No To Dog Meat: Trip To China

Our very own Sophie Ling has made a safe landing in China. After settling in, Sophie met with various organisations and volunteers. Although, it is not easy to meet and greet with individuals as many do not trust foreigners – Sophie has been building trust for our organization and people like us.  As is many have frowned upon the actions a few of the residents have done in China – However, we will not judge the entirety of their country as it is only a select few acting in a abhorrent way.

Sophie our lovely team member has reassured people that we are respectful of the culture and that we are not hear to judge. Sophie has taken a few pictures over the course of a few days and we would like to share these photos.

Entry Visa Stamp – Proving That No To Dog Meat: Sophie Ling has landed in China.landedinChina

An advertisement in the paper – for happy dog faced shoe pattern. (Wish I was young again and had a pair, these are cute). Although, it’s a shame about the leather in the shoes! We as a team are against the fur and leather industry as well.

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Animals have always been seen as “cute”. More of the younger generation are being taught and are learning – to see animals as sentient beings and as beings to protect.

Finding a pet shope in some areas wasn’t easy to find – yet when found. A marvelous selection of treats was abundant.
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Progress is happening – as animals are becoming more cared for and loved as family companions. Many dogs are seeing themselves in loving homes throughout China.
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Last year – Sophie made a trip and took photos before of a rescue that is in desperate need of help. She will be going again – to the same place to try and help these lovely people who have saved so many dogs.
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This is why No To Dog Meat / World Protection For The Dogs And Cats In The Meat Trade – makes trips around the globe. To build foreign friendships while helping rescues with funds for food, vetting and even transport. This is why we fundraise – To help animals in need.

We are their voice – Join us to end cruelty.

More updates to come of Sophie’s trip.

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.

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

TWEETSTORM BY #StopYuLin2015 THURS 14TH MAY 9PM UK TIME

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The tweet-storm will take place May 14th at 9 PM UK time. All you need is a computer a twitter account and a keyboard plus mouse.

This tweetstorm is to help spread awareness of the Dog and Cat Meat and fur trade. This tweet storm will take place worldwide. We need and would like for everyone to chip in as a community. To be a voice for the voiceless.

#StopYuLin2015 and NoToDogMeat will be leading this tweet storm. You can follow NoToDogMeat on Twitter at https://twitter.com/notodogmeat and #StopYulin2015 at https://twitter.com/stopeatingcats

US Times:
1 PM – Pacific Standard
3 PM – Central Standard
4 PM – Eastern Standard

Other Times:
7 PM Brasil
10 PM Central European

The event page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/903941336336817/permalink/903941566336794/
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ore information can be found in the event and will link to tweeting instructions in the next few days.

Please join in and share with all your friends.

#CrueltyIsNotCool #StopYuLin2015

The Strawberry Music Festival

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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Photo Credit: CNTV

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.

800 Cats Rescue: Update

During the past couple days it has been a whirlwind. Our Sophie Ling is completely exhausted and no doubt this has been a traumatic experience for everyone.

From negotiating with police to release the cats to being stonewalled into discussing politics with the Ministry of Agriculture – we finally were able to obtain results.

Approximately 32 hours ago, the cats were released to a countryside. Activists that were present scrambled to save the cats that they could. Many of the cats are with the activists – yet many are still out there roaming the streets freely.

Many questions – does this mean the traders will be able to re-obtain them?  Yes this does, this also means they are not safe – not by a long shot. The thieves and traders will try again, they will try to start all over again.

Fact is it is impossible for a small rescue organisation to home over 800 cats – yet the fact that these cats were set free and are no longer in cramped crates is a small step.

Not all hope is lost – a majority of the cats are with rescues, and activists. They will continue to need your financial support and we will continue to work on the ground and behind the scenes with our outreach.

It has truly been a long few days for everyone – no sleep, no food – however a small price to pay as we love our animals and are willing to go to great lengths to see them safe!

