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Urge South Korea to End the Dog Meat Trade
South Korea is unique in being the only known country that breeds dogs intensively for consumption purposes. Innumerable dog meat farms across the nation breed an estimated 2.5 million dogs annually, confining them to small, desolate cages left outdoors. They suffer from chronic fear, boredom, hunger, and illness, often leading to self-inflicted wounds. Those who survive this terrible existence meet their end at the country's markets or slaughterhouses, where they face an even more brutal fate.
Contrary to popular belief, most South Koreans do not consume dog meat regularly. Like us, public sentiment is changing, with more individuals agreeing that dogs are our companions, not food, and that all dogs deserve equal compassion and protection against cruelty.
Humane Society International and our partners are determined to terminate the dog meat industry in South Korea by unveiling the prevalent cruelty, raising necessary public and political consciousness, and garnering support for a gradual phase-out. A critical move towards this goal entails the legal recognition of all dogs as companion animals that deserve protection from cruelty.
Please sign our petition to urge the South Korean government to legally classify all dogs and cats as companion animals, irrespective of their breed or birthplace, and to outlaw the slaughter of these animals for human consumption.
Please sign the petition.
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