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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

Jun 21, 2018 Debra Beck
Jun 21, 2018 Judy Lamacchia
Jun 21, 2018 marsha schlesinger
Jun 21, 2018 Kimberly Lubeck The Vietnamese are disgusting people. They will eat anything. Its bad enough we eat cows and pigs, but cats and dogs ?? No way !! The Viatnamese need to die, tortured just like they do to these cats and dogs
Jun 21, 2018 Liz Altvaljaperez
Jun 21, 2018 Courtney Wheatfill
Jun 21, 2018 Sandy Dion
Jun 21, 2018 Debra Lieberman
Jun 21, 2018 Renee Chavira
Jun 21, 2018 Jacqueline Davis
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 Shannon C
Jun 21, 2018 Karen Minton Felines are friends, not food.
Jun 21, 2018 Crystal Krause
Jun 21, 2018 Kimberly OConnor
Jun 21, 2018 rozanne vizcarra Yes it’s because people are always happy to help with them and their dedication to their responsibility because they have no family or money to organize anything else
Jun 21, 2018 claudia Pedroza Please end the suffering of these innocent beings they do not deserve this , no animal should.Make this illegal
Jun 21, 2018 Lisa Andrews
Jun 21, 2018 Mac ANDERSON
Jun 21, 2018 Karie Peters
Jun 21, 2018 Mónica Tassitano
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 Marilyn Williams Cats are loving pets not dinner. Live a cruelty free life.
Jun 21, 2018 Anneke Ruys this must be stopped...NOW!!!
Jun 21, 2018 Jacqueline Forsyth
Jun 21, 2018 marianne fishbaugh
Jun 21, 2018 Sonia Mani
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 Cynthia Heward This cruel and inhumane act needs to stop. You have other means to provide yourself with. If it is a must then do it humanly. You are a disgust to the human race.
Jun 21, 2018 Sandy Culpepper
Jun 21, 2018 Martine Ryan
Jun 21, 2018 Morena gambarelli
Jun 21, 2018 maria letizia corradini
Jun 21, 2018 Traci Ball
Jun 21, 2018 Amanda Michaelson
Jun 21, 2018 Amy Kean How can people be so cruel and then look at themselves I pray these animals can be saved ?
Jun 21, 2018 Irene Mettlen
Jun 20, 2018 Kate Simpson
Jun 20, 2018 Barbara Mangan Horrific!!!!! Stop this now! Are these people still living in the dark ages?
Jun 20, 2018 Linda Bertoch Anderson
Jun 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 20, 2018 Heather Robirds
Jun 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 20, 2018 (Name not displayed) Prosecution is necessary to end this.
Jun 20, 2018 Kathy Cassella There’s no excuse for these barbaric acts against these beautiful sentient creatures.
Jun 20, 2018 (Name not displayed) Disgusting, uncivilized people!
Jun 20, 2018 Gina Ellinger This is horrible. Stop killing and eating innocent cats! It's cruel.
Jun 20, 2018 Julie Marks
Jun 20, 2018 Stacie Tkachenko

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