Contact Your Country’s Embassy in South Korea

Updated 1/25/2021.

Please write to your home country’s embassy or consulate in South Korea and urge them to speak out against the South Korea’s cruel dog and cat meat trade.

Embassies and consulates function to foster diplomatic ties between countries. Our diplomats serving in South Korea must be made aware of our profound shock and dismay at the South Korean dog and cat meat trade, and work on our behalf to bring about its end.

South Korea must no longer be permitted to perpetuate such extreme and unspeakable cruelty against companion animals—to say nothing about its lingering threat to public health and pandemic control. The Philippines and Taiwan are among neighboring countries who came to recognize that to continue to savagely slaughter dogs and cats for food and phony elixirs is to remain uncivilized.

South Koreans — citizens, political leaders, corporate leaders — who stay silent about such moral depravity are complicit. It is time South Korea stop such barbarism and ban the consumption of dogs and cats once and for all.

Call for Action

1. Below are several countries with their respective email addresses.

2. If you don’t see your country listed, please click HERE: Click the “Search” button next to “Country Order” and the list of countries will appear in alphabetical order.

3. Send an email to your country’s embassy and/or consulate. Please use your own words or the suggested message provided below. If possible, please send the email translated into your languages. Click HERE for Google Translate.

📬 If possible, please also print your letter and send it by fax or postal mail.

Country Ambassador Email Addresses
Argentina Alfredo Carlos BASCOU [email protected]
Australia James CHOI [email protected]
Austria Wolfgang ANGERHOLZER [email protected]
Belgium Peter Gaston M. LESCOUHIER [email protected]
Brazil Luis Henrique SOBREIRA LOPES [email protected]
Canada Micheal DANAGHER [email protected]
China XING Haiming [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected];
Colombia Juan Carlos CAIZA ROSERO [email protected]
Czech Republic Gustav SLAMECKA [email protected]
Denmark Einar Hebogård Jensen [email protected]
Egypt Hazem M. FAHMY [email protected]; [email protected]
Finland Pekka Juhani METSO [email protected]
France Philippe LEFORT [email protected]
Germany Michael REIFFENSTUEL [email protected]
Greece Ifigeneia KONTOLEONTOS [email protected]; [email protected]
Hungary Mozes DR. CSOMA [email protected]
India Sripriya RANGANATHAN [email protected]
Indonesia Umar HADI [email protected]
Ireland Julian Andrew CLARE [email protected]
Israel Chaim CHOSHEN [email protected]
Italy Federico FAILLA [email protected]
Japan TOMITA Koji [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected];
Mexico Bruno FIGUEROA FISCHER [email protected]
Netherlands Joanne DOORNEWAARD [email protected]; [email protected]
New Zealand Philip Anthony TURNER [email protected]
Norway Frode SOLBERG [email protected]
Philippines Christian L. De Jusus [email protected]
Poland Piotr Eliasz OSTASZEWSKI [email protected]
Portugal Manuel Antonio GONCALVES DE JESUS [email protected]
Romania Mihai CIOMPEC [email protected]
Russia Andrey KULIK [email protected]
Singapore Eric TEO Boon Hee [email protected]
South Africa Zenani Nosizwe DLAMINI [email protected]; [email protected]
Spain Juan Ignacio MORRO VILLACIAN [email protected]
Sweden Jakob HALLGREN [email protected]
Switzerland Linus VON CASTELMUR [email protected]
Thailand Rommanee Kananurak [email protected]; [email protected]
Turkey Durmuş Ersin ERÇÍN [email protected]
United Kingdom Simon John Meredith SMITH [email protected]
United States Harry B. HARRIS JR. [email protected]; [email protected]

Suggested message to your country’s embassy in South Korea:

Dear Sir/Madam,

We ask you to please watch this video:

I am deeply distraught about the torture and consumption of companion animals in South Korea.

Countless heart-breaking images and videos of innocent dogs being tortured and killed in South Korea abound on social media.

