Here we go again; Korea’s Animal Protection Law must be enforced…
A few months ago, the owner of the Devil Equus was not charged for animal abuse because the dog’s death was not intentional. Similarly, investigations into the Devil Visto case were closed and the owner was found not guilty of animal abuse because the dog showed no physical signs of injury. The rider of the Devil Cityback was charged only because the dog showed significant signs of abuse.
Not long after these incidents occurred, the Devil came back…this time driving a truck.
These terrible incidents continue to occur inKorea because of lack of law enforcement.
The Animal Protection Law declares it is illegal to transport animals in a cruel or inhumane way. Unfortunately, the Animal Protection Law is hardly enforced, especially when we fail to prove that these cruel acts were done intentionally. Without proof of intent, the government will not enforce the Animal Protection Law, even if the animal is severely injured or dead.
We believe the Animal Protect Law should be a powerful tool to punish those who transport animals inhumanely, regardless of whether an animal show sign of physical injuries or not. In addition, intent to injure should continue to be an important factor, but not the only factor. Negligence should also deserve strict punishment.
CARE intends to collect signatures from all over the world and try to strengthen the law regarding the transportation of animals.
Please, we need your signature to help make Korea a better place for animals.
Devil truck, June,30th
Witnesses tried warning the truck driver several times, but the driver kept on driving with a smile on his face. The dog was trying to keep up by running as fast as could and started foaming in the mouth. Naturally, the dog’s legs gave out. He was dragged by the truck and started to leave behind a trail of blood. Nevertheless, the driver keep driving. It is our guess that the dog was killed. CARE has pressed charges with the policy and are now talking with witnesses.
CARE has press charges with the police and we are currently caring for the dog at our shelter.
In 2008, this dog was tied to the back of a truck and suffered great injury to his paws.
The cruel and inhumane transporting of animals needs to stop.