Dear animal lovers and protectors,
My younger sister Stephanie and I have begun an enormous venture. We need as much help from like-minded people as we can possibly get.
Recently, we discovered for the first time that cats and dogs in parts of East Asia are routinely scalded, singed, skinned and even boiled *alive* within the meat and fur trades. We could not continue with our lives as normal knowing this. We began a joint East-West Avaaz petition for such practices to be made illegal and are currently writing to as many countries throughout the world as our knowledge of languages and the assistance of our international friends will allow.
Please, please, take a minute to read the petition: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Am
We have already had fruitful exchanges with groups in Hong Kong, Taiwan, France and Mexico.
An eminent Taiwanese university professor has publicly supported us on his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fe5221
The more signatures we get, the more likely Avaaz will be to send out our petition to its *millions* of followers.
Please help us. Once we have 10,000 signatures, we are going to begin writing to prominent figures all over the world.
Please sign and share the petition.
Elizabeth Tepper, Leeds, England (https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.french.319