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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

Jul 24, 2016 lori spears
Jul 24, 2016 Maricela Gomez Makes me so dam angry to think this animals have no common sense or any type of feelings , and I'M TALKING ABOUT THIS THINGS CALL HUMANS , LITTLE ANIMALS HAVE MORE FEELINGS THEN THIS PIECES OF CROP.
Jul 24, 2016 Liliana Serrato
Jul 24, 2016 Andrew Sulay
Jul 24, 2016 tanya denson
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2016 Marjan Stemmann
Jul 23, 2016 Catherine Lambert
Jul 22, 2016 maurizio slanzi
Jul 22, 2016 Karen Van Tuyle
Jul 22, 2016 Karen Myers
Jul 22, 2016 sanya gnc
Jul 22, 2016 Billie Orechovesky
Jul 22, 2016 Anne Atkinson
Jul 22, 2016 kathie kern
Jul 22, 2016 Mary Ann Rosso
Jul 20, 2016 Jacob Spillman
Jul 20, 2016 Mary DANDREA
Jul 20, 2016 Eileen Duppstadt
Jul 19, 2016 Denise Dynan
Jul 19, 2016 Cynthia Feezell
Jul 19, 2016 Tiffany McBride
Jul 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2016 eci okta
Jul 17, 2016 Beth Hall
Jul 16, 2016 Holly Martinell
Jul 16, 2016 Suzette Hoyt
Jul 16, 2016 Barara Alves Stop the pain and the crying from dogs and cats. Stop the acts of tortures. Stop it now!!!!!!!
Jul 16, 2016 Nina Nava
Jul 15, 2016 Debbie Cornell
Jul 15, 2016 (Name not displayed) This is NOT HUMAN.. STOP THIS SICK HATRED ACT
Jul 15, 2016 Krissy Kubacki
Jul 15, 2016 Gale Blake
Jul 15, 2016 Larry Thoms
Jul 15, 2016 julie wiebe
Jul 15, 2016 Kim Miller
Jul 15, 2016 Patricia Streeter
Jul 15, 2016 chris garvey
Jul 15, 2016 Eleonora Bacchini
Jul 14, 2016 Silke Jahn
Jul 14, 2016 Ken stein
Jul 14, 2016 catherine mengani
Jul 14, 2016 Marga Star Cats and Dogs Are Pets, Not Food.
Jul 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 14, 2016 Elizabeth Margaret Seff
Jul 13, 2016 Nikolay Moltchanoph
Jul 13, 2016 Lisa Ann Kelly & Family
Jul 13, 2016 (Name not displayed) F*cking sickos! You're DISGUSTING!
Jul 13, 2016 Diane Caird

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