China: Ban dog and cat meat

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Cats and dogs are treated as part of the family in most households in China.  How can you imagine that these wonderful animals and companions of our people are tortured so badly? Every day cats and dogs are hooked by the neck, skinned and thrown into boiling water, just to be made into a meal in Guangdong and Guangxi Province, the place claimed to be one of the most developed provinces in China, and Guangxi, a province neighbor on Guangdong. It saddens us that in this day and age animals are still being treated in this cruel manner.

Cats and dogs are stolen from households or residential areas around the country and shipped into in trucks inside cages that do not even allow them to stretch their bodies.  With their arms and legs broken, most of the cats and dogs are severely injured and starved when arriving to their destined place - Guangdong Province and Guangxi Province, in southern China. Here they are sold to restaurants in different cities of this area.

Cats and dogs’ owners and carers have been fighting to end this monster-like business of stealing and slaughtering cats and dogs, but unfortunately due to lack of legislation of animal protection, they can hardly fight against the cruelty. The people in this business and those who eat cat meat and dog meat are indifferent to the suffering of the animals and their carers, even claiming that it is their individual right to choose what to eat. But this is absolute nonsense. No one should claim his right by torturing and abusing poor animals, let alone stealing and eating others' pets without any consideration of their suffering. 

Mind you, eating cat meat and dog meat is not at all the custom in China, nor the culture. It is but the excuses of those who make profit by doing such heartless business.  How can one cut a cat or a dog alive? How is it possible that this practice is still happening in the world? Anyone participating in this cannot be considered human! To not even consider the feelings of a suffering animal or its owner is a terrible thing!

We are doing all we can to urge law makers in the Guangdong Province and Guangxi Province to make it illegal to ship and sell cat meat and dog meat and any other product derived from cats and dogs. We call for all good people in the world to take a stand against this injustice against our animal friends; we need as much help as possible to support our cause!

We express our deep appreciation and thanks to the good people who have signed our petition and support us. 


Thank you, 

Dear Sir / Madam,

We are writing to ask the NPC members (the decision makers of legislation) of the Guangdong Province to make a law banning the selling of cat meat and dog meat in marketplaces. Guangdong is infamous for its cat/dog meat market, where everyday thousands of cats and dogs from many places in China are stolen from their family’s homes and shipped by trucks or trains to local markets in Guangdong, where they are sold to restaurants and slaughtered for food. This is not a market but a criminal activity in essence. No animal should be treated in this way, and it is atrocious that people steal cats and dogs from their own homes to eat them!

This horrible act is happening now every minute in Guangdong, a place claimed to be one of the most developed provinces in China. We urge you to stand up and help stop such barbaric practices! It is the worst treatment of our animals, as well as setting a bad example for our children, the next generation who should be growing up and learning to appreciate animals rather than eat them. Continuing this will result in a generation with no compassion or moral consideration towards animals and the fellow people alike! This cat meat business has brought Guangdong enormous shame to its reputation. As an economically developed province with numerous metropolises that serve as commercial and tourist centrals of the country, it is preposterous that such a business like the stealing, selling and killing of cats should be occurring in Guangdong! These acts do not in any way reflect the thoughts of China as a great country, and something has to be done to stop this business from developing any further!

We ask for the banning of cat/dog meat and other products derived from cats and dogs, and the same with the shipping of cats from other provinces to Guangdong. We ask for cat thieves to be caught and prosecuted. We ask the Government to educate people in China about the need to respect and appreciate animals as they are also sentient beings deserved moral consideration, and to raise the awareness of abuse towards animals.

We plea with all of our hearts that you will rise up and support us on the quest to get rid of animal abuse. Hopefully there will come a time where this terrible cruelty will be put to a stop by justice.

Your Sincerely,

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