Stop the torture and killing of dogs and the festival of dog meat in China.
Last year over 10,000 cats and dogs were unjustifiably tortured, inhumanely killed and eaten in a savage meat eating festival in China. Sadly, many of these individuals have the misconception that beating, skinning, blow-torching and boiling these helpless animals alive increases the tenderness of the meat...... Specifically, there is the necessity to inflict and to sustain suffering as much as possible on the selected creature(s) in order to 'improve the quality' -- read 'taste' -- of the doomed animal(s). To achieve this, the killers use the following techniques to achieve their end results: hanging, then beating to death of the living being. Hanging suppresses the screams of the victim. Beating is done as slowly as possible in order to tenderize the flesh for the diners. Boiling alive and blow-torching dogs and cats alive are two other preferred methods to enhance customer culinary pleasure. All these methods -- and I would not be surprised if the devious human primate has searched the depths of his/her black soul for other sadistic forms of torture leading to death -- are designed to satisfy the palates of indifferent human animals. If individuals can imagine more horrendous ways of depriving living beings of life than the techniques mentioned here -- hanging and beating alive, but not to death, boiling alive, and blow-torching alive -- please let us know. (Poison is not an allowed method.) Many of these dogs were family pets which were stolen from neighbouring areas in China. Last year, thanks to overwhelming international pressure (pressure much like this), YuLin authorities announced that they would not support the festival, and more recently have claimed that the festival wouldn't happen again. But this simply doesn't work as they are not providing enough satisfactory, proactive preventative measures to actually prevent this from happening. The word needs to be taken higher because without increased pressure, we can assure you this despicable act of inhumanity will continue. Dogs and cats are not food. In Asia dogs and cats are considered as live stock aminals. Dogs and cats don't deserved to be served on a dinner plate. They are man's best friend. They are loving family members. End dog and cat consumption. End the dog and cat meat trade. End the barbaric toutoure of these poor creatures. Please take 2 minutes to sign this petition and help change history for the better!