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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

Jun 29, 2016 Bob Bellamy
Jun 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2016 Christine Ciempola
Jun 28, 2016 Tiffani Long
Jun 28, 2016 (Name not displayed) Stop the consumption of dogs and cats. They're are not food, instead let them live and have a good home.
Jun 28, 2016 Therese Kutscheid
Jun 28, 2016 Christine Young
Jun 28, 2016 Raeven Hernandez
Jun 28, 2016 Grazyna Lisiak
Jun 28, 2016 Claire McRae
Jun 28, 2016 Carrie Wyatt
Jun 28, 2016 Janice M Brasavage
Jun 28, 2016 (Name not displayed) I pray to GOD that more people around the world would get involved to save these poor dogs.
Jun 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2016 Sara Luppi
Jun 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2016 Maria Basilico
Jun 26, 2016 rachel davies please stop the torture of cats and dogs. your country is known for this cruelty I doubt you want that so please do the right thing and ban the consumption of cat and dog meat.
Jun 26, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz
Jun 26, 2016 Anett Kathrein
Jun 23, 2016 Bonnie Claggett
Jun 23, 2016 April Narramore
Jun 23, 2016 Chere Conner
Jun 23, 2016 Marilee Smith
Jun 23, 2016 Maija Johansson
Jun 22, 2016 Jieun Bak
Jun 22, 2016 suzanne beer
Jun 22, 2016 Charlotte Gressett
Jun 22, 2016 karine tremblay
Jun 22, 2016 (Name not displayed) PLEASE stop! We will take the dogs if you don't want them!!
Jun 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2016 Kimberley Leal Carrizo
Jun 22, 2016 Annie Thorpe
Jun 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2016 Artem Matiashvili
Jun 21, 2016 Nilla Widmer South Koreans should and must show more compassion and stop this shameful cruelty. Shame on you.l
Jun 21, 2016 (Name not displayed) I'm so beside myself :'(
Jun 20, 2016 Monica Puri stop torturing dogs
Jun 20, 2016 L. Cadena
Jun 20, 2016 Tome Shutarov madness. has to be stopped
Jun 20, 2016 Rita Hammond
Jun 19, 2016 Kristi Hermanson
Jun 19, 2016 RENATA FLIS
Jun 19, 2016 Janis Sexton
Jun 19, 2016 Leslie Gegg
Jun 19, 2016 Nichole Watts
Jun 18, 2016 Kenneth Rinard
Jun 18, 2016 Margaret Ellis

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