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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

Jul 31, 2014 Laura Daly
Jul 31, 2014 Roderick Stirling
Jul 31, 2014 Chaikali Alice
Jul 31, 2014 Shannon Donnelly
Jul 31, 2014 Christian Horner This needs to stop. It's disgusting, horrific and completely inhumane. Who in there right mind could do this to a helpless animal. What more can we do here?
Jul 31, 2014 louise chistiansen
Jul 31, 2014 Stephanie Visconti-Cosgrove
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 Imko Holstein
Jul 31, 2014 wanda carthy
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 Giorgia Finotti
Jul 31, 2014 Jennifer Fox
Jul 31, 2014 Simone Schübel
Jul 31, 2014 cobi smit
Jul 31, 2014 Maria Pereira
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 amos ascari
Jul 31, 2014 Milena Krstajic
Jul 31, 2014 Carol Melo
Jul 31, 2014 cathy seitz This is a disgusting way of treating beautiful creatures of God!!! It must Stop, now!!!
Jul 31, 2014 Susan Kissel
Jul 31, 2014 Elisa Lalli
Jul 31, 2014 Thomas H. Thomsen
Jul 31, 2014 susanne pettersson This has to STOP !!!!
Jul 31, 2014 Sandra Hardt
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 nicola saccucci
Jul 31, 2014 Margarita Petrova STOP!!!
Jul 31, 2014 christine mair Stop this now - this is curel and really, really one of the worst things I´ve ver seen!!
Jul 31, 2014 Carl Morales
Jul 31, 2014 Lorena Lo Giudice
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 kelly kilfeather
Jul 31, 2014 Jenn Hinch
Jul 31, 2014 KENDRICK Felder
Jul 31, 2014 Betty Oxenreider
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 Claes Rygaard
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed) horror
Jul 31, 2014 Oka Pramana Hi Guys Im From Indonesian. I Love Dog, Because Dog Is Big Help Human In Home, The Dog Is Secure Home. Keep U Love Dog 🐶❤️✌️
Jul 31, 2014 Joe Pulliam
Jul 31, 2014 Tiffany Callahan
Jul 31, 2014 hatice love
Jul 31, 2014 Jessica Regalado
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 Manuela Tauferner
Jul 31, 2014 Heléne Priestley Stop The barbaric treatment of animals and stop the dog meat markets!
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed) Kann ich dies mit Ihnen auch machen?
Jul 31, 2014 miranda briant stop eat dog meat you fucking killers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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