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Mayor Lee overreacts to Ban Ki-Moon’s statement with defensive back-lash on Social Media

While visiting Korea last May, UN Secretary General Ban Ki‐Moon stated: “The world’s perception about Korea is of a ‘much lower level’ than our perception of ourselves. In that respect, in order to ‘raise this level’, it is very important that the media plays its role to guide (awaken or enlighten) our citizens.”

As a response to this statement by Mr. Ban, Mayor Lee Jae-Myung of Seongam posted a typically defensive reply on his Facebook page saying that “Ban Ki‐Moon is calling Koreans ‘dogs/pigs’” and asked for opinions from his Facebook followers. Is the Mayor just being defensive because he has failed to take any action to close down its own infamous Moran Dog-meat Market (the largest in Korea)?

This ‘head-in-the-sand’ and misplaced defensive attitude from Mayor Lee is exactly what is preventing Korea from moving towards the change that Mr Ban is calling for. Mr Ban seems to understand that the world will not raise its perception of a country that continues to carry out (and defend) the inhumane dog-meat trades, and we believe he is asking Koreans to wake up, do something about their uncaring and apathetic attitudes, and put an end to the abhorrent practice of eating dogs.

Please share this video with Mayor Lee Jae‐Myung to let him know what the world thinks about Korea: https://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

Click HERE for Mayor Lee Jae-Myung’s Facebook page.

Click HERE for Mayor Lee Jae-Myung’s post.

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Below are two of many articles that reported this:
潘-文 빨라지는 `빅2` 행보
‘한국 레벨 낮다는 반기문’ 이재명 페북글에 시끌… 페북지기 초이스


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Video: Seongnam Moran Dog Meat Market Slaughterhouses. Undercover by Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth.

  1. susan towner
    susan townerSeptember 22,16

    pls pass some laws to protect animals from such inhumane acts by barbaric people. these kind of acts belong in the dark ages when ape men used to hunt for food. no longer necessary, world wide opinion of asia has gone down to the pits,i no longer wish to visit anywhere in asia due to being made aware of what some of your barbaric people do to animals. pls make changes to stop this torture.

    • Mary Foley
      Mary FoleySeptember 27,16

      please stop this barbaric practice please pass laws to protect animals from being tortured

    • Jill morra
      Jill morraSeptember 28,16

      There is no sense in showing this video on Facebook due to obscene graphic bloody killing of a sweet animal but I have an address you can help me pass to all petitioners and people who want to end this and Facebook Have Leary Clinton too here is the address to send to OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL. NEXT LINE IS FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS NEXT LINE IF YOU ARE SENDING VIA REGULAR MAIL VIALE DELLE TERME DI CARACALLA NEXT LINE IS 00153 Rome ,Italy ………….. Please share or email this and help send messages to the inspector general of Italy about this deadly matter of dog farms ….

  2. Jacqui
    JacquiSeptember 22,16

    Please end this cruel practice

  3. Rod O
    Rod OSeptember 22,16

    Please put a permanent END to the barbaric torture and murder of the voiceless!

    • Sarah Finlayson
      Sarah FinlaysonSeptember 22,16

      This kind of atrocities should not be happening. The dog meat trade must be stopped for good. The government of Korea should start cleaning out
      the dog meat trade , close down the dog meat restaurants and dog farms forever. Until the government of Korea does these thing, the rest of the world will think of them & uncivilized and barbaric.

      • Bev Woodburn
        Bev WoodburnSeptember 25,16

        South Korea and their vile Government is an absolute disgrace allowing the unimaginable heinous torture and suffering of defenceless and innocent dogs and cats to continue, and the Government knowing fully of the heinous and unimaginable torture and suffering these Korean monsters commit against defenceless and innocent dogs and cats. These South Korean animal torturing monsters are known as the vilest of animal torturers Worldwide. No wonder they are hated and despised Worldwide. These animal torturing South Korean monsters all deserve to be torture to death by the heinous torture and suffering they commit against innocent and defenceless dogs and cats. Absolutely sickening and unforgivable. Sadism and evilness at its worst.

