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Celebrities speak out against the dog and cat meat trade

 

Many celebrities are using their extensive resources to call for an end to the horrific Dog Meat Festival. From a powerful recently released PSA to organized rallies and campaigns, see which dog-loving stars are making strides in stopping the inhumane inhumane slaughter of dogs and cats in the vile meat trade.

Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) addresses issues such as inhumane practices and conditions affecting companion and farm animals, illegal trade in wildlife, threats to endangered species, slaughter of marine mammals, and the use of animals in research and testing. HSI works with national and jurisdictional governments, humane organizations, and individual animal protectionists in over 35 countries worldwide to find practical, culturally sensitive, and long-term solutions to common animal problems and to inculcate an ethic of respect and compassion for all life.

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Humane Society International - Celebs and their Pups Join Dog Selfie Campaign to #StopYulin Dog Meat Festival - CLICK HERE

HSI is privileged to have high-profile celebrities support our vital work to end Asia’s cruel dog meat trade. This means a lot to us, as they can be invaluable in helping us raise the profile of our campaign and amplify our message of compassion. Here are just some of the famous individuals with whom we are proud to work. - CLICK HERE

Kelly Osbourne

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Ricky Gervais

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Sandi Thom

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Gemma Atkinson

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Rumer

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Brian Blessed

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Marc Abraham

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Lucy Watson

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Jenny Seagrove

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Victoria Stilwell

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Chris Packham

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Anneka Svenska

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July 2017

Tonight, on the eve of South Korea’s ‘Bok Nal’ dog meat eating season, HSI is at Parliament to raise awareness for the millions of dogs suffering on dog meat farms in South Korea, and to celebrate those who have already been saved.

HSI was joined by celebs Pete Wicks, Peter Egan, Sandi Bogle, Marc Abraham, Anneka Svenska and Pip Thomson as well as MPs, and campaigners

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William "Bill" Maher is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, media critic, and television host. As a television host, he is well known for the HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher.

On the 14th Jan 2017 Bill shared a post on the Dog meat trade by Humane Society International.

Bill Maher

This is the link bill shared with his 3,839,426 followers on FB

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Kevin Bright, the producer of "Friends" is coming to Korea to do a documentary on DMT in Korea 2017

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This is more than an honor for all the activists on front line fighting dog meat trade in korea. Nami Kim met him in LA early December 2016. Kevin Bright, the producer of "Friends" is coming to Korea to do a documentary on DMT in Korea. The world must be aware of what is going on with the dogs in this dog eating nation. Nami believes Kevin's documentary will be the best ever on DMT in Hollywood scale. Kevin and his wife Claudia is adopting a dog from a meat farm.
"I don't watch TV at all, never knew who Jennifer Aniston was, how famous this sitcom "Friends" was, I hear it ran for 10 years, the longest ever.
Welcome a board Kevin, you will not like what you will see here but will be saving the dogs with what you will witness." - Nami Kim

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Richie Kul
CFAF Celebrity Ambassador

Actor, model, and animal activist, Richie Kul has starred in a number of independent films and has modeled extensively in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, appearing in international campaigns and fashion editorials for Swatch, BlackRock, Nivea, GQ, Samsung, Chevrolet, Vaute Couture, Men’s Health and NOHARM.

Having helped raise funds and fronted awareness campaigns to draw attention to the dog meat and fur trades in Southeast Asia and Korea, Richie is eager to further this work in partnership with CFAF and together help awaken hearts and minds along the way.

Richie on FACEBOOK - CLICK HERE

Richie Kul

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Ricky Gervais Back Soi Dog Foundation Campaign to Stop Dog Meat Trade

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Downton Abbey star Peter Egan at the London Westminster protest against the South Korea DOG MEAT TARDE

"I was delighted to attend the debate in Westminster Hall yesterday. Oliver Dowden MP proposed that the house consider e-petition 120702 relating to South Korea and the Dog Meat Trade.
What impressed me very much was that all MP's in attendance had researched the problem thoroughly and were able to present the case as to how horrific the dog meat trade is.

Watch Parliament TV: Debate on South Korea and the dog meat trade - CLICK HERE

We mustn't forget that this debate happened because of you..all of you..who signed the e-petition. It is a great example of "people power" and the communicative power of the social network sites.

