Thursday, July 20, 2017

Petitions and More, July 20

https://act.americanwildhorsecampaign.org/o/6931/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1397265 US.  Senators on the Appropriations Committee will cast a critical vote on the  Udall-Graham amendment to defund horse slaughter inspections and keep horse slaughter plants shuttered in the U.S. Please check the list to find your senators
https://secure.aspca.org/action/committee-horse-slaughter-ban?ms=em_ade_horse-slaughter-senate-20170719 USA: Fate of American Horses Depends on Your U.S. Senator! There’s still a chance to avert this catastrophe: The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee will consider the same amendment to bar spending for horse slaughter on Thursday, July 20. Please help us secure the votes to protect horses!
https://apnm.salsalabs.org/wildhorsecongressionalvotes71017/index.html US. Urge your Members of Congress to vote YES on measures defunding horse slaughter in the U.S in the Agriculture Appropriations bill, and to ensure that language protecting wild horses from slaughter is in the final Interior Appropriations bill!
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http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51135/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=22785  As well, check the list above first. US-info. Support the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2790)
http://www.howlingforwolves.org/letter  Int. Tell the MN Governor to protect wolves!
http://www.howlingforwolves.org/node/526?vvsrc=%2fcampaigns%2f40528%2frespond US-info.  Protect America's wolves by keeping them on the federal Endangered Species List and reject any appropriations riders or other legislation to delist them by Congressional action!
http://www.howlingforwolves.org/node/526?vvsrc=%2fcampaigns%2f39260%2frespond Minnesota.  Require Permission be Obtained to Trap on Private Property!
http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/get-involved Several actions, if not signed yet, please do
http://advocacy.pewtrusts.org/page/11845/petition/1 Needs more attention. Our Marine Monuments Are Still Under Threat
http://www.beschermdenatuurbeschermer.nl/kom-in-actie#petitie Protect nature conservationists with a binding human rights treaty!  * First, last name, email
http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1780/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=22095  US-info. Oregon. Stop "Logging without Laws" Bill, HR 2936!
https://suwa.org/act-now/ Parks and Nature
 
https://www.change.org/p/unitiperloro-unitiperloro Italy. A manifest for animals as sentient beings
https://www.change.org/p/pacma-abolici%C3%B3n-fiesta-taurina-a-peregrina-pontevedra-agosto-2017 Spain. Abolish the taurine festival in Peregrine (Pontevedra), August 2017!
https://www.change.org/p/o-cavalo-nanquin-merece-viver-assine-e-me-ajude-a-lutar-por-ele Brazil. Nanquin the horse deserves to live! Sign and help me fight for him!
 
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/940/249/803/ China, crack down on the ivory smuggling gangs in Shuidong and keep your pledge to close your domestic ivory market!
 
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Petitions and More, July 19

http://animalpetitionsandmore.blogspot.nl/2017/07/letter-to-president-moon-jae-in-and.html   To send an email. International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs & Cats (Day 2) Friday, July 21, 2017
https://www.vyzvasenatorum.cz/  Czech Republic. Protest. Call your senator. The Economic Committee proposes to postpone the ban until the end of 2022, some senators even want it removed altogether!
https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/petitions Supermarkets: Stop burning Paraguay’s forests for summer BBQs!
https://environmental-action.webaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=22510 ZIP=5 digits. When it comes to paying a $20 million fine for polluting the habitat of red foxes, herons, and humans, Exxon’s CEO, Darren Woods, won’t take “we’re guilty” for an answer
 
http://bit.ly/2tpibqj Russia. Adopt a law "On the responsible treatment of animals" by presidential decree! (the State Duma will not)
http://bit.ly/2vi9yv8 Russia. Animal Protection, Declaration of the Protection of Animals
 
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/144/218/694/  Stop The Mass Killing Of Our Wild Mustangs! Please sign and share!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/542/846/074/ Pledge to Speak Up Against the Slaughter of America's Horses!
 
