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South Korea is the only country in the world known to intensively breed dogs for human consumption. Thousands of dog meat farms across the country breed an estimated 2.5 million dogs each year who are confined in small, barren cages outdoors. They live in states of perpetual fear, boredom, hunger and disease, often resulting in self-mutilation. For those who survive, their fate is a brutal death at one of the nation's markets or slaughterhouses.

Most people in South Korea don't regularly eat dog meat. Public opinion is turning and, like us, they agree that dogs are friends not food and that all dogs are equally worthy of compassion and protection from cruelty.

Humane Society International and our partners are committed to ending the dog meat industry in South Korea, by exposing the cruelty, raising vital public and political awareness, and increasing support for a phase out. A vital step towards this goal is the legal recognition of all dogs as companion animals protected from cruelty.

Please sign our petition calling on the South Korean government to identify all dogs and cats as companion animals under the law regardless of breed or place of birth, and to ban the slaughter of these animals for human consumption.

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Dear President Moon Jae-In and the South Korean government,

I am deeply concerned about the millions of dogs caught up in South Korea's brutal dog meat industry, and I respectfully urge you to take action to protect them.

South Korea is the only country in the world known to have established a large-scale intensive dog meat farming industry, in which more than 2.5 million dogs a year endure brutal lives and painful deaths for their meat — a delicacy food that fewer and fewer Koreans choose to eat. The suffering of these dogs is undeniable. They are kept in small barren cages, without protection from the harsh elements or even a solid floor on which to stand. Physical injury from self-mutilation or fighting are commonplace, and death from disease, hunger, or exposure is rife. For those who survive the grim farm life, death by electrocution is painful and terrifying. Furthermore, the indiscriminate use of antibiotics on these farms to keep the animals alive poses grave risks to human health.

Across Asia there is an ever-growing number of countries and territories prohibiting the trade in and consumption of dog meat, on the grounds of human health risks, animal protection, and dogs’ special roles as companion animals.

Pet ownership is rising rapidly in South Korea and with that comes a responsibility to provide adequate legislation to protect animals from cruelty. Throughout the world, dogs loyally assist us as therapists in hospitals and schools and serve with our armed forces and police to protect us. Dogs on dog meat farms are capable of being just as loyal and loving. The dog meat industry is the ultimate betrayal of this special relationship. Public opinion polls in South Korea show mounting opposition towards this cruel industry amidst concerns for animal welfare and human health. Action to protect all dogs and cats from this inherently cruel industry would be applauded and celebrated nationally and globally.

I applaud South Korea for its ongoing amendments to strengthen national animal protection laws. I respectfully urge you to enact legislation that identifies all dogs and cats as companion animals, regardless of breed or place of birth, and bans their slaughter for human consumption.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures

Feb 21, 2018 Patricia Grubb
Feb 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2018 Katiuska Alvarez
Feb 21, 2018 Dawn Helfrich
Feb 21, 2018 lisa fields STOP THIS BARBARIC PRACTICE!
Feb 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2018 Angela Del re
Feb 21, 2018 PATRICK HARRISON wonderful endeavor
Feb 21, 2018 Cristine Garner
Feb 21, 2018 Marty Price How can an educated race of people who are world leaders conduct themselves in such a primitive and barbaric way? No conscience or compassion just like nuckle dragging cave dwelling Neanderthals.
Feb 21, 2018 Jason miller Dear President ( you piece of shit ) It’s 2018 and this horrible animal cruelty is still going on in your country ? How do you sleep at night allowing this to still go on ? I wish I could boil you alive like they do to those poor Innocent dogs U CUNT
Feb 21, 2018 Margaret Roy
Feb 21, 2018 liane black
Feb 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2018 Desiree Wallace
Feb 21, 2018 Gloria Crisci
Feb 21, 2018 Kimberly McArthur Please help these poor dogs, it sickens me. This is just one of the reasons I will NEVER visit your country.
Feb 21, 2018 Winnie Guy
Feb 21, 2018 Lorraine Moss This cruel evil practice should have been outlawed years ago. These cruel,barbaric farms need shutting down ASAP. The cruelty and suffering these poor animals suffer is beyond belief. These Asians have no conscience whatsoever 😡
Feb 21, 2018 Penny Glenn I hope that this petition proves to be successful.
Feb 21, 2018 Jennifer Janosi
Feb 21, 2018 Joëlle GUIADER
Feb 21, 2018 Sandy Daron PLEASE stop this horrible and inhumane treatment of animals. I can't imagine they would even be healthy to eat. South Korea is looking beautiful for the Olympics...what you can see!! They should be shamed into stopping this despicable practice!
Feb 21, 2018 Ulla Olsson Engström
Feb 21, 2018 Claudia Alonso
Feb 21, 2018 Marion Fischer
Feb 21, 2018 Cynthia Lion This is a brutal, barbaric and uncivilized practice. There is no respect for any country who supports this inhumane behavior in today's world. Stop.
Feb 21, 2018 Jessie Dora
Feb 21, 2018 kim lovegrove
Feb 20, 2018 Antonis Vlachos
Feb 20, 2018 MARILYN GERDT
Feb 20, 2018 Jenny M
Feb 20, 2018 rosemary schelero
Feb 20, 2018 Nicole Troyan
Feb 20, 2018 Alex Brownstein
Feb 20, 2018 Susan Roth
Feb 20, 2018 Carol J. Nellis-Ewell No South Korean product purchases until this heartless, terrible practice is banned/stopped!
Feb 20, 2018 Susan Raymond
Feb 20, 2018 Marilyn Fehrmann
Feb 20, 2018 mike Schafer We need to help all animals. I am also a big supporter of the WSPA. World animal protection. With our support hopefully we could end this quickly
Feb 20, 2018 古川 恵子
Feb 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2018 carri welsh
Feb 20, 2018 E Stevens Please take action to protect the dogs from brutal lives and painful deaths.
Feb 20, 2018 Morgan Belfer
Feb 20, 2018 Michelle Moreau
Feb 20, 2018 Kelly Richards
Feb 20, 2018 Catherine Moore Please make this illegal. The cruelty in their lives is bad enough, but to then slaughter them, inhumanly is beyond what I can think about. Please stop it. Your people are not starving. Thank you.

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