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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

Aug 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2018 Evroula Markidou
Aug 15, 2018 jenny bron
Aug 15, 2018 Louise Smit This is heartless and very cruel. This must be stop.
Aug 15, 2018 Joanne Grossi
Aug 14, 2018 Sandy Amador
Aug 14, 2018 Julia Kuliesh
Aug 14, 2018 Rhonda Lohman
Aug 14, 2018 Denise Luster
Aug 14, 2018 Karen Guilfoyle
Aug 14, 2018 Susan Palmer
Aug 14, 2018 Rex De Silva
Aug 14, 2018 Akiko Sasauchi
Aug 14, 2018 Catherine Milovina
Aug 14, 2018 Estelle Greener
Aug 14, 2018 Sara Waller
Aug 14, 2018 Simona Williams
Aug 14, 2018 Marcelo Vidorete
Aug 14, 2018 Faith Plass STOP THE TORTURING OF CATS!! It is horribly inhumane and unnecessary! They are NOT livestock!
Aug 14, 2018 Bodil Luden
Aug 14, 2018 Linnea Sandin
Aug 14, 2018 Shirley Thompson
Aug 14, 2018 Filomena C
Aug 14, 2018 Lorraine O'Donnell Shame on these people, and yes, animal abuse and abuse of humans often spring from the same diseased souls
Aug 14, 2018 'Tiger' Mason Killing dogs and cats for meat is inhumane and cruel-don't we have enough other animals to eat without killing people's pet friends? Are you Vietnamese the same speices as the rest of us? No, you are part Denisovan, that explains a lot....
Aug 14, 2018 Annemarie Jackson
Aug 14, 2018 Sharron R This is pure animal abuse and abusing any animal will lead those abusers to ABUSE CHILDREN. Stop the abuse of the cats and save some CHILD from being ABUSED
Aug 14, 2018 D Rader
Aug 14, 2018 Janet Geiler
Aug 14, 2018 Mindi Tambellini
Aug 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2018 Valerie leblanc
Aug 14, 2018 Mike Eckenrode
Aug 14, 2018 Ron and Dorene Richman
Aug 14, 2018 Lorri Gaffney
Aug 14, 2018 Audrey Werling
Aug 14, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please stop this horrible action.
Aug 14, 2018 Maria Craigie
Aug 14, 2018 Robin Sternburg
Aug 14, 2018 Mandy Muller
Aug 14, 2018 RHONDA HUSSEY
Aug 14, 2018 Alice Elissen
Aug 14, 2018 Teresa Smith
Aug 14, 2018 Patricia Williams
Aug 14, 2018 michelle taylor

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