PETITION TARGET: Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai
UPDATE (4/2/20): Fantastic news! Shenzhen has become the first Chinese city to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat. The new law will come into effect on May 1. While there is still a long way to go to end this cruel trade, this is a terrific first step.
Officials in Shenzhen, China recently moved to ban the horrifying dog and cat meat trade amid growing concerns that eating infected meat can transmit coronavirus and other diseases. Add your voice to show your support for this proposal, and urge officials to stop all dog and cat slaughter as soon as possible.
If enacted, the law, which coincides with a larger national movement to permanently end China’s wild animal trade, would ban consumption of all animals not on a “white list.” In addition to dogs and cats, the legislation would outlaw eating snakes, turtles and frogs, which are popular in southern China.
Now a global health emergency, coronavirus has killed over 2,700 people. The only way to prevent future outbreaks is to abolish the dangerous and largely unregulated wild animal trade, according to conservationists.
It is imperative for local administrations to step up and implement their own legislation moving to abolish the cruel dog and cat meat trade. Animals’ lives and our health depend on it.
Sign this petition urging Cui Tiankai, the Chinese Ambassador to the U.S., to support the proposed dog and cat meat ban in Shenzhen, as well as other city and provincial governments attempting to adopt similar policies.