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Goal: 100,000 Progress: 30,055
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

Jun 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2018 Tammi Wells
Jun 18, 2018 djamila mezred
Jun 18, 2018 eva danielova nejsme v době kamenné máme možnost jíst zdravě bez masa a utrpení
Jun 18, 2018 Connie Fowler THIS IS BARBARIC & IN HUMANE!!! These r ANIMALS of domestication!!! NOT to b eaten for ridiculous beliefs! NOT to be CONSUMED!!!
Jun 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2018 Denise D McIlwaine Please stop torturing and killing defenseless innocent animals, cats and dogs.
Jun 18, 2018 Rebecca Lynch Eat cats and digs is really wrong and if you eat cats or dogs you should be shot then ate.
Jun 18, 2018 Tamara Bacon
Jun 18, 2018 Carmen Mazon
Jun 18, 2018 Aníta Einarsdóttir
Jun 18, 2018 Jacqueline Trease
Jun 18, 2018 Taylor Williard
Jun 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 17, 2018 Donna Householder
Jun 17, 2018 Lyssa Foster
Jun 17, 2018 (Name not displayed) Stop!
Jun 17, 2018 Twink-Lorelei Conklin
Jun 17, 2018 Jane Frankel I would pay money for the privilege of boiling alive one Vietnamese official or restaurant owner who thinks this is a good idea.
Jun 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 17, 2018 Wanda Tomaski
Jun 17, 2018 Hannah Gulbranson
Jun 17, 2018 Ana Ponce
Jun 17, 2018 (Name not displayed) For luck??? Grow up!! Get a life, get an EDUCATION!! For luck, my hell.
Jun 17, 2018 Maureen Lattimore Disgusting
Jun 17, 2018 Karen Shouse
Jun 17, 2018 (Name not displayed) That is wrong. End this endless senseless cruelty. Enough.
Jun 17, 2018 Cinda Makus
Jun 17, 2018 Robin Lobach This is disgusting an horrible id like to take them an boil their butts alive sick a?? People
Jun 17, 2018 Tania Hernandez
Jun 17, 2018 Thao Tran
Jun 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 17, 2018 (Name not displayed) Omg. This is awful. We need to be more humane, but this is just terrible. Poor creatures. This is why I make every effort to eat cage free produce.
Jun 17, 2018 Diane Bettigole
Jun 17, 2018 Brittany Cardenas
Jun 17, 2018 Nicole Decarlo No comment needed. STOP THIS ATROCITY.
Jun 17, 2018 Karen Farmer
Jun 17, 2018 Andra Carriere Please stop this brutal practice .
Jun 17, 2018 Kari Mbarek
Jun 17, 2018 Marilyn Leet
Jun 17, 2018 ELIZABETH Westby This is heartbreaking please please stop !!!these are innocent babies
Jun 17, 2018 (Name not displayed) This should be a punishable crime.
Jun 17, 2018 Tricia Kob
Jun 17, 2018 sharon Hicks
Jun 17, 2018 (Name not displayed) PEOPLE! - PLEASE SHARE THIS PETITION It's been around for quite a while - not enough signatures. Pretend these are dogs. These cats die just like them. NO animal should suffer like this. If you're an animal lover - you FIGHT FOR ALL ANIMALS!
Jun 17, 2018 Susan Dickens
Jun 17, 2018 Lorrie Eddy These people are just sick cats and dogs are pets not to eat you sickoos
Jun 17, 2018 Janice Butterworth
Jun 17, 2018 Carol Hansen

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