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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

Jun 19, 2018 Ccilia Brandon
Jun 19, 2018 Melissa Fox disgusting
Jun 19, 2018 Fumi Downing
Jun 19, 2018 Jean-Pierre BIENVENU
Jun 19, 2018 Tanya Bazzle
Jun 19, 2018 Susan Starkie
Jun 19, 2018 Samantha Swartz
Jun 19, 2018 Megan Pearlman
Jun 19, 2018 Brigitte Bataille
Jun 19, 2018 Sarah Widener
Jun 19, 2018 Carolina Rozo
Jun 19, 2018 Debbie Tudryn
Jun 19, 2018 B. Elkin This needs to STOP NOW.
Jun 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2018 Karen Guerin Horrifying.
Jun 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2018 marie hanulak These people an not be humans
Jun 19, 2018 Jennifer Moore We don't eat our pets!
Jun 19, 2018 Linda Suter This needs to stop now!!!
Jun 19, 2018 Cindy Lynch
Jun 19, 2018 (Name not displayed) STOP the ABUSE
Jun 19, 2018 Kelley Lanzarotta-Seigler
Jun 19, 2018 Deborah Matthews Stop this barbaric killing. Enforce the 1998 law you passed.
Jun 19, 2018 Lynda Ryback
Jun 19, 2018 SUSAN EWING
Jun 19, 2018 Marcus N
Jun 19, 2018 Jessica Fish There is NO reason for this!!! They need to be boiled alive!!!!
Jun 19, 2018 Cindy Workman
Jun 19, 2018 Tiziana Vallini
Jun 19, 2018 milva tamburro deluca
Jun 19, 2018 Curtis Tomlin
Jun 19, 2018 Kimberly Young These people should be boiled alive!!!!
Jun 19, 2018 Judy Henkel
Jun 19, 2018 Shannon Cathey
Jun 19, 2018 Judy Baugh
Jun 19, 2018 Jo Vittner
Jun 19, 2018 Stephanie Teien This is inexcusably cruel and totally unnecessary. It needs to be stopped immediately.
Jun 19, 2018 Janice Nobles
Jun 19, 2018 Gina Fendeu
Jun 19, 2018 Peter Mathews
Jun 19, 2018 Tabitha Tate
Jun 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2018 Ellen Linville
Jun 19, 2018 Michel Ward
Jun 19, 2018 Donna Burton
Jun 19, 2018 crystal flanigan
Jun 19, 2018 Lois Arnold
Jun 19, 2018 Andrea Barlow It's abhorrent to torture, kill and/or eat cats and all other animals! It's idioctic to think it will bring agility or luck! The INHUMANITY MUST STOP! It would serve justice if the low lives who do this get diseases, suffer and die! Rid the world of them!
Jun 19, 2018 (Name not displayed) stop this as it is not right and completely wrong
Jun 19, 2018 SANDRA WEEKS

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