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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

May 21, 2018 Susan Kurcz-Easom
May 21, 2018 Bebe Wunderlich
May 21, 2018 Sherryl Simdon
May 21, 2018 Jenna Wallace
May 21, 2018 Heather Brake STOP. NOW.
May 21, 2018 Bodil Rosenqvist
May 21, 2018 Hans Ohlsson
May 21, 2018 Doris Uppgård
May 21, 2018 Johannes Sandgren
May 21, 2018 Marilyn Mick
May 21, 2018 June Perera Please stop the killing and cruelty on these domestic animals NOW!
May 21, 2018 Dalyah Almudalal
May 21, 2018 maria trotta I hope u choke and go to hell cause karma is a bitch
May 21, 2018 christine powell
May 21, 2018 Michelle Todisco
May 21, 2018 jean pierre merot
May 21, 2018 Lauren Ball
May 21, 2018 Marsha Dryden Cat's are pets not food. Come on folks step into the twenty first century!
May 21, 2018 Stevie Silva
May 21, 2018 Gudy Terenzio Please stop that horror now!!!
May 21, 2018 bernedene sobreira
May 21, 2018 Linda Graham
May 21, 2018 Danielle Booth
May 21, 2018 Helen Vejar
May 21, 2018 Ruth Jacobson
May 21, 2018 Jo Anne Godwin
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please stop this gross event
May 21, 2018 Monica Coles
May 21, 2018 sarah weisberg
May 20, 2018 karen webb Please stop and end this cruelty. This is not how we want to think about Viet Nam and its people.
May 20, 2018 Lisa Bouchard
May 20, 2018 Amanda Taber
May 20, 2018 Anke Dam How can people eat cat meat. You don't get lucky to eat cats but to have and love cats as your friends.
May 20, 2018 M T
May 20, 2018 Barbra Feldbusch
May 20, 2018 Susan Rubin
May 20, 2018 Laura Bertram
May 20, 2018 Ella Mc Vay
May 20, 2018 Patricia Frederick
May 20, 2018 Cheryl Levy
May 20, 2018 L. Carfagno
May 20, 2018 Charlotte Albert Please STOP this cruel and inhumane treatment of our precious animals! They are GODS gentle and caring creations and deserve to be treated with care, love and RESPECT.
May 20, 2018 Shelly Hargrove
May 20, 2018 Vicky Wendler
May 20, 2018 Kristin Troncosa
May 20, 2018 Velvet Rodgers
May 20, 2018 Lisa Lombardi This is pure evil!!! It must stop!!!!
May 20, 2018 Marilyn Leon
May 20, 2018 Marsha Brink
May 20, 2018 ki paul

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