Petition to Mayor of Yulin, Mr. Wei Tao
The Barbaric Yulin Dog Meat Festival Must Come to an End Once and For All
The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is fast approaching. We must put pressure on Chinese officials to enact effective changes in procedure and law enforcement to stop this horrific event from taking place once and for all. The United States’ position on the dog and cat meat trade, and the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in particular, is clear and unequivocal: dogs and cats should not be killed for the consumption of their meat. In December 2018, the United States banned the dog and cat meat trade. Inroads into the banning of this cruel and senseless commerce have also been made in parts Asia. Taiwan recently took the monumental step of banning both the consumption of dog and cat meat and the overall trade in such meat. Significantly, Taiwan is also home to an international alliance that is championing the push to ensure all Asian countries outlaw these senseless and cruel practices in the region. Indeed, Hanoi, Vietnam is also taking action, progressively banning the trade of dog and cat meat in its central districts. Although these measures and efforts are important, we must continue to press China to stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. We proudly stand with the millions of people across the globe and in China, who wish to see this festival come to an end. The Chinese government would be wise to join our efforts and institute a complete ban of the dog and cat meat trade. The Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China dates back to 2009-2010, when it was launched by dog meat traders as a commercial enterprise to boost flagging sales. We find it completely outrageous that even though the Yulin city government withdrew as a sponsor of the Dog Meat Festival, Yulin authorities and the Chinese government failed to take any meaningful action to bring an end to this festival. The event celebrates the wholesale torture of dogs and is an abhorrent display of animal cruelty. During this barbaric festival, dogs are burnt, skinned, or boiled alive, have their paws cleaved off while conscious, and are staked to the ground and beaten to death. No one can see these images and walk away unaffected. Based on the work of animal activist groups, the number of dogs slaughtered at the festival has be reduced, but still far too many are suffering barbaric torture and death. In fact, even with the decrease of dogs slaughtered at the Yulin festival, there are still about 10 million dogs killed annually in China for the dog meat trade. It is absolutely shameful that this festival and others like it still continue. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank the countless activists who continue their tireless fight every single day in order to save and protect the voiceless and powerless animals across the globe. The Vanderpump Dog Foundation is on the ground 365 days a year with our two shelters and almost 500 dogs saved from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. We see first hand the progress and are hopeful that we will be able to end the celebration of consuming our best friends. We must continue to shed light on the horrific treatment of the many animals that fall prey to China’s dog meat trade. Our efforts transcend cultural differences, party lines, state borders, and political stances. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat, this cause must be everyone’s cause. With the might of the American government behind us, we can continue to put pressure on Chinese officials to enact much needed changes. Many humane courses of action are already available throughout China. With regular monitoring and enforcement, we hope that one day soon will finally see the elimination of the cruel Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
Petition to Jeju Mayor Ko Hee-Beom, Kang Min-Suk, Kang Seong-Kyun, Kang Seong-Min, Kang Seong-Ui, Kang Si-Baek, Kang Yeon-Ho, Kang Cheol-Nam, Kang Chung-Ryong, Ko Yong-Ho, Ko Eun-Shil, Ko Tae-Sun, Ko Hyeon-Su, Kim Kyeong-Mi, Kim Kyeong-Hak, Kim Yong-Beom, Kim Jang-Yeong, Kim Chang-Sik, Kim Tae-Seok, Kim Hwang-Guk, Kim Ui-Hyeon, Moon Kyeong-Hun, Moon Jong-Tae, Park Won-Cheol, Park Ho-Yeong, Bu Gong-Nam, Song Yeong-Hun, Song Chang-Kwon, Ahn Chang-Nam, Yang Yeong-Sik, Oh Dae-Ik, Oh Yeong-Hee, Lee Kyeong-Yong, Lee Sang-Bong, Lee Seung-A, Im Sang-Pil, Jeong Min-Gu, Cho Hun-Bae, Jwa Nam-Su, Han Yeong-Jin, Hyun Gil-Ho, Hong Yeong-Hwan
Jeju, South Korea: Shut down the illegal dog farms! 제주시에 불법 개농장 행정처분 시행을 촉구합니다.
