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Urgent call for Action: Please sign this letter encouraging British MPs to take action against the dog meat trade.

The estimated 30 million dogs caught up in Asia’s dog meat trade each year suffer unimaginably. Many are stolen pets, others sourced from the streets or, in South Korea, raised on pitiful “dog farms”.

But it doesn’t have to be this way! Throughout Asia- and the world- there is a growing animal welfare movement calling for an end to this trade- a dirty, profit-driven industry that not only results in the brutal treatment of dogs, but also poses significant risks to public safety and human health.

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Urgent call for Action: Please sign this letter encouraging British MPs to take action against the dog meat trade.

Sign this Letter!

I am writing with regards to the submission to the committee for a debate on the dog meat trade.

The dog meat trade results in the horrific treatment and slaughter of an estimated 30 million dogs each year in Asia- many stolen pets, others sourced from the streets or from ‘dog meat farms’. Investigations have revealed the scale of the brutality these dogs endure: beatings, force-feeding, and an utter disregard for their sentience.

Whilst the majority of this happens in Asia, in particular in Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea and China, it is a matter that impacts the UK beyond just the moral and ethical aspects. The trade in and consumption of dog meat represents a serious and proven health hazard and risks to public safety, to both native inhabitants and tourists. Furthermore, the skins produced in the trade have also started to infiltrate the international leather supply chain, and investigations have found products- including gloves and shoes- made from dog skins. It is now conceivable that the UK is also unwittingly importing such goods.

I would like to request that the government table a debate soon to discuss what action can be taken in respect of this cruel and dangerous trade. It is a debate that many want to see. The MP Briefing held at the House of Commons in January attracted an unparalleled number of MPs as well as celebrities such as Dame Judi Dench, Peter Egan and Lesley Nicol. The UK clearly cares deeply about this matter.

I urge you to please lend your support to calls for action to tackle this trade that has international repercussions.

Kind regards

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We need YOUR to help!

There are calls for a Committee Meeting at the House of Commons in London next month to discuss the dog meat trade and what role British Members of Parliament (MPs) can take to support our call for an end to this trade.

On the 28th January this year, ACPA’s founding members, amongst other charities, were represented at a meeting with MPs at the House of Commons in London, alongside our passionate ambassadors, Peter Egan and Lesley Nicol, and with support from Dame Judi Dench, to discuss the trade and what the British Government can do to help.

The meeting attracted an unparalleled number of MPs and resulted in 138 MP’s signing an Early Day Motion (EDM) in support for action to be taken to tackle this trade.

Watch a short video of the MP'S Briefing at the House of Commons in January

Please sign the petition above calling on members of the British Parliament to host a second debate to discuss what actions they can take to help tackle this cruel and dangerous trade.

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ACPA’s focus is to end the trade in- and demand for- dogs from Thailand, Laos and Cambodia into Vietnam to supply the demand for dog meat and associated products.

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