Stop Nigeria's Barbaric Dog & Cat Meat Trade

Stop Nigeria's Barbaric Dog & Cat Meat Trade

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Started by Natasha Choolun

Petition Urging all Members of the Union of Chiefs, African Union Commission,African Union and House of Chiefs to BAN these BARBARIC Animal Cruelty Trades and Implement Enforceable Animal Protection laws within your tribes



Investigation by Wlid @ Life exposing  the torture and suffering of dogs and others animals. Many are stolen pets and other animals

This not only inhumane and cruel for animals but a breeding ground for virus and potentially a second pandemic.

Other media investigations are exposing The horrific cruelty and barbaric torture of
dogs and other animals at Ogun.

Animal cruelty does not appease the gods its not culture or tourism and like many outdated and harmful practices From the pass these barbaric animal cruelty trades must be abolished.

There is no place for animals cruelty in the 21st century. #CrueltyFreeNigeria #CrueltyfreeTourism

Nigerian Tourist Board & Global tourist boards: Stop promoting Animal Cruelty 

Nigeria's Barbaric Dog and Cat meat trade involves terrified dogs that are stolen from surrounding countries such as Niger and transported into Nigeria.

While Nigeria has a growing number of pet owners who have dogs and cats as companions and not for consumption, these owners live in constant fear of having their companion stolen by local dog or cat thieves, knowing their pet would be sold to a dog trader or butcher, for quick cash.

Arriving at dog markets, exhausted dogs are unloaded for sale, then crammed back into different cages and reloaded onto different trucks for more grueling journeys toward dog slaughterhouses, where they face a brutally violent death.

Nigeria's Slogan "Good People Great Nation" should also include it's animals, and consequently engage police and magistrates to be in sympathy with Nigeria's animal cruelty laws, to implement and enforce them.

Known as the conference hub and cultural nerve-center of Africa, Nigeria, with wealth from it's oil and gas industry, now participates on the world stage of fashion and design industries, and international tourism. However, local residents and international tourists are placed in jeopardy because of the constant threat to health through transmittable diseases such as rabies, related to Nigeria's dog and cat meat trade.

It is unfortunate that Nigeria's positive new image is tainted by the existence of a cruel dog and cat meat trade which casts a negative shadow over Nigeria. Dogs and cats are companion animals and not food items.

We respectfully ask that the President of Nigeria:

- Implement existing laws against animal cruelty, maltreatment and neglect.
- Provide funding for trap, neuter and release programs to prevent street dogs and cats from breeding.
- All dogs and cats to be vaccinated against rabies.
- Ban dog and cat meat in Nigeria and shut the trade down.

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