Thursday, March 16, 2017

Guest Post: Walking to Save Dog Meat Dogs, 11 March to 19 March, 2017....

A note from SJ Francis:  I love animals.  Any one and everyone that knows me knows that. Never speak badly or treat any animal poorly anywhere near me, because I have no problem with speaking up for animals. I donate regularly to shelters, both time and money. Another way I am a voice for the animals is running this blog. Honestly, up until a year ago, I had no idea that people in certain areas of the world consume cat and dogs. They even center parties around the consumption of dog and cat meat and call them festivals. Of course, they're not actually festivals as most people know the word. In places like China, Philippines, South Korea and Vietnam, citizens consume companion animals for meals. Worse yet, they don't kill the animals first. Instead, they torture the animals, beating the dogs and cats, skinning them and boiling and frying them alive in the belief that the meat will taste better. Even worse, not content with picking up stray dogs and cats from the streets, the dog meat thieves steal people's ets and cross borders into countries such as Thailand where they don't eat dog and cat meat. If that doesn't turn your stomach, I don't know what will. Since then, I regularly contribute to charities overseas such as Soi Dog Foundation

     Soi Dog helps raise awareness of the Dog Meat Farm industry and rescue the dogs and cats, who are the victims of the Dog Meat eating craze. Anything I can do to help stop this horrific practice, I shall do. Read on if you can and learn about the most terrible form of animal cruelty you have heard of. For more info how you can help, read the bottom of this post. ~~S.J. Francis

Guest Post: Walking To Save Dog Meat Dogs, 11 March To 19 March, 2017, pet centric, #fightdogmeatThe Jurassic Coast from Exmouth to Poole
11 March to 19 March 2017

The following is a Guest Post by Robert Donkers:
“Walking to Save Dogs wants to make sure that the wider world know that the dog meat trade does not just happen for and during the well-known dog meat eating festivals Yulin and Bok Nal.  Every day many dogs are slaughtered in the most cruel ways. In Korea, Indonesia, Cambodia, Northern India, Laos, Philippines, Viet Nam and China dogs are boiled alive, burnt alive, skinned alive, hung or bludgeoned to death.”
“The Dog Meat Industry will not come to an end soon, and probably not during my life-time, but if we do not set the movement to end it in motion, the Dog Meat Trade will continue to exist.”
“Help me start ending it and make those horrendous pictures and films of suffering dogs something of the past. You don’t want to see them anymore than I do, so please help me and my dogs to raise funds.”, pet centric, #fightdogmeat
Robert Donkers and his seven dogs.
About our 2017 Fundraiser
“Every year my seven little troupers, Justin Johnson, my sister Daisy (who flies in all the way from the United States) and I walk a heritage walk to raise monies. So far we have completed Hadrian’s Wall, The West Highland Way, The Great Glen Way and the Weardale Walk.  This year we thought we should explore the South-West. We will be travelling to the Jurassic Coast and walking almost the entire 95 mile path between Exmouth and Poole.”
“This year, you can choose either to donate to a specific project we are working with, including the Vietnam Animal Aid and RescueDogs Mountain in The Philippines and the Bali Animal Welfare Association in Indonesia, or you can donate directly to Walking to Save Dogs. This will help to fund my future 4-5 month, 2,650 mile Pacific Coast trek in the USA during which I will be raising even more awareness and continuing to fight this barbaric trade.”
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To donate please visit our website where you can donate via BACs, (bank transfer) or Paypal.”
Many thanks
Robert Donkers
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To help animals in Vietnam please consider making a small $5 donation to the Vietnam Animal Aid And Rescue shelter (VAAR), who save all animals, including injured animals from the streets and dog meat dogs and cats. VAAR run a Vet Training Education Program to teach local vets and trainees, humane practice on pets within Vietnamas many local Vietnamese vets do not use anesthetic on dogs or cats during open surgery!
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Copyright 2017  Robert Donkers Walking With Dogs Guest Post

With Your Help Thailand's Illegal Dog Meat Trade Can Be Stopped!
Every year tens of thousands of dogs are inhumanely transported from Thailand to neighbouring countries where they are butchered by cruel and barbaric methods. However, the Soi Dog Foundation and the Thai government are actively working to end this appalling practice.
     The conditions under which the dogs are transported and slaughtered are inhumane and many die from suffocation long before they reach neighbouring countries. In reality these are the lucky ones.
Those that are still alive are not humanely killed many are tortured often for hours before being skinned alive. The reason for this is that people believe that the pain inflicted leads to the tenderising of the meat. Most shocking of all, is that some dogs are still alive when their fur is removed.
     However progress is being made. Soi Dog with other animal welfare groups has presented draft legislation to the Thai Parliament for strong animal welfare laws to be enacted.
   This tragic trade is condemned by the majority of Thailand’s population. However the practice still continues. Only through your help can this inhumane action stop.
      Since active campaigning was begun in late 2011 more arrests of smugglers have occurred than during anytime in the past.
     In late 2011 arrests were made in the north-eastern province of Nakhom Phanom with more than 1,000 dogs rescued from tiny cages. Four trucks were intercepted attempting to smuggle the dogs out of the country. The dogs, stacked high in metal cages were being transported to Vietnam for slaughter and consumption. 119 had already died of suffocation in the cramped cages!
     Since this initial arrest the Royal Thai Police and Royal Thai Navy aided by Soi Dog's undercover investigators have made over 25 more arrests!
     These incidences have captured the world’s attention and with your help this practice can be stopped! You can help Soi Dog and the Thai government eliminate the pain and suffering of hundreds of thousands of dogs. Please donate today to help Soi Dog continue helping the dogs of Thailand. At Soi Dogs you can even sponsor or adopt an animal…

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Dogs Stolen, Collected in Surrounding Countries Awaiting for Torture to Death as Meals in Phillippines.

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