Video Gallery: Cruelty Uncovered At Korean ‘Monkey School’

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“This is just disgusting & so very cruel! Using animals for entertainment should be banned all over the world; seeing this just breaks my heart. Please watch the videos below; then sign the petition!”

Updated: 14 February 2014

An investigation by ADI into a Korean “attraction” that forces monkeys to perform in degrading shows has revealed shocking conditions behind the scenes.
At the Monkey School, which is located in Gamgyori in South Korea, ADI found:

  • Monkeys kept in squalid and barren conditions, including mothers and their young babies
  • Traumatized animals exhibiting abnormal behaviour, such as constantly spinning around and biting themselves
  • Some monkeys isolated in tiny cages, others crammed together
  • Animals hit during training and dragged along the floor
  • Disgraceful contempt for a monkey as it tries to escape with its hands tied behind its back, falling onto its face, as workers laugh at its predicament and terror

These disturbing findings highlight a life of extreme neglect and cruelty for these intelligent and sensitive animals – an all too common occurrence for performing animals which ADI has revealed time and again, suffer terribly behind the scenes.

On seeing the footage, Sharon Shaw, Director of Lakeview Monkey Sanctuary in the UK said: “All aspects of life for primates at Monkey School are appalling, from the inadequate and atrocious housing conditions, the physical and psychological torture, to the lack of empathy and respect shown by the staff. The poor animals who are unlucky enough to live there endure a barbaric, unnatural life.”

During the public shows, monkeys are made to wear clothes, ride around on a motorbike, do handstands, jump through hoops and respond to commands as directed.

It is shameful that these intelligent, social and emotional primates are terrorized and forced to undertake such degrading tricks – especially in light of modern understanding of primates and their use of tools, language and self-awareness – abilities which, at one time, were considered to be unique to humans. This also sends the worst possible message to children about respect for the other intelligent species that share our planet and how we should treat, and protect, animals.

The terrible suffering of the animals at Monkey School – and establishments like them – must stop.

ADI is working with our campaign partner Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) to encourage the Government and people of Korea to reject the cruel and unnecessary use of animals in entertainment.

We are supporting new legislation, the ‘Zoo Act’, proposed by Congresswoman Chang which, if passed, would ban animal performances and set minimum welfare standards and inspections for places that exhibit captive animals.

Highlighting the need for the legislation, Congresswoman Hanna Chang: “As seen in the ADI footage, it is hard to imagine the pain that monkeys have to go through for humans every day. This clearly shows that it is now time to have regulations to monitor the welfare of animals in captivity in Korea.”

Congresswoman Chang’s proposal has strong support from animal protection organizations. ADI and KARA have joined over 80 national and international groups in sending a joint letter to the Government stating support for the draft law.

It is time to end the exploitation of, and brutality towards, animals used for entertainment.

Help us campaign to end animal shows in Korea, and around the world.

Take action! 

  • Sign our petition calling on the Environmental Committee of the Korean Government to support the Zoo Act
  • Make a donation to help fund our investigations and campaigns to help animals in entertainment around the world (make a £ donation here)

How do you get a monkey to walk like us?
What you don’t see when you visit an animal show. This little monkey is abused and derided during a training session to teach him to walk like a human.

How do you get a monkey to walk like us?

An investigation by ADI into the Korean Monkey School – which forces monkeys to perform in degrading shows – revealed shocking conditions behind the scenes and cruelty to the animals during training. This video shows the suffering you don’t see when you visit an animal show. 

Find out more and how you can get involved athttp://bit.ly/1c5IMbi.

Animals in entertainment. It’s no fun for the animals. 

Animal Defenders International
http://www.ad-international.org

That’s entertainment
The hidden cruelty that performing animals are subjected to. To provide a show for the public, these monkeys are subjected to a life of extreme neglect and cruelty.

Animal Suffering at Korean Monkey School

Animals in entertainment. It’s no fun for the animals. 
Animal Defenders International
http://www.ad-international.org

Harmless fun? You decide.
It may look like fun to the audience, but monkeys are exposed to shocking conditions behind the scenes and terrible abuse during training.

Harmless fun? You decide.

Find out more and how you can get involved athttp://bit.ly/1c5IMbi.

Animals in entertainment. It’s no fun for the animals. 

