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yulin dog meat festival

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Petition to Samsung Semiconductors and LCD Panels, Samsung, Samsung - Corporate Communications Team, President Moon Jae-In, President Yang-Ho Cho, CEO Nick Hayek, CEO Don Thompson, CEO Andrew N. Liveris, CEO Jeff Immelt, CEO Charles W. Scharf, CEO A. G. Lafley, President Kazuhiro Tsuga, CEO Thierry Breton, CEO Muhtar Kent, Chairman & CEO In-Ho Kim, Mayor Park Won Soon, Mayor Byung-Soo Suh, Governor Kyung-Pil Nam, Danielle Meister Cohen, Fleishman Hillard, Allison & Partners, Robin Schultz, Current Lifestyle, Tom Beermann, Allison & Partners - Samsung, Christina Pantin, President Akio Toyoda, Gary Garfield, Chang-Kyu Hwang, Todd Spaletto, Yang-Ho Cho

To Sponsors of PyeongChang2018: help bring an end to the dog/cat meat trade in South Korea

To the Sponsors of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea: please help bring an end to the dog and cat meat trades in South Korea As sponsors of these Olympic Games, we are contacting you to ask for your help: please will you consider withdrawing your sponsorship of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics?  You have the power to influence the South Korean government by putting pressure on them to end the horrific cruelty that is routinely inflicted on the animals involved in all areas of the dog and cat meat trades. Did you know that, in South Korea, each year an estimated two and a half million dogs are electrocuted, hanged, or beaten to death?  Were you aware that thousands of cats are slaughtered for soups and so-called “health” tonics - often by throwing the living animal straight into boiling water? These animals are deliberately killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because many South Koreans believe the insidious myth that the more an animal is made to suffer, the more delicious or efficacious their meat products will become for the consumer. The practice of eating dogs is not widely accepted in South Korea; it gained popularity after South Korea was left devastated by the effects of war.  What, then, can the justification be in 2017 for continuing this aberrant practice, with South Korea having become such a prosperous nation?  What excuse can the authorities give for allowing these illegal trades to continue unpoliced, unpunished, and unchallenged?  We now ask that you do not endorse a nation that endorses such unspeakable cruelty and shows so little consideration for the health and happiness of its citizens.  Please insist that the dog and cat meat trades are ended now - and ended permanently – or take action by withdrawing your sponsorship.Respectfully, Click for Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Action Center: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ Korean Olympic Committee Homepage: https://www.sports.or.kr/eng/index.do Samsung Vice Chairman & CEO: Oh-Hyun KwonSamsung Electronics Building 40th FloorPost Office Box 170, Seochodaero 74-gil 11 , Seocho-gu Seoul, Postal Code 06620South Korea 1-800-726-7864 FREEContact email: sanjose@sra.samsung.com; samsungblog@samsung.com; recruituk@samsung.com; d2.cohen@sea.samsung.com; SamsungHEMedia@fleishman.com; samsungmobile@allisonpr.com; r.schultz1@samsung.com; SamsungDI@allisonpr.com; samsungha@talktocurrent.com; tom.beermann@ssi.samsung.com; SamsungCIT@allisonpr.com; SamsungBusiness@allisonpr.com; Courtney.Kessler@edelman.com; Homepage Global: http://www.samsung.com/function/ipredirection/ipredirectionLocalList.do Send the online message: https://contactus.samsung.com/customer/contactus/formmail/mail/MailQuestionGeneral.jsp?SITE_ID=76&PROD_ID=2088Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samsungTwitter: https://twitter.com/samsung Click for more contact info of Samsung Companies: http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest-s-korean-companies/ Samsung USHomepage - USA: http://www.samsung.com/us/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamsungUSTwitter: https://twitter.com/SamsungUS The Coca-Cola Company CEO:  Muhtar Kent P.O. Box 1734 Atlanta, GA 30301, USA 1.800.GET COKE (800.438.2653 FREE) Homepage: http://www.coca-cola.com/en/index.html Submit letter here: https://secure.thecoca-colacompany.com/ssldocs/mail/eQuery_product.shtml Atos CEO:  Thierry Breton River Ouest 80, Quai Voltaire 95877 Bezons, France Contact email: more-info@atos.net, info.na@atos.net Homepage: http://atos.net/en-us/ The Dow Chemical Company CEO Andrew N. Liveris 2030 Dow Center Midland, MI  48674, USA 800-258-2436 FREE (U.S. and Canada) Homepage: http://www.dow.com/ Office Locations: http://www.dow.com/locations/office.htm Submit letter here: http://www.dow.com/company/contact/ General Electric Company CEO:  Jeff Immelt 3135 Easton Turnpike Fairfield, CT 06828, USA 1-203-373-2211 Investor Relation contact email: ir.contacts@corporate.ge.com Homepage: http://www.ge.com/ Submit letter here: https://www.ge.com/contact/contact_form.html?ref=http://www.ge.com/ McDonalds Corporation CEO:  Steve Easterbrook 2111 McDonald's Dr. Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA 1-800-244-6227 FREE Homepage: http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/home.html Submit letter here: http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/contact_us/social_responsibility/social_responsibility.html Omega The Swatch Group Ltd CEO:  Raynald Aeschlimann Seevorstadt 6 P.O. Box 2501 Biel / Bienne, Switzerland Phone: +41 32 343 68 11 Homepage: http://www.swatchgroup.com/intro_en Submit letter here: http://www.swatchgroup.com/en/services/contact_us/contact_form Panasonic President:  Kazuhiro Tsuga Panasonic Corporation 1006, Oaza Kadoma, Kadoma-shi, Osaka 571-8501, Japan Phone: +81-6-6908-1121 Panasonic Corporation of North AmericaCEO: Joseph M. TaylorTwo Riverfront Plaza Newark, NJ 07102 Homepage: http://panasonic.com/ The Procter & Gamble Company CEO, Chairman and President:  A. G. Lafley 1 or 2, Procter & Gamble Plaza Cincinnati, OH 45201, USA Phone: 1-513-983-1100 Contact email: Shareholders.IM@pg.com Homepage: http://www.pg.com/en_US/index.shtml Submit letter here: http://pg.custhelp.com/app/ask/session/L3NpZC9KcjEyQloybA%3D%3D Visa CEO:  Alfred F Kelly Jr Visa Inc. P.O. Box 8999 San Francisco, CA 94128 - 8999, USA 1-800-847-2911 FREE Contact email: ir@visa.com, globalmedia@visa.com Homepage: http://usa.visa.com/?country=us&ep=v_gg_new&akamai=true Submit letter here: https://corporate.visa.com/utility/contactus.jsp ToyotaPresident Akio Toyoda Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.19001 South Western Ave.Dept. WC11Torrance, CA 90501 USA1- 800-331-4331 FREE Homepage: http://www.toyota.com/Submit letter here: http://www.toyota.com/support/#!/app/askFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/toyotaTwitter: https://twitter.com/ToyotaMotorCorp BridgestoneCEO: Masaaki TsuyaBridgestone Americas535 Marriott DriveP.O. Box 140990Nashville, TN 37214-0990615-937-1000 Homepage: http://www.bridgestone.com/regional/north_america/Submit letter here: http://www.bridgestoneamericas.com/en/contact-us/write-to-usFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BridgestoneTiresTwitter: https://twitter.com/Bridgestone KT(Korea Telecom)CEO: Chang-Gyu Hwang90 Bulljeong-ro (206 Jungja-dong), Bundang-gu, Seongnam-city, GyeongGi-Do, Postal Code 13606South Korea+82-1588-8448 or +82-31-390-7111Contact email: webmaster@kt.comHomepage: http://www.kt.com/pr/sns.jspFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/withKTgroupTwitter: https://twitter.com/olleh The North FacePresident Todd Spaletto2701 Harbor Bay PkwyAlameda, CA 94502 USA (510) 618-3500Contact email(For Press and Media related inquiries): pamela_ajello@vfc.com; jessica_hollister@vfc.com; lindsey_sine@vfc.com;Homepage: https://www.thenorthface.com/Submit letter here: https://www.thenorthface.com/help/contact-us.htmlFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenorthfaceTwitter: https://twitter.com/TheNorthFace Korean AirCEO: Yang-Ho Cho260 Haneul-gil (1370 Gonghang-dong), Gangseo-gu, Seoul Postal Code 07505South Korea +82-2-2656-7114 Homepage: https://www.koreanair.com/global/en.htmlSubmit letter here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KoreanAir.USTwitter: https://twitter.com/KoreanAir_KE Alibaba GroupExecutive Chairman: Jack Yun MaAlibaba (China) Co., Ltd:969 West Wen Yi RoadYu Hang DistrictHangzhou 311121ChinaU.S. Office:400 South El Camino RealSuite 400San Mateo, CA 94402 USATel: (+1) 1-408-785-5580Fax: (+1) 1-408-748-1218United StatesHomepage: http://www.alibaba.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlibabaUS?spm=a2700.7848340.0.0.x10SU3Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlibabaTalk SKCEO: Tae-Won CheySK Group26 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul Postal Code 03188South KoreaTel: +82 2 2121 0114Homepage: http://www.sk.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skstory/Twitter: https://twitter.com/skstory_blog LGCEO: Bon-Joon KooLG Electronics Headquarters Corporate Communications TeamP.O. Box 150-721LG Twin Towers 128 Yoidae-ro, Yeongdungpo-gu, SeoulPostal Code 07336South KoreaTel: +82-2-3777-1114Fax: +82-2-3777-5331Email: john.taylor@lge.com; taryn.brucia@lge.com; Christopher.demaria@lge.com; kim.regillio@lge.com; franc.lee@lge.com; lgpr@lge.com; Homepage: http://www.lg.com/usFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/LGUSATwitter: https://twitter.com/lgus LOTTEGeneral Chairman: Kyuk-Ho ShinChairman: Dong-Bin ShinLotte Shopping81 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, SeoulPostal Code 04533South KoreaTel : +82-2-2118-2020FAX: +82-2-2118-2028Homepage: http://www.lotte.co.kr/eng/index.jspFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/LOTTEshoppingTwitter: https://twitter.com/LOTTEstory POSCOCEO: Oh-Joon KwonPOSCO6261 Donghaean-ro, Nam-gu, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-doPostal Code 37859South KoreaEmail: webmaster@posco.co.krHomepage: www.posco.comContact: http://www.posco.co.kr/homepage/docs/eng5/jsp/support/qa/s91f1010010l.jsp?news_cat_num=1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HELLOPOSCO      

