[Update February 7, 2017] Supportive Pompeii Commissioner Cafagna responds to call to action against the dog meat trade.
On February 7, 2017, we received a second response from the Special Commissioner of Pompeii, Dr. Donato Cafagna, regarding our campaign. He sent us a copy of the letter he sent to Pompeii’s Sister City, Gyeongju. In his letter he stated “I would like to express openly our total opposition and the pain of Pompeii for a practice, if it is still in use, far from our culture”. He also asked for action from Gyeongju by stating “We expect you will take in to serious consideration our reflection and we would be happy to receive assurances in that regard”. We are very grateful to Commissioner Cafagna for taking action to speak out for the Korean dogs.
A special thank you, too, goes out to Tamara, in Italy, for working with the City of Pompeii to bring about this positive result. We are also thankful to all in support of our work, who have taken action to speak out against the cruelty to dogs and cats in Gyeongju.
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Call for Action
Please send an email thanking the Commissioner Cafagna for responding to our concern. You can use our suggested message below or your own words.
Suggested letter to the Commissioner Cafagna (In Italian)
Gent.mo dott. Dr. Donato Cafagna, Commissario Straordinario della Città di Pompei,
Vorrei ringraziare Lei e la Città di Pompei per aver dato seguito alla nostra richiesta lanciata attraverso la petizione change.org riguardo al maltrattamento, le torture e il consumo di animali di compagnia nella città di Gyeongju, vostra gemellata. La ringrazio inoltre per la lettera che ha inviato al Sindaco Yang-Sik Choi, con la quale ha comunicato il Suo totale disappunto e opposizione per come vengono trattatati i cani e i gatti nella città di Gyeongju.
Su questa problematica è necessaria sia la pressione a livello nazionale che internazionale al fine di ottenere dei reali cambiamenti in Sud Corea.
Pertanto Le chiedo cortesemente di continuare a relazionare con la città di Gyeongju fintanto che le loro autorità non mettano in atto le azioni più opportune per fermare l’orribile e illegale commercio della carne di cane e gatto.
Grazie nuovamente per quanto ha fatto e potrà fare.
Suggested letter to the Commissioner Cafagna
Dear Honorable Dr. Donato Cafagna, Special Commissioner of Pompeii,
We would like to thank you and the City of Pompeii for responding to our concerns raised through the recent petition on Change.org about the mistreatment, torture and consumption of companion animals in Pompeii’s Sister City, Gyeongju. And furthermore, we thank you for sending a letter to the Mayor Yang-Sik Choi in which you have communicated to him your disappointment and your opposition to the cruelty to dogs and cats in the City of Gyeongju.
Both domestic and international pressure on this issue is required if we are going to incite some real change in South Korea, so I kindly urge that you reach out to Gyeongju until affirmative action has been taken by their authorities to end the horrific and illegal practice of the dog and cat meat trade for good. Thank you again for your efforts here.
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