Despite Korea’s Animal Protection Laws for companion animals, they are strictly in name only and go unenforced: Dogs are still being beaten, hung, electrocuted, brutalized and then murdered for meat . Cats and dogs are also beaten and boiled alive for phony elixirs.

These practices have no place in a modern and civilized world. Other Asian countries, such as Taiwan and the Philippines, have now banned dog meat and its cruel industry. How is it that South Korea, among the developed nations that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, is allowed to persist in the widespread massacre of animals that the rest of us keep as pets?

This abomination is hardly about culture but rather abject cruelty towards the most devoted of the voiceless. It must end.

I urge you, as my country’s representative to South Korea, to take swift action by imploring South Korean politicians to uphold and enforce their Animal Protection Laws and to put a stop to such barbarism by immediately shuttering all dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and industries which profit from this heinous trade.

I look forward to hearing what actions you will take on this critical matter.

Yours sincerely,

Vorgeschlagene Nachricht an die Botschaft Ihres Landes in Südkorea (Suggested message to your country’s embassy in South Korea in German):

Sehr geehrter Herr / Frau,

Wir bitten Sie, sich dieses Video anzusehen:

Ich bin zutiefst bestürzt über die Folter und den Verzehr von Haustieren in Südkorea.

In den sozialen Medien gibt es unzählige herzzerreißende Bilder und Videos von unschuldigen Hunden, die in Südkorea gefoltert und getötet wurden.

Trotz der koreanischen Tierschutzgesetze für Haustiere sind Hunde und Katzen zwar in der Theorie durch diese Gesetze als solche benannt, aber die Gesetze werden nicht beachtet und werden nicht durchgesetzt: Hunde werden immer noch geschlagen, aufgehängt, durch Stromschlag getötet, brutalisiert und dann wegen Fleisch ermordet. Katzen und Hunde werden auch geschlagen und lebendig für falsche Elixiere gekocht.

Diese Praktiken haben in einer modernen und zivilisierten Welt keinen Platz. Andere asiatische Länder wie Taiwan und die Philippinen haben inzwischen Hundefleisch und seine grausame Industrie verboten. Wie kommt es, dass Südkorea unter den Industrienationen, aus denen die Organisation für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung besteht, an dem weit verbreiteten Massaker an Tieren festhalten darf, das der Rest von uns als Haustiere hält?

Bei diesem Greuel geht es kaum um Kultur, sondern um bittere Grausamkeit gegenüber den hingebungsvollsten der Stimmlosen. Es muss enden!

Ich fordere Sie als Vertreter meines Landes in Südkorea auf, rasch Maßnahmen zu ergreifen, indem Sie südkoreanische Politiker auffordern, ihre Tierschutzgesetze einzuhalten und durchzusetzen, und diese Barbarei zu beenden, indem Sie sofort alle Hundefarmen, Schlachthöfe, Märkte und Industrien schließen, die von diesem abscheulichen Handel profitieren.

Ich freue mich darauf zu hören, welche Maßnahmen Sie in dieser kritischen Angelegenheit ergreifen werden.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

South Korea’s dog farms. USA Today.
  1. Capres Catharina
    Capres CatharinaFebruary 3,16


  2. Regina Golden
    Regina GoldenFebruary 3,16


  3. Mia van de Loo
    Mia van de LooFebruary 3,16

    Wie eten er nu honden ze zijn je beschermers trouwe vrienden die je nooit in de steek laten,redders in uiterste nood,enkel onnadenkend volk kan zoiets doen,dat zijn geen mensen maar vuile vieze onderkruipsels zonder hersens.

  4. Jill Stubbington
    Jill StubbingtonFebruary 3,16

    This insane torture must be stopped!

  5. Teresa Thornton
    Teresa ThorntonFebruary 4,16

    Please!!!! Please Stop the Murdering of DOGS AND CATS!!!! FOR GOD’S SAKE!!!! THEY ARE PETS, NOT FOOD!!!!

