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Every year approximately TWO MILLION dogs are inhumanely caged, tortured and used for food in Korea! The dogs are crammed like vegetables into crates. When a customer makes a selection, the dogs are roughly yanked from the cage and intentionally abused before being slaughtered for the sale.
We are calling upon the Korean government to:
* enforce the existing law under the Korean Animal Protection Act, and
* to strengthen the existing law by amending it to unequivocally state that dogs and cats shall not be slaughtered for human consumption.
This practice of killing and eating dogs is not because of some long-standing cultural tradition. In fact, most Koreans find the cruelty and killing appalling. Yet it continues because it is backed by government indifference and because profit-driven industry forces aggressively promote the myth that eating severely mistreated dogs increases sexual potency.
Now is the time to stop this inhumane practice. Please join IDA and our Korean colleagues by signing this petition urging the Korean government to strengthen and enforce animal protection laws so that these cruelties can be brought to an end!