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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 24, 2014 Kati Ewers
Jul 24, 2014 carissa manzo
Jul 24, 2014 Olga Grovic
Jul 24, 2014 gerardo arteaga
Jul 24, 2014 Sandra Ford
Jul 24, 2014 Patricia Michalowski These are pets, full of love Please don't use them for food!
Jul 24, 2014 Betty Finley
Jul 24, 2014 SUZANNE Powell Eat, beef, chicken or pork like normal people.
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 Karen Wood
Jul 24, 2014 Cheryl McIvor
Jul 24, 2014 April Lerche
Jul 24, 2014 Melissa Mazza
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 Brenda Sumiel
Jul 24, 2014 Jenny Bramlette
Jul 23, 2014 Nicole Ratliff I have so much hate towards humans for being cruel to animals!!!! It's not fair!
Jul 23, 2014 Yvette Meraz
Jul 23, 2014 alexis maldonado
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2014 Carole Gagne
Jul 23, 2014 Oliver Jordi
Jul 23, 2014 Carrie Lavoie
Jul 23, 2014 Doris Dorado Stop the inhumanity
Jul 23, 2014 V Hammond
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2014 Kimberly Bouchard-Shapiro Shameful and disgusting!
Jul 23, 2014 Robin Sellers
Jul 23, 2014 Terry Sherwood This is inhumane! Please stop this slaughter!!! I just want to cry this is so horrible.
Jul 23, 2014 Michelle Lipcsey You cannot be part of the civilized community of nations when you support the brutal killing of companion animals.
Jul 23, 2014 Nancy Garavuso
Jul 23, 2014 Dragana Sttajic
Jul 23, 2014 Jean Lodge In addition to the horrible cruelty, dogs and cats are animals that give all their love to humans and will often give their lives to save their humans!
Jul 23, 2014 Francine Lowell learn to read the tags of where things are made and don't buy them
Jul 22, 2014 Valerie Bilnoski
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) Dogs and cats are not human food. Make it illegal to sell cats and dogs for meat!
Jul 22, 2014 Mara Griebeler
Jul 22, 2014 Margaret Sanford
Jul 22, 2014 robin vogler
Jul 22, 2014 Gerald Dunbar
Jul 22, 2014 Gary Murphy When I first learned of this horrible trade, I was traumatised for a long while. No living creature should have to be treated so brutally. It is unbelievably cruel how the animals are slaughtered, often tortured to death. This needs to stop. It's inhuman.
Jul 22, 2014 Sharon Weidensaul Please enact a bill to stop the consumption of dogs and cats. Korea has fantastic cuisine; please don't consume the creatures.
Jul 22, 2014 pam ceniga
Jul 22, 2014 Bonnie Macker This "long-time tradition" is disgusting and needs to stop. South Korea needs to support the end of this practice. Seriously!
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 Barbara Taylor
Jul 21, 2014 Mia Dravis
Jul 21, 2014 Faith Ian
Jul 21, 2014 joanie annillo
Jul 21, 2014 Angie Moore With the many other food sources, dogs and cats are not only a health risk but unacceptable.

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