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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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NoToDogMeat is Helping Activists and Rescuers in South Korea Please Donate

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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 legal@notodogmeat.com.

 

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.

Please Email Members of Korean Parliament Now!

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Please send an email to the list provided.  You can just copy and paste the whole list and send the whole lot in one go. Sample letter below.

yit92@hanmail.net; m567h@na.go.kr; smlee@assembly.go.kr; yiwy5777@naver.com; ykchoi@kmib.co.kr; anyang21@hanmail.net; jhjeon411@naver.com; vision2015@assembly.go.kr; tong@giljw.com; 2030minju@hanmail.net; ktn0320@daum.net; khp316@na.go.kr; bjmin@na.go.kr;

Please attach some photos of the torture to your emails, if you know how.

Photos  can be found on this link :

You can just paste in this link, or download some of the torture photos from the Food Torture page, and email them with them letter.

Thank you

Sample Letter

To: Korean Parliamentary League on
Children Population and Environment

Dear Parliamentary Member

The Bok Days Festival in South Korea runs from July and August each summer. Last year there were cases of dogs and cats being burnt alive and boiled alive. This ancient torture of animals does not belong in a state within the United Nations Country. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, who is also a Korean, speaks of civil society and a culture of peace.  We ask the Korean Parliamentary League on Children, Population and Environment to make illegal the torture and boiling alive of dogs and cats, and any other animal. Last year at the Bok Days Festival, children were sold toy dogs, with knives and sticks attached – so they could practice torture of dogs….

Please end dog and cat meat trade, because the business is based in torture. Dogs and cats are sentient beings and should not be eaten.

Some Korean children are still being taught that dogs are bad, and deserving of torture. Please end this ancient culture of hate.

Some Korean families buy a dog or cat from the market, take it home, torture it and boil it alive. Please stop this disgrace.

Groups of young men beat and torture dogs because they believe they will gain sexual process by eating tortured dogs.

Yours Faithfully,

 

‪#‎NoToDogMeat‬ ‪#‎Korea‬ Proof That Street Campaigning Works!

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‪#‎NoToDogMeat‬ ‪#‎Korea‬ Proof that street campaigning works! Brave young activists at the beach not far from Busan meat market of hell- Just days before Koreans will feast on tortured dogs as part of their celebrations of the 3 hottest days of the year- mistakenly believing that to gorge on poor souls beaten to death/ electrocuted in front of their pack mates of boiled alive will cool their bodies.
Really proud of activists part of the SAVE ME campaign
If you can help join events around the world please contact us
campaign@notodogmeat.com
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