South Korea: Stop Dog Meat Abuse

As a world leader in technology, it is time for South Korea to take a stand on animal welfare and enact its current animal protection laws. South Korea's lack of action in protecting companion animals such as dogs and cats casts a negative light on your country's image as the "Land of the Morning Calm."

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.

The reputation of South Korean companies such as Samsung, LG, Hyundai, Daewoo and Kia are being damaged as people around the world call for boycotts against South Korean companies until the Korean government take a stand on behalf of suffering animals and end the dog and cat meat trade.

It is disappointing that South Korea can be a world leader in technology but so far behind in animal welfare and sanitation, despite having existing animal welfare laws in place. An estimated 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are brutally slaughtered each year for human consumption.

It is time for South Korea to put aside its myths and propaganda surrounding dog and cat meat. Eating pet meat in the past is not an excuse for South Korea to continue the practice. Human slavery was very popular once upon a time, but is now abhorred, the same as dog and cat meat is abhorred throughout most of the world.

It has nothing to do with Western criticism or Korean nationalism pressuring it's citizens to eat dog meat to show loyalty to their country. Food is no longer scarce in South Korea and physical labor is no longer severe. Until the mid-1980s eating dog meat was socially frowned upon and practiced in the secrecy of one's own home to avoid negative social stigma.

During the world economic surge in the mid-1980s, clever marketing tactics elevated South Korea's modern day pet meat trade to mainstream acceptance, making it a haven for exchanging large amounts of cash while answering to no-one for the brutal cruelty deliberately inflicted to produce "tenderized" tough meat, under the false assumption it will boost a man's libido or offer super natural healing powers.

There is nothing cultural about promoting shame, violence, torture, illness and death. A nation's culture should evoke pride and positive self image. It is time for South Korea to save face and end the dog and cat meat trade. Taiwan and Hong Kong show that ending the pet meat trade can be enacted and enforced, resulting in the countries being embraced and elevated to people around the world.

South Korea has a growing number of pet owners who live in constant fear of their pet being stolen for meat. Korean pet owners have global support from animal lovers world wide who echo their words: "end the dog and cat meat trade."

South Korean dogs are still being beaten, hanged, set on fire and electrocuted. Dogs born onto dog meat farms are pumped with antibiotics to keep them alive in squalor, fed swill and forced into cannibalism as dead dogs are tossed into the food chain. They are treated as objects, do not receive medical treatment and are forced to endure extreme heat and freezing sub-zero temperatures. Many dog meat farmers deliberately burst the ear drums of their dogs to curb barking.

Cats are treated as cruelly as dogs and are boiled alive for so-called health tonic elixirs which do not have any medical properties or super natural healing powers.

We respectfully ask that the President of South Korea:

- Implement existing laws against animal cruelty, maltreatment and neglect.
- Implement existing laws to end the dog and cat meat trade.
- Remove legal grey areas of the existing laws
- Provide funding for trap, neuter and release programs to prevent street dogs and cats from breeding.
- Implement laws to make owners responsible for their dogs, to prohibit dogs loitering on streets.
- All dogs and cats to be vaccinated against rabies.

YOU CAN HELP US FIGHT FOR DOGS AND CATS IN THE MEAT TRADE BY JOINING US AT: FACEBOOK: FIGHT DOG MEAT and WEBSITE: WWW.FIGHTDOGMEAT.COM

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As a world leader in technology, it is time for South Korea to take a stand on animal welfare and enact its current animal protection laws. South Korea's lack of action in protecting companion animals such as dogs and cats casts a negative light on your country's image as the "Land of the Morning Calm."

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.

The reputation of South Korean companies such as Samsung, LG, Hyundai, Daewoo and Kia are being damaged as people around the world call for boycotts against South Korean companies until the Korean government take a stand on behalf of suffering animals and end the dog and cat meat trade.

It is disappointing that South Korea can be a world leader in technology but so far behind in animal welfare and sanitation, despite having existing animal welfare laws in place. An estimated 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are brutally slaughtered each year for human consumption.

It is time for South Korea to put aside its myths and propaganda surrounding dog and cat meat. Eating pet meat in the past is not an excuse for South Korea to continue the practice. Human slavery was very popular once upon a time, but is now abhorred, the same as dog and cat meat is abhorred throughout most of the world.

It has nothing to do with Western criticism or Korean nationalism pressuring it's citizens to eat dog meat to show loyalty to their country. Food is no longer scarce in South Korea and physical labor is no longer severe. Until the mid-1980s eating dog meat was socially frowned upon and practiced in the secrecy of one's own home to avoid negative social stigma.

During the world economic surge in the mid-1980s, clever marketing tactics elevated South Korea's modern day pet meat trade to mainstream acceptance, making it a haven for exchanging large amounts of cash while answering to no-one for the brutal cruelty deliberately inflicted to produce "tenderized" tough meat, under the false assumption it will boost a man's libido or offer super natural healing powers.

There is nothing cultural about promoting shame, violence, torture, illness and death. A nation's culture should evoke pride and positive self image. It is time for South Korea to save face and end the dog and cat meat trade. Taiwan and Hong Kong show that ending the pet meat trade can be enacted and enforced, resulting in the countries being embraced and elevated to people around the world.

South Korea has a growing number of pet owners who live in constant fear of their pet being stolen for meat. Korean pet owners have global support from animal lovers world wide who echo their words: "end the dog and cat meat trade."

South Korean dogs are still being beaten, hanged, set on fire and electrocuted. Dogs born onto dog meat farms are pumped with antibiotics to keep them alive in squalor, fed swill and forced into cannibalism as dead dogs are tossed into the food chain. They are treated as objects, do not receive medical treatment and are forced to endure extreme heat and freezing sub-zero temperatures. Many dog meat farmers deliberately burst the ear drums of their dogs to curb barking.

Cats are treated as cruelly as dogs and are boiled alive for so-called health tonic elixirs which do not have any medical properties or super natural healing powers.

We respectfully ask that the President of South Korea:

- Implement existing laws against animal cruelty, maltreatment and neglect.
- Implement existing laws to end the dog and cat meat trade.
- Remove legal grey areas of the existing laws
- Provide funding for trap, neuter and release programs to prevent street dogs and cats from breeding.
- Implement laws to make owners responsible for their dogs, to prohibit dogs loitering on streets.
- All dogs and cats to be vaccinated against rabies.

YOU CAN HELP US FIGHT FOR DOGS AND CATS IN THE MEAT TRADE BY JOINING US AT: FACEBOOK: FIGHT DOG MEAT and WEBSITE: WWW.FIGHTDOGMEAT.COM

After signing the petition please be sure to take the option to SHARE on Facebook etc.

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