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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 26, 2015 Dharma Best
Apr 26, 2015 alex armstrong
Apr 26, 2015 Linda D'Artell "He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." Immanuel Kant Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/i/immanuelka390204.html#leoWx3VskyKuVVCS.99
Apr 26, 2015 gorica milicevic
Apr 26, 2015 Sharlotta Zandau
Apr 26, 2015 barbara baker
Apr 26, 2015 Maria Forsberg
Apr 26, 2015 Shannon Sacks
Apr 26, 2015 Ivana Vasić
Apr 26, 2015 karen bedford
Apr 26, 2015 Diane joy Haye Sick
Apr 26, 2015 robert powell
Apr 26, 2015 Kati Tuomaala
Apr 26, 2015 Abderrahim El Khazaani
Apr 26, 2015 L A Kloosterman
Apr 26, 2015 hanaan alsharkawi
Apr 26, 2015 Karin Thaler-Marfort
Apr 26, 2015 Andrea Schuster
Apr 25, 2015 重雄 神野 残酷な犬食文化消え伏せろ👊💢
Apr 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) don't eat our friends.
Apr 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2015 Cecelia Mondoc Please stop this meat trade. It is beyond disgusting and immoral. How can anyone do this to our pets? I hope they are punished for their cruel actions to full extent of the law and never see the light of day.
Apr 25, 2015 Marga Gili
Apr 25, 2015 Richard Rheder
Apr 25, 2015 ana capano
Apr 25, 2015 Elaine Vogt
Apr 25, 2015 frances fiocco
Apr 25, 2015 Rafaela Freitas
Apr 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please stop this now! We are begging you!
Apr 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2015 Esta Maltz
Apr 25, 2015 Jenny Ahrens
Apr 25, 2015 sylvia ebling
Apr 25, 2015 MARTHA RODRIGUEZ
Apr 24, 2015 Robin VanOstrand
Apr 24, 2015 Lissen Thomsen
Apr 24, 2015 LAURA HART
Apr 24, 2015 Cassandra Hillman
Apr 24, 2015 Carmen Stigen Stop this horrible act!
Apr 24, 2015 pat redner
Apr 24, 2015 Angela Passetti Continue to fight against the dog meat trade.Many petitions have been sighned to eradicate this cruelling greedy business.The Asian people are aware of this atrocity and many are fighting back for their beloved fur babies.....Contact SOI DOG.ADOPT!
Apr 24, 2015 covi lopez
Apr 24, 2015 Nicholette Ronga
Apr 24, 2015 Nat Piccolo
Apr 24, 2015 fany deon
Apr 24, 2015 barbara bemis
Apr 24, 2015 julie jeffers
Apr 24, 2015 Karen Gagnon
Apr 24, 2015 Mark Appel Nobody gets a cultural pass for cruelty to animals. It's got to be stopped.
Apr 24, 2015 Deborah Simpkins

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