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The dog meat trade in Vietnam is horrific, illegal, and inhumane - and must be stopped.

Dogs are stolen from loving families and off the streets in Thailand. These poor dogs are then thrown into overcrowded crates, which are stacked and illegally transported by truck and by boat into other countries; particularly Vietnam, where dog meat has become a sought-after delicacy.

Poor treatment, dehydration, and starvation lead to rampant injury, disease, and death among the dogs during transport. Rabies, cholera, E. Coli, and distemper are all spread by this brutal trade, threatening animal and human populations. On arrival, surviving dogs are met with an inhumane death, their bodies sold to markets and restaurants for profit.

Three steps must be taken by the Vietnamese government to stop this trade. First, make the import of dogs for meat a punishable crime. Second, enforce the ban. Third, enact a media campaign against eating dog meat. The meat is being marketed as an expensive delicacy with health benefits. This awful myth must be publicly discredited to stem demand and protect public health, or the black market trade will continue.

Sign now. Help us stop the dog meat trade.

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Ms. Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến, Minister, Ministry of Health of Vietnam

We are outraged to learn of the illegal trade in and inhumane, unsanitary treatment of dogs as a meat commodity in your country.

The dogs that are being sold for consumption undergo a horrific process. It begins with theft. Many of these dogs are pets, stolen from families that love them; others are illegally gathered from the streets in neighboring countries. These dogs are then thrown into overcrowded crates, often a dozen or more in each one. The crates are stacked and loaded onto large trucks to be transported illegally across borders.

The dogs in the crates are left to suffer from dehydration, starvation, injury, and disease during the course of their journey. When they arrive in poor condition, many are already dead, and communicable diseases like rabies, cholera, E. Coli, and distemper are rampant - and can easily spread into local animal and human populations. Nonetheless, their bodies are of such value as meat that decaying bodies are treated to hide the decay, barbecued, and sold to an unsuspecting populace. The living dogs suffer just as much, meeting an inhumane death at the hands of inexpert workers and being sold under unsanitary conditions to those who will cook it up for profit.

You cannot stop this trade through laws on paper alone. You need to put three steps into practice:

  1. Make the illegal import of dogs a punishable crime.
  2. Enforce the ban consistently and quickly.
  3. You need to start a widespread media campaign against eating dog meat.

You see, dog meat is being marketed as a delicacy with health benefits. It costs more than pork, and is in high demand in meat markets and restaurants. Your media campaign should portray the dog meat trade for what it really is: cruel, illegal, and a real danger to the public.

Take these three actions, and maybe we'll see the end of this underground, unsanitary, and inhumane practice.

Petition Signatures

Nov 26, 2015 Julie Vandelanotte
Nov 26, 2015 Jackie Brown
Nov 26, 2015 Cassandra Hanrahan I am sickened by the mental psyche of people who can do this.
Nov 26, 2015 maria reboutsika
Nov 26, 2015 Michaela Gutbrunner
Nov 26, 2015 Silvija Tomic Husnjak
Nov 26, 2015 catherine MORIN
Nov 26, 2015 ronald kindermann
Nov 26, 2015 Kim Koenck
Nov 26, 2015 Petra Albrecht
Nov 26, 2015 Robin Allison
Nov 26, 2015 Diane Aliperti
Nov 26, 2015 Armenia Emanuele Im so shocked ...... 😭😭😭😭
Nov 26, 2015 Jasmine Roshard
Nov 26, 2015 eleonore roesner Dogs also have the right to live. How about eating humans.
Nov 26, 2015 Alexandra Knocks
Nov 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) ThisMonster should be cookded alive
Nov 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2015 Jasmin Wellbrock
Nov 26, 2015 claudia pilo alvarenga
Nov 26, 2015 Aneliya Beaton
Nov 26, 2015 Bianca Heiden
Nov 26, 2015 lau ha
Nov 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2015 Tania Gavrikova
Nov 26, 2015 asma hrkt
Nov 26, 2015 melissa wilson
Nov 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2015 Lisa Eastman When I see bad things happen to China I feel Nothing for them... This is why:|
Nov 26, 2015 Marina Koch Deutschland
Nov 26, 2015 Florian Atlas
Nov 26, 2015 Martina Grosse
Nov 26, 2015 Funda Onal
Nov 26, 2015 Agnieszka Pier
Nov 26, 2015 Sylvia Körting Stopp the kill of the dogs!!!! MURDERER!
Nov 26, 2015 Jemma Stretch
Nov 26, 2015 lysa nicolle guertler Kill the people who are doing this to animals. Starved the people , neglect the people , hang the people left for die
Nov 26, 2015 Viktorija Trpceska
Nov 26, 2015 sabine ottinger-kremer
Nov 26, 2015 Gloria Wellington
Nov 26, 2015 Eric Noort My stomach just turned around. This is inhumane.
Nov 26, 2015 quynh ho
Nov 26, 2015 Christelle Hanscotte
Nov 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2015 nanditha a
Nov 26, 2015 sarah Goddard
Nov 26, 2015 Paulynn Leong
Nov 26, 2015 Maggie Mak
Nov 26, 2015 Sushil Gopal singh

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