Team Great Britain: Take a stand in Pyeongchang 2018 against the dog and cat meat trade!
[Update April 4, 2017] We received the response below from the British Olympic Association(BOA).
We received the response below from the British Olympic Association(BOA) on March 27, 2018 regarding our campaign asking BOA take a stand in Pyeongchang 2018 against the dog and cat meat trade. We appreciate BOA for responding to our petition and we are urging the BOA to take action to help save the Korean dogs and speak out against the cruelty. Our volunteer Sarah Collinge, an attorney based in London, personally delivered the below letter to the British Olympic Association’s office on April 3, 2017. Click HERE to learn more.
Countdown to PyeongChang 2018
PyeongChang, host to the 2018 Winter Olympics - the world will be watching South Korea, which is why this is the perfect time for you take action to support our campaign to end the horrific dog and cat meat trade in South Korea for good!
Let's ask Team GB to take a stand and speak out against this shameful trade. You can help by signing and sharing our petition, sending out letters and emails, and raising awareness of this brutal and barbaric practice and calling for an end to the trade by exposing this issue in social media.
Click HERE for the Team GB Homepage.
To make this easy we’ve included text for your call and emails below.
- No matter where you live, please SIGN OUR PETITION
- Send Email:
- Send letter (Use the below-suggested message or petition):
The British Olympic Association (BOA)
60 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NU
Send a copy of your letter to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Organizing Committee:
President & CEO Hee-Beom Lee
PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Organizing Committee
108-27, Olympic-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
Postal Code 25347
- Send a message through Facebook page: Team GB
The British Olympic Association: Take a stand in PyeongChang 2018 against the dog and cat meat trade!
Dear The British Olympic Association:
PyeongChang, South Korea, set to play host to the world in the 2018 Winter Olympics. An international gathering of elite athletes, sports fans, governments and businesses on such a grand scale is a unique platform for taking a meaningful stand against the widely condemned, barbaric and inhumane dog and cat meat trade in South Korea.
We know you are busy preparing for this epic sporting event. However, we urge you to spare just a few minutes of your time to watch this video, as fellow people with compassion for animals, whether they are raised for our consumption or as our companions, working partners and guardians, we know you will agree that the current practice and attitude of those involved in this medieval industry is completely unacceptable and abhorrent. https://youtu.be/_ZVQjgGb4RQ https://youtu.be/9SKVdNrfIZo
No living being deserves such a torturous existence. Forced to endure the most extreme deprivation and unimaginable torment from the moment they are born until the day they are brutally slaughtered; dogs (our best friends) are battery farmed - imprisoned in cramped, rusty, raised cages all their lives with no protection from extreme elements. They have no access to water, exercise, or medical care. Their eardrums are often burst to prevent them from barking. Until, often in front of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten skinned or burnt alive in the ignorant belief that such suffering will improve their taste. Could you imagine this happening to your best friend?
This industry is by no means small scale, thousands upon thousands of dogs are factory farmed in this way every day, there is no emphasis on even the most basic and cheapest humane farming methods in this operation. This trade has no basis in promoting "culture" or tradition of the Korean people, it is purely driven by greed and the profits that can be made in this severely under-regulated, tax free sector which in itself is highly unsanitary and a severe risk to both human and animal health.
Please do not look the other way, please do not see this issue as a 'cultural difference', we urge you to look at this issue with unbridled compassion and to use whatever means or methods you can to add your voice to the many already calling for change in south Korea. This petition is just a start, we urge you to add your voice to social media and other campaigns. Please use this unique opportunity to help change the lives of so many dogs and cats condemned to a life in the meat trade. If South Korea knows the world is watching and is asking for change, and if South Korea wants to be respected as a nation of conscience, South Koreans need to strengthen their abysmal and outdated animal welfare laws and permanently ban dog and cat consumption. Please help us to bring about this change!
An online petition calling for your support in ending the horrendous South Korean dog and cat meat cruelty is in progress: https://www.change.org/p/the-british-olympic-association-take-a-stand-in-pyeongchang2018-against-dog-meat-trade
The favor of your reply is requested.
[Your Name & City/Country]
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