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Dogs and cats are our companions here in the United States, but in some areas of South Korea, they are considered culinary delicacies. Up to two million dogs and cats are slaughtered for their meat and consumed each year in South Korea.

In most cases, the animals grow up in unsanitary, factory farm-like conditions with little protection from extreme weather and no exercise, companionship or medical care. When it comes time for slaughter, dogs can be electrocuted, hanged, beaten or burnt to death.

Although a fair number of South Koreans have eaten dog meat at least once in their lifetime, only a small percentage eats it regularly. In fact, there is a large and vocal group of Korean people against dog meat consumption.

Nevertheless, the dog meat trade is a profit-driven, tax-free and unregulated industry, and due to the demand for meat across Southeast Asia, the South Korean government continues to support it.

Call on the South Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to make the sale and consumption of cat and dog meat illegal.

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Dear Minister Lee Dong-phil:

While some in South Korea practice the long-time tradition of consuming cats and dogs, we in America attest to the true inhumane nature of consumption of domesticated pets. I'm writing to insist that the South Korean government rethink its support of an industry that perpetuates deplorable treatment of dogs and cats.

Cultural biases aside, it's impossible to deny that dogs in the meat trade are treated miserably in South Korea. The vast majority of these animals suffer greatly, both throughout their lives and in death. The manner in which most are slaughtered should raise alarm bells for us all, and not just in those opposed to eating dog meat.

Additionally, polls have shown that only a small percentage of South Koreans eat dog meat regularly, and that most are offended by this cruel, profit-fueled industry.

I think it's time the government represent its majority and cease support for this inhumane practice. Do the right thing. Make the sale and consumption of cat and dog meat illegal.

Thank you for considering my comments.

Petition Signatures

Mar 5, 2015 Rose Jones
Mar 5, 2015 Jordan Parmenter
Mar 5, 2015 Heidi Hartman
Mar 4, 2015 Sharon Norway
Mar 4, 2015 Karen Baka
Mar 4, 2015 Michelle Peacock STOP this utter barbaric treatment right now! It is much more than unacceptable. It is evil and not in keeping with the times. It is archaic
Mar 4, 2015 Vicky Krogg
Mar 4, 2015 ashley bartley
Mar 4, 2015 Elena Armstrong
Mar 4, 2015 Katherine Black
Mar 4, 2015 gabi blau
Mar 3, 2015 Darlene Duff
Mar 3, 2015 Ann Singer Is it really that hard to raise livestock in your countries. That you have to eat dogs and cats?
Mar 3, 2015 Rene Croteau
Mar 3, 2015 Angela Joyner
Mar 3, 2015 Cheryl Pavliv
Mar 3, 2015 Rosemarie Signer
Mar 2, 2015 Phil Neal
Mar 2, 2015 Jeanette Murray
Mar 2, 2015 Dawn Barrett
Mar 2, 2015 Diane Myers Treat these animals in a humane way
Mar 2, 2015 BC Stock
Mar 2, 2015 debbie pullin
Mar 2, 2015 Rick Thomason
Mar 2, 2015 Emilia Stefanova
Mar 2, 2015 dalila orellana
Mar 2, 2015 Anna-Maria Bell
Mar 2, 2015 jennine woo
Mar 2, 2015 Lynda Bennett
Mar 2, 2015 Debbie McNab
Mar 2, 2015 mary clausing
Mar 2, 2015 Trevor David Betts
Mar 2, 2015 Tiffany Brown
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2015 julia moore i will never in my life go to this cruel country. they truly are disgusting to animals..so wrong so unnessesery..you make me sick
Mar 1, 2015 Vivian Bartlett
Mar 1, 2015 Rosemary Williams
Mar 1, 2015 Pamela Burke
Mar 1, 2015 Sofia Carrion
Mar 1, 2015 Angela Scott
Feb 28, 2015 Michael Ramirez
Feb 28, 2015 Trina Garcia
Feb 28, 2015 Gilay Oliveira Souza de Azevedo
Feb 27, 2015 john armstrong
Feb 27, 2015 johnnie thompson
Feb 27, 2015 Karyn Pappel Idiot backwards country and people.
Feb 27, 2015 debbie morris
Feb 27, 2015 Annita Williams
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) Utterly abhorrent. I feel immensely fortunate to live in a country where this does not occur. I would rather be forever imprisoned than a member of this society. Off the scale level of reprehensibility.
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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