Officials in Shenzen, China have finally moved to end the deadly cat and dog meat trade amid fears of devastating illnesses like coronavirus.
Add your voice to help save cats and dogs by urging officials to pass the proposed ban immediately.
This bill would protect wild animals, too, by outlawing consumption and sale of turtles, frogs, snakes, pangolins, and more.
These poor creatures await their deaths in small, cramped cages. Dogs and cats may be beaten, sliced and even burned alive.
This must end, and the ban in Shenzen could create a ripple effect throughout China and the rest of the world, and finally stop the cruelty.
Sign the petition to join Lady Freethinker in supporting this ban and calling to protect animals from suffering, and shield humans from future pandemics
PETITION TARGET: Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai
Officials in Shenzhen, China recently moved to ban the horrifying dog and cat meat trade amid growing concerns that eating infected meat can transmit coronavirus and other diseases. Add your voice to show your support for this proposal, and urge officials to stop all dog and cat slaughter as soon as possible.
If enacted, the law, which coincides with a larger national movement to permanently end China’s wild animal trade, would ban consumption of all animals not on a “white list.” In addition to dogs and cats, the legislation would outlaw eating snakes, turtles and frogs, which are popular in southern China.
Now a global health emergency, coronavirus has killed over 2,700 people. The only way to prevent future outbreaks is to abolish the dangerous and largely unregulated wild animal trade, according to conservationists.
It is imperative for local administrations to step up and implement their own legislation moving to abolish the cruel dog and cat meat trade. Animals’ lives and our health depend on it.
Sign this petition urging Cui Tiankai, the Chinese Ambassador to the U.S., to support the proposed dog and cat meat ban in Shenzhen, as well as other city and provincial governments attempting to adopt similar policies.