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PyeongChang 2018 Athletes, Please speak out against animal cruelty!

[Update: 1/31/18, 2:42pm PT] PyeongChang 2018 Website is working now. Please take action. Thank you!

Countdown to PyeongChang 2018

Boycott Pyeongchang_1440x2160_mThe countdown to PyeongChang 2018 has begun. On their website, there is now a list of all the participating athletes. Let's ask these athletes to speak out against the cruel dog and cat meat trade in South Korea and help save the millions of animals each year that suffer from horrific brutality and mass slaughter.

Here is how:

1. Click HERE for the Athletes page.
2. Select a Sports category from "Sports" column, then click "Search".
3. You will see the list of athletes competing. Click on each name and scroll down to the bottom for their personal/public social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. Click on each of these social media accounts.
4. Send them a message such as the sample message below.
5. For the suggested message translations in other languages, click HERE and then scroll down.

Tips:
1. If you don't plan on covering all the athletes in each sports event, please try choose a sports event from the middle or towards the bottom of the list. Most people will likely go from top to bottom in order. That means some athletes will receive multiple messages and some athletes may not get any.
2. China restricts social media and therefore, Chinese athletes do not have Facebook accounts. You can save time by skipping Chinese athletes.

PLEASE REMEMBER to be polite! These athletes worked hard for this chance to compete in the Olympics and being rude or disrespectful will not help our cause or the dogs.

Your action may touch their hearts.

Suggested message

Dear ______,

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/tEaa1GJo-Uo

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 (www.koreandogs.org/noc-take-a-stand) 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!

Video: Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE), The Korea Observer.

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  1. kristin
    kristinJanuary 31,18

    Hideous!!!!!!!!!! Make it stop!!!

    • Jacqueline S. Frye
      Jacqueline S. FryeJanuary 31,18

      I agree 100%!! Please help us as we fight to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Every voice counts, and every action to protect these precious ones is an asset!!

      • Janice Giampaoli
        Janice GiampaoliFebruary 2,18

        That is absolutely true Jacqueline. We must continue to fight against this atrocity until it comes to an end. It is disgusting, hideous and barbaric! These people have no heart or soul!

    • Carol DeGeir
      Carol DeGeirFebruary 1,18

      Please help stop this from happening this is disgusting what these animals go through.

    • Jerry
      JerryFebruary 2,18

      Help Stop The cruelty that they are doing to dogs over their g

    • Barbara Kruza
      Barbara KruzaFebruary 3,18

      I agree! This race is so, so desperate for dog and cat meat that they break into other people’s homes and take their pets and eat them! Dogs and cats lives mean nothing and I they don’t care how they get the meat, just get it, make a quick buck and onto another life taken! They love torturing, killing, abusing animals and raise these poor animals on farms just for this pleasure!

      • Gwen
        GwenFebruary 5,18

        One of the cruelest nations on earth, along with china and vietnam. Mind you 8 out of 10 cruelty cases I fight comes out of the USA but at least there are animal welfare laws to deal with the maggots that hurt animals.

  2. Zsanine Alexander
    Zsanine AlexanderJanuary 31,18

    This must stop now!

  3. Kirsten Dyhr
    Kirsten DyhrJanuary 31,18

    Stop dette nu

  4. Jacqueline masterson
    Jacqueline mastersonJanuary 31,18

    There is no way a Civalised society can support this:(

  5. Nathalie
    NathalieJanuary 31,18

    Dogs a humans best friends.

  6. Danise Haskins
    Danise HaskinsJanuary 31,18

    This makes all of us cry!! This has to stop!

  7. Chantal Vanhauter
    Chantal VanhauterJanuary 31,18

    This must stop now!

  8. Magdalena Rohanová
    Magdalena RohanováJanuary 31,18

    Stop animal cruelty, stop dog meat eating!!!

  9. maureen
    maureenJanuary 31,18

    please do your best to stop the cruelty and eating of our beautiful animals, all advertising is so important to STOP the cruel treatment of these beautiful
    animals, who love us and depend on us, I cannot bear to look at the pictures of these lovely animals, being so inhumanely treated.