What is evident to me now more than ever, is that we must continue to share all information about this disgusting trade. We must share, not only the horror but, the great work being done, not only by the established international charities but all the small indigenous groups who work so hard to bring this horror to an end. So many young people in S.Korea are to be applauded for their commitment to bringing to an end the habit of cruelty. It is so often referred to as culture by those who wish to torture animals for taste in the dog meat trade. Culture, in any great nation and, S.Korea is a great nation, has got to be defined within the process of education, enlightenment and compassion.
I hope, one day, before I depart from this great planet of ours, I see an end to this shocking business. Cheers to all. Peter (-:)"

Peter Egan

Peter Egan with Amanda Leask amazing Miracle to see more about Miracle CLICK HERE

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Rumer British singer–songwriter

DOG MEAT DEBATE LONDON - LIVE with Singer Rumer discussing torture

Published on 14th September 2016
GreenworldTV talks to Singer and Animal Activist RUMER live from outside Parliament before the Korean dog meat debate 12th Sep 2016.
Discussing dog torture in Korea and The Daily Mirror coverage

"Chinese Yulin Dog Meat Festival: Netizens rally in defence of event that will see 10,000 cats and dogs slaughtered SEE TWEET

"The dark cloud of Yulin has appeared yet again despite protests. I feel sick to my stomach. I just feel sick. #StopYulin2016" SEE TWEET

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Lucy Watson from Made In Chelsea posed with her pup Digby alongside fellow protesters who sported canine face masks as they urged MP's to act against South Korea's cruel factory farming of dogs....READ MORE

Lucy Watson from Made In Chelsea

Lucy Watson (top second right) with her dog Digby joins campaigners outside Parliament urging Boris Johnson to encourage South Korea to end its dog meat trade

Lucy Watson from Made In Chelsea

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Matt Damon, Joaquin Phoenix, Maggie Q, Sia, Kate Mara, Rooney Mara, Tony Kanal, Andy Cohen, Kristin Bell, Pam Anderson, Alicia Silverstone, Edward James Olmos, Tricia Helfer, Minnie Driver, Alyssa Milano, Wendie Malick, Bill Maher, Russell Simmons, JR Bourne, Kristin Bauer van Straten, and Jenna Tatum - join Marc Ching and The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, speaking out to stand against Yulin and the Dog Meat Trade.

"This isn't about being American ... this is about being human."

COMPASSION PROJECT PSA - The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation

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Donna D'Errico PSA - Stop Dog Meat!

Published on Jun 20, 2016
Learn more about how you can help stop the dog meat trade. Visit StopDogMeat.com today.

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Ricky Gervais, Judi Dench and Downton Abbey’s Penelope Wilton, Laura Carmichael, and Peter Egan, stars speak out against the dog meat trade.

Soi Dog Foundation

As you read this, there are dogs in Asia being tortured then slaughtered for their meat. Soi Dog urgently needs money to rescue them, repair their broken bodies, and help find them loving homes. Learn how you can help..... Soi Dog Foundation - www.soidog.org

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Lisa Vanderpump, star of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," has been an avid animal activist for years and recently organized a StopYulinForever march to end dog cruelty on Oct. 4, 2015. Together with her husband Ken Todd, Vanderpump created the Vanderpump Dog Foundation, which aims to "provide a more humane world for dogs worldwide."

Lisa Vanderpump & Sharon Osbourne Yulin PSA

Our mission is to build strong relationships between dog-loving communities in the United States and animal advocates around the world, including mainland China. By starting with Yulin and the Guangdong Province, the two most notorious in China, we can start a domino effect across the world. Our ultimate goal is to create an environment where all dogs are treated with the compassion and respect that they rightfully deserve. Stop Yulin Forever - www.stopyulinforever.org

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PSA . Stop Yulin Forever with Leona Lewis, Diane Warren and Lisa Vanderpump

(We Are All) Looking for Home - Single
Leona Lewis & Diane Warren
iTunes CLICK HERE

TWEETED "Makeup 4 tonight is a green paw 2 honour the dogs of Yulin that wil cruelly lose their lives this wkend #StopYulin." SEE TWEET

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Together for man's best friend: Alesha Dixon, Professor Green and Will Young joined by their pups in campaign to stop China's dog meat festival where stolen pets are slaughtered and eaten

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UK Celebrities Support HSI's CLICK HERE TO READ MORE #StopYulin Campaign


Will has announced his patronage of the Soi Dog foundation, aiming to stop Thailand’s illegal dog meat trade.

Will Young

Photo by Tim Boddy.

“I am thrilled and honoured to be a new patron of Soi Dog Foundation,” Will says.” The plight of dogs caught in the dog meat trade is heartbreaking. As a proud nation of animal lovers, I hope that people will get behind this incredible charity to rescue animals and give them a chance of happiness.”

