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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.

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Apr 23, 2018 k sullivan
Apr 23, 2018 Annie Krochmalny
Apr 23, 2018 Louise Odams
Apr 23, 2018 Rachel Hale
Apr 22, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 22, 2018 Rita Willis
Apr 22, 2018 Bob Willis
Apr 22, 2018 Suzanne Hickford
Apr 22, 2018 Bob Hickford
Apr 21, 2018 Patty Audrain
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Apr 20, 2018 Katie McMahon-Ellenz
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Apr 19, 2018 Betül Akıncı
Apr 19, 2018 Ana Belmonte Es una salvajada!
Apr 18, 2018 Christine Fernando
Apr 17, 2018 Mariana Schuman
Apr 17, 2018 Brian Adams
Apr 16, 2018 Linda Payne
Apr 15, 2018 Jean Borglum
Apr 15, 2018 Gina Lippa
Apr 15, 2018 CINDY AU
Apr 15, 2018 Barbara Buckley
Apr 15, 2018 Catherine Cushny
Apr 15, 2018 Shelley Ball
Apr 15, 2018 Robert Zampino
Apr 14, 2018 Fawn Mcconnell
Apr 14, 2018 Aubrey Savaria
Apr 14, 2018 Jean Lambert
Apr 14, 2018 Sheila Henderson Shameful China a culture of cruelty and barbarism! The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. " Mahatma Ghandi"
Apr 14, 2018 George Mertz
Apr 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2018 karen frazier End the cruelty forever and bring the human race back to a human culture. I am ashame to be called human knowing that my race is part of this cruelty.
Apr 14, 2018 Carol Shaffoe
Apr 14, 2018 Amanda Bunger
Apr 14, 2018 Donna Larschan
Apr 14, 2018 Linda Duncanson
Apr 14, 2018 galina Dzhaladyan
Apr 13, 2018 Linda Dockery Another government just trying to cover up that they are lying sick barbaric freaks!! Wu you are disgusting and I hope for anything but health and good fortune for ALL who participate!!!
Apr 13, 2018 Lauren Thompson
Apr 13, 2018 Peter Fell
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Apr 13, 2018 Mike Grant
Apr 13, 2018 Barbara Ellis
Apr 13, 2018 Dee Authier
Apr 13, 2018 Elaine Talbot
Apr 13, 2018 Julie Suris
Apr 13, 2018 Myrian Monnet
Apr 13, 2018 Paolo Bitelli
Apr 13, 2018 Robert Thomson

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