PETITION

TO PRESIDENT OF SOUTH KOREA ASKING TO MAKE AN ANIMAL COP

PETITION CLOSED - TIME EXPIRED: MAY 5, 2021

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I am a videographer where I visit locations on-site about illegal dog farms and abused or abandoned dogs and cats. When I am at protest rallies against dog auctions and illegal dog farms, I always feel like there has to be a way to end this cruelty.

When a complaint of illegal activities is filed with the police and officials in the related city organizations of livestock, architecture, and the environment department, the official's answer is that they do not know much about animal laws, so they will find out and get back to us. We are actually the ones teaching them about the law when they visit the site in regards to the case. With this delay, we lose the opportunity to rescue and the lives of so many dogs are lost during that time.

The Animal Protection Act was initiated by Rep. Han Jung-ae and this would clearly prohibit the slaughter of dogs and cats, including sales and distribution of them as food. However, this Act has not yet been passed by the National Assembly. Most likely, it will take a long time to change the current animal laws which are interpreted in different ways depending on the situation.

When I speak to police officers, they mention that catching criminals and doing other tasks assigned to them are at more priority to them than animal cases. Animal related cases are at the bottom of their list. Therefore, what I came up with is the Animal police.

There will be an increasing number of cases about animal abuse, abandonment, illegal dog farms and auctions. To resolve these cases legally and efficiently, I feel that establishing an Animal police division in each city is needed. Many police officers that have worked with animal law also agree with my suggestion.

Once the COVID-19 situation is more under control, the anger and opinions that supporters of animal protection have been holding back will be immensely expressed. I ask for the establishment of an Animal police division so that dogs and cats are no longer suffering and dying because of the current animal laws. Please help make this happen by signing this petition. Every signature helps.