  4. Jacky
    JackySeptember 22,16

    Get with the times!!! Dog meat does NOT cure impotence, or increase virility, or ward off evil spirits!!! STOP THE ILLEGAL DOG MEAT TRADE!!!!!

  5. Millie O'Connor
    Millie O'ConnorSeptember 22,16

    Please stop this cruel and very unnecessary act. Dogs and cats are pets and companions to humans. They are NOT food, they are NOT to be eaten.

  6. Linda Segal
    Linda SegalSeptember 22,16

    Please end the tortuous treatment of dogs and cats. Please end the consumption of these animals. Please make laws to protect the animals.

  7. Linda Segal
    Linda SegalSeptember 22,16

    Please end the torture of dogs nd cats. And end the consumption of these numbers map. Also create laws for animal protection and enforce the laws.

  8. Joei Fische
    Joei FischeSeptember 23,16

    This barbaric & heinous crime against these innocent animals has to end now! It is known world wide that the continued torture & slaughter of animals by 3rd world mentality is making Asia a very disgusting country!!

  9. Stacey Govito
    Stacey GovitoSeptember 23,16

    Its’ about time that someone got their head out of the sand and see what the rest of the world sees … a bunch of sadistic, antiquated thinking and barbarians who don’t give … I’m sure I don’t need to finish that sentence.

    • Merthyr Stevens
      Merthyr StevensSeptember 27,16

      Right ON, Bev………the truth as it is told 🙂 !!!

    • Stacey Govito
      Stacey GovitoSeptember 29,16

      Absolutely – Yes! 🙂

  10. Jung Kim
    Jung KimSeptember 23,16

    Just shared on my FB and Tweeted!

  11. Sarah Tay
    Sarah TaySeptember 23,16

    Pls Korea… Dogs are man’s best friend. They are gods creation n meant to be pets and not served on a plate !! Many incident they rescue humans out of disasters n how cud you educate humans to eat them ? Do you eat the one who feed you too ? We are in the 20Th century now and no longer in the barbaric age. Stop all these barbaric killings n eating please. It’s cruel it’s wicked its evil !! If eating dog meat is a wonder then there’s no need for doctors anymore !!

  12. Antoinette
    AntoinetteSeptember 23,16

    Please implement laws to protect the well being of dogs and cats…I once thought of your country as a nation if kind people but now like many others your country represent cruelty. It us no longer exceptable in modern society to abuse and torture pets. Europeans and American tourist will choose to boycott korea. ….

  13. Martha Grünewald
    Martha GrünewaldSeptember 23,16

    I can take no exception to consideration of my words, that has nothing to do with an insult, I want this gruesome massacre ceases, which is barbaric and is operated as a torment and suffering the worst torture in my opinion, how can you so be such without empathy, without any compassion I ??? have no understanding of these acts on the animal slaughtered in Korea or in another Asian dogs or cats so tortured and tormented, I beg you to stop this! Worldwide people fight every day against this injustice .. some videos are sent even from different regions, which are drawn by provocation. We have rich food, but stop this madness,

  14. Perczak Ewa
    Perczak EwaSeptember 23,16

    it’s so cruel, so disgusting , horrendous, I can not find the words to explain what I think, what perception I could have regarding these countries which allow these kind of treatments to the dogs and cats !!! what kind of people can do that ? only backward people !!! so, South Korea’s people wake up !!!!!

  15. Susan Song
    Susan SongSeptember 23,16

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153739681698204&id=713568203

    THESE ARE THE IMAGES OF SOUTH KOREA VIEWED BY THE WORLD. AND YES, BADLY, VERY BADLY SOUTH KOREA IS VIEWED BECAUSE IT SHOULD BE BETTER THAN THIS.

  16. Hélène Théoret
    Hélène ThéoretSeptember 23,16

    S’IL VOUS PLAIT, ARRÊTEZ LA TORTURE, LA SOUFFRANCE DE TOUS CES CHIENS ET CHATS. ARRÊTEZ CE MASSACRE.

  17. eileen carter
    eileen carterSeptember 23,16

    Please do condem this horrible torture of dogs. You are no better than North Korea, You want the world to look up to you, it will not do that unless you stop this vile trade.

