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Tell the current Vietnamese Ministers of Health, Agriculture and Rural Development, and Industry and Trade to put a real stop to the illegal cat meat trade. Eating a cat is cruel, will not bring you luck or make you more agile, and could seriously harm your health.

The dog meat trade has come under scrutiny in recent years, but cats who are similarly abused haven't gotten as much attention. In this brutal yet thriving trade, cats are crammed into wire cages and transported into Vietnam, where cat meat is popular. Though many are strays, a large number are also beloved pets who have been stolen, still wearing their collars.

From there, the cruelty only gets worse. Groups of cats are transported in sacks, and because "tough" meat is desirable, cats are terrified and tortured prior to inhumane butchering. Some restaurants cram living cats into cages, so that consumers can pick which one to eat. Then they are boiled alive in hot water. One cat butcher boasted of killing 31 cats in one day for his restaurant. This is barbaric cruelty toward intelligent, sensitive, and innocent pets. [1]

The meat is sold as an expensive "delicacy" labeled "little tiger." Locals eat cat meat at the beginning of the month and year for good luck, or believing that it will bring strength and agility. [1] But the unregulated meat can be deadly, exposing people who eat it to diseases including toxoplasmosis, E. coli, and rabies.

In 1998, a ban on consuming cats in Vietnam was established by the prime minister to protect cats to make sure the rats did not get out of control. But it was ignored. Today, cat meat is popular. Many of the avid consumers are the very officials who are supposed to be enforcing the ban. [2]

Sign now and demand this gruesome meat trade be ended for good. Like dogs, cats are meant to be our friends - not dinner.

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To Vietnam's current Ministers of Health, Agriculture and Rural Development, and Industry and Trade:

The ban established in 1998 to ban cat meat from consumption needs to be enforced. It is inhumane to torture cats, butcher them, and eat them for "good luck."

Anyone who sells cats for meat or cat meat itself, or who consumes it - including police who should be enforcing the ban - needs to be prosecuted. This insidious cat meat trade is brutal, cruel, and illegal. Cats are not listed as livestock by Vietnam, and should not be sold for meat. It is dangerous to turn a blind eye to an unregulated meat trade in which contaminants can include potentially deadly diseases like toxoplasmosis, E. coli, and rabies.

These cats are being tortured and butchered. Some may be strays, but many are stolen pets. Thailand has sensibly and humanely banned all dog and cat meat, and we hope you will do the same. It is best for both animals and the people.

Your swift action is appreciated!


Petition Signatures

Jul 20, 2018 Shirl Simkins
Jul 20, 2018 (Name not displayed) This needs to stop - how in the world can ANY human honestly believe their spirit is lifted (given luck) by brutally killing a cat - just stop this ridiculous killing!!!
Jul 20, 2018 Alexandra Greeff
Jul 20, 2018 Prairie Simon
Jul 20, 2018 Sharon Sullivan
Jul 20, 2018 Emily Richardson Barbaric, inhumane, ignorant, cruel practice must end!
Jul 20, 2018 Lucy Amaro Jimenez
Jul 20, 2018 Chris Silcox
Jul 20, 2018 (Name not displayed) It love animals
Jul 20, 2018 Mary Azar
Jul 20, 2018 Amanda Caulkett
Jul 20, 2018 Chiharu Sugeno
Jul 20, 2018 Deborah Berens
Jul 20, 2018 Janet Murphy
Jul 20, 2018 Peyton Puccio
Jul 20, 2018 Kristyn Cornejo
Jul 20, 2018 Janice Cantrell You should be put down and fed to the cats
Jul 20, 2018 Renate Homburg Please take a progressive step for your country and enforce the ban on the brutal cat meat industry immediately. Thank you for caring.
Jul 20, 2018 (Name not displayed) STOP KILLING CAT'S FOR CAT MEAT
Jul 20, 2018 Debbie Rojas Please stop killing cats and dogs damn it eat fish
Jul 20, 2018 Vicki Yarger I love cats they are pets not food
Jul 20, 2018 Uschi Ott
Jul 20, 2018 Deborah Puccio
Jul 20, 2018 Muriel Lovenfosse
Jul 20, 2018 Charlotte Carruthers
Jul 20, 2018 Angela Willmes
Jul 20, 2018 Autumn Gibson
Jul 20, 2018 Kate Cheek This terrible cruelty must be stopped, cats are not food!
Jul 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2018 Ruben Veiga
Jul 20, 2018 Ed Smith
Jul 20, 2018 Patricia Cox
Jul 20, 2018 Marianne Stottlemyer
Jul 20, 2018 Dilek Yalcin
Jul 20, 2018 Judy Stein
Jul 20, 2018 Lisa Tokarz
Jul 20, 2018 Joy Carhartt
Jul 20, 2018 Anne Dulin
Jul 20, 2018 Linda Hughes
Jul 20, 2018 nicola wingrove
Jul 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2018 Joan Skwaryk
Jul 20, 2018 (Name not displayed) weil ich tiere liebe
Jul 20, 2018 Kerry Levey
Jul 20, 2018 Joan Hansen
Jul 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2018 Brenda McGregor
Jul 20, 2018 Nina Ledentsa
Jul 20, 2018 Annette Derksen
Jul 20, 2018 Peggy Carlin Disgusting!

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