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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

Apr 26, 2018 Christine Golar
Apr 26, 2018 Samantha Hobi
Apr 26, 2018 rhonda daniels These are pets, not food.
Apr 26, 2018 annika bruna
Apr 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2018 Kelly Newkirk
Apr 26, 2018 Melissa Sennett
Apr 26, 2018 Ivonne Regent
Apr 26, 2018 Ellitre Robinson
Apr 26, 2018 katherine rusnak no animal should be sold for meat.
Apr 26, 2018 Kim Jones
Apr 26, 2018 HOLLI WRIGHT
Apr 26, 2018 Jodi Senisi
Apr 26, 2018 Ute Blum
Apr 26, 2018 Dianna Abercrombie
Apr 26, 2018 jamie thomas
Apr 26, 2018 Ralph Plumlee Worst POTUS ever!!!
Apr 26, 2018 caroline fraser Please stop this is inhumane
Apr 26, 2018 m v
Apr 26, 2018 Eleanor Dowson
Apr 26, 2018 Irene Moran Senseless killing of God's creatures!
Apr 26, 2018 taraneh monfared
Apr 26, 2018 Monika Izbicki
Apr 26, 2018 Sorella Romero Please help cats and animals. Stop to hurt them
Apr 26, 2018 vautrin noelle
Apr 26, 2018 Jeff Wrobel
Apr 26, 2018 Karen Taylor This is absolutely horrific. THIS NEEDS TO STOP IMMEDIATELY!!
Apr 26, 2018 Andrea Marino Plezee stop the animal cat and dog meat market it's not right
Apr 26, 2018 Cynthia Lasater
Apr 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2018 Isis Walker I’m so angry that this is still allowed. What evil heartless human scum
Apr 26, 2018 Patty Grisham
Apr 26, 2018 Laura Craddock
Apr 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2018 Cheryl Peterson
Apr 26, 2018 Joy Loute
Apr 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2018 S Bedi
Apr 26, 2018 Melinda Henning
Apr 26, 2018 Noosha Fesharaki I beg of you. Please, PLEASE stop this cruelty now. Every animal in existence IS NOT for us to eat!!! This is cruel and unjust!
Apr 26, 2018 Tamara Arndt Stop eating our fur babies!!! It is barbaric and disgusting!!! They deserve better!!!
Apr 26, 2018 Shana Meyer
Apr 26, 2018 Pam Price This a an outdated, unneeded practice. Please stop this.
Apr 26, 2018 Susan Mefford
Apr 26, 2018 Tasha Robbins
Apr 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2018 Irina Terehoff
Apr 26, 2018 nathalie le blévec
Apr 26, 2018 Rolf Eklund

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