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Goal: 100,000 Progress: 38,038
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

Aug 14, 2018 Janet Geiler
Aug 14, 2018 Mindi Tambellini
Aug 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2018 Valerie leblanc
Aug 14, 2018 Mike Eckenrode
Aug 14, 2018 Ron and Dorene Richman
Aug 14, 2018 Lorri Gaffney
Aug 14, 2018 Audrey Werling
Aug 14, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please stop this horrible action.
Aug 14, 2018 Maria Craigie
Aug 14, 2018 Robin Sternburg
Aug 14, 2018 Mandy Muller
Aug 14, 2018 RHONDA HUSSEY
Aug 14, 2018 Alice Elissen
Aug 14, 2018 Teresa Smith
Aug 14, 2018 Patricia Williams
Aug 14, 2018 michelle taylor
Aug 14, 2018 ann hodnett
Aug 13, 2018 Steven Mitchell Unspeakable cruelty! A very black mark on Vietnam's image abroad!
Aug 13, 2018 Kim Harris Stop hurting animals!!!!
Aug 13, 2018 (Name not displayed) WHY IS THIS PETITION STILL NOT GETTING THE SIGNATURES IT NEEDS TO STOP THE SLAUGHTER OF CATS? Please sign and share - cats suffer the same horrors, if not more, than dogs do in the meat trade. PLEASE FIGHT FOR ALL ANIMALS!
Aug 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 13, 2018 Lena Harris
Aug 13, 2018 Erica Erickson STOP BOILING ALIVE CATS!
Aug 13, 2018 Suzanne Carriere
Aug 13, 2018 Pat Williams
Aug 13, 2018 Anthony Harper To treat the most beautiful and loving of beings in this way is an intolerable sin and truly vile/disgusting. If the Vietnamese continue this practice, they should be shunned for all times and done away with completely when possible.
Aug 13, 2018 Lynne Taylor Stop this cruelty!! It's dark ages thinking ... it's barbaric.
Aug 13, 2018 Tina Hart
Aug 13, 2018 Pat Leex Please stop this inhumane practice.
Aug 13, 2018 (Name not displayed) Vietnam wants to be considered an advanced country, but such practices do not prove its advancement, only barbaric behavior.
Aug 13, 2018 carol micek
Aug 13, 2018 Natalie Bieniarz
Aug 13, 2018 Emma-Lou Saxby-Tisdell
Aug 13, 2018 Carol Costello
Aug 13, 2018 S B
Aug 13, 2018 Karen Sala Cats are to love not eat,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,how horrible,,
Aug 13, 2018 Michaela Sanchez
Aug 13, 2018 Maureen McCoy
Aug 13, 2018 Donna Reckker
Aug 13, 2018 John Lundquist
Aug 13, 2018 Melissa Neubauer
Aug 13, 2018 Penny Thatcher
Aug 13, 2018 Julie Smith
Aug 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 13, 2018 Diana Savage
Aug 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 13, 2018 Shirley Kurtzman-lustig This is so cruel. Have mercy Please stop this horrific Practice
Aug 13, 2018 Marilyn Harris

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