On Friday, July 12, 2019, LCA and S. Korean sister organization Animal Liberation Wave (ALW) will protest Boknal—the three hottest days of the Korean summer when the consumption of dog meat soup rises to combat the extreme heat—in Seoul, S. Korea.
Currently, there is a legal contradiction that allows the dog meat industry to persist in S. Korea. Under the Animal Protection Act, dogs are legally recognized as "companion animals"; however, under the country's Livestock Industry Act, they are categorized as "livestock". Since Korean law considers dogs to be both companion animals and livestock, the current legal loophole exists.
In June 2018, S. Korean Member of Parliament Pyo Chang-won proposed an amendment to the Animal Protection Act to prohibit the killing of dogs and cats for meat. The bill is now stalled in the Agriculture, Food, Rural Affairs, Oceans & Fisheries Committee—and we need your help to get it passed!
Help LCA and ALW end the brutal dog meat trade!
1. Sign the petition demanding the Agriculture, Food, Rural Affairs, Oceans & Fisheries Committee to pass MP Chang-Won's proposed amendment to the Animal Protection Act! Click here to sign the petition.
2. Send a letter to the S. Korean consulate (as well as the Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Indonesian consulates as these countries also have a dog meat trade) and urge them to support a ban on the dog meat trade.
Honorable Consul General Kim Wan-joong of the Republic of Korea, Korean Consulate in Los Angeles: 3243 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Honorable Consul General Zhang Ping of the People's Republic of China, Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles: 443 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Honorable Consul General of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Vietnamese Consulate in San Francisco: 1700 California Street, Suite 430, San Francisco, CA 94109
Honorable Ambassador of Cambodia, Royal Embassy of Cambodia: 4530 16th Street N.W., Washington D.C., 20011
Honorable Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia, Indonesian Consulate in Los Angeles: 3457 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010