Demand Justice for Dog Allegedly Killed for Meat

Target: Mr. Yoon Suk-yeol, President of South Korea

Goal: Prevent the alleged slaughter of dogs for meat and ensure animal welfare.

In a deeply troubling incident on Jeju Island, South Korean police are investigating a man in his 60s for the alleged killing of one of his dogs for meat. The man, accused of butchering the dog at his orchard around 10 pm on June 12, reportedly planned to make bosintang, a traditional Korean soup that uses dog meat. This incident was brought to the attention of authorities by a local animal rights group, but the dog had apparently already been killed by the time police arrived.

Officers reportedly found an ax and kitchen knife at the scene, believed to have been used to butcher the animal. Two other dogs owned by the man have been temporarily placed in the custody of an animal rights group. This incident underscores the urgent need for stricter enforcement of South Korea’s Animal Protection Act, which bans killing an animal by cruel methods or without justifiable cause.

The practice of consuming dog meat is in a legal gray area in South Korea, despite the Animal Protection Act defining dogs as pets. The government has moved to address this contradiction by passing a bill that will outlaw the breeding, slaughtering, distribution, and consumption of dog meat, set to take effect in 2027. Take immediate action to protect dogs from such cruelty.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Yoon Suk-yeol,

A recent incident on Jeju Island reportedly involved a man in his 60s killing one of his dogs for meat, which may constitute a violation of the Animal Protection Act. The man allegedly butchered the dog at his orchard, intending to prepare bosintang, a traditional Korean soup. This case was brought to the attention of authorities by a local animal rights group, but unfortunately, the dog had reportedly already been killed when police arrived.

Police officers reportedly found an ax and kitchen knife at the scene, believed to have been used in the butchering. Two other dogs owned by the man have been temporarily placed in the custody of an animal rights group. This incident highlights the urgent need for stricter enforcement of animal protection laws in South Korea.

We urge you to enforce stricter regulations to prevent the slaughter of dogs for meat and ensure the welfare of these animals. Immediate legal action is necessary to address this pressing issue and to safeguard the well-being of dogs across the country. Ensuring the effective implementation of the new law set to take effect in 2027 is crucial to ending such cruelty.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Mike Rowe


3 Comments

  1. Irene Leggett says:

    Another Asian country that needs to be wiped off this planet along with all the other gut-wrenchingly cruel, brutal, sadistic barbaric countries of Asia.

  2. South Korea needs to stand up and stand against dog and cat meat. You people torture animals and that angers me. You have food stores indoor country. You are not starving. You are not so poor as to be forced to kill animals so you can survive. Vietnam is another country doing this to their animals. You should be pushed into small cages with others waiting to be fattened up then boiled alive so you would see, feel, and know to pain of your actions. You say you are a modern, sensible country but your actions prove otherwise.

  3. Alice K Knight says:

    What happens between now, 2024 and 2026? People will continue to abuse dogs and cats in this fashion. Even if the law is passed, I am sure people will justify their killings. What is the reason for this law to take so long to become active? Think of all the dogs and cats that are going to suffer between NOW and THEN. It is horrible to stand by and know a law will be hopefully passed.
    It needs to be passed Know not in 2027.
    Lilypearl

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