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Started 4 days ago

Petition to Korean President Moon Jae-In, Korean Ministry of Environment, Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare

Korean Government: STOP allowing the dog meat industry to use their dogs as garbage cans!

For more actions you can take please click here: http://koreandogs.org/kara-ministry-environment-campaign/ The Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) has exposed another shameful side to the dog meat trade – and more Government failures. Click HERE to learn more. Not only does the South Korean Government neglect to enforce their animal welfare laws by continuing to allow the appalling and blatantly cruel dog meat trade, but Government Departments, such as the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, fail to properly monitor the food waste disposal business, being carried out as a lucrative side-line to dog meat production – and thereby ensuring continuation of these trades. Food waste is so named as it is just that - waste: filthy slops, which, left untreated, can harbour salmonella and other contaminants, able to cause health hazards on epidemic scale. Such waste must be recycled or disposed of responsibly, yet dog-meat farmers were easily granted licences to recycle food waste as a business, without any proper checks being made by Government Departments to ensure that these ‘businesses’ were capable (or willing) to recycle this waste in an acceptable and legal way; their disposal method: feed it untreated to their dogs, or sell it on to other meat-producing farmers. The Korean Government must step up and take responsibility, the Moon Jae-In Administration must keep its promise to survey the dog meat farms throughout the country, and act on illegal practices – it must bring about change.

KOREANDOGS.ORG
2,108 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to G. Gibson

No Sanctions for North Korea! Instead engage them with commerce.

The Trump Administration is planning a new round of sanctions against the North Korean People in an effort to dislodge its authoritarian leader. When sanctions are imposed they make ONLY the people suffer - the leaders don't even feel it. It is estimated that one baby will die a day due to these proposed sanctions. Do you support punishing the North Korean people for the rhetoric that comes from its leader who the citizens cannot control? I do NOT. Enacting further sanctions is doubling-down on a stupid and cruel policy. Join me in opposing this stupid sanctions policy before it is put in place. 트럼프 행정부는 권위주의 지도자를 탈퇴시키기 위해 북한 인민에 대한 새로운 제재 조치를 계획하고있다. 제재가 가해질 때 그들은 사람들에게 고통을 줄뿐입니다. 지도자들은 그것을 느끼지도 못합니다. 이러한 제재 조치로 인해 아기 1 명이 사망 할 것으로 추정된다. 시민들이 통제 할 수없는 지도자의 말로 북한 주민을 처벌하는 것을지지합니까? 나는 그렇지 않다. 추가 제재를 제정하는 것은 어리 석고 잔인한 정책을 두 배로 늘리는 것입니다. 제발 멍청한 제재 정책에 반대하기 위해 제자리에두기 전에 저를 함께하십시오. It is obvious to me that the Trump Administration is utterly ignorant of the history and culture of the Korean People. I have lived in Korea for an extended period of time and I can tell you that they are not called "The Irish of Asia" for nothing. Koreans are a kind, generous, hard working, and reasonable people until you try to push them around. If you attempt to push them around they will dig their heels in, and fight you with everything they have. These people have endured and survived a brutal Japanese occupation this way and it is deep in their national character. 트럼프 행정부가 조선 인민의 역사와 문화를 전혀 모르고 있다는 것은 분명합니다. 나는 한국에 장기간 머물렀다. 나는 그들이 아시아의 아일랜드 사람이라고 부르지 않는다고 말할 수있다. 한국인들은 친절하고, 관대하며, 열심히 일하고 합리적인 사람들입니다. 주위에 밀어 넣으려고하면 발 뒤꿈치를 파고 자신이 가진 모든 것을 가지고 싸울 것입니다. 이 사람들은 이런 방식으로 잔인한 일본인의 직업을 견뎌내고 살아 남았고, 그들의 민족 성향이 깊다. Join me in not only opposing sanctions, but in the effort to propose an entirely new approach to North Korea. Along with opposing new sanctions, I propose that we: 1) work to include North Korea into our international trade networks, 2) offer North Korea a REAL peace treaty that will establish an internationally recognized border and retire the 1953 Armistice Agreement, 3) open up cultural exchanges and make our universities available to young aspiring North Koreans. If you want to change North Korea you need to do it through trade and exchanges not through brutality. 북한에 완전히 새로운 접근법을 제안하려는 노력의 일환으로 제재에 반대 할뿐 아니라 저와 함께하십시오. 새로운 제재를 반대하면서 나는 다음과 같이 제안한다 : 1) 북한을 국제 무역 네트워크에 포함시키고, 2) 북한에 국제적으로 인정 된 국경을 수립하고 1953 년 정전 협정을 폐기 할 진정한 평화 조약을 제공하며, 3) 개방 젊은 대학생들이 우리 대학을 이용할 수 있도록 도와줍니다. 북한을 변화시키고 싶다면 잔인성이 아닌 무역과 교류를 통해 북한을 변화시켜야합니다.  

