Help End the Torture and Slaughter of Korean DogsPublished September 15, 2009
I was shocked this morning when I read an announcement made by In Defense of Animals, that in Korea, almost two million dogs are slated for slaughter after they are caged and tortured. They are then killed, butchered and sold as a delicacy meat for human consumption. These miserable and unfortunate dogs are kept on display in crates in the marketplace, so customers are able to select one of their choice for purchase and butchering. What is even more horrific is that these dogs are "intentionally abused" according to In Defense of Animals, prior to slaughter and sale. The Korean Government and Han Duk-soo, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea is being targeted by Defense of Animals to immediately begin enforcing the existing law under the Korean Animal Protection Act and to also strengthen the law by adding an amendment to prohibit dogs and cats from being slaughtered for meat for human consumption. In fact, most Koreans abhor this practice and consider these acts of torture and killing to be extremely disturbing. Additionally it is actually an "urban legend" that the practice of killing and eating dogs is based on any ancient long standing cultural mores or customs. This brutality continues due to the government's passive support of the practice, turning a blind eye. This is driven by the huge profit incentives which the industry enjoys. Corruption abounds as the industry persists in promoting the outrageous myth that sexual potency is enhanced by eating the meat of dogs which have been severely mistreated. Animal lovers can and must raise their voices now to support In Defense of Animals in the work they are undertaking at this time. Let the Korean government become aware of our outrage about this horrendous industry by taking a few minutes to sign the Care2 petition. Let's speak up for these innocent animals who have no voice and put this industry permanently out of business. Sign here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/624025766 Will you sign the petition to take a stand? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.