Campaign Update: Response from World Vision
On April 11, 2017, we had received a response from World Vision (a humanitarian aid organization) regarding our campaign, World Vision: Eating companion animals is detrimental to the health of Korean children. We would like to thank World Vision for responding to our campaign so quickly and positively. They informed us that “No dog or cat meat products or by-products have ever been served at any World Vision facilities in Korea, and we support the ethical treatment of animals.” We are hopeful that World Vision will work with the Korean Food and Drug Ministry to inform and emphasize to them of the danger of how cruelty to companion animals can affect the psychological health of the Korean children, and of the long-term negative effects it can have on their ability to empathize with others, which is the basic foundation to becoming well-balanced and caring adults. Click HERE for our campaign.
To World Vision Donor Services
We thank you for your quick response to our concerns about the consumption of dog and cat meat products in South Korea. We are pleased to hear that you fully support the ethical treatment of animals and that you promote the extreme importance of teaching children to make healthy decisions about the type and source of their food.
Now that you are aware of the cruelty that is routinely involved in all areas of the dog and cat meat trades, and understand – in addition to the physical health issues caused by these unregulated trades – what harmful effects this overt and Government-ignored cruelty, to companion animals, has on the psychological well-being of the children of South Korea, and the possible long-term effects that can result from such traumatic exposure, we feel sure that you will be keen to encourage the Korean Food and Drug Ministry to step up and take action towards the permanent end of the dog and cat meat trades.
We appreciate that such a decision to end these trades must come from the Government of Korea, but we hope that one of the steps to ‘lasting change’, and building ‘a better world for children’, will be for us all to publicly speak out against practices that have no place in this enlightened world.
Photo: Moran Dog Meat Market in Seongnam, South Korea. There are many markets like this all around South Korea. This is what Korean children are growing up with. SaveKoreanDogs.org.