  6. Nanae Watanabe
    Nanae WatanabeFebruary 4,16

    Stop eating dog!!

  7. Lian LoveDog
    Lian LoveDogFebruary 4,16

    Be intelligent stop this now!

  8. Nancy Ninteman
    Nancy NintemanFebruary 4,16

    For the love of all things holy, please stop this barbaric practice.

  9. virginia darby
    virginia darbyFebruary 4,16

    please stop the horrible deaths of dogs in your country… the way they are killed, this is insane, stop dog killing completely.thank you

  10. fran Fabi
    fran FabiFebruary 4,16

    Please stop doing this to these dogs. It is nasty and god did not put them on his earth to be eating by Humans..

  11. MARY Holloway
    MARY HollowayFebruary 4,16

    This is disgraceful, why dont you eat the humans who do this dreadful things, I would personally shot these people

  12. Elke Reuter
    Elke ReuterFebruary 4,16

    pleas stop killing dogs and cats there not too eat , this is animal abuse

  13. Lisa Simms
    Lisa SimmsFebruary 4,16

    Pleas Please stop the Dog Eating Torture….

  14. Susan Masoner
    Susan MasonerFebruary 4,16

    Please stop the inhumane treatment of dogs and cats that are tortured and abused for the meat trade and fur trade. This cruelty is wrong and a shameful practice that can not be tolerated.

  15. angela oakley
    angela oakleyFebruary 5,16

    Stop now! Shame on you as a country for allowing this to happen! Enforce your own laws and arrest these evil people! Save the dogs and cats! You are supposed to be a modern country leading the way in technology! Get the dogs out!!! I will never visit or buy anything made in Korea until you become civilised!!!!

  16. Ritha steffensen
    Ritha steffensenFebruary 10,16

    Please stop eating dog and cats, stop this inhuman abuse!

  17. Kevin Contessa
    Kevin ContessaFebruary 10,16

    Please stop the inhumane treatment of dogs and cats that are tortured and abused for the meat trade and fur trade. This cruelty is wrong and a shameful practice that can not be tolerated. Torture to helpless animals is not culture. Please see that this is stopped and illegal.

  18. eri tanabe
    eri tanabeFebruary 10,16

    xyou are not human.

  19. Susanne Madsen
    Susanne MadsenFebruary 10,16

    Stop torturing animals!

  20. Sandra Rose
    Sandra RoseFebruary 10,16

    OfWould like address of Australian Embassy in Korea to urge them to take action.

  21. Cynthia marquis
    Cynthia marquisFebruary 10,16


  22. Christine Freitag
    Christine FreitagFebruary 10,16

    Please stop killing dogs and cats for meat

  23. Denise abel
    Denise abelFebruary 11,16

    Please stop this practice. It is embarrassing to your country as others consider it barbaric and inhumane.

  24. Darlene wolfrey
    Darlene wolfreyFebruary 11,16

    This is horrible and cruel too these poor animals. …. stop eating and cooking and torturing these innocent animals for ur food…….. I ALSO SAY STOP THE OLYMPICS IN CHINA IF THEY DON’T AGREE TOO STOP DOING THIS TOO INNOCENT ANIMALS! ! !

  25. Carol Olson
    Carol OlsonFebruary 11,16

    You are fooling nobody, you are evil to do this to animals for pure GREED!! Grow a heart, and a contentious, learn to garden and eat food you grow with your own hands and STOP KILLING INNOCENT ANIMALS! YOU DISGUST ME!!

  26. J. Svendsen
    J. SvendsenFebruary 11,16

    This is year 2016 not 1716! Stop eating dogs and start treat them friendy! Pleeeeease stop this cruelty!

