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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

Sep 19, 2017 Amy Mozzocchi
Sep 18, 2017 kim runnoe
Sep 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2017 Patricia Chambers
Sep 17, 2017 Meghan Croyts
Sep 16, 2017 kathleen michael
Sep 16, 2017 Benita Deere-Koch
Sep 14, 2017 Mary Soden
Sep 14, 2017 Deborah Moore
Sep 14, 2017 Jackie Enright
Sep 13, 2017 Averill Waterhouse
Sep 13, 2017 Diana Bode
Sep 13, 2017 lisa fields STOP THIS NOW!
Sep 13, 2017 Gillian Lee
Sep 13, 2017 Yvonne Kramp
Sep 13, 2017 Monika Jakubik
Sep 13, 2017 Rebecca Clark
Sep 13, 2017 Karola Windweh
Sep 13, 2017 Veronica Moyer STOP EATING pets!!! All dogs and cats. That is GROSS whether you think so or not. South Korea treat dogs and cats horrible. Do the Correct responsible thing. Stop eating dogs and cats!
Sep 13, 2017 Maxine Clark
Sep 13, 2017 Darja Kadenšek
Sep 13, 2017 David ortiz
Sep 11, 2017 Lisa Seidner
Sep 11, 2017 Ilse DePriest
Sep 10, 2017 Lourdes Escobar
Sep 7, 2017 Setsuko Yamamoto
Sep 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 7, 2017 Anita Riebesell Dogs and cats are not for human consumption, my dogs are my family and it makes me sick to see other people eating them.
Sep 6, 2017 Mara Mandell
Sep 6, 2017 Chris Silcox
Sep 6, 2017 S G
Sep 6, 2017 Dawn Carter
Sep 6, 2017 Diana Martins
Sep 6, 2017 Ankita Jain
Sep 6, 2017 Corey Richardson
Sep 6, 2017 Michelle Rawsthorne
Sep 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 5, 2017 Sheila White
Sep 5, 2017 Marilyn Appleby
Sep 5, 2017 Lesia Chambliss
Sep 4, 2017 Ashley Mewherter
Sep 2, 2017 Vy Frehafer
Sep 2, 2017 Deborah Papaleo
Sep 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2017 Nina Carey
Aug 30, 2017 Tana kent
Aug 30, 2017 Lina Guerrero
Aug 30, 2017 Carole Mathews
Aug 28, 2017 Kim Bean

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