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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

Apr 23, 2014 Samantha McCabe
Apr 23, 2014 Judit Szego
Apr 23, 2014 Sara Martinez
Apr 23, 2014 Hamza Erika Milyen kultúrával rendelkeznek? hogyan lehetséges ártatlan állatokat, lelketlenül lemészárolni? Az embereken kellene ugyanezt tenni, megnézném mekkora arcuk lenne. Pszichés elmebeteg nép
Apr 23, 2014 Claudia Schneider 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎
Apr 23, 2014 Laura Escudero
Apr 23, 2014 Sabine Richter
Apr 23, 2014 elena tinca
Apr 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) BASTARDOS-HIJOS DE LA GRAN PUTA-
Apr 23, 2014 miranda van den berg
Apr 23, 2014 fazekas annmaria
Apr 23, 2014 tímea eperjessy
Apr 23, 2014 éva fodor
Apr 23, 2014 Britta Eßers
Apr 23, 2014 Francesco Scannapieco
Apr 23, 2014 Andreas Krause
Apr 23, 2014 Dagmar Ulrich
Apr 23, 2014 Simone Latt
Apr 23, 2014 Peter Deelen
Apr 23, 2014 Lies Daneels Honden zijn levende ,gevoelige gezelschapsdieren en de mensen hun trouwste vriend . Het is een ware schande om je vriend te doden en op te eten !
Apr 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) stop hurting our best friends ,this is barbaric and cruel and MUST BE STOPPED
Apr 23, 2014 Beat Hemmi More american napalm over this Vietnam Motherfuker!
Apr 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2014 Matthias Hypytsch
Apr 23, 2014 l roof
Apr 23, 2014 anette withalm
Apr 23, 2014 Marion Gabler Humans have no right to do such cruelty things to dogs or any other creatures
Apr 23, 2014 Marion Feuchte
Apr 23, 2014 Silvia Janas
Apr 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2014 Melanie Stöger
Apr 23, 2014 Iris Owusu
Apr 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) Barbaric !!!
Apr 23, 2014 thorsten kaiser
Apr 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please do them stop that crime against our Friends
Apr 23, 2014 caroline fitzgerald Stop the cruelty
Apr 23, 2014 Elena Ordyakova
Apr 23, 2014 Sheldon Jung
Apr 23, 2014 fatima baalbaki
Apr 23, 2014 Kerstin Grübel
Apr 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2014 susanne poerschke
Apr 23, 2014 Donata Lamaruggine
Apr 23, 2014 Simone Otte Stop it now !
Apr 23, 2014 Petra Hager you awfull virtnam assholles

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