President Moon Jae-In, please help your country’s “animal friends”: end the horrific dog and cat meat trades.
South Korea now has a new President who is more concerned about animal welfare than his predecessor, Park Geun-Hye, who was impeached for corruption. Now there is a real opportunity for our message to be heard by this new government and for them to bring about the changes which we have been working so hard for. During his campaign, President Moon Jae-In promised that he will improve the welfare of “animal friends”. So let’s not waste any time: call, write or email President Moon and ask him to address the most urgent and important animal cruelty issue existing in South Korea today – ask him to put a permanent end to the dog and cat meat trades!
- Click HERE to file an online petition through e-people.
- Send letter (Use below suggested message or petition):
President Moon Jae-In
1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03048
Republic of Korea
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Your Excellency President Moon Jae-In, please end the horrific dog and cat meat trade.
Your Excellency President Moon Jae-In and the South Korean Government,
Please watch these videos: Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q, The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea http://koreandogs.org/dmp/
I am extremely upset about the torture and consumption of companion animals in South Korea.
With the ubiquity of social medias, every day we are seeing shocking and heartbreaking images and videos of innocent dogs being tortured and killed in your country.
Even though Korea has established an Animal Protection Law for companion animals, dogs are still beaten, hung, electrocuted, and treated brutally by farmers and slaughters. Also, dogs and cats are still being beaten and boiled alive for so-called elixirs, which do not have medical properties except in the minds of ignorant and gullible customers.
These practices have no place in the modern world. Other Asian countries have banned the eating of dog meat and the cruel industry that goes with it, such as Taiwan and the Philippines. Why does Korea persist in lagging behind these countries and other civilized societies?
It’s the responsibility of the Korean government to once and for all end the cruel dog meat and cat medicine industries in Korea. It is time to dismiss the childish myths and propaganda surrounding these industries and their vile products. It is time to leave behind backward and unnecessary traditions.
And it is time for Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and show that it really does have a compassionate and ethical society. That means it is time for the Korean government to start better educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning pets, and about treating animals in a proper manner.
Until these things are done, Korea’s reputation in the international community will continue to suffer. Its citizens will continue to face shame and embarrassment. And Korea will continue to be regarded as “third world,” despite its modernization and attempts at globalized thinking.
Therefore, I ask that you do all in your power to stop this barbarism and cruelty immediately.
From now on, I will boycott Korean products, and I will not support Korean companies or visit Korea until the abuse of cats and dogs has finally ended.
[Your Name & City/Country]
- Call: Phone: 011-82-2-730-5800
We recommend that the best way forward, when calling the President, is to politely ask to speak to a representative of the President. The representative may well deny all knowledge of any illegality/wrong doing within these trades, or say that they are unable to help on this issue. If they are not forthcoming, then you might make the following statement or similar wording of your own – and please ask them to keep a record of your call and what you have said.
“As an animal lover, and part of a high-profile animal rights group, which has supporters across the globe, I wish to register my deep concern about the unregulated, cruel and abusive dog and cat meat trades with your country, South Korea.
I sincerely ask that your government immediately begins policing and enforcing your animal protection laws; and until it brings about a permanent end to both the dog and cat meat trades, I will boycott all forms of tourism, all products, and all services from South Korea; and I will urge others to do the same.”
- Send a Twitter message!
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.@moonriver365 .@koreanet .@bluehousekorea Your Excellency Pres Moon Jae-In, Plz End the #dogmeat #catmeat #cruelty! https://goo.gl/Tgolwc