Slaughtering pet cats or dogs, and smoking their meat for dinner -- this is still legal in the country of Switzerland. Yet some people there are pushing back on the idea that lawmakers should ban this practice, by saying that dog- or cat-meat eating is "very rare." But that's just not a sufficient excuse.
Rare or not, it's simply abhorrent to think about people butchering and eating our beloved companion animals! Animals' rights must be respected, now.Switzerland must ban people from eating dog meat and cat meat! Sign the petition!
So far, Swiss legislators have banned butchers and restaurants from selling meat harvested from the dead bodies of dogs and cats. But private residents may still harm the family pet if they choose to, and then eat its remains. There aren't even any regulations about what manner of slaughter is permitted.
The majority of Swiss residents are opposed to eating dogs and cats. But since it's not illegal yet, that means some people can -- and DO -- still do it.
In fact, a Swiss newspaper
recently published an article about the prevalence of cat and dog eating in the country, quoting from individuals who claim to eat these pets. One farmer actually described having a peer slaughter a dog for him, or clubbing a dog to death itself. Another insisted: "It's nothing exceptional [to eat pets] -- meat is meat."
Even one person legally allowed to eat our beloved companion animals is too many. The fact that Switzerland hasn't bothered to prohibit this horrific type of "meat" yet is outrageous. Whether it's ten people eating our treasured furry friends, or 100 -- it's simply too many.Switzerland must prove that it actually cares about animals. Pretending lawmakers don't have to safeguard our four-legged family members because pet-meat-eating is "rare" is not a good enough answer. Tell Swiss legislators they must ban cat and dog meat now!