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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 4, 2015 Loreto Elena Fillat de Acosta
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2015 Gisela Marsari
Jul 4, 2015 Jason Starr
Jul 4, 2015 Kelly Ohri
Jul 4, 2015 Maria Simao
Jul 4, 2015 Justin Dengler
Jul 4, 2015 Brooke Munsinger
Jul 4, 2015 E Dumbleton Dogs and cats are our best friends, we are to protect, care and love them. NO Torture, NO killing, NO Barbarism...NO Cruelty...NO Kill them for any reason. Thank you.
Jul 4, 2015 Alexandra Douglas
Jul 3, 2015 Sanam Hedayat
Jul 3, 2015 carolyn Bryant
Jul 3, 2015 Ana Del pino
Jul 3, 2015 Peter Hewitt
Jul 3, 2015 Olga Castello Please stop this horrendously practice. Dogs and cats are not to be eaten
Jul 3, 2015 marian selim
Jul 3, 2015 Haley Norriss
Jul 3, 2015 Debra Lacye
Jul 3, 2015 Renate Schander
Jul 2, 2015 kathy Gaylor
Jul 2, 2015 Isabel carapeto
Jul 2, 2015 Elaine NT
Jul 1, 2015 Regina Luh
Jul 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) This is awful, and should be stopped completely! If there was only something I could do.
Jun 30, 2015 fitri dayanti they are pets not foods! so please stop it :'(
Jun 29, 2015 alicia woodke
Jun 29, 2015 Mayane Ramos
Jun 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please stop!
Jun 29, 2015 Lillian Kraemer
Jun 28, 2015 renae nowicki
Jun 28, 2015 Judy Fore
Jun 28, 2015 Kathleen Heim South Korea, find something else to feed to your people!
Jun 28, 2015 ELENA ATHAN
Jun 28, 2015 Cathy Brennecke
Jun 27, 2015 Tedd Moore
Jun 27, 2015 Katherine Boutelle
Jun 27, 2015 Wanda Bonner
Jun 27, 2015 Nicky Minetti
Jun 27, 2015 yvonne Busink gewoon te gek om los te lopen wat is er toch aan de hand met de mensheid ,lijk ewl of er ijs door de aderen vloeit plaats van bloed.
Jun 27, 2015 william kuhn
Jun 27, 2015 Martin Foster
Jun 27, 2015 n. gottlieb
Jun 26, 2015 Dina Jennings Stop eating pets !
Jun 26, 2015 Kathy Williams
Jun 26, 2015 Jennifer Lightfoot
Jun 26, 2015 Amanda Belles
Jun 26, 2015 cecilia nevel
Jun 25, 2015 Lies daneels
Jun 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please stop this horrific act of violence. These people are unfit for the human race and need to be locked up. These people are murderers!

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