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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 19, 2018 Tiffany Mattison
Jun 19, 2018 Angelique Mcclean
Jun 19, 2018 Stephen Collier
Jun 19, 2018 Darlene Roepke
Jun 19, 2018 Maria Manzo
Jun 19, 2018 cris soiza reilly
Jun 19, 2018 Sue Wood
Jun 19, 2018 Lori Colon
Jun 19, 2018 Pamela Bruinsma
Jun 19, 2018 CASSIE ROWELL
Jun 19, 2018 Erin Faz You can’t tell me that there are no other alternatives than pet meat.
Jun 19, 2018 (Name not displayed) STOP
Jun 19, 2018 Judi Luthy
Jun 19, 2018 Bernie Doherty It's EVIL what you do
Jun 19, 2018 J Trainor
Jun 19, 2018 Soňa Vokurková
Jun 18, 2018 Vicki Peters
Jun 18, 2018 Kathy Baer
Jun 18, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 17, 2018 george papafloratos
Jun 16, 2018 Gina Fendeu
Jun 16, 2018 Tama Chan
Jun 14, 2018 Debbie Strickland
Jun 10, 2018 JULIE ROBERTS
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 9, 2018 Pamela Young This is the 21 century, find plants to eat instead of man's best friend. PERIOD>>>
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Thompson
Jun 8, 2018 Tess Graves
Jun 7, 2018 Janice Murphy-Ellison
Jun 7, 2018 Linda Millar
Jun 7, 2018 Lisa Sharp
Jun 4, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Jun 3, 2018 patty langford PLEASE STOP THESE BARBARIC PRACTICES
Jun 2, 2018 ELIZABETH SAPPINGTON
Jun 2, 2018 Sue Lindley
Jun 2, 2018 Carol Painter
Jun 2, 2018 Dorothea Adams
Jun 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 30, 2018 Summer Patterson
May 30, 2018 Randel Miranda
May 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 29, 2018 Lorraine Glenn
May 29, 2018 Nora GALLAGHER
May 29, 2018 Ava Piekarski
May 29, 2018 BOUR Claire
May 29, 2018 Clément Bour
May 29, 2018 Sue King
May 29, 2018 Stanley Robinson
May 28, 2018 Angel O’Kane
May 28, 2018 Cristina Amil

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