A few days ago, hundreds of Tibetan Mastiffs and other dogs were found by volunteers in Xichang on their way to Guangxi's 'Yulin Dog Meat Festival'
Our founder, Du Yufeng immediately appealed for volunteers to join her in driving the nearly 9 hours from Guangyuan to Xicheng to appeal to the authorities to release the dogs but when Du and others arrived at the scene, the local government and the dog traffickers were not willing to hand over the dogs. They said that the dogs had infectious diseases and were to be buried alive!
Every day the dog traffickers threatened and shouted abused at Du and the volunteers. One dog trafficker came back drunk with reinforcements. Police were called but did not intervene.
During the early hours of 30th May, the dog traffickers set upon Du and other volunteers. Du was hurt and was taken by ambulance to the local hospital where she is recovering.
Other volunteers joined her on the ward.
A couple of days earlier, Du had written an open letter to the government to appeal to save the dogs and allow quarantine but it was all in vain, the dogs have been brutally killed.
Life is hard for Chinese animal rescuers. It's even harder for the animals 💔
On April 11, 2019, our founder Du Yufeng and some of our volunteers found 235 dogs in an illegal hoarding site at a livestock market in Pujia town, Dazhou City. They immediately called the police and government officials who came to the scene to assess the situation. On the afternoon of April 12, the Agriculture and Forestry Law Enforcement Department and the Public Security Bureau invited Du to discuss the handling of the case. It was agreed that the dogs would be placed in our care after 21 days of isolation.
Activists from Dazhou City joined our team and for 4 days and nights in the cold and wet Spring weather they have all watched over the dogs. The dogs were moved to a better safe place where they could stretch their legs but there are some sick dogs and we all know that diseases can run rife in these situations. We cannot move the dogs anywhere else until the 21 days isolation period is up so we desperately need your help to buy medicines and vaccinations.
At this time of year, Sichuan is a hub of trafficked dogs and cats on their way to Yulin for the sickening festival there next month. Please help us to help them. Donate easily via paypal by clicking on the button. Thank you so much!
Amid the fear, sickness and death there is joy, hope and new life.
Some of the dogs rescued from the trafficker's hoarding site has given birth. Defiance against the evil of the Dog Meat Trade.
Volunteers from across Sichuan have been offering help. They have been vaccinating the dogs and playing and socialising with them. It's always amazing to see how some dogs just go from fearing humans to trusting them and wanting cuddles and playtime. They just know the good guys from the bad.....
The days have been filled feeding the dogs food and treats that were nutritious. This includes feeding treats to sick dogs where medicines needed to be hid in food. We have had donations of food from local animal lovers and shops so we were able to make broths and soups to help subsidise the dogs' meals and keep them eating when they are depressed.
Our founder Du Yufeng spends a lot of times with the dogs, reassuring them and telling them that they are ok now and will soon leave Dazhou. The dogs know that Du loves everyone of them even though they have only known each other for a short time.
When the last of the dogs reached our shelter, it was nearly Dawn. Everyone had worked through the night to get these dogs to their new home.
When it was time for the dogs to be unloaded in to the quarantine kennels, our workers and volunteers joined the volunteers from Dazhou to help. Our loyal friend Mr Wang, the bank manager also gave up his sleep to help us all.
Most of the dogs had crude plastic collars tied tightly around their necks. Cutting them off was a priority so Du and our workers caught dogs to perform the quick task.
One of our workers was bitten by a scared dog and even though he was wearing thick gloves the bite penetrated through them to his skin. This is how the Dog Meat Trade affects once loved and gentle pets.
Over the past days the dogs have been settling in well. It is going to take a long time for some of the dogs to trust us but we have patience and lots of love. We have had food donations for the dogs from hotels, market stalls, pet shops and salons and animal lovers. There are lots of kind people in China who love animals.
They will learn to trust again. Some are friendlier than others and ask for reassurance that everything will be ok.
DONATE to help build kennels for these lucky Dog Meat trade survivors.
Dog slaughtering happens often and many times we do not even know about it until we receive a tip off of when we are in the area. On this occasion we confronted a stall in a market hall where dead dogs were for sale. Their carcasses were bought and taken back with us.
On the same day, with the help of officials, we visited a restaurant that was serving dog meat and when we arrived at the scene, there were freshly slaughtered dogs in the kitchen. Again, the dogs and carcasses were confiscated and taken with us. The restaurant owners refused to tell us who supplied the dogs but the restaurant was closed down anyway.
It is painful to see the dogs like this when they should be happy, enjoying life with their tails wagging but our fight will continue until the government implement the ban on dog and cat meat eating. Our slogan is:-
Cherish life, Protect animals, Say NO to cat and dog meat eating!
Everyone has heard of Yulin's 'Dog Meat Festival' but no one has heard of the dog meat trade in Sichuan Province, OUR province.
Jianyang, Sichuan is one of the largest dog meat trade centres in China. Illegal quarantine certificates are purchased, enabling the truck drivers to 'legally' make the journey to Guizhou, Guangxi and Guangdong Provinces with sometimes thousands of dogs (and cats) on board.
We have tried unsuccessfully numerous times to stop this but with corruption everywhere it is hard.
The annual average is several hundred thousand dogs and cats of unknown origin.
In January 2013, we intercepted a truck full of dogs destined for Jianyang. These dogs were crushed in to small, overcrowded iron cages.
The local newspapers and news media have repeatedly reported and exposed the dog meat trade in Jianyang, the stealing and trafficking of dogs and cats but nothing has changed. This black death industry is seriously damaging our country's image. We can no longer be silent! We have to stand up and be heard!