We want Jeju to stop their indifference toward animal cruelty and the illegal dog meat industry, and to take immediate action to shut them down. Request to Jeju, South Korea, to take administrative action against illegal dog farms. Below are dog farms operating in Jeju, South Korea: Jeju-do Province Jeju Geonip-dong 146 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Gimnyeong-ri 4947 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Gimnyeong-ri 781 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Gimnyeong-ri 784 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Gimnyeong-ri 792 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Gimnyeong-ri 825 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Gimnyeong-ri 825 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Deokcheon-ri 120-1 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Dongbok-ri 1103 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Sangdo-ri San 139 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Saehwa-ri 400 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Saehwa-ri 678-2 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Gujwa-eup Woljeong-ri San 41-21 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Nohyeong-dong 321-5 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Bonggae-dong 753-3 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Aewol-eup Gwakji-ri 1187 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Aewol-eup Napeup-ri 676 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Aewol-eup Bongseong-ri 2418 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Aewol-eup Sangga-ri 406 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Aewol-eup Yusuam-ri 1356-1 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Aewol-eup Haga-ri 56 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Aewol-eup Haga-ri 644 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Aewol-eup Haga-ri 713-8 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Yeon-dong 1120 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Yeon-dong 1120 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Yeongpyeong-dong 864 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Orai-dong 468-1 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Yonggang-dong 1177 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Yonggang-dong 1220 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Yonggang-dong 1750 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Yonggang-dong 256 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Wolpyeong-dong 1077 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Jocheon-eup Daeheul-ri 1951-1 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Jocheon-eup Daeheul-ri 2364-2 2364-4Jeju-do Province Jeju Jocheon-eup Daeheul-ri 793 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Jocheon-eup Waheul-ri 2177 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Jocheon-eup Waheul-ri 533 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Jocheon-eup Jocheon-ri San 104 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Jocheon-eup Hamdeok-ri 3708-1 3708-4Jeju-do Province Jeju Jocheon-eup Hamdeok-ri 500-2 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hangyeong-myeon Gosan-ri 655 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hangyeong-myeon Dumo-ri 1032 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hangyeong-myeon Dumo-ri 1998-4 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hangyeong-myeon Yongsu-ri 609 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hangyeong-myeon Jeoji-ri 1124 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hangyeong-myeon Jeoji-ri 2083 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hangyeong-myeon Panpo-ri 688 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hangyeong-myeon Panpo-ri 74 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hanlim-eup Myeongwol-ri 134-1 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hanlim-eup Myeongwol-ri 1486 beonji 1352Jeju-do Province Jeju Hanlim-eup Sangmyeong-ri 1129 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hanlim-eup Sangmyeong-ri 402 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hanlim-eup Sangmyeong-ri 455 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hanlim-eup Hyeopjae-ri 2401 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hwabukyi-dong 2687 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hwabukyi-dong 5554 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hoecheon-dong 103 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hoecheon-dong 1598 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hoecheon-dong 3-23 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hoecheon-dong 3-24 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hoecheon-dong 3-8 beonjiJeju-do Province Jeju Hoecheon-dong 52 beonji The dog farm specified above is suspected to be an unregistered facility and has been contributing to pollution of the environment and thus requires urgent administrative measures! 1. Under the current enforcement decree of the Act on the Management and Use of Livestock Excreta, any dog farm at least 60 square meters in size is subject to registration as a waste emission facility. Any illegal dog farms operating without proper registration must be ordered to suspend operation and close in accordance with Article 17 and Article 18 of the Act, and administrative actions such as the imposition of fines must be issued according to the Article 50 and the enforcement decree Article 20 of the same law. 2. Illegal dog slaughter may violate Article 8 of the Animal Protection Act. If a dog farm has committed an illegal dog slaughter, they will be sentenced to less than two years in prison and fined up to 20 million won. Please inspect the dog farm site to check if illegal dog slaughter is being committed and then report it to the police. 