Oliver was packed tightly in a truck bound for slaughter in the 40 degree heat which was intercepted as part of the #808 Tangshan rescue last year – a truck exactly like the ones who traffic the desperate strays and stolen pets to be slaughtered in Yulin. Often the stand off takes days and while activists and rescuers plead with the police to release the dogs many die from dehydration, too weak to continue. Disease is rife and in Oliver’s case although he tested negative for distemper he had a very serious chest infection and his own coughs could have broken his bones.
In the holding yard, Julia immediately bonded with Oliver, he was so gentle and sweet and despite his matted fur he weighed just a few kilos. It has taken months of care and treatment for him to regain his strength and but now he is a completely different dog to look at and ready to travel to his forever home in Europe.
Right now he is on a flight to Holland. At times like this we know we have truly saved one and not just left him in a yard ‘rescued but forgotten’ which makes our fight seem all the more worthwhile. NoToDogMeat Foundation takes each individual rescued dog seriously and we are pledge to stick with each of our dogs and cats to the end. This means we provide regular follow up with the yards who take them in and ensure they and their fellow rescued dogs receive high quality nutrition, vaccinations and love. Our long term plan to fund veterinary trucks, help improve small shelter conditions and to eradicate air-born virus relies on generous donations from people like yourself. Over the next few weeks we will show you how previous donations have been spent and offer you the chance to help care for the daily needs and offer forever homes to the lucky ones. Unpaid activists who stop trucks on the highway are real unsung heroes. We are here to empower them
After four years of actively campaigning against the dog and cat meat trade in Asia the whole world finally knows not just about Yulin but the barbaric way dogs and cats are brutalised for food and fur. Amazing Actors such as Orlando Bloom and Ricky Gervais have said ‘NoToDogMeat’ and although this year’s festival will still take place, we all hope it will be much smaller with tighter controls. Michael Tien, Hong Kong deputy to China’s legislature met with mainland officials and emphasised the issue of food safety, adding public inhumane slaughter was unacceptable. This will not mean the end of Yulin immediately but huge strides have been made.
In a few weeks Julia will be able update first hand on her own visit to the region but for now we can be encouraged by Oliver’s story rescued from a truck and on his way to his forever home. Just look how well he has done.
For the last three years NoToDogMeat has been helping grassroots activists in
South Korea, China and Indonesia. We believe such activists will be the main engine for change in these countries and are encouraged to see the passion and dedication of an emerging number of such people.
Your donations to NoToDogMeat have been helping to :
- provide education and campaign material
- push for animal welfare laws and close legal loopholes
- lobby on their behalf in Governments
- facilitate rescue and rehoming of dogs saved from the cruel meat trade
In 2012 we started a petition to close the gruesome Moran Meat Market
in South Korea and in 2013 our official letter was presented to President Park Geun-hye during her state visit to London. In 2015 the issue of the dog meat tradewas debated in UK parliament and our charity officially thanked for its work.
Last year donors generously donated to help further our work in South Korea
Here is how some of the money has been spent in just the last few weeks:
- regular street stall campaigning in Seoul with our local partners at Cheongnyangni Station Square
- visits to Moran market in Seongnam to investigate the cruelty and slaughter, gain footage and speak directly to traders
- setting up a stray cat feeding point and organising a trap, neuter and release program for them
- rescuing four dogs needing urgent medical treatment.
We will be providing continued regular support in the months leading up to Bok Nal and are supporting other activists who are protesting the new cloning facility.
Currently the NoToDogMeat supporters and volunteers are at the Korean Embassy in London, peacefully rallying against the Boknal festival, as well to push for an end to the horrid dog meat trade.
Many have gathered to show their support for NoToDogMeat.
Many are doing their part to be a voice for the innocent victims in the meat trade. We hope you will stand alongside us, as there are many more events upcoming within the next couple of weeks/months!
More photos coming in as the event continues on:
The CEO of NoToDogMeat is Julia De Cadenet
Say NO to dog and cat meat
No To Dog Meat has a busy schedule for July. We have two events and more upcoming within the next few months. First in July, an event will be held at Hyde Bark, with many activities, exciting stalls and entertainment. We hope people will come and visit us and join the many activities being held.
5th July 2015 – Sunday
Location: The Mayhew’s Hyde Bark
Trenmar Gardens Kensal Green London NW10 6BJ
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
We will also be holding a peaceful demonstration outside the Korean Embassy in London on 13th July, Monday at 1 pm ending at 5 pm.
Location: Embassy of South Korea in London
60 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AJ
Directions from Victoria station:
Event group: https://www.facebook.com/events/799139086852016/
Sunday 14th of June will, you run or walk that mile for the dogs and cats in the meat trade? Will you be a voice among many? Will you help raise awareness with us?
On Sunday, No To Dog Meat supporters and volunteers will take to the streets, to run the mile to raise funds to possibly help Mrs. Yang save the Yulin Dogs from the meat trade, while also helping other activists save the lives of many. If you would like to join in on the mile run or if you need more information, please contact us at Campaign@notodogmeat.com
So far, the participating states/countries are
Together we can save many lives. Together we can make a difference, because cruelty is not cool and life all life should be respected.
No To Dog Meat Mile: Carolyn is running and raising money for the No To Dog Meat Foundation.
Please help end the mistreatment and brutal torture of millions of dogs and cats who are slaughtered for food. Ever since I became aware of this horrific situation I have wanted to help.This will be my first event, I know 1 mile is not far, but I am not a runner and everybody has to start somewhere.please help raise awareness and give them a voice. thanx
Donate here: http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/betheirvoice
We will update more when the event takes place, happy running everyone. Julia De Cadenet will meet us on the day.
On 30 May 2015, Activists spoke out for the dogs and cats in the meat trade. Among the activists in Denver Colorado, campaigning was our dear friend and supporter/volunteer Susan Repp.
Among this event, a raffle was set up for these beautiful fleece tie blankets.
Even Sir Hamish made an appearance at the event. Sporting his very own No To Dog Meat shirt.
For those who wish to host their own events under the banner of NoToDogMeat in their city/state/country and need kits or information packets. Or if you are hosting one already and need a spotlight on your event please contact us at email@example.com
For the interview programme on National Animal Rights Day, tune in to The Pet Matchmaker With Elaine Hendrix, Dr. Antonio Brown and “Big Wade” Denes. Special Guests… Fia Perera of NoToDogMeat.com and Participants from the National Animal Rights Day.