We are calling on the netizens of the country to help us stop this because it can be said that to take away Jianyang trafficking it could save thousands of dog and cat lives every year.
You can help us too. Keep calling or emailing your Chinese embassy to urge the government to ban the dog and cat meat trade, organise and attend protests, and share our posts and videos to educate and inform people of the brutal torture that companion animals endure in China's dog and cat meat trade, every day, week, month and year.
Thank you for your support.
We were able to ask for the government's help to close down this butcher's stall and seize the 4 live dogs left there, waiting to be killed. Our founder, Du Yufeng, had previously visited the stall and asked the butcher to show her paperwork and he refused so she arranged to meet with the government officials and take them to the stall where she briefed them.
When the officials seized the dogs and handed them over to Du, the butcher complained that she was taking away his livlihood and that there were lots of stalls like this one. Du replied that she would shut them all down.
The dogs had never been given any water to drink and when Du took them out of the cage where they were being kept, 2 of the dogs were so frightened (the black dog & the last dog to be removed from the cage) that they urinated on Du with one of the other dogs drinking the urine because it was so thirsty. The last dog out of the cage had a broken hind leg and you can see one of our volunteers (in the video below) pointing in the cage where it was led on intestines. The dog seller probably threw the innards of one of the dogs who had been slaughtered in to the cage for the dogs to eat while they waited their turn to be slaughtered. Feeding the dead remains of probably diseased dogs to others is a recipe for disaster and this is one of the ways we educate dog meat eaters. By telling them that they are eating diseased meat.
In the first photo below, the dog on the left, Da Huang, is available for adoption. Click on the photo if you are interested in adopting this lovely girl.
Our founder Du and local animal activists, helped by the local police, closed down a dog slaughterhouse and rescued 36 dogs in Kong Que Village, Chengdu. The animals were sent to a sanctuary called Rong Cheng in Chengdu co-founded by Du and local activists. Other furry residents have since arrived.
Our founder Du Yufeng received reports that there was a dog trafficker operating at Xiba Grain Warehouse in Guangyuan. When she and some of our volunteers arrived at the scene, they called for and waited for the police to arrive.
The dogs were of unknown origin and had no papers, so all 21 dogs were confiscated and handed to Du.
Our founder Du Yufeng and some of our volunteers drove to Wangcang market for an educational event.
While handing out flyers, they saw a villager handing over a white dog to the owner of a butcher's shop.
Du called the Animal Quarantine Department and Industry Bureau who came to inspect the butcher's paperwork. The butcher had none so the white dog and two others were confiscated and handed over to Du.
Three dead dogs were also confiscated. One had recently been killed, the other two had been skinned.
The Bureau also handed over butchered remains of dogs and some skins. These poor dogs were horrifically tortured and killed in the belief that the meat is tastier with more pain inflicted.
The dogs and remains were given traditional Buddhist funerals and were respectfully buried.
Our founder Du Yufeng went undercover in Pujiang, posing as a new restaurant owner who wanted to buy dog meat. She was accompanied by other activists and media who had a hidden camera to record the conversations with the dog meat trader. The trader had been killing and selling dogs for 20-30 years, estimating that he had killed 10,000 dogs!
Having recorded everything the dog meat seller told her, she went to the local authorities and asked the to accompany her back to the trader's den and inspect papers that he should have to kill animals and sell meat. The trader agreed to sign his animals over to Du but then several local dog meat restaurant owners turned up threatening Du, saying that the dogs were theirs.
Du was not deterred. A few days later she visited the County Party Secretary who successfully had the slaughterhouse closed. Du had the dogs removed to safety at a shelter nearby. After a good night's rest, Du and our volunteers, along with the dogs that were saved, traveled back to our shelter.
During the Winter Solstice, our founder Du Yufeng and some of our volunteers went to hand out leaflets and talk to people at an 'on the move' education event in Jialing Market. While there they came across a shop advertising and selling dog meat. Du called the police to go to the shop and inspect any certificates. The owner of the shop had no quarantine certificates so his shop was closed. Unfortunately there were no live dogs to save so the carcasses and butchered remains were confiscated and handed over to Du.
Du took the carcasses and remains home where they were given a Buddhist funeral and burial.
With the help of the police, our founder Du managed to shut down a stall that was illegally selling dog meat.
She took the opportunity to try to educate the market goers by asking them to refuse to eat dog meat.
Du and some of our volunteers put up posters in the area and walked up and down the market giving out flyers showing the cruelty involved in the dog meat trade and the risk to the health of people eating the meat.
Sadly it was too late for the dogs that were already killed, butchered and being sold on the stall but Du seized the carcasses and gave the dogs a dignified Buddhist burial.
When we visited Lijiang to hold our anti fur education event, we also took the opportunity to help some of our friends, Buddhist monks, to close down a slaughterhouse and rescue dogs. Evidence was gathered of the slaughterhouse’s illegal activity and to make sure the slaughterhouse was closed down for good we enlisted the help of the local police.
As the dogs were released in to the care of the monks, our founder Du Yufeng took them to the land at the back of the slaughterhouse and gave the food and water. The dogs were handed over to us along with skins and carcasses. The police told the slaughterhouse owner to take the skins and carcasses to our vehicle where the monks were waiting with the dogs.
These terrified dogs were saved from unimaginable torture. They were taken back to the monks’ shelter to start a new life, safe and happy, with the other rescued animals.
Thank you for fighting the dog and cat meat trade with us
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