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

Countdown to PyeongChang 2018

PyeongChang, 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!
Team Italy

Let's ask Team Italy 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 Italy 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 Italian National Olympic Committee 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: segretariogenerale@coni.it; anna.diluca@coni.it
    Click HERE to send an online message.
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):

    Italian National Olympic Committee
    Piazza Lauro de Bosis, 15
    00135 - Rome
    Italy

    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: Italian National Olympic Committee
    Italia Team
    PyeongChang 2018

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    Italian National Olympic Committee: Take a stand in PyeongChang 2018 against the dog and cat meat trade!

    Dear Italian National Olympic Committee:

    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/comitato-olimpico-nazionale-italiano-italian-national-olympic-committee-take-a-stand-in-pyeongchang2018-against-dog-meat-trade
    The favor of your reply is requested.
    Thank you,

    [Your Name & City/Country]

    Suggested message - Italian

    Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano: In occasione di Pyeongchang 2018, Prendano Posizione contro il Commercio di Carne di Cane e Gatto!

    Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano:

    Pyeongchang, Corea del Sud, si prepara ad accogliere i Giochi Olimpici Invernali nel 2018. Un raduno internazionale d’ atleti d’ elite, fan sportivi, membri del governo e persone d’ affari a grande scala rappresenta una piattaforma unica per prendere significante posizione contro l’ ampiamente condannato, barbaro e inumano commercio di carne di cane e gatto in Corea del Sud.
    Sappiamo bene che siete occupatissimi preparandovi per quet’ epico evento sportivo.

    Ciononostante, Vi preghiamo di riservare solo pochi minuti del vostro tempo per guardare questi video sul commercio di carne di cane, perché sappiamo che Voi, come persone compassionevoli per gli animali, sia che siano allevati per il nostro consumo, sia come animali da compagnia, o come compagni da lavoro o come guardiani, sarete d’ accordo che la pratica attuale e l’ atteggiamento delle persone implicate in quest’ industria primitiva è completamente inaccettabile e ripugnante. http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q ; https://youtu.be/9SKVdNrfIZo

    Nessun essere vivente merita una vita così orribile. Obbligati a sopportare le deprivazioni più estreme e tormenti inimmaginabili dal momento in cui nascono fino al giorno in cui sono brutalmente massacrati, i cani, i nostri migliori amici, sono allevati in batteria in allevamenti industriali precari, imprigionati in gabbie sollevate da terra, ristrette e arrugginite, senza protezione dalle condizioni meteorologiche estreme. Non hanno nessun accesso ad acqua fresca, esercizio e attenzione veterinaria. I loro timpani vengono spesso fatti esplodere per evitare che abbaino, fino al giorno in cui, spesso, di fronte ad altri cani vivi, vengono folgorati, impiccati, bastonati, scuoiati o bruciati vivi, per l’ infondata credenza che il dolore e tormento estremi migliorino il sapore e le proprietà della carne. Potreste immaginare che ciò accada al vostro migliore amico ?

    Quest’ industria è tutt'altro che limitata, infatti, innumerevoli migliaia di cani sono allevati ogni giorno in queste fabbriche, che non compiono nemmeno con le norme basiche e più economiche degli allevamenti industriali. Questo commercio non ha nessuna ragione per promuovere queste pratiche come “cultura” o “tradizione” del popolo coreano. È un commercio spinto unicamente dall’ avarizia e dagli alti profitti che derivano da questo settore senza regole, libero da tasse ed altamente insalubre che presenta un serio rischio per la salute tanto umana come animale.

    Per favore, Vi preghiamo di non girarvi dall’ altra parte, considerando questa questione come semplice “differenza culturale”, Vi chiediamo di contemplare questo problema con genuina compassione e di usare qualsiasi mezzo o metodo in vostro possesso per aggiungere la Vostra voce alle molte che stanno già esercitando pressione per un cambio in Corea del Sud. Questa petizione è solo l’ inizio, Vi preghiamo di aggiungere la Vostra voce ai social media ed altre campagne. Per favore, usate quest’ opportunità unica per aiutare a cambiare la vita di milioni di cani e migliaia di gatti condannati all’ inferno di quest’ industria crudele. Se la Corea del Sud si rende conto che il mondo la sta osservando, spingendola a cambiare e se vuole essere rispettata come una nazione cosciente, i Sudcoreani devono irrigidire le loro medioevali e arretrate leggi di protezione animale e proibire permanentemente il consumo di cani e gatti. Per favore, aiutateci a realizzare questo cambio.

    È in corso una petizione online che richiede il Vostro supporto per poter mettere fine all'orrenda crudeltà insita dietro al consumo di carne di cane e gatti in Corea del Sud: https://www.change.org/p/comitato-olimpico-nazionale-italiano-italian-national-olympic-committee-take-a-stand-in-pyeongchang2018-against-dog-meat-trade
    Vi preghiamo gentilmente di rispondere alla presente lettera.
    Grazie!

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  1. ana antunes
    ana antunesMarch 30,17

    Dear Italian National Olympic Committee:

    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/comitato-olimpico-nazionale-italiano-italian-national-olympic-committee-take-a-stand-in-pyeongchang2018-against-dog-meat-trade
    The favor of your reply is requested.
    Thank you,

  2. anna poggesi
    anna poggesiMarch 30,17

    Penso che la tecnologia tolga il senno agli uomini.

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