Monday, June 16, 2014

Urgent, Yulin, Dog meat, last letter!!

Last letter, Yulin, Dog meat​; thanks Nina
Please send as many as possible!

Subject: Yulin, June 16 2014;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ;;;;;;; ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;


Honorable Officials of China :

Despite our repeated requests, the incredible number of petitions and thousands of protest letters we send you, China continues to despise Westerners who are eager to humanize the planet. The trade in and consumption of dog meat is an outrage and an insult to those who want to protect these animals that won since millennia the heart and homes of millions of people around the world. We therefore believe - rightly - that dogs are not consumption animals because of their companionship with humans. Moreover, many families consider them as family-members, even in China !

We know that humanity will never be a 100% vegetarian, but is that a reason to kill in such a sadistic way intelligent, sensitive beings, so precious to humanity, under these horrific conditions that we constantly witness?

We are totally shocked !

We thought previously that your country was civilized, cultivated, compassionate, but we realize with sadness, but also with disgust, that China - Country of the Smile - is not progressing !

We ask to the Government of China to cancel the festival of Yulin, in respect to health issues, for the following reasons :

1. "Authorities state that if this is the case, butchers risk contracting rabies while consumers risk consuming tainted, even highly poisonous meat. This past year officials have busted several clandestine rings involved in poisoning and abducting both pets and strays for food."

2. China is the country with the second largest number of rabies cases in the world.

Yulin government itself admitted in 2007 that the city was one of the hardest hit by rabies outbreaks. According to a news report, 338 rabies cases were reported in Yulin between 2002 and 2006. All the infected people died from this disease. The annual economic cost to Yulin amounted to 6.67 million Yuan. Based on the toll the disease is taking on the health of the city’s residents, the authorities in Yulin should be doing everything they can to prevent rabies. Dogs transported for days in crowded conditions to Yulin, with compromised immune systems, are known to be vulnerable to the spreading of illnesses.
Allowing the “Dog-Meat Festival” to continue is a sign of a lack of vigilance at the very least.
Given the national government’s policy on rabies prevention and control, it might even be construed as wanton contempt and total negligence.
In the interest of public health, disease prevention, and enforcing the national government’s policies, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region government should put an end to the event.

3. The Yulin “Dog-Meat Festival” is a food safety danger.
4. The Yulin “Dog-Meat Festival” exposes young people to extreme cruelty towards pet animals.

5. Although the “Dog-Meat Festival” has been promoted as a local “folk custom,” it is not really a local culinary culture.
6. Guangxi has breathtaking natural beauty that attracts millions of domestic and international tourists.

Should the opposite occur, we let you know that we make a commitment to not visit your country because of the multiple cases of rabies which cause the death of hundreds of people in your country and that these facts will be spead on all the social networks. The world has a right to know and to be informed !

Indeed, how can we trust your tourism policy, since restaurants will no longer display the word "Dog" in
their menus ?

In advance, we are frightened by knowing that the owners of restaurants are going to lie to foreigners and that meat may be contaminated with all kinds of diseases, because dogs quarantine intended for consumption are never respected.

We remind you that these animals, for the majority stolen dogs, are held under lamentable conditions of hygiene !

We ask you, please, to cancel this shameful, brutal, barbaric, sadistic festival which was invented by storekeepers, only to satisfy a gustative desire and preconceived ideas concerning the superstitious, so-called virtues of the dog meat. No living being deserves a so hideous death, none !

All these sufferings are not necessary for the welfare of the Chinese, these should be avoided !

We thank you for reading this letter.

Respectful greetings,

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