Target: Swiss Parliament
Goal: Make the consumption of cat and dog meat illegal.
In many countries, including the United States, cats and dogs are animals that play an important role in many families. These animals are our pets and our friends. We care for them, play with them, and treat them as loyal friends. The sheer thought of hurting them may make you sick to your stomach, but this is not at all the case in Switzerland. Some farmers in Switzerland regularly torture, slaughter, and serve up dogs as meals for their families.
Journalists in Switzerland recently did some in-depth research on farmers who regularly consume dog meat. These farmers considered it completely commonplace and saw nothing wrong with eating dogs for dinner. “Meat is meat,” they say. The favorite type of dog meat is the Rottweiler, although they slaughter and cook up all different breeds. So, these poor animals are regularly tortured, either shot or slaughtered, and brought into the kitchen to prepare for dinner. While most people associate the practice of eating dogs and cats with third-world countries and the Middle East, the fact that it is practiced in a country as well-developed as Switzerland is simply appalling.
Switzerland also has a small trade in cat pelts for coats and bedspreads. Cats are treated just as brutally as dogs in this country, and animal rights activists must take action. In 1993, the Swiss parliament rejected changing the laws to protect dogs and cats against human consumption. When man is eating his best friend, it is time for change.
There are several alternative forms of meat that can be consumed, such as beef, chicken, and lamb. These food choices are questionable enough, and there is significant controversy surrounding the treatment and preparation of these animals. Adding our beloved canine and feline friends into the mix is recipe for disaster. Cats and dogs are animals that are easily domesticated and trained to obey the orders of humans. There is no need to contain them, let alone slaughter them.
By signing the petition below, you will help persuade the Swiss Parliament to enact legislation which will protect cats and dogs rather than continue letting them be slaughtered for human consumption.
Dear Swiss Parliament,
The practice of slaughtering and eating dogs and cats is unethical and inhumane. It has become known that several farmers in Switzerland regularly slaughter dogs for consumption, as well as cats for the production of coats and bedspreads.
Not only is this practice cruel, torturous, and inhumane, but it is also unnecessary and selfish on the part of the humans involved. Several alternative forms of meat are readily available for consumption, and these provide the same, if not more, nutritional value as dogs and cats. Therefore, there is no need for people to slaughter dogs for human consumption. Furthermore, this practice is extremely cruel and causes significant pain to innocent dogs.
I am urging you to enact legislation in Switzerland which will protect these innocent animals and prevent further torture and slaughter of harmless dogs. Please make the consumption of cats and dogs illegal in Switzerland and stop this horrific practice.
[Your Name Here]