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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 21, 2014 Cristine Garner End the torture!
Oct 21, 2014 Rose Waite Not right. It is wrong to eat dogs. They are not food. They are wonderful pets. Please stop being cruel to these animals!!!
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 L McCaulley
Oct 21, 2014 Michelle Rondeau Inflicting such fear and pain with this brutality needs to be punishable by law. This must end.
Oct 21, 2014 Ada Baukova Dogs Are Not A Food!!!!!!
Oct 21, 2014 mona PITRE
Oct 21, 2014 Louisa Britos-Rutten Stop it. Dogs are not for meal. Eat a pork or chicken. Are you insane? Sick? Its not normal.
Oct 21, 2014 allemann emmannuelle
Oct 21, 2014 Lolo Latu
Oct 21, 2014 Roxane Cartier
Oct 21, 2014 Silvia Frickenstein
Oct 21, 2014 patricia kohl Arrêtez ca!
Oct 21, 2014 ley ou
Oct 21, 2014 Agnes Schwarzer
Oct 21, 2014 momo momo
Oct 21, 2014 Nathalie Aebi
Oct 21, 2014 Annick CARETTE
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 lalasserre hasna
Oct 21, 2014 Marianne Bernhard
Oct 21, 2014 Karin Wiessmann
Oct 21, 2014 patricia delabays
Oct 21, 2014 alda curzi
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 daniela martini
Oct 21, 2014 Maya Hofer
Oct 21, 2014 Géraldine Lefranc
Oct 21, 2014 daniela weber stop der verkauf von hunden und katzen und verbot die töten es ist brutal und solche monster gehören vernichtet !!!DER WER NICHT RESPEKT VOR TIEREN HAT DANN HAT AUCH KEINE VOR MENSCH!!!!!!!!!ES MUSS ENDLICH ENDE GEBEN DIESEN STÄNDIGE TÖTUNG AUF BESTIALIS
Oct 21, 2014 vandaele francoise
Oct 21, 2014 suzann jones
Oct 21, 2014 Petra Fink
Oct 21, 2014 Silke Cals Sick World. Dogs are breed for companion. The oldest domestic Pet, what learned to read the Face and body language of humans!!
Oct 21, 2014 Andrea Jensen
Oct 21, 2014 marta teixeira
Oct 21, 2014 Emma L Just a horrible, disgusting and ugly way to treat any animal but especially domesticated companion animals. Heartbreaking!
Oct 21, 2014 mirjam brechbühl
Oct 21, 2014 Val Wilson
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 Andrea Ummenhofer Es ist unmenschlich und illegal.
Oct 21, 2014 Lívia Tóthová
Oct 21, 2014 Debbie Boone
Oct 21, 2014 Dana Ehrenbergerová
Oct 21, 2014 Cornelia Schmidt
Oct 21, 2014 inge grzella
Oct 21, 2014 Leon ruig
Oct 21, 2014 perry lerner
Oct 21, 2014 Tanja Wedmann
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