We have all heard about it at some time or another. We have been sickened by some stories we have heard. Some prefer to deny it even happens. Well it does exist and it does happen, it needs to stop.
NoToDogMeat is a people powered global movement,an International coalition of committed individuals from around the world, who are united in their common intent to convince Governments worldwide that the heinous practice of torturing dogs and cats and then eating them has to end and has no place in this Millennium. It never has done and it never will.
NoToDogMeat is unique. Although, initially founded by a core membership of like minded animal lovers with backgrounds in the legal field, veterinary science, journalism and sanctuaries for survivors of the dog meat trade, all with front line experience, on different levels of the dog and cat meat trade worldwide; NoToDogMeat now has 6000 active members and each and every one is invited to play a part in changing history, share skills and contribute to making a difference.No action is ever too small.
NoToDogMeat is proud to call as its patron Ms Kyenan Kum, ( from IAKA) who has been giving the dogs and cats in the meat trade an authentic voice for the last 24 years. The World Protection for Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade lobbies on an international intergovernmental and legislative level to oppose the dog and cat meat trade and call to account world bodies who refuse to implement animal welfare laws. Its lobbyists meet regularly with the OIE, World Organisation for Animal Health and the UN for farm animals to find tangible ways to enforce the five freedoms afforded to sentient beings and push for the recognition of dogs and cats in the meat trade the international standard setting of animal welfare.
NoToDogMeat Global Movement is the active voice of the people! A long awaited Voice for the Voiceless, respecting efforts of otheres yet understanding after 30 years campaigning with no effect, it is time to change approach.
In May 2013, NoToDogMeat took a short film on the dog meat trade to the Cannes Film Festival entitled BOKDAYS- Hidden in the Land of Morning Calm- South Korea. It is the first time ever the dog and cat meat trade has been truly exposed on such a world scale! This film was shown to members of the impassive Korean Film Commission who were invited, but declined to respond.
In South Korea alone over 2.5 Million dogs are eaten yearly.Right now it is the Bokdays- two month long dog meat eating festival and up to 15,000 dogs and cats will die each day. That is one dog every 13 seconds tortured and slaughtered. This can frequently take place in front of children.
In China this figure is close to 10 Million with dogs skinned alive, their fur then sold for cheap clothing.
Koreans believe the more the animal suffers the better the meat tastes. This means dogs are beaten and blowtorched alive and cats are boiled to make soup and elixirs.
Isn’t this shocking when you consider this is home of Samsung, LEG and Hyundai. In Thailand pets are stolen or bought for a plastic bucket and then sold ,trafficked into Vietnam for nearly $250 each where they await the most unspeakable torture.
- Charity Saving Animals From Illegal Dog Meat Trade In Thailand (gadling.com)
- Animal Rights Groups Infiltrate and Expose the Barbaric China Dog Meat Trade (earthfirstnews.wordpress.com)
- Tackling the Commercial Dog Meat Trade (huffingtonpost.com)
- Asian Governments Take Steps to End Dog Meat Trade (ireport.cnn.com)
- Old Habits (michaeleltonmcleod.com)