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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

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

Jun 22, 2018 Idalia Castillo
Jun 22, 2018 Betsy Summerfield This is absolutely wrong and cruel!
Jun 22, 2018 Jeanettec Campbell This is an awful trade. Please stop. Go eat something else.
Jun 22, 2018 Jana Pendragon
Jun 22, 2018 alice dunton
Jun 22, 2018 Debbie Kelly I hate Asians they are the most violent people on the planet. We should be able to get rid of them all.
Jun 22, 2018 Jessica Boyt
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2018 Sarah McClement
Jun 22, 2018 Arlette SIMON
Jun 22, 2018 Jill Suttle
Jun 22, 2018 Jennifer Lovett They have a soul and deserve to be treated as if they have one.
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2018 Leslie Elston
Jun 22, 2018 Barbara Renaud
Jun 22, 2018 Mary Ciulla
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2018 Lauren Bowen
Jun 22, 2018 VEE FAGIOLI This is DISGUSTING and DISGRACEFUL!! I cannot believe that educated humans would even think of entertaining such a thought!!! These are PETS!!!!! Not food! I am appalled!!!!
Jun 22, 2018 Linda ONeil
Jun 22, 2018 Donna Skoczen
Jun 22, 2018 Maria Nemetz No animal should be tortured in such ways! Barbaric!
Jun 22, 2018 Nancy Wickster
Jun 22, 2018 Christine Guarnieri
Jun 22, 2018 Nicole Gray
Jun 22, 2018 Kimberly Hornblower
Jun 22, 2018 Kim Tassi
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2018 Sonja Bryant Bryant
Jun 22, 2018 Cydney Clouse
Jun 22, 2018 Nina Pleau
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2018 Eve Morgan Please stop this cruel practice.
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2018 COLLEEN Merrick
Jun 22, 2018 Breanna Gusick
Jun 22, 2018 Karen Reese Cats and dogs are not part of the food chain! They are loving companions and are not for food! Stop this cruelty!
Jun 22, 2018 Terry Rodriguez Please ban animal cruelty and spread awareness save the animals for their lives matter
Jun 22, 2018 Laila Kankaansivu
Jun 22, 2018 Marcia Thorne
Jun 22, 2018 Brianne Akins
Jun 22, 2018 Karen Porell
Jun 22, 2018 Nadine Gardner Please do not allow the fur babies to be destroyed trying to create some shelters and help them!
Jun 22, 2018 Traci Nejedlo
Jun 22, 2018 Kristin Laskowski
Jun 22, 2018 Mary Vascik
Jun 22, 2018 Maria Safavi
Jun 22, 2018 Paula Miller All lives matter!

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