Target: Chen Wu, Yulin, China City Governor
Goal: Give harsh penalties to people who unlawfully participate in a banned dog-meat festival.
Every year thousands of dogs are thought to be stolen, slaughtered and eaten at a dog-meat festival in China despite the festival having supposedly been banned by the local government. If participators are not thoroughly punished, many more innocent animals will be killed by inhumane monsters.
The Yulin Dog-Meat Festival is held each year in order to mark the summer solstice in Southwest China. This year it is estimated that 90 percent of the dogs at the current festival were stolen.
While the Yulin government claims that no such festival has ever been officially held, even Chinese celebrities have acknowledged that the alleged event has been taking place since 1995. In addition, community residents have allegedly defended the festival in interviews, saying it is a local tradition and claiming that the dogs are humanely killed.
On the contrary, pictures of dogs tightly thrown together in nets can be easily found online. Sadly, dogs have even been witnessed to wag their tails as they were being killed, revealing the outright inhumanity of how the animals are treated.
Sign this petition and demand that people harming dogs at this supposed illegal event be severely punished. If this festival has truly been banned, the Yulin governor needs to take action and fix the situation right now.
Dear Governor Wu,
Many dogs are stolen in your country each year and are sold and slaughtered at an illegal festival. Innocent animals will continue to be killed by unethical people if this event continues to be held.
Although the Yulin government says that no festivals of this nature have ever been held, there is conflicting evidence in forms of pictures and articles that reveal the event has been taking place since 1995. While you claim that you will “thoroughly investigate” the situation and shut down any areas where dog-meat is being sold, the festival is called the Yulin Dog-Meat Festival, indicating that slaughtering and selling dogs for food is the sole reason the event is held. Therefore, it is highly likely that most people selling or buying anything at the festival is in someway involved with these heinous acts.
For all of these reasons, I urge you to implement harsh penalties for people found guilty of slaughtering dogs at this festival. Dogs do not deserve to suffer by means of such cruelty and loving dog owners do not deserve to lose their pets.
[Your Name Here]
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