"Dog Meat Eating Festival"

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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Public Comments (10,300)
Jan 17th, 2019
Mary Beth B. from Carmel, IN writes:
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It is abhorrent. Please stop them.
Oct 27th, 2018
Stephen G. from Huntington park, CA signed.
Mar 17th, 2018
Melanie P. from Brandon, MS writes:
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Boycott products from China until they learn
Jun 28th, 2017
elena g. from Mexico, MO signed.
Jun 26th, 2017
Flavia C. from Bluemont, VA signed.
Jun 25th, 2017
Someone from Dover, OH writes:
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It is beyond comprehension that anyone with a soul, or whatever you call it, could do they do. Are they dear, are they blind to the savagery and torture they inflict a defense living creature? Enough of, it is their culture. They have no compassion so why they recieve any themselves. To click on a photo of what appeared, before I realized what it was, to be a pen filled with cats and either they were alive, and suffering, unable to move, or the one cat that looking at the photographer was the only one still alive. So enough of compassion and how it is some tradition. There are millions of people in China who are against it so it isn't acceptable to except to those who call the slaughter of thousands of cats and dogs a festival. Why? According to one article, it is to increase virility, or what have you, in the men, and stay cool during hot weather. If true, 10,000 cats and dogs so that the men are virile and so they can stay comfy cool in the heat. Ladies, are you not impressed? They are keepers. Even with a little something stuck in their teeth. Why sweat the small stuff! SHAME ON THEM. SHAME ON THEM. There are no words to fully describe what they have done.
Jun 24th, 2017
mitzi c. from Mount Airy, NC writes:
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this is a living nightmare for these poor animals I beg you do something now!
Jun 24th, 2017
Tammy N. from Minneapolis, MN writes:
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Please please in the name of humanity stop this sickening event from ever happening again! China has got to stop this now even their own people want this to end! I personally could not look at the pictures shown the information alone makes me cry! I am a huge animal lover and could never ever imagine my rescue dog Zak stolen from me and tortured like this! It's wrong on every level and I hope and pray those poor animals didn't suffer long! God Bless each and every one of them..........
Jun 21st, 2017
Shel W. from Albuquerque, NM writes:
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Please stop this! It's inhumane and horrible!
Jun 21st, 2017
Tiziana B. from Washington, DC writes:
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Stop this immediatly!! Dogs and cats are friends, not "meat"!! It's horrible!!!

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