Asunto: KARA Newsletter
Fecha: mi�rcoles, 2 de diciembre, 2009 21:29
This month has been pretty busy with
improvements being made to help us better protect animals
and with KARA's new manager tackling issues head on . . .
Memorial Service for Dumbi
Dumbi was the name of a miniature dog that died as a result
of a fall onto concrete at a Daegu subway station. A normal
dog, not weakened by unnatural breeding practices, would
have survived the fall.
The irony was that Dumbi died on the day she was being made
an honorary subway station attendant! KARA and others held a
memorial to draw attention to "manufactured" mini-pets and
to their exploitation in promotional events.
Read about the sad story of Dumbi
Dog Farm Near High School
in the Yongin region south of Seoul there is a dog farm
right next to a high school. Both teachers and students have
been complaining about it and the awful smells and cries
they have to put up with.
KARA went down to investigate and found appalling
conditions. Talks are in progress to shut the place down.
Read about this disgraceful situation
KARA Protests Moves by MBC to Televise Hunting Program
word came out that MBC, a television station in Seoul, was
planning to televise a program involving celebrities hunting
pigs, KARA and other animal welfare groups sprung into
A news conference was called on November 30 at the National
Assembly building, not far from the MBC station building, to
call attention to MBC's irresponsibility and its sick idea
Read about the events
Seoul Agricultural & Marine Products Corporation Bullies Pet
answered calls for help after learning that the Seoul
Agricultural & Marine Products Corporation, which runs Garak
Market, was telling shop owners to get rid of pets.
The tactics used involved fines and threats of business
closure. This seemed rather heavy handed for a small group
of shop owners whose pets accompany them to work.
Read about KARA's investigation
Anti-Dog Meat Petition Ongoing
At the time of writing, United Dogs' online petition against
Korea's dog meat industry is over the 308,000 mark. This is
a great achievement, but the ambitious aim of a million
signatures is still a long way off.
If you haven't signed already, head on over and
sign the petition
. If you need to, you can see different
language versions of the page using its top-right drop down
Please tell your friends!
This Issue's Net Highlights
Most people know that one thing you should avoid is veal
because it involves humans torturing the infants of other
animals. It's not just the confinement calves suffer, they
subjected to other cruelties and inhumane slaughter.
WARNING: it is graphic.
Author Ari Solomon thinks that it is only stupid people that
say animals are stupid. We agree with him. See why
only an idiot would call animals stupid.
Perhaps the answer to the problems of factory farming lies
in Peter Singer's suggestion to
introduce a meat tax. Though judging by the range of
ill-informed comments, it won't get a lot of support.
It seems like not a week goes by without another expose of
the horrors of factory farming. Here is yet another
investigation into the
nightmare of pork farming. If you don't like what you
see, don't eat pork.
What seems to make the terrible treatment of pigs even worse
is that yet another study has found that they are
really quite intelligent.