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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

Jan 17, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jan 16, 2018 aya oda
Jan 15, 2018 Heidi Alkan
Jan 15, 2018 Sabine Geiß
Jan 15, 2018 irene schweizer
Jan 15, 2018 Teresa Prusko
Jan 15, 2018 Susanne Schwann
Jan 15, 2018 beatrice wassermann-otto
Jan 14, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Jan 14, 2018 Sonja Kufner
Jan 14, 2018 Anita Landes
Jan 14, 2018 Pia Jaschinski
Jan 14, 2018 Christine polzin stopt this massakler forever! save and help this aninals! beed this trade forever!
Jan 14, 2018 Mandy Lang-Egermann
Jan 14, 2018 Mani Tiller
Jan 14, 2018 Claudia Schadenfroh
Jan 14, 2018 Sabine Alkier
Jan 13, 2018 Sheri Nolen
Jan 13, 2018 Laurence Lumes
Jan 13, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jan 13, 2018 Sabine Thiel
Jan 13, 2018 Cindy Kliege
Jan 13, 2018 Manuela Mintemur-Frenzel
Jan 13, 2018 Anja König
Jan 13, 2018 tina meinert
Jan 13, 2018 Renaldo Salar
Jan 13, 2018 Kim Hellbach
Jan 13, 2018 Rachel P
Jan 13, 2018 Regina Wendel
Jan 13, 2018 Silvia Distler Die ganze Welt schaut voller Entsetzen nach Asien. Tiere fühlen Schmerzen wie Menschen. Wann lernen das die grausamen Asiaten?
Jan 13, 2018 colette stalder
Jan 13, 2018 Bettina Fritzsch
Jan 13, 2018 Anna Stein
Jan 13, 2018 Sandra Faucher
Jan 13, 2018 Ramona Kohlemann
Jan 13, 2018 Maritta Bittruff
Jan 13, 2018 Lipke gerlinde
Jan 11, 2018 Laura Shames
Jan 11, 2018 Sandra Tucker
Jan 9, 2018 Barbara Frolik
Jan 9, 2018 Tanahy Armental
Jan 9, 2018 Beth Hukill
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Jan 6, 2018 Davina Lee
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Jan 4, 2018 Llanna Brandl
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Jan 2, 2018 Chinanan Khurasee
Dec 30, 2017 Stacey Cannon

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