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Old July 5th, 2003, 04:39 PM
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Unhappy World Demonstration Day

JULY 16, 2003
Contact: Kyenan Kum, iaka@koreananimals.org, (510) 271-6795

Bok Days are the hottest days of the year in Korea. They are also the days in which the greatest number of dogs are consumed. Some Koreans believe that eating dog-meat stew will alleviate the summer heat, in addition to increasing a manís sexual prowess. While this season spans 30 days, only three days are designated Bok Days; this year they fall on July 16th, (the beginning of the season) July 26th, and August 15th.

We need as many people to support these demonstrations against dog-eating as we can get! Each year over 2.6 million dogs and hundreds of thousands of cats are tortured and killed for human consumption. Korean dog eaters believe that the more a dog suffers, the more tender and sexually potent the meat. Koreaís 1991 Animal Protection Law makes it illegal to harm or abuse dogs, cats and all other animals, and yet the Korean government does nothing to stop these atrocities. With our show of international force, we will lobby the Korean government for stronger, enforceable animal protection laws that will protect companion animals from being eaten.

If you are curious about how our demonstrations operate, please see www.koreananimals.org/update.htm for examples. You can also download flyers for the demonstrations from the same page.

Please join us on July 16th for our annual Bok Days protests! All demos start at noon, unless otherwise noted. Contact IAKA or the organizer in your area for more information:

ARGENTINA (Buenos Aries): Ana Maria, anima@anima.org.ar
(location T.B.A.)

AUSTRALIA (Sydney): Alma, offthemenu@hotmail.com
(at the Korean Consulate)

ENGLAND (London): Steve & Deb Wilkinson, iakauk.mid@ntlworld.com, +01782-256-983
(at 60 Buckingham Gate)

ITALY (Rome): Ilaria Ferri, intotheblue@inwind.it, +390-62323-2569
(at the Korean Embassy or Korean Air HQ)

KOREA (Daegu): Sunnan Kum, kaps0127@hanafos.com,

(location T.B.A.)

NETHERLANDS (The Hague): Aad Hoogesteger, ahoogesteger@chello.nl, +0181-62-4422
(at the Korean Embassy)

PUERTO RICO: Maria Boigues mboigues54@hotmail.com
(location T.B.A.)


(New York): Greg Horak, lonecanislupus@yahoo.com (516) 933-7466
(at the Korean Cultural Center)

(Florida): Diana Morton morton_diana@hotmail.com

(Hawaii): Cathy Goeggel selkie@hawaii.rr.com
(at the Korean Consulate, 7:00 a.m.)

San Diego (USA), Las Vegas (USA) and New Zealand are also possible locations.

As always, please contact IAKA with any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, or concerns:



Thank you and lets make some noise for the cats and dogs of Korea!
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