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Victory! Supportive Pompeii Commissioner Cafagna responds to call to action against the dog meat trade.
On February 7, 2017, we received a second response from the Special Commissioner of Pompeii, Dr. Donato Cafagna, regarding our campaign. He sent us a copy of the letter he sent to Pompeii’s Sister City, Gyeongju. In his letter he stated “I would like to express openly our total opposition and the pain of Pompeii for a practice, if it is still in use, far from our culture”. He also asked for action from Gyeongju by stating “We expect you will take in to serious consideration our reflection and we would be happy to receive assurances in that regard”.
We are very grateful to Commissioner Cafagna for taking action to speak out for the Korean dogs.
A special thank you, too, goes out to Tamara, in Italy, for working with the City of Pompeii to bring about this positive result. We are also thankful to all in support of our work, who have taken action to speak out against the cruelty to dogs and cats in Gyeongju.
Click HERE to learn more and send a Thank You email to the Commissioner Cafagna.
We Must Not Stop Until South Korea Stops Killing Our Friends. New Sister/Friendship City Campaigns – Take the Action TODAY!
50 Richest Koreans: Please help save the Korean dogs!
Can you imagine how much power and money the 50 richest Koreans have? Money and the power that could be used to make a difference for the animals in the Korean dog and cat meat industry. The 50 richest Koreans, as tabulated by Forbes Magazine in 2016, are listed below, and we are asking for their help and support to bring an end to the shameful, cruel and aberrant dog and cat meat trades operating in their own country.
A press conference, organized by SaveKoreanDogs.org, urging the South Korean government to pass an amendment to the Animal Protection Law, was held on January 25, 2017 at the National Assembly in Seoul. The proposed amendment to the Animal Protection Law was authored by National Assemblyman Changwon Pyo and co-sponsored by sixty-four of the National Assembly members.
However, the amendment failed to make it to the floor for debate by the Assembly due to a lack of support as well as pressure from the dog meat industry. Therefore, a press conference was held to inform the public of the stalled legislation and to encourage the the National Assembly to take action on this amendment. Local animal rights activist Nami Kim, and the SaveKoreanDogs.org team, along with Assemblyman Pyo, have lead the effort to get this groundbreaking animal welfare legislation passed.
Click HERE to learn more and watch the video of the entire press conference.
SaveKoreanDogs need your partnership to save the Korean dogs.
SaveKoreanDogs need your generosity to continue their important work of closing down dog farms and caring for the dogs rescued from South Korea’s dog meat industry. Donations have been very low and they are having difficulty paying for the running costs of their 3 shelters – home to 400 dogs rescued from the dog farms they managed to close down.
They have just had a successful press conference which was the culmination of a campaign they have been working on over the past few months, which urged the Korean Government to pass the proposed amendment by the National Assemblyman Changwon Pyo for stronger Animal Protection Law. They are planning to launch another press campaign, in around October this year, to put pressure on the new Government, following the election of South Korea’s new President.
SaveKoreanDogs has many plans for 2017, which include:
An education program for senior citizens, to teach them about companion animals;
Hiring of additional staff to manage the shelters and provide better care for the dogs in their sanctuaries;
Hiring undercover agents to crack down dog farms and slaughterhouses;
Working on the Government level to bring about legislation that protects companion animals and to end the dog meat trade.
All of these plans cannot be realized and the good works accomplished without your generous support.