From the petition author:
"I have been in Vietnam for many years and when I saw what too many people (poor and rich) do to the animals, especially dogs and cats, I decided to stay here and tell people what really happens daily in this country. I rescue a dog sometimes (but quite difficult as smugglers whatch and steal dogs under the protection of the cops) and many cats especially kittens, often tied up in plastic bags and thrown into garbages to be killed.
Two of my dogs have been stolen and probably tortured before being killed to be eaten."
I have an long time ex-bf who lives in Thailand and visits Vietnam. He has taken photos of the dogs (and maybe cats, hard to tell after all they go through) and he has shared them via a photo account he has. It makes me die a little inside every time I see one of those photos. Okay, so I die a lot inside. This taste for dog and cat meat is horrific to me, especially seeing them offered up on the streets by vendors the way vendors offer meat from other animals (cows, pigs, who-knows-what-else) in the USA where I am. We know it happens all over the world. When will it end? Hopefully when humans start to realize that eating other mammals is not only cruel and barbaric, but also that meat is not needed in our diets. I want this practice of killing, torturing, and long extended deaths, like boiling animals alive, skinning them alive, and other horrific ways of killing, to stop!! I hope we never become used to seeing or knowing what these animals suffer through, or start seeing it as 'normal' or needed. Because compassionate people with hearts that care, KNOW this baseless. Please sign the petitions, and do whatever you can to stop the suffering. -Lynn