Target: Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra
Goal: Stop the horrendous dog leather industry from killing dogs for pelts
The Thai Police have recently made a gruesome discovery in the forest alongside the Laos border. They uncovered hundreds upon hundreds of dog pelts in a pile next to dog bones. This horrific discovery sheds light on how big the dog leather trade really is. Many people are familiar with the dog meat trade, however, the dog leather industry may be just as shocking.
Dog leather is used by factories to make everything from drums to golf gloves. Golf glove manufacturers especially value the skin from male dog testicles because the skin from that area has a softer quality. The demand for dog pelts appallingly works hand in hand with the dog meat trade. Many dog smugglers are drawn to Thailand due to its large population of stray dogs. Smugglers continue to sneak dog parts across the border from Thailand and Laos. If their attempts are successful, it is most likely that the dog pelts and meat would be transported to Vietnam or China, where the demand for dog parts is particularly strong.
The entire ordeal for these dogs is extremely cruel from beginning to end. Usually the dogs would be skinned alive and have to endure an excruciating amount of pain before they die. It is an absolutely cruel and horrendous industry and it must be stopped as soon as possible. Sign this petition and urge the Prime Minister of Thailand to crack down on the smuggling and trade of dog parts.
Dear Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra,
The recent discovery of the dog pelts and dog bones by the border of Laos shows that the dog leather and meat industry is still thriving, despite attempts to end it. Although the dog meat trade is equally gruesome as the dog leather trade, I fear that the demand for dog pelts may cause smugglers to kill more dogs solely for their skin.
The skins of these dogs are being used to make things such as drums and golf gloves. Since many of the golf glove manufacturers value the soft quality of the skin from the testicles of male dogs, they may pressure the smugglers to capture more dogs to fulfill their demands for this particular area of dog skin. These dogs go through an incredibly excruciating ordeal before they die due to the fact that they are usually skinned alive and left to slowly succumb to their wounds.
I urge you to take immediate action to end the smuggling of dog parts across your borders as soon as possible. These acts of cruelty toward these animals should not be allowed to continue.
[Your Name Here]
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