KoreanDogs.org Activists
183,754 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Mayor Sherman P. Lea, Sr. of Roanoke

Tell Sister City, Wonju, Korea, That We’re Opposed to Torture/Consumption of dogs and cats

Mayor Sherman P. Lea, Sr. of Roanoke: Tell Sister City, Wonju, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats. Roanoke, we need to make you aware of the illegal and immoral dog and cat meat trade operating within the boundaries of your Sister city, Wonju, South Korea.  We urge you to take action, set the right example and work with us to change this. 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 Wonju there are countless dog 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. Please urge Wonju Mayor Chang-Muk Won to take action and state that Roanoke and its citizens demand that Wonju 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 Sister cities to establish friendly communications in the areas of tourism, commerce, cultural exchange and public health. International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained Wonju, South Korea’s image and severely tarnished your city’s Sister city relationship. The time to end this tragedy is now.  The favor of your reply is requested. ----------------------------------------------------- For more actions you can take visit:  http://koreandogs.org/sister-city-campaign-wonju-south-korea-roanoke-virginia/ Short link for this petition: https://goo.gl/LSQeNJ  

KOREANDOGS.ORG
4,476 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy

TIME Magazine, Urgent plea to run a story on the Dog/Cat Meat Trade; Dog and Cat Holocaust

