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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

Aug 16, 2018 DWAYNE KNIRK
Aug 16, 2018 Olga Nelson Cats are our companions. Please stop this abuse!!!
Aug 16, 2018 Michelyn Martirez
Aug 16, 2018 Julie Frandsen
Aug 16, 2018 parry donze it is 2018 and it is time the old superstitions are put to rest. Killing and eating cats WILL NOT bring anyone good luck...if anything, the opposite
Aug 16, 2018 Cecilia Brunberg
Aug 16, 2018 Kathleen Barnes Shame on you!!! In the 80's your people would go out at night with nets to capture cats to thieves. After we helped you come to America and supported do this to us. Cats & Dogs are family pets and should be treated as such.
Aug 16, 2018 Sandra Backelund
Aug 16, 2018 Shea Nace
Aug 16, 2018 Noel Mckay
Aug 16, 2018 Polfliet Roland
Aug 16, 2018 Maren Knox
Aug 16, 2018 Mary Stacy
Aug 16, 2018 shiping zhang
Aug 16, 2018 Ewa Igras
Aug 16, 2018 Judy Beasley Hang the lunatics...
Aug 16, 2018 Tiia Pitkänen
Aug 16, 2018 Sandra Bisogni
Aug 16, 2018 Paolo Sorresina
Aug 16, 2018 Marian Willem
Aug 16, 2018 Tamara Althoff
Aug 16, 2018 Cheryl Andrews
Aug 16, 2018 Catherine RUDOLF NNAJI
Aug 16, 2018 Christine Nicholls
Aug 16, 2018 rocky randy
Aug 16, 2018 Richard Weather head
Aug 16, 2018 Annie Boulanger
Aug 16, 2018 Barbara George
Aug 16, 2018 Veronika Nadtochii Stpo the torture!!!
Aug 16, 2018 Mary Lagarde
Aug 15, 2018 dr b bresard #CatFriend INEDIBLE
Aug 15, 2018 Michele Burke
Aug 15, 2018 Alicia Laruccia
Aug 15, 2018 Sheryll Margolis
Aug 15, 2018 Caroline Raoul
Aug 15, 2018 JODENE ERNSBERGER Why do you continue to kill, and eat, animals that are pets?! Why would anyone let this keep happening? Please, STOP this! And NOW!
Aug 15, 2018 Kelly Rogers
Aug 15, 2018 Tracy Luong Cats and Dogs are friends, not food! Stop killing , stop eating them! It is cruel, immoral!
Aug 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
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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

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