Coca Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonalds, Omega, Panasonic, P&G, Visa: Withdraw your sponsorship of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in S. Korea!

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To the Sponsors of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea:

Please withdraw your sponsorship of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea!

Bishop Desmond Tutu said, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

As sponsors of the Olympics, you have the power to influence the S. Korean government to end the horrific cruelty that is perpetrated against innocent dogs and cats of South Korea.

Two and a half million South Korean dogs are electrocuted, hanged, or beaten to death each year. They are killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because many South Koreans believe the insidious myth that the more an animal suffers, the tastier the meat and that the medical properties will be enhanced. Thousands of cats are also slaughtered for soups and so-called “health” tonics. They are thrown into boiling water while still alive.

The practice of eating dogs is not widely accepted in South Korea. It gained popularity after the South Korean War. The practice continues to thrive with the aid of greedy restaurateurs, meat dealers, and butchers.

Over the last decade, many in South Korea have embraced the notion of dogs and cats as animal companions. But we must take action to persuade the South Korean government to legalize a ban on dog and cat meat and forever stop this technically illegal, corrupt, and sordid industry.
It is appalling that dogs and cats should be kept in filthy crates, forced to watch their cage mates being tortured and slaughtered.

Eyewitnesses have reported dogs being literally torn apart while still alive, their tormentors saying that the more prolonged the torment of death, the better the taste. This attitude toward any living being is at best unforgivable.

Certain things are more important than money. Standing up for what is right is one. And when you show the world that you stand up for the justice and compassion, your business will grow that much more and most of all, you will gain the respect from the billions of people around the globe.
Thank you!

Respectfully,

Petition Link to sign:-https://www.change.org/petitions/coca-cola-acer-atos-dow-ge-mcdonalds-omega-panasonic-p-g-visa-withdraw-your-sponsorship-of-pyeongchang-2018-winter-olympics-in-s-korea?utm_campaign=friend_inviter_modal&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=6889923

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Bitless bridles are allowed says British Eventing

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“Brilliant, now all they need to do is allow bitless bridles in dressage & a lot more of us would be happy!”

British Eventing (BE) has amended its rule book to make it clear that bitless bridles are acceptable for showjumping and cross-country.

It follows an incident when competitor Mark Smith was wrongly banned from the showjumping because his horse was wearing a bitless bridle.

BE apologised. But on 20 July at Aston-le-Walls(2), Georgina Mckeown — who also competes in a bitless bridle — was told by a BE steward she could not go cross-country in the open novice.

She was eventually allowed to run and finished sixth on Del Piero.

Chris Farr of BE said: “The resultant rule change was appropriate, understandable and enforceable.

 “I can confirm it has been published on the website and sent to all BE officials.”

News Link:http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/competitionnews/391/313637.html?utm_source=cheetah&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=hhnewsletter060812

 

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

 

Olympic opening ceremony sparks ‘animal cruelty’ row

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JUST A day after Danny Boyle revealed details of the Olympic opening ceremony and the backlash has already begun, with an animal rights group slamming his plans to use sheep and other farmyard animals in the show.

Metro reported the concerns of vegetarian organisation Viva, which described Boyle’s vision as “wrong on so many levels”.

The group said: “Why would anyone think it was a good idea to subject farmed animals to the pandemonium of an Olympic opening ceremony? It smacks of the Roman gladiatorial arena. Many of those animals, especially the sheep, are likely to be terrified.”

Viva campaigns director Justin Kerswell also took Boyle to task over his depiction of the English countryside. He said most farm animals were intensively farmed and described the pastoral scenes as “about as believable as the set of Teletubbies“.

However, Metro reported that the RSPCA would be on hand throughout the rehearsals and the ceremony to look after the animals. Games organiser, Locog, told the paper: “The welfare of the animals in the opening ceremony is of the utmost importance.”

Boyle was also quick to defend his plans, telling The Independent, “[The animals will] be treated very well… Far better than the volunteers.”

The ceremony has also attracted criticism for its £27m budget, but today it was revealed that the Olympics will come in at under their £9.3bn budget. Government figures show that there is £476m left in the contingency fund that will now be returned to the Treasury.

But as the BBC reports the Games have not come cheap. “The £9.3bn budget, which included a £2bn contingency, was set in 2007 and was almost four times the estimated cost at the time London bid in 2005,” it says. The original budget did not cover VAT, security costs and regeneration plans for the area around the Olympic park. ·

Read more: http://www.theweek.co.uk/olympics/london-2012/47399/olympic-opening-ceremony-sparks-animal-cruelty-row#ixzz1xgIlDch9

Two horses die at Bramham horse trials

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Competition at the three-star Bramham International Horse Trials was marred by the deaths of two horses on cross-country day.

Clea Phillipps and Lead the Way, pictured at Burghley in 2011

Jagganath, ridden by Michael Jackson, and Lead the Way, ridden by Clea Phillipps, both fatally collapsed while taking part in the CCI3* at the in West Yorkshire event. Neither incident involved falls at jumps.

Jagganath finished the competition without penalty to be in eighth place, but collapsed after the finish. He was immediately attended by the emergency vets who were unable to save him. His accident happened at about 11.40am on Saturday morning.

Jagganath was a 10-year-old gelding by Jumbo, owned by Carole Mortimer. He had 150 British Eventing points.

Lead the Way died at fence 13, the Woodhead Seeds Hollow. He jumped fence 13 and then collapsed as he jumped the ‘A’ element of fence 14, still part of the Woodhead Seeds Hollow. He was immediately attended by the vets on course who were unable to save him. Clea Phillipps was uninjured. The accident occurred at about 2.40pm on Saturday afternoon.

Lead the Way was a 14-year-old gelding by Supreme Leader, owned by Clea and Vere Phillipps and Judy Barnard. He had 1231 BE points.

News Link:-http://horsetalk.co.nz/2012/06/10/two-horses-die-at-bramham-horse-trials/

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