3. According to Articles 25 and 46 of the Waste Control Act, food waste feed recycling requires that dog farms are equipped with appropriate facilities and must be registered and authorized by the municipality government. Please inspect the dog farm to check if the food waste is being fed to dogs and take appropriate administrative actions in accordance with Article 66 for violations. 4. In the case of temporary buildings: Dog farms must obtain approval according to the Building Act Article 14 (Building Reports) and Article 20 (Temporary Buildings). Please remove the building if the building is unauthorized. 5. If sewage contamination is found: Personal sewage treatment facility must be reported in accordance with Article 34, Paragraph 2 of the Sewerage Act. After inspecting the discharge manure and wastewater into the public water, please take administrative measures in accordance with Article 77 of the Sewerage Act. 6. If household waste is found: Unlawful dumping and loading of household waste is a violation of Article 13 of the Waste Control Act. After investigating the accumulation of household waste in the vicinity, please take measures in accordance with Article 66-1 of the Waste Control Act. We urge you to take quick and strong administrative measures to address the violation of laws and prevent recurrence! Click here to learn more about our epeople petitions filed to shut down each dog farms in the Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA)’s dog farm archives. https://koreandogs.org/epeople-petitions-to-shut-down-illegal-dog-farms-in-korea/Click here to learn more about KARA’s dog farm archives. https://koreandogs.org/report-dog-farms/ 제주시에 불법 개농장 행정처분 시행을 촉구합니다. 제주특별자치도 제주시 건입동 146번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 김녕리 4947번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 김녕리 781번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 김녕리 784번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 김녕리 792번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 김녕리 825번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 김녕리 825번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 덕천리 120-1번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 동복리 1103번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 상도리 산 139번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 세화리 400번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 세화리 678-2번지제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 월정리 산 41-21번지제주특별자치도 제주시 노형동 321-5번지제주특별자치도 제주시 봉개동 753-3번지제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 곽지리 1187번지제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 납읍리 676번지제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 봉성리 2418번지제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 상가리 406번지제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 유수암리 1356-1번지제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 하가리 56번지제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 하가리 644번지제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 하가리 713-8번지제주특별자치도 제주시 연동 1120번지제주특별자치도 제주시 연동 1120번지제주특별자치도 제주시 영평동 864번지제주특별자치도 제주시 오라이동 468-1번지제주특별자치도 제주시 용강동 1177번지제주특별자치도 제주시 용강동 1220번지제주특별자치도 제주시 용강동 1750번지제주특별자치도 제주시 용강동 256번지제주특별자치도 제주시 월평동 1077번지제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 대흘리 1951-1번지제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 대흘리 2364-2, 2364-4제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 대흘리 793번지제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 와흘리 2177번지제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 와흘리 533번지제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 조천리 산 104번지제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 함덕리 3708-1, 3708-4제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 함덕리 500-2번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한경면 고산리 655번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한경면 두모리 1032번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한경면 두모리 1998-4번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한경면 용수리 609번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한경면 저지리 1124번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한경면 저지리 2083번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한경면 판포리 688번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한경면 판포리 74번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한림읍 명월리 134-1번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한림읍 명월리 1486번지, 1352제주특별자치도 제주시 한림읍 상명리 1129번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한림읍 상명리 402번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한림읍 상명리 455번지제주특별자치도 제주시 한림읍 협재리 2401번지제주특별자치도 제주시 화북이동 2687번지제주특별자치도 제주시 화북이동 5554번지제주특별자치도 제주시 회천동 103번지제주특별자치도 제주시 회천동 1594번지제주특별자치도 제주시 회천동 3-23번지제주특별자치도 제주시 회천동 3-24번지제주특별자치도 제주시 회천동 3-8번지제주특별자치도 제주시 회천동 52번지 위 개농장은 가축분뇨법상 미신고된 불법 개농장이며 여러 불법성이 보이는 바, 이에 대한 확인 및 행정처분을 촉구합니다. 1) 가축분뇨의 관리 및 이용에 관한 법률 시행령 상 60㎡ 이상 개농장은 배출시설 신고대상에 해당합니다. 신고되지 않고 운영되는 불법 개농장의 경우 가축분뇨 관리법 제17조 및 제18조에 따라 사용중지 및 폐쇄명령, 동법 제50조 및 시행령 제20조에 따라 과태료 부과 등 행정처분이 내려져야 할 것입니다. 2) 불법 개도살이 이루어질 경우 동물보호법 제8조 위반 가능성이 있습니다. 해당 개농장이 불법 개도살을 할 경우 2년 이하 징역, 2천만원이하 벌금에 처해집니다. 불법 개도살이 이루어지는지 현장 확인 후 경찰에 고발조치 해주시기 바랍니다. 3) 폐기물 관리법 제25조 및 제46조에 따르면 음식물류 폐기물 사료 재활용은 적정 시설 장비를 갖추고 지자체 인허가를 받거나 신고하도록 되어 있습니다. 음식물류 폐기물을 개들에게 급여하는지 확인해 주시고, 위반 시 제66조 조항에 따라 행정조치 바랍니다. 4) 가설 건축물일 경우 : 건축법 제 14조(건축신고) 및 제 20조(가설건축물) 허가 후 견사를 지어야 합니다. 무단 증축된 건축물일 경우 철거 조치 바랍니다. 5) 하수도 오염 사항이 발견될 경우 : 하수도법 제 34조 2항에 따라 개인 하수처리시설 신고가 필요합니다. 공공수역 분뇨, 폐수 배출 상태 확인 후 하수도법 제 77조에 따라 행정조치 바랍니다. 6) 생활 폐기물이 발견될 경우: 생활 폐기물 불법 투기 및 적재는 폐기물 관리법 제13조 위반입니다. 주변에 생활 폐기물을 쌓아두고 방치하는 행위 조사 후 폐기물 관리법 제66조 제1호에 따라 조치해 주시기 바랍니다. 불법 사항 해결에 대한 적극적인 처리와 재발 방지를 위한 신속하고 강력한 행정처분이 이뤄지길 촉구합니다!
