Natasha has petitioned the government of Ghana to ban the trade and consumption of dog and cat meat by humans in Ghana.
Ban consumption of dog and cat meat - Animal Rights Activist petitions government
“Dogs and cats are not food, but loyal companion animals that should be treated with kindness and respect, not brutalised and eaten,” international Animal Rights Activist, Natasha Choolun stated in a petition.
The petition also noted that the trade in dogs and cats was widespread on the continent, thus making them unattractive to tourists who were aware of the “cruel” industries and unwilling to invest in those countries.
According to the petition, besides the fact that it was cruel to kill and eat those animals, they were also kept under unhygienic conditions, promoting the spread of fatal diseases.
The petition said, “The World Health Organisations has confirmed that these global live animal markets must be closed as they are at the root of COVID-19 and are also a breeding ground for the spread of other fatal diseases.
“The brutal dog and cat meat trade is putting human health at risk from consumption of dogs and cats in form of Cholera, Rabies and other deadly diseases and now COVID 19.
“We urge you to ban the demonic dog and animal sacrifices and the barbaric dog and cat meat trade in Africa. Like many harmful and outdated practices in history, these barbaric animal sacrifices must also be abolished.”
Natasha's petitioned further prayed government to also ban wildlife trade, dog racing and dog fighting and “implement enforceable laws to protect these animals from harm”.
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