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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

May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 21, 2018 Elizabeth Pum
May 21, 2018 Penelope DeCoster Please stop the torture and abuse! Eating dogs will not bring good luck!! You should be ashamed to abuse, torture, and consume these wonderful loving animals!
May 21, 2018 Lizette Fisher
May 21, 2018 Ronda Hightower
May 21, 2018 jen plishka
May 21, 2018 Faye Harbottle More and more this is being brought to light. Education for these people who carry out this barbaric practice is a must. They do not understand and must be made to. In the meantime, protection needs to be put in place by the Chines government.
May 20, 2018 M T
May 20, 2018 Patricia Nielsen
May 20, 2018 karen wood
May 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2018 Deborah Craven
May 19, 2018 Rhonda Spaulding
May 19, 2018 Moneca Zeviar like this should not be aloud anywhere in the world :(
May 19, 2018 Lauren Berger
May 19, 2018 Lisa Hayes
May 19, 2018 Sabrina Zilske
May 19, 2018 Amy Wolfberg relishing in the deliberate torture of animals, whether for food or not, is an abomination before God and humankind.
May 19, 2018 Reidun Carstens
May 19, 2018 pam f
May 19, 2018 Freda Barrett This is absolutely barbaric. Animals deserve respect and humane treatment. This should be outlawed and people punished to the fullest extent of the law. There is no medicinal value in eating dog and cat meat. Stop the torture!
May 19, 2018 Axa Tolonen
May 19, 2018 Maria Baker
May 19, 2018 Joann Costa
May 18, 2018 Claudia Frosch Pls. show heart and empathie for animals!
May 18, 2018 Julie Wild
May 18, 2018 Penelope A Cole Please don't allow this to continue. It is barbaric. Dogs and Cats are companion animals, not for food or good luck.
May 18, 2018 Kathy Fuller
May 18, 2018 Gerard Traub
May 18, 2018 Sara Morris
May 18, 2018 Wendy Springstead
May 18, 2018 Kelly Shanks
May 18, 2018 Jessica Haag
May 18, 2018 Janet Workman
May 18, 2018 Betty Delman
May 18, 2018 alan harper
May 18, 2018 Doradean Correia
May 18, 2018 Mona Boggio
May 18, 2018 Priscilla Tine'
May 18, 2018 Jean McDermott
May 18, 2018 Robert Alaniz
May 18, 2018 Kellie Miller
May 18, 2018 Leticia Garcia
May 17, 2018 Doug Jacobson
May 17, 2018 Jeremy Potash Good fortune will come if every one of the captured dogs becomes the ward of families. Dogs can become treasured family members, providing comfort when lonely, safety by barking warnings, companions for an entire family or a family of one. That's dog RX
May 16, 2018 Lily Crumb
May 16, 2018 bheng reyes
May 16, 2018 Mitchlyn Schroeder
May 16, 2018 Viktoriya Chukhnina stop this madness!!! Barbaric!!! stone age!!! skinning or boiling alive!!!!! What is wrong with those people!!!! Dogs are friends and not food!!!!

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