Dear Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea,
Please watch this video! http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
The $2 billion dollar-a-year South Korean dog and cat meat industry, which extinguishes the lives of approximately two and a half million dogs a year for meat or gaesoju, a dog wine or broth, and thousands of despised and doomed cats for so-called “health” tonics or goyangyeesoju, and soup, operates in a sordid and illicit world where farmers and butchers kill with frightening impunity in the most abominable fashion. Dogs are killed with high-voltage electrocution, which takes anywhere from thirty seconds to three minutes, hanged, and even beaten to death at the request of customers who believe the meat more tender and tastier the greater the suffering (one of the most pernicious of myths), and that the so-called medicinal properties are enhanced. They are most often killed within sight of their cage mates. They are then thrown into a tub of boiling water, often still alive, and then into a rotating drum for the removal of their fur, and finally blow torched. At Moran Market, South Korea’s largest open air-market for dog meat, dog carcasses are on display next to the cages of live dogs. Cats are often bludgeoned and thrown into boiling water while still alive. At the farms, dogs are fed germ-infested, rotting, and fermented human leftovers, a health risk to both the dogs and those who eat them. In South Korea, dogs and cats’ lives are short and ferociously heartless until they tremble no more at the hands of their slaughterers as cage mates look on. Read more: http://skdogcatcampaign.com/
Please read the below important report by KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates) regarding the status of dog meat industry: http://koreandogs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/KARA-Dog-Meat-Report_English-1.pdf
Please watch these videos and see what is going on inside S. Korea at this moment:
S. Korea’s Dog Meat Trade: Eating sick dogs and former pet dogs http://youtu.be/A3WNJFd1Cl0
S Korea’s Dangerous Health Food – Inconvenient Truth About Dog Meat 1 of 2 with English Caption: http://youtu.be/vHB3uwB9kyA
S Korea’s Dangerous Health Food – Inconvenient Truth About Dog Meat 2 of 2 with English Caption: http://youtu.be/foHCBNllT8w
See more undercover videos from S. Korean dog market, slaughterhouses here: http://dogisdog.org/bbs/board.php?bo_table=video
Read the reports by CARE (Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth): http://www.careanimalrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/sh.pdf
More info: http://koreandogs.org/
There is no appropriate animal-protection legislation to prevent the animal cruelty currently taking place in S. Korea. As someone who believes strongly that animals should not be treated in this way, I request to you, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, to investigate and address this issue immediately. Please urge S. Korean Government to strengthen the Animal Protection Law to prevent animal cruelty and to introduce basic animal-protection regulations. It must also provide penalties for violations and ensure that mistreated animals can be legally seized from abusers and given immediate refuge. I request that Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea strongly urge S. Korean Government to create an enforceable law to ban the torture, killing, sale, and consumption of dogs and cats.
Please don’t let the S. Korean government get away with this outrageous cruelty to companion animals.
Thank you for your attention!