Petition to Eugene Cook, Joan Cergol, greg wagner, Chad Lupinacci, Mark Cuthbertson, Jo-Ann Raia
Let's Make Huntington Heckscher Park a Dog-Friendly Park - Allow Leashed Friendly Dogs!
Let's Make Huntington Heckscher Park a Dog-Friendly Park! Surprisingly, unlike nearby dog-friendly Northport Harbor, Huntington Heckscher Park does not benefit from a dog-friendly environment. Huntington Heckscher does NOT allow leashed dogs. Recently, unaware Huntingtonians with leashed dogs have been harassed by Heckscher's patrolling staff warning and asking them to leave if they bring leashed dogs. Huntington is a town proud of its tradition of inclusivity and Heckscher Park should reflect that belief. Non-profit LI-Dogs said, “The leashed dogs policy works well in Northport, not to mention thousands of other busy community parks around the country, and there’s no reason to think Heckscher Park should be different.” https://lidog.org/ Because dogs aren’t allowed at Heckscher, the park wastes tax payer money, since it is virtually empty when there aren’t events. Walking dogs keep Huntington's tax paying citizens and their dogs healthy and also discourages geese from coming up on the pathways, which could keep the pathways free of goose droppings, a health hazard for the children and adults who visit Heckscher. Because of the messy goose excrement, an attendant at Heckscher is unnecessarily tasked each day with washing down the pathways, another waste of money. These geese have had preference over Huntington's local dog community for long enough. Northport Harbor Park has allowed leashed dogs for years and is very busy with happy dog owners walking their dogs and enjoying the events at the park. The addition of leashed dogs provides a family friendly environment, increases tourism, good will, charm, and publicity. See NY Times article on Northport Harbor: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/realestate/living-in-northport-ny.html “the bustle of joggers and dogwalkers on the 1.2-mile walk from their house to the harbor…‘It was just what we were looking for.’”
Petition to Xi Jinping, Terry Branstad, Chen Wu
End the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. #StopYulin
There is a festival in Yulin, China, where local merchants kill thousands of dogs to sell their meat to festival goers. This terrible festival has to stop. And we want to have our voices heard. In 2017, the Chinese government announced measures against sellers of dog meat, such as fines. But they gave up shortly before the start of the Yulin dog meat festival. Since 2009, activists estimate that as many as 15,000 dogs are killed for the Yulin. And it was only with societal pressure that the Chinese government considered ending the sale of dog meat in 2017. We need to keep up the pressure this year! As a global community, sign and share today to help end Yulin and the dog meat trade. Our goal is to launch a major campaign with thousands of signatures, and deliver it to the Chinese embassy. Let's show our outrage! We want the Chinese government to commit to animal rights. We respect the people and culture of China, and we understand that there are many Chinese who are also against the Yulin Festival, as this article shows. Read this excerpt from the story: "More and more Chinese are campaigning to ban the annual festival held on the summer solstice." Let's join those who are against the Yulin Festival! I hope that activists from other countries are inspired by our action and also create campaigns in their countries!
Petition to American Kennel Club, AKC, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
American Kennel Club to remove tail docking as a requirement for show dogs.
It has recently come to my attention that one of the American Kennel Club breed requirements for a rottweiler is to have a docked tail. As some of you may know this is a very outdated barbaric and inhumane practice it is done purely for cosmetic reason and completely unnecessary. I do not believe that animals -no matter what species or breed- should have to be mutilated for a human's personal enjoyment. It's not right and theres no reason for it. Even the UK has outlawed docking tails on pets as it's inhumane. Please support me in my push for the American Kennel club to stop the call for animal mutilation and to start loving our pets for how the look ears, tails, and all. With the support of many I believe that together we can pressure the American Kennel Club into stopping these barbaric practices but I need your help so please for my pets, your pets, and the pets with owners who truly don't care about them - please help me get this out of breed standard and into unacceptable for any show or any breed.