G. Gibson
487 supporters
Started 6 days ago

Petition to Mayor Jukka Mäkelä of Espoo, Finland

Tell Friendship City, Osan, Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture/Eating of Dogs & Cats

For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/friendship-city-campaign-osan-south-korea-espoo-finland/ Mayor Jukka Mäkelä  of Espoo, Finland: Tell Friendship City, Osan, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats. Espoo has become Friendship City with Osan, South Korea.  This relationship was no doubt formed in the spirit of friendship and for your mutual benefit, for business links and trade etc.  And, while Espoo would have expected to learn about the differences in cultural practices of the Osan citizens, we feel certain that your city would have hesitated to form such a Friendship City relationship had your city known about the aberrant and cruel practices routinely carried out in the dog and cat meat trades in Osan and all over South Korea.  Lucrative, but illegal trades which carry on unchallenged: with no enforcement of the laws and no punishment for those violating them. 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. In Osan 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. 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. We believe that there must surely be some social responsibility for the representatives of one city to take a stand against any wrongdoing being sanctioned or ignored by their Friendship City.  As such, we ask you to please urge Osan Mayor Sang-Wook Gwak to take action, and to state that Espoo and its citizens demand that Osan issue an official document 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/ We believe these demands are in line with the spirit and goals of Friendship cities to establish friendly communications in the areas of tourism, commerce, cultural exchange and public health. Your action is important; it can and will help save the lives and reduce the suffering of animals tragically caught up in the South Korean dog and cat meat trades.  Many Mayors from around the world have supported our campaigns by reaching out to their various counterparts within South Korea.  Take Bucheon, for example, such action really made a difference: they are now working hard towards becoming the first ‘dog meat free’ city in South Korea, by closing down illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, and mandating that restaurants stop selling dog meat dishes!  Inspiring news, resulting from direct action by inspiring people, like yourselves. International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained Osan, South Korea’s image.  Don’t let it also tarnish your City’s Friendship city relationship. The time to end this tragedy is now.  The favor of your reply is requested.

KOREANDOGS.ORG
2,478 supporters
Started 7 days ago

Petition to County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III of Prince George’s County

Tell Friendship City, Cheonan, S. Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture/Eating of Dogs.

For more actions you can take please click here: http://koreandogs.org/friendship-city-campaign-cheonan-south-korea-prince-georges-county-maryland/ County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III of Prince George’s County: Tell Friendship City, Cheonan, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats. Prince George’s County has become Friendship City with Cheonan, South Korea.  This relationship was no doubt formed in the spirit of friendship and for your mutual benefit, for business links and trade etc.  And, while Prince George’s County would have expected to learn about the differences in cultural practices of the Cheonan citizens, we feel certain that your county  would have hesitated to form such a Friendship City relationship had your county known about the aberrant and cruel practices routinely carried out in the dog and cat meat trades in Cheonan and all over South Korea.  Lucrative, but illegal trades which carry on unchallenged: with no enforcement of the laws and no punishment for those violating them. 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. In Cheonan 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. 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. We believe that there must surely be some social responsibility for the representatives of one city to take a stand against any wrongdoing being sanctioned or ignored by their Friendship City.  As such, we ask you to please urge Cheonan Mayor Bon-Yeong Gu to take action, and to state that Prince George’s County and its citizens demand that Cheonan issue an official document 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/ We believe these demands are in line with the spirit and goals of Friendship cities to establish friendly communications in the areas of tourism, commerce, cultural exchange and public health. Your action is important; it can and will help save the lives and reduce the suffering of animals tragically caught up in the South Korean dog and cat meat trades.  Many Mayors from around the world have supported our campaigns by reaching out to their various counterparts within South Korea.  Take Bucheon, for example, such action really made a difference: they are now working hard towards becoming the first ‘dog meat free’ city in South Korea, by closing down illegal dog farms and slaughterhouses, and mandating that restaurants stop selling dog meat dishes!  Inspiring news, resulting from direct action by inspiring people, like yourselves. International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained Cheonan, South Korea’s image.  Don’t let it also tarnish your county’s Friendship City relationship. The time to end this tragedy is now.  The favor of your reply is requested.

KOREANDOGS.ORG
1,883 supporters