Join with Avaaz to stop the Yulin dog meat festival

 

What’s happening?

At the Yulin dog meat festival, dogs are stolen from their owners and beaten or bled to death. Then they’re hung upside down from hooks, a slit cut from their anus and skin ripped off their bodies, and sold to be eaten.

The suffering must be unbearable — new research shows that in terms of emotion, dogs’ brains are much like ours, something dog owners and lovers understand well. When we see dogs for what they are — living beings with thoughts and feelings — the torture they endure at this ‘festival’ becomes unimaginable.

Already thousands of Chinese citizens have spoken out against the festival, but authorities won’t act until they see how badly it’s hurting China’s global image, which they’ve been working hard to improve. With Avaaz, we can show the Chinese government that the world cares about this puppy slaughter and wants them to stop it immediately.

Avaaz’s efforts

When the campaign gathers enough signatures, Avaaz will take out ads, work with influential celebrities, run the first independent national poll on dog-eating in China, and put this issue on front pages everywhere until Chinese authorities act.

Supporting Avaaz

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How you can help

Join with Avaaz and sign your name to this campaign to stop the Yulin dog meat festival and help save the dogs in China. Your message will be sent to Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping, the Governor of Guangxi Province Mr. Chen Wu, and members of the Chinese Central Government:

“As citizens across the globe deeply disturbed by the abuse and consumption of dogs at the Yulin festival, we strongly urge you to ban it immediately. Millions of Chinese citizens support legislation to stop the dog meat industry, and we join their call to end this cruel trade.”

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stop_the_puppy_slaughter_loc/?slideshow

 

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