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The Animal Rescue Site is working hard to stop this execution before the next summer solstice. Please join us in the fight to end this cruelty, and help save tens of thousands of animals from a violent and unnecessary demise.
Goal: 120,000 Progress: 97,240
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Since the 1990s, one remote city in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China has been celebrating the year's longest day by abducting, caging, torturing, killing, and eating tens of thousands of dogs & cats in the hopes of reaping good heath and fortune.

Colloquially called the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, this "celebration" of the summer solstice is an aberration of the greatest proportions, and has been widely criticized for years. In 2014, the local Yulin government released a statement, amid protests and widespread furor, claiming the festival does not exist. However, reports and photographic documentation from the area show that the slaughter is very real, and shockingly cruel.

In the days leading up to the solstice, which occurs each year around June 21, tens of thousands of dogs & cats, some stolen directly from their families, are forced into cramped cages and stacked for shipment via overstuffed trucks to Yulin's slaughterhouses and street markets. If they survive the inevitable shock, starvation, and dehydration from the trip, they are nonchalantly butchered, barbecued, or boiled alive.

The Yulin government claim they care about public opinion, yet refuse to end this tragic massacre. Let's call on Guangxi Zhuang's Chairman Chen Wu, who oversees the Yulin government, to unilaterally put an end to this horrible tradition.

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Dear Chairman Chen Wu,

The Yulin municipality's summer solstice tradition of torturing, slaughtering, and eating tens of thousands of stray and abducted dogs and cats is an atrocity that has transcended the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, because of its flagrant cruelty toward domestic animals, and has reached global concern.

Across the world there has been widespread outcry against the Yulin solstice festival, yet the Yulin government has denied its very existence. Reports from the area have documented otherwise, and have shown that huge numbers of dogs and cats are being beaten, tortured, and brutally killed in the name of health and fortune.

Domestic animal cruelty is an unconscionable crime that tarnishes the integrity of the entire human race. When we fail to treat our closest faunal companions humanely and respectfully, we also fail to demonstrate our intelligence and empathy — the two greatest tools we have as a species. Without our empathy and intelligence, cats and dogs, who co-evolved with us for tens of thousands of years, would not exist in the forms and numbers necessary for this very slaughter to take place.

As the Chairman of Guangxi, you have the power to put an end to this horrific practice, and to prevent these family pets and homeless domestic animals from being savagely butchered in the name of a superstition. Dog and cat meat, like all meat, is high in calories and low in nutrition. Health and fortune do not come from eating meat, nor do they come from the violent killings of animals that we call our own.

As the Chairman of Guangxi, you have the power to unilaterally put an end to this horrific practice. Please use your influence to actively save lives, rather than to passively take them. The cats and dogs whose lives are on the line will thank you, and with luck someday someone will do the same for you.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures

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Mar 24, 2017 JoLayne Fritz
Mar 24, 2017 Kimberly sylvester
Mar 24, 2017 kayla craft
Mar 24, 2017 matthew robinson
Mar 24, 2017 jay beck
Mar 24, 2017 Jody Lewis-Zajac
Mar 24, 2017 Diane Sposili
Mar 23, 2017 Leon Joubert
Mar 23, 2017 Mario Guerrero
Mar 23, 2017 Jessica Gonzales
Mar 23, 2017 Marsha Smith
Mar 23, 2017 Susana Osorno
Mar 23, 2017 Isaura Vazquez-Reid
Mar 23, 2017 zaida guerrero
Mar 23, 2017 Barbara J Anderson
Mar 23, 2017 Maria Molina
Mar 23, 2017 jude lotz
Mar 23, 2017 sindy weymouth
Mar 23, 2017 J Kies
Mar 23, 2017 lisa reel
Mar 23, 2017 Monica Ciapini
Mar 23, 2017 Carrie Carlson
Mar 23, 2017 JANE Rosa
Mar 23, 2017 Kimberly Quinones
Mar 23, 2017 Torunn Hvilsten
Mar 23, 2017 Sybil Erden Approx 10 million cats and dogs are killed annually, primarily in Asia, for their meat..this MUST STOP. It is sick and hideous.
Mar 23, 2017 Marty Sarah Moore Barbaric & absolutely heartbreaking. How can this be happening in the 21st century? Man "kind"?
Mar 22, 2017 Stacy Floyd Please admit this goes on and stop this horrific festival..cats and dogs are pets, not food or something to give good luck!
Mar 22, 2017 Vera Milcic Stop yulin dog & cat meat Festival!😒😒😒😒😠😠😠
Mar 22, 2017 wilfrid quevedo
Mar 22, 2017 Tatiana Gajdosova
Mar 21, 2017 Tracey Buley
Mar 21, 2017 Heather Clark
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Mar 21, 2017 Lulu LaRocca
Mar 21, 2017 ValΓ©ria Menicucci
Mar 21, 2017 Lesley Standridge This Madness Needs to Stop! As usual Dogs/Cats have had Vaccines, like other Pets/Livestock, that is generally not a good thing to EAT! Stop the Slaughter, they don't Deserve this and your People Deserve Better Nutrition!
Mar 20, 2017 Priyanka Guha Roy
Mar 20, 2017 Hannan Weil
Mar 20, 2017 sally timmins
Mar 20, 2017 kai k Sickening!!!!!!
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Mar 19, 2017 Darren Anderson
Mar 19, 2017 Lisa Vaugh
Mar 18, 2017 jon zebrowski

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