If you have a heart for animals in any way shape or form, the reason for this petition is going to absolutely break your heart. It will be clear very quickly why we need your signature and support. You can skip below at any time to sign your support.

We at iHeartDogs.com urgently need your voice and your signature to help shut down a truly heart breaking and horrific event that takes place every June in Yulin, China. Yulin is a small province in southeast China with approximately 6.7 million residents that is known for their yearly "Yulin Dog Meat Eating Festival". This barbaric "festival" is exactly what it sounds like - a horrific mass slaughter of dogs and cats in order to create a "unique culinary experience". This brutal "festival" involves what some call "savouring" the delicacies of dog and cat meat. It is driven by the belief that animals who die during the cooking process produce the most tender meat and as a result many animals are cooked alive or tortured. In order to fill the demand for meat, animals are commonly abducted from homes and shelters. There are even dog meat farms that have sprung up in years of late to supply food just for this event.

Some estimate 10,000 - 50,000 dogs and cats will suffer, be butchered, beaten to death, skinned alive and eaten in 2016.

Despite all these things, change is definitely at hand as a new generation of Chinese animal lovers increasingly view dogs as companions. The majority of the Chinese people are appalled at what happens at Yulin, and so together with their voice and ours we can make a difference. The sad reality is that The Yulin Dog Meat Festival will continue to take place every year unless we unite and speak out. It is up to us to come together as one voice to let the Chinese and local Yulin government know that the global community is shouting loudly "STOP YULIN" forever! 

It is with compassion and strong determination we will send this letter - with your signature - to the Chinese Ambassador of the U.S. Ambassador Cui Tiankai and the Governor of Yulin GuangXi Province China Mr. Chen Wu.

Dear Ambassador Cui Tiankai and Governor Mr. Chen Wu, 
We strongly and respectfully urge the Chinese government to end the suffering of the thousands dogs killed annually at the Yulin Festival. It is with great respect for the Chinese people and Chinese culture that we speak out, but are horrified to see the brutality to animals that is a core part of the Yulin Festival. We firmly believe it is our responsibility as a collective humanity to stand together  and protect all animals from any kind of abuse whatsoever.
Beyond permanently ending the Yulin Meat Festival, we are also asking the Chinese government to organize and pass legislation that would indefinitely ban the slaughter of dogs and cats in China and create a punishable offense for anyone who is guilty of harsh treatment, confinement, transport, slaughter, neglect - or any form of animal abuse.

Please join us by signing below and standing up to "STOP YULIN!" We need you.The global community needs you. The dogs need you. 

We plan on sending our first letter no later than June 1st and then continuing to send updated letters detailing the outcry of support and signatures as our support continues to grow. We will not stop until we get justice for all of these animals.

74918 People Have Made Their Voice Heard
  • Cynthia Ann Bennett
    Signed Saturday, July 22nd 20:50 pm
  • I support ending this barbaric practice.
  • kerri johnston-vallett
    Signed Saturday, July 22nd 13:13 pm
  • Hi I know about this because on tv-mrs Lisa Vanderpump.. it's it's a wonderful thing and I have utmost respect for you what you're doing how you brought this to light- u r incredible -one person can make a difference so hopefully the difference will be that they end it because not only is it cruel and inhuman how in the world can someone, a human being, destroy something that only lives for us to love them I cannot fathom it's a form of cannibalism it is some type because that is the most horrible word I can think of for these cannibals these monstersl Mrs Lisa Vanderpump you're an incredible incredible woman
  • Amber liddle
    Signed Saturday, July 22nd 12:00 pm
  • It is barbaric that we put dogs through this emence pain for human pleasure. It is vile and completely unexceptable.
  • Pam Temmermand
    Signed Saturday, July 22nd 07:13 am
  • Please end this horrific festival where dogs are brutally tortured and slaughtered for human consumption. Human beings should protect animals not torture and slaughter them.
  • Kathleen Phillips
    Signed Saturday, July 22nd 06:48 am
  • Please stop this barbaric practice!
  • Zenia Løvenholdt iversen
    Signed Saturday, July 22nd 06:07 am
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  • Kimberly Keeven
    Signed Saturday, July 22nd 04:49 am
  • Stop it. I'm not buying any Chinese food in America and as little made in China products as possible as my protest.
  • Cristina Rodriguto123
    Signed Saturday, July 22nd 01:52 am
  • Please make it stop.
  • Crystal Benaim
    Signed Saturday, July 22nd 01:43 am
  • Please save these dogs!
  • Philip Todd Hipps
    Signed Friday, July 21st 17:04 pm
  • What inhumane and cruel practices. Dogs are our domesticated pets - not food.