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[Campaign Closed] WSAVA: Speak Out Against The Dog and Cat Meat Trade in South Korea.

[Campaign Update March 30, 2017] WSAVA responds “support positive change with regard to the treatment of animals in the dog and cat meat trade in Asia”.

We are very pleased to receive such a positive response from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) regarding our petition “ WSAVA: Speak Out Against The Dog and Cat Meat Trade in South Korea.”
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We are reaching out to the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) to help put an end to the dog meat trade in South Korea. WSAVA’s mission is to “make welfare issues an everyday consideration for small animal practitioners”. They can use its influence and knowledge to educate the community about animals and to increase community awareness of all issues affecting animal welfare.

We are asking you, the WSAVA, to help bring awareness and a solution to this problem. As a medical professional you can make a difference with your support.

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Video: Korea Observer. The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea.

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 and 171 restaurants in and around Incheon.

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

http://koreandogs.org/meat-dogs-in-wire-cages-feed-on-rotten-food-waste-slops/

Please sign petition, call, write and email the WSAVA TODAY!

To make this easy we’ve included text for your call and emails below.

  • No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
  • Send email:
    wsavasecretariat@gmail.com; wsava.president.elect@gmail.com; csiraya@gmail.com; ellen@ecuavet.com; nicolaneumannvet@gmail.com; r.chhoynckvp@gmail.com; burrowsc@ufl.edu; yourwsava@wsava.org;
  • Send letter (Use below suggested message):

    WSAVA President
    72 Melville Street, Dundas, Ontario
    Canada L9H 2A1

    Send a copy of your letter to the Korean Veterinary Medical Association:
    Korean Veterinary Medical Association
    Hwangsaewool-ro 319 bungil 8-6
    Bundang-gu, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do
    Postal code 13590
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    대한수의사회
    경기도 성남시 분당구 황새울로 319번길 8-6 (우)13590
    South Korea

    Send a copy of your letter to the Animal and Plant Quarantin Agency:
    Animal and Plant Quarantin Agency
    177, Hyeoksin-ro, Gimchoen-si, Gyeonsanbuk-do
    Postal Code 39660
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    농리축산검역보부
    경상북도 김천시 혁신8로 177
    우39660
    South Korea

    Send a copy of your letter to the Daily Vet:
    Daily Vet
    336, Anyang-ro, Manan-gu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
    Postal Code 13991
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    데일리벳
    경기도 안양시 만안구 안양로 336 (금강빌딩)
    우13991
    South Korea

    Send a copy of your letter to the Gyeonggi Veterinary Medical Association:
    Gyeonggi Veterinary Medical Association
    42, Songwon-ro 14beon-gil, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
    Postal code 16307
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    경기도수의사회
    경기도 수원시 장안구 송원로 14번길 42
    우16307
    South Korea

    Send a copy of your letter to the Busan Veterinary Medical Association:
    Busan Veterinary Medical Association
    27, Seomyeonmunhwa-ro, Busanjin-gu, Busan
    Postal code 35028
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    부산광역시수의사회
    부산광역시 부산진구 서면문화로 27 (유원골든타워오피스텔)
    우35028
    South Korea

    Send a copy of your letter to the Ulsan Veterinary Medical Association:
    Ulsan Veterinary Medical Association
    94, Samsan-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan
    Postal code 44722
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    울산광역시 수의사회
    울산광역시 남구 삼산로 94
    우44722
    South Korea

    Send a copy of your letter to the Daejeon Veterinary Medical Association:
    Daejeon Veterinary Medical Association
    342, Daejong-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon
    Postal code 35028
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    대전광역시 수의사회
    대전광역시 중구 대종로 342 대전충남수의사회관 2층
    우35028
    South Korea

    Send a copy of your letter to the Chungnam Veterinary Medical Association:
    Chungnam Veterinary Medical Association
    342, Daejong-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon
    Postal code 35028
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    충청남도수의사회
    대전광역시 중구 대종로 342 대전충남수의사회관 2층
    우35028
    South Korea

    Send a copy of your letter to the Seoul Veterinary Medical Association:
    Seoul Veterinary Medical Association
    47-1 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
    Postal code 02857
    South Korea

    Address in Korean:
    서울특별시수의사회
    서울특별시 성북구 안암로 47-1
    우02857
    South Korea

  • Send a message through Facebook page: World Small Animal Veterinary Association

    Suggested message

    World Small Animal Veterinary Association: Speak Out Against The Dog and Cat Meat Trade in South Korea

    Dear members of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association:

    We are reaching out to the World Small Animal Veterinary Association to help us bring an end to the Dog Meat Trade in South Korea.

    We ask you to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q, https://youtu.be/Q4qoObbdsO0

    Every year 2.5 million Korean dogs are slaughtered and consumed. The farming and methods of slaughter are unregulated, and this allows the meat trade industry to practice in an entirely uncontrolled environment, placing these animals in horrific conditions and treating them with unimaginable cruelty. The fight to end this barbarity is being waged by activists around the world, and with increasing awareness it is gaining momentum. With the support of credible organizations such as yours, we are sure that we can put a stop to this. As veterinarians and medical professionals, your voices will be heard above others and will be respected and acknowledged. Please join us in this fight by promoting our campaign.