  18. Antoinette
    AntoinetteSeptember 23,16

    Please stop abusing dogs and cats..civilise cultures view dogs and cats as pets nit food. As a nation you have excel in the field of technology but you continue to show barbaric methods of cruelty towards pets. Please wake up and come into the 21 century and prove to animal lovers that u will start to implement Animal Welfare acts. Please see and understand that animals have feelings and they too.can feel pain and sorrow.

  19. kwong tsz leung
    kwong tsz leungSeptember 24,16

    please ! You have to stop this barbaric trade ! The world is watching ! You must pass animal rights laws !

  20. Eugenia
    EugeniaSeptember 24,16

    Absolutely barbaric!!! No scruples or ethics in eating dogs or cats!!!! Get out of the dark ages & become part of the 21st Century!!

  21. Jacquemet
    JacquemetSeptember 24,16

    S il vous plaît faites cesser ces horreurs …. Aucune nation ne devrait tolérer ça !!!! Pensez a ces chiens et chats tortures brules vifs ou bouillis … C est honteux ! Indigne !

  22. Silvia Jansson
    Silvia JanssonSeptember 24,16

    Obviously Mayor Lee Jae-Myung of Seongam confirms that the opinion we have of South Korea is correct! BARBARIC, CRUEL AND UNWILLING TO CHANGE!!!

  23. Rene
    ReneSeptember 27,16

    Backwards, just backwards. Thinking that dog meat cures ill makes Koreans looks backwards, callous and vicious. And it is a shame, as it is a people with many things to offer. Time to get with the times and bring the worthy forward and relegate past barbaric practices to the past.

  24. Lidia
    LidiaSeptember 27,16

    La única presión que sentirán para dejar de realizar estas matanzas, es el bloqueo tanto económico como social. Y eso está en manos del resto de países y hasta que los gobiernos no tomen medidas seguirá ocurriendo.

  25. Cemile Tiftik
    Cemile TiftikSeptember 27,16

    Stop cruelty and sadistic behavior to animal, dogs and cats !! They have their life right. please stop!!

  26. Tracey Loisz
    Tracey LoiszSeptember 27,16

    Your vile barbaric laws allow these animals to be slaughtered in such a cruel horrific way . You need to stop the consumption of cats and dogs and realise that the world is watching you . Your government needs to stop all consumption .

  27. Janice Wyndham-Quin
    Janice Wyndham-QuinSeptember 27,16

    Dog and cat meat industry is savage. Please stop it now!!!

  28. Liz Trevena
    Liz TrevenaSeptember 27,16

    Have you watched these undercover videos? Is this the 21st century? We cannot condone torture and call ourselves civilised ! How we treat animals says everything about our society. Yours is cruel and unwilling to change. My family will not be buying anything Korean or Chinese until you change. I will be sharing any footage of cruelty on face book and as I work in television it will and has been seen by influential people who care

  29. Nicole
    NicoleSeptember 27,16

    Surely in a civilised country such as Korea – dogs and Cats should no longer be a part of the dinner service… Please please have a heart and think about the pain and suffering these animals go through to get on your dinner plate

  30. Garo Kassabian
    Garo KassabianSeptember 27,16

    Stop. It’s disgusting and unnecessary. Very sad and pathetic. Lack of empathy and compassion= no respect, that’s your fault. Do something good!

  31. Neville
    NevilleSeptember 27,16

    While I take issue with people who generalise (usually hypocritically) about specific individuals being indicative of an entire population, my opinion of ALL people who promote cruelty and criminality for convenience is of a ‘low level’, as UN Secretary General Ban Ki‐Moon has put it, in the sense that they are ill-informed or misguided. Not as ‘dogs/pigs’, but as poor specimens of humankind, which is much worse. When it comes to politicians who aid and abet such promotion to line their own pockets, that low opinion plummets to darker, dirtier depths. Mayor Lee Jae-Myung, your actions are vile, stupid and corrupt. May you be rewarded as richly as you deserve (and may all of us).

  32. Lisa Sayers
    Lisa SayersSeptember 27,16

    Please stop these haneous acts, and this hell. These are companion animals,not food. Please stop.

