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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 22, 2018 Judy Ziegler
Apr 19, 2018 Kelli Ulin
Apr 19, 2018 Marion Barbour
Apr 18, 2018 Christine Fernando
Apr 16, 2018 Linda Payne
Apr 15, 2018 Dianne Dungay
Apr 15, 2018 Kathy Sparrow
Apr 15, 2018 Jacqueline McGrath Curtis
Apr 14, 2018 Jackie Perez
Apr 14, 2018 Fawn Mcconnell
Apr 14, 2018 Debbie Marquess
Apr 14, 2018 Jean Lambert
Apr 14, 2018 Sharon O'Connell Stop this now. Cruel, sickening, and inhumane. God's children should not be tortured and consumed! Fighting for four footed children!
Apr 14, 2018 galina Dzhaladyan
Apr 13, 2018 Cora meyer Leave our Pets Alone
Apr 13, 2018 Carol Kaslander
Apr 13, 2018 Karen Baker
Apr 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2018 Mike Grant
Apr 13, 2018 Robert Reed
Apr 13, 2018 Robert Whitaker
Apr 13, 2018 Rose Minasian
Apr 13, 2018 Christina Patrick
Apr 13, 2018 Dee Authier
Apr 13, 2018 Suzanne Levi
Apr 13, 2018 Laurie Lucy-Russell
Apr 13, 2018 Elena Shcherbakova
Apr 13, 2018 Paolo Bitelli
Apr 13, 2018 Kate Evans
Apr 13, 2018 Rose Serrano
Apr 13, 2018 ISABEL SOBRAL
Apr 13, 2018 Nicolette Stan
Apr 13, 2018 Randall Bong
Apr 13, 2018 Glenda Kelly
Apr 13, 2018 Amber Schneider
Apr 13, 2018 Ellen Kroesen
Apr 13, 2018 Tiffany Carder
Apr 13, 2018 Marilyn & Gord Harris
Apr 13, 2018 Linda Jungman
Apr 13, 2018 Barbara Brodie
Apr 13, 2018 Christopher Conrad
Apr 13, 2018 Rebecca Lambert
Apr 12, 2018 Marissa Vilarreal
Apr 12, 2018 Donna Arnold Boycott the country, bet that changes their minds.
Apr 12, 2018 Lori Hanlon Not for consumption!!
Apr 12, 2018 EMIR BOLUFFER
Apr 12, 2018 Lisa Kovacs
Apr 11, 2018 Karen McMurray
Apr 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2018 georgina italy

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