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Team Slovenia: Take a stand in Pyeongchang 2018 against the dog and cat meat trade!

Countdown to PyeongChang 2018

Team SloveniaPyeongChang, host to the 2018 Winter Olympics - the world will be watching South Korea, which is why this is the perfect time for you take action to support our campaign to end the horrific dog and cat meat trade in South Korea for good!

Let's ask Team Slovenia to take a stand and speak out against this shameful trade. You can help by signing and sharing our petition, sending out letters and emails, and raising awareness of this brutal and barbaric practice and calling for an end to the trade by exposing this issue in social media.

Click HERE for the Team Slovenia Homepage.

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National Olympic Committees: Take a stand in Pyeongchang 2018 against the dog and cat meat trade!

Please sign petition, call, write and email the Olympic Committee of Slovenia TODAY!

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

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Email: info@olympic.si
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):

    Olympic Committee of Slovenia Association of Sports Federations
    Olimpijski komite Slovenije – Združenje športnih zvez
    Šmartinska 140
    1000 Ljubljana
    Slovenia

    Send a copy of your letter to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Organizing Committee:
    President & CEO Hee-Beom Lee
    PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Organizing Committee
    108-27, Olympic-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
    Postal Code 25347
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page: Olympic Committee of Slovenia Association of Sports Federations
    PyeongChang 2018

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    Olympic Committee of Slovenia Association of Sports Federations: Take a stand in PyeongChang 2018 against the dog and cat meat trade!

    Dear Olympic Committee of Slovenia Association of Sports Federations:

    PyeongChang, South Korea, set to play host to the world in the 2018 Winter Olympics. An international gathering of elite athletes, sports 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!

    An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress: https://www.change.org/p/olympic-committee-of-slovenia-association-of-sports-federations-slovenia-olympic-committee-take-a-stand-in-pyeongchang-2018-against-the-dog-meat-trade
    The favor of your reply is requested.
    Thank you,

    [Your Name & City/Country]

    Suggested message - Slovenian

    Olimpijski komite Slovenije – Združenje športnih zvez: v PyeongChangu leta 2018 nasprotujte trgovini s pasjim in z mačjim mesom!

    Olimpijski komite Slovenije – Združenje športnih zvez:

    PyeongChang v Južni Koreji bo gostil svet na Zimskih olimpijskih igrah 2018. Tako veliko mednarodno srečanje športnikov, športnih navdušencev, vlad in podjetij je enkratna platforma, na kateri se lahko izrečeta proti široko obsojani, barbarski in nehumani trgovini s pasjim in z mačjim mesom v Južni Koreji.

    Vemo, da ste zaposleni s pripravami na ta epski športni dogodek. Vseeno vas pozivamo, da prihranite samo nekaj minut svojega časa za ogled tega videa. Vemo, da se boste kot soljudje s sočutjem do živali, naj jih redijo za našo hrano ali kot naše družabnike, delovne partnerje in varuhe, strinjali, da so trenutna praksa in stališča vpletenih v to srednjeveško industrijo povsem nesprejemljivi in odvratni. http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q https://youtu.be/9SKVdNrfIZo

    Nobeno živo bitje si ne zasluži tako mučnega obstoja. Pse (naše najboljše prijatelje), ki morajo od rojstva do dne, ko jih kruto zakoljejo, prenašati najskrajnejšo prikrajšanost in nepredstavljivo mučenje, redijo baterijsko – vse življenje zaprte v natrpanih, rjavečih, dvignjenih kletkah brez zaščite pred vremenskimi skrajnostmi. Nimajo dostopa do vode, možnosti za gibanje ali zdravstvene oskrbe. Pogosto jim predrejo bobniče, da ne bi lajali. Na koncu jih, pogosto pred drugimi še živimi psi, ubijejo z elektriko, obesijo, pretepejo, odrejo ali žive zažgejo v zmotnem prepričanju, da bo tako trpljenje izboljšalo njihov okus. Si lahko predstavljate, da bi se to zgodilo vašemu najboljšemu prijatelju?

    Ta industrija nikakor ni majhna, tisoče in tisoče psov vsak dan redijo na industrijskih farmah in pri tem ne poudarjajo niti najosnovnejših in najcenejših humanih metod reje. Trgovina nima podlage v spodbujanju »kulture« ali tradicije korejskega ljudstva, poganjata jo samo pohlep in dobiček, ki ga lahko prinese ta veliko premalo regulirani, neobdavčeni sektor, ki je zelo nehigieničen in predstavlja resno tveganje tako za človeško kot za živalsko zdravje.

    Prosimo, ne glejte stran in ne glejte na ta problem kot na »kulturno razliko«; glejte na to s sočutjem in na kakršen koli način dodajte svoj glas k mnogim, ki že kličejo po spremembi v Južni Koreji. Ta peticija je šele začetek in vabimo vas, da dodate svoj glas v družabnih omrežjih in drugih kampanjah. Prosimo, izkoristite to enkratno priložnost in pomagajte spremeniti življenje številnih psov in mačk, obsojenih na življenje v trgovini z mesom. Če bo Južna Koreja vedela, da svet gleda in prosi za spremembo, in če hoče, da jo spoštujejo kot ljudstvo vesti, bodo morali Južni Korejci izboljšati svoje šibke in zastarele zakone o dobrobiti živali ter za vedno prepovedati uživanje psov in mačk. Prosimo, pomagajte nam doseči to spremembo!

    V teku je spletna peticija, ki prosi za vašo podporo koncu grozot južnokorejske trgovine s pasjim in z mačjim mesom: https://www.change.org/p/olympic-committee-of-slovenia-association-of-sports-federations-slovenia-olympic-committee-take-a-stand-in-pyeongchang-2018-against-the-dog-meat-trade
    Prosimo za odziv.

  • Call: Tel.: +386 1 230 60 00
    Fax: 01 230 60 20
  • Send a Twitter message!

    Suggested Twitter text

    .@pyeongchang2018 .@iocmedia .@TeamSlovenia Take a stand in #Pyeongchang2018 against #dogmeat & #catmeat #cruelty ! https://goo.gl/Q1mCXp

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Video: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea. The Korea Observer.

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