UK Government and Parliament
Urging the South Korean Government to end the brutal dog meat trade
(Photo's by Yellow Dog)
Protest event 12th September 2016
Protest UK Parliament Hosted by Wendy Harris - London UK - CLICK HERE
UK Vigil to support MP'S to save Korean Dogs Hosted by UK Demo to Save Korean Dogs - CLICK HERE
Downton Abbey star Peter Egan at the London Westminster protest against the South Korea DOG MEAT TARDE
13th Sep 2016 - "I was delighted to attend the debate in Westminster Hall yesterday. Oliver Dowden MP proposed that the house consider e-petition 120702 relating to South Korea and the Dog Meat Trade.
What impressed me very much was that all MP's in attendance had researched the problem thoroughly and were able to present the case as to how horrific the dog meat trade is.
We mustn't forget that this debate happened because of you..all of you..who signed the e-petition. It is a great example of "people power" and the communicative power of the social network sites.
What is evident to me now more than ever, is that we must continue to share all information about this disgusting trade. We must share, not only the horror but, the great work being done, not only by the established international charities but all the small indigenous groups who work so hard to bring this horror to an end. So many young people in S.Korea are to be applauded for their commitment to bringing to an end the habit of cruelty. It is so often referred to as culture by those who wish to torture animals for taste in the dog meat trade. Culture, in any great nation and, S.Korea is a great nation, has got to be defined within the process of education, enlightenment and compassion.
I hope, one day, before I depart from this great planet of ours, I see an end to this shocking business. Cheers to all. Peter (-:)"
Peter Egan with Amanda Leask amazing Miracle to see more about Miracle CLICK HERE
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World Dog Alliance
World Dog Alliance, an organization that promotes “clear legislation banning dog meat consumption
Caution: DO NOT underrate dog meat problems in South Korea. 5 millions dogs were killed for dog meat in South Korea annually! South Korea is a rich country and will hold a winter olympics game in 2018. However, the SK gov hides the dog meat issue and even tells lie.
PETITION IS NOW CLOSED.....
Urge the South Korean Government to end the brutal dog meat trade
In South Korea, an estimated 5 million dogs are slaughtered every year for their meat. During the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the South Korean government hid all the dog meat restaurants from the sight of international media to avoid criticism, yet the dog meat industry is still thriving today.
Without any investigation, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) authorised South Korea to hold the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. 30 years have passed but the situation remains the same, if not worse.
Our government should speak out and urge the IOC and South Korean government to respond to the dog meat issue and make the dog meat trade illegal.
The World Dog Alliance have produced an important documentary in response to the brutal trade across Asia.
Eating Happiness (Official Trailer)
Debate on South Korea and the dog meat trade - Monday 12 September, 4.30pm, Westminster Hall.
The debate, led by Oliver Dowden MP, a member of the Petitions Committee, is on the motion “That this House has considered e-petition 120702 relating to South Korea and the dog meat trade.”
Why is this petition being debated?
What will the petition debate achieve?
22 July 2016 - READ FULL ARTICLE
Contact your MP and tell them why this debate is important to you - CLICK HERE
Attend the Westminster Hall debate - CLICK HERE
Watch Parliament TV: Debate on South Korea and the dog meat trade
Dog Meat (South Korea) CLICK HERE to for the transcript of this meeting.
This guy "Oliver Dowden" and many other members of parliament did us proud voicing in our behalf the concerns on this emotive subject .
Please CLICK on the picture below (so you are brought to his page) and post a message of thanks in the comments.
"Was proud to lead a debate in Parliament today opposing the Dog Meat Trade in South Korea, which has been raised with me by many constituents.
The British Embassy in Seoul has raised the issue of cruelty towards animals on numerous occasions with the South Korean authorities and explained that the UK public and parliamentarians would like to see Korean regulation that would bring the practice to an end. We will continue to seek further opportunities to raise the issue, in particular as we approach the Winter Olympics in 2018, and will monitor developments in the practice in the Republic of Korea.
We believe that it is necessary to work with governments around the world to build agreement on animal welfare standards and to phase out cruel and inhumane farming and trapping practices.
