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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 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) Dogd and cats were given to humans to love and care for...they are our companions... NOT FOOD!!!!! Get this thru ur heads!!!!
Oct 30, 2014 Candy Hunt
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2014 Heather Tucket
Oct 30, 2014 Missy Kendrick
Oct 30, 2014 Linda York
Oct 30, 2014 Sieglinda Du Preez
Oct 29, 2014 Marta Feio
Oct 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) Cats and dogs are pets, and members of our family. Don't eat your family.
Oct 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2014 Christine Davies we have to STOP THIS NOW....
Oct 29, 2014 Imelda Padilla
Oct 29, 2014 shirley mischuk
Oct 29, 2014 linda ventriglia
Oct 28, 2014 Holly E That is barbaric and uncivilized behavior!
Oct 28, 2014 Mildred Mercado
Oct 28, 2014 Michelle Wilson There is no need to eat cats and dogs: food is not in that short supply! It's barbaric, cruel and unnecessary. It makes as much sense as cannibalism.
Oct 28, 2014 Liliana Torres
Oct 28, 2014 sandy thacker
Oct 28, 2014 Jacqueline Allen
Oct 28, 2014 C. Castro
Oct 28, 2014 MICHELE ALDAO
Oct 28, 2014 zhanna diyesperova THIS IS BARBARIC!!!! damn chinks!!! damn cavemen!!! get urselves some real food and stop eating our friends!
Oct 28, 2014 Paula Ritter
Oct 28, 2014 carmen rico
Oct 28, 2014 Diane Smader
Oct 28, 2014 Lisa Chappel Please stop this brutal practice! Animals at least deserve to be treated humanely.
Oct 28, 2014 Helga S. Please, make the sale and consumption of cat and dog meat illegal..This cruel slaughter must come to an end.
Oct 28, 2014 Monika Jessner
Oct 27, 2014 Audrey mercaldo
Oct 27, 2014 Sheena Warren
Oct 27, 2014 Sharonna Bailey Our dogs and cats should not be treated this way! We need to cease these acts and the government should stop this immediately!
Oct 27, 2014 (Name not displayed) absolutely vile
Oct 27, 2014 (Name not displayed) "The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated." Gandhi
Oct 27, 2014 Matt Chaplin
Oct 27, 2014 laura jablonowski
Oct 27, 2014 Fran Bryerton The torture and horrific barbaric acts these animals face before ultimate death should be chargeable as a felony. Humans are the most cruel creatures on this earth. A meat factories of dogs and cats need to be shut down and the operators put in prison.
Oct 27, 2014 kara belmonte
Oct 27, 2014 Linda Szurley
Oct 27, 2014 leslie spoon
Oct 27, 2014 Wilma Lagrand
Oct 27, 2014 Kari Sorger
Oct 27, 2014 Esther Rodríguez
Oct 27, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please stop this evil act they are here to be loved god blessed us with them
Oct 27, 2014 Olga Cotto
Oct 27, 2014 Mary Morgan
Oct 27, 2014 Phyllis Vculek I can't even contemplate eating one of my pets. This would be like eating any member of my family. It is so heartless. This practice does not speak well for your society.
Oct 27, 2014 JoEllen Kames
Oct 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 27, 2014 Roslyn Schwartz

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