  27. Amy Sexton
    Amy SextonFebruary 12,16

    Hello. My name is Amy. I’m half Korean. I lived in Seoul, S. Korea for the first 13 years of my life. I myself think that consumption of a dog is something horrible. I also have to say that not once in my life there in Seoul, have I seen “dog meat” on any menu at any restaurants or on any street food carts. Not saying that there isn’t some place that does but I have been to many many places in the area and never personally seen or heard of anything about dog except for places in country side areas far from Seoul. It’s not a big and popular thing. Anyways hopefully they be able to completely put it to a stop some day.

  28. doris
    dorisJune 11,16

    Every day in broad daylight, often in front of other live dogs, in countries such as China, South Korea, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Polynesia, and Taiwan, butchers take fully conscious dogs and nail gun them to a wall and cut out their eyes, systematically cut off their feet one at a time, skin it alive by the slow and methodic use of a blowtorch and beat it with metal pipes for up to 40 minutes.This is the fate of over 30 million dogs annually throughout Asia. This is a profit-driven, tax free, unregulated industry that aggressively promotes the myth that eating a dog that has been tortured enhances male virility and stamina. Consumption peaks during the hottest days of summer during Boknal in South Korea and Yulin in China. These are the two largest offenders and this industry is a violation of their own animal protection laws. Most countries shamefully do nothing while other countries threaten, and even injure and kill, their own citizens for speaking up against the cruel dog meat industry. Many of these butchers are thieves and steal pets as well as take part in drug and human trafficking and domestic abuse. They train their own children to become masters of torture. The United States of America can no longer turn their heads at this issue. It is becoming a human rights issue and spilling across borders. Working with Representative Hastings to urge China to cancel Yulin and end the dog meat trade is a first step in promoting peace, respect and a better place for all living beings. Thank you.Last year over 10,000 cats and dogs were unjustifiably tortured, inhumanely killed and eaten in a savage meat eating festival in China. Sadly, many of these individuals have the misconception that beating, skinning, blow-torching and boiling these helpless animals alive increases the tenderness of the meat……Many of these dogs were family pets which were stolen from neighbouring areas in China.

  29. Jonathan Mitchell
    Jonathan MitchellJanuary 28,21

    The dog and cat meat trade in South Korea MUST be put to a stop. Please use every ounce of influence you have to end this horrific practice.

  30. Cat tam
    Cat tamJanuary 28,21

    Please stop it 🙇🏻‍♀️

  31. L banks
    L banksJanuary 28,21

    Unimaginable cruelty to the worlds most human friendly species. Stop please

  32. Barbara
    BarbaraJanuary 28,21

    It is sick and cruel now. This is a cruelty act now. We are here to end the dog meat market now and we will. This has gone on long enough now. It is time for changes to be made now. We are here to make those changes now. It is about time the cat, dog and horse meat markets end now. We will continue to fight for cats, dogs and horses now and we will. Enough is enough now. It is wrong. It is disgusting and gross now. It is very disturbing now. It is a big disgrace now. We are very disappointed right now.

  33. gilda lopez
    gilda lopezJanuary 28,21

    est-ce possible que l’homme soit capable à notre époque à autant de cruauté, de barbarie. je prie que les boudhistes aient raison et que tous ces barbares renaissent en chien ou en chat

  34. Marilene Caruso
    Marilene CarusoJanuary 29,21

    São cenas repugnantes que revelam a perversidade ilimitada do ser humano. A evolução significa entender que o planeta não existe para nós humanos. Esses mercados imundos e cruéis têm que desaparecer.

  35. Mia Hellstroem
    Mia HellstroemJanuary 31,21

    What’s wrong with you? How can you not understand that the animals you slaughter
    in the most disgusting way FEEL PAIN just as you do!?
    What’s wrong with you? We will not visit your country or buy your products and
    encourage our families, friends and coworkers to do the same until you act as
    humans and stop supporting this sadistic and shameful trade of animal cruelty! It’s time to show human compassion!
    You have breached the conduct of humanity!

  36. Alessandra Trois
    Alessandra TroisMarch 13,21

    E’ inuano quello che sta succedendo in questo paese, fermate questo massaco

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