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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 24, 2018 Gail Howard
Jun 24, 2018 Norma Alvarado
Jun 24, 2018 Ulrika Sebagh
Jun 24, 2018 Zhanna Cannon
Jun 24, 2018 (Name not displayed) No animals will bring good luck. It's sickening foods. Stop thinking cats will bring good fortune because it never will nor ever has. It's all in your head and thinking wrong. We in America eat common animals on the food chain - cows, chickens, and pigs.
Jun 24, 2018 Yvonne Nistler This has to stop! Why are there so many terrible people in this world?
Jun 24, 2018 Sandra Rubenstein Cats are not food by any means!!!!
Jun 24, 2018 (Name not displayed) Save those cats ..
Jun 24, 2018 Kim Curry Stop this disgusting act.
Jun 24, 2018 Helene Vegan
Jun 24, 2018 Terri Gallichio They are stupid thinking that eating cat's bring them good luck.
Jun 24, 2018 Christina Zent
Jun 24, 2018 Alex Monny
Jun 24, 2018 Sondra Hurley Stop this cruelty to cats and dogs immediately they are meant to be loved and properly cared for not beatend and slaughterd for food
Jun 24, 2018 Patricia Norman End the cat meat distribution market. It is horrible animal abuse! It's illegal!
Jun 24, 2018 Lisa Yocum
Jun 24, 2018 Patrick Van Wonterghem
Jun 24, 2018 Renee Balcorta We need to be their voice.
Jun 24, 2018 john Kay
Jun 24, 2018 Elizabeth Ellis Horrible, you can't eat cats and dogs. Stop it! They are pets not food. Disgusting .
Jun 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2018 Megan Salvetti
Jun 24, 2018 Karyn Gustin
Jun 24, 2018 Anna Slomka
Jun 24, 2018 Michelle Perez
Jun 24, 2018 Elena popovici Please put an end to suffering of millions of cats. These are domesticated pets not food source. please!!!
Jun 24, 2018 Lois Hylton This is a sick thing to do. Stop it now!!
Jun 24, 2018 Hailey Taulbee
Jun 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2018 Heather Slaughter
Jun 24, 2018 Florie-Anne Terrassier
Jun 24, 2018 Lisa DiMaggio This makes me so sick. Very cruel.
Jun 24, 2018 Christina Stimmell
Jun 24, 2018 Sheryl Harris I can’t believe in this day and age that this is going on.
Jun 24, 2018 Shanayd King
Jun 24, 2018 Shari Morris
Jun 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2018 Mark Jones BARBARIC and unnecessary. Please stop this horror
Jun 24, 2018 Robert Bajka
Jun 24, 2018 Stefanie Golden God entrusted man with the care of all HIS animals... One day we will have to answer for this too!! STOP the abuse on God's animals.
Jun 24, 2018 Evelyn Thomas
Jun 24, 2018 Judith Buckner Please stop this cruelty NOW. People who do this to animals are MONSTERS. Do the right thing and please please please show compassion for these precious animals. They have a right to be free and treated with love. They have feelings just like us. Thank U.
Jun 24, 2018 Ewa Slaby
Jun 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2018 sheyla filmeridis
Jun 24, 2018 yareli Lopez
Jun 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2018 (Name not displayed) This cruelty needs to stop.
Jun 23, 2018 Michelle Krumland
Jun 23, 2018 Annette Gardiner

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