We have wonderful news to share. Despite the fact, the Beijing Government issued a demolition order on our China shelter run by the hero Mr Zhao we have found a new location 80 miles away and managed to move nearly all the dogs and cats there. Even though we still urgently need funds to finish the building of the place, the basics are there and we can provide a safe haven to #Yulin and #DogMeatTrade survivors. People thought that would be the end for us but we have all been working so hard to make sure this did not happen. We could not do this without your support. Please keep donating whatever you can and sharing.
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Dogs and Cats brutally slaughtered for food in Asia and beyond are often stolen pets/sick strays or raised on dirty farms. They pumped full of high levels of antibiotics harmful to human health and can carry diseases such as rabies,avian flu and brucellosis.
Please sign our pledge to urge the World Health Organisation to declare them unfit for human consumption and United Nations to classify all dogs and cats as companion animals not food.
We have been working with the wonderful Mr Z who has been rescuing from Yulin for many years. He has over 300 dogs in his shelter including many Yulin survivors .Sadly he could not travel the 3000 miles to Yulin this year as the Beijing Government have forced him to move, but he is going to help his activist friends with their rescue dogs.
He has generously promised his friends that he will take in survivors from this year.
Please help Mr Zhao and his rescuer friends this year if you are able – thank you and dog bless. Please share this post – thank you ❤
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For the last few weeks our team and incredible volunteers have been out on the streets raising awareness against Yulin and the dog meat trade. We know first hand how our uphill our battle is. Our own shelter has received a closure notice and we are being forced to move our Yulin survivors.
Yesterday we were out in force at Marylebone Summer Fayre and took over the place with our dogs, volunteers and animal angels like Annie. She is pictured with Anastasia who has been our campaign dog since 2011 and even though this darling has an aggressive cancer she was so happy to be with her fur buddies barking out. Please join us on other events and help get our message to the press. We can’t do this without you.
After two and half years of hard work, building our Chinese partner shelter from scratch, we have just received the devastating news that a 30 day demolition order has been issued by the Government.Some 400 dogs and cats cared for the by hero Mr Zhao are now in grave danger. The Beijing Government wants to ‘clean up’ the region, and no dogs are safe anymore.
We have put together an urgent plan of action and are appealing for the kind assistance of donors, to help put this into place. A new safe space has been located 90 miles away in the next province.
We are appealing for donations to assist with:
Deposit and advance rent for the new shelter
Workers to help the Construction
Connection of Electric and Water supplies
Basic shelters and sheds – the site is derelict
Basic food supplies
Transport of 400 dogs and cats in trucks
Livestock transport licences
Our form is simple and quick, and allows you to make a single donation of your choice
Mr Zhao and the other activists are extremely anxious as are we about the safety of the dogs and cats during the transport. There is a real danger that unscrupulous dog meat traders will find out about the mass evacuation and then intercept the trucks, using force and violence, as well as enlist corrupt police officers to seize the dogs. The meat traders have a lot to gain by selling 400 dogs into the meat trade especially as the move will be before Yulin. Our small team will travel over and help as much as we can and anyone with skills in building, animal welfare, veterinary who can volunteer please come forward.
We are appealing to animal lovers and the international community to help us ease Mr Zhao’s burdens with a donation towards this fraught and dangerous relocation mission.
If you are not set up to donate electronically, cheques can also be sent to World Protection For Dogs and Cats In The Meat Trade, 17 Cavendish Square, London, England W1G 0PH or to our USA address we can supply. Or you can phone us with your card + 44 207 873 2250
Thank you so much and bless your hearts for caring
Our UK bank account is HSBC – World Protection For Dogs and Cats In The Meat Trade sort code 40 04 25 account 01506145
If you can please donate.If you are unable to please share this post. Getting media attention would really help the plight not just of Mr Zhao but so many small shelters facing a similar situation.
On February 9th 2018 the Winter Olympics will open in PyeongChang, South Korea and run till February 25th. This means thousands of people from all over the word with visit the capital. Despite concerted action of activists participants will not choose animal welfare over sport and boycott this event. Our hope now is by lobbying them athletes who are attending they will speak out against the dog meat trade.
At the previous South Korean Olympics in 1988 the government ordered a temporary closure of restaurants leading people to believe very few people actually eat dog meat. This time however they have not intervened. is not as easy for them to whitewash over the truth since any google search of dog meat and Korea paints a very different story.
There had been a plan by local councils to give grants to restaurants who would remove the word dog meat from restaurant signage as well as images and even though we were told this plan had been pushed back many restaurants have removed the word anyway. This means tourists are likely to choose and eat dog meat without really knowing.
Our activist partners GAON who we worked with to help ban live slaughter of dogs at Moran Market will be holding a protest on February 9th as close to the open ceremony as they can.
We will be holding our own awareness event in Central London on February 10th. For more information on this please follow our social media pages.
GAON ( Dasom) have now taken their work to the field investigating and forcing closure through legal loopholes to dog farms and we continue to support them both financially and also through our network.
In the UK we have a new Minister for Asia, Mark Field, and whilst we were disappointed he was told it is just a few elderly people who still consume dog meat he will continue to push our concerns forward both in Korea and in China on his next official visits.
President Moon Jae-In owns a rescued dog himself and whilst he will not go so far as to say it wrong to eat dog meat he has been advocating more dog socialization parks and encouraging animal welfare provisions to be implemented. In fact animal welfare formed part of his presidential campaign. Having an ‘ official’ dog in his official residence sends out a message that change is needed. Unfortunately though education still needs to happen in Korea so that people recognise there is no distinction between ‘ meat dog’s’ and pets.