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Tradition or Travesty: China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival – I Say ‘NoToDogMeat’ –

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Tradition or Travesty: China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival - I Say 'NoToDogMeat' -

Read Julia de Cadenet’s Blog post today in the Huffington Post!

Breaking News from Hand in Hand with Asias Animal Activists – Dogs Rescued from Yulin!

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Breaking News from Hand in Hand with Asias Animal Activists - Dogs Rescued from Yulin!

Chinese activists have rescued approx 200 dogs from Yulin. The dogs have now arrived in Shangrao, Jiangxi, 1680km away from Yulin. Local vets are there to help with medical treatment. Some of the dogs were pregnant and gave birth to puppies on the way to Shangrao. Activists have posted on Weibo asking for donations of dog food to feed these hungry mouths. Among the dogs that were destined for Yulin, and people’s plates, were Samoyeds, Tibetan Mastiffs and countless Pekinese. Help came too late though for 1 Golden Retriever. This shows that there are stolen pets that are also being killed for meat.
Well done to everyone involved in this rescue!
Photos sourced and translation by NT.

#Notodogmeat at the BBC!

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#Notodogmeat at the BBC!

Do you have a press or media news station near you? Go stand outside and say #NoToFoodTortureCulture. The practice of deliberately making a sentient being suffer so we can eat it has to end. Beating and blowtorching an animal in public is not healthy, it’s not farming, it’s not right! Please support our charity
World Protection for Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade and help us continue our work.

Please help the dogs and cats begging for their lives!

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Every year, an estimated two million dogs are slaughtered for human consumption in South Korea and right now in China ( on June 21st ) a heinous dog meat eating festival in Yulin China will take place.

There are dogs suffering on dog meat farms, and in markets and slaughterhouses, waiting terrified of their fate as you read this. Cats suffer too, boiled alive to make soups and health drinks

It is inconceivable to think even former pets are sold into this trade by their owners or people still believe the more the animal suffers the better the meat tastes.

NoToDogMeat believes that respecting cultural tradition does not mean condoning cruelty.

We campaign on behalf of our registered charity World Protection for Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade 1154524.

Our mission is to work closely with local activists and shelters and together we can make a difference.

We urgently need your help to continue our work. Can you set up a monthly donation or make a one off contribution?

No action is too small.

The dogs and cats begging for their lives can not thank you but we can!




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Our team in China will build up a bigger case next week. Let us help them by building the pressure! Please send a letter (sample letter below) or email to the Chinese Ambassador in your country and to the YuLin Food Standards office: sp@gxfda.gov.cn (FDA office in YuLin, China)

political@chinese-embassy.org.uk ; 

chinaembpress_us@mfa.gov.cn  (US Embassy in DC, US)

If you have any friends in China, please ask them to call the YuLin officials to oppose this gruesome event. To call from UK it is 00-86-775-5809001. To call them from the US, you need to add 011-86 and take out the “0”. For example, to call the first person, Mr. Chen, from the States, you dial : 011-86-775-5809001.

Thank you. Together we can help our best friends.

Offices to call in YuLin:

Department Contact Person Phone Number
部门联系人与联系方式 食药监办公室 陈主任(Mr. Chen) 0775-5809001
食安办 综合协调科 应急管理科 谢主任 (Mr. Xie) 0775-5808990/5809881
政府信息公开领导小组办公室 陈主任 (Mr. Chen) 0775-2681895
工商食品科 陈主任 (Mr. Chen) 0775-2691766
工商办公室 庞远君主任 (Mr. Pang) 0775-2296130
工商纪检 陈主任 (Mr. Chen) 0775-2692219
工商督查科 李主任 (Mr. Lee)    0775-2697266
玉林动物卫生监督所 卢所长     (Mr. Lu)   0775-2099000

Dear Ambassador/YuLin Food Standards office:

I am adding my voice to thousands of other people
throughout the world in demanding that the Guangxi YuLin
government puts an end to the “Dog Meat Festival” that is
held on June 21.

I have great respect for the Chinese people and Chinese
civilization, but I am horrified to learn that the brutal
Yulin “Dog Meat Festival” still exists in a modern civilized society.
The Yulin “Dog Meat Festival” is internationally perceived as a
disgrace to China. I am adamantly stating my strong opposition to
this gruesome practice. I also urge that your office works with
China’s Department of Agriculture in passing an animal
protection law in China that bans the dog and cat meat trade.

Name and City


Mail can be sent to:

UK – Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, 49-51 Portland Pl, London W1B 1JL  Attn. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming

US – Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, 3505 International Place,  N.W.Washington, D.C. 20008 Attn:Ambassador Cui Tianka

If you live in a different country, please send your letter to your local Chinese embassy.

Jakarta Animal Aid Network Embark on tour to say “Dogs Are Not Food”

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NoToDogMeat CEO J de Cadenet is proud to support the Jakarta Animal Aid Network, as they set off on their “Dogs Are Not Food Campaign Tour”.
Dedicated members of the Jakarta Animal Aid Network set off on their bicycles on the 1st May, from Jakarta to Jogya – all wearing teeshirts, bearing the message “Dogs Are Not Food”.
The team state “Dogs are social creatures and are companion animals. Dogs are not registered as “life stock for consumption” and therefor slaughter houses for dogs do not follow government approved SOP’s concenrning the slaughter process, hygiene standards, SOP of transporting.” You can read more about their work on their facebook page
Ms de Cadenet, CEO of World Protection of Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade, couldn’t agree more and states:
“Millions of dogs, and cats as well, find themselves caught up in the illegal meat trade, where there is absolutely no protection. The UN does not recognise dogs or cats as farmed animals, in the way it does cows, pigs, sheep and chickens. The travesty is, that some people in South East Asia, still hold the belief, that if a dog is tortured, then the consumer will gain health benefits. Tortured dog flesh is also believed to act as a viagra, and sadly some young South Korean and Chinese men still follow their ancestors, by torturing their food. Sadly, some cats and dogs are also cooked alive using 1,000 year old recipes. We fully support the awareness tour and take our hats off to the young Indonesian men who are saying dogs are not food”.
On May 18th, No To Dog Meat will holding its 2nd worldwide awareness day for dogs and cats in the meat trade.
The London team will hold an event 12pm – 5pm. If you would like to be involved, please contact campaign@notodogmeat.com

Young and Rubicam – THE WAR IS NOT OVER

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Young and Rubicam - THE WAR IS NOT OVER

We are so privileged that leading creatives are working with us. Thankyou Young and Rubicam Thailand for this award winning campaign! May 18th is our Second World Awareness Day Against the Cruel illegal Dog and Cat Meat Trade. The War is definitely NOT over. Respecting Culture does not mean Condoning Cruelty. This is an issue that unites all of us!