Time Magazine Editors, we passionately urge you to run a feature article or story on a horrendous atrocity taking place every day, 365 days a year. You are one of the worlds most widely read, circulated and beloved magazines; covering current events around the globe. Your readers are the people who would care about this issue. This atrocious event is current and happening as we speak right now. There is a scourge on our planet. That is the Dog and Cat Meat Trade in Asia.  (see live videos and still pictures directly below) China, Henan Province, Nanyang City. March 9 2017 illegal street LIVE skinning An Entire Live SKinning Process VERY GRAPHIC! (The above footage shot in Hothot, Mongolia China- note the agony visible in the dogs eyes. Note the paws are being cut off. This is a Chinese delicacy. Note the blood. Note the citizens standing there laughing, as if this were normal. Note the puppies, sitting nearby, probably next in line.) living dog, hanging from feet being skinned live dog burning while beating it down with stick  VIDEO: burning tortured dog trying to escape flamethrower dog being boiled while hanging from pincher type meat hook Every single year, an estimated 30 million sweet, innocent, loyal, trusting dogs and many cats worldwide are savagely butchered, to be consumed by the human species - by people who are not poor; nor hungry.  Not only during Yulin Dog Festival in China, BokNal Festival in Korea, but year round. Every 13 seconds in Asia alone, a dog; or cat -- is tortured in unimaginable ways then slaughtered. It is a multi million dollar black market business due to the criminal activity of traders stealing these dogs. Sadly, mans best friend - who would lay down its life for any human; pays the price. The meat market traders and consumers are not starving. There is plenty of other food to eat. Brits: The Angels of Yulin .... undeniably, best photos of the trade. The Seoul Times: great article about this trade video: man boiling large dog alive in open pit couldron, outside Betrayal of Humankinds Best Friend: very graphic LIVING dog electrocution We kindly implore you to consider bringing this story in its full unadulterated truth, to more people. There have been reports/stories put out there, in the United States; but none have gone into the horrific torture. The average person here, while they may have heard about this trade probably is not aware of the "real" story. U.S. news reports gloss over it or sugar coat it. Just like the ABC video above. No one has shown the barbaric ways in which they are tortured first. That's where TIME Magazine comes in. I'm petitioning today to show YOU. Posting graphic images is not absolutely necessary but it truly catches peoples attention. These haunting images are what drive people to act. It should be mentioned that while we don't condone the activity, and we are not suggesting what they should or should not eat; we are only asking you simply address the issue of ending the inhumane, purposeful and prolonged killing - barbaric and so very unnecessary. Mr Duffy, Ms Gibbs; turning our backs changes nothing. The very leather gloves you might be wearing this winter most likely came from a dog skinned ALIVE somewhere in China. See the very top link. It shows the pictures. http://koreandogs.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Hanging-dog.jpg bludgeoned, slit throat, being skinned child cries next to her beloved roasted pet. This should be the poster child for the trade. FRONT cover worthy. Peoples lives are ruined by this heinous activity. Children are subjected to trauma and learn that this is acceptable, thus perpetrating from generation to generation.....No, its not. HERE IS A QUICK SYNOPSIS OF THE TRADE: Torturing the terrified animal for long periods of time is known as "tenderizing" the meat. To deliberately induce as much adrenaline as possible into the conscious animal's body, to ensure the meat is as tender as possible; under the ridiculous, unproven, false myth and misguided belief that fear driven adrenalized, endorphine rich meat passes greater medicinal value, cures cancer, tastes better and boosts men's libido. Nothing could be further from the truth. In most cases this unnecessary torture is witnessed by other caged dogs (and cats) waiting the same fate, thus increasing fear. If an animal somehow survives, it is often not killed immediately but given "round 2" of more - till it succumbs. It is absolutely and totally FALSE that "this has been tradition for centuries" as the Chinese traders, marketers, restauranteers and consumers will try to argue. This cruel practice is neither culture nor tradition! beloved pet hung by neck, witnessing dog in background dog boiled while conscious This trade involves intensely long and extremely violent animal cruelty, as well as flagrant criminal activity, in the theft of private property. Dogs (many stolen pets) are fully alive while bludgeoned by heavy metal poles then barbecued still conscious on grills, (seen above) set on fire, blow-torched, electrocuted in the anus, boiled alive in huge cauldrons of boiling hot water to de-fur them, disemboweled alive, paws sawed off, gouged out eyes, skinned alive, (they live approximately 10 agonizing minutes after a live skinning) crucified alive by nail gunning to tables or walls, debarked, ear drums pierced, pregnant dogs fetuses ripped out and thrown on the street to die....and unfortunately much more. skinning a live dog while it peers up in agony at its torturer South Korea has become the "Land Of The Morning Scream" as residents living in proximity to any dog slaughterhouse will attest to. Instead of natural beauty with clear waters running in tranquil mornings, South Korea is filled with piercing screams of live animal torture and blood running on killing room floors. Before the savage torture / slaughter take place however, animals must travel many days even weeks; from all across China, with no food or water; to the slaughter houses. Many die en route - they are the lucky ones. Crammed like sardines into tiny wire cages with broken bones from the force, crushed to near death with the weight of dogs on top of each other, they can hardly breathe. On average, 12 dogs per 1 meter square wire cage. Under no shelter, in the heat