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Goal: 100,000 Progress: 31,207
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 23, 2018 yinny karinebas basta, son seres vivos que merecen vivir con respeto y amor
Jun 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2018 Paula Lozada
Jun 23, 2018 Wendy McMahon Cats are intelligent, feeling creatures that feel emotions and pain the same as humans. End this barbaric action as people are not starving.
Jun 23, 2018 (Name not displayed) cats are a pet they are not food we were not meant to eat cats
Jun 23, 2018 Gretta Cole
Jun 23, 2018 Suren Astvatsaturian
Jun 23, 2018 Kristine Burt Stop stop stop!
Jun 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2018 Bianca Mudge
Jun 23, 2018 Carol Brandel
Jun 23, 2018 Patsy Silver Pets not food
Jun 23, 2018 Janet S Sparks
Jun 23, 2018 Dianne Burnett
Jun 23, 2018 Kim Rodriguez
Jun 23, 2018 Riciu Georgiana
Jun 23, 2018 Naomi Cruz
Jun 23, 2018 Holland VanDieren
Jun 23, 2018 Leydi Dematos
Jun 23, 2018 Katherine McKenzie
Jun 23, 2018 Sarah Schepis
Jun 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2018 Vianney Ventura
Jun 23, 2018 Clara Bagger
Jun 23, 2018 Susan Shull Stop this horrible act!
Jun 23, 2018 Amy Talley
Jun 23, 2018 Colleen Mckinley
Jun 23, 2018 Sarah Scharry
Jun 23, 2018 Melissa Clark
Jun 23, 2018 Ala Gnat
Jun 23, 2018 Lilian Marlene Franco
Jun 23, 2018 Chris Marie
Jun 23, 2018 Sydney Stansbury
Jun 23, 2018 Dolores Dupont
Jun 23, 2018 Nazia Shafik
Jun 23, 2018 Gail Cooperman
Jun 23, 2018 Lana Frazier
Jun 23, 2018 Cassandra Collins Cats are pets!
Jun 23, 2018 Kim Rose
Jun 23, 2018 Cheryl Hahn
Jun 23, 2018 Kelsey Hertwig
Jun 23, 2018 Ian Hajiro
Jun 23, 2018 Marisa Trujillo This is animal cruelty and needs to stop now!
Jun 23, 2018 Mary Watson
Jun 23, 2018 Barbara Hartwig
Jun 23, 2018 Diane Mendoza
Jun 23, 2018 Aleksandra Ozimek
Jun 23, 2018 Crystal Durden
Jun 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2018 sudarshan sharma

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