Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Watch this short clip from a Korean
TV program called "Let's solve with logic!" which aired in August 2012 that
examined the myths surrounding the dog meat. The myths that dog meat is good
for health is examined on this clip using the ancient medical journals
written in the 16th and 17th centuries and the traditional Korean medicine.
You can activate the English caption by clicking the "CC" menu button
located on the bottom right of the video player. You can also watch the
Interactive Transcript by clicking on the menu button.
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It's time to write to the S.
Korean President, Myung-Bak Lee:
Dear President Myung-Bak Lee,
I am extremely upset about the
torture and consumption of companion animals in South Korea.
though Korea has established an Animal Protection Law for companion animals,
dogs are still beaten, hung, electrocuted, and treated brutally by farmers
and slaughters. Also, dogs and cats are still being beaten and boiled alive
for so-called elixirs, which do not have medical properties except in the
minds of ignorant and gullible customers.
These practices have no
place in the modern world. Other Asian countries have banned the eating of
dog meat and the cruel industry that goes with it, such as Taiwan and the
Philippines. Why does Korea persist in lagging behind these countries and
other civilized societies?
It's the responsibility of the Korean
government to once and for all end the cruel dog meat and cat medicine
industries in Korea. It is time to dismiss the childish myths and propaganda
surrounding these industries and their vile products. It is time to leave
behind backward and unnecessary traditions.
And it is time for Korea
to start taking animal welfare seriously and showing that it really does
have a compassionate and ethical society. That means it is time for the
Korean government to start better educating the public about the importance
of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning pets, and about treating
animals in a proper manner.
Until these things are done, Korea's
reputation in the international community will continue to suffer. Its
citizens will continue to face shame and embarrassment. And Korea will
continue to be regarded as 'third world,' despite its modernization and
attempts at globalized thinking.
From now on, I will boycott Korean
products, and I will not support Korean companies or visit Korea until the
abuse of cats and dogs has finally ended.