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Mayor of Seoul vows to Shut down Dog Meat Slaughterhouses

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Kind hearted Seoul Mayor Pak Won soon announced his compassionate pledge to audience members at a cinema, shortly after watching an animated film called Underdog, which was about abandoned dogs. He went onto tell that audience members that over 8,000 stray dogs were abandoned in Seoul every year, and he vowed to do more.

With regard to dog eating, he said he had already shut down most of the butchers and slaughter houses in the city, but there were still a few remaining, the Korea Times reported.

Having a caring Mayor like Park Won-soon gives us all hope, that good will eventually prevail over evil.  With a background in human rights, he is such a wonderful man that he has also been speaking about animal rights for decades, although back then people condemned him for it, because they said human rights were more important.

Our wonderful Korean activist friends CCSOGAN have been campaigning in the city for the last few years, with demonstrations at markets, petition signing at their information stall and engaging the public with awareness leaflets.  They even have an awareness advert on taxis with our logo and theirs, that our kind supporters helped pay for.  All of this hard work and activism leads to this great piece of news today. And shows us why we must keep on going.   

If you can continue to help the work of activists such as CCSOGAN and others in Asia whom we help with their campaigns, please donate a small amount which helps them with their work.

https://www.notodogmeat.com/donate.php

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US Congressman Hastings urges Theresa May to address the dog meat trade.

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Earlier this week, the wonderful US Congressman Alcee Hastings, who campaigns tirelessly against the dog meat trade, wrote a letter to UK Prime Minister, Theresa May regarding the dog meat trade.

He published the letter via a tweet, shown here:

https://twitter.com/RepHastingsFL/status/1095082325975748608?fbclid=IwAR06yd7ayiTAzohS7LxfozBqn_GiTKxvySWvcbdqOHfq111FkfJcEC3B8Co

In his letter, Hastings updates Mrs May on what the Americans have so far done in relation to fighting the barbaric trade In December 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives took the lead on passing legislation that was signed into law banning the slaughter, consumption, and trade of dog and cat meat. The adoption of this important legislation not only sent a message to people in the United States, but also, those around the world, putting all who engage in this heinous practice on notice that it will no longer be tolerated regardless of where it is found to occur.’ 

He then goes on to urge Mrs May to support the UK’s ban on dog meat. “We understand that MP Giles Watling for Clacton has proposed an amendment to the United Kingdom’s Agricultural bill, which would ban the dog meat trade. As supporters of the ban recently passed here in the U.S., we sincerely hope that you will support this effort” 

He finishes the letter with a heartfelt paragraph, this is why we admire Alcee Hastings so much”Our alliance is a partnership of the heart. Bound by the history, traditions and values we share. We need to be united in imposing a ban against the dog meat trade. As Winston Churchill once said ‘our victories on the battlefield proved what can be achieved by British and Americans working together heart and hand’ We have, and can, change the world for the better when we join forces together.’”

Our charity World Protection for Dogs and Cats in The Meat Trade, also known as No To Dog Meat are now Special Consultants at the UN on the dog meat trade and we shall continue to lobby UK Parliament, the UN and the World Animal Health Organization to speak to China and other dog eating nations.

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#Notodogmeat Activism Works

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NoToDogMeat Activism works ! Over the last 4 years activists have really been working together globally to pressurise the South Korean Government to end the dog meat trade. DASAOM/ C-GAON (the Korean activist group we support) have protested relentlessly all summer and winter outside Moran Market and in the streets of Seoul.  Progress is being made despite permission being given for more large dog farms to be built.

On Wednesday,  January 25th 2017 (today) activists and media will meet Senator Pyo Chang-Wan, Chairman of the Animal Welfare Committee in the National Assembly in South Korea.  He will host a conference  where he will announce his plans to introduce changes to the current Korean Animal Protection legislation that hopefully will make further steps to end the dog and cat meat trade.

Our own teams will be out in London on Thursday 26th at the Chinese Embassy and BBC tomorrow Jan 26th. https://notodogmeat.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/join-us-chinese-new-year-2017-london/   Join us! #TeamWork #SupportTheSolution

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#StopBokNal2015 Team Set Off On Journey!

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Today Robert, Daisy, Justin and their 7 strong doggy team today commence their journey along Scotland’s Great Glen Way! Over the next 7 days they will be covering 80 miles. The trails starts from Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the UK.

Just before setting off Fort William
Just before setting off from Fort William

The team are walking to raise awareness of the terrible Korean dog meat trade and the period of intensified dog meat eating around Bok Nal, the hottest days of the year. One of the fallacies used to promote dog eating in Korea is that is helps to cool the body.

In Korea dogs are actually farmed and there is even a breed of dog which is regarded by Koreans as livestock for the purposes of consumption. This is the Nureongi dog – which literally means ‘yellow one’ they are regarded in Korea as inferior but in reality they are just like any other dog – capable of loving, feeling and suffering. Those few dogs who have been rescued make loving companions.

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Pictured here is Claudia, a NoToDogMeat supporter with her rescued Nureongi dog. Other dogs can also be bought for meat at markets and people can even take their own dog to the slaughterhouse when they have served their purpose….

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!

Http://www.notodogmeat.com/donate.html

 

Yulin Dog Meat Eating Festival, China 21st June

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Yulin Dog Meat Eating Festival, China 21st June

#NoToDogMeat – want the #Yulin dog eating festival stopped before it starts this year. Many more Chinese activists and celebs are getting involved. They started in Weibo – we must echo them & offer encouragement to get a result – make sure the world hears about this disgusting ‘festival’ where all ages participate in eating dogs who will have suffered severely 10-15,000 in a weekend! #cancelYulinDogEatingFestival – in support of TACN official.