Alley Cat Rescue has written about the horror of the dog and cat meat industry in South Korea on our blog and in our newsletters, and we are inviting all our members to support In Defense of Animals, a group whose mission is to end animal exploitation, cruelty, and abuse by protecting and advocating for the rights, welfare, and habitats of animals, as well as to raise their status beyond mere property, commodities, or things, in their International Day of Action for South Korean Dogs and Cats.
On August 7th, 2012, IDA is looking for help to raise awareness regarding the dog and cat meat industry in South Korea. From the IDA Website: "IDA would like to invite you to take action for the dogs and cats in South Korea, and to be a Compassionate Coordinator. The $2 billion dollar-a-year South Korean dog and cat meat industry slaughters approximately two and half million dogs and thousands of cats in the most horrific fashion for human consumption, because of the prevailing myth that the more an animal is tortured, the tastier and more tender the meat. Aside from the needless suffering, there is the very serious public health risk associated with eating dog and cat meat.
We need activists to organize outreach events to educate their communities about this industry of horror that is sanctioned by the South Korean government. You can hold a protest or leafleting in a public area to raise awareness, or have a table at a local venue or event to get the word out. IDA will provide you with the materials you will need to make your event a rousing success.
We would like to have a presence at the Korean Embassies and Consulates in the following cities. Please let us know if you would be willing to help coordinate an event:
You do not need to live in any of these cities to participate. If you are interested in helping spread the word about the Dogs and Cats of South Korea, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-540-1760. Your day of action could be any day around August 7th. Click here to register your event.
For more information about the South Korean Dog and Cat Campaign, please e-mail email@example.com or call 415-331-8659."
The dogs and cats of South Korea are counting on you!"
You can also read more from Alley Cat Rescue on the Korean cat meat trade on our website, http://www.saveacat.org/calltoaction.html