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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

Oct 22, 2014 Karin Beintema Dieronwaardig
Oct 22, 2014 Christel Vigarié Please be human beings and STOP this
Oct 22, 2014 Angelika Kempter
Oct 22, 2014 David john RIVINGTON MCDONOUH
Oct 22, 2014 elise sacristao
Oct 22, 2014 Laurence Dillenschneider
Oct 22, 2014 arielle pais
Oct 22, 2014 stephanie perez
Oct 22, 2014 Sanchez claude barbares et assassins , je n'irai jamais dans leur pays de merde .
Oct 22, 2014 francoise cheutin c est horrible
Oct 22, 2014 moulinet Sylvie Stoppez ce massacre je vous en conjure !!!!
Oct 22, 2014 Seyssel Ludmilla
Oct 22, 2014 chloe nicolas
Oct 22, 2014 Lydia Gablin
Oct 22, 2014 cecile prouteau
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 22, 2014 clerget stephanie
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 22, 2014 gabriela martin
Oct 22, 2014 chaumette juliana
Oct 22, 2014 pietra marie
Oct 22, 2014 Simon Nadine
Oct 22, 2014 emilie eyraud
Oct 22, 2014 Paula Danielsen
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 22, 2014 laneau jamila
Oct 22, 2014 anais bonneau
Oct 22, 2014 monty christiane DEGOUTANT
Oct 22, 2014 Laurence Howald Fricker
Oct 22, 2014 cabal valerie
Oct 22, 2014 andrieu veronique
Oct 22, 2014 alexia melcarne
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 Patty Earnest Dogs are for pets...not food! Stop this barbarism!!
Oct 21, 2014 Pla Marie
Oct 21, 2014 armin wimmers
Oct 21, 2014 Cristine Garner End the torture!
Oct 21, 2014 Rose Waite Not right. It is wrong to eat dogs. They are not food. They are wonderful pets. Please stop being cruel to these animals!!!
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 L McCaulley
Oct 21, 2014 Michelle Rondeau Inflicting such fear and pain with this brutality needs to be punishable by law. This must end.
Oct 21, 2014 Ada Baukova Dogs Are Not A Food!!!!!!
Oct 21, 2014 mona PITRE
Oct 21, 2014 Louisa Britos-Rutten Stop it. Dogs are not for meal. Eat a pork or chicken. Are you insane? Sick? Its not normal.
Oct 21, 2014 allemann emmannuelle
Oct 21, 2014 Lolo Latu
Oct 21, 2014 Roxane Cartier
Oct 21, 2014 Silvia Frickenstein

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