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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 29, 2015 Cheryl Sickler
May 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 29, 2015 Justina Guardino
May 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Unbelieveable and sickning
May 29, 2015 joana pedrosa EAT SHIT!!!!!!!
May 29, 2015 Judith Romano
May 29, 2015 Rose Ann Gregorio
May 29, 2015 Bea Klarmann
May 29, 2015 Elizabeth Jojo
May 28, 2015 Deb Tuckey
May 28, 2015 Chloe Georgiou
May 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 28, 2015 Lisa Deckert
May 28, 2015 jessica berdiel
May 28, 2015 Jean Smith
May 28, 2015 Anthony Fonseca
May 28, 2015 laurence haubtmann Ne pas manger de viande !!!!! Amour des animaux!!!
May 28, 2015 terry thompson
May 28, 2015 nathalie martinand
May 28, 2015 JoAnn Cibelli
May 28, 2015 christine ducrocq
May 28, 2015 beverly dunn
May 28, 2015 Ruth Johnson
May 28, 2015 Айгулт Шапер
May 28, 2015 Sandra Heil
May 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 28, 2015 andrew chambers Stop this cruel trade NOW
May 28, 2015 Estelle Maas
May 28, 2015 Linda Slone
May 27, 2015 Kaiizen Krishna
May 27, 2015 arwa ali
May 27, 2015 Liana Alecu
May 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2015 Sylvia Byerley
May 27, 2015 jonathan camacho stop this horrible torture!!
May 27, 2015 Hiedi Tan
May 27, 2015 Mark Carroll This is a vile and evil business and Vietnam must put an end to it. I will not visit Vietnam until this despicable torture and killing stops, and I will urge everyone I know to do the same!
May 27, 2015 theresia styadinata
May 27, 2015 D BORTON
May 27, 2015 Marci Turner
May 27, 2015 Joanna Garcia
May 27, 2015 Wayne Polukord
May 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2015 Mike Bogan
May 27, 2015 carol lagnese
May 27, 2015 Vicki Moore
May 27, 2015 steven smith
May 27, 2015 Carlos Panama
May 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) Fuck you Vietnamese bastards !
May 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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