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NoToDogMeat is a vegetarian organisation that opposes the cruel slaughter of all animals for food, fur and 'traditional' medicine.
No To Dog Meat aims to change that through campaigning, education and rescue. Your donation will help them achieve this.
#CrueltyIsNotCool. Let’s end it.
In China close to 10 Million dogs are skinned alive, their fur then sold for cheap clothing. Frequently, this barbaric cruelty takes place in front of children. Dog meat festivals such as in Yulin are commonplace and there is no regard given to health or sanitation.
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. Imagine a kitchen full of pressure cookers where cats are plunged into hot water alive. This happens in a sophisticated country – the home of brands like 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. And, in Indonesia dogs are burnt alive in open markets just minutes from tourist attractions.
This epidemic of cruelty which extends throughout Asia and beyond has no place in the new millennium.
NoToDogMeat respects cultural differences but does not agree with the systematic torture of dogs and cats and the cultural practice of deliberately making an animal suffer. This is not farming but is an illegal, unregulated industry, run by criminal gangs and fuelled by greed.
In May 2013, NoToDogMeat took a short film on the dog meat trade to the Cannes Film Festival (Marche du Film) using footage of cruelty gathered by long-term activist Kyenan Kum from IAKA.
It was the first time ever the dog and cat meat trade had been exposed on such an international platform! Since then more videos have been made to show the horrors that dogs and cats are subjected to and were on mainstream media in October 2014 when Channel 4 broadcast their Unreported World documentary Vietnam’s Dog Snatchers.
NoToDogMeat now has thousands of active supporters around the globe. Each and every one is invited to play a part in changing history, share skills and contribute to making a difference. No action is too small!
Julia de Cadenet
NoToDogMeat was founded by Julia de Cadenet, a dual-qualified lawyer, who first witnessed the horrors of the live meat markets in China in 2009. After lobbying for the rights of dogs in South Korea, where one dog is slaughtered every 13 seconds and torture is commonplace, she committed herself to mobilise others by raising awareness and to bring about change by starting the NoToDogMeat global campaign.
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