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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres: Help bring an end to the unacceptable and cruel South Korean Dog and Cat Meat Trades!

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United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres

United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres

The South Korean national, Ban Ki-Moon stepped down from his role as Secretary-General to the United Nations at the end of 2016. During his time in office, we ran a campaign asking for him to personally take action to help stop the dog and cat meat trades in his home country, where millions of these animals are routinely subjected to abusive and cruel treatment. We never received a response from Mr Ban himself, although we did receive a letter from the United Nations. Click HERE to see the bureaucratic response the United Nations Secretary General’s Office is sending out in answer to our protest letters!

Mr. António Guterres took over as the new Secretary-General of the UN, on January 1st 2017; we must, therefore, continue our efforts by imploring this new Secretary-General to use his voice and position to speak out against these horrific meat trades.

Video: Media Triage: The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea.

Call for Action

Sample letter to the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres

Subject: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Please help bring an end to the unacceptable and cruel South Korean Dog and Cat Meat Trades.

To the honorable United Nations Secretary General António Guterres.

We ask you to please watch these videos: Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry
Part 1 of 2,
Part 2 of 2,

We have written many petition letters to your predecessor with regard to our fundamental mission to end the barbaric dog and cat meat trade in South Korea. Whilst we received acknowledgements of sympathy with our cause, no substantive response from the Secretary General was ever received and no action from the United Nations has been taken.

The dog and cat meat trade has not only caused unimaginable suffering from birth to slaughter of millions of animals each year, it has also proven to be a threat to human health through the spreading of infectious diseases. It is a dangerous and largely unregulated trade, domestic farm animals are often treated better and at least have enshrined rights however minimal. In addition, there is growing international pressure being put on South Korea as a result of this terrible brutality towards its animals.

All over the world ordinary citizens are petitioning, campaigning and protesting with their governments on this issue, yet no substantive international pressure or action has been taken against South Korea. The UN appears toothless and willing to turn and look the other way such a critical issue to both human health and humane treatment of animals.

We believe that the position you hold offers you immeasurable power that can persuade or demand immediate action in bringing an end to the disgraceful dog and cat meat industry in South Korea. Not only will you help to save countless numbers of defenseless animals in South Korea from a gruesome desolate existence, you will also be standing up for the will of the world in recognizing the monumental effort citizens have made in trying to bring about an end to this practice – you will show us you are listening and that the trust that people have in you as an international leader is well founded.

Ashley Montagu, (Humanist of the Year, 1995) said, “The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit.”
Please remember that the actions you take today will ultimately forever define your legacy.

Secretary General Guterres, we respectfully ask that you use your substantial influence and leadership to immediately address this despicable practice and help bring an end, once and for all, to the unimaginable cruelty of the dog and cat meat trade in South Korea.

The favor of your reply with your signature is requested. We sincerely thank you for your attention to this matter.

[Your Name & City/Country]


Dog farm/slaugherhouse in Yongdang, Yangsan, South Korea. Photo: SaveKoreanDogs

  1. Liz Angus
    Liz AngusDecember 31,16

    Please, please help stop this barbaric, needless trade. You have the power

    • Anna C Bayles
      Anna C BaylesJune 26,19


  2. Kirsty Harding
    Kirsty HardingJanuary 4,17

    Hi please can you send out posts which offer reader chance to sign a petition with no graphic images. I have had several freinds including hard core dog lovers express anger at me for sharing posts that distress them. Is this possible? Thanks and keep up amazing work! X

    • Elizabeth Holworthy
      Elizabeth HolworthyNovember 19,17

      My problem too.

  3. Jackie Adler
    Jackie AdlerJanuary 7,17

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make them stop the killing of all these animals, it’s in your hands

  4. Jackie Adler
    Jackie AdlerJanuary 7,17

    put a boycott on all their products , stop all trade with them.

  5. Ginette vidal
    Ginette vidalJanuary 31,17

    Arrêter ce geste cruel. Nous sommes des gens civiliser chez nous on a des chiens et chats ça fait parti de la famille
    On les manges pas

  6. Victor Hoffmann
    Victor HoffmannFebruary 25,17


  7. Cinzia
    CinziaMarch 19,17

    mail sent, petition signed

  8. Gabriela Gurdziel
    Gabriela GurdzielMarch 21,17

    Because each animal has a right to live. This brutal slaughter is inhuman and must be ended!

  9. Albert
    AlbertMarch 28,17

    This consumption of dogs/cats needs to stop immediately. These Korean maniacs who torture and kill these poor animals are mental and sick and need to die themselves. Please people lets all get together to put an end to this horrific cruelty once and for all. Amen

  10. Alice Savage
    Alice SavageJanuary 16,18

    Stop this Horrific Treatment of Animals in Korea. This is beyond sick and disgusting. The United States does not support you or your inhumane treatment of animals!!!!

  11. Angie Sieb
    Angie SiebMarch 3,18

    This is so disgusting and cruel. It needs to stop.

  12. Gitte - Sophie Ringkøbing jensen
    Gitte - Sophie Ringkøbing jensenAugust 2,18

    Please stop this horrific behavior. It’s so cruel that it’s hard to believe exists.. Please stop and regain your heart and soul.

  13. rose guarini
    rose guariniSeptember 11,18

    please help stop this they don’t need to be killed what they need is love and caring home .not to be eaten on the dinner table they our companion ,this is inhumane please stop this from going on

  14. Rose Brooks
    Rose BrooksJanuary 1,21

    Yes-if you are a normal human being you will find this subhuman business hard to believe. These backward and mindless killers are uneducated and come from similar families. Their children will go the same way. Stop accepting this brutality as acceptable-it is not! You are a disgrace to the human race-I hope you have to pay for it in the next world. You would get no sympathy but you would be very sorry when it is too late!

  15. irina rutenburg
    irina rutenburgJune 6,21

    No living creature should be subjected to such pain and suffering, especially dogs, who have served mankind faithfully and loyally for millennia. Dogs deserve our gratitude – not death and torture by our hand. And if we, humans, do this – then we do not deserve any justice, any fairness, any mercy!

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