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.
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.
Countdown to FIFA U-20 in Korea
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. https://youtu.be/cCdTceduKcY 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
P.O. Box 8044 Zurich
Tel : +41-(0)43 222 7777,
Fax : +41-(0)43 222 7878.
Korea Football Association
President Chung Mong-gyu, General Secretary An Gi-heon
46 Gyeonghuigung-gil Jongno-gu, Seoul
Postal Code 03175
Tel : +82-2/2002 0633
- Send a Twitter message!
Suggested Twitter text
.@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)