Target: President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China
Goal: Stop slaughtering dogs for leather
Dogs are being killed using brutal methods in Chinese leather processing facilities, and the horrifying details were recently uncovered in an investigation by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). In a video taken by a PETA investigator, dogs are seen being led through a room and systematically bludgeoned over the head. Dog corpses litter the blood soaked ground as the workers greedily wait for the dogs to die an agonizing death, knives and meat cleavers in hand.
The dogs’ skins are torn off and made into leather, which is then fashioned into clothing and other products before being sent around the world to be sold to unwitting customers. According to PETA, China is a major source of the world’s leather. What’s more, the Chinese government imposes no laws against those who kill animals for their pelts.
Owners of dogs know that they exhibit hallmarks of conscious experience, such as complex emotional and cognitive abilities. Dogs are intelligent and sensitive creatures with the capacity to love, reason, and suffer. Man’s best friend does not deserve to experience such cruelty. It should be the right of every dog to be loved by humans, not tormented by them. Please sign this petition to demand that the Chinese government pass legislation that explicitly prohibits such sickening cruelty toward dogs.
Dear President Xi,
The sickening treatment of dogs in Chinese leather processing facilities must be stopped. A disturbing investigation conducted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has come to light, in which an investigator documented the barbaric treatment of dogs within Chinese leather plants. In a video circulated by PETA, dogs are seen being bludgeoned in an assembly line fashion, and falling to the floor among their dying companions. Once they are snatched up from the blood soaked floor, which is littered with entrails, they are butchered and skinned. The leather is then sent out around the world, to customers who unwittingly support such brutality.
Dogs are a curious and intelligent species, and they are beloved by millions around the world. Furthermore, they exhibit many traits that are hallmarks of conscious awareness. They are capable of showing love toward their owners, they have the ability to reason and solve complex problems, and most importantly, they exhibit clear signs of a capacity to suffer. I am disgusted by these findings, and I ask that you use your power to initiate an immediate change in animal cruelty laws, so that dogs are protected from such heinous treatment within the People’s Republic of China. Dogs should never be treated in such a brutal fashion, and those who treat them in such cruel ways should be prosecuted to the fullest extent.
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