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International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs & Cats : Join our Online Demonstration Next Tuesday!

August 11th, 2011 by Christy Griffin

Please replace your profile pictures with the Virtual Demo "Sign"

Please replace your profile pictures with the Virtual Demo "Sign"

Tuesday, August 16th, is the International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs and Cats, when activists around the world speak out against the suffering and terrible fate of the two million dogs and cats killed every year in South Korea for consumption.

Mostly homeless dogs are strangled, beaten to death, or literally ripped apart. Others are bred on dog farms in deplorable conditions, crammed together in tiny cages, awaiting their gruesome deaths. Cats are subjected to their own torment by being bludgeoned and then boiled alive in “medicinal” stews.

This year, everyone can help the dogs and cats, no matter where you live, by participating in a virtual demonstration on Facebook and Twitter. It’s easy to do and a fantastic way to spread the word that it’s time to stop these indefensible atrocities perpetrated against the dogs and cats of S. Korea.

Please support South Korean animal-protection organizations in urging the South Korean government to strengthen its existing laws to illegalize the killing of companion animals and not openly sanction the illicit and shadowy world of the dog and cat industry.

Here’s how it works:

Facebook Instructions – Speak up for these Dogs & Cats in 2 easy steps!

1. Make sure you have your protest “Sign“. All you have to do is right click on the “South Korean Dog” image and choose “Save” to get this “sign”. Replace your profile photo to your “sign” and keep it up all week.

2. On Tuesday August 16th, post a link to this Action Alert that will allow you send an email to the Korean Government  letting them know that you are appalled and shocked to learn about the rampant cruelties inflicted upon animals that have been documented in South Korea’s live food markets. Then throughout the day encourage your friends to also send an email and join our efforts by changing their profile photo too!

Twitter Instructions:

1. Make sure you have your protest “sign“. All you have to do is right click on the “South Korean Dog” image and choose “Save” to get this “sign”. Replace your profile photo to your “sign” and keep it up all week.

2. On Tuesday August 16th, Tweet a link to this Action Alert that will allow you send an email to the Korean Government  letting them know that you are appalled and shocked to learn about the rampant cruelties inflicted upon animals that have been documented in South Korea’s live food markets. Then throughout the day tweet friendly reminders to encourage your friends to also tweet the link, send an email and join our efforts by changing their profile photo too! By including the following 3 Hastags (#) you can also encourage other animal activists outside your current followers to also join our efforts! Just paste one of 3 Hastags into your tweet – remember to not put spaces between the words and to include the #  :

  • #DogsandCatsMatter
  • #FriendsNOTFood
  • #HelpTheseDogsandCats

One of the best things about your Online demos is that you can run them all day – Rain or Shine! But remember Messages, Statuses and Tweets that include profanity or can be interpreted as “abusive” may result in your profile being reported and/or deleted by Twitter and Facebook. IDA is not reasonable for any Messages, Statuses or Tweets sent or action that results. Please also keep in mind that the advocates in South Korea helping these animals are also South Korean – so please avoid language or comments that could be interpreted as hateful or even racist towards all South Koreans and Asians.

To find out how you can animals year round – CLICK HERE to sign up at IDA’s Action Center!

24 Responses to “International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs & Cats : Join our Online Demonstration Next Tuesday!”

  1. August 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm, Ivana said:

    Hello
    First time I see horror to cats and dogs in Korea , china , Vietnam was 30 years ago in Austria TV .
    Did something change in 30 years ? NOT
    I am fully DISGUSTED BE part of human race .
    What about pigs , cows , ducks , animals in traps , all animals on Earth are horribly abused .
    Sick of this

  2. April 15, 2013 at 3:59 am, Amos Fida said:

    Ditto to Ginny re: posting the earlier letters for new subscribers. Alsocan you notify us who wrote the January letters?

  3. October 21, 2011 at 7:26 am, Peggy Klaus said:

    Thank you Robin and IDA for calling our attention to this despicable issue. It’s something we should all be frighteningly aware of.

  4. August 19, 2011 at 9:56 am, Darlene Stewart said:

    This subject is extremly overwhelming I am crying as I write this text. We as humans beings should not allow this hideous crime on our fellow animals to continue we need to contact the media so that more people can be aware of what is going in KOREA. I pray for the day people will be made aware that dogs and cats are not food! They are our pets; they look up to us to love them and take care of them not beat them to death and boil them alive! CRAZY THOSE PEOPLE ARE MONSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. August 16, 2011 at 12:43 pm, Laura Stehle said:

    The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.
    Mark Twain

  6. August 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm, Jewell Satterfield said:

    I find this behavior appalling and egregious. How dare they make animals suffer deaths they themselves would not want. If there is a Hell, they are headed there. I wonder how they will like that.

  7. August 16, 2011 at 9:44 am, Joan Ciccarone said:

    There is no reason for such cruelty….Dogs & cats are domestic animals…Why do they have to be tortured, beaten etc. The nation of South Korea should put a stop to this…educate their people that torturing animals does not make them better people…Are we really having the Olympics in this country…I know it’s far off but I for one will be talking about this to everyone. We need to keep the pressure on….In the meantime I keep thinking of all those poor dogs & cats crammed in their cages waiting to die a horrible death.