  10. Donna Brand
    Donna BrandJanuary 31,18

    Stop the barbaric torture, killing and eating of such innocent loving animals, many of whom are stolen family pets. Where is your humanity? Have you no soul?? I am one voice for those that can’t speak for themselves. All love life, all fear harm.

  11. martin toner(our martin)
    martin toner(our martin)January 31,18

    Like hell on earth!

  12. David Broadwood
    David BroadwoodJanuary 31,18

    It’s pure evil.

  13. Julie Lamb
    Julie LambJanuary 31,18

    I am crying as I write this – it is beyond comprehension how a human being can be so cruel to an animal. I see S.Korea in a totally different light now all I see is cruelty viciousness and barbarism a very cold hearted country! I just cannot believe this is happening! For pity’s sake please let this stop!

    • admin
      adminJanuary 31,18

      Dear Julie,
      [Update: 1/31/18, 2:42pm PT] PyeongChang 2018 Website is working now. Please take action. Thank you! http://koreandogs.org/pyeongchang2018-athletes/

    • K Quinlan
      K QuinlanFebruary 1,18

      I agree 100%!! We need to not purchase anything Samsung, LG, the cars and anything made in Korea! Now that the USA is recovering from ppl who wish to destroy our economic power and we have made in the USA! We will be able to purchase our own or from ppl who do not forture companion animals! BARBARIANS the world knows about shameful Korea and we reject those who are so mean to other helpless creatures! I hope it happens to you and I do not want my tax dollars protecting you!!

  14. Audrey Muir
    Audrey MuirJanuary 31,18

    Now I know why I cannot contact the UK team, thank you. If I get through I will tell you. Thank you for ALL you do x

  15. Lisa
    LisaJanuary 31,18

    This horrific act has to stop! Worldwide! How can you call yourselves civilized society when you torture animals. Not only that but your people bring it to our country! It won’t be long when the tables turn and you become the hunted here in the us, the people here are talking

  16. Paola
    PaolaJanuary 31,18

    it looks like the different social media accounts be it facebook, instagram, personal websites links are still working for the United States athletes. havent checked out the other countries.

  17. Tina
    TinaJanuary 31,18

    Please stop this evil practice. Dogs, cats not for human consumption. You well be treated the same way you treat these poor creatures one day in Hell if you dont stop, and it will be for a eternity. Reap what you show, its not to late.

  18. Claudia
    ClaudiaJanuary 31,18

    Stop Stop this please

  19. Diane Plante
    Diane PlanteJanuary 31,18

    This barbaric behavior needs to stop. Dogs are loving companions that we care for and cherish. They are not food.

  20. Toomuchpain
    ToomuchpainJanuary 31,18

    True champions become champions on behalf of others

  21. Lisa Sproule
    Lisa SprouleFebruary 1,18

    Please stop murdering and torturing these helpless animals. Dogs and cats are to be loved not eaten. Have some compassion
    for these poor defenceless animals.

  22. Angie Sieb
    Angie SiebFebruary 1,18

    Why can’t these people stop this cruelty. Dogs and cats are NOT meant to eat..

    • adriana
      adrianaFebruary 2,18

      Please stop murdering and torturing these helpless animals. Dogs and cats are to be loved not eaten. Have some compassion
      for these poor defenceless animals.

  23. Diana
    DianaFebruary 1,18

    Anyone that can do this is totally sick in the head and needs major help!!! Shame on you!

  24. Coreen Kerr
    Coreen KerrFebruary 1,18

    How on earth can these so called humans eat man’s best friend?? Sickening if you ask me.

  25. Jeff Poppen
    Jeff PoppenFebruary 1,18

    Your country is an abomination towards dogs. The killing of dogs must stop now.

  26. shana shah
    shana shahFebruary 1,18

    As a prominent person , make a big change under your name that can stay forever in history.Please stop torturing the man’s best friend. We all are humans with different cultures and history but we use the same protein to make our own foods! how many countries use dogs and cats for their for recipes?

  27. Dezelak Simon
    Dezelak SimonFebruary 1,18

    STOP THIS MADNESS!!

  28. June
    JuneFebruary 1,18

    You need kill your own people to eat human’s meat!! NOT DOGS/cats meat!!
    You are fuck coward demonic!!

