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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


Sep 2, 2015 Antonio Di Bello
Sep 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2015 Jacqueline Schüssler
Sep 2, 2015 debra West
Sep 2, 2015 Glenda Valle
Sep 2, 2015 kristy leon Pot amor De dios parents esto
Sep 2, 2015 Michelle Parkinson
Sep 2, 2015 g weber
Sep 2, 2015 Joanna van Casteren
Sep 2, 2015 simon kidd please stop the suffering of these dogs,it is barbaric the way they are treated
Sep 2, 2015 Judith Miller-Walsh This is beyond barbaric!! These people are disgusting scum of the Earth. And this is who our soldiers fought to set free??? I want to dhove a hise down their evil little throats. May SHAME come and be their companion.
Sep 2, 2015 Diane DeFeo
Sep 2, 2015 Claudia Wolfrum
Sep 2, 2015 adriano santos
Sep 2, 2015 Crystal Lorberbaum
Sep 2, 2015 Hilda Watkins
Sep 2, 2015 Margaret lloyd This is cruel and criminal
Sep 2, 2015 krystina layton
Sep 2, 2015 theresa morris WE NEED TO STOP THIS GOING ON
Sep 2, 2015 Erika papa
Sep 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2015 Carol Meiring
Sep 2, 2015 Åse Westvik STOP THE MEAT TRADE
Sep 2, 2015 Dawn & Ken Richardson
Sep 2, 2015 rebekah salandra
Sep 2, 2015 Michaela Legg
Sep 2, 2015 de la Flor Florence
Sep 2, 2015 Estera Perdion Ce sont DÉMON arrêter cette pratiques au nom de dieu !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2015 Marion Allesch Schluß mit jeglichen Grausamkeiten, Schluß damit!!!
Sep 2, 2015 Barbara Shepperson
Sep 2, 2015 Sabrina Hubbard Nasty people. Why? Leave them alone. Murderers.
Sep 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2015 Sue Marston Please stop this. It is inhumane!
Sep 2, 2015 Leslue Simonot
Sep 2, 2015 Ada Rikani
Sep 2, 2015 Richard Frey
Sep 2, 2015 Giorgia Sammarco
Sep 2, 2015 Anna Tudor
Sep 2, 2015 maria ferro
Sep 2, 2015 Tracey Blackstone get with 2015, quit disgusting the world. well, maybe china doesn't find you disgusting.
Sep 2, 2015 sylvie béclard
Sep 2, 2015 surem hero
Sep 2, 2015 Marco Galinella
Sep 2, 2015 patrizia valentino
Sep 1, 2015 mark pickens
Sep 1, 2015 erika Kato
Sep 1, 2015 Donna Aguillard
Sep 1, 2015 Sandra Hooiveld this has to stop now
Sep 1, 2015 Joan Scionti

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