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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 29, 2015 Jeanette Burton
Jul 28, 2015 Rod Dawson
Jul 28, 2015 Lusia yosefa Dwiyana
Jul 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2015 heather tisdale animals are pets these people are not humans they have no thought nor consideration for pets they are just sick cowards.
Jul 28, 2015 Kim Fike
Jul 28, 2015 Mary Wheeler
Jul 28, 2015 Diana Cusic
Jul 28, 2015 Bill Triplett
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2015 Sonia Mello
Jul 26, 2015 Mary Hall
Jul 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2015 Permelia Yeager
Jul 25, 2015 Ashley Schomer
Jul 25, 2015 Miryanna van Reeden
Jul 24, 2015 Christine Reeder
Jul 24, 2015 Toni King
Jul 24, 2015 Cameron Pierce You Koreans are some sick, twisted, worthless poor excuse for a human being! ANYONE who does this to a animal companion, has NO soul! If you want to torture and eat something, why don't you try eating each other! Time to take out the trash!
Jul 24, 2015 Anne Haasnoot
Jul 24, 2015 DE Cook
Jul 24, 2015 Wendy Phillips
Jul 24, 2015 Gergana Dizova
Jul 23, 2015 Jean Madsen
Jul 23, 2015 Kristine Norris
Jul 23, 2015 claudette blais
Jul 23, 2015 Jade Hannerz
Jul 23, 2015 Maryanne McRostie
Jul 23, 2015 marilena zubani
Jul 23, 2015 Marlene Sauer
Jul 22, 2015 DOUG SNYDER
Jul 20, 2015 Christine Martishius
Jul 20, 2015 Ronald Timmermans
Jul 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2015 vito amari
Jul 18, 2015 Savannah Witcher
Jul 18, 2015 Christine Witcher
Jul 18, 2015 Diane Kokowski
Jul 18, 2015 Sonia Mosetti
Jul 18, 2015 vito amari
Jul 18, 2015 roslyn cohen
Jul 17, 2015 Akiko Kimura
Jul 17, 2015 Mary O Barnard
Jul 17, 2015 Wayne Glasman
Jul 17, 2015 Karen Cook
Jul 17, 2015 Carol Bach
Jul 17, 2015 k Sammarco

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