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EMAILS TO KOREAN OFFICIALS

 EMAIL TO THE OFFICIALS AT THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE IN PAJU CITY ASKING TO "SHUT DOWN DOG MEAT AUCTION HOUSE"

! WE NEED YOU !

We are fighting with these officials who are being very dismissive and not taking this seriously. This dog farm and auction house is operating illegally on the City’s land and it is imperative that they start enforcing the law and demanding not only closure of the establishment but also to assess steep fines. The dogs who are sold at this farm/auction house are immediately transported to slaughterhouses if not being slaughtered on-site. It’s inhumane and abhorrent in this day and age. The Korean nationals fighting against this need to know how many of us there are who are supporting them. Thank you so much for your help!

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SHUT DOWN HORRIFIC PAJU DOG MEAT AUCTION SELLING DOGS FOR SLAUGHTER

 

SAMPLE LETTER in English and Korean

 

You can copy both and paste them (just change the signature line to be your name):

EMAIL for Mr. Ahn, Mr. Hong and Mr. Yim:

 

📧 dia204@mnd.go.kr

Dear Paju City Officials of the Ministry of National Defense:

Presently, the dog meat farm and auction house in Paju City is illegally operating on land owned by the Property Management Department of the city - YOU. While I am grateful for the active enforcement you have offered thus far, I must now implore you to continue to enforce its closure by all legal means possible and block the road leading in and out so that no dog trader vehicles can enter OR leave.

The continuation of the dog meat trade has become a global concern and this is not contained solely within your city - millions are aware and are watching for you to do the right thing. Please enforce the law and recognize the importance of your actions for generations to come.

Respectfully,

친애하는 국방부 관계자분들께:

현재 파주시에 있는 개경매장은 국방부 소유의 땅을 무단점유 사용하고 있습니다. 국방부에서 지금까지 제안해 준 적극적인 집행에 감사합니다.

이제 가능한 모든 법적 수단을 통해 그것의 폐쇄를 지속적으로 시행해 나가며 개장수나 개도축장주인들의 차량이 진입할수 없도록 진입로를 차단시켜 주십시오. 우리가 원하는 건 오로지 이것 뿐입니다. 파주시에서 행정 처분을 준비하는 동안 도축장으로 향하는 개를 살리는 유일한 길입니다.

한국에서 개식용 내지 개고기 거래의 지속은 세계적인 관심거리가 되었고 무척 수치스러운 일이라 여깁니다. 국방부 북부시설단의 빠른 액션을 기대합니다.

존경합니다,

[NAME SURNAME]

[FROM.....]

 EMAIL TO Mr. YOO GOVERNOR OF

GANGHWA ISLAND "STOP EATING DOG MEAT !" 

WE NEED YOU !

This protest event has been organized to ask the Mayor of Ganghwa Island stop eating dog meat. The mayor has complained Miss Nami Kim about this protest outside his building. We need your support to show the Mayor that she isn't the only one asking him to stop dog meat!

1st MAIL TO SEND - TO MAYOR YOO

📧 rch51@naver.com

Text (or similar, important is to be polite):

"PLEASE DON'T EAT DOG MEAT! DOGS ARE FAMILY, MAN'S BEST FRIENDS AND COMPANIONS!

THEY HELP HUMANS, THE BLIND, THE ELDERLY, THE DISABLED! PLEASE DON'T EAT THEM!"

2nd MAIL TO HIS COLLABORATORS:

Director of Livestock Department:

📧greentree2@Korea.kr

Manager of Livestock department:

📧jangmeera@Korea.kr

Text (or similar, important is to be polite):

"Aren't you ashamed of your boss who loves eating dogs? Please ask your boss stop eating it!"

 

IF YOU PREFER, THERE IS ALSO THIS SAMPLE LETTER TO USE, TRANSLATED IN KOREAN

Dear Officials of Ganghwa Island:

As COVID19 causes chaos all over the world, you must know that it is incredibly important to not only regulate dog farming but to perhaps find alternative solutions to the consumption of dog meat in order to prevent the next global pandemic from taking root. Korea is no stranger to viruses caused by filthy, unsanitary farming conditions – most notably the African swine fever that broke out in Paju. Viruses such as this not only cause illness among human consumers but also gravely impact economic livelihoods. All phases of dog farming are indisputable breeding grounds for animal to human transmission of zoonotic diseases that put the entire world in jeopardy.

It’s not a matter of IF there be another plague, but WHEN. Together we can make Ganghwa Island a city to be recognized for positive contributions to society and help them become a leader in setting standards for others to follow. The rich soil of the region and its proximity to the Han River make Ganghwa a prime farming location for root vegetables that not only benefit human health but also help promote a sustainable job industry.

Please become part of the solution and pave the road for other cities to follow to help protect future generations from suffering similar grave health consequences.

Respectfully,

[NAME SURNAME]
[FROM.....]

강화도 공무원분들께:

코로나 19가 전 세계적으로 혼란을 야기하고 있습니다. 개 사육 규제와 개고기 섭취의 대안적인 해결책을 찾는 것은 향후 발생할 수 있는 세계적인 유행병이 뿌리를 내리는 것을 예방하기 위해 매우 중요하다는 것을 알아야 합니다. 한국은 불결하고 비위생적인 농경환경으로 인한 바이러스에 익숙하지 않습니다. 특히 파주에서 발생한 아프리카 돼지열병이 가장 두드러집니다. 이와 같은 바이러스는 인간 소비자에게 질병을 일으킬 뿐만 아니라 경제적 생계에 심각한 영향을 미칩니다. 모든 개 사육 단계는 전 세계를 위험에 빠뜨리는 전염병을 일으키며 이는 동물로부터 사람에게 옮겨집니다.

다른 유행병이 있을지가 중요한게 아니라 언제 또 다시 발생할지가 문제입니다. 우리는 강화도가 사회에 긍정적인 기여하여 사람들로부터 인정받을 도시로 만들고, 다른 사람들이 따를 수 있는 기준을 만들 수 있도록 돕고 싶습니다. 풍부한 토양을 가지고 있으며 한강과 인접한 강화는 인간의 건강에 도움이 될 뿐만 아니라 지속 가능한 일자리 산업 육성에 도움이 되는 뿌리 채소의 주요 농경지입니다.

해결책의 일부가 되어 다른 도시들이 따를 수 있는 길을 마련하고, 미래 세대가 이러한 심각한 건강상의 결과를 겪지 않도록 보호해 주시기 바랍니다.

감사합니다,

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CLOSE THE HELLISH DOG MEAT FARMS OF GANGHWA ISLAND COUNTY, S. KOREA