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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


Jun 20, 2018 lydia rivera
Jun 20, 2018 tania rivera
Jun 20, 2018 (Name not displayed) ROT IN HELL you EVIL, SADISTIC, SAVAGES.
Jun 20, 2018 Sally Wynn
Jun 20, 2018 Cheryl K. Wenberg
Jun 20, 2018 Tina Watkins
Jun 20, 2018 Paola Marcelli Vergogna
Jun 20, 2018 Gloria SCIANDRA
Jun 19, 2018 Marjorie Krueger This barbaric practice must stop!
Jun 19, 2018 Beverly. Speirs
Jun 19, 2018 Darlene Littlefield
Jun 19, 2018 Sarah Barrett STOP THIS HORRIFIC SICKENING CRUELTY
Jun 19, 2018 ISABEL SOBRAL
Jun 19, 2018 Judi Luthy
Jun 19, 2018 Haley Svec
Jun 19, 2018 TERESA GRANDINETTI
Jun 19, 2018 Erin Faz
Jun 19, 2018 Amanda Lynch
Jun 19, 2018 Meredith Knee
Jun 19, 2018 Starr Christ
Jun 19, 2018 Debbie Christner
Jun 18, 2018 Michelle Dingman Awful and so heartbreakingly cruel.
Jun 18, 2018 Rena Fafalios
Jun 18, 2018 Kathy Baer
Jun 18, 2018 Tamara Bacon
Jun 18, 2018 Aníta Einarsdóttir
Jun 17, 2018 Monique Correa God I hate these savages. Please stop this madness
Jun 17, 2018 (Name not displayed) Uncivilized behavior :-(
Jun 17, 2018 Cindy Straube
Jun 17, 2018 JUDITH MARTIN how can these "people" call themselves "humans" ?? PLEASE stop this horrific practice and educate your followers ...
Jun 16, 2018 Diane DeLong
Jun 16, 2018 Maria Zettlemoyer
Jun 16, 2018 Angela Tafoya
Jun 16, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 12, 2018 Donald Williams
Jun 12, 2018 Dean LaPorte
Jun 12, 2018 Angie Hyde
Jun 10, 2018 JULIE ROBERTS
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 10, 2018 Thomas Friedman
Jun 10, 2018 Jill Tew
Jun 8, 2018 Karen Dionne
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Thompson
Jun 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 8, 2018 LeeAnn Montgomery
Jun 8, 2018 Melanie Handowski
Jun 7, 2018 Leslie Carver If it brings "health and good fortune," why aren't you a first-world nation? Maybe if you brought yourselves some GOOD kharma instead of bad, you would be.
Jun 7, 2018 Karen Myers
Jun 7, 2018 Cecilia Brandon It's time to put an end to this.
Jun 7, 2018 Anita Carter

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