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Goal: 50,000 Progress: 22,055
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 20, 2018 ALANA LENDVAY
Jun 20, 2018 Patricia Murphy
Jun 20, 2018 Cathryn Moore
Jun 20, 2018 Erica Bolliger
Jun 20, 2018 Katherine Kallmeyer
Jun 20, 2018 Peggy Reyes
Jun 20, 2018 Therese Fromaigeat
Jun 20, 2018 Laurie Ellis
Jun 20, 2018 Pat DeWitz
Jun 20, 2018 Chong Woo
Jun 20, 2018 Cathy Renee
Jun 20, 2018 Ann Ireland Are the people of Yulin proud of their city? Please, people of China, city of Yulin, stop this atrocity. What kind of person can beat a dog to death or slit its throat? They themselves are very sick. What a country!
Jun 20, 2018 Gary Daudet
Jun 20, 2018 Norma Vara
Jun 20, 2018 robert dowling
Jun 20, 2018 Nelleke Talen
Jun 20, 2018 Inga Brereton Thank you for taking the steps to ban this evil atrocity. The barbaric practice of torturing and then killing man's best friend so cruelly (often people's dearly loved pets) is a blot against a civilisation that goes back many centuries.
Jun 20, 2018 Karen Lowe
Jun 20, 2018 Beverly Brzycki Sick & disgusting!
Jun 20, 2018 Stephanie Welch
Jun 20, 2018 Margaret Ojeda
Jun 20, 2018 Ann Gordon Please make this a permanent prohibition.
Jun 20, 2018 Dee Victoria Cirone MEAN, INHUMANE MONSTERS! ... The world watches as you perpetrate such cruelty. Our opinion of you will never change until YOU as a nation change...
Jun 20, 2018 Michele Symington
Jun 20, 2018 Diane Jensen
Jun 20, 2018 Barbara Franjevic
Jun 20, 2018 Karla Jespersen
Jun 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 20, 2018 Lorna Martin
Jun 20, 2018 JanePlease Schuessler
Jun 20, 2018 J Freeman
Jun 20, 2018 Carolyn Denton Please end this horrible cruel event and lift the black cloud that hangs over Yuliln.
Jun 20, 2018 Lucille Gherardini
Jun 20, 2018 Jennifer Johnson
Jun 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 20, 2018 Khristi Nicholson
Jun 20, 2018 Tina Watkins
Jun 20, 2018 Wendy Lukowitz
Jun 20, 2018 Joy B Lawrence
Jun 20, 2018 Vanessa Anderson
Jun 20, 2018 Mary Joyce Stringfellow
Jun 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 20, 2018 Paula Campbell
Jun 20, 2018 Joan Walker Stop this now. It's abusive and horrific.
Jun 20, 2018 Dorothy Flory
Jun 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 20, 2018 Tracy Elliott
Jun 20, 2018 Patty Morales Stop this despicable practice. Dogs are loving, loyal and feeling creatures. Most dogs are better than most people.
Jun 20, 2018 Melissa Cooley Please stop the evil that is the Yulin Dog Meat Massacre.
Jun 20, 2018 Beth Adams

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