WE URGE THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT TO STOP THE YULIN FESTIVAL OF EATING DOGS IN GUANGXI PROVNCE (JUNE 21-23)

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To Whom It May Concern:

We the undersigned do formally oppose the forthcoming "Dog Meat Eating Festival" Yulin Guanxi China (21-23rd June) and support the opposition from Chinese activist Mrs Du Yufeng who has appealed in person to the Major of Yulin. We formally request you take action diplomatically or otherwise to stop this festival.

We formally ask you to urge the Chinese Government put into place Legislation to protect the welfare of Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade and stop turning a blind eye to this horrible tradition.

We respectfully let you know the 5 Rights of All Sentient beings adopted by the World's Farming Communities and International Animal Welfare Organizations:Freedom from Hunger and Thirst - by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour. Freedom from Discomfort - by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area. Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease - by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment. Freedom to Express Normal Behaviour - by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind. Freedom from Fear and Distress - by ensuring conditions and treatment, which avoid mental suffering.We remind you of trade of agreements in place, which include the provision of the same.

We will also let you know that at the Cambridge Declaration of Consciousness in July 2012, Eminent Scientist Stephen Hawking amongst others confirmed animals, especially those of a companion kind ( dogs and cats) have a high degree of consciousness and feel pain.

We appeal to Chinese clemency and respect the wish they certainly have to present a good image of China on an International touristic level. We inform you that an opposition has been lodged with the OIE. World Organization for Animal Health, Paris (of which China is a member) and the United Nations for Farm Animal Welfare as well as with our respective governments. The British Government has already written in opposition and we expect the American Government to follow suit, which I believe will.

We give you due notice that a peaceful yet determined presence will be maintained outside each and every one of the consulates and embassy's and Chinese Trading towns worldwide and that we have secured extensive international press coverage.

In summary. We respectfully remind you that deliberately torturing, beating, skinning and boiling alive dogs and cats at a public festival is not just unacceptable in this Millenium and that it Is time to set cultural difference aside on this issue and end what is universally deemed FOOD TORTURE CULTURE .

Dog and cat meat is an unclassified , unregulated source of food and the risk to health and disease of your fellow citizens is a real possibility.

I believe upon the follow facts above you will find it in the best interest of the United States Fellow Citizens to follow these actions. Thank you so much for your time and attention.

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This brutality of the treatment of these Dogs is BARBARIC we expect dogs to do so much for us the are officers of the law they are soldiers they help the disabled the protect us they help us in times of disasters. I can go on and on. It is are duty our MISSION as human beings to help We need to protect and save them like they do us show them the loyalty and unconditional love they give and show us. If we allow this to continue we are as GUILTY AS THE ONES TORTURING AND KILLING THEM. This goes for all animals they are here for a reason not for our profit and abuse to help teach us what a real friend is the "DOG ONE GODS MOST Precious gift to us and we as a society better start treating them as SUCH A PRESENT I urge to please HELP
THEM THEY DO NOT DESERVE THIS BRUTAL TREATMENT let's work together to make it better save a life they are like our family members. Quit turning your back and see what cruelty is being put upon them. It is wrong unfair and NO ANIMAL SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE THIS. The time now pass laws educate other countries the importance of these ANIMALS ACT NOW
This brutality of the treatment of these Dogs is BARBARIC we expect dogs to do so much for us the are officers of the law they are soldiers they help the disabled the protect us they help us in times of disasters. I can go on and on. It is are duty our MISSION as human beings to help We need to protect and save them like they do us show them the loyalty and unconditional love they give and show us. If we allow this to continue we are as GUILTY AS THE ONES TORTURING AND KILLING THEM. This goes for all animals they are here for a reason not for our profit and abuse to help teach us what a real friend is the "DOG ONE GODS MOST Precious gift to us and we as a society better start treating them as SUCH A PRESENT I urge to please HELP
THEM THEY DO NOT DESERVE THIS BRUTAL TREATMENT let's work together to make it better save a life they are like our family members. Quit turning your back and see what cruelty is being put upon them. It is wrong unfair and NO ANIMAL SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE THIS. The time now pass laws educate other countries the importance of these ANIMALS ACT NOW
This absolutely disgusts me and makes your country look so cruel and barbaric!
The fact that this is happening is appalling. Please, DO SOMETHING. We cannot condone this type of torture towards these animals.
The Chinese need to stop hurting and killing our animals. They are pets not food!
Stop eating cats and dogs. They are companion pets and should not be eaten.
THIS BETTER STOP!!