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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

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Jul 20, 2018 Helena Tapper
Jul 20, 2018 Michael Schmitt
Jul 20, 2018 Tina Petrunka
Jul 20, 2018 Alissa Nübel 79395
Jul 19, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jul 19, 2018 Jacqueline Leahy
Jul 19, 2018 karen reedy
Jul 19, 2018 Vickie Janetos
Jul 19, 2018 Stephanie Guadian
Jul 19, 2018 Octavia Salerno
Jul 19, 2018 Carol Liles
Jul 19, 2018 Lola Schiefelbein
Jul 19, 2018 Jennifer HOST-SIMON
Jul 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) Dogs are pets not meat!
Jul 18, 2018 Julia Ruggiero
Jul 18, 2018 Deanna Phillips
Jul 18, 2018 Vera Justino
Jul 17, 2018 Katia Pastorello
Jul 17, 2018 Sahsha States
Jul 17, 2018 Peter Fell
Jul 17, 2018 Regina GIRON H
Jul 17, 2018 Joyce Frievalt This is SICK and inhumane!
Jul 17, 2018 Marsha Cruea
Jul 17, 2018 Tara Spires
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Jul 17, 2018 Lucille Decaria
Jul 17, 2018 Deborah Salivar-Keene
Jul 17, 2018 Kim Taylor
Jul 17, 2018 Sian Street
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Jul 17, 2018 Elaine Coburn
Jul 17, 2018 Debra Pedersen
Jul 17, 2018 sylvia forster this cruel slaugher needs to stop now
Jul 17, 2018 Oliver McGinnis
Jul 17, 2018 susan barta
Jul 17, 2018 Helen Robinson
Jul 17, 2018 Margaret Hurley
Jul 16, 2018 Alana Kaplan
Jul 16, 2018 Kirsten Deveraux
Jul 16, 2018 Kirsten Van Heurck
Jul 16, 2018 Karen Scarlet
Jul 16, 2018 Sarah Von Beanz
Jul 16, 2018 Kristel Van Heurck
Jul 16, 2018 Donna Ennis
Jul 15, 2018 Cindy Reed
Jul 15, 2018 Charlotte Chavez
Jul 15, 2018 Denise Belliveau
Jul 14, 2018 Terry Hicks
Jul 13, 2018 Pamela Powell

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