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Animal rights activists still shudder at the disaster that was the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, where thousands of stray dogs were rounded up and killed leading up to the games.

Somehow, another country with a horrendous animal rights record was awarded the winter games next: South Korea, a nation which eats dogs.

During Sochi's games, 2018 Games chief Kin Jin-sun was asked how South Korea would handle the dog meat issue. He said, "It cannot be raised at Games time because there is no practice of eating dogs in Korea."

This is a lie.

Dog-meat restaurants were banned by Seoul in the mid-1980s because of fears that international condemnation might impact the 1988 Olympics held there. Despite the ban, the dog-meat industry has continued and remains largely unsupervised to this day.

Now South Korea is hosting another Olympics, this time outside of Seoul. We need to build on the victories of the 1980s and force the South Korean government to enforce a nationwide ban on the consumption of dog meat.

Until they enact such policies, stand up for dogs by boycotting South Korean businesses, tourism, and the 2018 Winter Olympics all together. South Korea can't continue to eat dogs and expect us to contribute to their economic prosperity!

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To President Geun-Hye Park and the International Olympic Committee,

I am writing today to express my deep disgust at your nation's choice to continue to consume dog meat.

During Sochi's games, 2018 Games chief Kin Jin-sun was asked how South Korea would handle the dog meat issue. He said, "It cannot be raised at Games time because there is no practice of eating dogs in Korea."

This is a lie.

In the mid-1980s, in preparation for the 1988 Olympics and Seoul, officials came together to ban dog-meat restaurants in Seoul. Now the Olympics are returning to South Korea, and with it, the international community's concerns about the treatment of dogs.

Your ineffective and unenforced ban on restaurants serving dog meat will not be enough to quell outrage this time. Only a total ban on the consumption of dog meat will suffice.

Until such policies, I and each of the undersigned are actively boycotting South Korean goods and businesses, refusing to travel to South Korea, and will completely boycott the 2018 Winter games in Pyeongchang. South Korea can't continue to eat dogs and continue to enjoy economic prosperity!


Petition Signatures

Jul 20, 2017 Susan Bain
Jul 20, 2017 Tatiana Plakhova
Jul 20, 2017 Diane Miller I love diversity of cultures but some things become outdated & MUST be left behind
Jul 20, 2017 Bernadette Scott This is sick. The people who do this need to be Psycho analysed. Grow a heart you sick people! Todays torturers are tomorrows serial killers.
Jul 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) I boycott everything South Korean. I boycott the Olympics for endorsing South Korea. This practice is appalling.
Jul 19, 2017 Alice Rondeau
Jul 19, 2017 mary walton
Jul 18, 2017 Susan Blais
Jul 18, 2017 Kelsey Reinhard
Jul 18, 2017 Janice Higgins
Jul 18, 2017 Fred Bailes
Jul 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2017 Nila Ostapowicz
Jul 18, 2017 Susan Kilgore
Jul 18, 2017 Sandra Greene dogs are pets not food.
Jul 18, 2017 Bronwyn Daniels
Jul 18, 2017 Silvia Steinhilber
Jul 18, 2017 Diane Andrews
Jul 18, 2017 Gina Epley
Jul 18, 2017 Roberta Purves
Jul 18, 2017 Sheldon Levine
Jul 17, 2017 Patricia Lewis
Jul 17, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jul 16, 2017 Judith Carlson
Jul 16, 2017 Sevasti Kaziales
Jul 16, 2017 Terra Detle-Jamieson
Jul 16, 2017 Gabriel Corza
Jul 16, 2017 Jirina Truneckova
Jul 15, 2017 Desari Erickson
Jul 15, 2017 Stephen Blakely
Jul 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2017 Lori Love
Jul 15, 2017 Svetlana Babies
Jul 15, 2017 rose williams
Jul 14, 2017 Mary Jane Ludwig
Jul 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 14, 2017 Kate Harder
Jul 14, 2017 Diane Kavanagh
Jul 14, 2017 Martha Jaquith
Jul 14, 2017 Joe Ackerman
Jul 14, 2017 Anne Romanow Total ban effective immediately on dog consumption and raising dogs for meat should be enforced harshly.
Jul 14, 2017 Leslie Williams
Jul 13, 2017 Lulu Larocca
Jul 13, 2017 Nadja Vollbracht
Jul 12, 2017 Mladen Nanic
Jul 12, 2017 Drazen Bukovec
Jul 12, 2017 Delimir Papic

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