of summer sun or the freeze of winter. Ravaged with disease. Sick, starved and filthy. Feces covered. If they survive that long horrendous trip - they are then lead to slaughter at the meat markets and restaurants, in front of the public and young impressionable children too. Thrown around like rag dolls at market with no mercy or compassion to their plight. Sold to the buyer, then mercilessly clamped around the neck with forceps, dragged while whimpering with fear and killed. "You want fresh dog paw? I be right back...." One of the most disturbing facts about this practice is the Theft of Private Property. Tragically, so many of the these animals are beloved, stolen family pets still wearing house collars and name tags. Days prior to slaughter they knew nothing but joy and love. Then they are snatched by unscrupulous traders with poison darts. Once down and incapacitated, they quickly lasso the dog and whisk it away in waiting vans, before anyone sees. This happens mostly at night or when the owners are away. Activists in China tell of how the so-called police are nothing but corrupt greed driven crooks, who think nothing of taking a token payment in exchange for allowing trucks filled to the brim with dogs through checkpoints and onto slaughter, when they really are supposed to be arresting the dog traffickers and saving them. video: THEFT OF PRIVATE PROPERTY As world leaders in technology and development it is disappointing that China and Korea have no animal protection laws to guard the well being of it's animals. Fully conscious dogs are hung up while their lower legs / paws cut off with a dull knives, some hanging and in flames, then their eyes gouged out and are skinned alive, still conscious and writhing in agony as they hang from the neck, or one leg, muzzles tied shut with wire, unable to scream out in pain. Muzzled shut, dogs cant even cool off in the intense heat of summer.  Where is the humanity? PLEASE CLICK ON THESE PICTURES BELOW: fully conscious dog being burned to death beheaded dog; bludgeoned to death cats awaiting execution terrified animals muzzled / bound in cramped cages on their way to slaughter dog boiled alive fighting for its life "cracklin" dog Secondarily, the practice poses serious health risk to consumers and tourists alike, with the CDC and World Health Organization linking the trade to cholera and rabies. Many people have died eating rabid meat simply because there are no health standards in this particular unregulated food industry. In May 2016, U.S. Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced H. Res. 752; (now called H. Res 30) a resolution condemning China's dog meat trade and the annual dog meat festival that takes place in Yulin every June. It calls on the Chinese government and Yulin authorities to end the dog / cat meat trade and to better enforce food safety and animal transportation laws. This resolution stands to go the U.S. House of Representatives floor for vote very soon. The time to act is now! To see a full list of what the resolution entails go here: https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=7212&autologin=true&s_src=sh_fb Millions of people and organizations around the world have signed petitions supporting H. Res 30 and back its cause. Since the advent of social media, there has been a global outcry and pouring of support from every corner of the planet, in condemnation; the likes of which are reaching historical proportions. It's an evil, deplorable trade that has no place in modern society. China, as one of the worlds leaders in trade relations, economy and commerce, must stop telling the world this is acceptable- because it is not. The world is watching them. And when Seoul Korea hosts the 2018 Winter Olympics, if it even happens, attendance will plummet. The world is watching them too. Boycotts against tourism, the 2018 Seoul Olympics, and the products these countries produce, are taking place right now in staggering numbers. Animal Welfare Institute excellent article on the trade HELP US FIGHT FOR SWEET LOVING INNOCENT ANIMALS IN THE MEAT TRADE BY JOINING US AT: http://www.stopthedogandcatmeattradeworldwide.com/ www.dogsandcatsoffthemenu.com www.koreandogs.org http://savekoreandogs.org/ WWW.FIGHTDOGMEAT.COM World Dog Show Controversy Ricky Gervais interview : http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/06/17/ricky-gervais-against-yulin_n_7601856.html Kim Bassinger at Last Chance For Animals . com Please! Visit this page to see many heartbreaking (& heartwarming too) stories, videos and photos: https://www.facebook.com/animalhopeandwellness/?pnref=story The wonderful man who runs the above non profit foundation is Marc Ching. He has a beautiful family and children. He is personally responsible for shutting down 10 slaughterhouses, single handedly, as he has traveled to Asia eleven separate times from California to "bear witness" to these atrocities. Many of the videos you see were taken by him to document the trade in order to spread awareness. It is extremely dangerous work. He has nearly been killed doing it. To go into the heart of darkness and see the sinisters; the killing up close and personal; would break even the most strongest of people. Yet he soldiers on; over and over, continuing to speak for those who cannot. Another animal warrior is Nami Kim from Seoul, South Korea. Nami works alone on the front lines, walking into dog meat farms where she pulls them out with her bare hands, one by one, taking them to safety. With little to no resources, she negotiates with owners and shuts many factory dog farms down. And it is a very lucrative business for these men. Yet, she has managed to open a sanctuary for the dogs before re-homing them all over the world. She makes sure each and every rescued dog receives the veterinary care it needs. She works with local Korean governments to change existing cruelty laws and she is making huge progress. She is creating many waves and people are finally listening. So i ask, TIME Magazine, will you? Will you speak for the voiceless; the innocent, the defenseless - the broken animals?  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Activists: After signing the petition please be sure to take the option to SHARE on Facebook Twitter, etc. Thank you.

