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South Korean government takes long-awaited steps for companion animals in 2017.
The South Korean government is finally feeling the heat from the global campaigns against the inhumane dog and cat meat industry. The many years of hard work by animal rights activists and organizations both within Korea and abroad seem to be paying off, even if the ultimate goal of banning the sale of dog meat has not yet been reached.
On December 26, 2016, the Korean news organization ‘Animal Doctor’ reported that the government is making some significant changes and improvements to their laws governing treatment of companion animals. This is welcome news and a victory, and proof that our campaign is working. It also encourages us to fight even harder to ban the cruelty of the dog and cat meat industry.
Engaged Buddhist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, please speak out against the brutal dog meat trade.
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a highly revered spiritual leader, poet and human rights activist known around the world. He is one of today’s best known Zen Masters and his teachings on mindfulness and practicing peace are followed worldwide. He has published more than 100 books, including over 40 in the English language.
Thich Nhat Hanh was born in Vietnam on October 11, 1926 and became ordained as a novice monk when he was 16 years old. Thich Nhat Hanh has since founded several practice centres around the world, and continues to travel, despite suffering a severe stroke in 2014.
We would like Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh 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.