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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!

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Jun 20, 2018 Stacie Tkachenko
Jun 20, 2018 Annel Khantud Stop this cruenta already
Jun 20, 2018 Kameron Schreckengost I hate people who do this, and please end this senseless practice!
Jun 20, 2018 Polly Smay
Jun 20, 2018 Rebecca Smith I don't eat any meat and it makes me sick they eat peoples pets. I am glad it makes the sick to eat cats. I hope they all die off. Let's boil the cat and dog killers and consumers to solve world hunger. Pieces of vile shit they are!
Jun 20, 2018 Alice King That is some sick people
Jun 20, 2018 Lora Trimble
Jun 20, 2018 Phyllis Von Arb
Jun 20, 2018 Frances Pagliaro
Jun 20, 2018 Cara Frame
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Jun 20, 2018 Faryal Hashmi
Jun 20, 2018 Suzanne OBrien
Jun 20, 2018 Melissa Jerke
Jun 20, 2018 Maria Garcia
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Jun 20, 2018 Karen Fulmer
Jun 20, 2018 Jill Cook
Jun 20, 2018 Tricia King
Jun 20, 2018 Melissa Hanmer
Jun 20, 2018 Jennifer Contreras
Jun 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 20, 2018 Elena Rosas Stop using cats as food!
Jun 20, 2018 Alisa Brennan
Jun 20, 2018 Linda Allen This is so sad
Jun 20, 2018 Kerry Jones
Jun 20, 2018 Donna Ortyl
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Jun 20, 2018 ASHLEE CAUL
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Jun 20, 2018 Patti Hess
Jun 20, 2018 Carol jamison
Jun 20, 2018 Christine Persad
Jun 20, 2018 Rachael McCraw
Jun 20, 2018 DeAnna Stewart
Jun 20, 2018 Tina Powell
Jun 20, 2018 Li da Fine How could you think in anyway this is ok to do to poor animals
Jun 20, 2018 stacey alexander
Jun 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 20, 2018 Katherine Rhoades Cat meat should be illegal
Jun 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
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Jun 20, 2018 Jodie Hansen All animals deserve to be treated with respect and love. You can't eat them and do that.
Jun 20, 2018 Emily Bellos
Jun 20, 2018 Dorothy Warder
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Jun 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 20, 2018 Karen Fusco tor The torturing of any animal is disgusting, barbaric, and unacceptable. What is wring with you people. SICK!!!!!
Jun 20, 2018 Corinne S Smith

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