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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

Jul 16, 2018 Christine Klee-Noll
Jul 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jul 15, 2018 mindy borgman This is fucking horrible ! Cats are our companions you people make me sick!
Jul 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2018 Jennifer Pierce
Jul 15, 2018 Krystal Mena
Jul 15, 2018 Stella Russell
Jul 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2018 Heather Sutphin
Jul 15, 2018 cheryl dymond
Jul 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2018 Summer Olsen
Jul 15, 2018 Jamie Rayo
Jul 15, 2018 Licia Lopez
Jul 15, 2018 Desiree Locklear
Jul 15, 2018 Kathleen Degaris
Jul 15, 2018 Tina Taylor Please stop.
Jul 15, 2018 Autumn Westover
Jul 15, 2018 Michele Ackley
Jul 15, 2018 Veronika Meyster
Jul 15, 2018 Shari Parker
Jul 15, 2018 Larry Schmidt these Outrageous Acts against cats and dogs have got to stop.
Jul 15, 2018 Nereida Ortolaza Stop the cruelty with cat, don’t kill then, their are sweet, inteligente and many people need a sweet cat.
Jul 15, 2018 Elizabeth Sofka This is horrible. I know they have lived like this for hundreds maybe thousands of years, but times have changed, so should they
Jul 15, 2018 Lynn Calvert
Jul 15, 2018 Mary Delayo We need to save all animals!! We need to keep them safe please!
Jul 15, 2018 Judy Sujko Disgusting and horrible !!
Jul 15, 2018 Jess Goemmer We have. Pets that need us are helpless without us.. They are there when we need then why do this it's just weong for csts and dogs
Jul 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2018 Shannon Reitmeyer
Jul 15, 2018 Alicia Chadwick
Jul 15, 2018 Joyce Bunch
Jul 15, 2018 (Name not displayed) There is no light I the souls of those Who allow this sickness to go on. These are helpless creatures created by God to bring us comfort and joy.. Stop this madness at once
Jul 15, 2018 Renata Pelc
Jul 15, 2018 Anne Dodson
Jul 15, 2018 Shaylynn Elenburg
Jul 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2018 Kathy Adams
Jul 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2018 Vicki High
Jul 15, 2018 Alicia Barker All animals should be treated with love and affection
Jul 15, 2018 Angel Jewell
Jul 15, 2018 Cindy Reed
Jul 15, 2018 debra spilak shoot the assholes that do this to these poor kitties
Jul 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2018 Julie Way
Jul 15, 2018 Lea Danielson
Jul 15, 2018 Nina Killian

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