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Goal: 50,000 Progress: 19,386
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

Sep 20, 2017 wendy hill
Sep 19, 2017 Diane DeLong
Sep 19, 2017 John Larsen PLEASE STOP IT NOW
Sep 19, 2017 cristiane pimentel
Sep 19, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Sep 19, 2017 Manu Del
Sep 19, 2017 Stephen Speirs
Sep 19, 2017 claudia Barra
Sep 19, 2017 meghan horan
Sep 18, 2017 Dave Garcin
Sep 18, 2017 Zelime Gizzi
Sep 18, 2017 susan fleming ANIMAL ABUSE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!!!
Sep 18, 2017 Kathryn Irby
Sep 18, 2017 Polya Galatinska
Sep 18, 2017 Abby Spitzer
Sep 18, 2017 Lucy Lawrence This is barbaric, inhumane and inhuman. The world condemns this unacceptable practice of unbelievable cruelty toward these highly sentient animals. Please legislate against this now.
Sep 18, 2017 Jeanne Hill
Sep 17, 2017 marina danilova
Sep 17, 2017 Jan McMichael
Sep 17, 2017 Meghan Croyts
Sep 17, 2017 Geralyn & Michael Frishman
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