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https://act.americanwildhorsecampaign.org/o/6931/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1397215 The U.S. House Appropriations markup: the committee just voted to add a pro-slaughter amendment, acceding to the barbaric request of the Interior Department to kill these majestic animals rejecting the will of 80% of Americans!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Letter to President Moon Jae-In and South Korean Government

http://koreandogs.org/phone-blitz-2017/  International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs & Cats (Day 2)Friday, July 21, 2017
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To:
 ceh312@naver.com; mfds4797@korea.kr; jhs057@korea.kr; heechullee@mafra.go.kr; sun5144@me.go.kr; info@pyeongchang2018.com; hoyang86@msip.go.kr; yeosm85@msip.go.kr; pusanwave@msip.go.kr; pcy7906@msip.go.kr; webmaster@korea.kr; nkmi@msip.go.kr; kssnet@msip.go.kr; leejd@msip.go.kr; kth0404@msip.go.kr; oorungii@msip.go.kr; archivist@msip.go.kr; hara614@msip.go.kr; soheehan@msip.go.kr; jipark@msip.go.kr; johsm@msip.go.kr; sangwon@msip.go.kr; wuluck@msip.go.kr; 9miho@msip.go.kr; jmy8209@msip.go.kr; gunyoung@msip.go.kr; cwjeong@msip.go.kr; angill@msip.go.kr; wilson@msip.go.kr; kihong@msip.go.kr; bugwon@msip.go.kr; jsk25@msip.go.kr; hansangk@msip.go.kr; ksa78@msip.go.kr; huhis@msip.go.kr; cyhan@msip.go.kr; kbj6459@msip.go.kr; kikimsp@msip.go.kr; cks2603@assembly.go.kr; queendie@gmail.com; 2020jwk@assembly.go.kr; m567h@na.go.kr; yschang49@assembly.go.kr; radiohaha@naver.com; mphonglove@hanmail.net; snk0411@naver.com; ksd519@gmail.com; han_gill@hanmail.net; hwangwygrace@empal.com; webmaster@president.go.kr; 3150411@gmail.com; english@assembly.go.kr; media@assembly.go.kr; webmaster@assembly.go.kr; ttvhhq@gmail.com; wtokfda@korea.kr; suyeonkim@korea.kr; sjp1011@korea.kr; destinyks@mopas.go.kr; mogef@korea.kr; bae.lauren@gmail.com; koc@sports.or.kr; msteam@sports.or.kr; english@seoul.go.kr; buykorea@kotra.or.kr; jiill2@gg.go.kr; ljm631000@nate.com; webmaster@incheon.go.kr; webmastergn@korea.kr; emaster@korea.kr; vision2015@na.go.kr; migraine@naver.com; cleanshim@naver.com; wtc21@naver.com; piloyu@yahoo.co.kr; nombo1@naver.com; yst0608@nate.com; mjhong2004@assembly.go.kr; 2020jwk@naver.com; kimtw@na.go.kr; kyungds79@hotmail.com; msbusan@empal.com; euldong@na.go.kr; arang301@naver.com; hajin366@naver.com; ceo@assembly.go.kr; jangsilk@naver.com; won08@na.go.kr; bhcport@naver.com; eldsdkim@naver.com; parkdukhyum@naver.com; cys@snrp.kr; kmsidea@gmail.com; hansung@na.go.kr; radiohaha@naver.com; shyoon@na.go.kr; ansung@assembly.go.kr; kim.se.yeon@na.go.kr; pcs@kjhpro.com; ilhoyoo@yahoo.co.kr; newrules77@gmail.com; yeosk@assembly.go.kr; atjiman@naver.com; nesty7@nate.com; top@korchn.or.kr; hsb@hsb.or.kr; chkwon.com@gmail.com; ychin21@na.go.kr; forumnet@mosf.go.kr; fppr@mosf.go.kr; steelroot7@hanmail.net; cleank21@hanmail.net; mayor@daegu.go.kr; mayor@ulsan21.net; ms01@gg.go.kr; gbceo@gb.go.kr; gkn@okf.or.kr; koreafocus@kf.or.kr; prkoica@koica.go.kr; webmaster@koica.go.kr; webmaster@kf.or.kr; khj89122@korea.kr; arrowero@korea.kr; hongek3@korea.kr;
 
Subject:  개와 고양이의 고문을 끝내라!
 
