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Newsletter – August 4, 2016

Seoul Seocho District – Dark Trades in a City of ‘Bright Lights’

Seoul Seocho District – Dark Trades in a City of ‘Bright Lights’

Behind the glitzy veneer of Seocho, a district within Seoul, noted for its first class cafes, smart hotels and fancy restaurants, the dog meat trade carries on with its shameful work: it’s business as usual. And, business in this brutal trade means that dogs, which have been tortured throughout their short lives, end up being slaughtered in unimaginable ways – they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten to a pulp, and often the still living animal is thrown into boiling water – it is not hidden, it goes on in broad daylight.

All this suffering is carried out to satisfy the high demand for dog-meat and dog products, such as those sold in ‘health shops’, for example elixirs, known as dog-soju – a product not confined to dogs, but made out of cat-meat too (no different treatment for those animals). And to put into perspective the scale of this aberrance, a simple search on the most popular Korean search engine, called Naver, will bring up: health food centers: 130 listings; dog-meat restaurants: 56 listing – listed for in and around Seocho District. No glitz, no glamour here, just mass suffering, on a mass scale, in who-knows how many dog farms and slaughterhouses supplying these hell holes.
Speak out against the Seoul Seocho District’s horrendous cruelty and shameful indifference TODAY!

Click HERE to take action.

Click HERE to take action on Sister City Campaign for Seoul.

Sister City Campaign – Seoul Seocho-District, South Korea – Irvine, California
Photo: Seoul Gyeongdong Dog Meat Market. By SaveKoreanDogs .
 
Wake up and speak up! 
Korean Buddhists, please openly denounce 
the dog and cat-meat trades in South Korea.
 

One of the notable South Korean Buddhist leaders, the Venerable Beopjeong, was born in 1932 and therefore knew well that war and famine led to shameful eating practices in Korean food culture. But he also made it very clear that eating dog meat is wrong and “is barbaric in today’s environment”; he said that “Culture must progress with the flow of time”. The Venerable Beopjeong was not afraid to speak out against the dog meat trade.

The cruelty and abuse employed within the dog and cat meat trades goes against the fundamental teachings of Buddhism. Many South Koreans are Buddhists (@24%), and there are many Korean-American Buddhists; why are they not taking up the baton, today, from where the late Venerable Beopjeong left it, and speaking out against these evil trades?
Click HERE to sign and share our petition.

Click HERE to take action.

Photo: The late Venerable Beopjeong.

Wake up and speak up! Korean Buddhists, please openly denounce the dog and cat-meat trades in South Korea.
 
Join us in New York, San Francisco or from your home!
 

‘Makbok’, the 3rd of three ‘Boknal’ (Dog days of summer when the dog consumption peaks in Korea) is August 16.  Please join the animal rights activists worldwide in voicing our disgust at the South Korean government’s indifference in allowing this senseless barbaric trade to continue and help us raise awareness about the horrendous suffering inflicted upon our best and most loyal friends – the dogs and cats with whom we share our homes and our lives. 

San Francisco, US – August 13, Saturday
Leafleting and Informational Event on South Korean Dog Meat Trade
Click HERE for Facebook Event.

New York, US – August 16, Tuesday
International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs and Cats (Day 3). 
Organized by The Animals’ Battalion.
Click HERE for Facebook Event.
Click HERE to see videos from the July 27 (Day 2) Demonstration.

Phone Blitz in solidarity with the Animals’ Battalion’s Boknal Demonstration in New York
Click HERE to take action.

Photo: New York, South Korean Consulate General, International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs and Cats (Day 2) – July 27, 2016 Organized by The Animals’ Battalion.

New York, South Korean Consulate General, International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs and Cats (Day 2) – July 27, 2016 Organized by The Animals’ Battalion
 
Donate to SaveKoreanDogs (Nami Kim and her team) to help them save Korean dogs
​and fight the horrendous South Korean dog meat industry!
 
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.”
-William Faulkner

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