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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 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 Sharon Rodriguez
Jul 31, 2014 Cheryl Ray
Jul 31, 2014 Candy O'Kelley Please stop this truly disgusting, savage practice.
Jul 31, 2014 Kenneth R. Martek
Jul 31, 2014 Angela Kelly
Jul 31, 2014 Dean Kelly
Jul 31, 2014 Stanley Pollock
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed) STOP ANIMAL ABUSE/ STOP CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Jul 31, 2014 Katharine Timmer
Jul 31, 2014 Kaley Bill
Jul 30, 2014 Alexis Beasley
Jul 30, 2014 Crystal McCauley
Jul 30, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 29, 2014 Kristina Hållmats
Jul 29, 2014 Gena Anderson
Jul 29, 2014 Chris Diekman
Jul 29, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 29, 2014 britt yeager
Jul 29, 2014 christina turpin
Jul 28, 2014 Patricia C Rohan Companion pets are not food!!!! Animals are beings, they have the gift of life that only God can give, you do not have the right to take that life and eat the muscle that gave that anima movement. You are taking something that's not yours to take!!!!!!!!!
Jul 28, 2014 Kimberly Odum
Jul 28, 2014 tina levesque
Jul 28, 2014 Jen Fogel
Jul 28, 2014 paula bowler
Jul 28, 2014 Carole Morrad
Jul 28, 2014 Susan Thomas Stop this cruel and inhumane treatment of these beautiful animals.All animals feel fear and pain .Don't let their suffering continue anymore .
Jul 28, 2014 Donna S Pets - Not Food
Jul 28, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 28, 2014 Catherine Chan
Jul 28, 2014 Pat Belcher
Jul 28, 2014 Melissa Kauffman
Jul 28, 2014 Pat Hardin
Jul 28, 2014 Brian Kurukulasuriya
Jul 28, 2014 Michelle Gohier
Jul 27, 2014 donna delin
Jul 27, 2014 Catherine Major
Jul 27, 2014 Sheila Desich
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Timothy Thomas Why eat pets?
Jul 27, 2014 Cynthia Pendleton
Jul 27, 2014 Tina Taylor
Jul 27, 2014 Patty Piorkowski
Jul 27, 2014 Diane Rogala
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Rachelle Mondejar Dogs are for companionship not eating...
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Kathleen Thompson
Jul 27, 2014 Patti Tobler

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