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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

May 24, 2018 Anje Fintelman
May 23, 2018 Kathy Jordan
May 23, 2018 alicia haupt
May 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2018 Martin Rönnebeck
May 23, 2018 Mary DeMint
May 23, 2018 Johanna Corpuz
May 23, 2018 Kissy Lewis This is horrific AND NEEDS TO STOP PLS I BEG YOU 😭😩
May 23, 2018 Kelly Davis Please stop
May 23, 2018 Amanda Buonocore
May 23, 2018 Christina Rodriguez
May 23, 2018 Denise Dynan
May 23, 2018 Tracey Altier
May 23, 2018 Janice Maher
May 23, 2018 Nakia Sicard
May 23, 2018 Valerie Kerry This is Very wronge ! Please HELP STOP this ? Animals are Demesticated ( Dogs / Cats ) So they are very Trusting SO WHY ARE THEY TORTURED & SKINNED ALIVE This is EVIL & BARBARIC
May 23, 2018 Ryan Kerry All Animals feel Pain & suffering, Just has we all do SO Treeting Animals this way is NOTHING BUT TORTURE to them , Very Brutall PLEASE STOP !
May 23, 2018 marina comand
May 23, 2018 Pamela Leombruni
May 23, 2018 Terri Obrien
May 23, 2018 Lynn Kennedy
May 23, 2018 christiane kaiser
May 23, 2018 Sherrie Kenney
May 23, 2018 Laura Wheeler
May 23, 2018 Audrey Fox
May 23, 2018 Virginie LABAT
May 23, 2018 Karin Lyle
May 23, 2018 CHONG SHAN
May 23, 2018 Francesca Costantini
May 23, 2018 Francisca Alincastre
May 23, 2018 Dawn Welsh This is just evil and brutal !!! Cooking any animal that is still alive is beyond belief and shout be banned immediately.
May 23, 2018 Fabián Gutiérrez
May 23, 2018 Berta Barrios Animales are our little brothers and we must protector them, no kill them!! More Compasión and Love this world need
May 23, 2018 Lupart diana
May 23, 2018 Cindy Flanders
May 23, 2018 Donna Baker
May 23, 2018 enzo fioletti
May 23, 2018 Nathalie Fournier
May 23, 2018 Bibi Andreasson
May 23, 2018 Elisabeth Vosseler
May 23, 2018 Jerraine Ng All Animals Have Living Rights. Period.
May 23, 2018 Lisa Keogh-Parr Time they got some compassion instead of torturing animals for pleasure, sick in the head.
May 23, 2018 Carla Cesaro
May 23, 2018 Rachel Van den Brande
May 23, 2018 philippe fourcaud
May 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2018 Ruth Umayan
May 22, 2018 April Ochoa
May 22, 2018 Liliana Florea
May 22, 2018 Judy Sweatland

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