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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

Jun 22, 2018 Alex Taylor This inhumane "festival" only confirms how uncivilized China appears to the rest of the world!
Jun 22, 2018 Anthony Rodriguez
Jun 22, 2018 Arlette SIMON
Jun 22, 2018 Kathleen Bryan
Jun 22, 2018 Claudia Jarrett
Jun 22, 2018 Maryann Burr Unconscionable practice. Shame on you for thoughtlessness towards life. Find something worth celebrating. Animals are far more sacred than traditions.
Jun 22, 2018 Tracey McIntyre
Jun 22, 2018 Gloria Jesionowski Please stop this senseless taking of lives of animals that can be adopted and loved
Jun 22, 2018 Diane Wright
Jun 22, 2018 Linda Johnson This practice is sooooo cruel to these innocent dogs and cats. Are these people so hard up for food that they have to do this? These animals are pets not food!
Jun 22, 2018 Susan Chamberlain
Jun 22, 2018 Debra Rortina
Jun 22, 2018 Linda ONeil
Jun 22, 2018 Rae Jean West This inhuman treatment has to stop. Dogs and cats were not created to be eaten but as family companions.
Jun 22, 2018 Shannon Hill
Jun 22, 2018 J. Wilkins
Jun 22, 2018 bunny dodson the fact that the treatment of animals is so barbaric and cruel should be enough for a country to end this festival practice. This festival and practice perpetuates the image of your people and your country as barbarians, this is from the stone age.
Jun 22, 2018 Lynda Hartmann
Jun 22, 2018 Mel Etheridge
Jun 22, 2018 Belinda Wyse
Jun 22, 2018 sharon haller
Jun 22, 2018 Cathy Hutzell Stop this barbaric and criminal meat trade.
Jun 22, 2018 Nancy Haarmann
Jun 22, 2018 Andrew Kossoy
Jun 22, 2018 gina ciancio
Jun 22, 2018 Jeanne Ribando STOP this horrific practice, animals are to be LOVED! BAN this terrible practice!!!!
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2018 Lorelei Gilman
Jun 22, 2018 Gino Czaster
Jun 22, 2018 Emily Johnson
Jun 22, 2018 Dennis Johnson
Jun 22, 2018 Joann Johnson
Jun 22, 2018 Peggy Mason China seems to have absolutely no regards for these companion animals. Or any animal lives. The world knows what China does to animals and is disgusted by the horrible treatment of these poor animals. The world is watching.
Jun 22, 2018 kathleen kinsey
Jun 22, 2018 Michelle Crawford
Jun 22, 2018 Audrey Holmes
Jun 22, 2018 James Williams
Jun 22, 2018 Andrew Deakin
Jun 22, 2018 Irene Patmore Thank you for stopping this cruel process.
Jun 22, 2018 Jim Schumann
Jun 22, 2018 Jaana Pajulintu
Jun 22, 2018 Claudia Gehre STOP! This is inhumane!!! China wants to be part of the civilized world - act alike
Jun 22, 2018 Gary Frisone
Jun 22, 2018 Dee Egger Dog slaughter is cruel, inhumane and barbaric.
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 Marita Rutledge
Jun 21, 2018 Carol K.
Jun 21, 2018 Eva DeRoche
Jun 21, 2018 Richard Reum

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