STOP TRADE OR PUT SANCTIONS ON ASIAN COUNTRIES WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE DOG & CAT MEAT TRADE
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It seems that although the horrific Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China has been operating since 2010, it has only recently come in any force to peoples' attention in the U.K., as has the dog and cat meat trade in general. This "Festival" and others like it, including Boknal in South Korea, is both vile and the worst kind of cruelty imaginable to dogs cats in China, who are both snatched pets, street dogs and cats, and farmed dogs and cats bred specifically for this.
The stricken and terrified animals are thrown and bundled into tiny cages and onto lorries, often travelling for days unable to move at all and without food or even water. Many sustain broken bones, are suffocated and crushed to death under the weight of the other dogs on top of them (so very sad that these are probably the lucky ones, given the level of torture that the survivors are about to face!) Those who survive this horror are kept in the cages until needed, often again for days, still unable to move at all and still without food or water, when they are then tortured, often in front of the other live dogs so that these dogs are also totally terror-stricken, knowing that this is also going to happen to them. The torture includes being hung by the neck (or sometimes by the back legs when they are cut and then skinned alive), blow-torched, grilled, electrocuted, severe beating, stabbed, dismembered, leg amputation, and then being thrown into a pot of boiling water, all while still alive, while the people at the "Festival" jeer and cheer this, before eating the meat!
Many people in the U.K. probably don't even know that leather products exported from China to the U.K. could possibly be made from DOG SKIN and fur-trimmed items of clothing etc, even though it will say on the label that it is faux fur, the likelihood is that it is NOT FAUX OR FAKE FUR AT ALL BUT IS IN FACT DOG OR CAT FUR!! If we are ignorant to these facts, we are unknowingly and unwittingly supporting this vile trade!!
In South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia and Cambodia all these same tortures are administered in the vile and abhorrent dog and cat meat trade, where cats and small dogs are often thrown straight away into pots of boiling water while still alive. They are then used for their meat, and their skins are used for leather, all for financial gain. The perpetrators and consumers alike apparently believe that the more the animal suffers and the more terror-stricken it is, the better the meat tastes.
HOW CAN THIS WARPED BELIEF AND EXTREME CRUELTY, TORTURE AND SUFFERING STILL BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN IN THE 21ST CENTURY?!
As the U.K. is primarily a country of animal-lovers, this abhorrent practice is upsetting and disgusting many thousands, if not millions, of ordinary people here in this country and indeed in most other countries with any degree of decency. ASIAN COUNTRIES IN THE MAIN DO NOT HAVE ANY DECENCY OR EMPATHY AT ALL FOR ANIMALS BUT THINK OF THEM AS NOTHING MORE THAN COMMODITIES FOR FINANCIAL GAIN TO BE TREATED WITHOUT ANY HUMANITY AT ALL!!
I, and many others, according to signings on various petitions who have added their voice to stop this terrible trade, think that the only way to eradicate this completely, is to STOP ALL TRADE OR AT LEAST PUT SANCTIONS on these countries until they end this torturous trade, thereby hitting them where it hurts, financially, starting with the worst perpetrators of all - CHINA, SOUTH KOREA, VIETNAM, INDONESIA, PHILIPPINES AND CAMBODIA!! Until this happens, we need to boycott all these countries by refusing to buy anything that is manufactured by them. I know it is difficult in the case of China because everything seems to come from there! However, if we can stop buying the more expensive items manufactured there, that should have a major impact on their economy! I have already researched what items are manufactured in China and posted it as an update at the end of this petition. Also on the update is South Korea who manufactures the majority of the Kia cars!
South Korea is hosting the World Veterinary Congress this year, 2017, portraying themselves as an animal-caring nation which they most certainly ARE NOT when they torture, slaughter and consume 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats each year!! AS A MATTER OF EXTREME URGENCY THE WORLD MUST BE MADE AWARE OF SOUTH KOREA'S EXTREME TORTURE AND SLAUGHTER OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS, WHICH IS ALSO CARRIED OUT IN MOST OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES TOTALLING AROUND 30 MILLION DOGS EACH YEAR!! AND IT MUST BE STOPPED WITHOUT ANY FURTHER DELAY!!
South Korea is also hosting the Winter Olympics next year, 2018. How can this still be allowed to go ahead in these circumstances?!
The next Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China is in June 2018.
SO THERE IS NO TIME TO LOSE!! PLEASE HELP TO STOP THIS HAPPENING AND ALL DOG AND CAT MEAT TRADE - FOR ALWAYS.
TOGETHER WE CAN AND WILL DO THIS!! PLEASE PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE FOR ALL THE INNOCENT VICTIMS, PAST, PRESENT AND SADLY FOR THOSE IN THE FUTURE UNTIL THIS IS STOPPED FOR EVER!!. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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