• Petitioning General Prayuth Chan-ocha

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Head of the National Council For Peace And Order
General Prayuth Chan-ocha

Stop The Dog Meat Smuggling Trade!

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      Soi Dog Foundation

Petitioning General Prayuth Chan-ocha,

I am disappointed to see that despite numerous arrests and publicity, the illegal trade in dogs for meat and skin continues, both within Thailand and from Thailand to Vietnam. 

Because most of these dogs are not vaccinated for rabies and can spread the disease this severely compromises Thailand's commitment as a member of ASEAN to eradicate rabies by the year 2020.

In addition the people of Thailand should be aware of the dangers of eating dog meat which has been demonstrated in Vietnam and China to be a cause of outbreaks of diseases such as cholera and trichinellosis. 

Smugglers collect and steal dogs across the country and transport them to central holding facilities in Northern Thailand. An increasing number of the dogs are stolen pets. Transporting unvaccinated dogs across provinces within the country, as well as to other countries, is illegal. 

The people behind the trade openly boast that the industry is worth 1 billion Thai baht (30 million US dollars) per year but they pay no tax on the profits, and the industry thrives on corruption. 

As the international community becomes more aware of the trade in dogs for meat and skin, Thailand's reputation as a nation of caring people is being severely tarnished by the actions of a few greedy criminals. 

We respectfully ask that the Government of Thailand: 

- Stop the trade and arrest those people behind it who are well known to the authorities. 

- Stop the open sale of dog meat and dog products at shops and restaurants in Thailand, none of which operate legally. 

- Provide funding to the Department of Livestock Development to care for the dogs rescued from the trade. 

- Ban the export of dog skin and the manufacture and export of dog skin products. 

YOU CAN HELP THE THOUSANDS OF DOGS RESCUED FROM THE TRADE BY JOINING THE MAGIC 1000 CLUB TODAY AT: https://endthedogmeattrade.soidog.org

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    • Carley Whitehead MADEIRA PK, CANADA
      • 5 minutes ago

      This is just sick and disgusting! Those people should be locked in crates like the dogs!

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    • Jacquie Cook ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • 29 minutes ago

      Dogs are a person's best friend. They can give and deserve so much more.

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    • Lewis Vardy BOREHAMWOOD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 4 hours ago

      What them people do to them dogs is is barbaric and they should all be hung, if i could get away with it id happily fly over them and start skinning them alive

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    • Julie Seddon AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • about 4 hours ago

      The Thailand Government must step in as long as the government official turn a blind eye to this activity then they are also involved . If it us illegal then they must be more active in bring justice to the dogs and arresting those involved what the government is not understanding is you rely in on tourist yo bring money into Thsilabd holidays I will never travel to Thailand and promote others never to travel while such cruelly to dogs and cats are being allowed . When I see a active government arresting breaking organised ring with truck loads of dogs being openly transported to be killed. I will stay away from Thailand and support those who are trying to stop this cruel act.

      I have always believed that the Thai people were compassionate peaceful people but I am sicken and traumatised by what some Thai people are being allowed to do by government officials by turning a blind eye and being more agressive and active about arresting people for these cruel brutal acts on dogs and cats .

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    • Jessica Krijger GERMANY
      • about 4 hours ago

      weil Menschen Untiere sind und wir uns dringend bessern müssen

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