Stop Eating Cats and Dogs for Christmas Dinner in Switzerland


Target: Hannes Germann, President of the Council of States

Goal: Demand the Swiss protect domestic pets from being consumed as food

Although Switzerland has many laws in place to ensure that domestic animals are provided adequate care and are treated humanely, an estimated 242,430 people still enjoy feasting on their animal companions, according to the founder of SOS CATS, Tomi Tomek. Cat meat is still considered to be a traditional holiday dish in certain parts of the country and dog meat is often found in sausages. It is no surprise that many people are outraged that these animals are being dined on, yet the Swiss Parliament refuses to act. Urge the Swiss government to outlaw consuming domestic animals and rid the country of this inhumane practice once and for all.

The animal rights activists at SOS CATS are understandably tense since Christmas is just around the corner and the festive feast of cats and dogs is about to begin again. Animal welfare is usually a well-regulated issue in Switzerland and it makes no sense that the Swiss Parliament won’t consider a simple law that will protect domestic animals from being turned into somebody’s meal.

The consumption of cats and dogs continues to be an issue in many countries around the world. With approximately 242,430 people reported to be feasting on these animals, a law protecting domestic pets from consumption should be able to quell this issue in Switzerland and end the use of cat and dog meat in holiday dishes. Sign this petition and demand the Swiss Parliament help protect domestic animals from being turned into a festive meal.


Dear President Germann,

I am sure you are aware that the consumption of cat meat in Christmas dishes is still common in certain parts of your country. I am having trouble comprehending why a country that usually has well-regulated animal welfare is letting this tradition continue. Animal rights activists at SOS CATS have recently made a request to the Swiss Parliament asking for a simple law that will protect these animals from consumption.

Since Christmas is right around the corner, I hope you understand how urgent the need for this new law is. Those at SOS CATS are understandably tense as the holidays are upon us. I implore you to seriously consider their request for this new law to protect domestic pets from this dreadful end.


[Your Name Here]

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    Oh no, signed this silly petition within the premium list 🙁
    I’m Swiss, and are astonished about so much stupidity. Maybe it was a habit of few people 200 years ago, where “pets” were not really considered in the world as today, just as meat.
    My grandparents were farmers, and would never ever have eaten cats or dogs. Note that Switzerland has one of the most restrictive animal welfare law in the world. And what you read in the newspaper was simply that somebody wished this stated as well in our Swiss Constitution.
    If you really believe that most Swiss are eating cats and dogs, please don’t come over and stay in your country, you’ll be safer ;-).
    By the way, do you know what your neighbours are eating ?…

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