WDA launched online signatures, reaching 3.8 million readings, and obtained 100,000 British signatures. In the United Kingdom, it is stipulated that the right to sign jointly by more than 100,000 people must be entered into by Parliament.
The British Parliament accepted WDA's petition reaching 100,000 signatures, and passed a resolution after four hours of debate, confirming the decision that the UK will negotiate with the South Korean government diplomatically to ban the use of dog meat.
In response, Seongnam Mayor Lee Jae-myung announced that he had reached an agreement with the representative chamber of commerce in the Moran Market, the largest dog meat market in Korea, not to slaughter dogs on 12 December 2016.
WDA held an International Forum on Banning Dog Meat in Seoul to promote South Korean congressmen to submit a motion on banning dog meat to the National Assembly. South Korean Congressman Pyo Cangwon gave a speech.
Congressman Pyo submitted to the congress to amend the Animal Protection Act, prohibiting the slaughter of dogs and cats for food, and received joint support from 200,000 people at the Blue House.
WDA and the South Korean animal protection organization CARE held a dog meat ban conference in the Seoul City Hall. South Korean President Moon Jae-in's pet dog Tori participated in the day's event, which attracted more than 30 mainstream Korean media interviews on the spot, which caused a huge response. Peng Waiming, the representative of WDA, met with the eldest daughter of the South Korean President and handed in a petition letter for fasting dogs and cats. She forwarded the letter to President Moon Jae-in.
Animal welfare groups welcome the amendment introduced on 15th to exclude dogs from the definition of “livestock” in South Korea. This amendment to “Livestock Product
South Korea President’s Daughter Firmly Supports “Explicit Legislation Banning Dog Meat Consumption”
On International Women’s Day, this piece of great news is released in South Korea. Women love dogs, president’s daughter loves dogs, salute to all female dog lovers!
World Dog Alliance, along with multiple Congressmen of South Korea, participated, gave speeches and showed support to CARE’s conference in the South Korea National Assembly,
Huge step forward on banning the dog meat trade, shut down of Moran market in South Korea – The hand in the shadow
The Daily Mirror and Independence has reported on South Korea’s biggest dog meat market, Moran, with an estimated sale of 80,000 animals per year,