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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 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) This is DISCUSTING and needs to stop. What is wrong with these people that they need to eat a cat.
Jul 21, 2018 DEBRA WILSON
Jul 21, 2018 Louise Kramer
Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2018 maria maisano
Jul 21, 2018 Monica Johansson
Jul 21, 2018 caroline pinnock
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Jul 21, 2018 judy Schaffer
Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2018 Melissa Cherrier
Jul 21, 2018 Tabatha Angel
Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2018 Lessli Nielsen
Jul 21, 2018 Marie Wiorski
Jul 21, 2018 Ashley Couch
Jul 21, 2018 Soraya Ramirez
Jul 21, 2018 Janice Phelps
Jul 21, 2018 Michelle Piccola
Jul 21, 2018 Tiffani Ferguson
Jul 21, 2018 Jsnda Grant This is sick
Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) It’s insane how people can do this they have to respect animals life
Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2018 Erika Butcher
Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2018 Roseann Tusa No animal should be tortured this way it is cruel and inhuman, cannot believe the Vietnamese and Chinese would do this! IT MUST BESTOPPED!
Jul 21, 2018 Lori Manfredi
Jul 21, 2018 Marie Christine Maurice
Jul 21, 2018 Jenna Pierce
Jul 21, 2018 Mia Wijsen This is outrageous!
Jul 21, 2018 Gail Bowers
Jul 21, 2018 Andrea Kosa
Jul 21, 2018 Charlene Hughes
Jul 21, 2018 nino tserelova
Jul 21, 2018 cris maria
Jul 21, 2018 Seija Eeva
Jul 21, 2018 virginie van mons
Jul 21, 2018 Lisa Rusk
Jul 21, 2018 Karen Pellegrino
Jul 21, 2018 Dierdre Kreutz
Jul 21, 2018 Susan Fisher
Jul 21, 2018 Lúcia Azera Stop it is time to stop, stop acting like cavemen
Jul 21, 2018 Eleanor Wall
Jul 21, 2018 Birgit Müller
Jul 21, 2018 william studnick
Jul 21, 2018 Alisha Saro
Jul 21, 2018 Mary McIntyre
Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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