  33. Berlina
    BerlinaSeptember 27,16

    Murdering the voiceless and defenceless is the greatest act of cruelty!!!
    Please STOP as karma awaits you!!!

  34. Ana M. French
    Ana M. FrenchSeptember 27,16

    Soon you will be seen as what you are: criminals disguised in techno advance, giving a face you don’t have or are. Soon your products will be ban from all countries, and that’s what really hurts you: MONEY

  35. Tony Garner
    Tony GarnerSeptember 27,16

    The Koreans along with the Chinese are barbaric, their treatment of animals including the use of elephant hide and rhino horn is appalling.

  36. Amber Mizerik
    Amber MizerikSeptember 27,16

    I find this very disturbing in this day and age that Korean leaders condone this torture. You should be leading your country into the next century. You should be concerned about the health of your people and the perception of your country. This is a global economy and the majority of the world looks at this a unnecessary cruelty. I feel so strongly about it that I have no desire to visit your country or interact with your people. I will not purchase anything made in your country. I hope you see these statements made by people as a starting point to reflect on what you are allowing to happened and become a instrument of change. The young people, the educated people, and the future of your country depend on their leaders to support necessary change for the future of your country.

  37. LauraGHIRA
    LauraGHIRASeptember 27,16

    How long you are asked to stop the trade of cat and dog meat?
    How long in china and korea activists of these countries are clamoring to stop the torture of pets and consider them such and not beef stock?
    How many years with enormous sacrifices activists have put the net and shot (even now) all the abuses being perpetrated in the so-called farms from the “meat dog” and “public and clandestine slaughterhouses”?
    How long the people of the world demands a halt to the trafficking and consumption of dog meat and cat with petitions that have reached millions of signatures?
    How long BAN Ki MOON and ‘under fire from all associations and all people who believe that a Korean to lead the “United Nations should rappersentare a country CIVIL”?
    When did you visit your market MORAN MARKET or a farm, you go to see and hear, smell and perceive the torment if you dare!
    Convert ALL THIS HORROR CAN ‘.
    DOGS / CATS ARE A RESOURCE IN THE WORLD AND NOT ONLY FOR PETS.
    COMPANIES THAT MAKE PRODUCTS FOR PETS NOT KNOW THE CRISIS AND DAMAGE WORK TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. IN ITALY IN THE EARTHQUAKE OF AUGUST FROM RESCUE DOGS HAVE HELPED AND SAVED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE! IN POLICE AND CUSTOMS IN DOGS AND HELP FROM TERRORISTS ARE SAVING / TRAFFICKING DRUGS AND WEAPONS!
    IN HOSPITALS DOGS ARE FROM SUPPORT TO THE SICK CHILDREN EAI!

    FAMILIES IN A DOG OR CAT IN THE REST OF THE WORLD AND ‘THE FAMILY LOVED AND RESPECTED!
    WHAT NOT TO UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING ‘

  38. Peter MacGregor
    Peter MacGregorSeptember 27,16

    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. – Mahatma Gandhi

  39. Salome
    SalomeSeptember 27,16

    Blasted savage barbarians!!!!!!!

  40. Julia Stratton
    Julia StrattonSeptember 27,16

    This is not civilisation this is barbarism, please show the world that you are a civilised nation and STOP this cruel treatment of dogs & cats

  41. Donna Leavitt
    Donna LeavittSeptember 27,16

    This is barbaric and sickening! Stop the senseless killings! Inhumane treatment of man’s best friends!

  42. Melody Martin
    Melody MartinSeptember 27,16

    Please stop this horrible slaughter! The Korean people are better than this! Dogs and cats are here as our companions, not as food!

  43. Tracy Light
    Tracy LightSeptember 27,16

    Stop this barbaric torture of dogs – they’re sentient beings..

  44. kathleen hanold
    kathleen hanoldSeptember 27,16

    Cruelty to animals must be condemned.

  45. Melissa
    MelissaSeptember 27,16

    Disgusting, cruel, and heartless. What human being treats another living being this way? These people that do this to a living being are murderers! What makes you superior to these animals? Nothing.

