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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

Jan 22, 2017 maria carranza
Jan 22, 2017 Moni Raiff
Jan 22, 2017 toni Thomas
Jan 22, 2017 Roxanne Lavin
Jan 22, 2017 Becky Evans
Jan 22, 2017 Penny Lowry OMGosh, look at this poor dog's paws. STOP the torture.
Jan 22, 2017 Cindy Poole
Jan 22, 2017 Louise Buhler
Jan 22, 2017 Patty Rasmussen
Jan 22, 2017 lisa dewitt
Jan 22, 2017 PAULA PEACOCK
Jan 22, 2017 Svenja Hudson
Jan 22, 2017 Suzanne Anderson
Jan 22, 2017 Lori Marsh
Jan 22, 2017 Coreen Ferrell
Jan 22, 2017 Howard Cohen
Jan 22, 2017 Lisa Karp
Jan 22, 2017 Dawn Hahn
Jan 22, 2017 Chang Muly
Jan 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2017 Stacey Crook
Jan 22, 2017 Tania Barette
Jan 21, 2017 Patricia Rank
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Jan 19, 2017 Kevin Maisonave
Jan 18, 2017 arline lohli
Jan 17, 2017 Megan Schneider
Jan 17, 2017 Dunja Srdanovic
Jan 17, 2017 Charity Chambers
Jan 16, 2017 Leslie Braxton Most people in this world regard your eating dogs and carts as barbaric and a not a thing intelligent people do. It is viewed as disgraceful and backward.
Jan 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 16, 2017 Richard Smith
Jan 16, 2017 linda shingles
Jan 16, 2017 L. Sherrill Any living creature that has the capacity to show intellect and emotion should NOT be used for food. That is cruel, heartless and inhumane.
Jan 16, 2017 Renee Snyder
Jan 16, 2017 Marie Perry
Jan 16, 2017 Amina Dhumaad
Jan 15, 2017 April Brown
Jan 14, 2017 Denise Getzinger
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Jan 12, 2017 Emily Camp
Jan 12, 2017 Marie Santoro
Jan 11, 2017 M Busch
Jan 11, 2017 Mary Prelovsky
Jan 11, 2017 sharon esposito
Jan 11, 2017 Bronwyn Daniels
Jan 11, 2017 Kathie Eckerson
Jan 11, 2017 Libby+Esther berman
Jan 11, 2017 Elena Semper

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