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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

Nov 23, 2017 Hilda solis
Nov 23, 2017 Brenda McBride
Nov 22, 2017 Kristel Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Trisha Soles
Nov 22, 2017 deborah adatto
Nov 22, 2017 Lynne Minore
Nov 22, 2017 Ashley Rozanski
Nov 22, 2017 Brin Cunningham
Nov 22, 2017 Siara Lara
Nov 21, 2017 Stacy Anderson
Nov 21, 2017 vautrin noelle
Nov 20, 2017 Penny Fleischman
Nov 20, 2017 Beth Stauber
Nov 19, 2017 Lisa Campagna
Nov 19, 2017 Beverly Schwarz
Nov 19, 2017 Patricia Lane This practice is absolutely disgusting. It must stop.
Nov 19, 2017 Marguerite Panzica
Nov 18, 2017 Emma Brooks
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Erinn Orcutt
Nov 18, 2017 Carolyn Francis
Nov 18, 2017 Patty Brothag
Nov 18, 2017 Karen Schraeger
Nov 17, 2017 Kelly Cerbone
Nov 17, 2017 linda Evans
Nov 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2017 Diane Miller I find this extremely hard to believe; are we this hard up???
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Eileen Duppstadt
Nov 17, 2017 Kay Mann I would like to see slaughtering of all animals stopped, but dogs/cats - that is the ultimate betrayal of these innocent ones. People, stop eating them and the slaughter will stop! It's all about $.
Nov 17, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Nov 16, 2017 Naomi Montgomery
Nov 16, 2017 Karmen Kinsey
Nov 16, 2017 Laurie Wright
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 16, 2017 Glenda Valle
Nov 16, 2017 Kelly Erwin
Nov 16, 2017 Simone Fettig
Nov 16, 2017 Sandra Zjawin Our dogs and cats are NOT food. Please stop this inhumane and cruel practice today.
Nov 16, 2017 Ashley Wong
Nov 16, 2017 Norman Koszelak
Nov 16, 2017 Nancy Parks-Smith
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 rita freeman
Nov 16, 2017 Beverly Williams
Nov 16, 2017 Sharon Sauro
Nov 16, 2017 Tammy Hayes I had no idea, I live in pa. And plan to look into this.
Nov 16, 2017 Sally Dunn This shouldn't occur in a country as hopefully progressive as ours. We're becoming way too course. This is an obvious example.

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