Stop Cruel Dog Meat Festival


Target: President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping

Goal: Put an end to  annual dog meat eating festival and implement animal welfare laws to save future animals from torture and death

Every summer more than 15,000 dogs are tortured and murdered for the annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival, located in the southeastern Guangxi province of China. The dogs are electrocuted, skinned and boiled alive. Then they are hung upside down, beaten and left to bleed out. These horrific actions are conducted in front of the other dogs due to a misguided belief that increasing the adrenaline in the dogs’ muscles also increases their virility when eaten. Cruel, barbaric events that promote the severe mental and physical abuse, torture and consumption of innocent animals have no place in modern society and must cease immediately.

While Yulin locals claim that the dogs have been bred on farms solely for human consumption, animal rights activists believe that many of the dogs are stolen pets that have been kidnapped and sold to restaurants. They also claim that stray animals have fallen victim to the dog meat festival, which if true, would also violate the festival’s sanitation laws.

The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is disgusting and heartless, and the public slaughter of dogs must be stopped. By signing this petition, you will be urging the President of China to permanently cancel this cruel festival, help save thousands of dogs from a painful death, and encourage the implementation of strict animal welfare laws to help deter this kind of horrific behavior.


Dear President Xi,

The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is an incredibly cruel and inhumane event that has no place in modern society. Last year, approximately 15,000 dogs were electrocuted, boiled and skinned alive. Due to a misguided belief that increasing the adrenaline in the dogs’ muscles increases their virility when eaten, these horrific actions were carried out in front of the other dogs awaiting slaughter, causing severe psychological torture before they too were physically abused and murdered.

Events such as the Yulin Dog Meat Festival that gleefully promote the abuse, torture and consumption of innocent animals are cruel and barbaric and must cease immediately. I urge you to permanently cancel the Yulin Dog Meat Festival and establish strict animal welfare laws to help save thousands of animals from unnecessary torture and death.


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  1. Johanna Schwarzere says:

    Unfassbar, was dort in China unter den Augen der Regierung passiert – und das im 21.Jahrhundert! Diese Barbarei muss ein Ende haben, denn wir leben NICHT mehr im Mittelalter! Schon Albert Schweitzer sagte:”Der große Feind der Sittlichkeit ist die Abstumpfung”. Wie abgestumpft muss ein Mensch sein, dass er Mitgeschöpfen solche Qualen und Leiden zufügt. Es können m.E. keine Menschen sein, es sind Bestien in Menschengestalt!

  2. “So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” – Sarah Kiser

  3. Look diane nothing nice to say dont say it as there are positive people in the world despite chinas barbaric tortures to animals and dogs I would like to think there are people out there that care and want to do something about it as its an awful barbaric dreadful death these animals endure and ide like to hope it will come to a stop considering animal abuse and this sick treatment does not justify a celebration or tradition its full of rubbish and cruelty much like china and its people.!! So you have nothing good to say dont as some of us do care!!!! Your just as bad as them writing that comment…

  4. Stop slaughter beef for food before dog.


  6. This is what Thomas Edison said:
    “Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming ALL other living beings, we are still savages.”
    As to the notorious thugs in China: let them die of indigestion, sex (dog meat improving ‘potency’ according to them…), most of all the pest. The world is overpopulated anyway…

  7. Victoria Cole says:

    There are activists in China fighting against this–27999.html and more condemnation needs to come from buyers of Chinese products. If you look at bottom of many packages, crockery, cutlery and clothes or PAPER whether Sainsburys, Asda even sometimes M&S who are supposed to have ethical policy much is made in china- companies need to care and listen to customers instead of always going cheap. Why don’t European governments also raise awareness with Chinese authorities instead of caring only for money and cheap trade

  8. Kristin Milner says:

    This is beyond anything I’ve ever seen. For me personally, it’s not even so much that they’re eating dogs and cats. It’s the absolute barbaric torture these poor, defenseless animals suffer through beforehand. I’m so outraged, I’m shaking. STOP THIS ATROCIOUS PRACTICE!

  9. Kathleen Williams says:

    Why is this petition still here?!? It’s a year old! So should I presume that we’re all just wasting our time because these petitions never reach the target recipient???

  10. Kathleen Williams says:

    Still, just in case someone takes more timely action after reading this…

    PLEASE SIGN ANY PETITION AGAINST SOUTH KOREA’S BOK-NAL…which takes place this year (2015) on July 13th, 23rd, and August 1st.

    Out of the total estimated 2 million dogs consumed every year in South Korea, it is said that ONE MILLION DOGS ARE SYSTEMATICALLY TORTURED AND VICIOUSLY SLAUGHTERED (Yulin style) during this period alone.

    There are about 70 easy petition links on this website:

    It goes pretty quickly, as long as you don’t read the details. They all seem really well-written, many by members of the Asian culture. They need signatures ! ! Every voice is vital, so please sign the ones that are in a different language as well.

    Just one more thing:
    Even though I was unable to locate one on the Samsung site, according to Say No to Dog Meat (.net), Samsung manufactures an agitator-spin machine used by slaughterhouses to quickly remove an animal’s fur. Usually, the dog is still alive when s/he is placed into it, along with boiling hot water. Think about THAT the next time you think you want one of their washing machines (or TVs, cell phones etc.) !!!


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