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Yulin 2017

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Annabel 04.jpgWith the horrific torture fest of Yulin happening this week despite everyone’s attempts to ban this brutality, we want to share with you some positive news and thank you for all your donations and support. We cannot stop this festival – it’s up to the Chinese government to stop it, or not – but it has significantly reduced in size since we first took to the streets in 2012. Unfortunately media attention and celebrity interest has encouraged butchers to increase the prices they charge for the dogs, and dogs are being shipped in especially just so ‘rescuers’ can buy them only abandoning them to die after the festival has ended. Talk of closing slaughterhouses there has only ever been talk, since most slaughterhouses are makeshift anyway.

Three dogs.jpgIt is our decision along with respected groups to boycott Yulin. This does not mean we won’t save dogs bound for slaughter. Our group was one of the first to work with activists in China stopping trucks. It just means we will not hand over money to dog meat butchers and thus increase demand.

Throughout May and this month also we have been staking out warehouses where the stolen pets are kept and working to raid them. These trucks do not just go to Yulin they are on the move in broad daylight regularly to Dongbei which is in the North of China. Here there is a large Korean population and over 400-500 dogs are brutally slaughtered daily.

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Our pledge this Yulin is to take in up to 100 lives and keep them in our shelter south of Beijing caring for them until they find homes. Rescue is only ever the beginning of a long journey for the animals and the people who care for them. On June 21st, our London Team will join protests outside the Chinese Embassy as well as spreading awareness in Chinatown all week. Our CEO Julia also has a meeting with the OIE (World Health Organisation) to discuss our concerns on food safety and reiterate the systematic torture that they fail to address. We do this to stand in solidarity with activists in Asia giving them a voice, and it is also a wonderful way people can meet our rescues.

Annabel smiling.JPGThis year we will have Annabel with us. Annabel is an apricot chow chow, gentle and kind. She was on a truck bound for Yulin in 2015 and her injuries were so bad she lost her eye. Our friend Sarah Pinq rescued her and gave her refuge pending her recovery in her small shelter. Three days before we came to pick up her to start her new life in Europe Sarah’s shelter was demolished with just 36 hours’ notice by the Government of Tianjin. Sarah is now in a holding yard with her 120 dogs and has to start from scratch and we have pledged to help her.

Genuine Hero Rescuers
People like Sarah and our own Mr Zhao who runs our partner’s shelter south of Beijing are the real heroes of Yulin. They work very hard and risk their lives day in day out to make a difference and struggle just to feed the dogs. That is why we need your help to donate whatever you can. With your help we have been able to vaccinate all the dogs previously saved, build a cattery and start to microchip them. Our plan is still to build a medical facility that can be used by other small groups for a low fee helping more dogs and cats and we will let you know more how you can be involved.

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Despite the sadness we hope you can enjoy the photos of our lovely rescues needing sponsors and homes and we hope you will take three minutes to watch this wonderful video which shows how dedicated Mr Zhao is.

 

Thank you so much for your support.

Please donate here to support genuine Yulin rescuers

 

 

 

 

World Protection for Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade Launches its Microchipping Programme in China

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Press Release January 22nd 2017

Official Launch of Microchipping Programme in China by World Protection for Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade. #NoToDogMeat

As the Lunar New Year approaches, our charity is really pleased to announce we have officially launched our microchipping programme in China. First stop are all the dogs and cats in our partner shelter South of Beijing,then neighbouring dogs and cats of the other small yards we support.

We also plan microchipping days for pet owners in Beijing who often find vet costs off-putting as it can cost them at least $50. We have started to  equip rescuers and activists we know with readers.And that is not all.Thanks to a very tech savvy Chinese volunteer we are building an effective database in Chinese.

Being able to trace stolen pets as well as manage dogs in shelters where numbers are large is key to responsible management. We are also offering training days so skills can be learnt and shared. #TeamWork #SupportTheSolution 

It costs us just $3 to chip a dog or cat thanks to an amazing sponsor who is subsidising all the supplies.

To know more please contact info@notodogmeat.com. Or come and see us in London next Thursday 26th 2017 when our team will be out spreading awareness. www.notodogmeat.com Tel: 0207 873 2250

 

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

Say NO to dog and cat meat
#StopBokNal2015
#CrueltyIsNotCool

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/

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.

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

The Strawberry Music Festival

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This festival is a very meaningful event a big deal with those who love music and have a passion for the arts. This festival starts on May 1st and lasts for three days.
The May Day 3 day break gives people a chance to enjoy music and most of all to enjoy the company of friends to celebrate new up and coming bands and artists.

NoToDogMeat will be supporting our friends TACN Together For Animals in China at this event. We have put together a short video message of #StopYulin2015.

The video was directed and produced by our very own Fia Perera which we are so grateful to have on our NoToDogMeat team. The short video message includes our friends and team members Sue Wong, Tom Kenny, Carolyn Hennessy, Lori Alan, Briana Evigan and William McNamara.

The Strawberry Music Festival it is huge in China and there will be a huge crowd of audiences of every age. It’s a golden opportunity to raise awareness, and importantly to influence many people with positive and compassionate messages from the celebrities on how to bring an end to the abhorrent cat and dog meat trade.

#CrueltyIsNotCool #EndYulin2015

Here is the video that will be presented:
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2013 and 2014 showed here at the Strawberry Music Festival was a huge turnout. We are hopeful that our positive message will change hearts and minds – while educating for compassion toward our companions and all animals who are mistreated daily. Because we as a community need to stand up for what we believe in. All life matters including the lives of animals.