Every year, an estimated 10 million dogs are killed for their meat in China. These innocent animals are stolen from their homes, picked up off the streets, or bred at commercial facilities. The dogs may be tied up, trucked long-distance in a cramped wire cage, then butchered for meat in a filthy market stall.
You can help us stop the bloody Yulin Dog Meat Festival by also simply mailing a letter to the Chinese Embassy. The Chinese government is known to block emails, but postal letters can still get the message through. Here’s an example letter you can copy and paste:
Dear Ambassador Cui Tiankai,
I demand that the Guangxi YuLin government put an end to the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. I have great respect for the Chinese people and Chinese civilization, but I am horrified to learn that the brutal event still exists in a modern civilized society. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is internationally perceived as a disgrace to China.
I adamantly state my strong opposition to this gruesome practice. I also urge that your office work with China’s Department of Agriculture in passing an animal protection law that bans the dog and cat meat trade.
[Your Name Here]
The mailing address is at the bottom of this page. Act now to help these animals, who cannot help themselves.
China's Bloody Fur Trade:
Millions of dogs and cats in China are bludgeoned, strangled with wire nooses and literally bled to death, just so their fur can be turned into trim and trinkets. Frequently, products made from their fur are deliberately mislabeled as other species’ fur and exported to the United States to be sold to unsuspecting consumers in retail stores. Most people don't even know it!
No regulations exist to govern fur farms in China, which allows fur farmers to house and slaughter animals however they please – the resulting conditions, treatment and excruciating deaths are horrific. Recent undercover investigations in China's Hebei Province found horrors beyond belief. Chinese fur farm conditions make a mockery of the most elementary animal welfare standards. Dogs and cats are denied any type of compassion.
Dogs and cats are skinned alive after being pulled from their cramped cages. Workers throw animals to the ground and bludgeon them with metal rods or slam them against any hard surface available. This mangles their bones and sends these defenseless creatures into convulsions, but rarely causes immediate death. Often the dogs and cats are still alive and struggling desperately when workers flip them onto their backs or hang them up by their legs or tails to skin them. The animals, still alive, kick and writhe as their skin and fur is being cut off their bodies. Workers stomp on the necks and heads of struggling animals to allow a clean cut. When the fur is finally peeled off over the animals' heads, their naked, bloody bodies are thrown onto a growing pile. Some animals are still breathing in ragged gasps and blinking slowly. Some of the animals' hearts are still beating five to 10 minutes after they are skinned. They are literally skinned alive!
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
#1.) WRITE OR FAX the Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. and urge him to STOP THE USE OF DOGS AND CATS FOR FUR AND TO PERMANENTLY END THE HORRIFIC CONDITIONS IN CHINA’S FUR FARMS.
Chinese Embassy Chancery
Address: 3505 International Pl N.W
Washington, D.C. 20008
#2.) SPREAD THE WORD! Educate people about the horrors of the fur trade and urge them to go fur free.
Learn more about: Fur Trade Facts