PETITION TARGET: South Korean Ambassador Lee Soo-hyuck and South Korean President Moon
South Korea is the only country in the world with large-scale, commercial dog meat farms. The animals live in disease and filth, and at slaughter are often savagely beaten, hung or burned alive just because people believe torture makes the meat taste better.
Most of the dogs are killed and eaten in the form of boshintang, or dog meat soup, during Bok Nal — which occurs over three days believed to be the hottest of the year. The dog meat is wrongly thought to have a “cooling effect” — even though in other parts of the world, it is believed to have the opposite effect, and is eaten in winter instead.
If we do nothing, the hottest days of summer will continue to bring the gruesome Boknal Dog Eating Days, when millions of dogs are strung up, hung by the neck and killed slowly and painfully for meat.
S. Korea’s current leader, President Moon Jae-In, has compassion for animals and has even adopted a dog rescued from the meat trade, named Tory. Furthermore, activists throughout S. Korea are calling for an end to dog and cat meat, which is not only horrifically cruel, but tarnishes their international reputation. Most S. Koreans do not eat dog meat, and want the cruelty to end.
New proposals in Parliament could finally end this cruel trade for good. We must speak out to help this lifesaving legislation succeed.
Sign this petition to urge the Korean ambassador to the U.S. and President Moon to show the world they are a great and compassionate nation, and work to end all dog and cat meat in the nation.