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Dogs and cats are our companions here in the United States, but in some areas of South Korea, they are considered culinary delicacies. Up to two million dogs and cats are slaughtered for their meat and consumed each year in South Korea.

In most cases, the animals grow up in unsanitary, factory farm-like conditions with little protection from extreme weather and no exercise, companionship or medical care. When it comes time for slaughter, dogs can be electrocuted, hanged, beaten or burnt to death.

Although a fair number of South Koreans have eaten dog meat at least once in their lifetime, only a small percentage eats it regularly. In fact, there is a large and vocal group of Korean people against dog meat consumption.

Nevertheless, the dog meat trade is a profit-driven, tax-free and unregulated industry, and due to the demand for meat across Southeast Asia, the South Korean government continues to support it.

Call on the South Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to make the sale and consumption of cat and dog meat illegal.

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Dear Minister Lee Dong-phil:

While some in South Korea practice the long-time tradition of consuming cats and dogs, we in America attest to the true inhumane nature of consumption of domesticated pets. I'm writing to insist that the South Korean government rethink its support of an industry that perpetuates deplorable treatment of dogs and cats.

Cultural biases aside, it's impossible to deny that dogs in the meat trade are treated miserably in South Korea. The vast majority of these animals suffer greatly, both throughout their lives and in death. The manner in which most are slaughtered should raise alarm bells for us all, and not just in those opposed to eating dog meat.

Additionally, polls have shown that only a small percentage of South Koreans eat dog meat regularly, and that most are offended by this cruel, profit-fueled industry.

I think it's time the government represent its majority and cease support for this inhumane practice. Do the right thing. Make the sale and consumption of cat and dog meat illegal.

Thank you for considering my comments.

Petition Signatures

May 23, 2018 margie singleton
May 22, 2018 Reitz Tanja
May 22, 2018 Christine Scozzaro Please in the name if God, stop this evil sadistic torture. These are innocent animals that do not deserve to suffer like this.
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 21, 2018 Lizette Fisher
May 21, 2018 Stephanie Buzzell
May 21, 2018 Richard Colton
May 20, 2018 alina stan
May 20, 2018 Patricia Nielsen
May 20, 2018 Helle Mikkelsen
May 20, 2018 William Steele
May 19, 2018 Rhonda Spaulding
May 19, 2018 Lauren Berger
May 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2018 Melissa Callaghan
May 19, 2018 Carla-Marie Vincent
May 19, 2018 pam f please stop the cruel dog and cat meat trade
May 19, 2018 Darlene Saunders
May 18, 2018 Claudia Frosch
May 18, 2018 Mani S
May 18, 2018 Karen Myers
May 18, 2018 Susan Diller
May 18, 2018 Ferdinand Puttinger The indiscriminate use of antibiotics on dog meat farms to keep the animals alive poses grave risks to human health!
May 18, 2018 Kerstin Murr
May 18, 2018 Lili Shintani
May 18, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2018 Lisa Delabre
May 18, 2018 Linda Walker
May 18, 2018 Amy Smardz
May 18, 2018 Lynn Walker
May 18, 2018 Julanne Nowak
May 18, 2018 Judith Make This is disgusted and there is NO reason it should happen.
May 18, 2018 Bradley Couchman
May 18, 2018 Donna Selquist
May 18, 2018 Lorna Soto
May 18, 2018 Alex Stall
May 18, 2018 Kathy Jones Dogs and Cats are not food! They are companion animals. Stop this insanity and make eating and selling cats and dogs illegal! The eyes the world look at you in horror!
May 18, 2018 LOIS BALL
May 17, 2018 Helga Jelus
May 17, 2018 Claudette DuBois Save these animals from Asian barbaric torture inhumanity and ignorance
May 17, 2018 Cristina Carvalho
May 16, 2018 Kay Schwarz
May 16, 2018 Jason Nowell
May 16, 2018 Michael Torosian
May 16, 2018 Valerie Charbonneau
May 16, 2018 Linda reaser
May 16, 2018 Kiantha Shadduck
May 15, 2018 Lily Wong
May 15, 2018 Erica Munn

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