lynn rosa
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Petition to Dr. Bae Jin Sun, DMV, Seung-Nam Kim 김승남 의원 (Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Members in Assembly), Minister Kwon Jae-Jin 법무부 권재진 장관, In-Jae Lee 이인제 의원, Myung-Hee Yoon 윤명희 의원, Seong-Bum Shin 신성범 의원, Jae-Won Kim 김재원 의원, Young-Rok Kim 김영록 의원, Mr. Kyu-Seong Choi 최규성 의원, Seoul Convention Bureau 서울 컨벤션뷰로, Yoon-Seok Jang 장윤석 의원, Tae-Gyeong Ha 하태경 의원, Minister Byung-Se Yun 외교통상부 윤병세 장관 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade), Ambassador Sung-Nam Lim 주영국 한국대사관 임성남 대사 (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in United Kingdom), Minister Jeong-Boo Je 법제처 제정부 처장 (Minister of Government Legislation), Moon-Pyo Hong 홍문표 의원 (Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Members in Assembly), Chairperson Sam-Yeol (Samuel) Koo 국가브랜드위원회 구삼열 위원장 (Presidential Council on Nation Branding), Choon-Jin Kim 김춘진 의원, Woo-Nam Kim 김우남 의원, Mr. Jin-Yung Woo 해외문화홍보원 우진영 원장, Byeong-Seug Park 박병석 대한민국 국회부의장, Mr. Han-Gil Kim 김한길 민주당 당대표, Mr. Woo-Yea Hwang 황우여 새누리당 당대표, Prime Minister Hong-Won Chung 정홍원 국무총리, Minister Seung Chung 식품의약품안전처 정승 처장, President Geun-Hye Park 대한민국 박근혜 대통령, Minister Jin-Ryong Yoo 문화체육관광부 유진룡 장관, Prosecutor General Han Sang Dae 검찰총장 한상대, Minister Seong-Kyu Yun 환경부 윤성규 장관, Mr. Jae-In Moon 민주당 문재인 국회의원, CEO Cham Lee 한국관광공사 이 참 사장, Mr. Byung-Suk Lee 이병석 대한민국 국회부의장, Mr. Chang-Hee Kang 강창희 대한민국 국회의장, Governor Kim Moon-Soo 경기도 김문수 도지사, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon 국제 연합 반기문 사무총장, Mayor Park Won Soon 서울특별시 박원순 시장, Vice Minister Young-Chan Lee 보건 복지부 이영찬 차관, Minister Dong-Phil Lee 농림축산식품부 이동필 장관, Mr. Oh-Seok Hyun 현오석 국무총리겸 기획재정부 장관, Ambassador Ho-Young Ahn 주미 한국대사관 안호영 대사 (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to USA)

