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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

Jul 22, 2017 Floyd Grant
Jul 21, 2017 K Kings This heinous act should be considered a crime! These dogs offer so much. They are service dogs, therapy dogs, search & rescue dogs, police dogs, etc... both cats & dogs offer so much to people with PTSD, etc...
Jul 21, 2017 Maria Manzo An ateocity
Jul 21, 2017 Miss Pangrazi
Jul 21, 2017 Loretta Conner How disgusting can it get? Stop it NOW
Jul 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2017 Karem Freedman
Jul 20, 2017 sylvie cousineau
Jul 20, 2017 Susan Bain
Jul 20, 2017 Ruth Benschoter
Jul 20, 2017 Inga Frauke Majer
Jul 20, 2017 Marilyn O'Loughlin
Jul 20, 2017 Lisa Frey NOT in the United States!
Jul 20, 2017 Cat Mailander
Jul 19, 2017 Lynette Nielsen
Jul 19, 2017 Alice Rondeau
Jul 19, 2017 Barbara Cameron As someone who doesn't eat anything that was alive I find this particularly cruel & disgusting. We domesticated these animals and they trust & depend on us. To betray that trust like this says something truly disturbing about our society.
Jul 19, 2017 Wanda Bunn
Jul 18, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 18, 2017 Pamela Parker I never thought this could happen in the U.S. Barbaric, cruel, and no reason for it. A delicacy? WOW. We must keep this from continuing!
Jul 18, 2017 David Pedrero
Jul 18, 2017 Mike KASTNER
Jul 18, 2017 William McMullin
Jul 18, 2017 Helena Freeman
Jul 18, 2017 Kathleen Lovan This is horrible and totally unacceptable! !!!
Jul 18, 2017 Elizabeth Pritchard
Jul 18, 2017 Irina Yevseenko
Jul 18, 2017 Mercedes Ante
Jul 18, 2017 Kathy Woods
Jul 17, 2017 Ellen Varallo
Jul 17, 2017 Jimmie Lynne Berry I cannot believe that these horrible acts are allowed in the United States. This must be stopped NOW!
Jul 17, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jul 16, 2017 Judith Carlson
Jul 16, 2017 Sevasti Kaziales
Jul 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) Horrible. I thought only China and 3rd world countries do this.
Jul 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2017 kathryn gargano
Jul 15, 2017 Desari Erickson
Jul 15, 2017 Fateh Sidhu
Jul 14, 2017 Mary Ware
Jul 14, 2017 Carol Dixon OMG! I had no idea this was going on in America. I am sad but more so disgusted that this is happening. SHAME ON YOU!!! The love of a pet is unconditional, how could you do such a thing????
Jul 14, 2017 Jin Miller Companion animals, really? How low can people go? If laws need to be established, then we shouldn't have to be asking you to do the humane thing; just do what you should have done in the first place.
Jul 14, 2017 Melanie Cameron
Jul 14, 2017 Eileen Juric
Jul 14, 2017 Angela Graham
Jul 14, 2017 Roberta Miller This is a horrible and barbaric practice and must end. Dogs and cats are not meant for human consumption, and the puppy mill must be shut down. This is inhumane!

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