Don’t eat our friends! Ads ask millions across China to protect cats and dogs
25 October 2016
Advertisements have appeared in cities across China informing people to think before they eat — their meal could be someone’s family member.
From September to December this year, the ads — created as part of an Animals Asia competition — will be seen by millions of people in nine Chinese cities where eating cats and dogs is still prevalent. Many in China are unaware that while eating dog may be legal, the practices of the dog meat industry are usually anything but, with illegality present at every stage of the supply chain...READ MORE
To be their voice
11 SEPTEMBER 2016
We stand together united to put a stop to this cruelty being done
and we will shout out and be their voices until our fight has been won.
These lovely animals don’t deserve to be hurt or to be treated in this way
We all can make a stand against it and we all have a voice and the right to say.
Dogs and Cats off the Menu will be ringing in the worlds ears
even though it breaks our hearts to see this we will fight away our tears.
Because if we stand together with our voices to let the world know that this is so wrong
whether it is through us all shouting, in campaining or if it is written in a song.
Stop all the pain and suffering that these poor babies have to go through
why this is allowed to go unnoticed I only wished I really knew.
We are all needed to be their voices so that one day soon it will end
then maybe with good new education our hearts will have the chance to mend.
So Dogs and Cats off the Menu is a way for the world to hear their voice
because when you look into all those sad and hurts faces we really have no other choice.
So although I am not there in person I want a chance to have my say
So that Dogs and Cats off the Menu will really happen soon one day.
By Tina Towers
Animal Asia Chinese poster competition
06 September 2016 - The incredible Chinese images that cry out for an end to cat and dog meat eating- When Animals Asia asked for assistance from Chinese designers in its campaign to end dog and cat meat eating it was inundated with over 400 incredible posters.
The entrants came from across China and now these emotive work of arts are set to tour public buildings throughout the country as well as being available online for animal lovers to share...READ MORE
A young activist in Korea painted this picture.
"We should be alive and be happy"
See the world through the animals eyes as so wonderfully painted by this young lady "Kim See-Un"
She is changing hearts and minds in Korea!
'One is born on soft sheets, milk & food until she’s full,
Another is born on cold wire, when she walks she falls,
One has kindness, one million hugs and a warm comfy home
Another is shunned and isolated, she shivers on her own
One has only the best food given from expensive little tins
The other has food when she’s lucky - chucked at her from bins
One is walked every day, smells the grass, sleeps upon a bed,
The other is crushed with shivering friends, baking sun upon her head,
One grows old with family; she knows her time is done
The other never gets old, killed before she’s one
One leaves this world with kindness, the eternal sleep, strokes upon her head
The other is hung from a rafter, beaten and choked until she’s dead
One is laid to rest with a small cross, the whole family gather together
The other is chopped and cooked in a pot, her memory gone forever'
by Anneka Svenska July 2016
Stop Yulin Forever with Leona Lewis, Diane Warren and Lisa Vanderpump
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The amazing story of a dog who refused to die
Snatched from the streets of Thailand, loaded onto a truck with hundreds of other stolen dogs and destined for the restaurants of Hanoi, Miracle the dog shouldn’t be alive today.
But an incredible rescue led to a fateful meeting with Amanda Leask, a dog lover from Scotland. Devastated by Miracle’s plight and the hopelessness of his situation, she knew she had to do everything in her power to save him. But Amanda could never have imagined that in doing so she was really saving herself… Amanda’s six year-old son Kyle, who was born with cerebral palsy and autism, built a deep and lasting connection with Miracle and their special bond has transformed not only Kyle’s life but that of the entire family.
Heartbreaking, inspirational and ultimately life-affirming, this incredible tale is proof that miracles really can happen…
To buy Miracle's book please see links below
AMANDA Leask beams from ear to ear as the postman knocks on her door and hands over a pristine copy of her new book. READ FULL STORY HERE - www.express.co.uk
Miracle Voted UK's Top Dog Hero At Crufts 2015
Eukanuba Friends For Life 2015 Winners CLICK HERE
Miracle, rescued from the dog meat trade, now has a new best friend in Amanda's disabled 6 year old son Kyle.
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Voice Of the Voiceless
By Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)
I am the Voice of the Voiceless
Through me the dumb shall speak
Till the world's deaf ear be made to hear
The wrongs of the wordless weak.
Oh shame on the mothers of mortals
Who do not stoop to teach
The sorrow that lies in dear dumb eyes
The sorrow that has no speech.
From street, from cage, from kennel
From stable and from zoo
The wall of my tortured kin proclaims the sin
Of the mighty against the frail.
But I am my brother's keeper
And I shall fight their fight
And speak the word for beast and bird
Till the world shall set things right.
(Image used with kind permission by Chervelle Fryer - Find her on FB )
"I’ve been following the media about the Yulin dog meat festival and well, I thought I should probably contribute an image to how I feel about it. Overall, I’m very much against the festival especially with the mentioning of family pets being abducted to be sold and eaten. Also, the conditions the animals are in and how they’re dispatched is absolutely atrocious. No animal should have to go through such cruel practice and as an animal lover it hurts me deeply."
Heba Ali, caricature artist in Egypt, shared this art work she produced to speak out against the cruelty of killing dogs in the dog meat industry. You can see more of her work on her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Davigoya
Asia and Africa
Please wake up
Eating our pets will
Not bring you good luck
The same pets that protect you
And stand by your side
You beat and torture with glee
As they die
May your blood money
Bring you nothing but grief
Whilst their blood
Collects around your feet
Oh what did they do to
Deserve your wrath
Or is it merely
A heart you lack
May their spirits haunt
Your dreams at night
The pain, the betrayal
The indescribable fright
Your magical thinking
Regarding these acts
Have no basis in logic
Or proven fact
Consumption of feline or
Will not make you virile
Or help beat the heat
It won’t make you cooler
Or ward off bad vibes
And torturing them first
Just makes them cry
Companion to man
Captured and butchered
And cooked in a pan
Ripped from loving arms
Or strays on the streets
They aren’t cosmetics, medicine
Or shoes for your feet
Do you feel nothing while
Bashing their heads
Their tails still wagging
As their blood sprays and spreads…
Shame on you
And your vile ways
May you feel their pain be it night
I wish you and your people
Great joy and success
But not so long as you
Violate the pets
By Nanette Schlarb