[Urgent] Need 200K Signatures by July 17, 2018 – Korean Government Official Petition against Dog and Cat Meat Consumption!
Korean activists against dog and cat meat cruelty have started a petition campaign through South Korea’s official government petition site. There have been countless petitions through the years, but this one is very special and important, because with 200,000 signatures, the Korean government is required to review the petition demand and issue a response. It has already garnered 66,000 signatures since its launch on June 17, 2018, which means there’s a real chance we can reach the minimum number of signatures required for a government response. Can we get everyone around the world to sign this petition? Let’s get everyone signed so that our voices for the dogs and cats of South Korea are not wasted and we can bring about change for these poor animals, once and for all. Scroll down for the full translation of petition. Thank you!!
Photo: Korean Animal Rights Activists Solidarity. End the Dog and Cat Consumption (Exclude Dogs from the Livestock List)
Below is an alternate signing instruction in case above instruction is not clear:
STEP BY STEP ON HOW TO SIGN… (you can print the below steps or copy paste it on your computer in a text application to find it easy and follow it. Or make a new tab in your browser to keep this open so you can follow it on another tab in your browser.)
(1) – Scroll down the page until you see a red button “SING THIS PETITION” and click on it.
(2) – You will be redirected to the Petition page, Scroll down the Petition page and click on the BIG BLUE BUTTON
(3) – Next Click on the preferred social media logo to sign in, rather it be Facebook or Twitter (This is how they know it’s you signing and not a robot).
(4) – you will be redirected to facebook or twitter to sign in “LOG IN” under your account.
(5) – a small window will come up click on the big blue button “Continue as”
(6) – You will be redirected back to the petition page (you’re not done yet), You are now signed in and you have to sign the petition now. Scroll down and click on that dark blue button AGAIN. Next to the button It says 동의합니다. Which means I AGREE. CLICK ON THE BLUE BUTTON AGAIN TO SIGN.
(7) – A small window will come up which means you have signed and are done.
If you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account, you will not be able to sign this petition. But, you can easily create a Facebook or Twitter account for this purpose. If you are concerned about your privacy, you can stay anonymous on Twitter by using an alias.
Please do it today. Very, very important!! Thank you!! 👍
End the Dog and Cat Consumption (Exclude Dogs from the Livestock List)
(By Korean Animal Rights Activists Solidarity)
Before we present this petition to the President:
We would like to take a moment to extend our sincere sympathy and apology to all the farmed animals who began their precious lives in cages, who have suffered immensely, and been killed for the benefit of humans.
We hope to reduce unnecessary meat consumption as well as demand welfare farms that respect the natural habitats of animals as much as possible. And today, we are petitioning to end the consumption of dogs and cats that for so many decades have suffered the most unimaginable cruelty and brutal slaughter under a legal blind spot.
They are bred and born as “meat dogs,” a term which is not even in the Korean dictionary, to be killed at the age of 7 months after so much suffering.
Just as we are all human beings despite our differing skin colors, companion dogs and meat dogs are no different – they are both living beings that feel grief, pain, and fear.
With a consensus among 1.5 million pet owners in our nation, the issue of “prohibition of dog and cat meat consumption” has set a record with 1,200 petitions on the government official petition site, and at present, in the National Assembly, legislators have initiated a proposal to “exclude dogs from the Livestock Act (farming).”
If this legislation passes, the only legal excuses for the dog meat industry will be gone.
All dogs become companion animals under the Animal Protection Act, their slaughter becomes illegal, and the dog farms and dog meat will disappear!
In order to pass this breakthrough bill, we must show the great power of public opinion! This is why 200,000 signatures on the petition is so desperately needed!!
Those of you who have ignored this unethical problem because you felt powerless, and guilty that you could not save them, now is your chance to help end the dog meat consumption! The opportunity to end dog meat consumption has come!!
Please give power to the National Assembly with 200,000 signatures!!
Please save these poor babies by signing and sharing the petition everywhere!!
No matter which farm we visited, the food bowls that feed rotten food waste were empty and not even one farm had water bowls. Can you imagine the extreme pain of not being able to take even one sip of water during the hot summer?
And in the last moment of life, in front of a friend, still breathing and in a state of consciousness, being spun around in hair removal drum.
Is this kind of cruelty our nation’s character? These animals are sentient beings just like we are, able to feel happiness and fear.
The agriculture society and the historical period of famine and poverty have long been over, but still, in hellish dog farms, 2.5 million dogs are brutally slaughtered annually. Dog meat consumption is a tragic end for even our nation’s lost and unwanted dogs. This is a cruelty more horrific than hell and must end now!
Please do not turn away from these poor babies who even at the terrifying moment just before being slaughtered by his owner, wags his tail in the hope that his owner will change his mind and spare his life.
With your signature and sharing of the petition, we can:
* Exclude dogs from the livestock list
* Create laws to ban the dog and cat consumption
* Transfer animal welfare administration to the Ministry of Environment
We must receive a response from the President and pass the bill to exclude dogs from the livestock list!
Video: The Korea Observer, Coexistence of Animal Rights (CARE), SaveKoreanDogs.org.
Photos: Korea Animal Rights Advocates, SaveKoreanDogs.org.