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  • Alexandra Yurkiw
    Subject: KOREA - PLEASE RESPOND AND FORWARD ON Dogs on their way to slaughter (photo courtesy of Animal Freedom Korea) 2. Korean Government Seeks to Legalize
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 15, 2005
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      Subject: KOREA - PLEASE RESPOND AND FORWARD ON





      Dogs on their way to slaughter (photo courtesy of Animal Freedom Korea)
      2. Korean Government Seeks to Legalize Sale of Dog Meat
      IDA has learned from our colleagues at Animal Freedom Korea (AFK) that
      the Ministry of the Office for Government Policy Coordination in Korea
      plans to legalize the sale of dog meat by setting standards for hygienic
      slaughter and processing. The Ministry recently completed a report on
      "the hygienic control of dog meat," and is about to open an internal
      debate. Under current Korean law, dogs cannot be sold as food, but the
      law is not enforced. If the Ministry's plans for hygienic control
      succeed, it will effectively legalize the dog meat market.

      If the sanitary and environmental problems are so serious as to require
      government intervention, then the Korean Government must ban dog meat -
      not legalize it - in order to protect its citizens. AFK participated in
      the policy discussion for the hygienic control of dog meat and strongly
      opposed the measure. The group is actively working to block all efforts
      to legalize dog meat in Korea.
      The sale of dog meat can only be legalized if the scheme is approved by
      the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), which is responsible for
      the hygienic control of livestock. However, the MAF has already stated
      that it is impossible to hygienically control dog meat. In addition, the
      people of Korea must support legalization for it to take effect. The
      fact is, very few Koreans eat dog meat and most wish to see it banned.
      Despite this, the Ministry of the Office for Government Policy
      Coordination continues to seek legalization.


      Please write polite letters to Korean Government officials and let them
      know that for the health of their people and for the millions of dogs
      who are already suffering unimaginable cruelties, they must not legalize
      the sale of dog meat. To contact these officials or automatically send
      them a pre-written email, click here:
      <http://ga0.org/campaign/koreandogs> http://ga0.org/campaign/koreandogs.

      For more information, please visit
      <http://www.animalkorea.org/bbs/view.php?id=meat&no=2> AFK's web site or
      e-mail <mailto:animal@...> animal@....







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