문재인 대통령각하, 대한민국정부 관계자 분들께,
 
다음의 동영상을 봐주시기 바랍니다. 대한민국 개식용산업의 충격적인 잔인함 http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q, 다큐멘터리: 대한의 육견인들 http://koreandogs.org/dmp/
 
저는 대한민국에서는 반려동물을 고문하고 잡아먹는다는 사실을 접하고 엄청난 충격을 받았습니다. 산재해 있는 소셜 미디어를 통해서 한국에 있는 아무런 죄 없는 개들이 고문 당하고 죽임 당하는 끔찍하고 가슴 아픈 장면이 담긴 사진과 동영상을 매순간 접하고 있습니다.
 
비록 한국이 반려동물에 대한 동물보호법을 제정했지만 개들은 여전히 개농장 주인과 도살업자에게 구타당하고, 목 매달리고, 감전되고, 잔인하게 취급 당하고 있습니다. 또 보약이라는 미명하에 아직도 개와 고양이를 산채로 끓는 물에 집어넣고 있습니다. 아무런 의학적 효과가 증명된 바 없음에도 불구하고 무지하고 잘 속아넘어가는 사람들은 여전히 효험이 있다고 믿고 있습니다.
 
이러한 관행은 오늘날 어디에서도 찾아볼 수 없는 일입니다. 대만이나 필리핀 같은 다른 아시아 국가들은 이미 개고기와 개고기 관련 산업을 금지시켰습니다. 한국이 왜 이러한 나라들이나 다른 문명 사회보다 뒤쳐진 채로 남아있는지 이해할 수가 없습니다.
 
한국에서 이 잔인하기 짝이 없는 개고기 산업과 고양이로 만든 보약 산업을 영원히 근절시키는 것은 대한민국 정부의 책임입니다. 이와 관련된 산업과 혐오식품을 둘러싼 어리석은 괴담과 주장을 떨쳐버릴 때입니다. 낙후되고 불필요한 전통은 과감히 버릴 때입니다.
 
그리고 동물복지 문제를 심각하게 받아들여서 한국 사회가 자비롭고 윤리적인 사회라는 것을 보여줄 때입니다. 즉, 한국 정부가 대중들에게 반려동물의 중성화의 중요성, 유기금지, 동물에 대한 적절한 취급에 대해 더 나은 교육을 시작할 때라는 뜻입니다.
 
그렇지 않으면 한국은 국제사회에서 계속해서 나쁜 평판을 이어가게 될 것입니다. 한국 국민들 역시 수치와 곤란함을 겪게 될 겁니다. 한국이 근대화되었고 국제화된 사고를 도입하려 함에도 불구하고 여전히 “제3세계 후진국가”로 인식될 것입니다.
 
평창에서 개최되는 2018년 동계 올림픽 게임이 다가오고 있습니다. 이 행사 전과 과정 중에 전 세계의 관심이 한국에 집중될 터인데 아무쪼록 이 야만적이고 잔인한 관습에 종지부를 찍을 수 있도록 온 힘을 다해주시기를 요청드립니다.
 
저는 개와 고양이에 대한 학대가 한국에서 완전히 사라지기 전까지 한국 제품을 구매하지 않을 것이고 한국 회사를 이용하거나 한국을 방문하지 않을 것입니다.
 
