Washington DC 14th September 2016
House Resolution 752 to end the dog meat trade
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings has reintroduced H.Res 752 as H.Res 30 in this new year 2017 and Congressional Session.
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Rally for H.Res. 752 to end the dog meat trade 2016
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings briefing on the Yulin Dog Meat Festival and the global dog meat trade
The panel included
Lisa Vanderpump, Star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Founder of the Vanderpump Dogs Foundation
Dr. John Sessa, Executive Director of the Vanderpump Dog Foundation
Dr. Peter Li, China Policy Advisor at Humane Society International and Associate Professor of East Asian Politics of University of Houston-Downtown
Andrea Gung, Executive Director and Founder of Duo Duo - Compassion Beyond Borders - 多多
Marc Ching, Founder of The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation
Valarie Ianniello, Director of Operations, The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation
Congressional Briefing on the #Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Lots of great activists came to talk about our efforts to #StopYulinForever.
**VIEWER DISCRETION** - Some extremely upsetting scenes
1.39 mins into the video Marc shares his undercover footage across Asia for 60 seconds
Julie Waldroup with Marc Ching, Founder of The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation
A few photos from by Phyllis Strauss Mandelbaum, by Lauren Wisniewski, Bohmi Kim and Bob Heisler
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Congressman Alcee L. Hastings stressed that - "our fight is not one culture against another, nor is it one government against another; rather, it is one for compassion and kindness as we demand that these brutal practices be stopped immediately." Of the bill's co-sponsors, 85 are Democrats and 28 Republican.
Dr. Peter J. Li, China Policy Advisor at Humane Society International, participated in the briefing and said opposition to the festival is not, "launching a war of culture on China.We are joining the Chinese people in condemning an industry and a ‘festival’ that run counter to China's progress. I believe China is materially and philosophically ready to legislate animal protection laws and to outlaw the dog meat trade,” Li said. "...The dog meat industry is so insignificant. Its outlaw won't adversely impact the Chinese economy or the life of the Chinese people.
The Yulin Dog Meat Festival has done irreparable damage to China's reputation. It is an event that is patently offensive to the Chinese people. It does not belong in the 21st century."
15th September 2016 - Dog torture video brings tears to many at Congressional hearing. WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) – Screams of disgust and anger accompanied by tears echoed throughout the Congressional Auditorium Wednesday morning as hundreds viewed a graphic video depicting the heinous torture and murder of countless dogs slaughtered throughout parts of Asia for the canine meat trade.
“I always said if you don’t see it no one will believe you,” said Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation founder Marc Ching while struggling to fight back tears. “You’ve got to see it, because once you do, if you can walk away from that you’re not human.” READ MORE