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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

Apr 25, 2017 julio montes
Apr 25, 2017 Elvira Trebesius
Apr 25, 2017 Louis Karaminas
Apr 25, 2017 Audrey Farrelly
Apr 24, 2017 Yolanda Bernhard
Apr 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2017 Carol Lloyd
Apr 24, 2017 Susana VC
Apr 24, 2017 Sharmila Perera
Apr 24, 2017 Lucy Peden
Apr 24, 2017 Nancy Warner
Apr 24, 2017 Lorraine Gauthier This is barbaric and needs to stop!
Apr 24, 2017 Christine Tokarz
Apr 24, 2017 Kathryn Mahoney
Apr 24, 2017 Colleen Rogers
Apr 24, 2017 Clare Jones
Apr 23, 2017 Sandra Walton
Apr 23, 2017 Athina Peter
Apr 22, 2017 jennifer Koval Please stop this barbaric, disgusting, and outrageous act now! Cats and dogs are NOT meant for human consumption!
Apr 22, 2017 Jane Munns
Apr 21, 2017 Theresa Schumacher
Apr 21, 2017 Jill Kuch
Apr 21, 2017 Lynn Hansen
Apr 21, 2017 Debbie Banditelli
Apr 21, 2017 Barbara Kwasnik
Apr 21, 2017 Kelley Harriss
Apr 20, 2017 Sharon Englsnd
Apr 20, 2017 Jacqueline Frye This act is horrible and inhumane. Very sad, indeed.
Apr 20, 2017 Karin Zimmermann
Apr 19, 2017 Dawn Ciszar
Apr 19, 2017 Priscilla Auger
Apr 19, 2017 Valéria Menicucci
Apr 19, 2017 Hannah Crone
Apr 18, 2017 Kim Lacost
Apr 18, 2017 Jerri Berg
Apr 18, 2017 Vanessa Ungaro
Apr 18, 2017 Madeleine Gläser
Apr 18, 2017 Leona Gibbs I thought North Korea was the bad guy. You are no better by choosing to eat animals that others in the world consider valued pets.
Apr 18, 2017 Katrina Shawley
Apr 18, 2017 April Dedely
Apr 17, 2017 Mitra Pejman
Apr 17, 2017 Beatriz Zebadua
Apr 17, 2017 Makise Chika
Apr 17, 2017 angelika wegner
Apr 17, 2017 Gulde Sybile Hund und Katzt sind nicht zum Essen geboren, es sind Tiere mit Gefühlen und einer Seele und nicht zum Quälen und Töten gedacht.
Apr 16, 2017 katja schmidt
Apr 16, 2017 Pamela kojis
Apr 16, 2017 Rimlinger Sylvie
Apr 16, 2017 Rita Staempfli
Apr 16, 2017 Jennifer Phillips

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