Stop Slaughtering and Eating Dogs for Horrific Wrestling Competition

Target: Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togo

Goal: Save countless dogs from being killed and eaten as a part of Evala festival.

Every year, thousands of teenage boys in Togo spend a week gorging on dog meat in isolation, and return the following week to continue consuming massive amounts of dog meat, culminating in ‘traditional initiation’ wrestling competitions known as Evala. The number of dogs slaughtered for this festival, because of the belief that eating the meat will endow the competitor with dog-like attributes, is unknown. However, thousands of boys across many different tribes must participate in the festival or face exile, so the count of slain animals would undoubtedly be staggering.

In addition to the cruelty to animals, this ritual presents another problem in rabies, which is widespread throughout Africa. There is no health check dogs prior to their slaughter for consumption, presenting a threat to locals as well as tourists. The organization Fight Dog Meat is calling for the Evala festival to continue embracing its traditions of wrestling performance and athleticism while doing away with the dangerous practice of eating dog meat. Sign below to demand that the slaughter and consumption of dog meat be banned.


Dear President Gnassingbé,

The practice of slaughtering dogs and eating their meat is cruel, as well as a significant health risk for humans. Countless dogs are killed and eaten every year for the Evala dog eating festival, and the practice must not continue.

Rabies is a widespread problem, threatening both locals and tourists. The organization Fight Dog Meat has called for the Evala festival to ban the dangerous practice of slaughtering and consuming dogs, to instead enhance the traditional components of wrestling performance and athleticism, and even make the festival into a professional event. I urge you to respect and protect the well-being and health of both animals and people, and ensure that the slaughter and consumption of dog meat is banned.


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  1. Denise Devereux says:

    Tio these monsters who slaughter dogs may God’s wraith come down and hurt you and yours where you will hurt most.
    I hope you all die a painful death from rabies. The only species needing culling from this planet is much of the Human Species.

  2. May God have no mercy on them! Poverty does not = cruelty and stupidity!

  3. Wendy Burrows says:

    M*ther f*cking pieces of sh!t

  4. although the slaughterhouses where pigs and cows, horses find there end are also horrific, how the dogs are
    slaughtered… and how the cats and dogs for food
    are maltreated before they leave this world…
    there is so much really completely wrong
    with traditions of violently ignorant humanity

  5. Despicable vile cruelty by monsters who must be stopped. Truly mankind is beyond hope if we allow atrocities like this to continue.

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