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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

May 1, 2016 Kimberly Quartarone Stop this cruel event
Apr 30, 2016 Peggy Baroukh
Apr 30, 2016 Dale Vornholt
Apr 30, 2016 sylvie barrault-princl
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please, please stop that cruelty, killing adorable animals they give their life for us a lot of people got back the happiness thanks to the dogs
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 30, 2016 Cindy Dean Please stop this horrific treatment of these innocent creatures of God.
Apr 30, 2016 Melba Salinas
Apr 30, 2016 Peggy Henderson
Apr 30, 2016 Casandra McCants Barbaric and completely 100% inhumane and has to stop. It's 2016.
Apr 30, 2016 Rena Katkus Sickening
Apr 30, 2016 Jonathan Dittman please put an end to this.
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please help this dogs
Apr 30, 2016 Anna Squyres STOP EATING DOGS.
Apr 30, 2016 Carla Turner
Apr 30, 2016 frank jamart
Apr 30, 2016 marcy battershell
Apr 30, 2016 Carla Hathaway Stop killing dogs it is abuse
Apr 30, 2016 Carrie Barrick
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed) Stop killing the most loyal 4 legged animal on this earth! Heartless piece of shits. Wish the tables were turn. Much rather see a human died than a helpless animal.
Apr 30, 2016 Pat Harris Stop the cruelty!! Stop the killing!!!
Apr 30, 2016 Henrot Karine J'ai honte de faire partie de la race humaine quand je vois ce que les hommes sont capables de faire aux animaux. Le non respect de toute forme de vie sur terre doit être puni.
Apr 30, 2016 Donna Janssen
Apr 30, 2016 Angela Palmer
Apr 30, 2016 Rizzi Diego
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 30, 2016 Robert Lippmann Stop this horrific practice!
Apr 30, 2016 Karen Lippmann Get this stopped!!!!
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 30, 2016 Jennifer Pawlak
Apr 30, 2016 Heidi Longani
Apr 30, 2016 joi foutch
Apr 30, 2016 Anne-Mari Gavin They ARE animal abusers and MUST be fed to the lions or crocodiles!!!!
Apr 30, 2016 Holly Kiese This needs to stop.
Apr 30, 2016 Raymonde Anderson Pls stop the killing of dogs. They are our friends and family, we do not eat dog meat. These animals suffer so much before the are being killed in horrific ways.
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 30, 2016 Michelle Totin
Apr 30, 2016 Cynthia Mullin
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed) A dog is mans best friend! Stop the meat trade in Vietnam immediately!!! Dogs are emotional and loving animals. Man eating dogs is an ultimate betrayal!!!
Apr 30, 2016 Pagot Danielle
Apr 30, 2016 Nancy Isaac
Apr 30, 2016 Debbie Payne
Apr 30, 2016 Jill Grossman
Apr 30, 2016 Sabine born

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