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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


Dec 19, 2014 April Foxwell
Dec 19, 2014 Shannon Blair
Dec 19, 2014 Ian Gough
Dec 19, 2014 Miodrag Bozic
Dec 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 19, 2014 Sabine Danelon They are family, like children. Not just pets !! 🌹🌹❤️❤️
Dec 19, 2014 Jackie Sims
Dec 18, 2014 Karen Klein
Dec 18, 2014 Tess Dunlap
Dec 18, 2014 christie keiser
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 Patti Koonce Your humanity should resist this cruelty and barbarism.
Dec 18, 2014 Simon Reynolds
Dec 17, 2014 Emily Lee
Dec 17, 2014 Vilma Cardoso
Dec 17, 2014 Lena Dimopoulos Cats and dogs are not farmed animals, they are domesticated animals that have lived beside humans and assisted us in everyday life for tens of thousands of years. These are sentient beings we have domesticated and they need our protection.
Dec 17, 2014 Terri Sites
Dec 17, 2014 Birgit Munz
Dec 17, 2014 Cristina Mastellone
Dec 17, 2014 Debbie Lendway
Dec 17, 2014 elizabeth madanelo
Dec 17, 2014 Caroline Harris absolutely abhorrent I cant read it all. Must be stopped at all costs
Dec 17, 2014 margaret miranda I will boycott anything Korean or anything MADE IN S. KOREA UNTIL THE PRACTICE OF TOURTURING, BUTCHERING AND EATING DOGS IS SUPRESSED AND IT IS RADICATED, AND I WILL MAKE SURE THAT OTHER PEOPLE DO THE SAME. SHAME ON YOU s. KOREA WORLD ISJUDGING YOU.
Dec 17, 2014 Tanara Rudic
Dec 17, 2014 Pat Noel
Dec 17, 2014 Patty Mason
Dec 17, 2014 Frances Pilato
Dec 17, 2014 Gavin Bornholtz
Dec 17, 2014 Laurel Lamb
Dec 17, 2014 Marilyn Martin
Dec 17, 2014 neringa ciraite
Dec 17, 2014 Joe Kotulic I am boycotting anything Asian and Korean. Your culture is eat anything as long as its not another human. For such an old culture this inhumane practice of eating dogs and cats is just plain WRONG! All Asian cultures should be ASHAMRD PERIOD!
Dec 17, 2014 Sanna Ohlin
Dec 17, 2014 Yuliya Verbitska
Dec 16, 2014 Dianne Christian
Dec 16, 2014 Noxhole Lapham EW
Dec 16, 2014 Theresa Leon-Espinoza
Dec 16, 2014 Kellie LaPadula
Dec 16, 2014 Valentina Trpeski
Dec 16, 2014 christina sine They family pets not food!!!!
Dec 16, 2014 Joan Kearney
Dec 16, 2014 Dana Harris
Dec 16, 2014 Heather Ruckman
Dec 16, 2014 Zelime Matthews sr
Dec 15, 2014 sherry ficarra
Dec 15, 2014 Davinia Hernández Gómez
Dec 15, 2014 shelly haver
Dec 14, 2014 mary benson
Dec 14, 2014 Anita Venturi
Dec 13, 2014 karen sands Stop this horrible and brutal practice. These gentle creatures are gifts from God and should be treated as such

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