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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

Dec 4, 2016 Bente Petersen
Dec 4, 2016 Ashley Bowie
Dec 3, 2016 Mary Tucci Cannot believe this This horrific MAKE IT ILLEGAL
Dec 3, 2016 Amanda Hanson
Dec 3, 2016 cristina duarte
Dec 3, 2016 Stacey O'Brien Friends not food!
Dec 3, 2016 Jul Mirer
Dec 2, 2016 Deborah Smith Cats and dogs give unconditional love and deserve to receive the same in return
Dec 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 2, 2016 lisa fields
Dec 2, 2016 Jamie Dampier
Dec 2, 2016 Maria Santiago
Dec 2, 2016 Elaine Parker
Dec 2, 2016 Paula Mattila
Dec 2, 2016 (Name not displayed) This is not right. They are abused and tortured. Please stop this horrible practice just for mankind's amusement.
Dec 2, 2016 angela riley this needs to stop fucking assholes
Dec 1, 2016 Peggy Schuetz
Dec 1, 2016 Jen vonSchlieder
Nov 30, 2016 Helen Johnson
Nov 29, 2016 Rochelle Stankovitz Animals are companions, not food. Animals do have feelings: they feel pain(emotional/pshyical). Animals deserve love and care.
Nov 29, 2016 Madeline Loder Sickening!!
Nov 29, 2016 Martin Oltman
Nov 29, 2016 Janine Bogden
Nov 27, 2016 Dena Hall
Nov 27, 2016 Jesse Smith
Nov 24, 2016 Julie Emerson
Nov 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 23, 2016 Valeria Molina
Nov 22, 2016 Anita Honeycutt
Nov 22, 2016 Robert Chacon
Nov 21, 2016 Cherryl Keppler
Nov 21, 2016 Cara Ammon
Nov 20, 2016 Oxana Moseychuk
Nov 20, 2016 Brian Tercha
Nov 20, 2016 Murry Caetano
Nov 20, 2016 Sharon Keller
Nov 19, 2016 Lisa Li
Nov 19, 2016 Janice Bergeron
Nov 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2016 D Mccoy
Nov 18, 2016 Victoria Berrueco
Nov 18, 2016 georgheta burca
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Nov 18, 2016 tasha j
Nov 18, 2016 Rowena Jacobs
Nov 18, 2016 Carrie Wiebe
Nov 18, 2016 chang muly
Nov 18, 2016 heidi bosmans
Nov 17, 2016 anurag wagh
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