Target: The United Nations and the Food and Agriculture Organization.
Goal: To end the import, farming and slaughter of St. Bernards in China.
Saint Bernards are being imported and raised in farms to be cruelly slaughtered in China. Their meat is then sold for a high price and served as a delicacy. This particular breed of dog is used because they are docile, easy to breed, and large. It is completely devastating that they are being slaughtered, but the way this is happening is almost too horrendous to write and I warn you that it will be difficult to read. The dogs are not killed humanely; instead they are left to bleed to death, skinned or strangled. The terror that is inflicted upon these innocent animals creates an adrenaline rush that supposedly improves the flavor of their meat. Additionally the conditions in which they are raised is completely inhumane; to transport them they are piled on top of each other in small cages and they live in unsanitary enclosures.
Saint Bernards are a self- sacrificing symbol of hope and have saved many human lives. Historically named Saint dogs by monks, these animals have rescued many people from death and cold with their incredible sense of direction and their compassionate nature. They have been known to find people buried beneath the snow and lay over them to share the warmth of their bodies and carry lost children to safety on their backs. Over 200 years they have rescued about 2,000 lost children, travelers, climbers and soldiers. They have displayed so much selfless loyalty to humans; to kill them is an atrocious and horrifying act. It is utterly selfish to consume these beautifully regal animals, this issue needs to be eradicated immediately.
This is a global issue because the dogs are often imported from other countries then bred with Mongolian-Chinese dogs. The lives of not only Saint Bernards, but all dogs in China could be saved by the Food and Agriculture Association simply banning the human consumption of dogs. Currently China lists dogs under the category of livestock; this must be changed by urging the FAO to ban human consumption of dog meat. It is also important that each country bans the exportation of dogs to China. These saintly dogs deserve to be protected as they have been our heros for centuries.
“Here was neither peace, nor rest, nor a moment’s safety. All was confusion and action, and every moment life and limb were in peril,” Jack London, Call of the Wild.
Dear Food and Agriculture Organization and the United Nations,
The raising, importing and slaughtering of Saint Bernards in China is both immoral and inhumane. These heroic dogs have saved thousands of lives and to kill them is unjust. The conditions in which this atrocity is taking place are completely unacceptable; the dogs are ruthlessly tortured to produce more tender and sweeter meat.
Please take the necessary actions to ban the consumption of dog meat in China. It is completely selfish to consume these beautifully regal animals and to treat them with so much disrespect and greed is intolerable. This issue has spread globally with the importation of Saint Bernards from other countries and if the problem is not eradicated many noble lives will be lost.
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