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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

Oct 17, 2017 bobbette bross
Oct 17, 2017 mariann sandberg
Oct 16, 2017 Donna Craythorn
Oct 16, 2017 Karen Wilkinson
Oct 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 15, 2017 jeanine vaerewyck having lived in Hong Kong for many years and as such having visited China many times, the abuse of domestic animals prevented me from visiting more often and I have decided not to go back as long as this practice continues!
Oct 14, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Oct 14, 2017 Lynn Helton HOLY COW! what an absolutely horrific and CRUEL, CRUEL thing to do! It makes me sick to my stomach! Dogs and cats are companion animals and DO NOT DESERVE this kind of treatment!
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 Katie Cuellar
Oct 13, 2017 conny sijben These despicable crueltys must stop NOW
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2017 Maryann Holtsclaw
Oct 12, 2017 Heidi Oberst
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2017 Alirangela Gonzalez
Oct 12, 2017 Patrice Keenaghan
Oct 11, 2017 marina jelicic
Oct 11, 2017 Saba Alemayehu
Oct 10, 2017 Sandra Barnett
Oct 10, 2017 William Sherman
Oct 10, 2017 Joyce MacNeil
Oct 10, 2017 Louise Moore
Oct 10, 2017 (Name not displayed) For an old culture that loves beauty they have an ugly way of showing it,by this horrible practice on helpless and loyal animals. For shame!
Oct 10, 2017 Maria Luisa Chiodo
Oct 10, 2017 Laura Prohaska Barbaric.
Oct 10, 2017 Sylvia Cardella
Oct 10, 2017 Александр Михайлов
Oct 10, 2017 Jacqueline Rule
Oct 10, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 10, 2017 Michelle Pickering
Oct 10, 2017 John Botts
Oct 10, 2017 Donna Partin
Oct 10, 2017 Marilyn Lindsey Superstition
Oct 10, 2017 Reynaldo Reyna
Oct 10, 2017 stella MASON
Oct 10, 2017 Michelle Ochs
Oct 9, 2017 cynthia Knoke
Oct 8, 2017 Rebecca Anderson
Oct 8, 2017 joan gordon
Oct 7, 2017 Mark Porter This is one of the most senseless and abhorrent acts ever perpetrated against innocent animals, and for NO GOOD REASON. TERRIBLE!!!
Oct 7, 2017 Brenda S
Oct 7, 2017 Laura K
Oct 7, 2017 Natasha Watkins
Oct 6, 2017 Brenda Roy
Oct 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 5, 2017 Petra Stadtmueller
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