Soi Dog works to intercept trucks taking dogs before they are smuggled into trade, and get them adopted. CLICK HERE

MUSIC ARTIST WILL YOUNG VISITS SOI DOG FOUNDATION

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VIETNAMESE CELEBRITIES REACT TO DOGS BEING SAVAGELY KILLED

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Simon Cowell is an English reality television judge, entrepreneur, and philanthropist

Simon Cowell took to social media to urge his followers to take action regarding the horrific festival.

Simon Cowell - HSI - CLICK HERE

"I can barely bring myself to talk about the horrific Yulin Dog and Cat Meat festival because it makes me so sick".

 

"But unless we all do something about this, it won't stop. We have to act now to stop these barbaric & disgusting events FOREVER."

 

"Please, please sign here @HSIGlobal to help stop this disgraceful animal torture and cruelty. Thank you "

 

Everyone knows that Simon Cowell is a huge supporter of animal rights and especially dogs. He has used Twitter to urge people to be aware of the utterly appalling Yulin dog meat festival. Please read this and help if you can:

From SIMON COWELL on Twitter: Yulin dog meat festival is sickeningly cruel so join me and support @HSIGlobal to #StopYulin SEE FB POST

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Would you eat your dog?

Kelly Osbourne exposes the shocking truth behind the Yulin dog meat festival.

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Duffy is a Welsh singer, songwriter and actress " Duffy is supporting IFAW’s campaign to end the annual mass eating of dogs in Yulin in China." SEE TWEET

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Ian Somerhalder Message About YuLin Dog Meat Festival | Humanity Alert | 2015

Tweeted - "NO DOG MEAT FESTIVAL!PLS STOP!RETWEET LIKE MANY ANIMALS' LIVES DEPEND ON IT-THEY DO!YOU'RE BETTER THAN THIS CHINA!" - SEE TWEET

TWEETED "Stops dogs being skinned alive and beaten in the streets in China?SIGN THIS WITH ME NOW!" SEE TWEET

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Hulk Hogan and Brooke Hogan speak out against dog meat cruelty

Published on 12th April 2015

On April 12, 2015, I met Brooke Hogan and Hulk Hogan at MegaCon2015 in Orlando, Florida. Brooke noticed my KOREANDOGS.ORG t-shirt and asked what she could do to help. I told her that she could make a video and she recruited her dad to join her in it. Brooke is the most beautiful woman I have ever met and her dad is the coolest guy I have ever met. The Hulkster looks the same as he did when I became a fan decades ago. They are both world champions for the dogs and cats in the meat trade.

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I met the great voice actor Rob Paulsen at MegaCon 2015 in Orlando, Florida on April 12th. Rob was kind enough to make a video in support of KoreanDogs.org. Thanks very much, Rob, for joining the campaign to stop the torture and consumption of dogs and cats in the meat trade. You are the best! Rob sells autographed photos at a very reasonable price to benefit Operation Smile and The Wounded Warrior Project....by Bob Heisler.

Rob Paulsen speaks out against dog meat cruelty

Published on 18th Apr 18, 2015
Rob Paulsen with over 420 professional credits is one of the best voice actors in the world. He urges everyone to help stop the torture and consumption of dogs and cats in the meat trade. www.koreandogs.org

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EVAN LONGORIA OF THE TAMPA BAY RAYS BASEBALL TEAM HAS JOINED THE KOREANDOGS.ORG TEAM!!!!!

The all-star third baseman tweeted this photo of himself wearing a KoreanDogs.org t-shirt in the locker room. Amy Waz, who is a friend of Evan’s, gave him the shirt, a KoreanDogs Frisbee, and KD literature.

Raising awareness for our furry friends. #FriendsNotFood. http://KoreanDogs.org

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Vogue Williams is an Irish model, television and radio personality, best known for participating in Dancing with the Stars

Told the SundayWorld - 4th February 2016

I went to the screening of a new movie called 'Eating Happiness', about the dog meat trade in Asia.
We have all heard the horror stories of the Yulin festival in China; it’s a festival of eating dog meat.

It is truly horrifying what goes on and the images you will find on Google don’t even come close to the real cruelty. I am a huge dog person and Winston, my dog, is like my child. Dogs are human companions and our best friends, becoming family members to anyone who owns one.

Dogs understand us, they have their own emotions and can feel ours. It’s shocking to see how they are treated in certain parts of Asia.

Although China has a bad reputation for dog meat trade, South Korea is definitely the worst, closely followed by Vietnam. In Vietnam they import all of the dogs from other countries, the dogs are transported in metal cages and squashed in together with no food or water in soaring heat.

