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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 1, 2014 Rose Caffarelli
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2014 Caroline Plummer
Oct 1, 2014 Billye Moffatt
Oct 1, 2014 Alexandra TAMARIKI
Oct 1, 2014 Jerilyn Enander
Oct 1, 2014 Clarette Wenta
Oct 1, 2014 brittany flowers
Oct 1, 2014 Mike & Phyllis G
Oct 1, 2014 pat iacobucci
Oct 1, 2014 Virginia Swem
Oct 1, 2014 Annette Hovorka
Oct 1, 2014 jeremie roxas
Oct 1, 2014 Linda Spencer
Oct 1, 2014 leandri visagie
Oct 1, 2014 Kathleen Stephens
Oct 1, 2014 Karen O'Brien
Oct 1, 2014 lori tierney
Oct 1, 2014 SUSAN KING
Oct 1, 2014 Danielle Joy
Oct 1, 2014 c v
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2014 Florence Willaume-Juguet
Oct 1, 2014 Theresa DiGuilio
Oct 1, 2014 Cyndi Adams
Oct 1, 2014 Emma Sheppard
Oct 1, 2014 Diana Sheppard
Oct 1, 2014 Ruth Browne
Oct 1, 2014 Alan Sheppard
Oct 1, 2014 Kerry Manche
Oct 1, 2014 maria loureiro
Oct 1, 2014 lee wilson signed
Oct 1, 2014 Theresa Moody
Sep 30, 2014 Pam Azarian
Sep 30, 2014 Emily Dodd
Sep 30, 2014 Darlene Pena
Sep 30, 2014 steven pezzeca
Sep 30, 2014 Janet Brandon
Sep 30, 2014 Carla Caston
Sep 30, 2014 Alma Townsend
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) egads they are beasts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 30, 2014 Kathy Fredrick
Sep 30, 2014 mary gundry
Sep 30, 2014 lilas giorgi
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2014 Rose Rose
Sep 30, 2014 Diana Boone Please make it illegal! Humans domesticated dogs and catsto have as pets. Not food!
Sep 30, 2014 Ann Bartholomew
Sep 30, 2014 DAWN Swim

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