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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

Jun 22, 2018 Marlene Coffman Stupid un educated scum of the earth, they should be put in hot water and peel their skin off. Horrible scums of the earth.
Jun 22, 2018 Deborah Kiba I personally feel all consumed animals are meant to be our friends and shouldn’t be eaten, however, I, and so many others, have a soft place in my/our hearts for cats, This manner of barbarism is particularly sickening. Shame on those who engage in this.
Jun 22, 2018 shelley moress
Jun 22, 2018 Theresa Lamb
Jun 22, 2018 Adrianne Cruz
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2018 Alice Bowen End this now!! This is wrong!! These are pets not food!!
Jun 22, 2018 Paul Taylor This is disgusting. Cruel. This needs to stop. Please get as much people to sign this as you can. You can sign more than once.
Jun 22, 2018 Jolan Kocsis
Jun 22, 2018 Derrin King This is so cruel its 2018 you should know better than eating and torturung cats this is disgusting
Jun 22, 2018 Sarah Wolek Cats are pets and family members, not dinner you savages
Jun 22, 2018 Annemarie Novia
Jun 22, 2018 Melissa Morgan
Jun 22, 2018 Carlynn Hundley PLEASE stop the cruel treatment of all animal.
Jun 22, 2018 Farhana Alam
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Jun 22, 2018 Leslie Lou
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed) We must respect all living on this earth!!!!! This is WRONG!!!
Jun 22, 2018 sharon miskin
Jun 22, 2018 Cathy Prewitt
Jun 22, 2018 Chrissy Sorrentino
Jun 22, 2018 Mary Ann Baier
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Jun 22, 2018 Polly Smith
Jun 22, 2018 M H
Jun 22, 2018 Nancy Abear
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Jun 22, 2018 Susan Modica
Jun 22, 2018 Dawn Smith This is hideously barbaric! I realize other cultures eat animals we consider pets, but all animals deserve to be treated with care and respect. Even if they eventually end up on our tables.
Jun 22, 2018 Amber Terrasi
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2018 Chaketa Foster Let these beautiful babies live their lives
Jun 22, 2018 Cassandra McGee
Jun 22, 2018 Roberta Lopez
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Jun 22, 2018 Roxie Newman
Jun 22, 2018 Amy Gillette
Jun 22, 2018 kristina dubin
Jun 22, 2018 Jeanine Bernstein
Jun 22, 2018 Jenny Osterlund
Jun 22, 2018 Darci Torgeraon Sick, sick, just flat out wrong!
Jun 22, 2018 Paulette MacMillan
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed) This is horrible cruel treatment.
Jun 22, 2018 Krystyna Mcknight WHY!!!!!!!
Jun 22, 2018 Colette Flake-Bunz
Jun 22, 2018 Teonna Horn
Jun 22, 2018 Teresa Beisser

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