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The dog meat trade in Vietnam is horrific, illegal, and inhumane - and must be stopped.

Dogs are stolen from loving families and off the streets in Thailand. These poor dogs are then thrown into overcrowded crates, which are stacked and illegally transported by truck and by boat into other countries; particularly Vietnam, where dog meat has become a sought-after delicacy.

Poor treatment, dehydration, and starvation lead to rampant injury, disease, and death among the dogs during transport. Rabies, cholera, E. Coli, and distemper are all spread by this brutal trade, threatening animal and human populations. On arrival, surviving dogs are met with an inhumane death, their bodies sold to markets and restaurants for profit.

Three steps must be taken by the Vietnamese government to stop this trade. First, make the import of dogs for meat a punishable crime. Second, enforce the ban. Third, enact a media campaign against eating dog meat. The meat is being marketed as an expensive delicacy with health benefits. This awful myth must be publicly discredited to stem demand and protect public health, or the black market trade will continue.

Sign now. Help us stop the dog meat trade.

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Ms. Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến, Minister, Ministry of Health of Vietnam

We are outraged to learn of the illegal trade in and inhumane, unsanitary treatment of dogs as a meat commodity in your country.

The dogs that are being sold for consumption undergo a horrific process. It begins with theft. Many of these dogs are pets, stolen from families that love them; others are illegally gathered from the streets in neighboring countries. These dogs are then thrown into overcrowded crates, often a dozen or more in each one. The crates are stacked and loaded onto large trucks to be transported illegally across borders.

The dogs in the crates are left to suffer from dehydration, starvation, injury, and disease during the course of their journey. When they arrive in poor condition, many are already dead, and communicable diseases like rabies, cholera, E. Coli, and distemper are rampant - and can easily spread into local animal and human populations. Nonetheless, their bodies are of such value as meat that decaying bodies are treated to hide the decay, barbecued, and sold to an unsuspecting populace. The living dogs suffer just as much, meeting an inhumane death at the hands of inexpert workers and being sold under unsanitary conditions to those who will cook it up for profit.

You cannot stop this trade through laws on paper alone. You need to put three steps into practice:

  1. Make the illegal import of dogs a punishable crime.
  2. Enforce the ban consistently and quickly.
  3. You need to start a widespread media campaign against eating dog meat.

You see, dog meat is being marketed as a delicacy with health benefits. It costs more than pork, and is in high demand in meat markets and restaurants. Your media campaign should portray the dog meat trade for what it really is: cruel, illegal, and a real danger to the public.

Take these three actions, and maybe we'll see the end of this underground, unsanitary, and inhumane practice.

Petition Signatures

Oct 31, 2014 Romulo de Almeida POrtella
Oct 30, 2014 carla araujo
Oct 30, 2014 Regina Clayton All animals deserve to be treated with compassion and humanely. You need to outlaw these practices. Start an education program, a neutering of animals and stopping breeding for eating purposes. Bring your country into the modern world.
Oct 30, 2014 mariana olivieri
Oct 30, 2014 Francoise Dupen
Oct 30, 2014 mahnaz tafreshi
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2014 eva ventura
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) Isso tem que acabar urgente!!!
Oct 30, 2014 Rejane Magaro
Oct 30, 2014 Brasil 45600000
Oct 30, 2014 Tina Marins
Oct 30, 2014 Flame Simcox
Oct 30, 2014 sandra ventura Horrible people... STOP the cruelty... You disgusting ass holes who do not appreciate how precious life is. You Dicks!
Oct 30, 2014 neila bertola
Oct 30, 2014 Adrienne jones
Oct 30, 2014 Lucimeire Martins
Oct 30, 2014 Leonard VanCamp
Oct 30, 2014 roberta braga desgraçados
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2014 Luiz Ferreira
Oct 30, 2014 Pauline Jacobs
Oct 30, 2014 Helen Michaels
Oct 30, 2014 Maria Pereira Absurdo.
Oct 30, 2014 janeen buttrum
Oct 30, 2014 Edlleide Nascimento
Oct 30, 2014 Kátia Sias Tortoioli
Oct 30, 2014 Jamie Rawlins
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2014 Simone Santos
Oct 30, 2014 Rosa Praça
Oct 30, 2014 Rosiane Xavier
Oct 30, 2014 Francieli Pereira Stop now!
Oct 30, 2014 Carla Pizao Do the same to those evil low life bitches who misstreated this animal!! That's so evil!!!! Fucking pieces of shit!!!!!!!!!
Oct 30, 2014 johnny perez
Oct 30, 2014 silvana de souza Sem comentários... To horrorizada
Oct 30, 2014 Liliam Zidan
Oct 30, 2014 Giulianna Silva
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2014 alma custovic
Oct 30, 2014 Priscilla Rothe stop dog meat trade and cruel treatment!!
Oct 30, 2014 Carla Patrizi Please stop this right now
Oct 30, 2014 Adriana Garcia
Oct 30, 2014 P DELLOW How can you possibly allow this cruelty? It is disgusting and cruel. Dogs are loyal and loving creatures, they make fantastic pets but are not to be eaten, not ever. Stop this NOW!
Oct 30, 2014 solange oliveira soll oliver Vamos todos juntos luta contra a crueldades dos nossos animais....
Oct 30, 2014 Inara Mendes
Oct 30, 2014 fabiana kokol
Oct 30, 2014 Diana Sygula
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)

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