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The dog meat trade in Vietnam is horrific, illegal, and inhumane - and must be stopped.

Dogs are stolen from loving families and off the streets in Thailand. These poor dogs are then thrown into overcrowded crates, which are stacked and illegally transported by truck and by boat into other countries; particularly Vietnam, where dog meat has become a sought-after delicacy.

Poor treatment, dehydration, and starvation lead to rampant injury, disease, and death among the dogs during transport. Rabies, cholera, E. Coli, and distemper are all spread by this brutal trade, threatening animal and human populations. On arrival, surviving dogs are met with an inhumane death, their bodies sold to markets and restaurants for profit.

Three steps must be taken by the Vietnamese government to stop this trade. First, make the import of dogs for meat a punishable crime. Second, enforce the ban. Third, enact a media campaign against eating dog meat. The meat is being marketed as an expensive delicacy with health benefits. This awful myth must be publicly discredited to stem demand and protect public health, or the black market trade will continue.

Sign now. Help us stop the dog meat trade.

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Ms. Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến, Minister, Ministry of Health of Vietnam

We are outraged to learn of the illegal trade in and inhumane, unsanitary treatment of dogs as a meat commodity in your country.

The dogs that are being sold for consumption undergo a horrific process. It begins with theft. Many of these dogs are pets, stolen from families that love them; others are illegally gathered from the streets in neighboring countries. These dogs are then thrown into overcrowded crates, often a dozen or more in each one. The crates are stacked and loaded onto large trucks to be transported illegally across borders.

The dogs in the crates are left to suffer from dehydration, starvation, injury, and disease during the course of their journey. When they arrive in poor condition, many are already dead, and communicable diseases like rabies, cholera, E. Coli, and distemper are rampant - and can easily spread into local animal and human populations. Nonetheless, their bodies are of such value as meat that decaying bodies are treated to hide the decay, barbecued, and sold to an unsuspecting populace. The living dogs suffer just as much, meeting an inhumane death at the hands of inexpert workers and being sold under unsanitary conditions to those who will cook it up for profit.

You cannot stop this trade through laws on paper alone. You need to put three steps into practice:

  1. Make the illegal import of dogs a punishable crime.
  2. Enforce the ban consistently and quickly.
  3. You need to start a widespread media campaign against eating dog meat.

You see, dog meat is being marketed as a delicacy with health benefits. It costs more than pork, and is in high demand in meat markets and restaurants. Your media campaign should portray the dog meat trade for what it really is: cruel, illegal, and a real danger to the public.

Take these three actions, and maybe we'll see the end of this underground, unsanitary, and inhumane practice.

Petition Signatures

May 23, 2018 alan harper
May 22, 2018 Maria Mason
May 22, 2018 Tracy Simmons
May 22, 2018 J Phillips
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 21, 2018 Penelope DeCoster Horrible! Inhumane and unacceptable! Dogs are loyal, loving, companion animals! Stop this practice!!
May 21, 2018 Lizette Fisher
May 21, 2018 Ronda Hightower
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2018 alina stan
May 20, 2018 Marsha Brink
May 20, 2018 Ilse Litzinger
May 20, 2018 Tanja Janker
May 19, 2018 Rhonda Spaulding
May 19, 2018 Natascha Messelhäuser
May 19, 2018 Patrizia Lazzeri The dog meat trade in Vietnam is horrific, illegal & inhumane! Must be stopped NOW&FOREVER!! THE WORLD IS WATCHING & WAITING!!We are outraged to learn of the illegal trade & inhumane, unsanitary treatment of dogs as a meat commodity in your country!!
May 19, 2018 Lisa Hayes
May 19, 2018 Sabrina Zilske
May 19, 2018 grand Lucie
May 19, 2018 carolina Ioana
May 19, 2018 sonya sony
May 19, 2018 Jennifer Harris
May 19, 2018 Ankita Jain Gupta
May 18, 2018 Faye Harbottle Disgusting and horrific! And what kind of delicacy is that?
May 18, 2018 Mani S
May 18, 2018 Sherry Mills
May 18, 2018 Jill Banta
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) Basta mangiare i cani, gatti. Fatte le Leggi che li proteggano.
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) Sto firmando a favore degli animali innocenti e indifesi. Basta al commercio di carne di cane. Basta mangiarli. Punire i criminali.Che le Leggi li proteggano!!!
May 18, 2018 faye munro
May 18, 2018 marybeth fabulian
May 18, 2018 Wayne Brummer
May 18, 2018 Maria Lozano
May 18, 2018 Linda Walker
May 18, 2018 Pam Steele
May 18, 2018 Tiffany Challis
May 18, 2018 michelle dorado
May 18, 2018 Bradley Couchman
May 18, 2018 Donna Selquist
May 18, 2018 Linda Albright
May 18, 2018 chris brabazon YOU YOU BAZZZARDS!!
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 17, 2018 Ansena Drinkwater
May 16, 2018 Viktoriya Chukhnina
May 15, 2018 sheryl benning
May 15, 2018 Lisa Garbarino
May 15, 2018 Robin Blakesley
May 15, 2018 Evangeline Miranda
May 15, 2018 Erica Munn
May 15, 2018 Elizabeth Mackey

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