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Wake up and speak up! Korean Buddhists, please openly denounce the dog and cat-meat trades in South Korea.

Beopjeong Priest 법정스님

Late Beopjeong Priest 법정스님

One of the notable South Korean Buddhist leaders, the Venerable Beopjeong, was born in 1932 and therefore knew well that war and famine led to shameful eating practices in Korean food culture. But he also made it very clear that eating dog meat is wrong and “is barbaric in today’s environment”; he said that “Culture must progress with the flow of time”. The Venerable Beopjeong was not afraid to speak out against the dog meat trade.

The cruelty and abuse employed within the dog and cat meat trades goes against the fundamental teachings of Buddhism. Many South Koreans are Buddhists (@24%), and there are many Korean-American Buddhists; why are they not taking up the baton, today, from where the late Venerable Beopjeong left it, and speaking out against these evil trades?

Click HERE for our petition.

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Video: Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry(Undercover Video by Stop It! Korea)

To make this easy we’ve included text for your call and emails below.

Please sign, call and email to the Korean Buddhists TODAY!

  • Email addresses:
    mhkim@buddhism.or.kr; hong@buddhism.or.kr; kyba@kyba.org; kyba1920@hanmail.net; staff@peacefoundation.or.kr; dhammalee@hanmail.net; om5416@hanmail.net; okkj0606@naver.com; goldenht@hanmail.net; wawootemple@naver.com; jabi@jabinanum.or.kr; yum60@hanmail.net; 029420144@hanmail.net; jungtooverseas@gmail.com; support@templestay.com; janghyuk3641@naver.com; webmaster@cheontae.org;

    Email addresses details.

  • Call.
    Korea Buddhism Foundation: 82-55-338-0050
    Jogye Order Of Korean Buddhism: 82-2-2011-1830
    Jogyesa Temple: 82-2-768-8600
    Cheontae Order of Korean Buddhism: 82-43-423-7100
    Jin-gak Order of Korean Buddhism: 82-2-913-0751
    Korean Buddhism Young Adult Association 02-738-1920
    The Peace Foundation: 02-581-0581
    Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism Lay Buddhist Association: 822-3672-5042
    The Korea Buddhism Promotion Foundation:
    Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism: 02-2031-2000
    World Fellowship of Buddhists: 02-2198-5751
    Korea Fellowship of Buddhists: 02 745-1590 or 02-34-7997
    Won-Buddhism: 82-63-850-5568
    Korean Buddhist Nirvana Order Wa-Woo Temple: 82-31-339-0101
  • FAX.
    Korea Buddhism Foundation: 82-55-328-2762
    Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism: 82-2-733-1018
    Jogyesa Temple: 82-2-720-1391
    Cheontae Order of Korean Buddhism:
    Jin-gak Order of Korean Buddhism: 82-2-913-0755
    Korean Buddhism Young Adult Association 02-735-2707
    Beopryoon Sunim
    The Peace Foundation: 02-581-4077
    Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism Lay Buddhist Association: 822-3672-5043
    The Korea Buddhism Promotion Foundation n/a
    Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism: 02-732-9938
    World Fellowship of Buddhists: 02-6328-0137
    Korea Fellowship of Buddhists: 02 742-1590 or 02-334-7997
    Won-Buddhsim: 82-63-857-9462
    Korean Buddhist Nirvana Order Wa-Woo Temple: 82-31-339-0104
  • Send Letter. (Mailing Addresses are as below in English and Korean)
    1. Korea Buddhism Foundation
    Korea Buddhism Foundation
    Byeopjang Sunim
    73-33 405 Bun-gil, Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, Postal code 50832
    South Korea

    한국불교재단
    금강사주지스님 법장
    경남 김해시 가야로 405번길 73-33 (우) 50832
    South Korea

    2. Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism
    Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism
    55 Woojeongguk-ro, Jongno-ku, Seoul, Postal code 03144
    South Korea

    대한불교조계종
    서울시 종로구 우정국로 55 (우) 03144
    한국불교역사문화기념관
    South Korea

    3. Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism Social Welfare Foundation
    Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism Social Welfare Foundation
    Jeonbyeop Hall 6th Floor
    Woojeongguk-ro 67 (Gyeonji-dong 13)
    Jongro-gu, Seoul, Postal code 03144
    South Korea

    대한불교조계종 사회복지재단
    서울시 종로구 우정국로 67 (견지동 13) 전법회관 6층 (우) 03144
    South Korea

    4. Cheontae Order of Korean Buddhism
    Cheontae Order of Korean Buddhism
    Kuinsa-gil 73, Youngchoon-Myeon, Danyang-Gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
    Postal code 27020
    South Korea

    대한불교 천태종
    충청북도 단양군, 영춘면, 구인사길 73 (우) 27020
    South Korea

    5. Jin-gak Order of Korean Buddhism
    Jin-gak Order of Korean Buddhism
    Moohak-ro 4-gil 21, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Postal code 04708
    South Korea