Animal Defenders International
http://www.ad-international.org

News Link:http://www.ad-international.org/animals_in_entertainment/go.php?id=3517&ssi=10

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WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: Burning Dog Sparks Public Outcry In South Korea

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“I know what I would like to do to the f-ing bastards that set the dog alight…the most horrifying fact is; it could well have been children! It has & will continue to happen until changes are made & animal abuse is seen as a serious crime; which merits serious punishment!!”

“I know for a fact there are people or kids out there, that know who did this; along with the thousands of others keeping schtum about similar animal abuse cases. Children are only interested in the here & now…they either don’t want to, or are bullied into not wanting to grass their mates up! They have no idea, nor can they relate to the repercussion, that first “act of animal abuse” can lead to.”

” I think kids should be taught about the “The link between animal abuse & serial killers etc” within the school environment. When problems escalate from children abusing animals etc.; then it’s children that need to know why animal abuse, of any kind is wrong & what the ramifications of committing such a crime…can lead to!” 

A South Korean animal rights group offered a $2,800 dollar reward to catch those responsible for setting a dog on fire in an incident that triggered a public outcry.

CCTV footage of the dog running through a car park while engulfed in flames was shown on national TV news channels and prompted angry discussions on social network sites.

The dog ran into a garage and triggered a fire which gutted the structure in Yongin, a city south of Seoul, on Sunday.

The group Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth offered a three million won ($2,813) reward for information leading to the arrest of those behind the incident.

Whatever they tried to do, whether to kill, eat or abuse the dog, this cannot be tolerated for any reason,” the group said.

Dog meat is a traditional delicacy in South Korea, but growing numbers of Koreans oppose the practice and consider it an international embarrassment.

News Link:http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2013/01/23/burning-dog-sparks-public-outcry-in-south-korea

The video contains very graphic content, viewer discretion is strongly advised.

This page was translated

‘Happened …’ Burned to the car repair shop caught fire jumped

Published on 22 Jan 2013

Auto body shop a few days ago (20 days) in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, a fire did occur. Somehow the cause of the fire was this dog. JTBC affiliate reporter Kim, Youn – Tae Central Daily reported.

There is a petitions on Causes.com for people to join & sign, regards this dog & other dogs that are treated in such heinous crimes…this has to stop!…Please sign & join the cause below”

PETITION: South Korea! Stop Burning Dogs Alive!

Some of the text from the Cause:-

However, this is not an isolated case in South Korea.  Dogs are burned alive in South Korea everyday. 

“Dogs are killed with high-voltage electrocution, which takes anywhere from thirty seconds to three minutes, hanged, and even beaten to death at the request of customers who believe the meat more tender and tastier the greater the suffering (one of the most pernicious of myths), and that the so-called medicinal properties are enhanced. 

They are most often killed within sight of their cage mates. They are then thrown into a tub of boiling water, often still alive, and then into a rotating drum for the removal of their fur, and finally blow torched.  At Moran Market, South Korea’s largest open air-market for dog meat, dog carcasses are on display next to the cages of live dogs.

 Cats are often bludgeoned and thrown into boiling water while still alive.”  Frightening and horrific cruelty to man’s best friends is endemic and systematic in South Korean society.

These unprecedented cruelty towards animals can no longer be tolerated and it is our moral duty to urge South Korean government to respect and enforce not just its own but the Global Animal Protection Laws.

 Each year 2 million dogs and thousands of cats are brutally killed and eaten.  These helpless animals are forced to endure unspeakable suffering,  deprivation and torture from birth to death.  Abandoned pets end up as meat as well.

 We oppose this on ethical, health, environmental and moral grounds.  It is unconscionable for the South Korean Government to ignore the huge growing shock and outcry on social media sites all over the world.

