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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


May 29, 2017 Hillary Gottschalk
May 29, 2017 Marissa Barile
May 27, 2017 Kristine Asay
May 27, 2017 Mercedes Caraco South Korea a place of shame and abuse. Dogs are family members NOT FOOD! and that country and the evil and sadistic ones killing dogs are an embarrassment. Shame for South Korea
May 27, 2017 Samantha Manso
May 26, 2017 Martin Henz
May 26, 2017 yvonne Ryder
May 24, 2017 Anne Griffin
May 24, 2017 Melinda Norman
May 24, 2017 joann stonebridge
May 24, 2017 Stacy Wykle
May 24, 2017 Kayna Warren
May 24, 2017 Sharon Brown
May 24, 2017 Jaclyn Duquette
May 24, 2017 ULIANA Language STUDIO e.U. Uliana ASTRA
May 23, 2017 Julie Langton
May 23, 2017 Terry Hoenig
May 23, 2017 Val Laurent
May 23, 2017 Timothy Moore Stop the inhumane treatment of dogs and cats. All these animals know is to love and be loved.
May 23, 2017 Nora Etkin
May 23, 2017 Becky Amos
May 23, 2017 Lisa Frey Cats and dogs should not suffer!
May 23, 2017 Renee Hocevar
May 23, 2017 Karen Lutz
May 23, 2017 monica lane
May 23, 2017 Hilde Saeys
May 23, 2017 Jennifer Day
May 22, 2017 Gabi Sorrell
May 22, 2017 Marilyn Logan
May 21, 2017 Tina Quinones
May 21, 2017 Dominique Barre
May 21, 2017 Rena Wood This is wrong! Cats and dogs are pets!
May 20, 2017 Leanne Martin
May 20, 2017 Stephanie Volf
May 19, 2017 Candice Baynes
May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2017 Sandra Williamson
May 18, 2017 Urszula Jas
May 18, 2017 Cher Hester This should of been made illegal a long time ago!
May 18, 2017 Emily Shrout
May 17, 2017 Lisa Hearn
May 16, 2017 Deborah Soloway
May 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2017 Alanna Maurina
May 16, 2017 Catherine Koumis THE ONLY WAY THEY WILL LISTEN TO OUR WESTERN PLEAS, IS IF WE AND YOU, BOYCOTT S. KOREAN PRODUCTS, LIKE KIA CARS, SAMSUNG TVs & MOBILES.
May 16, 2017 GWEN WARE MAN'S BEST FRIEND SHOULD COME OFF THE DINNER PLATE
May 16, 2017 Cassi Redmond
May 16, 2017 Joscelynne & Robert Bride
May 16, 2017 Genevieve Ellis

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