Petition to Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives
Permanently Stop Abusive VA Dog Experiments
UPDATE (September 2018): U.S. Congress and the President enacted a law extending restrictions on VA's dog experiments through 2019. Read more here. --- UPDATE (March 2018): Following your efforts, U.S. Congress enacted a law to de-fund the VA's dog experiments for 2018 and placed dramatic restrictions on the practice. Read more here. We're still working to end this waste and abuse for good! --- As U.S. military veterans, family members, and active duty members, we’re sickened that the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) has been using taxpayers’ money to purchase, breed, abuse and kill dogs in wasteful experiments. The VA’s painful and deadly experiments on dogs are a betrayal of these loyal animals who literally save soldiers’ lives on and off the battlefield. These projects also waste resources desperately needed to provide veterans with care and services. According to news reports and the non-profit White Coat Waste Project, some of the V.A.’s current projects involve: giving mixed-breed puppies heart attacks (Richmond V.A.) cutting into beagle puppies’ brains (Milwaukee V.A.) damaging dogs’ spinal cords (Cleveland V.A.) With the support of 75% of taxpayers and a coalition of influential Democratic and Republican lawmakers, in March 2018 Congress enacted legislation that cuts funding for and drastically restricts future dog testing at the VA. Now, please join us in urging the VA Secretary to PERMANENTLY end this waste and abuse. William Barko, US Army Ret.John Blaha, USAF Ret.Stan Benton, USN Ret. and USAF Ret.Bruce Bryant, US Army Ret.Chris Burand, US Army Ret.Gary Cantara, USAF separated, honorable dischargeWilliam Coll, US Army Ret.Michael Donahue, USNWayne Hair, US Army Ret.Ed Hernandez, USMCWill HubbardJennifer Johnson, USN Ret.Dr. Isis Johnson-Brown, US Army Ret.Ken Phillips, US Army Ret.Robert Reed, USAF Ret.Diane Solomon, USN SpouseTyler Spires, US ArmyVirginia Joy Stovall, USN Ret.Lyn StrangstadDanell Tomasella, US Army Ret.Nancy Warner-BrownJennifer Wilsbacher, US Army Ret.Merrie Wilson, USAF Ret.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Secretary Wilkie
Dogs need your help! Tell Congress to stop cruel taxpayer-funded experiments.
UPDATE (March 2018): Following your efforts, U.S. Congress enacted a law to de-fund the VA's dog experiments for 2018 and placed dramatic restrictions on the practice. Read more here. We're still working to end this waste and abuse for good! --- An investigation by White Coat Waste Project revealed that more than 1,100 beagles, hounds and mixed-breed dogs—even puppies—are subjected to secretive, wasteful and cruel experiments inside government laboratories each year. As a physician, researcher and dog-lover –and someone who once reluctantly experimented on dogs—I know there’s no way to defend the government’s use of dogs for invasive and unnecessary experiments. It’s also a betrayal of a 10,000 year old bond between dogs and humans built upon mutual affection and loyalty. The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and other major news outlets have been documenting how the Department of Veterans Affairs, Pentagon, National Institutes of Health, and other agencies spend taxpayers’ money to abuse dogs: Death by Sand Flies: Infected sand flies are strapped to beagles’ bare skin, causing painful ulcers. Forced Vomiting: Dogs are cut open, their nerves severed, and electrodes are implanted on their intestines. They're then forced to vomit repeatedly. Forced Heart Attacks: "Snares" are tightened around dogs’ coronary arteries to induce heart attacks before they're killed and dissected. American taxpayers are forced to pay millions of dollars for these studies with virtually no access to information about what’s being done or why and how much it costs. Is this how you want your money spent? Please sign our petition to end wasteful spending and increase transparency and accountability about taxpayer-funded experiments on dogs! Most agencies including the VA, DOD, FDA and CDC do not reveal details of how our taxpayer dollars are being used for experiments on dogs, but on one of the few projects for which spending data is available, NIH experimenters have used nearly $6 million of taxpayers' money since 2011 to give dogs heart attacks. Bipartisan Members of Congress also recognize the ethical, scientific and economic problems with these controversial experiments on dogs. They’re now working to help spare dogs from abuse and cut wasteful government spending. Please join us and encourage Members of Congress and the administration to end this wasteful government spending on flawed research.
Petition to President Moon Jae-In, Dr. Euishin Edmund Kim, M.D. (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)
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 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, 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)