- Nigerians have reacted to an ongoing petition that seeks to put an outright ban on the consumption of dog meat in the country
- The petition as of the time of making this report has been signed by more than 9000 persons all over the world
- The petitioner amongst other things is seeking the federal government to implement existing laws against animal cruelty and maltreatment
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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, YEN.com.gh 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."
Petition to stop Jeff Bezos from coming back to Earth receives huge support
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that a petition to stop Jeff Bezos from returning to earth from space had received wide support.
The creator of the petition, Ric Geiger, titled it “Do not allow Jeff Bezos to return to Earth”, stating that people of his wealth level shouldn't exist on earth or in space.
The 31-year-old said billionaires should contribute more to alleviate poverty and financial insecurity. Geiger stated that if Bezos wants to visit space, he shouldn't come back.
He opined that while the billionaire remains there, Bezos should look out for his compassion and humanity in any intergalactic asteroid core in outer space.