In South Korea, dogs are routinely ...
- Wrenched from steaming,
squalid crates where they’re packed like sardines to sell in the marketplace
- Strung up by their necks as other imprisoned dogs watch in terror, then
- Ruthlessly beaten as they
dangle helplessly, urinating and defecating on themselves in an agonizing spiral
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The entire sickening process
can take an hour or more. Only
then is “man’s best friend” deemed ready for the dinner plate. He’s blowtorched, then butchered for
barbecue, the evening’s meal.
And cats? They’re boiled alive in pressure cookers
to make an “elixir” (death juice!) called goyangi
soju. It’s believed to cure
rheumatism and neuralgia.
As many as TWO MILLION cats and dogs are slaughtered for the meat trade every year in South Korea.
Yes, it makes you angry. That’s why your donation to IDA is
urgently needed now. Because incredibly – finally –
there are glimmers of hope.
Only thanks to your support has
IDA been able to campaign in South
Korea all these years. Things are beginning to
change. To end this practice we still
have much work to do ...
At the front lines is one of IDA's partners on the ground in South Korea, an organization called Coexistence for Animal
Rights on Earth (CARE). They’ve been remarkably effective:
- They received a tip about a dog meat
“farm” in the remote Gyeonggi
Province. CARE activists visited the facility. What they found was appalling. Dogs were
living in ramshackle cages. Some had
injuries. All sat in piles of feces.
- At the risk of arrest and personal injury, they
rescued the dogs and brought them to CARE’s shelter to be treated, cleaned, and
loved for the first time.
- CARE filed a civil complaint against the
facility and the owner agreed to demolish the buildings and not obtain any more
dogs – a HUGE win for the dogs of South Korea!
- With IDA’s assistance, CARE is gearing up for
lawsuits against dog meat shops in Gyeonggi
- Grassroots protests against
the dog meat trade are now held every Sunday in South Korea.
CARE learned of a Goyang City government shelter selling rescued dogs and
cats to meat traders. They investigated, gathered evidence and exposed the
shelter to the media.
The heartless shelter employees
who were trafficking in cruelty? FIRED! The illegal trade of animals in Goyang City
Without IDA's support of CARE that you make
possible, these recent victories for South Korea’s
dogs and cats couldn’t continue.
Here are just a few things that
your donation today will directly help fund ...
- $10,000 will help CARE purchase a rescue van that will traverse all of South Korea,
of additional dogs and cats will be rescued each year.
- Help IDA support work on a groundbreaking documentary that will expose the truth to South Koreans
about the deception behind the “dog-eating culture in South Korea.”
- Print thousands of
brochures, flyers and posters – to flood key government officials
with petitions, phone calls, letters, e-mails and faxes.
In addition to your
donation, there’s even more
you can do ...
Our fifth annual International Day of
Action is set for August 16, 2011.
Events have been
held in numerous countries – including South Korea – on five different
continents. In the U.S., IDA has had a
presence at every single South Korean Embassy and Consulate. Your donation will
fund the groundwork for the 2011 International Day of Action, which promises to
be the biggest yet.
Thank you for your commitment to end the suffering of our animal friends. Whatever you are able
to donate today will be put to immediate and cost-effective use to
end the torture and killing of dogs and cats in South Korea – and help animals wherever they are in desperate need.
May the kindness you show today
return to you in a hundred wonderful ways.
For the animals,
M. Katz, DVM
President and Founder
In Defense of Animals