As always – evidence of the 800 cat rescue and more updates can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NoToDogMeat/ As well as our twitter @NoToDogMeat

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Our best friends! Compassion for China’s Animals – 颗对中国动物的怜悯心 and others. #Rescue425

No To Dog Meat: Formal Statement & Notice

We are all well aware that there seem to be skeptics of the actions and work we do. Due to the factitious group of dubious individuals who saw fit to steal from us in 2013 and concoct a page of their own called SayNoToDogMeat.net while laying siege to our charity, with the help of others. Not once have we said anything before of this issue in our blog or on our pages. Yet we will admit that we had given our full story to blog writers who issued warnings throughout 2013 to 2015 of this concern.

Since then, we have continued on with our work. Until now, we did not feel it necessary to address these frivolous individuals. Until now, we did not feel it necessary to watermark our photo’s either. With regret, we will now be watermarking all of our photos and videos, so those who stole from us, Sophie and her colleague can no longer claim we were not there as well to prevent them from stealing our work…

Right now – with sad heart we have to announce that the 800 cats rescued by our team and the Chinese activists less than 24 hours ago we have all worked on the rescue ONLY for the police to impound them. Yes, they are still impounded and the police have taken this decision for release to the Ministry of Agriculture and will not release the little ones. We are all fighting to get documentation to prove that these are family companions. Even so, if they are also feral they too deserve a chance to have a life and live free.

Rescues do not always have a happy ending yet we will not give up on these companions. Dozens have died in the process of negotiations – Sophie came forward and stated:

“I held babies being born falling from the crates and we unloaded them. Mothers still trapped inside. We had no milk or warmth to give these babies. Hell on earth please pray.”

The cats are still in these crates, still trapped, cramped and suffering. They will not let our team or the activists near them anymore.

We are asking for action to be taken: If you have international dialling please help! Call the station and push for the cats release, Call them on + 86 512 6540 5143 if that doesn’t work from UK OR USA TRY 0086. We are also asking that you contact the consulates – contact all of the consulates – and ask them to intervene. Send them photos and tell them the police are waiting for diplomats and officials to ask for the cat’s release. Our charity has sent in an official correspondence. You can find the contact information here: http://www.embassypages.com/missions/embassy12182/

Also please, send your news story on this issue to Associated Press. Does not matter if it is our photos with a caption. The more people who write the better. It is heart-breaking that our team and Chinese Activists have all worked on the rescue for the police to impound the trucks.

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Send also, to all the Chinese papers in this link http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/china.htm

Your voices matter in this delicate situation. All we ask is that you keep everything civil.

Our formal notice:

FORMAL NOTICE (PLEASE SHARE): Our amazing team member Sophie and her colleague Mary H have spent the entire week in China on an outreach programme. This trip was personally funded by them, which meant ALL your kind donations have been spent assisting shelters and activists whom Sophie and our CEO knew and trusted. We did not set out to be rescuers on this occasion as normally our charity is placed to help rescues and grassroots organisations with more experience locally.

However, for three nights straight the girls have been involved with the raid to save the cats, the police negotiations and the follow up. They have had no sleep and given all they can to save even some of the poor creatures and we will not give up!

We were horrified, just a few days ago to see the fraudsters and cyber trolls from the copycat page SAY NOTO DOG MEAT DOT NET (a copy of all our genuine pages and domains) had stolen Sophie’s private photos and had been abusing her and our charity (*again) on its pages.

The male has been previously arrested for stalking females and their children and cyber trolling and is under caution to cease his harassment. The female is a known charity thief and our own charity is still waiting for property and donors money to be returned. (Full details of amounts owed and property stolen will be published.)

The male was invited to attend our London Office of 17 Cavendish Square London W1G 0PH on Tuesday 28th and explain his actions to our legal team and the London Police. He had boasted on many occasion he had plenty of money and would love to go to court. On this occasion he declined to make the trip from his ‘home’ in Norwich – a one bedroom council property where he claims his 5000 staff work from.

No doubt guilt or the fact his 6 different aliases and 3 different “cyber companies” kept him away. To this day we have no idea why he stole our Facebook pages, why he stole images of young children and why he set up a copycat page with the one domain name out of 25 we do not own. These are all matters the courts will review in due course.

Our concern as a campaign team and one shared by our charity trustees is that he refrains from abusing our female members and obsessively trolling us. The facts will speak for themselves.

