On July 6th, the Siem Reap Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestries and Fisheries announced a ban on dog meat in the famous tourist town, stating that the dog meat trade
has caused the infection of rabies and other diseases from one region to another, which affects the public health.”
catching, buying, selling, and slaughtering of dogs … will be punished severely.
While the ban in Siem Reap is a great start, there is still much to be done; 3 million dogs are currently killed for consumption each year in Cambodia. The goal, of course, is to get this down to zero
Following a letter to the Cambodian Prime Minister, Hun Sen, from Asia for Animals Coalition—consisting of 177 animal rights and welfare organizations around the world—sent on May 22nd, 2020, another letter flood is planned for July 31st.
- Download and print the letter.
- Add your country in the space on the first line.
- Sign the letter.
- Send it to the address at the top of the letter.
- Add “STOP THE DOG MEAT TORTURE TRADE” on the back of the envelope, if you want to.
- Add your international stamp.
To get the letters delivered together, it is important that you post them on the following dates.
- For Europe: Please post on 24th July
- For the rest of the world: Please post on 22nd July
Try and get as many people as possible to send this letter. Share the letter. Share this post. Get your family and friends involved. Get people you don’t know involved if you can; the butcher, baker, and candlestick maker.
It is vitally important for the Cambodian prime minister to hear the world stating with one voice that dog meat is a clear and present threat to public health, and no longer acceptable in modern society.