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|International Day for Korean Dogs and Cats|
|Date||Friday July 15|
|Time||11:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
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On July 15, 2005, IDA and other animal protection groups will hold worldwide protests to coincide with the first of Korea's "Bok days," which literally means the hot, dog days of summer. South Korea's dog meat consumption increases during this time of year because some superstitiously believe they can keep cool by eating animals that do not sweat. Some Korean men - apparently insecure about their masculinity - even gather in groups to violently beat and hang dogs to death in hopes that consuming the tortured animals' flesh will make them more virile.
Although consumption of dogs and cats is technically illegal in South Korea, the Government doesn't enforce the law. In fact, they are trying to effectively legalize it by regulating dog meat sanitation, which amounts to endorsement of the torment and killing of millions of dogs and cats. The Government's stamp of approval is particularly indefensible given that the vast majority of Koreans find the consumption of dogs and cats disgusting, and are ashamed that the practice has not yet been banned in their country.
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, please join IDA for a protest against these atrocities:
What: International Day for Korean Dogs and Cats Protest
When: Friday, July 15, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Korean Consulate, 3500 Clay St. (near Laurel), San Francisco (click http://tinyurl.com/7qwg3 for directions)
For more information and to RSVP, contact Alicia Moore, the protest coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 388-9641, ext. 228.
Click http://www.idausa.org/campaigns.html for more information on IDA's Korean Dog and Cat campaign.