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Dear President Moon Jae-In and South Korean Government,
Please watch these videos: Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q, The Dog Meat Professionals: South Korea http://koreandogs.org/dmp/
I am extremely upset about the torture and consumption of companion animals in South Korea.
With the ubiquity of social medias, every day we are seeing shocking and heartbreaking images and videos of innocent dogs being tortured and killed in your country.
Even though Korea has established an Animal Protection Law for companion animals, dogs are still beaten, hung, electrocuted, and treated brutally by farmers and slaughters. Also, dogs and cats are still being beaten and boiled alive for so-called elixirs, which do not have medical properties except in the minds of ignorant and gullible customers.
These practices have no place in the modern world. Other Asian countries have banned the eating of dog meat and the cruel industry that goes with it, such as Taiwan and the Philippines. Why does Korea persist in lagging behind these countries and other civilized societies?
It’s the responsibility of the Korean government to once and for all end the cruel dog meat and cat medicine industries in Korea. It is time to dismiss the childish myths and propaganda surrounding these industries and their vile products. It is time to leave behind backward and unnecessary traditions.
And it is time for Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and show that it really does have a compassionate and ethical society. That means it is time for the Korean government to start better educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning pets, and about treating animals in a proper manner.
Until these things are done, Korea’s reputation in the international community will continue to suffer. Its citizens will continue to face shame and embarrassment. And Korea will continue to be regarded as “third world,” despite its modernization and attempts at globalized thinking.
With the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games being hosted in Pyeongchang, I would ask that you do all in your power to stop this barbarism and cruelty as the world’s attention will be on South Korea both before and during the events.
From now on, I will boycott Korean products, and I will not support Korean companies or visit Korea until the abuse of cats and dogs has finally ended.
Yours sincerely,

Houston, TX, friendship city to Gumi, S. Korea. KoreanDogs.org

 
Twitter: .@yesgumi .@gyeongsangbukdo .@HoustonTX .@SylvesterTurner PlzUrge FriendshipCity Gumi,Korea-Stop torture/eating dogs https://goo.gl/a2Fhku
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Subject: Houston, TX, friendship city to Gumi, S. Korea
 
To: 
sylvester.turner@houstontx.gov; districta@houstontx.gov; districtb@houstontx.gov; districtc@houstontx.gov; districtd@houstontx.gov; districte@houstontx.gov; districtf@houstontx.gov; districtg@houstontx.gov; districth@houstontx.gov; districti@houstontx.gov; districtj@houstontx.gov; districtk@houstontx.gov; atlarge1@houstontx.gov; atlarge2@houstontx.gov; atlarge3@houstontx.gov; atlarge4@houstontx.gov; atlarge5@houstontx.gov;
 
Dear Mayor Turner,
City Council members:
 
Gumi, S. Korea, became Friendship city with Houston in 2008.
 
The horrific dog-meat trade and consumption is currently being practiced in that city, regardless of the fact that it is illegal under South Korean Law –  the laws are simply not enforced!
The dog and cat meat trades involve extreme and widespread animal cruelty, and the animals suffer unimaginable pain and distress under deliberate torture.
 
We ask you to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
 
 
These poor creatures cannot speak for themselves which is why I am writing on their behalf.
 
I believe that your city wishes to be made aware of this ongoing issue as well, and not want to be affiliated with a city where illegal and immoral torture is being carried out on any animal, and particularly not on those that are loyal, trusting and sentient creatures, which look up to us humans as being their guardians.
 
These illegal trades are still being allowed to continue by Korean authorities – even though there is a large growing opposition from pet owners across South Korea, and throughout the world.
 
So, I am asking you to please speak with your counterparts in Gumi, especially Mayor Yoo-Chin Nam, to urge them to enforce their own laws, not ignore them, and to show compassion towards their companion animals, and respect to their own citizens, by bringing these brutal trades finally to an end!
 
With the Winter Olympics coming up in 2018, this is the time to make change; this is the time to stop the illegal, inhumane and unnecessary cruelty.
 
I know that South Korea has many beautiful, admirable and noble practices and customs worth preserving, but this is not one of them.
 
Thank you for your time and understanding.
Please let me know how you feel about this so often concealed subject, thank you.
 

