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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

Aug 20, 2017 Brenda Philipsen
Aug 19, 2017 Helen Piessens
Aug 19, 2017 Jeannette de Agnolo
Aug 19, 2017 Pamela Parker
Aug 19, 2017 SallyAnn Yohn
Aug 18, 2017 Sylvie GENARD
Aug 17, 2017 Michelle Maisonave
Aug 17, 2017 Rob Croft
Aug 17, 2017 Cheryl Crandall
Aug 16, 2017 Pamela Babcock
Aug 16, 2017 Sue Ellen Lupien
Aug 16, 2017 Tammy Swoboda
Aug 16, 2017 Susan Lindsey
Aug 16, 2017 C. Scott
Aug 16, 2017 Julie Reid
Aug 16, 2017 Bonnie Bushnell
Aug 16, 2017 Alexandra Harteam
Aug 16, 2017 Evelyn Peterson
Aug 16, 2017 Stacy Gold
Aug 16, 2017 Kim Maynard
Aug 16, 2017 Rodica Ardelean
Aug 16, 2017 Michael Cassini
Aug 16, 2017 Sheila Penrod
Aug 16, 2017 Michelle Veckerelli
Aug 16, 2017 Cheryl Page
Aug 16, 2017 nina rosa jacov
Aug 16, 2017 Linda Rodriguez
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Aug 16, 2017 Laura Altman Keep signing and working to end this horror!
Aug 16, 2017 Lucia Bucklin
Aug 15, 2017 Regilyn Ewangan
Aug 15, 2017 myra berario
Aug 15, 2017 Tracy Magee
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Aug 15, 2017 whitney hendrix
Aug 15, 2017 Stavitskaya Natalya
Aug 15, 2017 Brayden Keys
Aug 15, 2017 Aphrodite Rose
Aug 14, 2017 Barbara Vallini
Aug 14, 2017 Debra Carter
Aug 14, 2017 JUDITH COGAN
Aug 14, 2017 Adele Kirk
Aug 14, 2017 Lydia Lafferty Please stop eating dogs and cats!!!
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Aug 10, 2017 Jessica Wolfe-Robinson
Aug 10, 2017 Pamela McBee
Aug 10, 2017 Chantal Eldridge
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Aug 9, 2017 Lauri Moon
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