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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

Aug 18, 2017 DEANNA DURBIN
Aug 17, 2017 Elena Bitekhtina
Aug 17, 2017 Michèle Haudebourg
Aug 17, 2017 Michelle Maisonave
Aug 17, 2017 Cheryl Crandall
Aug 17, 2017 Marion Krüger Horrible and absolutely senseless...
Aug 16, 2017 Gertruida Wessels I know people don’t want to look at pictures or cruelty like this, but if everyone has the same idea of not wanting to know, we will not be able to help these poor animals. Please help us help those who cannot speak out for themselves by signing this pet
Aug 16, 2017 Beatrice Wan Karma!
Aug 16, 2017 Marion Angiuli
Aug 16, 2017 Candi Gaona
Aug 16, 2017 Connie Lewis Lewis
Aug 16, 2017 C. Scott
Aug 16, 2017 Deborah Hammond
Aug 16, 2017 Julie Reid
Aug 16, 2017 Bettie Ackerman
Aug 16, 2017 Julie Schuster
Aug 16, 2017 Shayne O'Brien
Aug 16, 2017 ANN UNGER
Aug 16, 2017 Barbara Slaterback
Aug 16, 2017 Laura Beach Inhumane and disgusting. Dogs aren't livestock.
Aug 16, 2017 Alisha Allen
Aug 16, 2017 Eileen Bennett
Aug 16, 2017 Kathy Sadler
Aug 16, 2017 Elizabeth Marquart sick,,sick,,sick
Aug 16, 2017 Sandy Intarasut
Aug 16, 2017 Stacy Gold
Aug 16, 2017 Jennifer Hilsden
Aug 16, 2017 Kim Maynard
Aug 16, 2017 Brian Gottejman Yulin .......F You
Aug 16, 2017 Cindy Tower
Aug 16, 2017 Sheila Penrod
Aug 16, 2017 Rodica Ardelean
Aug 16, 2017 Liza Englander
Aug 16, 2017 L taylor
Aug 16, 2017 Monica Bertoia
Aug 16, 2017 anthony mcguinness
Aug 16, 2017 ELENA TCHANIA
Aug 16, 2017 Janet Featherstone So sad how distorted beliefs create pain for those unable to defend themselves. Stop this barbaric practice!
Aug 16, 2017 Thereann Lisa
Aug 16, 2017 Suzanne Thorpe Boycott all Chinese products and trade until they stop acting like a barbarians. Barbarians are not allowed to participate in world trade.,
Aug 15, 2017 Natalie Gagnon
Aug 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2017 Laurence Volbart Stop eating dog and cat meat, STOP EATING ANY MEAT
Aug 15, 2017 Linda DeLaquil
Aug 15, 2017 Mari Niemeläinen
Aug 14, 2017 Tami Lukachy
Aug 14, 2017 Jennifer Edwards
Aug 14, 2017 Mireya Ivanovic
Aug 14, 2017 Terri Tadeo
Aug 14, 2017 Ruth Tranquillo There is something wrong with these, so called humans???????

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