Target: Li Xiaopeng, Minister of Transportation, People’s Republic of China
Goal: Improve and enforce animal transportation regulations.
China has some of the most lax animal welfare laws in the world. This insufficiency in animal rights has recently led to the death of thousands of animals that were left to die at transportation depots. Five thousand animals were shipped from a breeding farm in China in cardboard boxes where they were left without food or water for over a week until they starved to death in their cardboard coffins. Only 200 animals were saved and sent to a local animal shelter. Transporting animals in this manner is illegal, yet there is no enforceable penalty for perpetrators.
Sign this petition to urge the Chinese authorities to implement new animal transportation regulations and make sure they are enforced.
Dear Minister Li Xiaopeng,
Nearly 5,000 animals were left to starve to death at a shipping depot in China. The perpetrators of such a heinous act of animal cruelty will go unpunished as regulations in your country do not adequately protect animals. This is shameful and must not be allowed to continue. In this most recent tragedy, the thousands of animals that died were stuffed in cardboard boxes and left without food or water for a week. This intentional neglect and willful abuse must end.
I urge you to improve your current regulations governing the transportation of animals and ensure stiff penalties are enforced.
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