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William Stoner
Fri, 3 Aug 2018 23:34 EDT
Travel to South Korea by Non-US Persons
Is a citizen from Gambia required to obtain a visa for travel to South Korea from the United States for one week as a tourist? If it is required, how would the visa be obtained in the United States? Please send any information to me at Thank you.
Rodolfo Gallardo
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:26 EDT
Dog Meat Trade
Dear Consulate Staff,

Can I have your attention please ?
Dogs are wonderful animals, and we humans must be grateful for al the help they give us.
They are used for helping disabled people, blind humans ,as companions for elderly people. There are drug detecting dogs , rescue dogs, they can even detect cancer in humans. But apart from being so useful, they are man's best friend !

And what are the South Korean people doing with these lovely animals ,dogs and cats also ? They are eating them !

But before being eaten, they have to suffer atrociously . They have to live in extremely small cages . And at the end of their miserable lives, they are tortured , skinned alive, cooked alive and/or their fur is burned off alive. It makes me cry.

I can feel that you must be ashamed that your people are committing such barbaric acts against animals.

Do not ignore it. Ignoring is even worse than doing it.

Mahatma Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated”

Sincerely, with much respect,
Young s Dailey
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:17 EDT
Whom May concern.
9/9/15 날짜로 미국에 온 언니가 공항에 잡혀있다 그 다음날 한국으로 쫓겨났어요 이유는 아픈동생 도와주러왔다가~~ 그런데 잡혀있는동안 너무 악날하게 범죄자 취급을 당하고 밤새 앏은 담요한장으로 벌벌떨며 밤새울다 돌아갔어요 그런데 돌려보내는건 좋지만 그렇게 범죄자취급하며 동물취급까지 당해야 한다는게 너무나 억울하고 화가치밀어 이렇게글을보냅니다 이렇게 죄없는 시민들이 이렇게 당하고 있다는걸 아시는지요 영어도못하고 밤새 공포에 떨다 결국은 추방을 당하는 우리 한국민들이 불쌍해서. 꼭 그렇게 까지 해야하는가? 대사관에서는 그렇게 당하는 한국민들을 위해 할수있는일이 없나요?단지 짧은 시간에 가족을 보러왔다가 그런취급을 당하는걸 아시는지? 낳은 대접을 시정드립니다 그곳엔 가수 바다씨공연에 오신 makeup artist 도 있었답니다 .
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:27 EDT
scott rasmussen
scott rasmussen, I think you should respect every nation and it's culture. The difference of you killing and eating cows, pig, chicken doesn't make sense to me. In my opinion, you just stay where you are because there maybe country where people eat human just like you.- Scott stew?
scott rasmussen
Sat, 9 Feb 2013 02:49 EST
dog meat market
I as an American,will not buy any Korean products due to your horrendous treatment of animals.You have that oriental kindness in god ,budda, or whatever,yet your country eats dogs and cats,not to mention,you have to abuse them before you eat them...I have a solution,why don't you just eat your own babys and help us all out.Hyundai,I think
james possi
Sat, 8 Sep 2012 12:36 EDT
Tiara jewelry companies
I am looking for korean jewelry companies that make tiaras. tiaras are diamond head pieces worn by women on their heads. i need several or all the companies that make these types of jewelry. please respond 414-325-1919,
Abraham Kim
Wed, 9 May 2012 10:00 EDT
Dear Sir/Ma'am,
Greeting to you. My son, Kim Hyongsup, entered into the U.S. when he was 6 month old. Now he is 21 year old. I think I filed the request of the loss of Krean Citisenship. He wants to visit Korea this summer. I want to check out his status whethe his korean citisenship was erased or not. Thanks.

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