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Each year over two million cats and dogs in China are rounded up and cruelly killed for their meat and fur.

Many are crammed - 10 or 15 at a time - into small wire cages. They lie helpless, in contorted positions. Many of the dogs are stolen family pets who still have on collars and tags. They are trucked across the country for days without food or water only to be slaughtered for meat for restaurants or skins for the fur industry.

For companion animals in China, there is no law protecting them from abuse, abandonment or outright torture. In an online poll, 89% of Chinese citizens called for the country to enact anti-cruelty legislation for animals. You can help provide worldwide pressure to achieve this goal.

Please send a letter to the Chinese Ambassador to Australia asking for national legislation in China to prevent cruelty to animals.

Letter to
Chinese Ambassador, Mr Chen Yuming
I was saddened and concerned to learn that in China there is no animal welfare legislation at the national level to protect animals from cruelty. For companion animals, there is no law protecting them from abuse, abandonment or outright torture.

In an online poll, 89% of Chinese citizens called for the country to enact anti-cruelty legislation for animals. I join them in asking for greater protection for animals.

Please do everything in your power to promote the adoption of national legislation in China to prevent cruelty to animals, including the killing of cats and dogs for their meat and fur. The dog and cat population in China has grown enormously, and the people love their companion animals. It is imperative to protect them through legislation.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.