Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fairfax County VA, friendship city with Icheon, S. Korea.

Twitter:  .@2000happy.@ggholic .@fairfaxcounty .@SharonBulova Plz Urge Friendship City, Icheon, Korea-Stop torture/eating dogs
Subject: Fairfax County VA, friendship city with Icheon, S. Korea
Dear Chairman Bulova,
Members of the Board of Supervisors,
We thank you for taking action by sharing our campaign and our concerns regarding the inhumane treatment of companion animals in the illegal dog and cat meat industry, to Mayor Chun-Hee Park, of your Sister City, Seoul Songpa, South Korea.
Fairfax County became friendship city also with Icheon, S. Korea, in 2013.
Dog-meat consumption is currently being practiced in that city as well, regardless of the fact that it is illegal under South Korean Law – but the laws are not enforced.
The dog and cat meat trades involve extreme and widespread animal cruelty, and the animals suffer unimaginable pain and distress, intentionally inflicted.
Again for your information:
They cannot speak for themselves which is why I am writing on their behalf.
I believe that your city wishes to be made aware of this ongoing issue, and not want to be affiliated with a city where illegal and immoral torture is being carried out on any animal, and particularly not on those that are loyal, trusting and sentient creatures, which look up to us humans as being their guardians.
These illegal trades are still being allowed to continue by Korean authorities – even though there is a large growing opposition from pet owners across South Korea, and throughout the world.
So, I am asking you to please speak with your counterparts in Icheon, especially  Mayor Byung-Don Cho, to urge them to enforce their own laws, not ignore them, and to show compassion towards their companion animals, and respect to their own citizens, by bringing these brutal trades finally to an end!
With the Winter Olympics coming up in 2018, this is the time to make change; this is the time to stop the illegal, inhumane and unnecessary cruelty.
I know that South Korea has many beautiful, admirable and noble practices and customs worth preserving, but this is not one of them.
Thank you for your time and understanding.
Please let me know how you feel about this so often concealed subject, thank you.


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