Sincerely:

Petitions and More, July 18

http://www.congressweb.com/wcwp/8 US-info.  Cosponsor PUPPERS Act (HR 3197) to defund painful VA dog experiments!
http://ecouprising.blogspot.nl/2017/07/tweet-sheet-ask-committee-for.html?m=1  Tweet sheet: Ask Committee for Environment & Public Works to Vote NO on S1514!
https://act.americanwildhorsecampaign.org/o/6931/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1397068 US.  Call Your Rep at 202-225-3121 and say: side with 80% of Americans -- #NoHorseSlaughter, no way!
http://www.ukaztetovlade.cz/en/sign Once again. Support the ban on fur-farming in the Czech Republic. https://www.peta.org/blog/victory-czech-republic-fur-farming-ban/  Early as 2019 and by 2021 at the latest. The bill needs to be confirmed by the Senate and signed by the President before it goes into effect and a firm date is set
https://nywolf.org/take-action-for-mexican-gray-wolves/ To review and comment on the draft revised recovery plan and related documents, visit www.regulations.gov  and enter the docket number FWS–R2–ES–2017–0036 in the search bar
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6977 Wilmington Blue Rocks: Cancel the 'Monkey Rodeo'
https://action.ciwf.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1872&ea.campaign.id=72473  Moe’s, switch to healthier chicken breeds who are offered more space, sunlight, and enrichment to encourage natural behaviors
http://advocacy.pewtrusts.org/page/11748/petition/1 Help Keep the Public Voice in America’s Public Lands . Step 2 of 2: Go to the BLM's form and respond to the questions. You can refer to the talking points while answering
 
 
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/295/907/501/ Don't Let Trump Drive Yellowstone's Grizzlies Extinct
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/930/005/884/ Protect The Arctic From Risky Oil Drilling
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/691/371/695/ Help end the pet Owl trade in Indonesia. Official target missing
 
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Petitions and More, July 17

http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=17690 Help Mexican Wolves Survive Trump; call for substantial revisions to this disastrous draft!
https://www.facebook.com/events/132039430679526/permalink/153593715190764/?sw_fnr_id=541156536&fnr_t=0 ‎Cynthia White‎:  Tweetstorm #banhorseslaughter #yes2safe 2017  Tweetstorm tomorrow! Hope you all will tweet for the Horses
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PassHRes30/permalink/449861982051376/ Retweets. Pass H.Res. 401, end the global dog and cat meat trade
https://e-activist.com/page/11315/petition/1 Scottish Parliament, introduce mandatory CCTV monitoring in all Scottish abattoirs, covering all the key areas, that is accessible by independent experts!
https://www.l214.com/petitions-protection-animale France. Petitions for farmed animals
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=7036 Horses Break Their Backs and Have Heart Attacks
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=7028 Turtles and Frogs Await Death While on Display
http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/get-involved 1) Protect whales and dolphins from air gun noise 2) Tell the U.S. Government to protect giraffes  (and more actions that need attention)
https://sierra.secure.force.com/actions/National?actionId=AR0083604 US-info.  Fight back against Trump’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline
http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=22050 US-info. Don’t gut the Endangered Species Act and clear the path for Keystone XL!
https://secure.earthjustice.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=00000000.app30102b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1976 Let’s get to 40,000 sign. Don't allow seismic airgun surveys in the Atlantic Ocean (Re: NOAA - 82 FR 26244)!
https://www.stand.earth/action/ca More climate actions
https://environmental-action.webaction.org/letter/?letter_KEY=4 Write a Letter to the Editor of Your Local Newspaper in Support of the Environmental Protection Agency
 
