Target: President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea
Goal: Ensure that dog meat and dog farms remain illegal in South Korea.
The Korean Dog Meat Association has estimated a staggering 20 thousand dog farms and 6 million dogs being bred for human consumption in South Korea alone. Though in 1984, the South Korean government mandated a law classifying dog meat as ‘repugnant food,’ the country has long held a notoriously laissez-faire approach in dealing with the issue of edible dogs. The Korean Dog Meat Organization demonstrates an obvious lack of interest in animal rights as well as sanitary and health concerns for humans. So it is high time for the government to stop the efforts of the Korean Dog Meat Association from legalizing dog farms and dog meat.
In September 2012, the Korean Dog Meat Association held one of the biggest protests to date—pleading for the government to officially legalize dog farms and dog meat. However, during their protest, they failed to mention the atrocities 2.5 million dogs suffer through each year—from germ-ridden cages to brutality—believing that the more the animals suffer, the more delicious the meats will taste.
Asides from the horrific acts imposed on these innocent animals, the rotten leftovers and unsanitary environment not only affect the animals’ health but those who consume these meats. These diseases that are transmitted to humans can easily spread to others within the community—wreaking havoc on a society.
Please sign the petition below to become an active voice for those animals that are voiceless. Stop the Korean Dog Meat Association from profiting from the $2 billion dog and cat meat industry.
Dear President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea,
I am writing to you to urge you to stop the efforts of the Korean Dog Meat Association from legalizing dog farms and dog meat. Furthermore, it is time to start enforcing the 1984 law that classifies dog meat as ‘repugnant food.’
Each year, over 2.5 million dogs are stuffed into small cages, fed rotten food, and tortured to death. Not only do these acts infringe upon the rights of animals, but they risk the health of humans who consume these products. The diseases that these poor animals attract are easily transmitted to humans.
With a growing $2 billion dog and cat meat industry, it is obvious that the Korean Dog Meat Association wants the support of the South Korean government so they can continue their unlawful activities and make a profit by selling 8,500 tons of dog meat and 93,600 medicinal tonic—derived from dogs—per year.
As a nation that has gracefully lifted itself from the rubble of economic distress and war, South Korea should continue on the high road of success and ensure that dog meat and dog farms remain illegal.
[Your Name Here]
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