmen Hastings, Buchanan, Dave Trott, and Brenden F. Boyle, and supported by the Humane Society, and 240 members of the House of Representatives. If passed, H.R. 1406 will protect dogs and cats in the United States from slaughter for human consumption. In addition, H.R. 1406 is extremely important because House leaders want to vote on both bills at the same time. Unfortunately, H.R. 1406 is stuck in the House Committee of Agriculture, where it is being opposed by Committee Chairman, Texas Rep., Mike Conaway. For millions of dogs and cats, who are victims of the meat trade, it is an utterly terrifying ordeal of unimaginable pain, suffering and deliberately cruel death. No species deserves this fate, but there is no animal more deserving of our love and protection, than man's most loyal friend and companion, the dog. Our relationship with dogs dates back to ancient times. They love us unconditionally; they are our loyal and trusted companions and faithful protectors. Dogs risk their lives every day to serve and protect us in the military and police force; sniff out bombs in airports and search for disaster victims. They are devoted service companions to people with disabilities and provide emotional support to the sick and elderly. According to Gregory Berns, Professor of Neuroeconomics at Emory University, and Author of "How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain;" “The ability to experience positive emotions, like love and attachment, would mean that dogs have a level of sentience comparable to that of a human child.” As such, dogs deserve and are entitled to our moral consideration and protection. On November 15, 2017, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a markup session where H. Res. 401 was accepted, with amendments, by a unanimous vote. Now, all that is needed is consideration by the full House. The Speaker of the House (Paul Ryan) and the Majority Leader (Kevin McCarthy) decide what bills will reach the floor and when they will be voted on.  The dog meat trade is a serious animal rights and animal welfare issue, and these elected politicians cannot continue to look the other way while thousands of defenseless dogs are brutalized and killed every day. Tell decision makers: Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, and Mike Conaway, to support the passage of H.Res 401 and H.R. 1406, and affirm the commitment of the United States to the protection of dogs and cats in the United States, Asia, and around the world. It's time for the United States to stand up for our furry friends! Please sign and share this petition, and please take a minute to let Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, and Mike Conaway know your feelings on the dog meat trade and H.Res 401 and H.R.1406: Paul Ryan (202) 225-3031 /  Kevin McCarthy (202) 225-2815 / Mike Conaway (202) 225-3605 "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated."  -Mahatma Gandi Thank you for your support! Update: Time is of the essence, the Yulin dog meat festival starts again on June 21, 2018. We are calling, emailing, faxing and posting to House Representatives on Facebook and Twitter, asking them to support these vitally important Resolutions. You can join the campaign by contacting your representatives and asking them to cosponsor H.Res 401 and H.R. 1406. Thank you for your support. Find your representative: House Resolution 401: Cosponsors - H. Res 401: Cosponsors - House Resolution 1406: Cosponsors - House Resolution 1406: Never be silent in the face of abuse. These poor animals have no one to speak for them but us. For more information on the dog meat trade and how to make the world a better place for man's best friend please visit: RUFFF RISING UP FOR FURRY FRIENDS Citizen Lobbyists for H. Res 30 (formerly 752) to END the Dog Meat Trade

Bobbi Fotsch
38,733 supporters
Started 2 years ago

Petition to Donald Trump

President Trump: Please Tie Any Agreement with China to Ending Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Between 1,000 to 15,000 dogs are tortured and killed during the annual Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, Guangxi China. The region also is a dog meat livestock producer contributing to the 10 to 20 million dogs killed for meat in China each year.   The consumption of dog meat is said to have a cooling effect on the body (it doesn't) during the hot summer solstice. Many falsely believe that the more pain that is felt by the dog, the better the effects of the meat. Others contend that the pain inflicted is the result of convenience in slaughtering.  Dogs are killed by means of bludgeoning, bleeding out, stabbing, blowtorching, hanging, boiling alive, among other methods, and often in front of other dogs or puppies.  An estimated 97,000 tons of dog meat sold per year generates 30 billion yuan ($448 million U.S. dollars) annually through this practice. The World Health Organization has linked this to the spread of cholera and rabies. And more and more politicians in the U.S. are condemning it. See H.Res.752 — 114th Congress (2015-2016). But, yet, the ten day festival is still on for this June of 2017.  ​International Agreements with China:  We call for signatories to a petition to ask United States President Donald Trump to tie any international agreements with China to ending this barbarism. This petition was initiated by Attorney Michelle Hubbard of Boston.

Michelle Hubbard, Esq.
29,695 supporters