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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

Apr 21, 2018 Christine Earley
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2018 Michele Wood
Apr 21, 2018 Claire Lanfranchi
Apr 21, 2018 Sharon Kloth
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2018 Yvonne LiBrizzi
Apr 21, 2018 Cindy C
Apr 21, 2018 Lori Chavera
Apr 21, 2018 Yvette Rivera
Apr 21, 2018 Jessyca Jordan Please, just stop.
Apr 21, 2018 Adela Mucllari
Apr 21, 2018 Susan Kasuba
Apr 21, 2018 Parley Gagne In this day and age, this is unacceptable. Stop. Now.
Apr 21, 2018 Terri Robb
Apr 21, 2018 Stacy Lopez
Apr 21, 2018 Kathy Harrer
Apr 21, 2018 Mary DANDREA
Apr 21, 2018 Jacob Spillman
Apr 21, 2018 Gina Gebhart Please stop murdering these babies please
Apr 21, 2018 Cha Crump
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Im a animal lover and hate to see animals miss treated
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2018 Gail Frank Oh my god, this is so disgusting. My sweet cats are my angels. Who would do this? This makes me sick to think of!
Apr 21, 2018 Hanne Hallar
Apr 21, 2018 Barbara Gregory This is just disgusting and barbaric!!
Apr 21, 2018 Michelle Campbell
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2018 susan huls Horrible!
Apr 21, 2018 Jean Starr
Apr 21, 2018 Tamara Fowler This is disgusting & horrific. It needs to stop ASAP. Let’s save these sweet kitties
Apr 21, 2018 Michelle Morgan
Apr 21, 2018 James Karas
Apr 21, 2018 Karen Newrones For god sakes, be a HUMAN and stop this TERRIBLE cruelty. Eat vegetables & stop your torture. We are a higher being than this. These cats and dogs are not meant for this. Please please stop.
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2018 Diana Rankin This is barbaric! No living creature should be tortured in this way. Have a heart!
Apr 21, 2018 Janet Allsop I love cats. I’ve had cats all my life. I couldn’even imagine this happening to my loving pets or eating them. It’s sick and needs to stop!! Tell them to get a 4-leaf clover if they want luck!!
Apr 21, 2018 Ginger Schedler
Apr 21, 2018 Delos Bixby this has got to END, cats are pets not food!
Apr 21, 2018 marcy williams I have done cat rescue for thirty five years. It is hard to believe this exists and it has to be stopped
Apr 21, 2018 Virginia Gargiulo
Apr 21, 2018 Toni Schram
Apr 21, 2018 Jo Kovach-Kelsch
Apr 21, 2018 Jennifer Williams Sick people. The United States should no longer support or defend countries who hurt animals.
Apr 21, 2018 Dianne Ashton
Apr 21, 2018 Sonia Ness
Apr 21, 2018 Stephanie Domian
Apr 21, 2018 Becky Robins
Apr 21, 2018 Barbara Floyd
Apr 21, 2018 Mary Sgarlato

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