  46. Sue Thompson
    Sue ThompsonSeptember 27,16

    This barbaric exil must cease.. There can be NO justification for this evil which unfortunately taints your whole nation.

  47. Lisbeth Alvarado Sanchez
    Lisbeth Alvarado SanchezSeptember 27,16

    ”The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mahatma Gandhi. South Korea is a barbaric nation. Stop the torture, stop the cruelty. Respect and compassion for all living creatures!

  48. Lori Rios
    Lori RiosSeptember 28,16

    Barbarism is too nice of a word to describe what is being done to the dogs in Korea. I can not fathom how a person can accept this behavior and treatment of these dogs. With all the knowledge out there that explains how intelligent dogs are and how they handle emotions, sadness, pain, happiness there is only one reason why a person turns the blind eye to these horrific acts of cruelty, and that is greed. I will boycott everything that comes from your country until this is shutdown and made illegal. those who cause suffering on another animal like this will be cursed and live their life suffering into eternity. you believe in the afterlife then you better start thinking how horrible it will be for you. if you believe in reincarnation then you better start thinking about how it’s going to feel for you to return as a dog or any other animal faced with same extreme cruelty. if you believe in evolution then realize that you will die an extreme painful death.

  49. Gee Simmons
    Gee SimmonsSeptember 28,16

    Stop turning a blind eye to the dispicable barbaric acts of cruelty in your country. You have the means to change it, DO SOMETHING to HELP STOP the innocent lives that are brutally tourtured. If you do nothing , when you are fully aware of this savage, immoral, dispicable behavior, YOU are equally responsible for the crimes being committed against nature ,the innocent animals. Fix It. Now.

  50. Piet van Slooten
    Piet van SlootenSeptember 28,16

    Please stop the cruel dog meat trade! In the continuing worldwide development of growing respect for animals and the apprehension that all animals have the right to live a life in freedom it doesn’t fit any longer to keep them in prison, or to exploit them Let animals live their life. Let an animal be an animal
    Please recognize the intrinsic value of all animals!

  51. elizabeth ferrari
    elizabeth ferrariSeptember 28,16

    This is so disgusting, no these people are. To take these dogs and treat them as if they have no feelings just makes one want to scream. Stop this insane acts against all dogs and try and become more human, because right now the world is watching and we don’t like what we see!

  52. Sandra Bywater-Hoather
    Sandra Bywater-HoatherSeptember 28,16

    This torture to mans best friend brings nothing but shame to your country in the eyes of the rest of the world

  53. Petra Johansson
    Petra JohanssonSeptember 28,16

    A crime to these dogs and cats treated like trash in för example Korea!

  54. Asher
    AsherSeptember 28,16

    WE ARE ALL GETTING PRETTY ANGRY AND FED UP WITH THIS SO CALLED SICK CULTURE, THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR YOU TO CATCH UP AND BECOME CIVILISED.. DOG MEAT COME ON..??? AND THE WAY YOU TORTURE, SKIN AND BOIL THOSE ANIMALS FOR THE PLEASURE.. JUST THE WORK OF LUCIFER.. WHO IS OUT TO DESTROY ALL THAT GOD CREATED.

  55. Agata Ewa konecka-baller
    Agata Ewa konecka-ballerSeptember 29,16

    Shame on this country! Shame on the people who do it and those as governors fail to take action! Those who accept and defend these practices have no right to call themselves a civilised people or humans at all.

  56. Bonnie Ramon
    Bonnie RamonSeptember 30,16

    The only decent Koreans worth supporting are the brave animal activists working to end this cruel dog/cat meat trade.The rest are selfish hypocrites stuck in an inferior culture the world does not need.

  57. Cheryl
    CherylSeptember 30,16

    Sick third world country with ancient irrational beliefs. Boycott all Korean products

  58. Sandra kirchberger
    Sandra kirchbergerOctober 4,16

    vile forms of life!!! may you all rot in hell for doing this to such innocent lives!!!!!

  59. Bernadette Crespin
    Bernadette CrespinJanuary 25,17

    Vous êtes des salopards barbares! Stop! Arrêtez vos saloperies!

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