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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

Sep 22, 2014 Valeria Otazu
Sep 21, 2014 sonali sinha
Sep 21, 2014 Patricia Rowell, PhD
Sep 21, 2014 Leslie McLean
Sep 21, 2014 Tarrie Coselman
Sep 21, 2014 irandokht irani
Sep 20, 2014 Dirk Van Tilborg
Sep 20, 2014 laura lanzi
Sep 19, 2014 Heather Sant
Sep 19, 2014 Chelsea Allayeva
Sep 19, 2014 Breanna Elwin
Sep 19, 2014 atousa shojaie
Sep 19, 2014 courtney devito
Sep 19, 2014 Ivy Verduzco
Sep 19, 2014 Tracy Shirley
Sep 19, 2014 Missy Rzeppa
Sep 18, 2014 Jennifer Adkins
Sep 18, 2014 Tammy Vaughan
Sep 18, 2014 Charlotte Carter
Sep 18, 2014 Kathrine Rabon
Sep 18, 2014 pauline hann
Sep 18, 2014 Amanda Peek This is disgusting and vile! How could anyone eat cats or dogs?? Whats wrong with people?? MAKE IT ILLEGAL!!!!!
Sep 17, 2014 Camryn Lee Korea is BARBARIC, the world is disgusted by your cruelty.
Sep 17, 2014 Nancy Aiken
Sep 17, 2014 Sheila Dillon
Sep 17, 2014 L. Shimabukuro
Sep 17, 2014 Eva Leutenegger
Sep 17, 2014 Jeanette M.
Sep 17, 2014 Celles Koontz Please stop eating dogs and kittens. Or we'll stop buying anything from you.
Sep 17, 2014 Barbara Bise
Sep 17, 2014 Tommie Black
Sep 17, 2014 Rachel Jack I wouldn't buy anything from anywhere in the world that treats animals in this way. Boycott buying from these countries, hurt them in the pocket as it's the only language they speak.
Sep 17, 2014 Elena Vitale
Sep 17, 2014 Janie Carabello
Sep 17, 2014 Marlene Meyers
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) Horrific practice
Sep 17, 2014 Jackie Bailey
Sep 17, 2014 Joy Brown
Sep 17, 2014 Jennifer Severance
Sep 17, 2014 elizabeth ralston Dogs and cats ARE pets NOT meat for consumption.
Sep 17, 2014 Maryann Wheeler
Sep 16, 2014 Natally Klaric
Sep 16, 2014 tabbitha brindle
Sep 16, 2014 R Lefevre
Sep 16, 2014 Dana Myers
Sep 16, 2014 Yvette Dominguez
Sep 16, 2014 Patricia Antonelli
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2014 Courtney Cecere

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