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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

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Petition to Mayor & City Council in Smyrna GA

Keep our Pups Home- Overturn Chapter 24 Section 6 in Smyrna, GA

So many of us love our dogs, as they are an extension of our family. They complete our household. Smyrna is one of the few cities, Cobb County, GA, to add a limit on the number of dogs allowed in a household.  Cobb County has no restriction; however, Smyrna does. This prevents people from fostering or adopting dogs in Smyrna, GA which is also so close to many rescue organizations. It also puts current families with more than two dogs at risk if their lot is not larger than 20,000 square feet.  The current ordinance does not take the quality of life provided, size of dogs, or anything else into consideration other than the size of the land lot. For example, an apartment can have two sixty pound dogs,  but a house on 13,000 square feet cannot have three chihuahas.  According to Chapter 46 Section 6:  Sec. 46-6. - Limit on number of dogs allowed.(a) The keeping of dogs shall be allowed as an accessory use on any lot, provided such dogs are for personal use and enjoyment and not for commercial purposes. (b) The number of dogs permitted shall be in accordance with the following schedule, except that, in determining the number of dogs allowed, only those dogs six months or older in age shall be counted. Number of Dogs &Minimum Lot Size1 to 2 No requirement3 20,000 square feet4 30,000 square feet5 or more 40,000 square feet, plus 10,000 square feet for each additional dog above five (c) This limitation shall not apply to veterinary clinics, licensed animal shelters, pet shops or grooming establishments. (Ord. No. 2006-15, 7-17-06) Sign the petition - Please sign this petition and add your name to the 11+ neighborhoods in Smyrna to send a message to the Mayor and City Council to overturn this ordinance! On top of signing you may also email Smyrna City Council.   SHARE SHARE SHARE

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