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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

Feb 19, 2017 Susan Martin
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 19, 2017 Betty Menendez-Aponte
Feb 18, 2017 Janet Roberts This is not the 1st or even the last petition I will sign to try to stop this cruel & disgusting practice! These animals were meant to be Pets not food sources! Stop this heinous & cruel practice & join the 21st century!!
Feb 18, 2017 Mark Turner
Feb 17, 2017 Joann Hunter
Feb 17, 2017 Sandra Herrera
Feb 17, 2017 Tim Stein
Feb 16, 2017 katrien rabaey
Feb 16, 2017 Cynthia Heaney
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2017 Christine Rochette
Feb 16, 2017 Celia Souto
Feb 15, 2017 Elizabeth Mackey
Feb 15, 2017 Paula Kacin
Feb 15, 2017 Maritza Patch
Feb 15, 2017 Kristen Langley
Feb 15, 2017 Jean McClenathen
Feb 15, 2017 Cheryl MacKay
Feb 15, 2017 Gina VanderWeele
Feb 15, 2017 Kim Warmington
Feb 15, 2017 Cary Provol
Feb 14, 2017 Karen Daley O how, I hate hearing about this killing in the most cruel ways still goes on for these trapped animals.
Feb 14, 2017 Chemane Krasner
Feb 14, 2017 Christine McNulty
Feb 14, 2017 Heidi Moschetti
Feb 14, 2017 Linda Madeira HORRIBLE!
Feb 14, 2017 Lynn Heise This is so barbaric especially in this day and age.
Feb 14, 2017 Marcine Wilson
Feb 14, 2017 Christos Christias
Feb 14, 2017 Debbie Barranger
Feb 14, 2017 Helena Brouwer
Feb 14, 2017 Debbie Harrington
Feb 14, 2017 Kelly Davidson
Feb 14, 2017 Rachel Buber
Feb 14, 2017 roberta thornton-howard
Feb 14, 2017 Leslie Campo
Feb 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 13, 2017 Melissa Pacheco
Feb 12, 2017 Lisa Littleton DO THE RIGHT THING!
Feb 12, 2017 Sandra Doan
Feb 12, 2017 Lenore Solomon
Feb 12, 2017 amelia vitale
Feb 11, 2017 brenda seegers
Feb 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2017 Candace Amsler
Feb 11, 2017 (Name not displayed) Sickening
Feb 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2017 Raven Stokes An animal that can provide love, beyond what many humans can, are companions, confidants, friends, family. Not food. They are sentient beings. They have feelings. They know right from wrong. They can bring such live and light, it's horrible to destroy it.
Feb 10, 2017 krn leon

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