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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

Apr 30, 2016 Joyce Trivette
Apr 30, 2016 Leslie Marlin
Apr 30, 2016 Yuko Marquez
Apr 30, 2016 Jenny Adriaanse
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 30, 2016 Cheryl Carlson
Apr 30, 2016 Nadine vanbavinckhove Dat ze ander vlees eten .wie eet er nu verdikke honden .vind dat dit volk veel rare dingen eet
Apr 30, 2016 Lori Dendy
Apr 30, 2016 Rebecca Angelotti Please STOP this Dog's are not FOOD,
Apr 30, 2016 Debbie Cordin
Apr 30, 2016 dana neurohr STOP THAT ATROCITY!!!
Apr 30, 2016 Patrick Meyer
Apr 30, 2016 Dipl. Claudia Knichel
Apr 30, 2016 Melanie Gerstner Hunde sind KEINE DELIKATESSE,sie sind des Menschen bester freund und Freunde misshandelt,quält und tötet man nicht,sie verdienen Respekt, liebe und Zuwendung. Sie sind Familienmitglied und sollten als solche behandelt werden.
Apr 30, 2016 daniela-laura olteanu
Apr 30, 2016 Edith Hough Stop
Apr 30, 2016 Rebecca Daly
Apr 30, 2016 Maraloi Florin
Apr 30, 2016 briana bermudez
Apr 30, 2016 Hannelore Heil Ich will, das das aufhört !
Apr 29, 2016 MAUREEN WEITZEL Free these poor dogs.
Apr 29, 2016 Blanca Arevalo We are there voices. Please stop this.
Apr 29, 2016 Laura Calderon
Apr 29, 2016 Cristina Macedo
Apr 29, 2016 Amanda Colantoni I cannot get images of this unimaginable horror out of my mind. These people who who does this inhumane butchering has to stop. Dog meat must be banned. Dogs are loyal companions not food.
Apr 29, 2016 daniel kepler
Apr 29, 2016 (Name not displayed) Savages!!! Who does this? Please stop! Something is missing in the hearts of a society that allows this horrific heartless practice to continue on such helpless domesticated companion animals!!!
Apr 29, 2016 Sharon Malki
Apr 29, 2016 Cathy Jorgensen
Apr 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 29, 2016 Pamela Dinger Dogs are the MOST loving and loyal animals to people. Please stop eating them.
Apr 29, 2016 (Name not displayed) Disgusting and inhumane. Please stop this now!!
Apr 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 29, 2016 Carol Ferras I really, really hope this helps this horrific trade.
Apr 29, 2016 casey connell
Apr 29, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please do somethig to stop this
Apr 29, 2016 Geraldine Hamblin This barbaric act has to stop!!! Dogs are like fAmily and should not have to be put such horrible deaths!
Apr 29, 2016 Jennifer Donnelly
Apr 29, 2016 Crystal Jones
Apr 29, 2016 Joanne Glowe
Apr 29, 2016 Dawn Jackson Stop it now
Apr 29, 2016 Paolo Pinzan
Apr 29, 2016 Paola Montagner
Apr 29, 2016 Beverly Anderson Please stop killing dogs for meat.
Apr 29, 2016 Pamela Volkman
Apr 29, 2016 (Name not displayed) Needs to stop
Apr 29, 2016 Ruby simino
Apr 29, 2016 Esther Arispe
Apr 29, 2016 KAREN Redmond
Apr 29, 2016 Tera Gardner

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