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The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) : Take a stand in FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2017 against the dog and cat meat trade!

[Update: June 20, 2017] FIFA responded to our petition.

Please see below for their response. This is not quite the response we had hoped for from FIFA, but nevertheless, we appreciate that FIFA had responded to us, and had reached out to their Korean counterpart to share our concerns. FIFA would have been more effective if they had openly expressed their indignation and distress with the dog and cat meat trade. Our thank you goes out to all of our supporters who had taken action, especially to Rudy Gallardo who had shared FIFA’s letter with us.

Response from FIFA 2017

FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2017 will be held in South Korea in just about a couple of months – May 20 to June 11. The world will be watching South Korea, which is why this is perfect time you take action to support our campaign to end the horrific dog and cat meat trade in South Korea for good!

You can help by signing and sharing our petitions, sending out letters and emails raising awareness of this brutal and medieval practice and calling for an end to the trade and taking to social media.

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Members of the The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA):

South Korea is set to play host to the world in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2017. An international gathering of elite athletes, soccer fans, governments and businesses on such a grand scale is a unique platform for taking a meaningful stand against the widely condemned, barbaric and inhumane dog and cat meat trade in South Korea.

We know you are busy preparing for this epic sporting event. However, we urge you to spare just a few minutes of your time to watch this video, as fellow people with compassion for animals, whether they are raised for our consumption or as our companions, working partners and guardians, we know you will agree that the current practice and attitude of those involved in this medieval industry is completely unacceptable and abhorrent. http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q https://youtu.be/9SKVdNrfIZo

No living being deserves such a torturous existence. Forced to endure the most extreme deprivation and unimaginable torment from the moment they are born until the day they are brutally slaughtered; dogs (our best friends) are battery farmed – imprisoned in cramped, rusty, raised cages all their lives with no protection from extreme elements. They have no access to water, exercise, or medical care. Their eardrums are often burst to prevent them from barking. Until, often in front of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten skinned or burnt alive in the ignorant belief that such suffering will improve their taste. Could you imagine this happening to your best friend?

This industry is by no means small scale, thousands upon thousands of dogs are factory farmed in this way every day, there is no emphasis on even the most basic and cheapest humane farming methods in this operation. This trade has no basis in promoting “culture” or tradition of the Korean people, it is purely driven by greed and the profits that can be made in this severely under-regulated, tax free sector which in itself is highly unsanitary and a severe risk to both human and animal health.

Please do not look the other way, please do not see this issue as a ‘cultural difference’, we urge you to look at this issue with unbridled compassion and to use whatever means or methods you can to add your voice to the many already calling for change in south Korea. This petition is just a start, we urge you to add your voice to social media and other campaigns. Please use this unique opportunity to help change the lives of so many dogs and cats condemned to a life in the meat trade. If South Korea knows the world is watching and is asking for change, and if South Korea wants to be respected as a nation of conscience, South Koreans need to strengthen their abysmal and outdated animal welfare laws and permanently ban dog and cat consumption. Please help us to bring about this change!

[Your Name & City/Country]

  • Send the letters
    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
    FIFA President Gianni Infantino
    FIFA-Strasse 20,
    P.O. Box 8044 Zurich
    Switzerland

    Tel : +41-(0)43 222 7777,
    Fax : +41-(0)43 222 7878.

    Korea Football Association
    President Chung Mong-gyu, General Secretary An Gi-heon
    KFA House
    46 Gyeonghuigung-gil Jongno-gu, Seoul
    Postal Code 03175
    South Korea

    Tel : +82-2/2002 0633
    Homepage: www.kfa.or.kr

  • Email: contact@kfa.or.kr

  • Send a Twitter message!

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    .@FIFAcom .@theKFA President Infantino, Plz Urge South Korea-Stop torturing/eating dogs/cats https://goo.gl/wjukVA https://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

  • Send a message through Facebook page: FIFA
    Korea Football Association
    FIFA U-20 Korea 2017

Video: Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry. CARE. (Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth)

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) : Take a stand in FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2017 against the dog and cat meat trade!

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  1. Denise
    DeniseMarch 8,17

    Boycott this Country!!!!!

    • ane
      aneMarch 8,17

      Yes! Boycott Korea!

      • SILVIA
        SILVIAMarch 12,17

        I also boycott this country … Stop to cruelty !

  2. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaMarch 8,17

    It is not worthy of a country with such an economic advance, to treat dogs and cats this way! Even in the Middle Ages, the animals were not treated like that !! South Korea must wake up and ban this horrendous trade !!! It will only be the benefit for this country in the eyes of the whole world!!

  3. Jeanette Gyer
    Jeanette GyerMarch 8,17

    This in this life is totally disgustingly DISPICABLE animals are beautiful souls that deserve our respect not barbaric treatment like this, this is completely unexceptable and MUST END!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Pam Elliott
    Pam ElliottMarch 8,17

    Disgusting beyond words!!!!! We should refuse all contact with such a barbaric country till this mass dog and cat killing us stopped!!!

