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The Venerable Matthieu Ricard, please speak out against the brutal dog meat trade in South Korea.

Matthieu RicardThe Venerable Matthieu Ricard – sometimes called “the happiest man in the world” – was born in France in 1946. He trained in biochemistry but left science behind to become a Buddhist monk, living in the Himalayan region. He is a humanitarian and a prominent speaker on the world stage, in addition to being a French interpreter for the Dalai Lama, a photographer, and an international best-selling author on subjects such as ‘Happiness’, ‘A Plea for the Animals’ and the meeting of Buddhism with science.

We would like The Venerable Matthieu Ricard to speak out against the practice of eating companion animals and the cruelty involved in the dog and cat meat trades, and to share the Buddha’s teachings on compassion to animals with people across the world.
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Please call, email and write to The Venerable Matthieu Ricard today! You can use our sample letter below or use your own words.

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    The Venerable Matthieu Ricard
    Karuna-Shechen USA
    237 West 35th Street
    Suite 1101
    New York, NY 10001
    United States

    The Venerable Matthieu Ricard
    Karuna-Shechen Asia
    Suite 2801, 28/F., China United Centre
    28 Marble Road, North Point, Hong Kong

    Sample letter

    Dear Venerable Ricard,

    You teach that: “every bear, dog, or mouse experiences sorrow and feels pain as intensely as we do”.

    We ask you to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu700

    Each year, around 30 million dogs are slaughtered and eaten in Asia, including Korea, China, Indonesia and Vietnam. In South Korea alone, it is estimated that, annually, 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are brutally slaughtered and eaten.

    Dogs that are bred on dog farms live in miserable conditions. In South Korea, dog meat consumption is illegal but their Government is allowing it to continue, thereby causing immense suffering to these animals. All breeds of dog are used for meat, including stolen pets and abandoned dogs. They are confined to small, filthy cages, given rotten food and scraps which are unfit for consumption, denied space to exercise, and given no shelter from extreme weather conditions. They cannot even feel the ground beneath their paws as they are contained in wire cages, raised off the ground. These conditions are deplorable and cruel.

    Dogs are slaughtered in the most brutal and painful methods, often in front of other dogs which watch in fear for their lives. They are beaten, stabbed, hanged, butchered, thrown into pots of boiling water, skinned, electrocuted or blow torched – often whilst still alive. This inhumane torture has to stop.

    Venerable Ricard, you also teach that “compassion towards … beings, including our fellow animals, is the direction towards which any enlightened society must aspire.” South Korea is a successful and prosperous nation, but it is not ‘enlightened’: there is little compassion shown to any of these animals, in any of the processes in the dog and cat meat trades. Please join us in speaking out openly against the violence that is being perpetrated daily in South Korea towards these animals; please help stop these barbaric acts of torture, and the unimaginable suffering.

    An online petition calling for your support to help end the horrendous dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress: https://www.change.org/p/mr-matthieu-ricard-mr-matthieu-ricard-please-speak-out-against-the-brutal-dog-meat-trade-in-south-korea.

    Thank you in advance for your response.

    Yours sincerely,

    [Your Name, City and Country]

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    .@matthieu_ricard Plz speak out against horrific #dogmeat #catmeat #cruelty in #SouthKorea https://goo.gl/NzN6y8 https://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

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  1. Stephanie Ziemer
    Stephanie ZiemerJune 19,17

    Please do something to stop this deplorable, despucable, cruel practice. egging you 🙏

  2. Carin Briggs
    Carin BriggsJune 19,17

    It is painful to see our fallen, sinful nature in action. We must repent, and receive God’s transformative atonement for us…or.
    .continue in corruption…

  3. Helen Caddick
    Helen CaddickJune 19,17

    It’s not about repentance as such because Spirit allows us to behave as we wish here on earth as we endeavour to learn the lessons we set out for ourselves before we returned this time , and then when we return to Spirit on our death we seek our own forgiveness. However this horrendous trade must be stopped as any cruelty to another living being is always wrong. Thank Goodness they will not be able reincarnate again ! It is sad that Jesus who was such a good healer and peacemaker has recently returned to the spiritual plane as he was such a wonderful leader.

