LCA investigators are working full time to put an end to China’s brutal dog meat trade. This undercover footage of three more dog meat slaughterhouses in the Northern city of Changchun reveals the shocking abuse.
Please help stop the cruelty. Sign the petition asking President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping to support legislation proposed to the Chinese Congress to ban the dog and cat meat industry!
Help Stop the Suffering!
Tell President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping to Support the Legislation To Ban Dog and Cat Meat!
Dear President Jinping,
I respectfully urge you to support the proposed legislation to outlaw the dog and cat meat industry, submitted by National People’s Congress Deputy Zheng Xiaohe. With nearly 9 million Chinese citizens voicing their opinion online in support of passing this legislation, it is clear more and more people want to see this cruel industry end.
In the dog and cat meat trade, most of the animals are stolen from their families or picked up as strays and shipped to illegal slaughterhouses that torture them mercilessly. The dogs and cats endure immense suffering until their last breath.
Furthermore, dog and cat meat makes people sick by spreading E. coli, salmonella, cholera and rabies. The industry is a hazard to animals and people, and must be stopped.
Please listen to the voices of the Chinese people and support Deputy Xiaohe’s proposal to ban the dog and cat meat trade in China.
Dog Meat Trade:
China’s dog and cat meat trade is a horrific and unregulated commercial industry that brutally tortures animals for profit. An estimated 10 million dogs and 4 million cats are slaughtered in China each year for meat. The dogs and cats are tied up, trucked long distances in cramped wire cages stuffed with dozens of other animals, then beaten, burned or boiled alive. Nobody checks to see where these animals come from – many are heartlessly stolen from their homes, or darted with poison on the streets and hauled off in vans.
LCA’s undercover footage documented dog slaughterhouses in the Jilin province, near the northern city of Changchun. When the footage was given to authorities at the Nongan Animal Health Bureau (AHB) in Northern China, they forced the closure of two slaughterhouses: Zhao Zhiyong and Wangyajun. The Zhao Zhiyong slaughterhouse alone was killing an estimated 200,000 dogs per year. LCA continues to monitor these slaughterhouses as they try to reopen.
LCA’s undercover footage also documents the cruelty at the Dong Wanquan, Wang Ting and Shandong dog slaughterhouses, each of which slaughters thousands of dogs every month. LCA is working to close these facilities down.
During the first few decades of the People’s Republic of China (established in 1949), dog ownership was essentially outlawed. As more Chinese citizens consider their dogs and cats as family members, outcry over the cruel dog and cat meat industry has grown.
Legislation to end the dog and cat meat trade has been proposed by National People’s Congress Deputy Zheng Xiaohe, and almost 9 million Chinese citizens have voiced their opinion online in support of the legislation.
The U.S. government is also starting to pressure China to end dog meat. On May 25, 2016, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced a non-binding resolution into the U.S. House of Representatives condemning China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival and calling on the Chinese government to end the dog meat trade. House Resolution 752 acknowledges the “extreme animal cruelty” of the dog meat industry, citing its unpopularity with the Chinese people, its threat to global public health, and the countless stolen pets that are slaughtered each year.
Though non-binding resolutions are not laws, they have been used to state official congressional positions on issues and can affect future legislation, including treaties, trade agreements, and travel policy.
LCA is dedicated to putting an end to China’s dog and cat meat trade and your support is crucial.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Sign the petition above urging President Xi Jinping to support the proposed legislation banning dog and cat meat.
- Send a letter in the mail to Ambassador Cui Tiankai at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. urging him to support this legislation as well. Use the text in the petition as an example.
Mail your letter to the following address:
Ambassador Cui Tiankai
Chinese Embassy Chancery
3505 International Pl N.W
Washington, D.C. 20008
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Note: emails are not always delivered; postal mail is more reliable)
- Make a donation today to keep LCA undercover investigators in the field to put an end to China’s dog meat trade.
Live dogs tranpsorted in small cages to markets where they will be killed for the Yulin dog meat festival
Last Chance for Animals (LCA) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigations, legislation, and media attention. The organization believes that animals are highly sentient creatures who exist for their own reasons independent of their service to humans; they should not be made to suffer for the latter. — Visit LCAnimal.org »