    The methods utilized in this unregulated industry are barbaric, and the conditions under which these animals are kept are horrendous. It is well-documented that the treatment of these dogs is unimaginably cruel and inhumane. From birth to death they are kept in cramped cages raised off of the ground, so that their feet never touch the ground their entire lives. They are fed food wastes in extremely unsanitary conditions. Their treatment during transport to slaughter is horrific. They are packed so tightly into cages like stuffed animals that many die from being crushed by the weight of the other dogs. They must endure extreme heat and cold, and are given no water during the days-long trek, so that many die of dehydration.

    The slaughter methods themselves are nothing short of sadistic and inhumane. They promote the misguided belief that the adrenaline release which occurs at death improves the quality of the meat, so that the dogs are purposefully tortured and made to experience extreme fear and suffering at slaughter. This often takes the form of prolonged beatings while being hanged, and cats are often boiled alive to make “tonics” which are purported to treat ailments such as rheumatism.
    As veterinarians and professionals in animal welfare, you are able to appreciate the negative impact that this practice has on our society. This is not just an argument against an unjust and cruel practice. It is not an argument against what people should and should not eat. It is an argument against the treatment of fellow living animals. It is an argument against the negative health impact that this has on us humans.

    As stated in your mission statement, the Animal Wellness & Welfare Committee (AWWC) goal is to make welfare issues an everyday consideration for small animal practitioners. It can use its influence and knowledge to educate the community about animals and to increase community awareness of all issues affecting animal welfare. We are asking you to put your considerable influence behind our efforts to end this cruelty.

    An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress: https://www.change.org/p/world-small-the-animal-veterinary-association-world-small-animal-veterinary-assoc-speak-out-against-the-dog-cat-meat-trade-in-s-korea
    Thank you,

    [Your Name & City/Country]

  • Call the WSAVA: Phone: +905 627 8540 | Fax: +905 627 8425

    Suggested phone message

    Hello, I’m calling to speak to the President of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association to ask for his help on an important issue regarding the cruelty against the companion animals in South Korea.

    If I could explain: dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in South Korea, regardless of the fact that it is illegal under South Korean Law – but the laws are not enforced. The dog and cat meat trades involve extreme and widespread animal cruelty, and the animals suffer unimaginable pain and distress. They cannot speak for themselves, which is why I am calling on their behalf. And, I believe that your organization would wish to be made aware of this issue, as you would not want to ignore the illegal and immoral cruelty being carried out on any animal, and particularly not on ones that are loyal, trusting creatures, which look up to us humans as their guardians.

    These illegal trades are being allowed to continue by Korean authorities – even though there is growing opposition from pet owners across South Korea, and throughout the world.

    So, I am asking you to please speak out against this cruel trade and urge the Korean people to enforce their own laws, not ignore them, and to show compassion to their companion animals, and also respect to their own citizens, by bringing this trade to an end.

    With the Winter Olympics coming up in 2018, this is the time to make change; this is the time to stop the illegal, inhumane and unnecessary cruelty. I know that South Korea has many beautiful, admirable and noble practices and customs worth preserving, but this is not one of them.

    Thank you for your time and understanding.

  • Send a Twitter message!

    Suggested Twitter text

    .@mafrakorea .@VetsWSAVA #대한수의사회 KVMA WSAVA, Plz Urge South Korea-Stop Dog/Cat Meat Cruelty! https://goo.gl/eqT4mr https://youtu.be/1rCklSmOMR4

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  1. Mervi Viilo
    Mervi ViiloMarch 24,17

    very cruel action, must be stopped at once

    • patty
      pattyMarch 28,17

      I pray that God will open the eyes of the South Korean Chinese and other Asian people and make them realize what evil they are doing. The torture to these innocent and intelligent animals is unbearable to them. I have four collies and they are sooo smart and loving. They are my children and I treat them with love and respect. What is wrong with these people? Are they blind? Dont you have anything else to eat? These people are mentally ill and the Humane Society needs to step in and save these innocent animals. The 2.5 million they torture per year and more is just insane!!!

  2. Maria Kanuk
    Maria KanukMarch 25,17

    Feel horrified, angry, disgusted, everything. I believe those who do such unbelievable cruelty can not be called humans. It must stop!!!!!!! It is upto the rest of the world to ensure such backward nations stop this practice once and for all!!

    • Tina Michelakis
      Tina MichelakisMarch 31,17

      Stop dit aub zo wreed en onmenselijk

  3. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaMarch 26,17

    stop talking about tradition and culture !!! start talking about the mass murder !!!

  4. Marion Richer
    Marion RicherMarch 27,17

    Stop the killing!

  5. Maria Lucia de Oliveira Abrahao
    Maria Lucia de Oliveira AbrahaoMarch 27,17

    Please, send everything you have to me in order to put an end to this nightmare. I’ve just signed & shared; sent e-mails and letters. Facebook and Tweeter blocks me every week for overpassing the limit of Postings. I will not be in Peace till the day we success! Count on me. Unfortunatelly donations I can afford only here in Brasil for a while. Congratulations to all this time. God bless you all. The world needs people like you!

  6. Ana Shroyer
    Ana ShroyerMarch 28,17

    Precious Beautiful People of Korea, you CAN STEP OUT OF THIS DARK ENDLESSLY PAINFUL VIBRATION INTO THE LIGHT OF THE DIVINE!!!!! You are trapped in the dark, just like these helpless animals ….. STOP THIS INSANE PRACTISE AND YOU WILL BE FREE!!!! FREE THESE POOR ANIMALS ANS YOU WILL BE FREE TOO!!!!!!!

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