    대한불교 진각종 (대한불교진각종유지재단)
    서울특별시 성동구 무학로4길 21 (우) 04708
    South Korea

    6. Korean Buddhism Young Adult Association
    Korean Buddhism Young Adult Association
    Jeonbyeop Hall 401
    Gyeonji-dong 13-bungi, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Postal code 03144
    South Korea

    대한 불교청년회
    서울시 종로구 견지동 13번지 전법회관 401호 (우) 03144
    South Korea

    7. Beopryoon Sunim (Jungto Society)
    Beopryoon Sunim (Jungto Society)
    1585-16 Seocho3-Dong, Seocho-Gu, Seoul, Postal code 06653
    South Korea

    법륜스님(정토회)
    서울 서초구 서초3동 1585-16번지 정토법당 (우) 06653
    South Korea

    8. The Peace Foundation
    The Peace Foundation
    Wooil Building 3F, 5F
    SeochoJoongang-ro 62, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Postal code 06640
    South Korea

    평화재단
    서울특별시 서초구 서초중앙로 62
    우일빌딩 3F, 5F (우) 06640
    South Korea

    9. Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism Lay Buddhist Association
    Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism Lay Buddhist Association
    Lay Buddhist Building 3F, 13 Gyeonji-Dong, Jongno-Gu
    Seoul, Postal code 03144
    South Korea

    대한불교조계종 중앙신도회
    서울특별시 종로구 견지동 13번지(우정국로67) 중앙신도회관 3층 (우) 03144
    South Korea

    10. The Korea Buddhism Promotion Foundation
    The Korea Buddhism Promotion Foundation
    Baekbum-ro 71, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Postal code 04111
    South Korea

    대한 불교진흥원
    서울특별시 마포구 백범로 71 (우) 04111
    South Korea

    11. Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism
    Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism
    Temple Stay Information Center 4F
    Woojeongguk-ro 56, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Postal code 03145
    South Korea

    한국불교문화사업단
    서울시 종로구 우정국로 56 템플스테이 통합정보센터 4층 (우) 03145
    South Korea

    12. World Fellowship of Buddhists
    The World Fellowship of Buddhists
    611, Doo San We’ve Pavilion Bldg, #58, Susong-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Postal code 03150
    South Korea

    13. Won-Buddhism
    Won-Buddhism
    Iksan-daero 460 (Sinyong-dong 344-2) Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, Postal code 54538
    South Korea

    원불교사상연구소
    전북 익산시 익산대로 460(신용동 344-2) (우) 54538
    South Korea

    14. Korean Buddhist Nirvana Order Wa-Woo Temple
    Yunwha Mountain Wawoojongsa Temple
    San #48, Haegok-dong, Yongin,
    Gyeonggi-do Province, Postal code 449-090
    South Korea

    와우정사
    경기도 용인시 처인구 해곡동 산43 (우) 449-090
    South Korea

  • Send a Twitter message!
    .@peaceEdu .@templestay .@jabinanum .@PeaceEdu Plz openly denounce Korea dog/cat-meat trade https://goo.gl/oM5jqC http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
  • Send a Facebook message!
    Beopryun Sunim
    Haemin Sunim
    Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism Social Welfare Foundation
    The Peace Foundation
    Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism
    Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism Lay Buddhist Association

Suggested message:

To the Korean Buddhists,

The Venerable Beopjeong, one of South Korea’s notable Buddhists, was not afraid to publicly speak out against the dog meat trade and call it barbaric; he said “dog meat consumption is an evil custom that doesn’t belong in a modern society”. His logical arguments against the consumption of companion animals cannot be countered, he also considered that their slaughter is “a betrayal of their faith placed in humans”.

But the inhumane treatment and outright cruelty, as evidenced time and time again on social media, is carrying on unchecked, as this video shows: https://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

An online petition calling for your support in helping end the aberrant dog and cat meat trades in South Korea is in progress:https://www.change.org/p/plz-sign-help-stop-the-mass-torture-and-murder-of-dogs-and-cats-in-south-korea

We urge you to stand together – to stand up for what is right – and to denounce the dog and cat meat trades for what they are: immoral, inhumane, cruel and unnecessary.

Respectfully,

(your Name, City and Country)

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  1. Deborah Beynon
    Deborah BeynonJuly 30,16

    PLEASE practice your religion.

  2. 林 恵里
    林 恵里August 10,16

    stop killing dogs cruelly!!

  3. jacqueline
    jacquelineAugust 24,16

    lettre envoyée

  4. Marc Bubba
    Marc BubbaJanuary 7,17

    WILL you accept the idea that you might return as an animal ,in your next life ,and be treated the way you are treating animals?

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