Read CEO of NoToDogMeat, Julia de Cadenet’s GovToday article.
#Phillippines. #Saved from the #DogMeatTrade. 8 dogs arrive at Dogs mountain ~ pulled out from a slaughter house, by animal caring students, Jenni and Mannie , two girls who asked us if we’d take them in to save them from death. As with most strays from the streets, most are in poor shape & stand no chance of appealing to potential new owners, despite a positive attitude from this pound to find homes for them .. Now these bedraggled dogs can relax, eat well & get back in shape … one we see has a Hernia which will need operating …one has deformed rear legs and they are all in need of care…. but at last they’re alive. God Bless Loving students Jennie and Mannie who have #Rescued 8 dogs from the #Slaughterhouse.
Our Charity Trustee John who set up the Sanctuary DOGS MOUNTAIN http://www.dogsmountain.com with his own money will now be able to take care of them.
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From DuoDuo: After a long day in Yulin, the 2014 Dog Meat Festival proceeded as scheduled on June 21st. However, it was executed on a smaller scale than in previous years. The Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project managed to save 80 dogs from being slaughtered.
Cat Poster YuLinThe outrage in China is growing with the additional media exposure. We saw a widely circulated cat flyer called “YuLin, The Shame of China.” There was also an image that paid a solemn tribute to the dogs who have been butchered during the festival. The phrase “6-21″ has been used as a signature of many protests here as a reminder that June 21st is the date of the festival.
Additional progress has been made this year through the work of the on-the-ground activists and legal channels. Based on the official reports, the sale of the dog meat has dropped dramatically. Due to the efforts of the Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project, 17 of the dog meat restaurants were closed and four dog meat restaurants didn’t have the proper licenses and were shut down.
The local police officials reported 12 cases involving dog theft, confirming our report to authorities that many vendors were illegally stealing dogs from their homes. The local agricultural department reported that they worked with the highway patrol and prevented 2 large trucks loaded with over 2,000 dogs from arriving at the festival.
The negative press on this event caused the festival to be smaller this year. Even though this festival is looked down upon internationally, the government claims that this event is not run by them, and they cannot prevent people from having their own parties.
Although we didn’t put an end to the festival this year, the YuLin officials and participants see that the pressure is mounting against them.
More activists are now coming into Yulin from throughout the country. A Buddhist monk organized an event in front of the dog meat stalls to offer prayers to the slaughtered dogs so that they can rest in peace (photo 1). There have been more confrontations between dog meat merchants and the demonstrators (photos 2 – 3).
Activists are discovering more illegal slaughterhouses which is generating more media coverage. (photos 4-5)
More movie stars and singers are speaking out to condemn the YuLin Dog Meat Festival. A benefit concert for “Stop the YuLin Dog Meat Festival ” is being organized. (photos 6-7)
The dog meat vendors at the market are complaining about the drop in their business and about the frequent inspections by local FDA officials.
At this time, we think what might be happening on 6/21, which is the main day of the festival, is that some local people will buy the dog meat and have a private party at their homes to avoid the demonstrators. Fewer out-of-town visitors will travel to YuLin because of the publicity that we have generated.
More plain clothes police officers are around in Yulin in case there is trouble.
As of today, the YuLin government has not yet issued an official “ban” on the dog meat festival.
With or without an “official ban”, we will still have our Chinese team members looking closely at all activities even after 6/21 because we believe that the dog meat industry will go underground.
I will keep you posted on the latest developments
THANK YOU very much for your support and encouraging comments.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (FDA office in YuLin, China)
email@example.com (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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!