  4. Marie Redhead
    Marie RedheadJune 19,17

    The way we treat those who can’t speak for themselves and who serve us in so many ways reflects the condition of the heart and soul of a man, of we dont speak up and act then we are part of the cruelty

  5. Sandra Snipes
    Sandra SnipesJune 20,17

    Please stop his horrible practice of dog killing and torture. These animals are raise with our children and are loved. Send them to USA live and we will love them.

  6. Kym York
    Kym YorkJune 20,17

    This has got to STOP!!!

  7. Malgosia Jankowska
    Malgosia JankowskaJune 20,17

    Please STOP, STOP, STOP!!!!!

  8. Daiva civilkiene
    Daiva civilkieneJune 21,17

    Its hard to believe that such brutal things happen in the 21st century.i would like to look into the eyes of those who do that!

  9. CANDACE LUFFMAN
    CANDACE LUFFMANJune 21,17

    DEAR SIR,
    I am a concern person who Loves ALL DOGS & CATS. BUT WHAT Hurts really bad, is your PEOPLE are not only killing the BELOVED DOGS & CATS there but your people are eating them as well. -PLEASE STOP THIS AT ONCE, IT IS HURTING ALL OF US HERE IN THE USA. why can’t your PEOPLE EAT SHARKS, AND some of those OTHER bad Fishes. and Leave our BELOVED DOGS & CATS ALONE. ALL OF YOU ARE BAD NEWS THERE IN SOUTH KOREA. YOU ALL DON’T THINK ANY THING BUT YOUR ON SELF’S, AND YOU ALL DON’T GIVE A RATS NEST WHO YOU ALL HURT. SO WHY DON’T YOU ALL FEED YOUR SELF TO A GREAT WHITE SHARKS AND BE DONE WITH IT.

  10. Kaisa Kähönen
    Kaisa KähönenJune 21,17

    Please,help us to stop this!dogs are our beloved friends!

  11. Silvia Kramer
    Silvia KramerJune 21,17

    It is not imageable, how a human person can be so cruel and so barbaric to animals!
    The reason only can be, that these persons, who torture animals, do have no brain and
    are 100 % evil! We wish these animal torturers the most horrific death, that can happen on earth!

  12. Ewa Dillberg
    Ewa DillbergJune 21,17

    STOP IT !!!

  13. Ellen Gates
    Ellen GatesJune 21,17

    Please stop this horrendous torture of dogs and cats, our dearest companions of the animal kingdom. It is our duty to speak for those who cannot, and do all we can to protect them.

  14. kamila wójcicka
    kamila wójcickaJune 21,17

    POSIMY o zaprzetsanie tej okrutnej tradycji…

  15. Wendy roccho
    Wendy rocchoJune 23,17

    Stop your cruel act everyone is watching you,

  16. Sandra Jimenez
    Sandra JimenezJune 23,17

    The perversity of South Korea in the treatment of animals has consequences. “O that men might understand the patience and longsuffering of God! He is putting under restraint His own attributes. His omnipotent power is under the control of Omnipotence. O that men would understand that God refuses to be wearied out with the world’s perversity, and still holds out the hope of forgiveness even to the most undeserving! But His forbearance will not always continue. Who is prepared for the sudden change that will take place in God’s dealing with sinful men? Who will be prepared to escape the punishment that will certainly fall upon transgressors?” EGW Writings FE 356 – 357

  17. Juergen p
    Juergen pJune 23,17

    Hello, where is the e-mail adress? Not all people like facebook, twitter and so on!!! Was there any response from facebook??? I think no !!!

  18. Juergen Pichert
    Juergen PichertJune 23,17

    Hello, where is the e-mail adress? Not all people like facebook, twitter and so on!!! Was there any response from facebook (Mark ??? I think no !!!)

  19. Yvonne Kram
    Yvonne KramJune 23,17

    Stop it please!!!!!

  20. Yvonne Kramp
    Yvonne KrampJune 23,17

    STOP IT……..

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