Many of the dogs at the bottom of the cages get crushed and die en route but it’s a lucky escape for them, as the other dogs face much worse deaths. The most shocking figure in the film was that 70 per cent of the dogs used as food are stolen pets. Some people have had up to five dogs stolen from them. These are household dogs taken from their homes and killed in the most brutal ways to be eaten by humans.

Many people believe that eating dog meat makes you strong and the more adrenalin running through a dog before it dies, the better tasting the meat. The dogs are killed in the most disgusting ways, some being skinned alive, boiled alive and beaten to death as the pain that is inflicted causes a rush of adrenalin in the terrified animals. Of course, these are beliefs with no scientific evidence to back them up.

South Korea hosted the 1988 winter Olympics and all of the dog meat restaurants were banished to the outskirts of the city so the tourists wouldn’t know what went on. They have recently been awarded the bid of the 2018 winter Olympics and I think it’s disgusting that the Olympic committee would choose such an immoral country to host these games. I know this article is probably a hard read, but I think a light needs to be shone on what is happening in the world so we can stop this cruelty.

A petition is being started in the UK so that all of this can be brought to an end and I’d encourage anyone to go online and support it.

Eating Happiness: UK VIP film screening

CLICK HERE for more photos

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Mickey Rourke actor, - 'I picked up a gun': Mickey Rourke reveals he came close to suicide during dark period... and only his concerns for pet dog stopped him pulling the trigger. Mickey's love for dogs is well known, so it's no surprise the star went to the call-to-action documentary.
Eating Happiness is about the brutal human dog meat consumption, through the eyes of animal rights activist Genlin.
The former professional boxer recently wrapped the action film, Weaponized, which is set to be released in 2016....READ MORE

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Chinese Actress Yang Mi Protests Yulin Dog Meat Festival
May 7, 2014

The below microblog post by Chinese celebrity Yang Mi is currently the third most popular post of the past week on leading Chinese social network Sina Weibo, and was previously one of the top posts of the day…

 

“Cancel 6/21 Dog Meat Festival: Please don’t eat us, we are mankind’s friends.”

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Jay Chou is a Taiwanese musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and director.

Angry Jay Chou condemns Yulin Dog Meat festival

Jay, upset by pictures of a man who deliberately threatened to kill a dog if no one came forward to buy it, posted the following comment on Weibo:

"What kind of absurd holiday is this! You can see someone saying that if people don't buy these dogs he'll kill them, and onlookers just laugh. Please stop this deplorable behaviour."

Addressing the man directly, he added, "How about I do the same to you?"

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Published on 26th May 2015
Hip Hop artist and animal advocate Justice Lyrics JTFL speaks and encourages viewers to stand up for the voiceless in animal cruelty and the horrific dog meat trade in parts of Asia.

Dog Meat Trade Justice For Animals

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See full list of Celebrities on Facebook and Twitter -- CLICK HERE

Sharon Osbourne is an English television host, media personality, television talent competition judge, author, music manager, businesswoman, and promoter, and the wife of heavy metal singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne. "Go to http://StopYulinForever.org & sign up to join the #StopYulinForever March in LA on 10/4/15 STOP YULIN FOREVER!"

Lisa Vanderpump is a British restaurateur, author, actress, and television personality " Look at those little faces on the #Yulin cage...UK to keep up pressure #fight against Yulin." SEE TWEET

Lori Alan is an award-winning American actress, comedian, and voice actress. - "friends 4 life. Not lunch! StopYulin2015 #BarYuLin #StopDog&CatMeatTrade" SEE TWEET

Kim Basinger "Thank you @rickygervais for shedding a big light on this. Unfathomable cruelty...more people need to be made aware." SEE TWEET

Paris Hilton "Please RT/Sign this Petition to stop the #YulinDogMeatFestival. It's so wrong what they are doing to these dogs." SEE TWEET

Bryan Adams "Please sign the petition to #EndYulinFestival in China where they are killing dogs for meat ..Thank you." SEE TWEET

Lovi Poe "Let's stand up for our best friends! Sign the petition to #StopYuLin2015" SEE TWEET

Ashleyl James " #EatingHappiness was very sad but eye opening. Well done to @worlddogallianc for all your efforts in preventing the dog meat industry". SEE TWEET

Lucy Mecklenburgh "Tonight I'm Supporting @worlddogallianc to stop the dog meat industry #screening #EatingHappiness " SEE TWEET

Cher Lloyd "Our pets are our best friends!!!! Absolutely disgusting and heartbreaking #YulinDogMeatFestival poor defenseless animals!!!!!" SEE TWEET