A petition to ban the consumption of dog meats in Nigeria has already garnered over 9000 signatures from all over the world.
The petition which was initiated by Natasha Choolun and directed to the Nigerian government was seen on the popular petition website known as Change.org.
A look at the demand of the petitioner on the petition site highlights the following:
“Implement existing laws against animal cruelty, maltreatment and neglect.
“- Provide funding for trap, neuter and release programs to prevent street dogs and cats from breeding.
“- All dogs and cats to be vaccinated against rabies.
“- Ban dog and cat meat in Nigeria and shut the trade down.”
When @instablog9ja reported the petition on Instagram, it had only got 9,008 signatures. As of the time of making this report, Legit.ng confirmed that the petition is closing in on the 10k mark, with 9722 signatures.
Nigerians react to the petition
“Calabar people left the group chat,delete WhatsApp and broke their phones.”
“They should please say Calabar people. Which one is Nigeria? I don’t eat dog please.”
“I don’t even know why people eat dogs
“They are like humans.”
“How does the dog meat even taste in their mouth . God forbid evil.”
“Na Calabar people una supose indicate for this petition ! Especially Calabar girl.”