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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

Apr 20, 2018 Linda Partin
Apr 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2018 Kelly Bula
Apr 20, 2018 Lynn Fraser Stop this inhumane cruel cat killing.
Apr 20, 2018 Susan Coyle
Apr 20, 2018 Najua Ismail
Apr 20, 2018 Deb Walker Please help the voiceless they deserve better than this
Apr 20, 2018 Barbara Howard
Apr 20, 2018 Victoria Apodaca
Apr 20, 2018 Julie Macmillan
Apr 20, 2018 Tatiana Shelenga
Apr 20, 2018 Murielle Depuille
Apr 20, 2018 Patricia Wilburn
Apr 20, 2018 Kristina Markal Animals dont have a voice to cryout so we have to speak for them
Apr 20, 2018 Monika Hirschmann
Apr 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2018 (Name not displayed) Consuming cats & dogs is a practice that no other country does.The way these innocent and helpless animals are treated says a lot about the people that have no heart or conscience. The abuse, torture, and inhumane way they are treated is horrific!!!
Apr 19, 2018 Charlie Mangis
Apr 19, 2018 lynn noe inhumane, sick and disgusting.
Apr 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2018 Libby Erie
Apr 19, 2018 Vanessa White
Apr 19, 2018 Annemarie Carney
Apr 19, 2018 Debbie Foster
Apr 19, 2018 Barbara Ott It's animal cruelty. Please stop doing this.
Apr 19, 2018 Imelda Chinchilla
Apr 19, 2018 Zsofia Arato
Apr 19, 2018 Amy Hua
Apr 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2018 Deb Tatum This is horrible. Please stop this now!!!
Apr 19, 2018 Andra Carriere
Apr 19, 2018 Sequoia Wilson
Apr 19, 2018 Teri Love Please - please stop! ๐Ÿ˜”
Apr 19, 2018 Britney Johnson
Apr 19, 2018 Phyllis Romero Animal cruelty. No one in their right mind would boil a live animal.
Apr 19, 2018 Flora Lopez
Apr 19, 2018 Adrienne Youmans
Apr 19, 2018 Kim Beatty
Apr 19, 2018 Geneva Vasquez
Apr 19, 2018 Laurie Pigeon
Apr 19, 2018 Michele VandenBerg
Apr 19, 2018 Sandy Moyer
Apr 19, 2018 melissa drum
Apr 19, 2018 Karla Davenport
Apr 19, 2018 Cathleen Bastible
Apr 19, 2018 Patricia Nicolella
Apr 19, 2018 Syl Browning Stop this obscene torture please. Animals are like people. Would you treat a human being like this?
Apr 19, 2018 Bonnie Lamacchia
Apr 19, 2018 Farah Tafreshi

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