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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

Aug 31, 2014 Ivana Reid
Aug 31, 2014 (Name not displayed) This is grosse
Aug 31, 2014 Clodagh McCusker
Aug 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2014 Janice Buckley Please stop this inhumane dog meat trade, Thankyou
Aug 31, 2014 Melissa Maldonado
Aug 31, 2014 Andrew Clack
Aug 31, 2014 Betty Athanasiou
Aug 31, 2014 Ashima Tobing Stop animal killing and vandalism
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Russell Hartberger
Aug 30, 2014 marianne danis
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 sue brown all I have to say to you mother fuckers you are sick.
Aug 30, 2014 Lana Stephens Onlt mental ill people would do thiss
Aug 30, 2014 Melinda Stout
Aug 30, 2014 Raissa Banosan
Aug 30, 2014 Astrid Garfias
Aug 30, 2014 Margaret Johnson
Aug 30, 2014 Maureen Vint
Aug 30, 2014 Patricia Jividen How can you let this go on .Stop letting these people get away with this disgusting practice
Aug 30, 2014 el tipton Must this be a viable meat source surely not goats or chickens or pigs and done humanely It just unthinkable for dogs or cats be food and suffered to have unbearable pain and fear and torture before dying agonizingly please please stop this thanks you
Aug 30, 2014 nicky mcmahon its not what they eat it how they treat them
Aug 30, 2014 Heather Dunford
Aug 30, 2014 Alejandro Manriquez Esto es hinumano Vietnam Asesinos de Animales.
Aug 30, 2014 sylvia Forster needs to stop this cruel and barbaric pratice
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) Unacceptable cruelty
Aug 30, 2014 Mandy Hubbard
Aug 30, 2014 Anna Gustafson
Aug 30, 2014 josefine Hartmann
Aug 30, 2014 tanja wegner
Aug 30, 2014 de moll charles
Aug 30, 2014 rachel axiak
Aug 30, 2014 erik bullon please help stop these barbaric sickening practice
Aug 30, 2014 Ellen Weinstein Despicable & sickening
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 amanda tucker It better be stopped
Aug 30, 2014 Sylvia Hinz
Aug 30, 2014 adrianna matas
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) This needs STOPPED!!!
Aug 30, 2014 Angela Kohnke
Aug 30, 2014 Jasmin BIYIK Fuck!! Stop This!!!
Aug 30, 2014 LISA TRENDALL
Aug 30, 2014 Valerie Beverly
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Caroline Coman Please stop this barbaric act!
Aug 30, 2014 elena Mattheou Hope someone drops an atombomb on to them

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