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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

Oct 22, 2017 Mary Rothschild
Oct 22, 2017 Faye Harbottle Not only is the consumption horrible, but the treatment of animals is horrific. It happens in the US as well, but at least here we have legal protections in place that we can call upon. Thank you for this petition.
Oct 22, 2017 Shari Yvon-Lewis
Oct 22, 2017 Phyllis Tatten
Oct 21, 2017 Leigha Henson
Oct 21, 2017 marina danilova
Oct 20, 2017 Marianne Arreaga
Oct 20, 2017 Monica Preis
Oct 20, 2017 Julie Karstensen
Oct 20, 2017 Linda Romano
Oct 20, 2017 Dianne Lynch
Oct 19, 2017 Vanessa Montoya
Oct 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2017 Rex De Silva
Oct 19, 2017 Paula Mattila
Oct 19, 2017 Kelly Bonin
Oct 19, 2017 Michelle Missbauer
Oct 19, 2017 Heidi Ansell
Oct 19, 2017 Jen Houston
Oct 19, 2017 Jolanta Bukowińska
Oct 19, 2017 Linda Love
Oct 19, 2017 Ronald Brogan
Oct 19, 2017 Lilian Hamburguer
Oct 18, 2017 dana newsom
Oct 18, 2017 Marvin Schulz
Oct 17, 2017 Debbie Sandberg
Oct 17, 2017 Doug Mead
Oct 17, 2017 Beverly Schwarz
Oct 16, 2017 Sue Coughlin
Oct 16, 2017 Lori Roberts so discusting
Oct 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Oct 14, 2017 John Sandraco Cats and dogs are pets, not food
Oct 14, 2017 susan munro
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 Nicole Knupfer
Oct 13, 2017 Davia Martin
Oct 13, 2017 Cortney Adelman
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2017 Jennifer Parsons
Oct 12, 2017 Alex Turnbull
Oct 12, 2017 Jordi Malgà
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Oct 10, 2017 Sandra Barnett
Oct 10, 2017 Catherine Webster
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Oct 10, 2017 Roberta Cahill
Oct 10, 2017 John Atkins
Oct 10, 2017 Linda Utley
Oct 10, 2017 Gabriela Gurdziel

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