    • Mike
      MikeFebruary 1,18

      What a stupid comment! This is to the athletes who we are asking to help. That kind of hate speech will only counteract any help these dogs need.

  29. Audrey
    AudreyFebruary 1,18

    There is nothing need to torture dogs please stop

  30. Cecilia Johansson
    Cecilia JohanssonFebruary 1,18

    Thank you all good friends who take a stand for the innocent. I remain a voice for the animals.

  31. EUDOKIA
    EUDOKIAFebruary 1,18

    PLEASE STOP IT. IMPOSSIBLE HUMAN BEINGS TO DO SUCH THINGS

  32. vaso
    vasoFebruary 1,18

    stop killing dogs!!!

  33. elena golubeva
    elena golubevaFebruary 1,18

    There is nothing need to torture dogs please stop

  34. LE CALLONNEC
    LE CALLONNECFebruary 1,18

    C’est une honte ,honte à la coré du sud et du nord pour cette barbarie

  35. Jason mckimm
    Jason mckimmFebruary 1,18

    You want us to believe your like us but you toture animals like this , that is nothing like us at all we love animals , just makes you look like sick humans that will never be like the west

  36. Janneke Bais
    Janneke BaisFebruary 1,18

    Stop this cruelty. See, hear and feel with your heart

  37. Roberta
    RobertaFebruary 1,18

    Stoppppp fermateli questi assassini

  38. Eleanor Mcelroy
    Eleanor McelroyFebruary 1,18

    Innocent animals can’t demonstrate and object to their dreadful treatment and killing so we must speak for them .want it to stop in my time won’t stop trying.

  39. CAROL WARNER
    CAROL WARNERFebruary 1,18

    PLEASE SHOW YOU ARE DECENT HUMAN BEINGS AND HAVE COMPASSION FOR THESE POOR DOGS . THEY FEEL PAIN AND FEAR JUST LIKE YOU DO

  40. Mike
    MikeFebruary 1,18

    We know the younger generation see this disgusting practice as evil. You can put an end to the suffering of these poor animals. Please use your love and strength to end the hell these dogs go through. Thank you.

  41. kowal godelieve
    kowal godelieveFebruary 1,18

    This most stop!!!

  42. Marchal
    MarchalFebruary 1,18

    Aucun animal ne mérite d’être traité ainsi! c’est immonde et cruel!!

  43. KIM HADLEIGH
    KIM HADLEIGHFebruary 2,18

    No animal should be tortured to satisfy human craving for meat, be it cat, dog, pig, cow, bird or anything else. Farm animals are not so different, they all feel pain and fear. STOP THESE ATROCIOUS ACTS OF TORTURE AND SUFFERING! Athletes please speak out to help these poor dogs and cats, make your voice heard by the world whilst you have the platform to do so. It is no wonder the world is in such disharmony with the vibrations of such horror, committed by humans against such sentient beings. Korea your country needs to learn compassion, this is not acceptable.

  44. Lyn Palmer
    Lyn PalmerFebruary 2,18

    PLEASE!…Speak out, RAISE YOUR VOICE…To STOP the killing and abuse of innocent dogs and cats

  45. Eva Anderson-Hanhineva
    Eva Anderson-HanhinevaFebruary 2,18

    Stop making animals bad, God sees you ..

  46. Lisa
    LisaFebruary 2,18

    I will keep signing the petitions, I find this truly horrific and so sad for those animals at the hands of compassionatless, cruel, barbaric people.

  47. Alissa
    AlissaFebruary 3,18

    Only way to stop it is to go over there ourselves. I say we take a trip to Asia and get hands on. If interested contact me on Twitter~ @Rainbowlove2018

  48. Kimberly Stiles
    Kimberly StilesFebruary 3,18

    BOYCOTT the Olympics! The athletics are probably more interested in their sport and getting a medal.
    South Korea this is a sick and evil practice!

    • JUNE JARMAN
      JUNE JARMANFebruary 8,18

      Don’t these South Koreans have any feelings towards animals? Are they so hungry that they need to eat domestic animals? What a barbaric practice!

