Continue To Tell the Korean Government to STOP Burying Animals Alive

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Originally Posted: 1 Feb 2011

Continue To Tell the Korean Government to STOP Burying Animals Alive

[Ed. Note: For more information, read Live Burials of Animals in Korea - Update.]

FROM Canadians for the Ethical Treatment of Food Animals (CETFA)

ACTION

As the South Korean economy is heavily dependent on international trade, the country is vulnerable to consumer boycotts. If we all make a commitment to stop purchasing products made by Korean companies such as Kia Motors, Hyundai, Samsung and LG, the Korean government may be forced to take international welfare concerns about its treatment of animals during disease outbreaks more seriously.

We are therefore asking you to boycott these products and send an email to Korean officials letting them know you are doing so.

Please write to:

  • Minister Mr. Yoo Jeongbok at the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, at: master@mifaff.go.kr (alternate emails: minister@maf.go.kr and afec@assembly.go.kr) and copy this email to:
  • Korean President Mr. Lee Myung-Bak: webmaster@president.go.kr (alternate email: foreign@president.go.kr)
  • Prime Minister Mr. Han Seung-Soo: webmaster@pmo.go.kr (alternate emails: M_opm@opm.go.kr and m-opm@opm.go.kr)
  • Ministry of Culture, Sports And Tourism Republic of Korea: help@mct.go.kr (alternate email: webmaster@www.mct.go.kr)

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

In a polite, brief email, please state your concerns and remind them that OIE Article 3.7.6.1.6, which Korea is required to follow, stipulates that:

“When animals are killed for disease control purposes, methods used should result in immediate death or immediate loss of consciousness lasting until death; when loss of consciousness is not immediate, induction of unconsciousness should be non-aversive and should not cause anxiety, pain, distress or suffering in the animals.”

Explain that you will not buy Korean goods, nor travel to South Korea, until you are assured by independent, third-parties that live burials of animals have ended and urge for an immediate stop to both the live burials of all animals (pigs, cows, chickens, etc.) and the use of succinyl choline.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!