Friday, November 6, 2015

Vietnam. Ban the cruel Pig festival at Nem Thuong village!

Vietnam. Ban the cruel Pig festival at Nem Thuong village!
Thank you Chantal

Deliberate cruelty to our defenceless and beautiful little cousins is surely one of the meanest and most detestable vices of which a human being can be guilty.  ~William Ralph Inge

Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized society.  Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community of people - Cesar Chavez

The concept of 'animal rights' values the simple premise that ALL living creatures have a "right" to be allowed to live their lives without victimization--free from brutality. It is a right that EVERY being strives for.-Brennan Browne

All the arguments to prove human superiority cannot shatter this hard fact : in suffering, animals are our equals – Peter Singer

To think that our struggle is any different is naive and a failure to recognize the true identity of the animals' and our own oppressor as being the same evil force that has blanketed our beautiful planet with war and violence long enough. -Rod Coronado

Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventure,for religion and for hides and furs is a phenomena which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging is such acts of brutality - The Dalai Lama

To :

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development 
Social Republic of Vietnam
Ministry of Justice 
Ministry of Education and Training 
Ministry of Health -

Dear Minister:

I want to express my deepest indignation for the brutal and cruel traditional festival of Nem Thuong village in Vietnam.

Two live pigs are brutally decapitated while totally conscious. Then, villagers daub sheets of money in the pig’s blood, in the belief that it would bring good luck in the New Year.

Recently, even the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism declared his opposition to festivals that include brutal and barbarous rites.

It is shameful and morally unacceptable that nowadays animals being killed in the name of traditions, so I ask you to stop immediately this utterly pointless and shocking practice.


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