  49. Mary D.
    Mary D.February 3,18

    S. Korea, u are a country of cruel barbarians, who care nothing about the endless torture and suffering of innocent animals. Shameful. Pray to your God for forgiveness! The world is watching as u butcher and eat these beautiful dogs and cats.

  50. Angela Grammatico
    Angela GrammaticoFebruary 3,18

    This Brutal Murder MUST STOP ! I don’t see where to sign any petitions on this site ??? It’s not done very well or user friendly !!

    • Sasha Patrick
      Sasha PatrickFebruary 4,18

      If you look at the top of the page under KoreanDogs.Org,you will see the pages are listed across the screen,Home,Languages,Info,What you can do,Petitions,Sister City Campaigns,Blog,Resources,Contact.Hope this helps!

    • Elaine
      ElaineFebruary 5,18

      I totally agree with Angela. I have been experiencing this for months. I want to help, but the process of signing the petitions is extremely convoluted. Is it possible to have a one click system like other petition sites have (such as Care2 for example). The easier it is to sign the more people will help. Please whoever created this site, can you make it more (MUCH MORE) user friendly? It’s WAY too complicated & not at all easy to understand. If you want to help more animals it would be wise to take this feedback on board & take action on it.

  51. Leclere
    LeclereFebruary 3,18

    Que ce massacre cesse c’est impossible de voir de telles choses. Comment peut on être monstrueux insensible et débile a se point???

  52. emilie
    emilieFebruary 4,18

    after a few messages, facebook blocks us. there’s no way to contact every one of them, it would take weeks and weeks. we need a petition that will be send to everyone

    • Kathy
      KathyFebruary 5,18

      Emilie – A few sent messages are better than none. Don’t get discouraged!

      • emilie
        emilieFebruary 5,18

        I did sent at least 30, for now… everyone should chose a category and do that; we should make a table, a list

  53. Alan Braganza
    Alan BraganzaFebruary 5,18

    While the dog meat and cat meat trade is a cruel and brutal treatment of sentient animals that suffer agonizing deaths; it must be not ignored or glanced over without comment about the nature of dogs and cats. Dogs and cats have been highly domesticated as companion animals in people’s homes as family members and they nurture their young with most endearing feelings. It would be better not to eat dogs and cats as food and there needs to be a change in thinking to end this practice of the dog and cat meat trade.

  54. Sam martin
    Sam martinFebruary 5,18

    Dogs and cats are loyal loving and dogs help the blind too.cats and dogs are being used in policing come on.NO EAT DOG AND CAT MEAT.i be lost without my babies i have cats and dogs we are family they are a member of my family.stop eating dogs and cats.they are better of alive than eaten.i hope to god it stops so sad.i will back the stop eat dog and cat trade like i take in strays to keep them alive like i do.i love all animals.its cruel them poor babies.come on stop

  55. Kathy
    KathyFebruary 5,18

    My heart aches for all the innocent dogs and cats caught up in the meat trade in South Korea. The Animal Kingdom are citizens of this Earth too. They have just as much a right as we do to live their lives in peace on this planet, free from torture and murder at the hands of humans!

  56. Cecilia Johansson
    Cecilia JohanssonFebruary 5,18

    This is a disgrace for humankind. Please do not avert your eyes, take action for the protection of these tortured animals!

  57. Eric Martin
    Eric MartinFebruary 5,18

    These people are seriously f….ed up. The bible states that God forbids the human race to eat animals with paws, those that do so are considered demonic & will be condemned to burn in hell for eternity. If Mr Kim gets his way & Nukes the crap out of South Korea they will burn in hell literally.

  58. patrizia cavaliere
    patrizia cavaliereFebruary 5,18

    THIS IS HORROR,IN ITALY THE DOGS are a part of family.My dog is my baby.I spend around 1 thousen euro of year for a doctor,for his safe..IS not possible,read this notice terrible .inconcepibile,che psicopatici possano uccidere e mangiare this creature angel..STOPPPPPP NOW

  59. Hannelore Heil
    Hannelore HeilFebruary 5,18

    Habe viele deutsche Sportler angeschrieben, geht jetzt aber plötzlich nicht mehr, wird von Facebook jetzt immer als Spam eingestuft, danke, Facebook!

