Pyeongchang’s project to hide the Dog Meat Restaurants from Olympic visitors! Please contact your country’s news media to write about this.
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The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics is less than a year away. On our “Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Action Center” we have a list of actions you can take to protest South Korea’s horrific cruelty of its dog and cat meat industry.
Below is a translation of Korea Animal Rights Advocates’ (KARA) commentary regarding PyeongChang’s plan to dodge criticism of Korea’s dog meat cruelty. Please read and share. Click HERE to read from our homepage.
[Commentary] We examine the limitation and significance of changing signboards of Dog Meat Restaurants in Pyeongchang ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic in Pyeongchang.
Gangwon Province is currently making preparations to welcome guests to the Winter Olympics, which will be held in February 2018. To alleviate the shortage of lodging accommodations and restaurants, and to create income for agricultural households, support will be provided to the hospitality industry to strengthen the spirit of service as well as networking with the local agricultural community to introduce Korean culture to the visitors. In addition, certain restaurants that may evoke negative emotions from foreign visitors will undergo renovations, including new signage, in order to conceal the underlying cause of the controversy and avert debate.
What is the underlying cause of the expected negative emotions from the Winter Olympics guests? 18 dog meat restaurants in Gangwon Province around Pyeongchang and Gangneung. The government will subsidize up to 10,000,000 won for each restaurant to change their signs (3,000,000) and renovate their facilities (7,000,000). 50% of the cost for this project will be paid by the Province and 50% by the city.
The mayor of Long Beach, California responds with support for our campaign against the South Korean dog and cat meat industry.
We have received a response from Mr. Mark Taylor, Chief of Staff for the Mayor Robert Garcia, in Long Beach, California regarding our campaign, asking them to take action over the dog-meat trade in Pohang in South Korea. We are grateful to the Mayor and his office for responding to our concern so quickly, and especially appreciate the Mayor for supporting animal rights and opposing cruelty in the South Korea’s dog and cat meat trade.