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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

Nov 25, 2015 Liana Rois
Nov 25, 2015 Andrea Isaacs
Nov 25, 2015 Dory Feldmann
Nov 25, 2015 Sherry Herman
Nov 25, 2015 Tatiana Gajdosova
Nov 25, 2015 Megan Bray
Nov 22, 2015 Mona Manera
Nov 21, 2015 Jeanine Klein
Nov 20, 2015 Irene Labuschagne
Nov 20, 2015 Shawna Crisenbery
Nov 19, 2015 Maryanne Thompson
Nov 19, 2015 Judy DeNucci
Nov 19, 2015 Hope Carl
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Nov 19, 2015 Laura Bruck
Nov 18, 2015 Althea Kippes
Nov 18, 2015 Shinobu Fukushima
Nov 18, 2015 Patricia Morgan
Nov 18, 2015 Laura Lauricella
Nov 18, 2015 Joanne Stabile
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Nov 18, 2015 Marlyse Hanssens
Nov 18, 2015 Rosemary Walker
Nov 18, 2015 gwendolyn andary
Nov 18, 2015 Janet Trautner
Nov 18, 2015 Jessica Whitehead
Nov 18, 2015 Kirsty Turner
Nov 17, 2015 Carole Giacomazzo
Nov 17, 2015 Larry Patton
Nov 16, 2015 Carla Bond
Nov 16, 2015 nicole laenen
Nov 15, 2015 sagarika gupta
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
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Nov 14, 2015 lila guerrero
Nov 13, 2015 Maria Holzmann
Nov 13, 2015 Sandra Beul
Nov 12, 2015 Carmela Mazzariello
Nov 12, 2015 Elma Pjanic
Nov 12, 2015 kathleen conroy
Nov 12, 2015 Donna Hernandez
Nov 12, 2015 Martina Riordon
Nov 12, 2015 Rebecca Fullman
Nov 12, 2015 andrea feig
Nov 12, 2015 Robert Parker
Nov 12, 2015 Suzie Awad They eat their pets? That is insane.
Nov 12, 2015 Sylvia Flores Do the right thing. Make the sale and consumption of cat and dog meat illegal!
Nov 12, 2015 Mihaela Stan
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