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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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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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


May 26, 2018 Lois Anne Starr
May 26, 2018 Helga Preinesberger
May 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2018 Axa Tolonen
May 26, 2018 Helen Malinauskas This is by far the most disgusting barbaric practice around, totally uncivilized. It needs to be stopped, hopefully there are enough intelligent, compassionate people left in our government to end this travesty.
May 25, 2018 Yvette Trovato
May 25, 2018 Jessie Osborne
May 25, 2018 William Laughlin
May 25, 2018 Gail S No words here because I am just sick about this. This has got to stop! This is DISGUSTING! Poor things are at our mercy. So sad.
May 25, 2018 Dennis Wesserling Unbelievable that some states still do not outlaw the inhumane treatment of cats and dogs. Our politicians must WAKE UP.
May 25, 2018 Ruth Sheffi
May 25, 2018 Karena Kirk-Drain
May 25, 2018 Maria L Hernandez
May 25, 2018 Kelly Haluda
May 25, 2018 Joni Berby
May 25, 2018 Diane Kelley This is disgusting and unsafe and inhumane and un-American! It must be banned immediately!
May 25, 2018 Joyce McCollum
May 25, 2018 cindy holt We're not this barbaric. Please ban this!
May 25, 2018 K. Smith
May 25, 2018 Traci Farden
May 25, 2018 Andreja Stimac
May 25, 2018 Julie Harris
May 25, 2018 Julie Rubio
May 25, 2018 Carolyn Dunkirk
May 25, 2018 Linda Carr
May 25, 2018 Gail Capone
May 25, 2018 Annamaria Glanas Vu
May 25, 2018 Lee Bognar
May 25, 2018 Susan Moore Please ban this cruel and horrific practice A.S.A.P.! There is NO excuse for this!!!!
May 25, 2018 laura boragina PASSSS A LAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this just turns my stomach...it'sbad enough we kill other animals for food..god knows, when they are going to start killing us off for food.....
May 25, 2018 Lindsay Wood
May 25, 2018 Sandra Britton
May 25, 2018 FATIMA GOLDMAN
May 25, 2018 Nancy Chase
May 25, 2018 Margie Lastovica Yes, should have LONG been banned! What a sick and barbaric practice for humans to eat our best friends, our family our hearts, the dogs and cats. What's the hold up?? NEEDS TO BE BANNED NOW!!!!
May 25, 2018 Joanne Sanda
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Stephen Wilde
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed) I am perplexed as to why this is not a crime in ALL states. We need to show the world, especially the countries that kill dogs and cats for consumption, that we are not allowing this on our soil.
May 25, 2018 Lela Harnice
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed) No animal should be eaten, go VEGAN.
May 25, 2018 phil giglio
May 25, 2018 Ginger Young
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 philomina rouse
May 25, 2018 Ana Costa
May 25, 2018 Ana Costa
May 25, 2018 Shannon Peacock
May 25, 2018 Mervi Lampinen

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