Anti-Dog Meat Protest
This July 17th at Gwanghwamun Plaza,
the strongest ever direct action will happen
to speak for the brutally slaughtered South Korean dogs.
Please, do come out
and be the voice for the voiceless!
The fact that a dog has become 'dog meat' means that the act of illegal slaughter has happened. Unless otherwise specified by other relevant laws (Sanitary Control of Livestock Product Act, Wildlife Protection and Management Act, Animal Experiment Act, etc.), the Animal Protection Act clearly labels and bans killing of animals as an act of 'abuse'. No laws currently govern dogs as 'food' in South Korea. Therefore, their deaths for meat are unjust and illegal.
However, from those who produce, sell, or consume dog meat, no one is ever punished. This is due to the South Korean government's ignorance of the issue. The number of farms that systematically breed and raise dogs for meat reaches up to three thousand, and a million dogs are killed each and every year for meat. The dog meat trade that raises, slaughters, distributes, and slaughters dogs - legally recognized as companion animal - has been persisting by either breaking or staying outside the country's legal system.
In 2018, the Year of Golden Dog, the government should come forward. Its long time, irresponsible excuse that there is no social consensus on the issue has already been proven wrong by the recent poll results announced by Last Chance for Animals(LCA) and ALW. Less then 2 out of 10 South Koreans eat dog meat, and those who are against the brutal practice reaches 46.6% of the whole population. This is more than twice higher than the percentage of those who agrees with the practice(18.5%).
In 2018, the Year of Golden Dogs,
they need us to speak for themselves.
On July 17th, the very first day of Bok Season,
right in front of the government building
we will stand with the deceased dogs
to demand the government's responsibility.
Please come join the move!
Together, we can make a big one.
[Time] 2018 July 17th(Tue) 12:30 ~ 4 pm
[Location] Gwanghwamun Plaza (in front of the Government Building)
1) Deceased animal protect in front of the Government Building
2) Funeral March to the Blue House
*** Campaign t-shirt will be provided.
*** Please wear black pants and shoes.