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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

Feb 19, 2018 Barbara Vinson
Feb 19, 2018 Sheri Bryant
Feb 19, 2018 Joanna Prideaux What? I thought we were a progressive nation. This practice violates human intelligence and you really have to wonder about the people who participate in such disgusting behavior.
Feb 19, 2018 sharon singh
Feb 19, 2018 Howard Cohen
Feb 19, 2018 Dawn Sare
Feb 19, 2018 Eric Maxwell
Feb 19, 2018 Jenny Fortsch
Feb 19, 2018 Christine Geise
Feb 19, 2018 Candi Ausman
Feb 19, 2018 Pam Mullin
Feb 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 18, 2018 nora coyle
Feb 18, 2018 Wanda Anthony
Feb 18, 2018 Sebastian Rex
Feb 18, 2018 Christine Covindassamy
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2018 A Mohr
Feb 17, 2018 Bern Dra
Feb 17, 2018 MV L
Feb 17, 2018 Wendy Rushatz
Feb 16, 2018 Melissa Harper
Feb 16, 2018 shirley Andersch How shocking and disgusting!!!! Is this the USA or CHINA???? Shame ON YOU AMERICA!!!!
Feb 15, 2018 Tammi Long
Feb 15, 2018 Sheila Musselmann
Feb 15, 2018 Mr and Mrs Richard N. Huff
Feb 15, 2018 jacqueline stuart
Feb 14, 2018 Anita Phaneuf
Feb 14, 2018 Rebecca Burnett
Feb 14, 2018 Rémy Nadia
Feb 14, 2018 Desiree Herrera
Feb 14, 2018 Lili Shintani
Feb 14, 2018 peggy gates
Feb 13, 2018 (Name not displayed) We are one. How can a world have love for one another when living with no morals?
Feb 13, 2018 Lorri Peterson
Feb 12, 2018 Loretta Glidden
Feb 12, 2018 lonna smith
Feb 12, 2018 rodika petrou
Feb 12, 2018 sherry mainquist
Feb 11, 2018 Dorothy Labi
Feb 11, 2018 Letti Vasquez
Feb 11, 2018 Elba Bond
Feb 11, 2018 (Name not displayed) It’s hard to believe in this day and age that this is allowed. All states should have this illegal.
Feb 10, 2018 Nalini Persad This should end world wide
Feb 10, 2018 Paul St. Germaine
Feb 10, 2018 (Name not displayed) How can we help stop the slaughter of our dogs and cats?
Feb 10, 2018 Anne Brown This is the worst betrayal of man's best friend.
Feb 9, 2018 Despina Pagiota
Feb 9, 2018 Ellen Gallerie
Feb 9, 2018 Jane Davidson

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