St. Bernards are being served as food in China-Truth!
St. Bernard Dogs are Being Used For Table Meat in China-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:The email is a petition asking that St. Bernard dogs not be exported from other countries to China because they are being tortured, killed, and eaten.
According to numerous reports from news organizations and animal rights groups, St. Bernard dogs are being used to interbreed with Chinese dog lines to produce meat dogs. A BBC report from February 6, 2001, says dog meat is a delicacy in China and that a Swiss group called on the Swiss government to protest the use of the St. Bernards, which are a Swiss national symbol. The animal rights group ASIANS FOR HUMANS, ANIMALS, AND NATURE, says the dogs are valued for breeding because their offspring grow quickly, require less food, can be ready for market in four months, and their friendly disposition makes things safer for breeders. There are reports that the dogs are handled in such a way as to increase their adrenaline levels when killed, mostly because of the belief that it will help the sexual performance of men. For more information:
www.interportail.net/SosStBernardDogs/index.htm The SOS St. Bernard Dogs website from Switzerland
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Could you please consider signing this petition. Sign it, then forward to EVERYONE you know. IF YOU ARE THE 50th SIGNATURE, could you please then forward the petition to Elly : [email protected] before forwarding it to your friends.
PETITION TO STOP THE EXPORT OF ST BERNARD DOGS TO ASIA AS TABLE MEAT
St Bernard dogs are being exported to Asia (China, Philippines, etc) as table meat. Some of these dogs are first tortured to increase their adrenaline levels BECAUSE IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS MAKES THE MEAT TASTE SWEETER, then skinned alive. These animals are being killed because their meat is considered to be an aphrodisiac.
This is an absolutely abhorrent practice and WILL STOP NOW! PLEASE, sign this Petition which, will be forwarded to the United Nations asking that they intervene. New Zealand was successful in stopping the experimentation on the Great Apes – we can all, as a world nation, do the same for our pets. Thank you.
PETITION TO STOP THE EXPORT OF ST BERNARD DOGS TO ASIA As TABLE MEAT
I/We the undersigned ask that the United Nations intervene on behalf of the people of the world to stop this abhorrent treatment of all dogs and to stop countries exporting/importing dogs for the purpose of either breeding for food or using for food. St Bernard dogs are popular for this practice as the puppies grow to a large size quickly.