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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

Jun 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2016 Monique OBERLE
Jun 29, 2016 Andrea Pack
Jun 29, 2016 Revollat Joelle
Jun 29, 2016 nadege regazzoni
Jun 29, 2016 brunella ceriolo
Jun 29, 2016 Nicole Laborne Be human please stop this horrific process. Nobody needs to be so bad with animals.
Jun 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2016 Everaer Valérie
Jun 29, 2016 Toni-leigh Milner
Jun 29, 2016 jean marc dancoisne
Jun 28, 2016 Fabienne Gaillourdet
Jun 28, 2016 Claire McRae
Jun 28, 2016 Maria Dorsey
Jun 28, 2016 Ray Swiatkowski
Jun 28, 2016 Tejashree Chandwadkar Fuck the ass holes doing this fucking damn bullshit with animals.
Jun 27, 2016 Isabel Miguez
Jun 27, 2016 Claudine Esplandiu
Jun 27, 2016 Jennifer Mitchell
Jun 26, 2016 Dagmar L. Anders
Jun 26, 2016 Maria Basilico
Jun 26, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz
Jun 26, 2016 Kinga Kaczmarek
Jun 26, 2016 April Eversole
Jun 26, 2016 Andrea Mclean You have to stop this . A delicacy a dog is not , but man's best friend and family they most certainly are .
Jun 25, 2016 Parnia Parto
Jun 25, 2016 Jessica Martinson
Jun 24, 2016 susan-jillian smith
Jun 24, 2016 Cheryl Pendleton
Jun 23, 2016 cecelia locicero
Jun 23, 2016 irene miller
Jun 23, 2016 Divya Mehta
Jun 22, 2016 Jieun Bak
Jun 22, 2016 suzanne beer
Jun 22, 2016 Rosalilia Dorantes
Jun 22, 2016 kacie lewis
Jun 22, 2016 Charlotte Gressett
Jun 22, 2016 Kimberley Leal Carrizo
Jun 22, 2016 Annie Thorpe
Jun 21, 2016 Dorota JANIAK
Jun 21, 2016 Oleg Omelchenko
Jun 21, 2016 panella marieline ce n 'est pas des êtres humains mais des bourreaux sans nom !!! quelle honte
Jun 21, 2016 Andrei G. Stop this, we can't eat our best friend...
Jun 21, 2016 Ileana Broscareanu
Jun 21, 2016 Sabrina Lejeune
Jun 21, 2016 Forlini Patricia
Jun 21, 2016 Linda Babb
Jun 20, 2016 karine gilles C'est inacceptable au 20éme siècle!!!! Ou est l'évolution????
Jun 20, 2016 Irene & Bill Mauer

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