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Speak Out Against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China

Speak Out Against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China

Name: Speak out against the Dog Meat Festival in China

Bill Numbers: H.Res.30

This resolution in the House of Representatives condemns the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China. It urges China’s government to conform to contemporary notions of animal welfare by imposing and enforcing anti-cruelty laws and by strengthening dog regulations. Each year, approximately 10,000 dogs, many of whom are allegedly stolen household pets, are brutally slaughtered for the Festival. They are carted to slaughterhouses, suffering from illness and malnourishment along the way. If the dogs survive the transport to the slaughterhouse, they are viciously beaten to death with sticks. The ultimate goal of the resolution is to put a permanent end to the dog meat trade, which is not only a cruel and brutal venture, but also a major threat to public health.

  

Call to Actions:

  1. Please contact your U.S. Representative, and urge them to support legislation to condemn the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China.
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Please join in condemning China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival!

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask you to support the resolution condemning the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China and urging China's government to end its dog meat trade. The dog meat trade in China is responsible for the slaughter of approximately 10,000,000 dogs per year. An estimated 10,000 dogs, many of whom are stolen household pets, are brutally slaughtered each year specifically for the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Not only is the dog meat trade a cruel and brutal venture, it is also a major threat to public health. Dog meat traders in Yulin collect dogs from unknown sources, ignoring China's food safety regulations that ban food products from diseased animals or animals that died due to unknown causes. Because there is a risk of exposure to rabies from unvaccinated dogs, this presents a health risk to those handling and eating the dog meat.

Millions of China's citizens already support the proposed ban on the dog meat trade, which has been offered by Zhen Xiaohe, a deputy to the National People's Congress of China. Please help a put an end to the slaughter and consumption of dogs by adding the voice of the U.S. Congress to the demand for change.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]