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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

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

Jul 16, 2018 philippe TURPIN
Jul 16, 2018 Marilyn standring
Jul 16, 2018 Laura Bruns
Jul 16, 2018 Katrina Carter
Jul 16, 2018 Leah Dennison
Jul 16, 2018 Diane Keller this is terrible it needs to stop immediately
Jul 16, 2018 Kimberly Stankiewicz
Jul 16, 2018 Judy Warren
Jul 16, 2018 Darlene Whote
Jul 16, 2018 Tracy Brazeale
Jul 16, 2018 Kristina Brown
Jul 16, 2018 Elena Shishova
Jul 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 16, 2018 Rose Johnson These cats need to be freed and not tortured and used as meat. These actions are cruel and inhuman! They need to stop!
Jul 16, 2018 (Name not displayed) What you are doing is terrible cruel and inhuman. The cats are sentient beings who can feel terrible pain and fear. Shame on you.
Jul 16, 2018 Angela Negri
Jul 16, 2018 noelle Starkey Treat cats with respect! If you can't take care of them bri g them to the United States where they are family members not food!
Jul 16, 2018 Patricia A Cook
Jul 16, 2018 Ruby Aders Anderson
Jul 16, 2018 cindi dillihay
Jul 16, 2018 Theresa Dalmau End this horrible meat trade!
Jul 16, 2018 laura lambert
Jul 16, 2018 Joanna Peiffer
Jul 16, 2018 Valerie Aaronson
Jul 16, 2018 Ashley Martinez
Jul 16, 2018 Scarlett Alderson This is horrible, it should stop now.
Jul 16, 2018 Chiara Canensi
Jul 16, 2018 Mirela Dibra
Jul 16, 2018 Connie James
Jul 16, 2018 Elizabeth Vilayvanh
Jul 16, 2018 Jamy Martin
Jul 16, 2018 Judy Cartwright
Jul 16, 2018 (Name not displayed) Not good to treat animals this way. Eat something else.
Jul 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 16, 2018 Christina Dodsworth
Jul 16, 2018 Gail Allen
Jul 16, 2018 Sara Smart
Jul 16, 2018 Lynn McVay
Jul 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 16, 2018 Gina Kline
Jul 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 16, 2018 Lisa Montgomery
Jul 16, 2018 Marie Smith
Jul 16, 2018 Amy Freeman
Jul 16, 2018 Jessica Ward Please ban cat meat from consumption for the health and safety and decency of all. Thank you!
Jul 16, 2018 Blanca Orozco-Peralta Please stop this cruelty to animals.
Jul 16, 2018 (Name not displayed) I'm a animal lover
Jul 16, 2018 Tara Tanner
Jul 16, 2018 Val Truxillo We must be better than this
Jul 16, 2018 Angela Fisher

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