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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 29, 2015 Maureen Jackson
Aug 28, 2015 Judy Spaulding
Aug 28, 2015 Lea Faulks
Aug 28, 2015 Megan Robinson
Aug 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2015 Jennie Palise
Aug 28, 2015 Taylor Jace
Aug 28, 2015 Christine Geise
Aug 28, 2015 delores richardson
Aug 28, 2015 Gillian Cockwill
Aug 28, 2015 Angela Watson
Aug 28, 2015 Sarah Darling
Aug 28, 2015 colby mef that's just gross stop eating dogs and cats are not food for consumption please help the animals no cruelty be the better people for our planet
Aug 28, 2015 Rose Thompson
Aug 28, 2015 Amanda Torres
Aug 28, 2015 Susan Hall
Aug 27, 2015 Martha Kubik
Aug 27, 2015 Margaret O'Neill
Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2015 Dolores Herrmann
Aug 26, 2015 Janet Lindsey
Aug 26, 2015 Teresa Heiser
Aug 26, 2015 Marsha McIntire
Aug 26, 2015 Linda Santoso
Aug 26, 2015 Maria Mason
Aug 26, 2015 Corinna Borkert
Aug 26, 2015 Rita Vercauteren Stop met het eten en vermoorden van 🐶 en katten!!!!!!!!!
Aug 25, 2015 Naomi Martin
Aug 25, 2015 Sue Hall
Aug 25, 2015 denyse miele
Aug 25, 2015 Sylvia Hill Don't BUY ANYTHING that's MADE in KOREA. It's the ONLY language these people understand. It's the ONLY way they will STOP doing this to cats and dogs. Really says a lot about this country and it's people. Not civilized, yet.
Aug 25, 2015 Josh Smith
Aug 25, 2015 Christopher Aguilar
Aug 25, 2015 Leisa Baumann
Aug 25, 2015 Laura Dani
Aug 25, 2015 Marion Bost
Aug 24, 2015 Raynor Allen
Aug 24, 2015 Clifford J. and Christine E. Schmutz
Aug 22, 2015 Micheal&+Patty Nyiri
Aug 22, 2015 Deb Hart
Aug 21, 2015 carina ines demirdjian
Aug 21, 2015 Laura Pelky
Aug 21, 2015 debra rivera
Aug 21, 2015 Chandler Vandekerkhove
Aug 20, 2015 rebecca flannery These animals should be treated as friends,not food!!!!
Aug 20, 2015 Denise Bunce
Aug 20, 2015 Angels Puig
Aug 20, 2015 Tara Wallace
Aug 20, 2015 L Derderian
Aug 19, 2015 Janice Martz

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