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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


Feb 24, 2018 Harald Geiger
Feb 24, 2018 Camilla K Ewers
Feb 24, 2018 Debra McGregor
Feb 24, 2018 Marleen Neus
Feb 24, 2018 celeste horn
Feb 23, 2018 Lisa Li Dogs are pets and they are not some livestocks
Feb 23, 2018 John Mercer
Feb 23, 2018 Cynthia Marzett
Feb 23, 2018 Tanya Koester
Feb 22, 2018 leigh barry
Feb 22, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Feb 21, 2018 LINDA FANCHER
Feb 20, 2018 Sarah Mallows
Feb 20, 2018 Melanie Blackburn
Feb 20, 2018 Andrew Karfeld
Feb 20, 2018 Brigitte Smith
Feb 19, 2018 Lisa Rastatter
Feb 19, 2018 Linda Probeck
Feb 19, 2018 Rebecca Burnett
Feb 19, 2018 Michael Torosian
Feb 19, 2018 Elona Ertner
Feb 19, 2018 Mireille Baré
Feb 19, 2018 Mary Hunt
Feb 19, 2018 Fabian Müller
Feb 19, 2018 Maria Claudia Felipeli
Feb 19, 2018 Renee Moretti
Feb 19, 2018 Janet Smith
Feb 18, 2018 Wanda Anthony
Feb 18, 2018 Audrey Glenski
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2018 Meghan Fialkoff
Feb 17, 2018 Jan Hansen Protect dogs and cats! End the cruel meat trade and festival. The world is waiting for this to stop.
Feb 17, 2018 John Chambers
Feb 17, 2018 Patrice Pesek Je suis végan et aimons les chiens.
Feb 16, 2018 ANA ALEMAN
Feb 16, 2018 Jan Wachholz
Feb 16, 2018 Dana Norton
Feb 16, 2018 REBECCA AHLSTROM STOP THIS MADNESS AND CRUEL TREATMENT OF ALL ANIMALS! THIS IS JUST WRONG ON EVERY LEVEL!
Feb 16, 2018 ruth goguen
Feb 15, 2018 Alejandro ARIAS
Feb 15, 2018 jacqueline stuart
Feb 15, 2018 Christine Covindassamy
Feb 14, 2018 Rémy Nadia
Feb 14, 2018 Carol Felicello
Feb 14, 2018 Rahile Mehdiyeva
Feb 14, 2018 maria lopez
Feb 13, 2018 Gina Lippa Please stop this practice! Show you are a progressive
Feb 13, 2018 Kumiko Houston
Feb 12, 2018 Gail Vosler
Feb 12, 2018 Vatrina Faudree

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