Target: Yongin Dongbu, South Korea Police Chief Seung-Ho Jeong
Goal: Investigate woman who allegedly sent two pet cats to her parents to be eaten.
A woman from Yongin, South Korea, labeled Ms. B in Korean media, allegedly transported her newly adopted cat and another cat she had kept for seven years to her parents’ home in the countryside, where they were both slaughtered and eaten. It seems clear that the owner had meant for these cats to be consumed by her parents since she allegedly did not send them with any essential supplies such as food, toys, or a litter box.
The adopted cat, named Jeannie, used to be a stray that suffered from a broken leg after being viciously beaten by an unknown perpetrator. Luckily, Jeannie was found by a kind woman called Ms. A, who routinely fed stray cats in her neighborhood. She rushed the injured cat to the nearest veterinarian and the surgeries on Jeannie’s broken leg were successful. Jeannie needed metal pins in her leg and almost a year of physical rehabilitation under the watchful, patient eye of Ms. A. Eventually, Ms. A met Ms. B, who claimed to be a cat lover and expressed her wish to adopt Jeannie. However, when Ms. A tried to contact Ms. B for an update on Jeannie, the answers she allegedly received were vague and conflicting, and Ms. B confessed that the cats were killed and eaten by her parents, who believed that cats were “good for [their] health.” There was no doubt that Jeannie was killed, since the parents mentioned seeing the metal pins in her leg.
Ms. A is distraught with the outcome; the rescuer has reached out for help from the Korean Organization for the Protection of Cats (KOPC) to ensure that the owner is punished for allegedly violating the terms of the adoption agreement. In turn, the KOPC is already taking action to find justice for the adopted cat. Ms. B has not expressed any sort of guilt or remorse for her alleged actions.
Please sign this petition to demand Yongin Dongbu Police Chief Seung-Ho Jeong to investigate Ms. B and hold her accountable for reportedly violating the terms of her adoption contract and allowing Jeannie to be slaughtered.
Dear Seung-Ho Jeong,
Jeannie, an adopted cat, and another household cat were both reportedly sent to their owner’s parents’ house in the countryside to be slaughtered and eaten. Before the adoption took place, Jeannie’s rescuer created a contract that the owner violated on multiple counts. The adopter/owner was required to notify the original guardian if the cat was lost or abandoned; failing to do so would subject the adopter to criminal and civil liability. The owner allegedly lied about Jeannie’s whereabouts. Also, the adopter/owner must not cause harm to the cat; the owner also failed this agreement, since she allegedly caused harm to Jeannie by shipping her off to be killed. And, in the case that the adopter/owner cannot care for the cat any longer, she must send the cat back to the original guardian.
Jeannie’s life was saved through the collective efforts of many people who strove to care for her during the times of her rehabilitation, but in the end, her life was still cut short by a callous woman. The current Animal Protection Act states that animal cruelty is punishable by a year in prison or a fine of $9,000 USD. This woman deserves to be punished. Do not let her get away with her alleged crimes.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: George Shuklin via Wikipedia