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pyeongchang 2018

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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: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ 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:  http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q 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: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ International Olympic Committee Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Official Website for The 23rd Olympic Winter Games - PyeongChang, South Korea

KOREANDOGS.ORG Activists
534,732 supporters
Update posted 6 months ago

Petition to Sue-jin Kang, Yang-Ho Cho, Jung-Haeng Kim

Honorary Ambassador Sue-jin Kang: Speak for the Korean animals at the PyeongChang 2018!

Honorary Ambassador Sue-jin Kang: Speak for the Korean animals at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games! Dear Sue-jin Kang, You have stated that "I will do my best to let the world know about the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and touch their hearts with Korean culture and colors" as an Honorary Ambassador of PyeongChang 2018. We admire your hard work and dedication, as we understand these qualities all too well ourselves here at KoreanDogs.org where we actively raise awareness and petition for the end of the dog/cat meat trade in South Korea where they are tortured and butchered for food. Living up to your words as a respected representative and ambassador, we kindly ask that you utilize your voice to bring awareness to this much neglected aspect of Korean culture and promote change regarding this illegal industry. Create and build a better and more compassionate South Korea and help to end this trade and save the animals we love and call family. Campaigning and advocating change is a constant demonstration of our compassion and determination to provide better lives and a better world for these animals, and we will not stop until this vision is realized. While individual acts of advocacy are important, standing together in One Voice is powerful beyond measure. Sue-jin Kang, we here at KoreanDogs.org kindly ask you to please use your public platform to raise awareness for this issue, to give a voice to those who have none, and create compassionate change for South Korea.

KOREANDOGS.ORG
11,544 supporters
Update posted 6 months ago

Petition to Byeong-ha Kwon, Yang-Ho Cho, Jung-Haeng Kim

Honorary Ambassador Byeong-ha Kwon: Speak for the Korean animals at the PyeongChang 2018!

Honorary Ambassador Byeong-ha Kwon: Speak for the Korean animals at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games! Dear Byeong-ha Kwon, As the former president of World Federation of Overseas Korean Traders Association and now Honorary Ambassador of PyeongChang 2018, we admire your hard work and dedication, as we understand these qualities all too well ourselves here at KoreanDogs.org where we actively raise awareness and petition for the end of the dog/cat meat trade in South Korea where they are tortured and butchered for food. As a respected representative, we kindly ask that you utilize your voice and public platform to passionately connect with your public, bringing awareness and promoting change regarding this illegal industry, please help us to end this trade and save the animals we love and call family. Campaigning and advocating change is a constant demonstration of our compassion and determination to provide better lives and a better world for these animals, and we will not stop until this vision is realized. While individual acts of advocacy are important, standing together in One Voice is powerful beyond measure.  Byeong-ha Kwon, we here at KoreanDogs.org kindly ask you to please use your public platform to raise awareness for this issue, to give a voice to those who have none, and create compassionate change for South Korea.

KOREANDOGS.ORG
8,612 supporters