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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

May 24, 2018 Sylvia Hatcher
May 24, 2018 Lynn Wright
May 24, 2018 janice kieke only education for the ignorant will help
May 24, 2018 Meryl Wilk
May 24, 2018 Penny Symington
May 24, 2018 Debbie Wagner Please stop torchering these poor cats! They are not food! This is just heartbreaking!
May 24, 2018 A Bradford
May 24, 2018 Anette Gustafsson
May 24, 2018 Ken Heil This is a disgrace and needs to stop
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed) Vietnam: Stop The Brutal And Illegal Cat Meat Trade!!!
May 24, 2018 amy roach
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed) May God have mercy on your soul for the abuse you impose on these defenseless creatures
May 24, 2018 Kathleen O'Sullivan This has got to stop. It sickens me to even read about this. Stop being barbarians!
May 24, 2018 Teresa Woods
May 24, 2018 Tracy Sullivan
May 24, 2018 pamela mello
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2018 Jolene Smith
May 24, 2018 William Steele
May 24, 2018 Elaine Ann Flanigan this needs to end now no more killing there in no excuse for this
May 24, 2018 Amber Combs
May 24, 2018 Susan Roberts
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2018 Amanda Gibson Dogs and cats are NOT meant to be eaten by anyone stop this nonsense eat real meat like beef and pork
May 24, 2018 Ingrid Steinlechner It's mit that they eat them, it's how they kill them- so cruel!
May 24, 2018 Ray luxford
May 24, 2018 Lyn Davies
May 24, 2018 Theresa Hoeschen
May 24, 2018 Patty Kuhner
May 24, 2018 Elodie Presta
May 24, 2018 Doreen Sawyer Please let us end all cats and dogs meat consumption! God did not put these animals on this earth for us to eat but he put them here for us to love.
May 24, 2018 Martina Genter
May 24, 2018 Marion Campbell
May 24, 2018 Anita Shutter
May 24, 2018 Tommie Swank
May 24, 2018 Jennifer Rhoads
May 24, 2018 Kelly Rock
May 24, 2018 Victoria Ziebarth
May 24, 2018 kathleen cloutier
May 24, 2018 Julie Bartelt
May 24, 2018 Estelle Kriel Please end this they are so innocent😣
May 24, 2018 Judy Moran
May 24, 2018 June Sehannie Disgusting practice. These are domesticated animals and should never be considered food. Help to stop this immediately please.
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2018 Gina Nanarjain
May 24, 2018 Dawie Jacobs

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