His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, please speak out against the brutal dog meat trade.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama is a highly revered spiritual leader of Tibet and a human rights activist known throughout the world. He is the best known Buddhist leader of today and his teachings on practicing peace and compassion are followed worldwide.
He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. The Dalai Lamas are believed by Tibetan Buddhist followers to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are believed to be enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth in order to serve humanity.
We would like His Holiness to speak out against the practice of eating companion animals and the cruelty involved in the trades, and to share the Buddha’s teachings on compassion to animals to his followers and to the world.
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The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
P.O. McLeod Ganj
Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) 176219
We ask Your Holiness to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
Each year, around 30 million dogs are slaughtered and eaten in Asia, including Korea, China, Indonesia and Vietnam. In South Korea alone, it is estimated that, annually, 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are brutally slaughtered and eaten.
Dogs that are bred on dog farms live in miserable conditions. In South Korea, dog meat consumption is illegal but their government is allowing it to continue, thereby causing immense suffering to these animals. All breeds of dog are used for meat, including stolen pets and abandoned dogs. They are confined to small, filthy cages, given rotten food and scraps which are unfit for consumption, denied space to exercise, and given no shelter from extreme weather conditions. They cannot even feel the ground beneath their paws as they are contained in wire cages, raised off the ground. These conditions are deplorable and cruel.
Dogs are slaughtered in the most brutal and painful methods, often in front of other dogs which watch in fear for their lives. They are beaten, stabbed, hanged, butchered, thrown into pots of boiling water, skinned, electrocuted or blow torched – often whilst still alive. This inhumane torture has to stop.
Your Holiness, you teach that all violence is injustice, and we ask Your Holiness, therefore, to speak out against the violence that is perpetrated daily in South Korea within the dog meat trade, where animals are subjected to barbaric acts of torture and unimaginable suffering.
We respectfully ask Your Holiness to stand up for the animals in South Korea, and in other Asian countries where dogs are consumed, and also to publicly voice support in favor of ending the dog meat trade.
We ask Your Holiness to stand with KoreanDogs.Org, and to share Your Holiness’s condemnation of this cruel trade. We ask Your Holiness to educate people that a compassionate society benefits everyone within it. An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress: https://www.change.org/p/his-holiness-the-14th-dalai-lama-his-holiness-the-14th-dalai-lama-please-speak-out-against-the-brutal-dog-meat-trade Thank you in advance for your response.
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.@DalaiLama Plz speak out against horrific #dogmeat #catmeat #cruelty in #SouthKorea #Asia https://goo.gl/PMNsfK https://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q