In Defense of Animals (IDA) calls for action from animal advocates and to join the Companions not Cuisine campaign. Christy Griffin, Special Projects Officer for In Defense of Animals, advised through a newsletter for people to print IDA's "Companion Not Cuisine" mini-poster , and take a photo of companion dogs or cats posing with it. The picture should be posted to social media outlets, and then emailed to IDA in order to have the picture posted on the IDA's Facebook page. This virtual demo will take place in the month of February because it is the Korean New Year on Feb 9, 2013.
According to IDA, the family is the center of attention during Korean New Year, and the international virtual demo is to ask that the celebration and respect be expanded to include dogs and cats, as well as those who are companion animals and those who are not. Through a designated site created by IDA about this campaign, people are informed that dogs and cats in South Korea are part of a business that kills two and a half million dogs and about 100,000 cats each year. The newsletter states the following:
Dogs are electrocuted, hanged, beaten to death, and frequently have their throats slashed. They are thrown into a tub of boiling water, then into a rotating drum for the removal of their fur, and finally blowtorched, often while still alive. Cats are bludgeoned, legs broken to prevent escape, thrown into boiling water, then skinned alive. The prevailing myth is that the more suffering endured during slaughter, the more tender the meat and more potent the so-called medicinal properties.
Montreal Animal Advocacy Examiner will be joining this event and encourages activists to be part of protesting through social media. On Facebook, Twitter and others, a posting concerning petitions calling for an end to the cruelty of dog and cat torture due to their meat and fur trade will be seen daily. If it is not possible for someone to join a public protest in their city, this is a way for people to manifest their discontent with this form of animal cruelty, exploitation and consumption. Canadians tend to forget that dog meat is perfectly legal to be eaten. People tend to forget the case of the restaurant in Alberta where the carcass of canines were found. The inspector said that any canine can be served just like any other meat as long as it is properly inspected. Capital Health Authority's, Nelson Fok, said that because many Canadians don't accept dog meat as food, the sale of the product may have been driven underground. Since 2003, there has been no movement asking the government to make the consumption of dogs illegal.
Canada is part of the misery of many dogs and cats that are eaten in other countries. Since Canada has no problem using the fur of dogs and cats and it is not illegal to have their fur in the country. All things are connected and therefore we cannot ignore the suffering of the South Korean dogs. They eat their meat and Canada welcomes their fur.
To learn more about the dog and cat meat trade in South Korea visit the website of IDA. They provide information on breeding farms, slaughterhouses, the Moran Market, and the laws of the country. Visit the FAQs page about the IDA South Korean Dog and Cat Campaign.
Visit the website of Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) to learn of their work towards ending the suffering of animals in their country. IDA and KARA work together to make this campaign successful worldwide.
To email your picture so it can be posted on IDA's Facebook page, please email it to Christy (email@example.com)
To Like IDA on Facebook click here
To see the pictures sent to IDA and the people and companion animals that joined the virtual demo click here
To Like Korea Animal Rights Advocates click here
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