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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

Jul 19, 2018 Annie Krochmalny
Jul 18, 2018 Teri Stone
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Jul 18, 2018 Desiree Herrera
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Jul 18, 2018 Karen Burger
Jul 18, 2018 Wanda Maness
Jul 18, 2018 Nancy Millhorn
Jul 17, 2018 emma rugari
Jul 17, 2018 Sahsha States
Jul 17, 2018 Joyce Frievalt All animals matter.
Jul 17, 2018 Gloria SCIANDRA
Jul 17, 2018 Stefano Tabouret
Jul 17, 2018 Christina Brown
Jul 17, 2018 Davina Gilligan
Jul 17, 2018 Mary O'Neil
Jul 17, 2018 Megan Pearlman
Jul 17, 2018 Jana Pettinger
Jul 17, 2018 Mary Lou Salatino
Jul 17, 2018 Kathy Bean
Jul 17, 2018 Nicola Cilla
Jul 17, 2018 Erin McCarty
Jul 17, 2018 Deanine Mulpagano
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Jul 17, 2018 mary hunt
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Jul 17, 2018 Christopher Clark
Jul 17, 2018 Carolyn Taylor
Jul 17, 2018 Ann Lyons
Jul 17, 2018 Mandy Sainsbury
Jul 17, 2018 Kim Johnson
Jul 17, 2018 Margaret Hurley
Jul 16, 2018 philippe TURPIN
Jul 16, 2018 Katherine Tuttle
Jul 15, 2018 FIONA whittaker cruel and wrong !
Jul 15, 2018 Cindy Reed
Jul 13, 2018 Francisca Brechbuhler
Jul 12, 2018 Iris & Patty Yermak
Jul 11, 2018 Celina Fiorino
Jul 9, 2018 Kristin McChrystal
Jul 3, 2018 siska juliana CATS AND DOGS THEY ARE NOT MEAT !!! THEY ARE NOT FOOD !!!!
Jul 3, 2018 Kiri Talbot
Jul 1, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jul 1, 2018 Brenda Goldman We need to stop trading with each and every country that participates in the horrific abuse, torture and murder of helpless dogs and cats. I do not and will not buy anything manufactured in an Asian country.
Jul 1, 2018 Kathy Snavely

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