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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

Mar 20, 2018 Hannah King
Mar 20, 2018 Linda Borner
Mar 20, 2018 Barbara Bruno
Mar 20, 2018 Maya Rudik
Mar 20, 2018 myriam boulay
Mar 20, 2018 CAROL BECK
Mar 20, 2018 Vanessa Jack
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Mar 19, 2018 Betty Camillo
Mar 19, 2018 Elba Bond
Mar 19, 2018 Evelyn Mancino
Mar 18, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Mar 18, 2018 Pamela Holley
Mar 18, 2018 Sandra Clark
Mar 18, 2018 Mike Dollard
Mar 18, 2018 Russell Mehrer
Mar 18, 2018 Ana Suarez
Mar 17, 2018 Judith Vermaas
Mar 17, 2018 Zara Jimenez
Mar 17, 2018 tore boissonneau
Mar 17, 2018 Danielle Perron
Mar 17, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 17, 2018 Lisa Algee
Mar 17, 2018 Suzanne Lenhart
Mar 17, 2018 Roger Palmer
Mar 17, 2018 Amanda Bouvier
Mar 17, 2018 Louise Broderick
Mar 16, 2018 Vicky Bashore
Mar 16, 2018 Lisa L
Mar 16, 2018 Nicky Sykora More love. More kindness. More compassion for all.
Mar 16, 2018 Gerald Ladd
Mar 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2018 Jeanette Allen
Mar 16, 2018 Joe Hollerich
Mar 16, 2018 Louanne Birkner Cruelty at its worst, completely senseless. Stop it. Stop it. Stop it.
Mar 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2018 Pamela McBee
Mar 16, 2018 Jill Gill OMG! WTF?! Are you not totally fucked in the head? If you want to get a good start in the new year why don't you try eating natural foods. Or better yet you are over populated over there,why not start eating people and or criminals, NOT INNOCENT ANIMALS!!
Mar 16, 2018 Guy Rein
Mar 15, 2018 (Name not displayed) How can a poor loving pet be given up to slaughter. This is so wrong in more ways then 10.
Mar 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 15, 2018 Krystina Boyle
Mar 15, 2018 Angela Danzik
Mar 15, 2018 Sharon Gellert
Mar 15, 2018 Keri Riddle It's one thing to eat animals because one needs food, it's quite another to mistreat and then torture any animal for any reason!!! There's no need for torture....EVER
Mar 15, 2018 David Hall
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