Please join the cause & sign here:- http://www.causes.com/actions/1726754?recruiter_id=184529148&reposter=809297&utm_campaign=activity_invitation_mailer%2Factivity_invitation&utm_medium=email&utm_source=causes

Related:- http://www.skdogcatcampaign.org/

Relatedhttp://koreandogs.org/

Related:-http://www.careanimalrights.org/

Help Stop The Consumption Of Dogs & Cats In Asia

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“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages” ~ Thomas A. Edison

WARNING THE FOLLOWING VIDEO IS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC, VIEWER DISCRETION, STRONGLY ADVISED

For Petitions, News, Statistics, Videos & How to help etc. visit PTROA:-

Stand By Animals In China And Thailand, Philippines, Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, VietNam:http://www.ptroa.co.il/petition/index.php

“If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” ~Albert Einstein

Frequently asked questions about the law &  dog eating in Korea – By Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA):- http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=111

What you can do & how you can help:-

  • Boycott
  • Petitions
  • Wright to South Korean Government (Sample letters)
  • Write to South Korean Companies (Sample Letters)
  • Write, post comments, tweet to International Organisations  (Contact info, sample letter)
  • Ask News Media to report this issue (Links)
  • Boycott Winter Olympics (Petitions, sample letters)
  • Write to President Obama (Email addresses)
  • Donate
  • Participate
  • Write to your local News paper (Sample letter)
  • All the above at:-http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=107

Image & more information from:- http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=217

 Contacts For Protest – S. Korean Government
 Contacts For Protest – S. Korean Companies

Along with sample letters:-http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=3743

Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, A Dog Eating Nation!

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To the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Jacques Rogge and the President of the South Korean PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Mr. Yong-Sung Park,

Albert Schweitzer said…
“The thinking person must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition or surrounded by a halo…. We need a boundless ethic, which includes the animals also.”

“The $2 billion dollar-a-year South Korean dog and cat meat industry, which extinguishes the lives of approximately two and a half million dogs a year for meat or gaesoju, a dog wine or broth, and thousands of despised and doomed cats for so-called “health” tonics or goyangyeesoju, and soup, operates in a sordid and illicit world where farmers and butchers kill with frightening impunity in the most abominable fashion.”

In South Korea, dogs are deprived of everything that is natural to them. From birth to death, they are imprisoned in deplorable tiny excrement encrusted raised up wire cages, fed rotten garbage with no protection from scorching heat of summer and freezing cold of winter with no water, medical care or human interaction. This is a hell on earth for these dogs and they have to endure the life of utter misery and agony just to meet their ghastly fate of being electrocuted, hanged, beaten, thrown into boiling water, burned sometimes alive,…

It is hard to believe that a nation such as South Korea which is one of the major economic power (13th largest) and boasts the highest education level in the world is still committing this type of barbaric and inhumane atrocity in this day and age. But for the millions of dogs and cats that are being slaughtered each year in South Korea’s markets, slaughterhouses, restaurants, dog farms and in private residences, it is a tragic reality and nightmare that they can’t escape from.

If South Korea wants to join the civilized nations and be respected not only as a nation of economic miracle but as a nation of conscience, they need to strengthen their animal protection law and ban the dog and cat consumption once and for all. This has been going on way too long and it’s time for their government to take a moral leadership for their citizens. Not only does this benefit the animals of South Korea but it will further their economic interest in the world because we will not stop speaking out against South Korea.

South Korea can host the most extravagant Olympic game in the history of the Olympics but as long as this treachery against the animals known to be our most loving and faithful companion continues, it will be tainted with heartless brutality and their country and its people will be subject of world’s condemnation.

We will boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and the South Korean businesses until the South Korean government stops neglecting their duty and illegalize the horrific cruelty of dog and cat consumption.

Please sign here:-http://www.change.org/petitions/boycott-pyeongchang-2018-winter-olympics-in-south-korea-a-dog-eating-nation

Also, I urge you to send a message to the Olympic Committee here: https://secure.registration.olympic.org/en/faq/ask-question

More Info: 
http://youtu.be/uKCdAGfGOsQ
http://youtu.be/LHn8IDRdprE
http://www.kaap.or.kr/s1.html?mode=read&idx=18425&search&kwd&page=1&page_list=1&db_name=s1
http://www.skdogcatcampaign.org/
http://www.olympic.org/pyeongchang-2018-winter-olympics
http://www.pyeongchang2018.org/language/eng/index.asp?hb_Manager_PK=VDENAA01&s=

Created By Rachel Howard Raleston, SC

 

South Korea to ban catching of dolphins for shows

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The country will designate Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins as protected mammals and ban catching them for use in shows.

PROTECTED: An upcoming bill will also designate sea turtles and sea horses as protected species

South Korea will ban the catching of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins for use in shows by designating them as protected mammals, the maritime affairs ministry said Tuesday.

