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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


May 6, 2015 Angie Capon
May 6, 2015 Ann Rine
May 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 6, 2015 First name Last name
May 6, 2015 Veronique De Reuck
May 6, 2015 Monika Marko
May 6, 2015 Inge Stadler
May 6, 2015 louis mara MARO ZOMBISHELL COUNTRY RETURN TO HELL ALL OF YU NO COMPASSION NO HUMAN
May 6, 2015 Shari Thompson The horrendously cruel treatment of dogs in your country is barbaric and must be stopped.
May 6, 2015 Karen Hrabousky
May 6, 2015 Flávia Costa
May 6, 2015 SHIHO HASHIMOTO
May 6, 2015 Lenka Benianová I love animals and they are our friends not the food!!!! People shouldnt hurting them!
May 6, 2015 Jessica Almodovar Please everyone, help these poor babies. What they are doing is WRONG, and must be stopped. Please help, by taking part and signing this petition to end this once and for all
May 6, 2015 Anthe Chatzidimitriou
May 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 6, 2015 nika lipkova
May 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 6, 2015 Heather Bryan
May 6, 2015 Pamella Kinney This is just plain SICK!!! I would NEVER eat dog meat. Just thinking of those poor dogs being slaughtered is so sad. EAT SOME VEGETABLES!!!!!
May 6, 2015 Michelle Brikker
May 6, 2015 katrina pink
May 6, 2015 Angela Stein
May 6, 2015 Vanessa Modolo
May 6, 2015 Jane MacFie
May 6, 2015 gayatri jagtap This is beyond cruelty.those poor souls are alive and u burning dem shittttttttttttt what kind of humans you are.my heart broke in pieases plsssssssssssssss plsssssssssssssss make this stop plsssssssssssssss
May 6, 2015 Sabrina Michel
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2015 Jodie Mirowski This HORRIFIES me the way these poor animals are TERRORIZED WHILE THEY SUDFER A HORRIBLE DEATH!! ONLY A MONSTER COULD DO THIS TO ANOTHER LIVING SOUL!!!!
May 5, 2015 Elena Tamayo
May 5, 2015 julia hung
May 5, 2015 Sara Chan dogs are our friends, they are not food!!!!
May 5, 2015 tokushige masumi
May 5, 2015 Dorothea Iordanescu
May 5, 2015 melissa meberg
May 5, 2015 marli silva de campos
May 5, 2015 Ghaylt Sempértegui
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2015 Carolyn Campbell
May 5, 2015 estela mujica
May 5, 2015 Isabella Sarti
May 5, 2015 Lance Moseley
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2015 Gina Shrout
May 5, 2015 Carolina Correia
May 5, 2015 Debbie Macmillan
May 5, 2015 agustina belen
May 5, 2015 Klaudia Korbova
May 5, 2015 Paz Sánchez-Real

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