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Recently, the Pennsylvania legislature failed to pass a law that would ban the raising and slaughtering of cats and dogs for meat. Comedian Stephen Colbert helped bring national attention to it, and now it's time to end it!
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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

The butchering of dogs for meat is not a problem solely found overseas. In the United States, 44 states allow dogs to be raised and sold for meat, with only Virginia, California, Hawaii, New York, Georgia, and Michigan having laws that prevent such practices, classifying the consumption of dog meat as animal cruelty. Recently, the Pennsylvania legislature failed to pass a law that would ban the raising and slaughtering of cats and dogs for meat.

Due to unclear and porous state laws, it is legal to sell and consume dog and cat meat, and also legal to raise them for that purpose. According to the Humane Society, puppy mills are raising dogs that are sold to butchers around the country as a delicacy. These dogs are raised under horrific conditions. The barbaric and cruel practice of eating household pets is denounced around the world, yet it still happens in our backyard.

This practice cannot continue! The federal government needs to step in and ban the practice of eating dog and cat meat and the slaughter of these innocent animals for consumption. Urge the FDA to put a stop to this practice by recognizing the raising and consumption of household pets as animal cruelty!

Tell the FDA stop the slaughter of these innocent animals!

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To the FDA Commissioner,

I am outraged that the slaughter of domestic animals such as dogs and cats for the meat trade is legal in nearly every state.

According to the Humane Society, the dogs and cats bred for consumption are often raised under horrific conditions in puppy mills. They are then sent to butchers to be slaughtered and sold to consumers. With no oversight from the USDA, the meat can often pose a health risk to the public as well. The majority of the Western world has outlawed the sale and consumption of dog meat, yet this barbaric practice is still very much alive in the United States.

Dog meat is being marketed as a delicacy in butcher shops and restaurants around the country, but you can help to protect our pets by ending this cruel, disgusting practice.

Help us protect pets from becoming food! Please recognize this terrible practice as the animal cruelty it is and ban the slaughter, sale, and consumption of cat and dog meat in the United States.


Petition Signatures

Aug 14, 2018 Lucy Kelly
Aug 14, 2018 Lourdes Acevedo
Aug 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2018 ANN TONEY I can't believe this is happening in this country.
Aug 14, 2018 Inge Ferdusch
Aug 13, 2018 Jill Homer
Aug 13, 2018 Victoria Bender
Aug 13, 2018 Carol Costello
Aug 13, 2018 Vilma McDonald
Aug 13, 2018 Patricia McCue
Aug 13, 2018 Carol Edgerton
Aug 13, 2018 Suzy Lowe
Aug 13, 2018 sylvia Vielma
Aug 13, 2018 Karen Beckner
Aug 13, 2018 Cheryl Biale
Aug 13, 2018 Lynne Burnell
Aug 13, 2018 janna murphy
Aug 13, 2018 Betty Lininger
Aug 13, 2018 Penny Duke
Aug 13, 2018 Deanna Reynolds For real.... I never knew the US allowed this. I’m ashamed and disgusted to say the least. When are we going to ban this completely.
Aug 10, 2018 Amber Solis
Aug 10, 2018 Kim Johnson
Aug 9, 2018 Melissa Cooley
Aug 9, 2018 catherine Doughty I wasn t aware that this terrible crime against animals existed in the USA for god sake these animals are saved from China and sent over to the USA how safe are they over there now this has got to stop it's barbaric and such a down right sick practice
Aug 9, 2018 Cindy Hanson
Aug 9, 2018 Sarah Hydes
Aug 8, 2018 Michael Crowden
Aug 8, 2018 Jill Homer
Aug 8, 2018 Mirela Dibra
Aug 8, 2018 marita hanse
Aug 8, 2018 Hans de Vos
Aug 8, 2018 Jona Bras
Aug 7, 2018 Angela Hall
Aug 6, 2018 Carla Miranda
Aug 5, 2018 Eve Lee
Aug 5, 2018 Rita Wolff
Aug 5, 2018 melody ragland Disgusting
Aug 4, 2018 Toni Stevens
Aug 3, 2018 Adrienne Kaiser
Aug 3, 2018 Ann Johnson
Aug 3, 2018 tamyra Basinger
Aug 3, 2018 Anita Sutton
Aug 3, 2018 Joan McCloud
Aug 2, 2018 Janet Roberts This is a disgusting practice and we need to end it! I'm shocked that a country like the USA allows such cruelty to continue. Dogs and cats are companion animals not food! We are not a 3rd world nation where we are starving!
Aug 2, 2018 Gregory Mcnamara This is barbaric- a disgrace - change this immediately
Aug 2, 2018 (Name not displayed) I definitely expect better in America ...didn't know this disgusting and horrific practice was legal there
Aug 2, 2018 Amandajane Hellier
Aug 2, 2018 Eric Le masson
Aug 2, 2018 Elke Hl.

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