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May 15, 2013

Focus:Animal Welfare
Action Request:Protest
Location:Korea, Republic Of
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Subject: Companion Animals in South Korea

"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being." ~Abraham Lincoln

Dear South Korean Government,

I am extremely upset about the torture and consumption of companion animals in South Korea.
With the ubiquity of social medias, everyday we are seeing shocking and heartbreaking images and videos of innocent dogs being tortured and killed in your country.

Even though Korea has established an Animal Protection Law for companion animals, dogs are still beaten, hung, electrocuted, and treated brutally by farmers and slaughters. Also, dogs and cats are still being beaten and boiled alive for so-called elixirs, which do not have medical properties except in the minds of ignorant and gullible customers.

These practices have no place in the modern world. Other Asian countries have banned the eating of dog meat and the cruel industry that goes with it, such as Taiwan and the Philippines. Why does Korea persist in lagging behind these countries and other civilized societies?

It’s the responsibility of the Korean government to once and for all end the cruel dog meat and cat medicine industries in Korea. It is time to dismiss the childish myths and propaganda surrounding these industries and their vile products. It is time to leave behind backward and unnecessary traditions.

And it is time for Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and showing that it really does have a compassionate and ethical society. That means it is time for the 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 proper manner.

Until these things are done, Korea’s reputation in the international community will continue to suffer. Its citizens will continue to face shame and embarrassment. And Korea will continue to be regarded as “third world,” despite its modernization and attempts at globalized thinking.

We urge you and the people of S. Korea to learn the teachings of venerable Beopjeong Buddhist Priest (법정스님 on why S. Korea should immediately end the dog meat consumption: 법정스님의 개식용 반대론 http://koreandogs.org/?p=5557.

From now on, I will boycott Korean products, and I will not support Korean companies or visit Korea until the abuse of cats and dogs has finally ended.

 Sincerely:

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Posted: Wednesday May 15, 2013, 1:54 am
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Ionete Oana (377)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 6:34 am
Disgusting people! Stop that! Must upgrade to the civilizations!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 11:03 am
"As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love." ~Pythagoras
http://www.care2.com/news/member/494960639/3580415

AWAYNOMAILSplz F. (556)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 11:30 am
Done, thanks Anneke.

Larry D Grazier (1407)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 3:15 pm
no comment

Sharon Davidson (343)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 4:25 pm
this is such cruely to animals and ignorance of people the goverment needs to put a stop to this.

Florence Eaise (132)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 5:10 pm
Emails happily sent Anneke thanks for providing a sample letter

Maricruz Lopez (71)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 6:26 pm
Done TU!

Katya J. (61)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 7:11 pm
I am familiar with this issue. And honestly, I think that this is so inhumane, striking and unbelievable cruel, and I sympathize with these innocent animals.
I really hope that something changes, because we can't tolerate this barbaric practice in 21th century.

Sun c. (95)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 9:58 pm
Done!

Anna Undebeck (203)
Friday May 17, 2013, 6:10 am
Sent emails!!! Thank you dear Anneke. (So horrible and heartbreaking)

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