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South Korea-To prevent murder of another Gilyongee, please demand amendment to the Animal Protection Act! [

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  • April Kim
    To prevent murder of another Gilyongee, please demand amendment to the Animal Protection Act! [Call to Action by KAWA]
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 13, 2013

      To prevent murder of another Gilyongee, please demand amendment to the Animal Protection Act! [Call to Action by KAWA]

       
       
      Do you remember a recent case of a man in Cheongsong who secretly killed his neighbor’s pet dog, an 8 year old “Gilyongee”, made him into meat to eat, and hid it in his refrigerator?
        
      Read the previous report on this case: http://koreandogs.org/man-kills-neighbors-dog-to-eat/
       
      This case caused quite a stir among public when it became known through Korean Animal Welfare Association (KAWA)’s homepage.
       
      Many people were shocked by the fact that a dog was brutally killed by a neighbor who knows very well that this dog was a companion animal that was raised like a child by his owner for over 8 years.
      Police investigation of the case is in progress and as the fact that this perpetrator is currently raising 3 more dogs for purpose of eating is revealed during the process of media broadcast, shock and angry reaction among public is escalating.
       
      Photo: Dogs being raised by the perpetrator. In addition to these 2 dogs there is one more white balbari puppy.
      KAWA decided to rescue these 3 dogs that are doomed for brutal slaughter in the hands of this perpetrator if not rescued and has been trying to get in touch with the perpetrator but he has been avoiding our contact and has not been responding to our request to hand over the dogs.
      KAWA hopes that this perpetrator will give up the ownership of these 3 dogs and hand them over to KAWA as a gesture of repentance for his wrongdoing and to atone for his sin.
      As a result of strong demand by Gilyongee’s family and KAWA, the perpetrator was investigated for violation of animal protection law and destruction of property charge by the Cheongsong police and this case will soon be sent to the public prosecutor’s office for indictment.
      Through actively participating in the trial process KAWA will do all that is necessary for the perpetrator to receive a prison sentence for his act of animal cruelty.
      In the current animal protection law, abused animals is to be separated from the abuser for at least 3 days. However, this separation period is too short and after this period the law requires animals to be returned to the abuser, making this provision nominal in preventing animal cruelty.
      There is no restriction for people to own animals or hold an occupation working with animals even after being convicted and receiving prison sentence for animal cruelty causing concern that they will commit animal cruelty again.
      Hence, in the wake of this Gilyongee case, KAWA will do our best to raise awareness about the magnitude of animal cruelty problem in our society. KAWA is also in the process of discussion with the Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries committee members of the national assembly to enact new legislations through amendments to the Animal Protection Act in order to strengthen the rights of abused animals to take refuge away from the abuser, restrict the rights of convicted animal abuser from owning animals for a certain period of time as well as restrict their right to hold occupations that involves working with animals.
      In order for KAWA’s request for amendment to Animal Protection Act to be accepted, we desperately need your participation.
      Please demand from the Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries committee members of the national assembly who can initiate, evaluate and pass revised bills, to revise the Animal Protection Act to have a real effectiveness.
      Below is a list of names and email addresses for the 19 members of the Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Food, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries committee of the national assembly.
      Kyu-Seong Choi (최규성) cks2603@...
      Young-Rok Kim (김영록) queendie@... / camp8866@...
      Jae-Won Kim (김재원) 2020jwk@...
      Seong-Bum Shin (신성범) sbumshin@...
      Myung-Hee Yoon (윤명희) m567h@...
      Wan-Gu Lee (이완구) lee_wankoo@...
      Un-Rong Lee (이운룡) urlee2004@...
      In-Jae Lee (이인제) ij@...
      Yoon-Seok Jang (장윤석) yschang49@...
      Tae-Gyeong Ha (하태경) radiohaha@...
      Moon-Pyo Hong (홍문표) mphonglove@... / mphonglove@...
      Seung-Nam Kim (김승남) snk0411@...
      Woo-Nam Kim (김우남) wnkim@...
      Choon-Jin Kim (김춘진) kimcj@...
      Ki-Un Bae (배기운) najubaekw@...
      Ju-Hong Hwang (황주홍) pv21c@...
      Sun-Dong Kim (김선동) ksd519@...
      The cases of raising and killing dogs to eat will continue to occur all around us.
      It is difficult to report animal cruelty and killing that takes place secretly at homes behind door and even if someone were to witness it, report it to the authority and the perpetrator is convicted, continued cruelty cannot be stopped unless the Article 18 of current Animal Protection Act that allows the animal abusers to own animals is revised.
      The methods and types of animal abuse crimes are increasingly becoming more diverse and cruel.
      The most tragic fact of this case of neighbor killing and storing in refrigerator a dog, Gilyongee, that was raised as companion, is that even after this perpetrator is punished, he can own more dogs and repeat the same act anytime, the fact that there will be other Gilyongees to come.
      We need your help to get current Animal Protection Act amended to restrict ownership of animals by animal abusers so that it will work as an effective shield in preventing cruelty to animals.
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