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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

Oct 24, 2014 emma smith
Oct 24, 2014 Rebecca Cantrell
Oct 24, 2014 Kathleen Withrow Thats not a good thing to do or think about save are babies
Oct 24, 2014 Brenda etheridge
Oct 24, 2014 Sherrie Drone
Oct 24, 2014 Theresa Merland
Oct 24, 2014 Jennifer Martinez
Oct 24, 2014 bobbie beall
Oct 24, 2014 Renee Greenwalt
Oct 24, 2014 Jessica Dymond
Oct 24, 2014 Debbie Dillon
Oct 24, 2014 Macuqui Robau-Garcia
Oct 24, 2014 Diane Saulia IT'S INHUMANE....THIS HAS TO STOP....!!!!
Oct 24, 2014 Josephine Eckert
Oct 24, 2014 kat whelan stop this cruel disgusting Animal cruelty there precious and a friend for a lifetime
Oct 24, 2014 shana ellison
Oct 24, 2014 KARIN BALES
Oct 24, 2014 Mom Morris-jackson
Oct 24, 2014 Kyung Choe
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 24, 2014 lucinda harden
Oct 24, 2014 Genevieve Thompson Makes me sick to think of dogs and cats raised as food.
Oct 24, 2014 Cheryl Mills
Oct 24, 2014 Susannah Martin
Oct 24, 2014 Connie Morales Pets are important for life and not because we could eat them, because they comfort us.
Oct 24, 2014 Jill Mayes This is awful these animals deserve to be loved not eaten they are also not killed humanely cruelty beyond belief!!!!!
Oct 24, 2014 Danielle Storch dogs cats & bunnys are pets aka family. I hope they can all be loved for and well cared for
Oct 24, 2014 Karen Dickson I encourage you, Minister Lee Dong-phil to end the South Korean practice of consuming dogs and cats. We, as human beings, are better that out-dated practice. Thank you for you attention to this matter.
Oct 24, 2014 Laura Craig
Oct 24, 2014 Anna coronis
Oct 24, 2014 Winona Johnston Have some respect for life, South Korea. Maybe you'd like the North Koreans to do to you what you do to the dogs and cats? You are just as brutal as they are. For what you do to pets, I applaud the NK for any punishment they levy.
Oct 24, 2014 Debra Randle This is appalling that it is allowed.
Oct 24, 2014 Jenna Pleasants
Oct 24, 2014 Kirsty Walters
Oct 24, 2014 donna crescioli
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 24, 2014 Paola Quadrini
Oct 24, 2014 marie cote we in America,Canada, attest to the true inhumane nature of consumption of domesticated pets
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 24, 2014 Lawrence Johnson
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 24, 2014 jaquie turcott
Oct 24, 2014 Jen Stouch
Oct 24, 2014 D.M. Hazlitt
Oct 24, 2014 Cheryl MacKenzie
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please please stop the slaughter of cats & dogs for human consumption.
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Come into the 21 century people. Ignorance is no excuse.
Oct 24, 2014 Theresa Cook

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