International day of protest for S. Korean Dogs and Cats
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From: Linda Furness [mailto:linda.furness1@...]
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 6:13 AM
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From: Kristie Phelps <mailto:kristie@...>
To: Kristie Phelps <mailto:kristie@...>
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 7:04 PM
Subject: International day of protest for S. Korean Dogs and Cats
In an effort to shine a spotlight on the illegal trade in dog and cat
products thriving in South Korea, IDA is joining Animal Freedom Korea
and others for an international day of protest. On July 15, 2005, the
first of Korea's Bok days, activists worldwide will speak up for Korean
dogs and cats. Bok days are the hottest days of the year and the time of
year when the most dogs are consumed. Why? Because there is a belief
that eating the flesh of dogs who do not sweat will cool the consumer's
Although technically dog and cat consumption is illegal in South Korea,
the Government ignores offenders and has actually made moves to inspect
dog meat for sanitation, in effect making it legal. By doing so, the
Korean Government is approving the torture and killing of millions of
dogs and cats. The Government's stamp of approval is outrageous when
noting that the majority of Koreans do not consume dogs or cats or
approve of consumption of such cruel products.
If the Government genuinely wants to eradicate the potentially harmful
effects of dog meat to public health, it should enforce its laws banning
dog meat; not legalize it.
Please organize a protest at the Korean Embassy or Consulate nearest you
on or around July 15! If you don't live in a city with an Embassy or
Consulate, you can be just as effective by organizing a demonstration in
a busy location with a lot of foot traffic.
<http://idausa.org/campaigns/korea/int_day.html> Click here for a list
If your city is not on the list and you can organize a protest, please
write to koreandogs@... and we'll add your information to the
protest page and send you posters and leaflets.
Also click here <http://idausa.org/campaigns/korea/koreando.html> to
learn about more ways you can help make this campaign as effective as
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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