Tell the Korean Government to STOP Burying Animals Alive

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Originally Posted: 12 Jan 2011

Tell the Korean Government to STOP Burying Animals Alive

[Ed. Note: Also read Latest Statistics on Korean Animal Cull, January 2011.]

FROM  Animal Place Sanctuary

ACTION

Tell the Korean Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries AND the American Embassy to Korea to STOP burying animals alive!

Mr. Yoo Jeongbok
South Korea's Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Gwacheon Government Complex
1, Joongang-Dong
Gwacheon-Si
Gyeonggi-Do
South Korea
phone (02)500-1501-2
email

Kathleen Stephens
U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
U.S. Embassy Seoul
Unit #15550
APO AP 96205-5550
email

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

As of January 9, 2011 more than one million pigs, 103,000 cows, and 3,000 deer, sheep, and goats have been killed...90% buried alive.

Another disease outbreak of avian influenza has resulted in the live burial of 2.7 million birds.

That brings the total of animals killed to nearly four million farmed animals. Including birds, nearly 95% of these animals were buried alive.

The photos are nothing less than shocking and heartbreaking. Live pigs being dumped into freshly dug holes...buried alive.


Image from KARA - Korea Animal Rights Advocates

The South Korean government has responded to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease and avian influenza by requiring the mandatory culling of animals, whether they are affected or not.


Image from KARA - Korea Animal Rights Advocates

On the back of foot-and-mouth disease, which led to over half a million hoofed animals being killed by authorities, avian flu has struck Korea. Chicken farms in the south-west were found contaminated with the H5N1 virus.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!