Phone Blitz in solidarity with the Protest in Canberra, Australia on February 9, 2017
Sharing for Francie Campbell, the organizer of protest event in Australia on February 9, 2017.
On Thursday, the 9th February 2017 – one year out from the commencement of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang – there will be a protest outside both Australia’s Parliament House and the South Korean embassy in Canberra ( Australia’s national capital).
It is largely a political protest, aimed at the South Korean government and their law-makers to protect the dogs and cats in their nation.
It is also about making the South Korean government aware of how strongly we abhor their indifference to the mass cruelty and suffering inflicted on these voiceless creatures, and also of the failure of that Government to bring about an end to these evil trades.
No matter where you are in the world, we really hope that you can show your support and make your feelings known, by joining us to be part of ‘one voice’.
We are asking you to take part in a telephone and mail ‘blitz’ at the same time as this protest is being held in Canberra – by getting your own message across to the South Korean Embassy and/or Consulates within your country.
Details of which you can find here: https://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest/call-south-korean-embassy/
Other possible ways to voice your concerns, are:
• Change your profile picture and cover photo to something related to Korean dogs and their plight. You can use photos from the Koreandogs.org site or from the event page on the protest
• Share your thoughts on twitter and/or other social media networks e.g. animal welfare and rescue groups; veterinary groups, community groups
• Contact news outlets in your country or state and let them know about the plight of these voiceless ones
• Share your concerns by contacting the Korean Tourist Organisation and their subsidiary link “Imagine your Korea” who are now promoting the tourism to their nation – including highlighting their ‘international cuisine’ while this wretched cuisine is hidden.
Together, lets shut this barbaric industry down!
Click HERE for Facebook Event page.
- Send letter:
South Korean Embassy in Australia
113 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla ACT 2600
- Website: http://www.mofat.go.kr/ENG/countries/
- Australia Embassy Telephone : (+61 2) 6270-4100
- Australia Embassy Fax: (+61 2) 6273-4839
- Australia Embassy Email:
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- Tweet Storm: Click HERE to send tweets using our tweet sheet!
Suggested message for written protests
Subject: The South Korean Dog and Cat Meat Trades
Dear Sir, or Madam,
I am contacting you today, as I wish to register my strongest protest to the indifference you, your countrymen and your government show to the suffering and cruelty that is carried out, by many people, within the dog and cat meat trades.
This cruelty and suffering must end, and I cannot see it ending until your country puts a complete stop to these aberrant trades – trades which have no place in any modern day society.
South Korea is a country that boasts a wealth of high-profile companies, with a 14th GDP rating; and if it still wishes to be seen as a modern, forward-thinking, civilized society, then your government must rethink its policy on allowing these unregulated, unjustifiable trades to continue.
I sincerely implore your government to immediately begin policing and enforcing your animal protection laws; and, until it brings about the end to both the dog and cat meat trades, I will boycott all forms of tourism, all products, and all services from your country; and I will urge others to do the same.”
For telephone protests
We recommend that the best way forward, when calling an Embassy, is to politely ask to speak to a representative who has the authority to talk about the dog and cat meat trades within South Korea. The representative may well deny all knowledge of any illegality/wrong doing within these trades, or say that they are unable to help on this issue. If they are not forthcoming, then you might make the following statement or similar wording of your own – and please ask them to keep a record of your call and what you have said.
Suggested message for telephone protests
“As an animal lover, and part of a high-profile animal rights group, which has supporters across the globe, I wish to register my deep concern about the unregulated, cruel and abusive dog and cat meat trades with your country, South Korea.
I sincerely ask that your government immediately begins policing and enforcing your animal protection laws; and until it brings about a permanent end to both the dog and cat meat trades, I will boycott all forms of tourism, all products, and all services from South Korea; and I will urge others to do the same.”