NoToDogMeat is a people powered global movement, an international coalition of committed individuals from around the world, who are united in their common intent to spread awareness on the realities of the dog and cat meat industry worldwide.
NoToDogMeat is unique. Founded by of like-minded group of animal lovers with backgrounds in the legal field, veterinary science, journalism and sanctuaries for survivors of the dog meat trade, all with front line experience, on different levels of the dog and cat meat trade worldwide.
NoToDogMeat now has a growing number of active members and supporters around the globe. Each and every one is invited to play a part in changing history, share skills and contribute to making a difference. No action is ever too small.
NoToDogMeat is funded by the sale of t shirts and other merchandise. These small profits are put back into the campaign allowing us to print flyers, banners and organise events. This means if you attend an event and cannot afford to buy a shirt or forget you will get one. There is also free material available for download.
Use of our copyright logo(in NoToDogMeat and SayNoToDogMeat distinctive attached letters and NoToCatMeat) is freely available for motivated individuals who wish to campaign. The only prohibition is on use for material gain or for activities that do not fit our purpose.
NoToDogMeat (and we also say NoToCatMeat) is the active voice of the people! A long awaited Voice for the Voiceless, respecting efforts of others yet understanding that after 30 years fighting to end the suffering of the dog and cat meat trade with no effect, it is time to change our approach.
In May 2013, NoToDogMeat took a short film entitled BOKDAYS – Hidden in the Land of Morning Calm- South Korea to the Cannes Film Festival. It is the first time that the dog and cat meat trade has ever been truly exposed on such a world scale! This film was shown to members of the impassive Korean Film Commission who were invited, but declined to respond.
In South Korea alone over 2.5 Million dogs are eaten yearly. Over the summer a two month long dog meat eating festival takes place and up to 15,000 dogs and cats will die each day. That is one dog every 13 seconds tortured and slaughtered. This can frequently take place in front of children.
In China this figure is close to 10 Million with dogs skinned alive, their fur then sold for cheap clothing.
Koreans believe the more the animal suffers the better the meat tastes. This means dogs are beaten and blowtorched alive and cats are boiled to make soup and elixirs.
Isn’t this shocking when you consider this is the home of Samsung, LEG and Hyundai. In Thailand pets are stolen or bought for a plastic bucket and then sold and trafficked into Vietnam for nearly $250 each where they await the most unspeakable torture.
NoToDogMeat respects cultural differences but does not agree with the systematic torture dogs and cats endure for food consumption. How can boiled puppy juice be the new viagra? Many young Asians oppose this trade and have welcomed us on our awareness days.
On May 18th 2013 Members of NoToDogMeat took to the streets in 36 different cities worldwide engaging with the public and dispelling the myths surrounding the from the facts.
If you would like to contact us or join us, please send us an email or call us on 0207 873 2250.
Petition sheets and correspondence can be sent to our registered address 17 Cavendish Square, London. W1G 0PH.
NoToDogMeat name and logo is registered at the UK Copyright service 864674042.
Main Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NoToDogMeat?fref=ts