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Petition to Cheongju Mayor Han Beum-Deuk, Kim Ki-Dong, Kim Mi-Ja, Kim Byung-Gook, Kim Seong-Taek, Kim Young-Geun, Kim Yong-Kyu, Kim Eun-Suk, Kim Tai-Soo, Kim Hyeon-Ki, Nam Il-Hyeon, Park No-Hak, Park Mi-Ja, Park Wan-Hee, Park Yong-Hyun, Park Jeong-Hui, Byeon Eun-Young, Byun Jong-O, Shin Eun-Sik, An Sung-Hyun, Yang Young-Soon, Yu Kwang-Uk, Yu Young-Kyung, Yoon Yeo-Il, Lee Young-Shin, Lee Ywan-Bok, Lee Woo-Kyun, Lee Jae-Gil, Lee Jae-Sook, Lee Hyun-Ju, Im Eun-Seong, Im Jeong-Su, Jeon Kyu-Sik, Jeong Woo-Cheol, Jeong Tae-Hun, Choi Dong-Sik, Choi Chung-Jin, Ha Jae-Sung, Han Byoung-Soo, Hong Seong-Gak

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

Cheongju, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets. Click here for more actions you can take: http://koreandogs.org/Cheongju/ http://koreandogs.org/petitions-korean-cities/ In Cheongju 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 Cheongju. 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: 346 Health Food Shops; and 143 dog meat restaurants in and around Cheongju. https://map.naver.com/?query=%EC%B6%A9%EC%B2%AD%EB%B6%81%EB%8F%84+%EC%B2%AD%EC%A3%BC%EC%8B%9C+%EA%B1%B4%EA%B0%95%EC%9B%90&type=SITE_1 https://map.naver.com/?query=%EC%B6%A9%EC%B2%AD%EB%B6%81%EB%8F%84+%EC%B2%AD%EC%A3%BC%EC%8B%9C+%EB%B3%B4%EC%8B%A0%ED%83%95&type=SITE_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 Cheongju 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 Han Beum-Deuk and Cheongju City Council members, Please watch this documentary, “The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea” https://youtu.be/cCdTceduKcY 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):  https://www.ekara.org/activity/against/read/7537 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.

KOREANDOGS.ORG
5,095 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Namyangju Mayor Cho Kwang-Han, Shin Min-Cheol, Kim Hyun-Taek, Jeon Yong-Geun, Lee Cheol-Young, Lee Chang-Hee, Won Byung-Il, Lee Jeong-Ae, Park Seong-Chan, Lee Do-Jae, Kim Jin-Hee, Lee Sang-Ki, Baek Sun-Ah, Kim Ji-Hoon, Lee Young-Hwan, Jang Geun-Hwan, Park Eun-Kyung, Kim Young-Sil, Choi Seong-Im

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

Namyangju, South Korea, Shut down the illegal dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.  Click here for more actions you can take: http://koreandogs.org/Namyangju/ http://koreandogs.org/petitions-korean-cities/  In Namyangju 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 Namyangju. 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: 340 Health Food Shops; and 237 restaurants in and around Namyangju. https://map.naver.com/?query=%EB%82%A8%EC%96%91%EC%A3%BC%EC%8B%9C+%EA%B1%B4%EA%B0%95%EC%9B%90&type=SITE_1 https://map.naver.com/?query=%EB%82%A8%EC%96%91%EC%A3%BC%EC%8B%9C+%EB%B3%B4%EC%8B%A0%ED%83%95&type=SITE_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 Namyangju 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 Cho Kwang-Han and Namyangju City Council members, Please watch this documentary, “The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea” https://youtu.be/cCdTceduKcY   Please watch these videos: https://youtu.be/Yc_3974ml7Qhttps://youtu.be/Gu0ojDsbf2g 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):  https://www.ekara.org/activity/against/read/7537 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.

Sora Yun
61,876 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Royal Canin

Royal Canin:Speak out against the dog meat trade operating outside your facility in Korea!

For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/royal-canin/ Royal Canin: it's time to speak out against the cruel, in-humane and torturous practices in the dog meat trade operating right outside your own pet food facility in Gimje, North Jeolla Province, South Korea!  Whilst we recognize the sizable investment of Royal Canin into the South Korean area of Gimje, which is expected to play an import role in revitalizing the local economy (approx $64 million of direct investment, direct employment of some 60 locals) we remain perplexed at how, a company with the welfare of dogs and cats at its heart, can seek to 'set up shop' in an area with a large dog meat trade operation and dog meat butchery and restaurant scene.  We feel certain that Royal Canin would have hesitated to form such a relationship with North Jeolla Province had your company known about the abhorrent and cruel practices routinely carried out in the dog and cat meat trades in North Jeolla Province and all over South Korea.  Lucrative, but illegal, unregulated (without even the most basic of welfare standards) cruel and unsanitary trade which carries on unchallenged: with no enforcement of the laws and no punishment for those violating them. How can your company and brand preserve its credibility and goodwill for caring for our closest companions, when just down the road, dog meat farms operate with dogs crammed into tiny metal cages, no sanitation, prevalent sickness and starvation, rotten waste as food (no Royal Canin for them!) and no water. Often, the corpses of their dead companions are left in the cage as food.  This is battery farming in its most extreme.  These dogs see no human kindness, standing on the wire rim of their cages looking out onto the rows and rows of others condemned to the same fate.   The dogs are then slaughtered in the most cruel ways in the mistaken belief that this will make their meat 'tastier', 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 often 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. Even livestock have the most basic of rights.  But our closest companions, our intelligent and loyal friends treated in such a way?!  How can your iconic brand bridge the gap here between everything you stand for and what is going on outside your factory doors? In South Korea  shockingly an estimated 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year; 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. 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 a powerful dog friendly brand such as Royal Canin to take a stand against the dog meat industry taking place in North Jeolla Province and across Korea.  Your voice would be a powerful one to add to the many whom have already spoken out against the industry.  Therefore, we urge you to take action, to show your brand is on the side of these dogs suffering right now and to state that Royal Canin is officially opposed to the dog meat industry in Korea and demand 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 the Royal Canin brand, goodwill and global reputation. International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained many Korean companies and cities as well as South Korea’s image.  Don’t let it also tarnish your iconic brand or dissolution your core customer base! The time to end this tragedy is now.  The favor of your reply is requested. Will you speak out for the dogs?

KOREANDOGS.ORG
57,488 supporters
Update posted 1 week 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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