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International day of protest for S. Korean Dogs and Cats

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  • Alexandra Yurkiw
    ... From: Linda Furness [mailto:linda.furness1@btopenworld.com] Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 6:13 AM To: Linda Furness Subject: Fw: International day of
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      -----Original Message-----
      From: Linda Furness [mailto:linda.furness1@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 6:13 AM
      To: Linda Furness
      Subject: Fw: International day of protest for S. Korean Dogs and Cats


      ----- Original Message -----
      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


      Dear Friend,
      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
      body.

      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
      of events.

      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
      possible.

      If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

      Sincerely,
      Kristie Phelps
      Program Coordinator



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