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.
Our fight against the dog meat trade is constant. Thank you for fighting with us
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