Wonderful news has emerged from Hanoi in Vietnam. They have declared they are going to be a dog meat free city and work towards this end over the next three years.
This is a huge step forward in Vietnam and for the Vietnamese friends and activists we have assisted over the years.
Sadly though, our wonderful friend Wayne Capriotti who did so much to help animals in Vietnam has died and never got to hear the good news that he played a part in.
A Canadian born activist and pet lover who started Vietnam’s first and only pet magazine ‘Me Thu Chung’, he also became a consultant to the pet industry. He also worked with our CEO Julia to put in place the Unreported World Documentary about the dog meat trade in Vietnam.
When Wayne found out our charity were special consultants to the UN, he wanted to be involved in this and was going to be a special envoy for us, to attend the UN Meetings. We are sad he never got to attend, but we are still proud and honoured to have known and worked with him.
NoToDogMet also have a twitter campaign where we contact Vietnamese Officials and UNDP staff in Vietnam, asking for their help which everyone on this page can be involved in. Twitter is effective because it allows direct contact with pressing issues.
We will keep pushing until the whole of Vietnam is dog meat and cat meat free.
We also continue to work with a Vietnam Newspaper and we will continue to spread the word through our friends there.
Mr Zhao rescued 11 Samoyeds from a BREEDER! The breeder could not find buyers, so was about to sell them to the MEAT TRADE!
Mr Zhao negotiated their release, but now has 11 extra mouths to feed! Please help us feed them! http://www.notodogmeat.com/donate.php
If you would like to adopt one of these, its about £800 to bring one back from China! Please get in touch!
Other groups have pushed for change throughout Indonesia and this weekend Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture, officials confirmed their intention to support a ban on the trade in dog meat and to deny veterinary certification for dog meat.
Leading veterinary public officials, including Dr. Syamsul Ma’arif, Dr. Hastho Yuliadi, Dr. Yadi Cahyadi, and Dr. Wiwiek Bagj, declared that the dog meat trade is a serious public health threat, a significant animal welfare issue, and a substantial problem for Indonesia’s growing tourism industry.
We work closely with the OIE and know they share our view that the public health threat associated with the dog meat trade is a priority.
Our grassroots campaign and alliance continues in South East Asia and China to push this message forward.
And, with our new status as special consultant to the United Nations we will continue to push from the top down.
Ending this trade is a collaborative effort on all fronts and we congratulate everyone who has joined to end this cruelty.
Please sign our pledge to declare dog and cat meat unfit for human consumption
Other ways you can support our work:
Join in events, donate, share our posts
A number of ways you can fundraise for our charity…
Our fundraisers have gone out on street collections, driven a car in a rally and got sponsored by their friends, held a Zumba class for charity. Run marathons for charity, done sponsored dog walks, made cushions to sell…… You don’t have to run a marathon to help us, it could be anything as simple as a sponsored dog walk with neighbourhood friends! No action is too small! If you can fundraise for us on a one-off event, we can send you a free T-shirt and some leaflets please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org thank you and bless your heart for caring.
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.
Or you can donate to our shelter building fund.
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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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