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PETITION TARGET: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

A new resolution introduced in Los Angeles City Council aims to pressure governments throughout Southeast Asia to end the brutally cruel dog meat industry, in which tens of millions of dogs are tortured and killed for food in Vietnam, South Korea, Indonesia, Cambodia, China and other nations.

For a dog, this gruesome industry is Hell on Earth. The animals are bound, crammed into tiny, rusty cages with dozens of other dogs, and transported to meat markets or slaughterhouses.

Hungry, thirsty, and suffering disease and broken bones, these terrified animals must then watch their cage mates tortured and killed in front of them as they wait for their turn.

Because many people believe dog meat is more tender and provides more health benefits if the animal suffers during death, dogs are often hung, beaten, or electrocuted by the butchers.

While some countries have laws barring killing dogs and selling them for food, many of these regulations are unenforced.

Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s resolution (CF 19-0002-S101) urges the governments listed above to ban the sale of dog meat and enforce animal cruelty laws.

While these atrocities may be happening far away from home, animals worldwide deserve our protection and respect; we have the power to influence decision-makers overseas and save the lives of millions of dogs every year.

Sign this petition asking LA Mayor Eric Garcetti to fully support — and work to pass — this important resolution.