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PETITION TARGET: Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai

The cruelty is horrifying. Ruthless dog traders kidnap family pets — many still wearing their collars — cram them into wire crates, then slice, skin and boil them alive.

The dog and cat meat trade runs rampant in China; particularly appalling is the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. At this grisly annual celebration of the summer solstice, up to 10,000 dogs are slaughtered and carved up on the streets. They may be beaten, electrocuted or torched in the sadistic belief that suffering makes their flesh taste better.

And tragically, this is just one event among an entire industry of dog and cat slaughter in China, where an estimated 20 million innocent dogs and 4 million cats are killed for their meat every year.

THIS. MUST. STOP.

Let’s finally end the cruel dog and cat meat trade for good.

Most Chinese citizens do not eat dog, and more and more Chinese activists are speaking out against the cruelty. Add your voice to the movement to shut down this appalling industry.

Sign this petition to urge the Chinese government to ban the Yulin Dog Meat Festival and all dog and cat meat, and pass an animal protection law that will end abuse in China.