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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

May 26, 2015 Brandon Magruder
May 26, 2015 Louise Harbour, Canadian attorney
May 26, 2015 Patty Lanting
May 26, 2015 Caroline de Ville de Goyet
May 26, 2015 Jacquelyn Jones
May 26, 2015 Dana Kánská
May 25, 2015 Pat Hassler We should be honored that dogs and cats have chosen us to be their companions. They need our protection from despicable people that do them them harm! I am horrified of the things humans can perpetrate on defenseless animals.
May 25, 2015 Wilhelmina Castagnetto I saw a documentary 15 years ago showing just HOW you kill your cats and dogs that you eat, showed cats being skinned alive and thrown on an open skillet, cats crammed into bamboo cages and then dumped into a huge pot of boiling water, You disgust me.
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 charlotte Wahlstrom
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 Olga Madzarevic
May 25, 2015 KAREN GARCIA
May 25, 2015 pat hermans
May 24, 2015 Lauren Stein
May 24, 2015 Leslie Ann Rodarte
May 24, 2015 Tana Robertson
May 24, 2015 Jessica Hernandez
May 24, 2015 Angel Pisciotta
May 24, 2015 Ralph Phillips
May 24, 2015 Jana-Mae DeCambra
May 23, 2015 MICHELE SMITH
May 23, 2015 Amalia Asturias
May 23, 2015 Cathy Sikes
May 23, 2015 Kelsey OToole this is horrible. These animals are so smart and loving. There are many other ways to get food. And I guarantee that they aren't being treated nicely before slaughter.
May 23, 2015 Alice Fewings
May 23, 2015 simon davies
May 22, 2015 Tami Fleming
May 22, 2015 erin ramage
May 22, 2015 Penny Karn
May 22, 2015 lori steimel
May 22, 2015 Ann Erbacher Grey
May 22, 2015 Mary Duquette
May 22, 2015 John & Saundra Mercer
May 22, 2015 Rainbow Morrow
May 22, 2015 Heather Donohue
May 22, 2015 Marina Kotelnikova
May 22, 2015 Vickie Horsley Very inhumane !! They are, our companions & not suppose to be our food supply!
May 22, 2015 Connie Nosker
May 22, 2015 Deena Loeffler
May 22, 2015 Kimberly Youngblood
May 21, 2015 Donna Campolieti
May 21, 2015 Nancy Phillips These creatures are living, feeling loving creations from God !! They are companions. NOT to be abused and eaten !! This is vile !! Stop it !!!
May 21, 2015 Jessie Gordon
May 21, 2015 svetlana davidovic
May 21, 2015 lydia zink
May 21, 2015 Emilee Johnson
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed) Save animals
May 20, 2015 bobbie rodriguez stop killing cats and dogs they were send from God to help us and to love us.
May 20, 2015 Janna Arrington

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