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A new ban on selling dog meat at restaurants, street vendors and markets at China's Yulin dog meat festival will go into effect on June 15, just one week before the festival is set to start. What remains unclear is if the ban is temporary or if officials will be able to enforce the ban. Sign now to show your support for a permanent end to the Yulin Dog Meat Festival!
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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

Jan 16, 2018 Beth Knutson World's worst "celebration" of the summer solstice - EVER!!! I thought China was more civilized than that - DISGUSTING.
Jan 16, 2018 Amely Adolph
Jan 15, 2018 Gulden Comic
Jan 15, 2018 Heidi Alkan
Jan 15, 2018 Sabine Geiß
Jan 15, 2018 irene schweizer
Jan 15, 2018 Teresa Prusko
Jan 15, 2018 Susanne Schwann
Jan 15, 2018 cara frame
Jan 14, 2018 Rick Thomason
Jan 14, 2018 Sonja Kufner
Jan 14, 2018 Marion Brannaschk
Jan 14, 2018 Pia Jaschinski
Jan 14, 2018 Christine polzin stopt this massakler forever! save and help this aninals! beed this trade forever!
Jan 14, 2018 norma graciela varrone cancio
Jan 14, 2018 Mandy Lang-Egermann
Jan 14, 2018 Claudia Schadenfroh
Jan 14, 2018 Sabine Alkier
Jan 13, 2018 Laurence Lumes
Jan 13, 2018 ANA ALEMAN
Jan 13, 2018 Sabine Thiel
Jan 13, 2018 Joan Maynardu
Jan 13, 2018 Joan Maynard
Jan 13, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jan 13, 2018 Cindy Kliege
Jan 13, 2018 Susanne Stachel
Jan 13, 2018 tina meinert
Jan 13, 2018 Kathrin Hellmuth
Jan 13, 2018 MV L
Jan 13, 2018 Rachel P
Jan 13, 2018 Kim Hellbach
Jan 13, 2018 Regina Wendel
Jan 13, 2018 colette stalder
Jan 13, 2018 Linda Nufer
Jan 13, 2018 Anna Stein
Jan 13, 2018 Sandra Faucher
Jan 13, 2018 Ramona Kohlemann
Jan 13, 2018 Maritta Bittruff
Jan 13, 2018 Lipke gerlinde
Jan 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 12, 2018 Kris VanKleek
Jan 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 11, 2018 chris thomason This wrong and sick
Jan 11, 2018 Tone Kvalnes
Jan 11, 2018 Victoria Bustamante
Jan 11, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
Jan 11, 2018 (Name not displayed) The Chinese and China are going crazy - stop stop stop all animal abuse.
Jan 9, 2018 Beth Hukill
Jan 8, 2018 Donna Tanner such stupidity
Jan 7, 2018 Jan Novak STOP!

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