 An upcoming bill will also designate sea turtles and sea horses as protected species, the ministry said.
Currently it is legal to catch dolphins and whales for a show or for research if authorities give prior approval. Otherwise, it is punishable by a jail term of up to two years or a fine of up to five million won ($4,300).
The revised law would authorize seizures only for research. It would raise penalties to up to three years’ imprisonment or a fine of up to 20 million won.
Dolphins are widely used for shows in South Korea, but Seoul’s main zoo agreed in March to suspend its popular show over claims by activists that one of the dolphins was captured illegally.
In April, a court on the southern holiday island of Jeju ordered the release into the ocean of five dolphins which had been captured without permission and used in a show.
Some experts say dolphin shows have educational value and released mammals may not be able to adapt to the open sea. But animal rights activists have called for a ban on dolphin shows and tough rules on seizures.

Korea: Distressing Videos Show ‘Puppy Strung Up’ Being Punched By Military Man

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“The following videos show disturbing scenes of a man dressed in Military uniform, punching & high kicking a puppy or small dog, which is ‘strung up’ like a punch bag. It doesn’t state whether the soldiers strung the dog up or found it like that!”

“However, it is known that certain people of a Korean culture, purposely beat dogs before they are eaten, so the abuser may well have found the puppy already strung up!  The videos are distressing, nobody wants to see a puppy being punched, much less tied up! But having read the account of what happened below, I was expecting much worse! What I find as upsetting, is not knowing what happened to the little dog…but I will do my utmost to find out!”

“The following has been translated from Korean, so is a little disjointed, but at no point in either video do you see the puppy turned into mincemeat or severely beaten to death! The following also mentions the news about dogs being dragged; I posted those story’s several weeks ago! Below are the links, for those who have recently joined my blog:-

https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/live-dog-tied-to-back-of-car-again-netizens-demand-law-change/

https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/s-korean-public-furious-over-animal-abuse-after-dog-dragged-to-death-by-car/

Along with Korea’s and thus koreaBANG’s ongoing Ladygate scandalsanimal abuse seems to be another unfortunate trend that seems to have captured netizen imagination. Previous articles have referred to two poor dogs attached to the backs of cars and dragged to some unpleasant ends.

This most recent animal-abuse has sent netizens into a frenzy trying to find out the identity of what seems to be a military man and his friend who string up a puppy and use the poor animal for some boxing practise.

Video of a man in a military uniform hung a puppy up like a sandbag before assaulting it have sparked public indignation amongst netizens.

The 17th Day Animal Protection Group has issued a statement for information for this man….

The released footage show a man in a military uniform a puppy up like sandbag before using his fists to beat the dog’s flank and abdomen.

The uniformed man who continued the beating used a tool to beat the dog into mincemeat before also stamping the dog with his military boots.

The terrified puppy soiled himself prompting the man to beat the dog with a broomstick and swearing. ‘You sh*tted you dirty dog.’

The voice of an amused cameraman can also be heard in the video. The footage ends with the man asking the hanging puppy ‘Isn’t this fun?

The individual who supplies the information to the video discovered the footage on a Cyworld Mini Homepage when surfing with ‘Pato-tagi’. ‘Pato-tagi’ is a function that allows users to visit others’ Mini Homepage randomly. The original post made in 2009 has been deleted.

It’s said that an indictment has been filled out on the case and referred to the police.

Video & News Link:http://www.koreabang.com/2012/stories/controversial-military-sandbag-puppy-assault-video.html

Viewer discretion is advised 

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Please support Care – Coexistence Of Animal Rights On Earth

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Please support Care – Coexistence Of Animal Rights On Earth

 

English subtitles have been added. We hope you enjoy and understand we are doing everything we can to make a difference in the enforcement of Korea’s Animal Protection Law. On behalf of CARE and animals worldwide, we thank you for your support.

Please help us increase pressure on Korean authorities:
Sign a letter to Korea’s Director of Animal Welfare:
http://www.careanimalrights.org/you-young-ahn/
Sign the petition to properly enforce Korea’s Animal Protection Law:
http://www.careanimalrights.org/dog-dragged-to-death/

Care Web Page:- http://www.careanimalrights.org/

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