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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!


Petition Signatures

Jul 18, 2018 Marcia Hale
Jul 18, 2018 Jenni Miller
Jul 18, 2018 Rocio Moya
Jul 18, 2018 Sheila Wrathall
Jul 18, 2018 Kimberly Croonquist
Jul 18, 2018 Indie Childs
Jul 18, 2018 Heather Bates
Jul 18, 2018 Valerie Schramm
Jul 18, 2018 Belgica Centonzio
Jul 18, 2018 Linda Corcoran
Jul 18, 2018 andi gibson
Jul 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2018 Pat Smith
Jul 18, 2018 Marti Worth
Jul 18, 2018 Kaitlin Groeger
Jul 18, 2018 Maryanne Preli
Jul 18, 2018 Lisa Ward This is truly sad a disturbing that that capture these poor helpless cats and brutally murder them for meat. This is horrible. Please help these precious cat. Make them stop doing this to them. Please help
Jul 18, 2018 Rhonda Collis Ridiculous!! I hope you choke to death. Bunch of idiots!!
Jul 18, 2018 Aneliya Pesheva
Jul 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2018 janna murphy
Jul 18, 2018 Clarissa Gregg
Jul 18, 2018 judy bogart please stop!
Jul 18, 2018 Cheryl Munoz
Jul 18, 2018 Don Meriwether
Jul 18, 2018 Shirley Arrick
Jul 18, 2018 Toni Horak
Jul 18, 2018 Brenda Edwards They are amazing animals. They should be loved, it’s that simple
Jul 18, 2018 Lindsay Van Horn
Jul 18, 2018 colleen cothern
Jul 18, 2018 Gia Gibson
Jul 18, 2018 Beverly B. Cats are just as special as an other animal. Stop this barbaric practice.
Jul 18, 2018 Lorraine Loren
Jul 18, 2018 tatiana ferramosca stop the cat meat trade
Jul 18, 2018 Luette Guilmette
Jul 18, 2018 olya evseeva
Jul 18, 2018 Kelli Reinle
Jul 18, 2018 Lori Perez
Jul 18, 2018 Waltraud Kraus
Jul 18, 2018 Eileen Cook
Jul 18, 2018 Carole Schatz
Jul 18, 2018 Caitlin Snooks
Jul 18, 2018 Kathy Olalde This s ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE!! Cats are meant to be loved and cared for as pets--not eaten and mistreated!!
Jul 18, 2018 Ausra Dwyer
Jul 18, 2018 Vivian Warren
Jul 18, 2018 Hajnalka Kovács
Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2018 Szeghalmi Zoltánné
Jul 17, 2018 Krisztina Gyökrös Immediately stop to killing cats.
Jul 17, 2018 Janice Austin

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