Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Please add the heinous South Korean dog meat trade to your meeting agenda with President Yoon.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol is set to discuss trade and security issues with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a scheduled visit to Canada next week. (Sept. 22 and 23) Please sign the petition asking Prime Minister Trudeau to honor his humanity and love for dogs by urging President Yoon to finally crack down on his country’s unspeakably cruel and illegal dog meat trade.
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Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,
I am writing ahead of your meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol. I know you will have trade, energy, and security issues to discuss.
However, I urge you to raise a profound moral issue with President Yoon: the plight of the millions of dogs in Korea who are savagely butchered each year for their meat. They are raised in wire cages and never feel a kind touch before they are blowtorched or bludgeoned to death. https://vimeo.com/748976732
South Korea has an Animal Protection Act, and slaughtering dogs for consumption violates Articles 8 and 10. Included in these same Articles is a prohibition against electrocuting dogs, routinely practiced among the thousands of dog butchers across the country. In addition, its Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act states that dogs are officially recognized and classified as “animals” that are “prohibited from being slaughtered and distributed as food for human consumption.”
It is tragically evident that Korea’s Animal Protection Act goes unenforced.
Canada is a nation that cares deeply about animals, especially its companion animals, and, as such, must be a global leader by taking a stand against such barbarity.
As Australian moral philosopher Peter Singer has said, “If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we ought, morally, to do it.”
Please use your office to advocate for dogs in Korea. President Yoon must be held accountable for the daily horrors faced by dogs trapped on the thousands of dog farms and slaughterhouses across his country. Unlike President Yoon and Korean corporations Samsung, LG, Hyundai, and Kia, who turn a blind eye to this widespread depravity, I trust your humanity and compassion-which include a profound love and respect for the best friend humankind has ever known-will not permit you to. Petition:https://chng.it/b8wRSjbp.
With respect and my best wishes,