Suggested letter to the Vietnamese Government
Vietnam, Shut down the dog meat farms, slaughterhouses and markets.
To the Vietnamese government,
We ask you to take immediate action to crack down on the dog farms, slaughterhouses, markets and restaurants that serve dog meat throughout your country.
Dogs are companion animals, a relationship formed over a long period of time with humanity, but they also have many other uses from providing key support and detection services to our key military and police personnel to guiding our blind and disabled citizens. Dogs have earned their place to be by our side and do not deserve to end up in the dog meat industry. The incredibly cruel treatment of dogs involved in this industry is well documented, these dogs are subject to unnecessary suffering in unhygienic and crowded conditions. Please act now to end this abhorrent practice.
The United States House of Representatives has formally passed H.Res. 401, “Calls for an end to the dog and cat meat industry and urges all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade.” (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/401
International coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in Vietnam has stained your country’s image in the eyes of the international community. The time to end this tragedy is now. Please make a change for good. The favor of your reply is requested.