  8. August 16, 2011 at 9:35 am, Georgina Ramos said:

    STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY! WE HAVE NO RIGTHS TO DO THIS! DOGS AND CATS HAVE FEELINGS AND THEY ARE HERE TO MAKE OUR LIVES BETTER! THERE ARE MANY THINGS FROM HUMANS TO EAT!!!! I DONT KNOW IF WHAT KIND OF WORLD THOSE KOREAN PEOPLE ARE STILL LIVING AND HOW THEY WERE RAISED!!! WE NEED ANIMALS AS COMPANIONS NOT AS FOOD! THIS CRUELTY NEEDS TO STOP NOW!

  9. August 16, 2011 at 9:31 am, Dave Meuse said:

    The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.
    Mark Twain

  10. August 16, 2011 at 9:20 am, Don Heath said:

    It is time for us to be humane beings. Stop mistreating dogs and cats. Begin today.

  11. August 16, 2011 at 7:58 am, Amanda said:

    For fuck sake wake up an stop this cruelty

  12. August 16, 2011 at 7:41 am, Dominique said:

    Please put an immediate stop to this barbaric and medieval practice!! Dogs and cats are domestic animals….man’s companion throughout history….they are our very best friends. We need to protect them….NOT TORTURE AND EAT THEM!! This has to STOP NOW!!!

  13. August 16, 2011 at 6:54 am, Tanja Marcijan said:

    Nous devons agir maitenant! J,appele a gouvernemen de Coree du Sud pour cesser ces cruelites!

  14. August 16, 2011 at 2:47 am, Mary said:

    PLEASE PLEASE HAVE A HEART AND STOP THIS TORTURE OF OUR ANIMAL FRIENDS.

  15. August 15, 2011 at 5:43 pm, Monica said:

    Silent is not permit for those that can’t speak for themselves! -Monica Morris

  16. August 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm, Karen said:

    Stop with these cruel crimes against dogs and cats!

  17. August 12, 2011 at 1:44 am, Georgeta Predeanu said:

    Inuman!

  18. August 11, 2011 at 9:10 pm, seroussi betty said:

    stop stop stop la barbarie !!!!!

  19. August 11, 2011 at 2:33 pm, jackie said:

    So cruel. Those people are heartless:’(

  20. August 11, 2011 at 2:21 pm, sonia goncalves said:

    Stop with these cruel crimes against dogs and cats!
    Tey`re friends not enemies, they`re like us not food!
    They belong to the world as we are!
    They`re living beings as we are!
    They are my friendas and brothers!
    Save lifes don`t be a criminal and murder!
    They have the same rigths as we do on earth, deserves respect, dignity and love!
    They`re inoccent lifes as humans outhere in the whole world!
    PLEASE BE HUMAN TO OUR BROTHERS CAUSE THEY DON`T UNDERSTAND WHY DO PEOPLE HARM THEM WITH DEEP CRUELTY! WHY??? THER`S NO REASON!!!! THEY LOVE US!!!
    PROTECT THEM AS THEY PROTECT US!!!
    IF THE BAD HUMANS IN THE WORLD THAT DOES THIS KIND OF CRIMES TO THE ANIMALS WERE LIKE THE ANIMAL`S INOCCENCE AND FULL OF LOVE, THERE WILL BE NO WAR AND VIOLENCE AGAINST OTHER LIVING BEING ON EARTH! THERE WILL BE PEACE AND LOVE !
    ANIMALS ARE PURE OF HEART THAT`S WHAT THE HUMANS NEEDS TO BE A BETTER PLACE FOR ALL LIVING BEINGS FULL OF LOVE ON THIS EARTH!!
    DON`T KILL ANIMALS, CAUSE YOU DON`T HAVE THAT RIGTH, BE HUNAN ONCE IN YOUR LIFE!!! LOVE AND TREAT ANIMALS WELL CAUSE THEY`VE RIGTHS ALSO!! “I am not interested any religion whose principles do not improve nor shall take into account the conditions of animals” ABRAHAM LINCOLN “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory will swell when again touched as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature.” – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

    “Não me interessa nenhuma religião cujos princípios não melhoram nem tomam em consideração as condições dos animais” Abraham lincoln

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  21. August 11, 2011 at 2:14 pm, julia potter said:

    its got to end , its so so wrong , you must be able to see that ?

  22. August 11, 2011 at 2:03 pm, broos viviane said:

    this is appauling, these countrys should not be allowed to treat cats and dogs in this cruel babaric way, laws need to be changed, people need to be punished for their actions

  23. August 11, 2011 at 1:44 pm, Lisa Toscano said:

    I am equally outraged…..but…ask yourself this…
    Why is it so appaling to eat cats and dogs..when people consume every other animal. Foe example..in India….cows are sacred….so to them…were barbaric. This is why Im vegan…..because ANY living being has a right to life. Because we can catch it and kill it and ultimately contain it and force it into a misserable existance untill its slaughtered simply to keep fat America fat and dying. I wish people would look at the bigger picture. Extinguishing life for you fat gut is never right. God did not create every living creature on earth to be slaughtered for food. In this day and age..we have options. Every living creature wants to live…wants to raise their young….wants to live a full life. Why would they want anything different than we do? If slaughter houses had glass walls…everyone would be vegetarian.

  24. August 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm, julie lomax said:

    this is appauling, these countrys should not be allowed to treat cats and dogs in this cruel babaric way, laws need to be changed, people need to be punished for their actions