IDA is buzzing with activity in preparation for our International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs and Cats, now just a few days away. We have organized over 40 events in 6 countries focusing worldwide attention on the plight of dogs and cats tortured, killed and eaten (or boiled for "elixirs") in South Korea. South Korean embassy and consulate workers in the U.S. and Canada will spend their lunchtime on August 16 viewing our signs and reading our brochures. World-wide, demos will take place on various days throughout next week. Click here to read more including links to our new poster and brochure that you can download and print for distribution, for free.
IDA's International Day Of Action For South Korean Dogs And Cats Draws Worldwide Attention
IDA’s 7th annual International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs and Cats was an inspiring success! Forty cities around the world participated in protests, leafletings outside South Korean Embassies and Consulates, tableing, petition gathering, and letter writing events. We presented the South Korean Consulate in San Francisco with over 15,000 individually signed petitions from IDA members asking the South Korean government to strengthen laws regarding dogs and cats to end their torture and consumption.
We received extensive media coverage from TV stations in San Francisco and Washington DC plus articles in national, regional, and Asian print media. This year’s action definitely brought worldwide attention to the plight of the South Korean dogs tortured and killed for their meat. Check out the photos of our events across the U.S. and around the world.
The Animal Advocates of Arizona got creative and held an event at the vegan Restaurant, Green in Tempe, Ariz., where 35 attendees sent 92 handwritten letters to South Korean officials. Dozens more around the state of Arizona and hundreds around the country also sent letters. Click here too send your own letters.
Passersby in Long Beach, Calif., met four dogs rescued from a dog meat farm by the South Korean organization CARE and brought to the U.S. by Happy Angels Dog Rescue in Los Angeles, all available for adoption. Many people sat down with them and wanted to know their stories. Koa, a three-legged dog, embodies the hope of all South Korean dogs and cats in the meat industry, that they too will someday be free and loved as companion animals. IDA’s International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs and Cats helped bring that day one step closer.