https://www.change.org/p/diputadosar-no-al-proyecto-de-experimentacion-con-animales-vivos Argentina. No to this project of Congressman Echegaray of the Argentine Congress to go ahead with Animal Experimentation, there are other ways to experiment that do not include the torture and death of other beings who can not defend themselves against human abuse!
https://www.change.org/p/jaime-rodriguez-calderon-prohibir-el-uso-de-caballos-carretoneros-en-nuevo-leon-detengan-la-tortura Mexico. Nuevo Leon. Ban the use of horses to collect garbage and debris and at the same time rescue and provide a dignified life to the horses that perform this infernal task!
https://www.change.org/p/reforma-la-ley-6-2014-sobre-responsabilidad-por-atropello-de-animales-que-reconozca-los-derechos-de-la-victima Spain. Reform Law 6/2014 on liability for animal abuse, the rights of animals as victims
Yes to opening of the slaughterhouses to the public for total transparency!
https://www.change.org/p/presidenza-regione-veneto-it-salviamo-il-lupo-salviamo-il-progetto-life-wolfalps Italy. Protest! The Veneto Region has announced its intention to withdraw from the project LIFE WOLFALPS, co-financed by the European Union within the framework of the LIFE + 2007-2013 program "Nature and biodiversity"!
https://www.change.org/p/ayto-de-archidona-y-comarca-nos-quedamos-sin-refugio-ayto-de-archidona-ayudanos Spain. We are without an animal refuge now, council of Ayto de Archidona, help us, the dogs need urgent sheltering! 
https://www.change.org/p/no-al-desalojo-del-refugio-palomar Argentina. Due to an eviction notice from the National Government, Palomar Refuge is in discussions with the Municipality of Tres de Febrero to get a property conditioned in the same way that we have currently! Sign to support
https://www.change.org/p/umweltministerin-priska-hinz-gr%C3%BCne-erhalten-sie-das-hessische-landgest%C3%BCt-dillenburg-frau-hinz Germany. Spare and save the Hessian Landgestüt with 40 horses in Dillenburg, Mrs. Hinz!
 
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/611/646/893/ No to the deadly ivory trade in the EU!
 
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Montgomery County, friendship city to Goryeong-gun, S. Korea. KoreanDogs.org

Twitter: .@gayadori .@gyeongsangbukdo .@MontgomeryCoMD Exec Leggett Plz Urge FriendshipCity Goryeong, Korea-Stop killing dogs https://goo.gl/jt1rnJ
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Subject: Montgomery County, friendship city to Goryeong-gun, S. Korea
 
To: Councilmember.berliner@montgomerycountymd.gov; Councilmember.Elrich@montgomerycountymd.gov; Councilmember.floreen@montgomerycountymd.gov; Councilmember.Hucker@montgomerycountymd.gov; Councilmember.Katz@montgomerycountymd.gov; Councilmember.Leventhal@montgomerycountymd.gov; Councilmember.Navarro@montgomerycountymd.gov; Councilmember.Rice@montgomerycountymd.gov; Councilmember.Riemer@montgomerycountymd.gov;
 
Dear County Executive Leggett,
County Council members,
 
Goryeong-gun became Friendship city with Montgomery County in 2015.
 
The horrific dog-meat trade and consumption is currently being practiced in that city, regardless of the fact that it is illegal under South Korean Law –  the laws are simply not enforced!
The dog and cat meat trades involve extreme and widespread animal cruelty, and the animals suffer unimaginable pain and distress under deliberate torture.
 
We ask you to please watch the videos of South Korea’s dog meat industry: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q
 
 
These poor creatures cannot speak for themselves which is why I am writing on their behalf.
 
I believe that your city wishes to be made aware of this ongoing issue as well, and not want to be affiliated with a city where illegal and immoral torture is being carried out on any animal, and particularly not on those that are loyal, trusting and sentient creatures, which look up to us humans as being their guardians.
 
These illegal trades are still being allowed to continue by Korean authorities – even though there is a large growing opposition from pet owners across South Korea, and throughout the world.
 
So, I am asking you to please speak with your counterparts in Goryeong-gun, especially Mayor Yong-Hwan Kwak, to urge them to enforce their own laws, not ignore them, and to show compassion towards their companion animals, and respect to their own citizens, by bringing these brutal trades finally to an end!
 
With the Winter Olympics coming up in 2018, this is the time to make change; this is the time to stop the illegal, inhumane and unnecessary cruelty.
 
I know that South Korea has many beautiful, admirable and noble practices and customs worth preserving, but this is not one of them.
 
Thank you for your time and understanding.
Please let me know how you feel about this so often concealed subject, thank you.
 

Sincerely: