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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, 2014 Victoria Champion
Oct 22, 2014 mina lag Please do whatever you can to help cats & dogs
Oct 22, 2014 tammy frisby they r pets meant to be loved not to eat them
Oct 22, 2014 Patrick Tubilleja
Oct 22, 2014 Anna Williams
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 22, 2014 elizabeth wince
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 22, 2014 Jane Veal NO ANIMAL SHOULD BE EATEN
Oct 22, 2014 Renata Ost
Oct 22, 2014 Kathy Golbeck This is inhumane. It needs to stop NOW!
Oct 22, 2014 Maryann Mendoza
Oct 22, 2014 Angelika Kempter
Oct 22, 2014 Terry McGregor
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) This goes against all thst is civilized.
Oct 21, 2014 Sarai Gonzalez
Oct 21, 2014 Estee Klemick
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) I absolutely become physically ill when anyone speaks of consuming any form of pet or even a large wild cat or dog. It just is not what creator had in mind!! Other animals were provided for us to give us nourishment. Pets are to be loved and be companions
Oct 21, 2014 irene Beltran I think cats and dogs should definitely not be eat
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) This must be stopped. It is sickening to think why these people would even want to, well I can't even say the words.
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) Cats and dogs are companion animals, not food!
Oct 21, 2014 Sherry Johnson
Oct 21, 2014 Beverly R. Bolin I have signed so many of these, but will continue doing so until justice for our poor animals is achieved! It is such a "sick" practice.
Oct 21, 2014 kate umlang
Oct 21, 2014 Alison Lockwood
Oct 21, 2014 denise yankie
Oct 21, 2014 Dominique Daoust
Oct 21, 2014 wiliam bain
Oct 21, 2014 Ofelia Lam
Oct 21, 2014 linda david
Oct 21, 2014 Andrea Taylor
Oct 21, 2014 jenine diconti ITS BARBARIC AND UNNECESSARY.
Oct 21, 2014 Julie Starling
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 Vickie Angstadt
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) True
Oct 21, 2014 James McMullen
Oct 21, 2014 Cindy McMullen
Oct 21, 2014 Connie Pitre
Oct 21, 2014 Pamela L. Garcia sad
Oct 21, 2014 Dr. Max Edgar
Oct 21, 2014 Andrea Jensen
Oct 21, 2014 Lesley Freeman
Oct 21, 2014 Joyce Breckinridge
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop this cruel and unusual treatment of domestic cats and dogs. They are not FOOD.
Oct 21, 2014 Eugenia Capetillo
Oct 21, 2014 Jacqueline Kovacs
Oct 21, 2014 J.M. Newlan The vast majority of these animals suffer greatly. The manner in which most are slaughtered should raise alarm Polls have shown that only a small percentage of South Koreans eat dog meat regularly and that most are offended by this cruel industry.

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