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Rebuild ‘trust’ by removing the ‘obstacles’ of the dog and cat meat trades. Make this a priority Agenda Item for the upcoming World Congress for Korean Politics and Society.

The World Congress for Korean Politics and Society_logoThe World Congress for Korean Politics and Society is being held on June 22-24, in Seoul, South Korea. The main aim of this conference is to discuss the rebuilding of trust across South Korea, and the international community, as the Conference objective notes that there are rampant “signs of mistrust in peace and democracy” in political and civic life and that this poses “serious obstacles to political stability, economic justice, and social integration”.

Surely, then, the issue of the dog and cat meat trades, its inherent cruelty and abuse of the animals involved, the growing discontent of South Korean nationals – in addition to the strong movement of campaigners across the globe – to put a permanent end to these aberrant trades, must be foremost in the Conference’s considered aim “of addressing their stated concerns” and finding “innovative ways” of overcoming “problems of trust in Korea”.

We must use the opportunity of this biennially-held Conference to urge attendees to consider, discuss and find their way to supporting the abolition of the dog and cat meat trades, for the good of the democracy and the enhancement of peace within South Korea.

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Video: Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth. The Korea Observer.

Two search results on Naver (the most popular search engine in Korea) – the first one was for so-called “Health Food Centers” which commonly sell dog elixirs and cat elixirs (also known as dog soju and cat soju); and the second one was for “dog meat restaurants” reveals the sickening scale of South Korea’s dog meat demand: 12,979 Health Food Centers; and 4,024 restaurants in Korea.

Even if half of these ‘Health’ Food Centers and restaurants serve dog and cat ‘ingredients’ in one form or another, just imagine how many dog/cat slaughterhouses must be present in Korea in order to supply all of these outlets.

There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored.

Please watch the undercover videos from South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

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    Korean Political Science Association
    The Organizing Committee of the World Congress 2017
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    03992 서울특별시 마포구 동교로 183-11 한국정치학회빌딩 4층
    South Korea

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    Rebuild ‘trust’ by removing the ‘obstacles’ of the dog and cat meat trades. Make this a priority Agenda Item for the upcoming World Congress for Korean Politics and Society.

    Dear delegates of The World Congress for Korean Politics and Society,

    Your forthcoming World Congress for Korean Politics and Society (June 22-24, Seoul, South Korea) notes its theme as being one to rebuild “Trust in Peace and Democracy”. Scholars and professionals will be brought together from around the world to discuss “innovative ways” of overcoming the “serious obstacles to political stability, economic justice, and social integration”.

    In preparation for this event, we ask you to, please, take a minute to watch these videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

    Given the growing strength of opposition to the dog and cat meat trades, both within South Korea and throughout the world, this Congress represents a unique opportunity to achieve its objective of rebuilding trust and strengthening social integration, by supporting and finding a way to put a permanent end to the dog and cat meat trades – unregulated trades that are promoted by archaic beliefs that eating dog meat products enhances male virility, amongst other fallacies. Aberrant trades in which dogs and cats are forced to endure unimaginable torment and deprivation from the moment they are born until the day they are barbarically slaughtered. These animals are imprisoned in cramped cages with no access to water or exercise, they are hanged, beaten or burnt to death, often in front of other deeply distressed animals, due to the misguided, and disproved, belief that the more the animal suffers the more it increases the health benefits to the consumer.

    Dog meat consumption is currently illegal in South Korea, yet despite indigenous and international opposition it is allowed to continue. The majority of South Korean citizens do not want to be associated with the consumption of companion animals, and the brutal slaughter of dogs across South Korea is severely tarnishing (whether justifiably or not) the names of leading South Korean companies. Indeed there are a growing number of international campaigns to boycott South Korean goods and tourism until the government puts an end to these abhorrent trades.

    In addition to the many social, environmental, and health problems associated with dog meat consumption, it is also in South Korea’s interests to end these trades as the world will not stop its condemnation for such unchecked cruelty. I therefore urge you to, please, take this opportunity to help bring an end to the inhumanity of the dog and cat meat trades by supporting their abolition.

    South Korea has many noble and admirable customs worth promoting and preserving – the torture and consumption of companion animals is not one of them.
    Thank you,

    [Your Name & City/Country]

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  1. GABRIELA VARGAS
    GABRIELA VARGASJanuary 26,17

    ES UNA DESGRACIA QUE LOS GOBIERNOS Y LAS LEYES EN TODO EL MUNDO SIGAN PERMITIENDO ESTA MATANZA, ESTE INFIERNO, EXIGIMOS EN TODO EL MUNDO SE DETENGA HOY Y PARA SIEMPRE ESTA BRUTALIDAD BOKNAL, Y YULLIN TAMBIÉN; DETENGAN POR MEDIO DE LAS LEYES TODO TIPO DE MASACRE E INVASIÓN ASIÁTICA COMO LOS CRÍMENES DE TAIJI CON LOS DELFINES, E INCLUSO LAS BALLENAS; ASIA ES UNO DE LOS CONTINENTES MÁS DESTRUCTIVOS Y CONTAMINANTES. ALTO A SUS CRÍMENES!!!

  2. David Patnáku
    David PatnákuJanuary 28,17

    Embertelen, amit ezek a szívtelen tetvek művelnek a kedvenceinkkel!!!! NEM IS ÉRTEM, HOGY EZT MIÉRT HAGYJA A VILÁG! PUSZTULJATOK EL!

  3. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaJanuary 29,17

    what’s hell with them ? how can they manage their image around the world ? are they so blind ? nobody wants to have a friend who torture the animals !!! everywhere through the world, the people stand up and condemn them ? they must stop this horrendous situation in order that the whole world could say how big this country is !!!!

  4. Alice Huddleson
    Alice HuddlesonJanuary 29,17

    So inhumane!

  5. linda badham
    linda badhamJanuary 30,17

    NO RESPECT FOR LIFE , HEARTLESS DEVOID OF ANY COMPASSION AND A DISGRACE TO HUMANITY , THE WORLD AND GOD !

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