우리 세계인들은 한국인들의 이처럼 잔혹한 반려동물 학대인 개식용, 고양이식용을 지금 곧 멈추기를 촉구합니다. 개식용과 고양이식용은 문화가 아닙니다. 아주 잔인한 동물학대입니다. 개식용과 고양이식용이 한국에서 불법화되어 완전히 사라질때까지 우리 세계인들은 한국상품 불매운동을 계속할것이며 한국을 절대로 방문하지 않을것입니다.
In South Korea, 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are tortured and slaughtered each year to fuel the $2 billion illegal dog and cat meat industry, a trade that has neither been officially recognized nor accepted by the Korean Government nor the EU.
Bishop Desmond Tutu said, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
Today, we urge you to choose the side of the oppressed and take your position to help ban the barbaric and inhumane dog torture and consumption in South Korea!
If you want to export your products and services to the rest of the world, and showcase the best of Korea, then please respect our wishes and do your part to end this madness that is going on in your country. Make it your company’s policy to ban employees from eating dog meat that fuel the pockets of these criminals. Lobby your government to enact an enforceable animal protection law that abolishes this abomination once and for all. In doing so you will gain the respect of the youth and the understanding of your customers, currently horrified by these atrocities.
It’s 2016! If it was North Korea one could try to understand, realizing that people are dying of starvation in that backward society. However, South Korea is flourishing and consumers have food and choices. South Korea has a wide variety of cuisine and the world can not understand why you continue to choose not just to eat but to torture companion animals who have served us so faithfully over thousands of years. Just recently the United Kingdom welcomed South Korea in London and your Paralympians had their faithful guide dogs by their side. The world showed you acceptance and respect, only now to finally discover the very country they are trading with is a nation devoid of any compassion. To know that you are eating not just “farmed animals” but even former pets is incomprehensible to us your customers. To know you turn a blind eye to markets where slaughter takes place in full view of mothers and children fills us with horror. To know you boil and burn dogs alive fills our children with fear. This is the message you are giving to your current and future trading partners. If you can not show compassion, think about the economics, think about the tourism and think about future World Events. There will be boycotts. There will be major outcry. There will be sanctions.
We urge you and the people of South Korea to learn the teachings of venerable Beopjeong Buddhist Priest: Venerable Beopjeong Buddhist Priest’s Argument Against Dog Meat Consumption http://koreandogs.org/beopjeong/ 법정스님의 개식용 반대론 http://koreandogs.org/beopjeong-korean/.
You still have time to act and make a difference. Do not allow your company’s image and good name to be tarnished by this illegal industry. Make South Korea Proud- Make the Change Now. Don’t let this be your legacy.
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