Don’t Legalize Dog Meat and Dog Farms in Korea

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.

PETITION LETTER:

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.

Sincerely,
[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: dgoomany via Flickr.

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31 Comments

  1. Dogs and cats are not food they are a family member and a friend they are dogs and cats looking for a forever home no more eating them please

  2. DESIREE SCHEEPERS says:

    READ THE BIBLE WRIITEN WORD OF GOD, SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO EVEIL AND WICKED HUMANS FOR CRUELTY TOWARDS ANIMALS
    ANIMALS GO TO HEAVEN WHEN THEY DIE, HUMANS HAVE TO STAND BEFORE JUDGEMENT BEFORE THE HOLY CREATOR AND GIVE ACCOUNT OF THEIR EVIL AND WICKED DEEDS TO GODS ENTIRE CREATION. ALL CREATION FLESH AND BLOOD WHO BREATHE AND FEEL SUFFERING AND PAIN.
    ISAIAH 65 & 66, ALSO REVELATION AND THROUGHOUT THE WORD
    GOD IS CLEAR THAT ANIMALS BELONG TO HIM AND PRAISE THE ALMIGHTY.
    AS FOR HUMANS CANNOT SAY MUCH ABOUT THEM ROTTEN TO THE CORE. MAKE ONE THINK HOW LOW SOME HUMANS CAN BE.

  3. IT IS SO SAD THAT ANIMALS LIKE DOGS IN A PLACE WHERE TO BE LOVE IN SOUTH KOREA DISLIKES DOGS:( THERE SHOULD BE MORE DONE, BUT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT LIVING IN SOUTH KOREA OR ARE MIXED HERITAGES:( aMELIA

  4. The killing and torture of dogs and cats and any animals is a cruel, barbaric genocide.

    Such violence leads to violence towards humans.

    All life is precious and has the right to live free in a safe healthy environment free from harm and abuse torture and murder.

    RESPECT AND PROTECT LIFE

    Desperately and despairingly,

    Peta Feral

    http://www.govegan.org.nz
    http://www.vegansociety.org.nz
    http://www.pcrm.org (Physicians’Committee for Responsible Medicine)

  5. Marie Willcox says:

    It is pathetic and disgraceful to use cats and dogs as food, they are not a food product, only cannibal will eat them, what next, kill your neighbours and eat them, sick bastards,

  6. Ellen Thayer says:

    S&S Global

  7. ENDLESS GREED FROM ECONOMY & HELPING AUTHORITIES HAS TO STOP ALL KINDS OF DESTRUCTION & KILLINGS TO ALL LIVING CREATURES BY APPLY STRONGEST JUSTICE TO RESPONSIBLES AND INITIATORS CONVICTALBLE TO PAY REDEMPTION TO FUTUREGENERATIONS!
    THAT HUNGRY FOR CANNOT STOP TORTURING LIVING CREATURES IN SUCH A GREWSOME WAY NOBODY CAN BE, THIS IS MONSTERWORK NOT HUMANDEGRADING – THESE INHUMANE EVIL DOING CRYING FOR CONSEQUENCES AND IS TO BAN IN THE MOMENT !
    NO WORDING FOR THAT – SPEECHLESS – PURE GREED, INFANTILISM AND SADISM.
    NEVER WANT MEET MONSTERS LIKE THEM!
    FAUGH ! LAST RABBLE!
    THE WORST SITUATION HAPPENS TO ALL OF THAT KIND OF CRUEL MONSTERS IS NOT ENOUGH!

    ALL KOREAN GHOSTS WILL TAKE THEM TO THE HOTTEST HELL!

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