We welcome the work that non-governmental organisations, such as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Change for Animals Foundation and the Humane Society International undertake with authorities of other countries to improve standards of animal welfare.
Parliament debated the ongoing consumption of dog meat on 5 November 2015. The debate covered three main themes: the treatment of animals, the health risks associated with eating dog meat; and the UK’s role in reducing the trade and tackling animal welfare issues. As we noted at that debate, while we cannot intervene directly in the protection of wildlife abroad, we will continue to raise our concerns on specific animal welfare issues with the relevant authorities.
In a number of countries, including the Republic of Korea, the sale and consumption of dog meat is legal. In the absence of international norms, laws or agreements governing the trade and consumption of cat and dog meat, the United Kingdom has no legal grounds to intervene or take trade measures against those countries where consumption of this meat is regarded as normal practice.
The practice of eating dog soup (posintang) during Boknal (three days throughout the summer) in the Republic of Korea is declining rapidly as attitudes change and the vast majority of Koreans eat samgaetang instead (chicken and ginseng soup). The trend is such that dogmeat eating is likely to die out of its own accord, though that day could still be some years off.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Call for action UK Residents! - Contact your MP
If you would like to help end the dog meat trade please take a few minutes to contact your MP to make sure they attend the debate on Monday 12 September, 4.30pm, Westminster Hall to discuss the South Korean dog meat trade - CLICK HERE
SAMPLE LETTER ONE
The South Korean dog meat trade keeps millions of dogs in inhumane, filthy conditions and tortures and kills them for food. The Korean government is, even now, reviewing laws to deal with this trade and I think that with some international discussions, these laws will be enacted swifter and with more force.
There will be a vigil in Old Palace Yard from 2-5 on the day to support this debate. It would be appreciated if would go and speak to them and show your support. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the trade and the vigil.
Name:________________ (YOUR NAME)
SAMPLE LETTER ONE
I urge you to attend the debate happening in Parliament on Monday, September 12th at 4.30pm which will be discussing the dog meat trade in South Korea. We ask our government to speak out and persuade the South Korean government to respond to the dog meat issue and make the dog meat trade illegal. This would support the majority of Korean citizens opinions on this matter and help to make Korea a more viable option for tourism and trade.
South Korea is the world’s 14th largest economy, yet 2.5 millions of dogs are slaughtered each year and eaten as “health food”.
Dogs are imprisoned in cramped, rusty, raised cages all their lives with no protection from extreme elements, they have no access to water, exercise, companionship or medical care, and they never feel the ground beneath their feet. Their eardrums are often burst to prevent them from barking and they are pumped full of antibiotics as it’s the only way to keep them alive and free from disease because of the terrible conditions they live in.
Most horrifically due to a traditional belief that high adrenaline levels will produce tender meat and increase the supposed health benefits, dogs who are killed may be intentionally subjected to extreme fear and suffering are killed via bludgeoning, hanging, electrocution, boiled or burnt alive. At the open-air markets, dogs are often electrocuted and their necks are broken all in plain sight to passers-by including children and the other dogs.
The Korean government is, even now, reviewing laws to deal with this trade and I think that with some international discussions, these laws will be enacted swifter and with more force.
Please watch this none graphic video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxL8x2aEK-I
Please be a voice for the animals on the 12th September and attend this debate to show your support.
SAMPLE LETTER THREE
I would greatly appreciate ypur attendance at the debate happening in Parliament on Monday, September 12th at 4.30pm discussing the dog meat trade in South Korea. We ask you as our representative to our government to urge them to speak out to persuade the South Korean government to respond to the dog meat issue and make the dog meat trade with its horrific torture of dogs illegal in support of the opinions of the majority of Korean citizens on this matter and help to make Korea a more viable option for the encouragement of tourism and trade and the discouragement of boycotts because of this awful activity.
The South Korean dog meat trade encourages the keeping of millions of dogs in inhumane, filthy conditions without adequate basic needs and conducting horrendous tortures upon them before their death for food. The Korean government is reviewing laws dealing with this trade and with some International discussions and plea for compassion, these laws can be enacted more swiftly to end this cruelty.
Name:________________ (YOUR NAME)