animal welfare

New Russian Laws on Animal Welfare give Activists Hope

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One of the biggest frustrations we have as activists is that Animal Welfare Laws take endless amounts of time to be introduced. Even when they are put forward in draft form it can take years for them to be passed. We have seen this over and over again in South Korea and of course in China. Then we have the disheartening news for example in Bali and Philippines that even though laws are in place dog eating and animal cruelty continues.

Despite all of this we push forward for change working with grassroots activists and at the highest levels in Government and the UN. We just can not give up.

News therefore that countries like Russia have finally passed laws that were 8 years in the making gives us some hope.Russia has passed new legislation in a bid to improve animal welfare across the nation.

The Moscow Times reports that the bill, called “On Responsible Treatment of Animals and on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation,” was signed into law by Vladimir Putin.

It bans petting zoos in malls, animal cafes, animal fights, housing animals in bars and restaurants, and the killing of stray cats and dogs. The Kremlin states that the new law is guided by the “principles of humanity.” Originally introduced in 2010, it took legislators eight years to finalise the act.

The law also mandates that pet parents take good care of their companion animals. It also bans keeping exotic animals in homes and apartments. Wild animals such as camels and ostriches have been abandoned in the wild in recent years. Keeping wild animals “without a license” will result in the animal being seized by the state. The hope is that ‘semi legal ‘ circuses will find it harder to operate.

The killing of stray cats and dogs has become increasingly common in Russian cities over the past few years. The new law mandates that all strays are to be captured, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and released.

Will this really be the end of animal cruelty in Russia ? Only time will tell but it certainly gives us hope that if change can happen under the regime of Putin if our voices get louder in Asia dogs and cats and indeed all animals can have a chance for a better life.

Korean Embassy Event Today

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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.
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Many have gathered to show their support for NoToDogMeat.
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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:
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The CEO of NoToDogMeat is Julia De Cadenet

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No To Dog Meat: July Events

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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.
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https://themayhew.org/events/hyde-bark-2015/
5th July 2015 – Sunday
Location: The Mayhew’s Hyde Bark
Trenmar Gardens Kensal Green London NW10 6BJ
Time: 10 am – 5 pm

NTDMProtestEventWe 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:

Petitionhttps://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Korean_Parliamentarians_for_People_Children_Environment_AFFPD_Asian_Forum_Make_torture_of_dogscatsall_animals_illegall_s/

Event grouphttps://www.facebook.com/events/799139086852016/

Crowds Speak out against #Yulin Demo at London Chinese Embassy Demo Today!

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There was an amazing turnout at the Chinese Embassy today!  Thanks to all who turned up!

Dominic Dyer came along and made an impassioned speech.

No To Dog Meat: 14th June To Run The Mile

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eventJun14Sunday 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
France
London
USA

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.

Carolyn’s Message
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.

USA: National Animal Rights Day

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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.
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Among this event, a raffle was set up for these beautiful fleece tie blankets.
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Even Sir Hamish made an appearance at the event. Sporting his very own No To Dog Meat shirt.
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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 campaign@notodogmeat.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.
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No To Dog Meat May 18th World Awareness

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London 18th May – The location is Westminster Tube Station – Victoria Embankment Exit (Near Big Ben). The time of the meeting will start at 1PM – around the entrance to the Tube Station and the statue – The Boudicca Goddess.

Once everyone has gathered they will move toward a shaded area under the trees to have lunch before meeting the public and raising awareness.  So please bring packed lunches and bottled water to keep up energy for marching and speaking.

This event is to raise awareness of the dog and cat fur and meat trade. Those participating will be taking photos as well as communicating with the public. Julia de Cadenet CEO will be present.

This post will be updated with other events as soon as we are given the information. So please check back often.

For any more questions or information please contact Campaign@notodogmeat.com