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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 22, 2018 Arlette SIMON
Jun 22, 2018 Linda ONeil
Jun 22, 2018 Cece Putman
Jun 22, 2018 Aubrieh Perolino
Jun 22, 2018 Kris Phillips Please stop this disgusting treatment of living creatures. If you must take a life, do so in as painless a way as possible. Torturing animals for fun and food is just disgusting. Please end this barbaric practice
Jun 22, 2018 Katerina Manolakou
Jun 22, 2018 Joe Hollerich
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed) tthis cruelty has to stop. If you have to eat dog then they have to be killed humanely
Jun 22, 2018 Dominique Mas
Jun 22, 2018 Michelle Leidig
Jun 21, 2018 Deborah Withers This is cruelty beyond belief and must be stopped.
Jun 21, 2018 EVA DEROCHE
Jun 21, 2018 France Bernier
Jun 21, 2018 Brenda Altman
Jun 21, 2018 Leasa Codner I implore you to stop this inhumane practice now!
Jun 21, 2018 HELEN CHILCOTT Torturing animals is inhumane and unnecessary. It adds no flavour or tenderness to their meat. Please stop these barbaric practices in the name of humanity. Humans should be better than this. STOP THE CRUELTY NOW.
Jun 21, 2018 Lynn Ainsworth This barbaric,cruel and inhumane practice needs to stop. Domestic animals have no fear of us and this torture shows the lack of humanity you show these animals. Shame on you!
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 Debbi Zavorski Sick sick sick
Jun 21, 2018 Daniella Rayess Anyone capable of doing such harm to any living creature without a glimpse of regret is a mass murderer in the making
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please end this horror!
Jun 21, 2018 Chris Lindsey
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 Mabry Soul
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) This MUST stop.
Jun 21, 2018 Myles Gibbons
Jun 21, 2018 Sandy Szpala
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) It HAS TO END!!
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) No innocent animal deserves this cruelty God never put them on earth to suffer. They would do anything for there owners.
Jun 21, 2018 Michael Hayne This needs to stop, and stop right now.
Jun 21, 2018 ANNA Figueroa
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 rasika wankhede Sir plz im requesting to u plz stop this horrible festival plz sir dogs are our frnd they are not food plz sir pls
Jun 21, 2018 Carrie Wiebe Please stop the cruel and horrific practice! This WILL NOT bring health and good fortune!!
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 Janet Moncure
Jun 21, 2018 Sheryl Schwingle NEEDS TO STOP FUCKERS
Jun 21, 2018 Pia Gustafsson
Jun 21, 2018 Angela Brown
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) This needs to stop its disgusting
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 Charmaine Kam Su Mei
Jun 21, 2018 Rachel Quirion
Jun 21, 2018 Pam Garmon
Jun 21, 2018 Fiona James Be humane
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 April Johnston

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