SOURCE: Last Chance for Animals

Last Chance for Animals

November 23, 2016 16:07 ET

Animal Advocates Urge South Korea's Four Largest Corporations to Stand Against the Brutal Dog Meat Trade

Last Chance for Animals Asks Consumers to Help End Dog Meat Trade in South Korea

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - November 23, 2016) - International nonprofit animal advocacy group Last Chance for Animals (LCA) is intensifying its campaign to stop the South Korean dog meat trade. LCA President and Founder Chris DeRose is calling on Samsung, LG, Kia and Hyundai to release a written pledge condemning animal cruelty and supporting those working to stop dog meat trade in South Korea. Consumers are urged not to buy these companies' products until they have submitted this pledge.

South Korea's industrialized dog meat trade slaughters approximately 2.5 million dogs each year. The dogs are tortured in the belief that suffering makes the meat taste better -- they may be hung, electrocuted and cooked alive. Due to the government's longstanding apathy towards animal cruelty, South Korea has now become the only country in the world in which dogs are bred in huge factory farming facilities solely for their meat.

On the eve of the busiest shopping weekend of the year, LCA urges consumers to use the power of their wallets to influence change by not buying Samsung, LG, Kia and Hyundai products until the companies formally denounce this cruelty. Amplifying this message, LCA has produced a compelling video to motivate consumers to demand change.



"We respectfully ask these corporations to take a stand against cruelty. Every day, upwards of 5,500 dogs are beaten, electrocuted and brutally killed. We need the help of South Korea's largest corporations to stand with us in the name of humanity. And we need the help of consumers to pressure these corporations to make that happen," states LCA's President and Founder Chris DeRose.

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Last Chance for Animals (LCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigations, legislation, and public awareness campaigns. Since its formation in 1984, LCA has succeeded as one of the nation's pioneer animal advocacy organizations. Working internationally, LCA's Sam Simon Special Investigations Unit documents abuse in research labs, puppy mills, factory farms, and the entertainment industry, and works with prosecutors to enforce animal cruelty laws. LCA's educational and public outreach programs have empowered the public to make positive changes for the animals in their own communities.

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