Target: The people of Nem Thuong near Hanoi in Vietnam,
Pigs are known to be extraordinarily intelligent among all domestic animals. They are curious and insightful animals that are, in fact, smarter than young children who are at the age of 3, dogs, and even some primates. These incredible animals do not deserve to be viciously killed. Each year on the 6th day of the first New Lunar Year, the villagers of Nem Thuong near Hanoi, Vietnam brutally slaughter a pig or two. The villagers parade around the village with horns and drums, carrying a stressed and hopeless pig before having its throat sliced, head cut off, or being sliced in half. They smear their banknotes with the pig’s blood in the belief that it will bring them good luck, health, and good crops. Animalasia.org has helped bring awareness by letting others know what is happening to the hopeless pigs. As much progress as they have made, it is still not enough. I want to bring justice to these innocent pigs that feel that their death is coming when being carried around the village. I would desire for this inhumane slaughter of pigs to end. No matter if only one or two are killed every year, they don’t deserve this vicious death. The people of Vietnam live in world where animal cruelty is incompatible with their modern and economically successful country. With much respect for their spiritually tradition, these poor, amazing pigs deserve much more because they are not just animals, they are friends who feel the same pain that humans feel.