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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 28, 2016 Thomas Murphy
Sep 27, 2016 carol gagnon
Sep 26, 2016 Ada Novero
Sep 25, 2016 lia onda
Sep 24, 2016 Lisa Evans PATHETIC HUMANS!
Sep 24, 2016 Tanya Smith
Sep 23, 2016 michael lyons
Sep 23, 2016 Leslie Dumont-Norling
Sep 23, 2016 Cindy Edwards
Sep 23, 2016 Christina Ruelas This is terrible and sad that we have to sign a petition to stop this country from eating a dog or cat that should be viewed as a pet! What is wrong with this country.
Sep 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 23, 2016 Kim Fox
Sep 23, 2016 nina Faso/Ringstad
Sep 23, 2016 Joyce Brogger
Sep 22, 2016 Janice McDaniel
Sep 21, 2016 inmaculada sanchez raya
Sep 20, 2016 Albert D'Alessandro
Sep 20, 2016 Flora Pankau
Sep 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2016 Tonia O'Neil
Sep 20, 2016 Linda McCarthy
Sep 19, 2016 JANICK SANSON
Sep 19, 2016 Suzanne Stephens
Sep 18, 2016 amy plamann
Sep 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2016 Hannah Koh It is so cruel
Sep 18, 2016 Sandra Lubrano
Sep 18, 2016 Kathleen Voisin
Sep 18, 2016 Marina Nemeth
Sep 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2016 heather gadbois
Sep 17, 2016 Leslie Wingerath
Sep 17, 2016 Olena Burym
Sep 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2016 Chaz Velasco
Sep 16, 2016 Heather Corry
Sep 16, 2016 Marie Armandy
Sep 16, 2016 gladys carp STOP THIS BARBARIC PRACTICE
Sep 16, 2016 Victoria Mccay
Sep 16, 2016 Lisa Annecone
Sep 15, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please stop
Sep 15, 2016 Fiorella Baso
Sep 15, 2016 nelly junet
Sep 15, 2016 Arlene Hammond
Sep 14, 2016 Barbara Smuts
Sep 14, 2016 Mihaela Andreea Donadin
Sep 13, 2016 Lorna House
Sep 13, 2016 Joanna Ziajew
Sep 13, 2016 Veronica Myers-Fuqua

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