Success: Taiwan Bans the Sale of Dog and Cat Meat

Target: Tsai Ing-wen, President of Taiwan

Goal: Praise Taiwan for implementing stronger animal protection laws.

Taiwan has officially banned the sale of dog and cat meat following a major enhancement of their animal protection laws. Not only is animal cruelty punishable by jail time, but those who sell or consume dog and cat meat will pay a huge fine in addition to having their names and faces publicized to make examples of them.

As Taiwan is one of Asia’s most prosperous societies, this truly speaks volumes for the growing awareness of animal welfare in all of Asia. Taiwanese officials began to show concern for the volume of animals being abandoned, leading to stronger laws against animal cruelty. This growing concern for animal welfare, coupled with petitions like this one on ForceChange, have successfully culminated in a ban on the sale of dog and cat meat. Taiwan now has some of the strongest animal protection laws in all of Asia.

This is a tremendous step forward for Asia’s understanding of animal welfare and protections, especially when taking into account the increase in animal cruelty all over the world this past year. Dogs and cats no longer need to fear for their lives, and they will be treated as living creatures rather than as future meals for humans. Sign this petition to praise Taiwan for taking this step.


Dear President Tsai,

Thank you for your endorsement and implementation of the recent ban on dog and cat meat sales and consumption as part of your stronger animal protection laws. Animal abuse is happening at an alarming rate all over the world, and your country has put a stop to one of the worst forms of abuse despite the popularity of dog and cat meat in other parts of the continent.

Your understanding of animal welfare will surely set a fine precedent for other countries in Asia and hopefully the rest of the world. Animals deserve as much protection and care as humans do, for they are not just pets or livestock but living creatures. Thank you for understanding this and strengthening your protection of them. I hope that other countries that continue to consume dog and cat meat will soon follow your example.


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Photo Credit: Anna Langova

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  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:


  2. Taiwan is such a progressive country in Asia.
    Just this year alone, they have ban euthanasia, allowed same sex marriage and now banning dogs/cats meat.
    I hope my own country Singapore can follow suit. (we don’t have dog/cat meat culture, it was ban decades ago)

  3. KAREN TIPPING says:

    Moving forward with compassion. Excellent
    Make the world a kinder place.

  4. Denise Devereux says:

    Well done Taiwan and its compassionate President Tsai!

    If we all work together we may find justice for all God’s creatures Great and Small and make this world a better place.

  5. Many congratulations and kudos to you Taiwan. Now, please educate and civilise your neighbours.

  6. What a wonderful gooooood newssss !!!! PRAISE THE LORD !! And THANK YOU ALL HELPFUL LOVING PPLS ????? GOD BLESS YOU ALL ❤❤❤❤❤❤

  7. Janet Sexton says:

    Very grateful for this, thank you!! Thank you!

  8. Great news for dogs and cats! Thank you Taiwan!

  9. Dear President Ing-wen Tsai:

    I applaud you for your courage, leadership and compassion! You are truly outstanding! You will be remembered as a leader that dares to lead, that dares dates traditions in a world ruled by males.

    Taiwan now clearly stands apart from China.
    Taiwan is ist own master!


  10. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared.

  11. Deepest THANK YOU to Taiwan for being enlightened, clear thinking, moral, rational & compassionate — I pray more governments follow suit — you’re an excellent example of a modern, respectable, enlightened, moral society — again, THANK YOU.

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