dogs caged at Moran meat market Seongnam
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.
Activists rescued the four dogs because they touched their hearts. The two bigger dogs Sun and Taesan were bought from a farm and the two smaller dogs were intercepted after they been stolen from the streets for slaughter. These two have tested positive for Corona virus which can be expensive to treat depending on the progress of the disease – around $100 depending on the progress of the disease. All four dogs have had rabies vaccinations but are not yet microchipped. We are appealing for donations to fund medical treatment of these two pairs of brothers and re-home them. The aftercare of dogs rescued from the meat trade can be protracted – often they need veterinary treatment and to be cared for and then there is a lengthy process in bringing them to their destination and costs in travel. The adoption process takes approximately one month to the US and up to four months to Europe. We are appealing for adopters from the US preferably given the shorter process. Cages for transport can be around $100, up to $1000 for two to fly to US £2000 for Europe. If you possibly can, please donate via the donate button at the top right hand of this page. If you think you could adopt any of these dogs please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.