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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

Mar 31, 2015 Sonia Brembati
Mar 31, 2015 Mark Van den Eynde STOP the dog trade, and all violence, torture, cruelty involved ! Give best CARE and LOVE to these lovely dogs who deserve best treatment and love from humans, rather than suffering and being eaten ! It is time to be CIVILISED and PEACEFUL !
Mar 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 31, 2015 jayme hess
Mar 31, 2015 Kimberly Halverson I demand this atrocities outlawed!!
Mar 31, 2015 Ben Brind
Mar 31, 2015 Mark Stephen
Mar 31, 2015 Eva Ferret Mehlum
Mar 30, 2015 zoi christophi
Mar 30, 2015 Suzanne Harris
Mar 30, 2015 Vera Ben Izhak
Mar 30, 2015 Bambi Magie
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) This is totally barbaric and must be stopped. This is a disgrace for this type of slaughtering to continue to the suffering of these dogs.
Mar 30, 2015 Manuela Flader
Mar 30, 2015 Sandra Tavares
Mar 30, 2015 Lizabeth Gannon
Mar 30, 2015 Paula Sorrentino
Mar 30, 2015 Gina Samia
Mar 30, 2015 lilian lin
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 Miriam Stettler
Mar 30, 2015 carla alba
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 isaura nobre
Mar 30, 2015 Cherrell Ollierou Disgusting pieces of shit
Mar 30, 2015 Thomas Zimmermann
Mar 30, 2015 Tony Jones
Mar 30, 2015 Michael Durant
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 Nicole Emmert Jedes Tier hat ein Recht auf sein Leben und zwar in Würde und artgerecht.
Mar 30, 2015 marguerite piccolin
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 Debra Zamudio
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 Petra Guzelj
Mar 30, 2015 natalie haslam
Mar 30, 2015 mark whittel Barbaric!! This makes me so upset
Mar 30, 2015 Sylvie Macke
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) FUCK YOU ASSHOLES ANIMAL KILLERS!!!
Mar 30, 2015 Sylvie Bodin
Mar 30, 2015 Stacy Sanders
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 Helen Torosian
Mar 30, 2015 polonca kovač
Mar 30, 2015 Cynthia Drake
Mar 30, 2015 Charline Rohde
Mar 30, 2015 angot laurence
Mar 30, 2015 mateja rolih
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Mar 30, 2015 linda maccario

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