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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 23, 2018 Mary Klein
Jul 23, 2018 Virginie Norwood
Jul 23, 2018 Joni Moseley
Jul 23, 2018 Mariko Kumanomido
Jul 23, 2018 Patti Pentis
Jul 23, 2018 Tammy Huff
Jul 23, 2018 Kelly Maas
Jul 23, 2018 michele welty
Jul 23, 2018 Wendy Goldsworthy This is evil. In the Name of Jesus, stop this horror, cruel act now!
Jul 23, 2018 Erin Scott Barbaric. Time to stop and evolve.
Jul 23, 2018 Victoria Evans Stop torturing cats & killing them for meat!!! This is unacceptable inhumane behaviour!! The rest of the world wonders if you are humans!!
Jul 23, 2018 Antonio Molina
Jul 23, 2018 Susan Gaeta
Jul 23, 2018 Neveu Sophie
Jul 23, 2018 Terri Day
Jul 23, 2018 Tara Flores No animal should be abused!!
Jul 22, 2018 Ingrid Higueros To the government of Vietnam,please make a law,no more killing dog's &cat's neither eat than...they also have feelings,no more killing...
Jul 22, 2018 Donna Popejoy
Jul 22, 2018 Linda Landvik
Jul 22, 2018 Tessa Emery Cats are for pets, not food. Please stop. I will starve before eating your sin.
Jul 22, 2018 Tracy Tipton
Jul 22, 2018 Brenda Buenrostro
Jul 22, 2018 Yutana Cothern
Jul 22, 2018 D Peters Absolutely disgusting and barbaric!!!! What's the matter with these people?!?!
Jul 22, 2018 Veronica Redoble
Jul 22, 2018 Raina Whitehurst
Jul 22, 2018 Donna Wall
Jul 22, 2018 Laura Kinney
Jul 22, 2018 Bethany Sloan Please protect these beautiful creatures!! Poor innocent babies!!
Jul 22, 2018 Jan Mitchell
Jul 22, 2018 Amber Hott
Jul 22, 2018 Destiny Morgan
Jul 22, 2018 Jennifer Thomas Why would you do such a cruel action against animals that have no way of defending themselves and many times are trusting.
Jul 22, 2018 Molly B.
Jul 22, 2018 Jody Schneider
Jul 22, 2018 Nidia Contreras
Jul 22, 2018 Monica Smith
Jul 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2018 Janel Compton
Jul 22, 2018 Kristen Hoban Stop cruelty to innocent animals
Jul 22, 2018 Kinsey Koehler
Jul 22, 2018 Pam Klinebough Stuff like this sickens me. Stop this barbaric practice!!
Jul 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2018 B Liberato
Jul 22, 2018 Maria Vega
Jul 22, 2018 Leeann Barnes
Jul 22, 2018 Catman Blanchard
Jul 22, 2018 Mary Price
Jul 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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