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Goal: 50,000 Progress: 17,450
Sponsored by: Humane Society International

Thousands of dogs and cats, many of them stolen pets, are captured and transported over long distances under horrific conditions to Yulin, a city in China's Guangxi Autonomous Region. There, they're held in crowded cages without food or water until they are brutally killed. Often, they are beaten and their throats are slit in front of other terrified animals. Most Chinese citizens reject this practice, and we're committed to supporting them in ending the festival.

This year, sources in China are reporting that the government of Yulin will prohibit restaurants, street vendors and market traders from selling dog meat at the city's now-infamous festival. The ban is set to come into effect on June 15–one week prior to the start of the event on the summer solstice. It's meant to be strictly enforced, with fines of up to 100,000 yuan and the risk of arrest for violations. However, the ban is only temporary, and many dogs and cats will still be killed ahead of time. Because of your voice and millions of others, the Yulin festival has reduced in size since it first began in 2010. At its height, up to 15,000 dogs were killed for their meat during the festival days. But more recently, fewer dogs–2-3,000–have been killed during this time. Of course every life lost is one too many, and so together we fight on.

You can help make the ban permanent. Please thank Mr. Mo Gong Ming for taking a major step toward stopping the annual cruelty at Yulin and ask him to end the slaughter once and for all.

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Dear Mr. Mo Gong Ming,

I am writing today to express my thanks and support for the leadership you have shown towards protecting dogs during the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.

The reported decision you have initiated to ban the sale of dog meat during the event, shows that you are taking critical steps to curb animal cruelty during this time and to correct an historical wrong. Only by ending the mass slaughter and consumption of dogs and cats, can Yulin be transformed into a centre of culture and civilization.

This ban is a commendable step for dogs, and I hope that you will continue to take further steps to protect companion animals by including cats under the order too, and making it a permanent prohibition. I would love to see this temporary ban break the ground for an end to the Yulin Dog Meat Festival and inspire transformational change across Asia to end the dog meat trade for good. I respectfully urge you to:

      1. Permanently ban dog and cat meat trade in Yulin;
      2. Strengthen food safety law enforcement;
      3. Penalize inbound dog trucks without proper documents;
      4. Shut down dog slaughter operations inside Yulin;
      5. Build a government facility to accommodate confiscated dogs and cats; and
      6. End dog and cat meat consumption in Yulin.

    I commend your decision and wish you success in making Yulin a city of culture. Thank you once again for your decision.

Petition Signatures

Jun 27, 2017 Sandra Orsi
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Jun 27, 2017 Asia Lanoway
Jun 27, 2017 Adela Disher
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Jun 26, 2017 Carol Dixon
Jun 26, 2017 Margaret Parker
Jun 26, 2017 Susan Grayson
Jun 26, 2017 Joline Barth
Jun 26, 2017 Mel Morgan
Jun 26, 2017 Paula Ervin
Jun 26, 2017 Elizabeth Johnson
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Jun 26, 2017 maria auzas
Jun 26, 2017 Brenda Mitchell
Jun 26, 2017 Dawn Visick
Jun 26, 2017 Maria Harrington
Jun 26, 2017 Champa Dave Please stop this barbaric treatment of innocent animals.
Jun 26, 2017 Lynn Wells
Jun 26, 2017 Ladonna Boyle
Jun 26, 2017 Cecelia Reihl
Jun 26, 2017 Jennifer Hardy Horrifying! Must stop!!!
Jun 26, 2017 Terri Cecchini
Jun 26, 2017 Johana Morais
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Jun 26, 2017 Mary Jo Arendt
Jun 26, 2017 Melissa Harlan
Jun 26, 2017 Vanessa Baker
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Jun 26, 2017 Marta Hawk This is cruelty at it's worst!
Jun 26, 2017 Kate Power Please ban the dog and cat meat trade.
Jun 26, 2017 Debbie Birdsong Bagley
Jun 26, 2017 John Diaz
Jun 26, 2017 Irene Lobaido EVIL ROTTEN BASTARDS
Jun 26, 2017 Kristen Jorgensen
Jun 26, 2017 Linda Davidson
Jun 26, 2017 Michael Menschner
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Jun 26, 2017 Brenda Frey
Jun 26, 2017 Lisa Pearce
Jun 26, 2017 Ann Schultz
Jun 26, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please do what you can to stop animal suffering and cruel treatment.
Jun 26, 2017 diane luke
Jun 26, 2017 Ingrid Shores

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