His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, please speak out against the brutal dog meat trade.

The Dalai Lama gestures before speaking to students during a talk at Mumbai UniversityHis Holiness The Dalai Lama is a highly revered spiritual leader of Tibet and a human rights activist known throughout the world. He is the best known Buddhist leader of today and his teachings on practicing peace and compassion are followed worldwide.

He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. The Dalai Lamas are believed by Tibetan Buddhist followers to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are believed to be enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth in order to serve humanity.

We would like His Holiness to speak out against the practice of eating companion animals and the cruelty involved in the trades, and to share the Buddha’s teachings on compassion to animals to his followers and to the world.

Life is as dear to the mute creature as it is to a man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama,

Please call, email and write to His Holiness the Dalai Lama today! You can use our sample letter below or use your own words.

  • Send email: [email protected]
  • Send letter:

    The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    Thekchen Choeling
    P.O. McLeod Ganj
    Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) 176219

    Sample letter

    Your Holiness,

    We ask Your Holiness to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry:

    Each year, around 30 million dogs are slaughtered and eaten in Asia, including Korea, China, Indonesia and Vietnam. In South Korea alone, it is estimated that, annually, 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are brutally slaughtered and eaten.

    Dogs that are bred on dog farms live in miserable conditions. In South Korea, dog meat consumption is illegal but their government is allowing it to continue, thereby causing immense suffering to these animals. All breeds of dog are used for meat, including stolen pets and abandoned dogs. They are confined to small, filthy cages, given rotten food and scraps which are unfit for consumption, denied space to exercise, and given no shelter from extreme weather conditions. They cannot even feel the ground beneath their paws as they are contained in wire cages, raised off the ground. These conditions are deplorable and cruel.

    Dogs are slaughtered in the most brutal and painful methods, often in front of other dogs which watch in fear for their lives. They are beaten, stabbed, hanged, butchered, thrown into pots of boiling water, skinned, electrocuted or blow torched – often whilst still alive. This inhumane torture has to stop.

    Your Holiness, you teach that all violence is injustice, and we ask Your Holiness, therefore, to speak out against the violence that is perpetrated daily in South Korea within the dog meat trade, where animals are subjected to barbaric acts of torture and unimaginable suffering.

    We respectfully ask Your Holiness to stand up for the animals in South Korea, and in other Asian countries where dogs are consumed, and also to publicly voice support in favor of ending the dog meat trade.

    We ask Your Holiness to stand with KoreanDogs.Org, and to share Your Holiness’s condemnation of this cruel trade. We ask Your Holiness to educate people that a compassionate society benefits everyone within it. An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress: Thank you in advance for your response.
    Yours sincerely,

    [Your Name, City and Country]

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    Suggested Twitter text

    .@DalaiLama Plz speak out against horrific #dogmeat #catmeat #cruelty in #SouthKorea #Asia

Please sign petitions against the South Korean Dog Meat Cruelty!

Video: Media Triage: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea.

  1. Karen Tipping
    Karen TippingApril 7,17


  2. Karen Tipping
    Karen TippingApril 7,17

    You can see the terror in the dogs faces they are tortured to death in front of their cagemates. Jesus h Christ WHAT SORT OF A MIND COULD DO THIS ! IT’S GOT TO STOP NOW !

  3. Leila
    LeilaApril 12,17

    Stop ermee viezen dierenbeulen bah wat walgelijk zijn jullie zeg blijf met je poten van die arme beestjes af je hoort ze met liefde te behandelen en als stuk vuil dat doe je maar met je eigen maar niet bij dieren hou der mee op ik kan jullie niet uitstaan jullie vieze dierenhaters??????

    • Tracy johnson
      Tracy johnsonMay 29,17

      You’ve got to do something please. Pure torture just imagine any human going through that pain

  4. Teresa
    TeresaMay 27,17

    Myself and millions of vegans around the world are waiting for the day that no animal is enslaved, abused, raped or murdered. We all can do our part by leaving animals off our plate, don’t visit zoos or circuses or pay to have any animal entertain you. Do buy leather or fur products and refuse to buy anything that uses or exploits animals for monetary gain. Cow’s, chickens, pigs, lambs, sheep, camels, they all need a hero too and deserve to live as much as any dog or cat. Please be a hero, stop using animals, go vegan.

  5. Licquet
    LicquetMay 27,17

    Let’s them live their right to life

  6. Pam turner
    Pam turnerMay 28,17

    Go to the dailia Lama facebook page, put a can you help, he goes on about compassion, a I have put commemts daily they get taken off but will still put them on please.

  7. Marco Salvetti
    Marco SalvettiMay 28,17

    I’ve just sent him an e-mail….

  8. Bob
    BobNovember 18,21

    He talks about compassion and tells people to be vegetarian but he won’t do it himself. He had a Muslim butcher when he was in Tibet because Buddhists aren’t supposed to kill animals. What’s the difference between cats, dogs or any other animal? He’s a hypocrite and won’t change.

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