Seoul, South Korea! Enforce the Ban on Despicable Dog Meat Trade-Close down Illegal Dog Slaughterhouses & Restaurants in Gyeongdong Market!

Dear Mayor Park Won-Soon, In South Korea, the home of global companies such as Hyundai/Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK, POSCO,... (http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest-s-korean-companies/global-500-companies-based-in-south-korea/) estimated 2 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year because of the greed of dog eaters and the dog meat industry. And one of the largest markets in South Korea that sells dogs dead and alive for meat is the infamous "Gyeongdong Market" in Seoul Metropolitan City(http://english.seoul.go.kr/?SSid=101_01) If you have ever wondered what a hell would be like, just take a visit or watch the videos on Gyeongdong Market (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tplMHTQjzpU) This place is a "Hell on Earth" with helpless man's best friends in cages after cages waiting for the heartless customers to order them to be slaughtered on the spot by electrocution, hanging, beating,...and thrown into boiling water. Dogs are being killed in full view of other dogs terrified in cages, in public and in broad daylight. Thousands of dogs tortured all their lives in unimaginable misery and agony in dog farms around the country meet their tragic ends at this market. Also, many abandoned former pets end up in this market as meat giving shame to the human race. Based on a recent news article (South Korea’s dog meat clash (http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/542514.html)도살장 뜰장에 개들이 구겨넣어지는 까닭은? 전국 식용견 500만마리? 문화상대주의에 도전하는 생명권 (http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/society/environment/542500.html) there are 8 slaughterhouses around Cheongnyangri residential area near Gyeongdong market alone. Seoul Metropolitan City is indeed a "Heartless, Lawless World(무법천지 無法天地)"! What is shocking is that all these unspeakable cruelties are illegal, even by the South Korea's weak Animal Protection Law and various other laws governing their country. Yet why are the laws consistently flouted? Shameful indifference by the Seoul Metropolitan City, the South Korean government and the majority of their citizens who do not care about these animals or indeed any livestock (having buried alive over 8 million creatures in 2011 during the Foot and Mouth Crisis (http://youtu.be/W62g6L9bHfQ) That is the reason why this illegal and gruesome industry is still thriving in this otherwise modern and industrialized nation. That and greed, not cultural difference or historical reasons. Brave and dedicated animal rights activists in South Korea have been campaigning to ban this illicit industry for many years without much success because they are a small minority compared to the total population.  There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for human consumption yet these laws are routinely and blatantly ignored. Seoul Metropolitan City Official Announcement No.94 (2/21/1984) bans the sale of dog meat as "repugnant food" but there is absolutely no enforcement. (https://goo.gl/oW5Bhs) 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, Article7 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/ Also, routinely water is injected into the dog's blood vessels using a high pressure water hose to inflate their weight.  Evidence of violations are overwhelming and clearly documented. Below are few of many videos available that proves these violations:  ‘Street of Horror’ Dog slaughterhouses in the heart of Seoul  http://koreandogs.org/street-horror-dog-slaughterhouses-heart-seoul/  Korean Dog Meat - Former Pets 3 http://youtu.be/_JPYK3yTqWY  Korean Dog Meat - Former Pets 4 http://youtu.be/hXe3GV0GOB4  Cruelty during transport http://youtu.be/MJ1Z4ZT1Sv8  South Korea's Cruel and Gruesome Dog Meat Industry - "Two faces of Traditional Markets" http://youtu.be/LHn8IDRdprE  It's time the Seoul Metropolitan City and the South Korean government stop turning a blind eye on this illegal and cruel industry and enforce their law. It's time they stop making excuses about "Legal Blind Spot" and pointing fingers at each other for the problem. In Korean adage, "So Tam Dae Shil (소탐대실 小貪大失 )" means you can suffer a big loss in going after a small gain. We urge Seoul Metropolitan City and the South Korea to realize that there is much bigger loss at stake while they are insisting on a small gain of another choice of meat. It is time that South Korea show the world that they are not devoid of compassion and conscience and that they take their Animal Protection Law seriously. We, the people of the world, will boycott all South Korean products and tourism until this shameful atrocity of dog meat trade finally comes to an end.

Isabel S. Han
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