Vietnamese capital Hanoi asks people not to eat dog meat

Vietnamese capital Hanoi asks people not to eat dog meat

Amazing step in the right direction. Authorities are becoming aware!

Extract of news article: "Officials in Vietnam's capital Hanoi are urging residents to stop eating dog meat as it could hurt the city's reputation and lead to diseases like rabies.

The Hanoi People's Committee said the practice could tarnish the city's image as a "civilised and modern capital."

The city office added that consuming the meat could lead to the spread of diseases like rabies and leptospirosis.

Over 1,000 stores in Hanoi still sell dogs and cat meat.

The committee also urged residents to stop eating cat meat, which is less popular but still available. It highlighted the fact that many of the animals were cruelly killed."

Cat meat trade

Cat meat trade

We did buy a cat that was giving birth to 3 kittens.

Buying cats from this terrible place will not solve the route of the problem.

We wish we could save them all, but buying 250 cats that they collect every 3 days will quickly be replaced with new cats is not realistic for a small organization like us or any shelter with lack time, space/overcrowding, disease control and funding.

The only way to put an end to it is for the authorities to create laws and enforcing these laws. This what we are working everyday towards in all sorts of ways.

THANK YOU so much to everyone sharing and helping us bring awareness towards this cruel industry. Cats are often forgot about in the meat trade. We couldn't do it without your incredible support.