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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 24, 2017 Judy Dolan
Jun 24, 2017 Michele Miller
Jun 23, 2017 Sally Allen
Jun 23, 2017 Roseanne Yerges
Jun 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2017 Nani Teruya
Jun 23, 2017 Jennifer Griffin
Jun 22, 2017 (Name not displayed) Leave the animals alone!!!
Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 22, 2017 Ольга Малютина
Jun 21, 2017 Jan Hays
Jun 20, 2017 annah jetha
Jun 20, 2017 ANNE Gilbert
Jun 20, 2017 Gareth Gameson
Jun 20, 2017 Dorothy Henry
Jun 20, 2017 Anne Matarin-Bessiron
Jun 19, 2017 Linda Haukås
Jun 19, 2017 Annastacia Embly
Jun 19, 2017 Paola Moretti
Jun 19, 2017 Kat R
Jun 19, 2017 Jana Williams
Jun 19, 2017 Vaughna Vananda
Jun 19, 2017 Steven Schueller
Jun 19, 2017 Anna Krohn
Jun 19, 2017 Cynthia Ostrunic
Jun 19, 2017 Suzi Jackson
Jun 19, 2017 Ellen Seeherman
Jun 19, 2017 Susan Bain Stop this barbaric practice NOW!!!
Jun 19, 2017 Christina Adkins
Jun 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) These are pets, not to killed in cruel manners and eaten. Cats also. This festival needs to end "NOW". They have depended on us for their lives and kindness. "STOP THIS NOW."
Jun 19, 2017 Audrey Morgan
Jun 18, 2017 Don Wilson
Jun 18, 2017 Rob Windsor
Jun 17, 2017 Carmen Guzman
Jun 17, 2017 Jeannie Dixon
Jun 17, 2017 julie folley
Jun 17, 2017 Laurie Boukas
Jun 16, 2017 Nancy Daniel
Jun 16, 2017 Sheila Gilbert
Jun 16, 2017 Stephanie Brake
Jun 16, 2017 Anthony West
Jun 16, 2017 Bran D
Jun 16, 2017 Pati Jio
Jun 16, 2017 Justine Moore
Jun 16, 2017 Lisa Haddock
Jun 16, 2017 Valérie M. Horne
Jun 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2017 Svetlana Klimova
Jun 14, 2017 Walter Bloom The people,who kill or torture animals should be killed,not animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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