Make it ILLEGAL and a Criminal Offence to eat dogs and cats in the UK

Make it ILLEGAL and a Criminal Offence to eat dogs and cats in the UK

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Wendy Harris started this petition to UK PARLIAMENT AND MINISTRY OF JUSTICE and

It is estimated that 30 million dogs globally are killed for their meat. This happens in China, Korea, Vietnam (one of the biggest dog meat eaters) Asia and 20 countries in Africa to name a few. Surprisingly, despite laws banning the trading of dog meat and the slaughter of dogs in abattoirs in the UK, the law still permits the consumption of dog meat here.

This is a loop hole that needs to be closed as we all know that we have many of these cultures living here in the UK. This UK ‘trade’ is already happening here and is already going on underground…..and this includes the slaughter of these animals.

Initially, Ministers had drawn up a new ‘Criminal Offence Procedure’ for the possession of dog and cat meat in Britain.  The former ‘Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ Secretary Michael Gove, ordered the ban earlier this year (2019) despite the practice being rare in the UK. He had initially urged this ban to be pushed through but The Ministry of Justice have now BLOCKED the ban (Sept 2019) to stop eating dogs in the UK because they feel it will 'offend' the countries that do eat them. They state it would be ‘culturally insensitive of the government to tell other nations what they can and can’t eat’…. Officials of the MOJ also argued that it would be difficult to implement and enforce the new ban, as the current law against transporting or exporting dog and cat meat already imposes restrictions on the practice….

HOWEVER, LIVING IN THEIR BUBBLE AND GATED COMMUNITIES, THEY FORGET THAT WE HAVE THESE CULTURES LIVING HERE IN THE UK AND THAT THIS IS GOING ON

MP Giles Watling who was campaigning for the ban said: ‘Dogs are our companion animals. We do not eat them and it is a very important message to send to the rest of the world. It is not culturally insensitive because were not telling them what to do, we are just telling them what we do. We shouldn’t be worrying about that, so I was surprised that that was the MOJ’s objection’.

We (Yulin/Boknal Celebs) led by the Fluffragettes® (on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) are urging you to sign this petition but to also go to your local MP and urge them to get this decision overturned. We need to stand together and speak out for the dogs (and cats) that go missing every hour or stolen and sold to be eaten. THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING IN THE UK – HELP US TO MAKE THE CHANGE! Germany, Austria, Taiwan, South Australia and Hong Kong have already banned consuming dog meat – with your help, we can get the UK to do the same.

PLEASE HELP OUR WONDERFUL COMPANIONS AND LOYAL FRIENDS BEFORE ITS TOO LATE - IT COULD BE YOURS THAT GETS STOLEN AND ENDS UP ON A DINNER PLATE IN THE UK

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