We respectfully state that we will BOYCOTT the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, until the South Korean Government agrees to end the brutal torture, beatings, killings and consumption of Dog meat and Cat soup in South Korea, by enforcing the law to stop dog meat and cat soup consumption in Korea and by closing down the dog/cat meat markets and closing down the dog meat restaurants. . If Korea wants the honour of being a successful Winter Olympics country, Korea must be held accountable for allowing Korean dog and cat meat markets to continue this unnecessary torture and abuse of domesticated animals. Since 1988 there has been a worldwide outcry condemning this barbaric and outdated abuse. Still, in 2013, Korea refuses to enforce the law and put an end to this torture and slaughter. The athletes and supporters of the International Winter Olympics cannot ignore this.
In S. Korea, dog meat industry is estimated at $2 billion that results in the annual slaughter of over 2.5 million dogs, served in upwards of 20,000 restaurants nationwide. That's about 7,000 dogs slaughtered every single day. It is estimated that over 100,000 tons of dog meat is consumed annually, including 93,600 tons used to produce 'health' tonics called "Gae Soju" which is prepared by boiling dogs with various herbs until it become a thick liquid. Cats are also made into these tonics which is called "Goyangyee Soju". This must end!