Pass House Resolution 752 condemning the Yulin dog meat festival
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There has been global outrage at the dog meat trade in China including the annual Yulin dog meat festival which incorporates the horrific abuse of dogs prior to their death; from being stolen from happy lives as domestic pets; to being crammed into small dirty cages and transported for hours on end without food and water; to being tied up and beaten, burned, boiled, cut, and killed, all for profit. Finally, there is the opportunity for US Citizens and the US Government to effect change.
In May, 2016, House Representative Alcee Hastings introduced House Resolution 752 (H.Res. 752). H.Res. 752 calls on the US Government to take a stand against the Yulin dog meat festival (and the dog meat trade in China in general), by applying pressure to the Chinese Government, because it:
"(A)is a spectacle of extreme animal cruelty;
(B)is a commercial activity claimed by proponents to be in the name of tradition, but is not actually grounded in Chinese history;
(C)is opposed by a majority of the Chinese people; and
(D)threatens global public health"
To date there have been 120 co-sponsors of H.Res. 752 from the House of Representatives, but 218 are needed for it to be passed. This is where YOU can help. A PETITION SIGNATURE IS NOT ENOUGH - you must take action by:
1) Looking up the Representative for your District here (enter your zip code under "Find your Representative" in the top right hand corner)
2) Check if they are listed as a co-sponsor of H.Res. 752 here (it's listed alphabetically)
3) If they are not listed as a co-sponsor, write to your local Representative and urge them to co-sponsor H.Res. 752.
It is time for the US Government, and the citizens of the USA, to stand up to China and firmly assert that the barbaric Yulin dog meat festival has no place on our planet, now and forever.
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