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Stop Killing Man's Best Freinds — Dogs!
Stop Killing Man's Best Freinds — Dogs!

Dear Your Excellencies:
Mrs. Park Geun-hye
Mr. Chung Hong-won
Mr. Ban Ki Moon
Mr. John W. Ashe

Please watch this video:
http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q

Dear United Nations Organization,

The $2 billion dollar-a-year South Korean dog and cat meat industry takes the lives of approximately two and a half million dogs a year for meat or gaesoju, a dog wine or broth, and thousands of despised and doomed cats for so-called “health” tonics or goyangyeesoju, and soup. It operates in a sordid and illicit world where farmers and butchers kill with frightening impunity in the most abominable fashion.

Dogs are killed by hanging and with high-voltage electrocution, which takes anywhere from thirty seconds to three minutes. At times they are even beaten to death at the request of customers who believe the meat more tender and tastier the greater the suffering (one of the most pernicious of myths), and that the so-called medicinal properties are enhanced.

They are most often killed within sight of their cage mates. They are then thrown into a tub of boiling water, often still alive, and then into a rotating drum for the removal of their fur, and finally blow torched. At the Moran Market, South Korea’s largest open air-market for dog meat, dog carcasses are on display next to the cages of live dogs. Cats are often bludgeoned and thrown into boiling water while still alive.

At the farms, dogs are fed germ-infested, rotting, and fermented human leftovers, a health risk to both the dogs and those who eat them. In South Korea, dogs and cats’ lives are short and miserable until they tremble no more at the hands of their slaughterers as cage mates look on. Read more: http://skdogcatcampaign.com/

In addition to the unspeakable cruelty perpetrated by the dog meat trade is also a serious threat to human health and the environment. The dog farms are a hotbed for infectious diseases. Since there is no disease control, these dogs suffer from highly infectious and transmittable bacteria, virus, ectoparasites, endoparasites, and fungi. Out of 165 dogs bred at a dog farm in Seoul area, 83 dogs(50.3%) were found to be infected with endoparasites and 23 dogs(20.2%) were found to be infected with heartworms.

Puppies suffer from malnutrition because they are fed rotting food waste (infested with pests such as rats, cockroaches, flies..) after being weaned. In order to hide from the law and civil complaints, most dog farms are located in remote areas where the sun is scarce causing a vitamin D (necessary for bone growth) deficiency.

Locked in cages for months, dogs are bored and stressed from being packed with other dogs and having to breath in constant stench. Stress hormones weaken their immune system and they become susceptible to hormonal diseases such as hyperadrenocorticism.

Antibiotics, antidiarrheal treatments and steroids are used to control measles, parvovirus, various respiratory and digestive diseases but the abuse of drugs led to an increasing tolerance against antibiotics and to the relevant health problems. In some cases, ten times the normal doses were being administered by the farmers themselves without the supervision of a veterinarian.

Large doses of heavy metals that accumulated in the organs causing internal body malfunctions are detected in dog meat. Heavy metals are assumed to have been accumulated from eating leftover food waste and low-end feed (remains from slaughter houses). Many serious and often life threatening diseases can be attributable to this unsanitary and inhumane dog meat industry. They include animal bites and scratches, Bubonic Plague, Camphylobacter, Cutaneous larval migrans, Giardiasis, Lyme Disease, Psittacosis, Rabies, Salmonellosis, Shigellosis, Visceral Larva Migrans, Anthrax, Bebesiosis, Brucellosis, Colibacilosis,…

Read the extensive research report by KARA
(Korea Animal Rights Advocates)
http://koreandogs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/
KARA-Dog-Meat-Report_English-1.pdf

Please watch these videos and see what is going on inside S. Korea at this moment:
S. Korea’s Dog Meat Trade:
Eating sick dogs and former pet dogs: http://youtu.be/A3WNJFd1Cl0

S Korea’s Dangerous Health Food – Inconvenient Truth About Dog Meat 1 of 2 with English Captions: http://youtu.be/vHB3uwB9kyA

S Korea’s Dangerous Health Food – Inconvenient Truth About Dog Meat 2 of 2 with English Captions: http://youtu.be/foHCBNllT8w

Read the reports by CARE
(Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth):
You say there is a difference? A perception of South Korea’s Dog Meat Industry:
http://www.careanimalrights.org/wp-content/uploads/
2012/10/sh.pdf

What you should know about the dog meat industry in South Korea: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lf66kyl8jfisfn0/
rRS6gjih5h/
Press%20Package%20Folder%20%28Public%29/
English%20Materials/FAQ_English.pdf

There is no appropriate animal-protection legislation to prevent the animal cruelty currently taking place in S. Korea. As someone who believes strongly that animals should not be treated in this way, I request that your organization investigate and address this issue immediately.

Please sanction the S. Korean government until they strengthen the Animal Protection Law to prevent animal cruelty and to introduce basic animal-protection regulations. It must also provide penalties for violations and ensure that mistreated animals can be legally seized from abusers and given immediate refuge.

I request that the United Nations strongly urge the S. Korean Government to create an enforceable law to ban the torture, killing, sale, and consumption of dogs and cats. Please don’t let the S. Korean government get away with this outrageous cruelty to companion animals.

Thank you for your attention!
Respectfully,

Anna Carina
France



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