  5. carmel Euwen
    carmel EuwenMarch 8,17

    Please stop this cruelty !!

  6. Bonnie LaRosa
    Bonnie LaRosaMarch 8,17

    This horrific and despicable torture and consumption of these poor dogs is an outrage! Please put an end to this immediately!

  7. stella maris argento
    stella maris argentoMarch 8,17

    BOYCOTT CRUELTY !!!!! HELP DOGS PLEASE !!!!!!

  8. Caroline
    CarolineMarch 8,17

    Messages emailed and Tweeted. Hope FIFA take some sort of action.

  9. tjitske minzinga
    tjitske minzingaMarch 8,17

    Stop this cruelty

  10. Cindy
    CindyMarch 8,17

    Discusting cruel barbaric horror. I would live to perform these cruel acts on the evil people that do this to poor defensless loving animals.
    It sickens me to my stomach.
    This needs to be banned now.

    • Lloyd
      LloydMarch 9,17

      I SALUTE AND STAND BESIDE YOU, CINDY~!!!!!
      AN EYE FOR AN EYE~!!!! OK U.S.A. POLITICIANS,
      WHY AREN’T YOU ADDRESSING THIS ~!!!~????
      IS THE ALL MIGHTY DOLLAR,
      BUYING YOUR SILENCE AGAIN~!!~~???

  11. Ruta
    RutaMarch 9,17

    Dogs show us how to love

  12. Joanne Bixler
    Joanne BixlerMarch 9,17

    You are not a third world country who must subsist on any food that is available; you are an advanced civilization and should therefore act as one. One of the hallmarks of civilized society is how you treat animals. Not only is it unnecessary to consume dog and cat meat, but the barbaric practices with which you do so are cruel and inhumane. Stop this practice now. The whole world is watching.

  13. Elizabeth Bona
    Elizabeth BonaMarch 9,17

    Korea, you are an abomination. How do you live with yourselves? Why do you torture animals? What joy do you get from that? You make me sick. I will not buy any of your technology, no Samsung phone for me or my family and friends.

  14. Aki Sharma
    Aki SharmaMarch 9,17

    Not acceptable at all. Stop such horiffic action!

  15. GABRIELA VARGAS
    GABRIELA VARGASMarch 10,17

    SE REQUIEREN MEDIDAS RADICALES Y TOTALMENTE REPRESIVAS PARA KOREA DEL SUR POR ESTOS CRÍMENES!!! ALTO A LA CRUELDAD Y LA TERRIBLE VIOLENCIA CON ESTOS ANIMALES!!!!

  16. Carole Fraser
    Carole FraserMarch 11,17

    Brutal inhuman cruel evil vile country the World is watching yor Demonic acts of pure suffering and torture on these innocent Dogs and Cats .

  17. Evelyne Pulfer
    Evelyne PulferMarch 11,17

    Barbarisch!unmenschlich!Korea boykotieren

  18. Dog Advocate
    Dog AdvocateMarch 12,17

    Contact: United Nations Embassy Ambassador Nikki Haley. Tell her to implement and enforce new Animal protection Laws that will stop the dog and cat meat trade world.

    • claire ogorzaly
      claire ogorzalyMarch 12,17

      Pleae implement animal protection laws to hp these voiceless animals.

  19. linda badham
    linda badhamMarch 12,17

    A DISGRACE TO HUMANITY AND TO GOD AND THIS UNIMAGINABLE TORTURE AND SLAUGHTER OF DOGS/CATS MUST BE STOPPED FOR EVER !!

  20. Marco
    MarcoMarch 12,17

    Boicottare la merda di corea

    • Marco
      MarcoMarch 12,17

      Stop a maltrattamenti sui cani

  21. N.L
    N.LMarch 13,17

    From what i know, even Korean national teams eat dog meat before their competition.

  22. Gabriela Gurdziel
    Gabriela GurdzielMarch 14,17

    I can only say thank you to all who protest against these brethren, all who are loud for these dogs, all who sign so many petitions no matter where in the world, all people who do not look away but act -for living the dogs!

  23. Nancy Ninteman
    Nancy NintemanMarch 28,17

    Boycotting ALL of Korea. Stop this barbaric killing and the myth that men need to eat dogs to gain vitality. Get it from inside you.

  24. Tiziana
    TizianaApril 1,17

    Stop Corea a queste barbarie !!!!

  25. JoAnn Visaretis
    JoAnn VisaretisApril 1,17

    We can’t endorse countries like these that a have no respect for life! Animals are not to be tortured & eating. These barbaric people are sick.

  26. Sherry Compton
    Sherry ComptonApril 15,17

    There is something very wrong with people who lack any form of compassion. Sick, ignorant, sadistic, evil people!!!!

    • David Boothman
      David BoothmanJune 21,17

      Sick,ignorant,sadistic,evil people. You have summed them up perfectly Sherry.

  27. Tracey loisz
    Tracey loiszMay 3,17

    I can’t believe that the Korean government will not ban this sick barbaric torture of these defenceless creatures

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