We are quite used to trolls by now however to put a member of our team in such a position is inappropriate and indirectly causes harm to the animals. Sadly this male and female cannot be animal lovers or they would not have stolen from us and sabotaged our campaign in order to set up their copycat campaign in the first place.

It takes courage to go on a rescue and face the horror and trauma. These individuals sadly would not understand this concept nor do they understand that if you claim to own a rescue you bought for 50p you will at some stage have to prove it exists.

NoToDogMeat is the global campaign of the UK registered charity 1154524 World Protection for Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade.

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This statement has been issued by our campaign team of volunteers however if anyone would like to contact our CEO and Charity Trustees for clarification, please call 0207 873 2250

Thank you

No To Dog Meat & Team Rescue 800 Cats

Six hours ago, No To Dog Meat Sophie Ling, and The Shanghai Animal Protection Frontline Alliance – Intercepted a truck load of 800 cats!

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The cats were unloaded from the truck with the help of the fire department. The team has been watching the warehouse all week.
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The Police were called and all cats have been confiscated without food and water, while being placed in the pound.
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Sophie and two colleagues plus the activists were there negotiating with police at 3 am– to try and reason with them so they could feed and give water to these poor cats or possibly have them released.

Sophie will have to put in an official complaint to see that these cats are released – we are awaiting more updates as this rescue continues on.

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We support everyone on the front line – Including The Shanghai Animal Protection Frontline Alliance activists. We will continue to update as information is sent to us from Sophie Ling and other contacts over in China.

If you wish to help with a donation towards food and medical care, this money will be sent over to them as fast as possible.

You can donate here: www.notodogmeat.com/donate.php

STILL WAITING ON PROMISES THAT YULIN DOG MEAT SECTION WILL BE BANNED

YULIN PARTY SECRETARY CALLS FOR A BAN IN THE  DOG  MEAT SECTION  OF THE FESTIVAL

After 3 years of NoToDogMeat campaigning on the streets against Yulin Festival some positive news.  News has come in that Yulin pary secretary would like to ban the dog meat section of festival.
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Yulin party secretary, Li Jun Green Food and Drug Administration in the office has issued a statement to say.
“This year, if businesses hold the dog section, we will pass a resolution for it to be banned!” He has also applied for the Beijing dog business information disclosure and formally stated at a meeting with lawyers “I want the Yulin Dog Meat Festival banned” .
Secretary Li went on further to confirm the festival was in breach of the People’s Republic of China Food Safety Law.
It has been ten days and we are still waiting formal confirmation,As we all know passing a resolution and its implementation are two different things.However, if this resolution goes through it is a HUGE step to cracking down on the illegal dog meat to see a demise in the trade.  Our charity has issued letters of thanks and requested embassy meetings to discuss this matter further.
An action plan of letters you can write will follow soon. We  NEED to keep up the pressure.
May is coming up fast upon us and we are preparing our world awareness event for the 18th of May, please if you can join us –  for our week May 18th world awareness your voice counts. Our friends from China will be protesting on the 17th.

No To Dog Meat: Diplomacy First

Greetings and salutations,

On behalf of the No To Dog Meat and WPDCMT team. We would like to go over some issues that have been presented to us.

We realise that the subject regarding the dog and cat meat culture may be a place where it can be emotive and for feelings to run high, as well as being highly controversial. However, a strict decorum for diplomacy is always best suited to deal with this sensitive topic.

When we see or receive comments of threats and or racism we cannot condone or approve such comments and or speeches. We are here as a group of people from all over the world to bring awareness of the cruelty. We work together with other activists located in these areas that people tend to show hatred for.

We as a group and organization of diversity respect all cultures – it is just the cruelty toward humans and animals we cannot condone.

In truth blame should only be put upon those who do the acts, not the entirety of a country, for even a country of people have those fighting daily to end the cruelty. Blame should also be placed on our own countries animal abusers and government who enter into bilateral trade agreements without raising the issue of animal or human welfare.

To us – we see no colour of skin, there is only us as humans as one race, with a most powerful voice to make change, to better animal and human life.

With this being stated – we will not publicize or accept offensive comments such as racism or threats of harm. If such comments should be posted on our blog or pages they will be removed post haste.

So please, out of the respect for our team and the people fighting daily to change the way things are. Please keep everything to a civil formality.