    • Hannelore Heil
      Hannelore HeilFebruary 5,18

      …heißt nicht “angeschaut”, heißt angeschrieben!

  60. Cynthia Pisarcik
    Cynthia PisarcikFebruary 5,18

    Please, I’m asking from my heart and begging you to help stop this cruelty to these innocent animals. If these animals had the chance they would be your loyal friend. They will be there for you when you need someone to love you and they are more loyal than any human being. Please give them a chance at life and they will love you more than you can know! I promise you!!!!!! PLEASE help to get this cruelty stopped. These animals are innocent and do not deserve this cruelty.
    Thank you so much for the help that you give to stop this evil treatment of these innocent animals.

  61. Chris Sante
    Chris SanteFebruary 5,18

    A la merde votre Jeux Olympiques, je ne suis pas intéressé à les voir, je n’achèterai jamais Samsung, LG ou quoi que ce soit, et le mauvais et le plus triste est l’indifférence du peuple Sud-coréen pour y mettre fin une fois pour toutes.

  62. Sylvia
    SylviaFebruary 5,18

    Stop this utter cruelty, stop mutilating utter cruelty on dogs an cat this slaughter is pure evil barbaric act

  63. GABRIELA VARGAS
    GABRIELA VARGASFebruary 5,18

    ESTE ES EL INFIERNO QUE EL SER HUMANO HACE COMO MANIFESTACIÓN DE SUS TERRIBLE MIEDOS A SU PROPIA MUERTE, ESTA ES LA MANIFESTACIÓN CLARA DE SU IGNORANCIA Y SU POCA EVOLUCIÓN. KOREA DEL SUR UN EJEMPLO DE INVOLUCIÓN PARA EL PLANETA, UN DESTRUCTOR Y UN DEPREDADOR COBARDE Y MISERABLE. ALTO A ESTO CRÍMENES!!!! BOYCOTT PARA LAS OLIMPIADAS DE INVIERNO!!!

  64. Prish Hackman
    Prish HackmanFebruary 6,18

    I beg of you to change your attitude to these beautiful fellow beings….beings who have actually saved our lives, who help those who can’t see, protect our children, herd the sheep, have shown incredible bravery during times of war, hunt the mines that blow us up, swim out to drowning victims and save them, seek out mushrooms and valuable truffles in the ground, wake us and call the alarm when there is a fire or a burglar….the list is endless…and you have no desire to understand the wonders of man’s best friend…that you only want to torture and kill it? This shows something truly wrong within your society, your culture. Animals of ANY kind are NOT here on this earth to be treated in such horrific terrible ways . They have their every right to live as they deserve to live. Like us. We ALL have to LOVE and RESPECT one another, whether it be on two legs or four legs. THAT is the COMMAND OF THE CREATOR and you have NO RIGHT to go against HER : MOTHER EARTH, MOTHER NATURE. I URGE you to THINK AGAIN as to the atrocities you are committing. What you are doing is totally unacceptable, not only towards the animal its self, but ALSO unto YOUR OWN soul!!! DO YOU HAVE ONE or are you going to let KARMA take you down into hell…your dreadful behavior is already proof of where you are heading….it really seems you don’t care AT ALL and are already on the road to HELL.

  65. RICHERE DEZIEL
    RICHERE DEZIELFebruary 8,18

    Shame on Korea and all asian countries that torture cats and dog, I will boycott olympic games it’s a shame for the world ! This is an olympic game of hypocrisis !

  66. Gianna Lisa Salvatori
    Gianna Lisa SalvatoriFebruary 8,18

    Dogs and all animals have feelings and suffer just like us and they are beautiful beings to love and not to torture!!!

  67. Janice Polito
    Janice PolitoFebruary 8,18

    Stop killing man’s best friend, you are a horrible, horrible country for doing this, God put these animals here because it’s their world too! how dare you have no heart in your chest, you are evil and disgusting, horrifying people for doing this.

  68. Sonja Flemming
    Sonja FlemmingMarch 2,18

    Please help these voiceless cats and dogs while you’re there and do what you can possibly do! Don’t look away or turn your back on them…they need YOU!!!

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