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Tell the current Vietnamese Ministers of Health, Agriculture and Rural Development, and Industry and Trade to put a real stop to the illegal cat meat trade. Eating a cat is cruel, will not bring you luck or make you more agile, and could seriously harm your health.

The dog meat trade has come under scrutiny in recent years, but cats who are similarly abused haven't gotten as much attention. In this brutal yet thriving trade, cats are crammed into wire cages and transported into Vietnam, where cat meat is popular. Though many are strays, a large number are also beloved pets who have been stolen, still wearing their collars.

From there, the cruelty only gets worse. Groups of cats are transported in sacks, and because "tough" meat is desirable, cats are terrified and tortured prior to inhumane butchering. Some restaurants cram living cats into cages, so that consumers can pick which one to eat. Then they are boiled alive in hot water. One cat butcher boasted of killing 31 cats in one day for his restaurant. This is barbaric cruelty toward intelligent, sensitive, and innocent pets. [1]

The meat is sold as an expensive "delicacy" labeled "little tiger." Locals eat cat meat at the beginning of the month and year for good luck, or believing that it will bring strength and agility. [1] But the unregulated meat can be deadly, exposing people who eat it to diseases including toxoplasmosis, E. coli, and rabies.

In 1998, a ban on consuming cats in Vietnam was established by the prime minister to protect cats to make sure the rats did not get out of control. But it was ignored. Today, cat meat is popular. Many of the avid consumers are the very officials who are supposed to be enforcing the ban. [2]

Sign now and demand this gruesome meat trade be ended for good. Like dogs, cats are meant to be our friends - not dinner.

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To Vietnam's current Ministers of Health, Agriculture and Rural Development, and Industry and Trade:

The ban established in 1998 to ban cat meat from consumption needs to be enforced. It is inhumane to torture cats, butcher them, and eat them for "good luck."

Anyone who sells cats for meat or cat meat itself, or who consumes it - including police who should be enforcing the ban - needs to be prosecuted. This insidious cat meat trade is brutal, cruel, and illegal. Cats are not listed as livestock by Vietnam, and should not be sold for meat. It is dangerous to turn a blind eye to an unregulated meat trade in which contaminants can include potentially deadly diseases like toxoplasmosis, E. coli, and rabies.

These cats are being tortured and butchered. Some may be strays, but many are stolen pets. Thailand has sensibly and humanely banned all dog and cat meat, and we hope you will do the same. It is best for both animals and the people.

Your swift action is appreciated!


Petition Signatures

Aug 17, 2018 Elizabeth Coe
Aug 17, 2018 robert blue
Aug 17, 2018 Tobias Osti
Aug 17, 2018 Hem Ram
Aug 17, 2018 Glenn Showalter
Aug 17, 2018 Sandra Serrato
Aug 17, 2018 Gloria Bacina These people need to be educated about the stupidity of their customs about cat/dog eating. Educating the next generation will make it not acceptable to do it. The people who are now torturing cats & any animals need to be punished severely.
Aug 17, 2018 Celia Clarke People who torture and eat animals are the scum of the earth. They are psychotic SLIME!
Aug 17, 2018 josette ferralli
Aug 17, 2018 Phillippa Braithwaite
Aug 17, 2018 Annette Soucy
Aug 17, 2018 MaryGrace Maxwell
Aug 17, 2018 Gigi Galvez
Aug 17, 2018 Elisabeth Nyhagen
Aug 17, 2018 Patricia Gilmartin
Aug 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 17, 2018 Dominique Massenet
Aug 17, 2018 Debi Gray
Aug 17, 2018 Kim Fox Pets, companions, NOT FOOD
Aug 17, 2018 Tracy Cronje
Aug 17, 2018 taiska karp :(
Aug 17, 2018 Kateřina Albertová
Aug 17, 2018 Katerina Vailezoudi
Aug 17, 2018 Irina Ophalvens
Aug 17, 2018 Helen Morton Cameron Horrific,extreme cruelty towards cats in Vietnam.Internationally people are becoming aware of this evil.
Aug 17, 2018 Kelly Hale
Aug 17, 2018 Linda Ospalski
Aug 17, 2018 Toni Semple Please stop killing and eating cats!
Aug 17, 2018 Marie Therese Hyland
Aug 17, 2018 Michelle Austin
Aug 17, 2018 Irene Macdonald
Aug 17, 2018 Marie Edwards
Aug 17, 2018 lelja hocevar
Aug 17, 2018 Patricia Trainor A evil barbaric trade cruelty beyond descent human being comprehension sick evil cruelty SHAME AND DISCUST ON YOUR COUNTRY AND GOVERNMENTS FOR NOT BANNING STOPPING THIS EVIL 😡
Aug 17, 2018 Paula Jerome Please stop killing poor cats/ kittens!! They are pets not food!!So cruel and heartless!!
Aug 17, 2018 Vedran Abadzic
Aug 17, 2018 Chaitanya Pm
Aug 16, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Aug 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2018 Cindy Vines
Aug 16, 2018 Mary Schannach
Aug 16, 2018 DWAYNE KNIRK
Aug 16, 2018 Olga Nelson Cats are our companions. Please stop this abuse!!!
Aug 16, 2018 Michelyn Martirez
Aug 16, 2018 Julie Frandsen
Aug 16, 2018 parry donze it is 2018 and it is time the old superstitions are put to rest. Killing and eating cats WILL NOT bring anyone good luck...if anything, the opposite
Aug 16, 2018 Cecilia Brunberg
Aug 16, 2018 Kathleen Barnes Shame on you!!! In the 80's your people would go out at night with nets to capture cats to thieves. After we helped you come to America and supported do this to us. Cats & Dogs are family pets and should be treated as such.
Aug 16, 2018 Sandra Backelund
Aug 16, 2018 Shea Nace

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