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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

Nov 22, 2017 Kristel Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Trisha Soles
Nov 22, 2017 barbara gale
Nov 22, 2017 Ashley Rozanski
Nov 22, 2017 Edyth Jackson
Nov 21, 2017 Shelley Holloway
Nov 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) I'm against animal cruelty, abuse, neglect, & extinction.
Nov 20, 2017 Lisa Coffey
Nov 20, 2017 Laila-Ruth Dawit Many people enjoy eating dogs and cats and many other pets for food. I am only 11 years old and I have witnessed many people eating pets. How would you feel if you were a pet being eaten for meat? Exactly. Some pets, though, we just have to eat.-Pet Lover
Nov 20, 2017 Dena Albright
Nov 19, 2017 Anna Mai Van
Nov 18, 2017 Carmen Villa Stop killers dogs and cats for meat please
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Emma Brooks
Nov 18, 2017 Laila Kankaansivu
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Anna Maria Sergi
Nov 17, 2017 Rose Giannella
Nov 17, 2017 Nella Taylor
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 16, 2017 Kelly Erwin
Nov 16, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Nov 16, 2017 dolores kitney
Nov 16, 2017 Ashley Wong
Nov 16, 2017 J.D. Brown
Nov 16, 2017 Lesley Bolton
Nov 16, 2017 Carole Beaudin
Nov 16, 2017 wesley burnett
Nov 16, 2017 Tanja Stanfield
Nov 16, 2017 Barbara Hrybinczak
Nov 16, 2017 Memoree VanderHeyden
Nov 15, 2017 Susan Smith
Nov 15, 2017 Janina Brzezina
Nov 15, 2017 Gillian Shults
Nov 15, 2017 Marina Nemeth
Nov 15, 2017 Anne Hopkins
Nov 14, 2017 Patricia Eno
Nov 14, 2017 (Name not displayed) Utterly disgusting!!
Nov 14, 2017 eva dru
Nov 14, 2017 Janine Sanders
Nov 14, 2017 Laura Bernstetter
Nov 14, 2017 Emma Le Some traditions need to be ended and this is one of them. Do the right thing!
Nov 14, 2017 Christine De Angelis
Nov 14, 2017 marie-francoise perchepied
Nov 14, 2017 Sara Winslow
Nov 13, 2017 Carol Hill
Nov 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 11, 2017 GayleAl Bannis Please be kind and stop this practice
Nov 11, 2017 Francis Robertson

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