Every year, tens of millions of dogs and cats and are kidnapped, beaten, butchered and sold for human consumption. These animals are stolen from their families or bred at meat farms and tortured by means such as hanging, electrocution and burning.
Transported without adequate food, water or care, the dogs and cats suffer painful wounds and diseases while they await their agonizing deaths. They’re crammed together in rusty, dirty cages, where they sit in their waste and must often fight one another for space. Consumers who eat the meat risk contracting rabies and other diseases, making the cruel trade a human health problem, too.
China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival drew national attention to the gruesome industry, but innocent dogs and cats are also slaughtered in countries including Mali, South Korea, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam — just to name a few. Most citizens in these countries do not eat dog or cat meat, and a growing number of local activists are speaking out to end the industry for good.
It’s time to stop the cruelty. Ending the brutal dog and cat meat trade for good will require a worldwide effort and it is our responsibility to keep fighting until victory is achieved. We support the efforts of hardworking activists in nations where dog and cat meat is still legal, and add our voices to theirs in solidarity.
Sign this petition to speak out against the slaughter of dogs and cats. Together, we can end dog and cat meat across the globe.