Urge IOC and the South Korean Government to end the brutal dog meat trade

  • by: samantha brown
  • recipient: UK Government & International Olympics Committee

In South Korea, an estimated 5 million dogs are slaughtered every year for their meat. During the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the South Korean government hid all the dog meat restaurants from the sight of international media to avoid criticism, yet the dog meat industry is still thriving today. Without any investigation, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) authorised South Korea to hold the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. 30 years have passed but the situation remains the same, if not worse. Our government should speak out and urge the IOC and South Korean government to respond to the dog meat issue and make the dog meat trade illegal. A huge number of the dogs killed for their meat were family pets that were loved until they were cruelly taken and killed in the most horrendous way. The World Dog Alliance have produced an important documentary in response to the brutal trade across Asia. Please sign my petition to ask the UK government to do something about this barbaric treatment of defenseless dogs.

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