Category: Stray Animals

The despised homeless of the city: city pigeons

Report by Animals United e.V.

Hardly anyone takes any notice of their suffering …

Homeless, picking garbage and sometimes with their feet tied up, they paddle through our streets.
Niches, walls and protrusions prepared with pointed spikes and nets make their nesting places inaccessible and rare.
Hungry around cafes and snack bars, they are chased away or even kicked away.

The city pigeon is a hated “pest” – the “rat of the air” and “building polluter”, whose population density – from the point of view of the cities – must be reduced by all possible means.

Did you know that city pigeons are feral “domestic animals” whose genetic predisposition makes them eternally dependent and dependent on human support and food?

Urban feeding bans turn generous pigeon friends into “criminals” as soon as they resisted because they can’t stand the sight of hungry birds.
To meet a city pigeon picking up vomit in its famine is unbearable and shameful.
Injured, sick birds and lost young animals are left to their own devices – they need our help so urgently.

The cooing beauties live among us – shape the cityscape … As fellow creatures, they are almost omnipresent.
Animal “fellow citizens” who are forced through human breeding efforts to colonize cities and seek our proximity. Yet many cities shirk their responsibility and ignore hunger and suffering.

Giving homeless birds a home: The German city of Augsburg is a concept pioneer and built twelve supervised dovecotes for its city pigeons, some of which are operated in old attics.

Dovecote in Augsburg – train station

The lofts offer adequate nesting places, feed and also reduce the unpopular populations of pigeons in town squares, as the animals spend most of their time in the dovecotes and consequently leave less droppings in undesirable places.

Targeted “birth control” can also be carried out by animal rights activists within the dovecotes, who replace the clutch with mock-ups.

Hannover, 04 10 2020 A dead pigeon lies on an asphalt surface

No more ignorance of hunger and suffering!
We demand shelter for all city pigeons in the country.
We call on all German cities and municipalities to offer city pigeons based on the “Augsburg Model” nationwide, species-appropriate, safe pigeon lofts and a constant feed supply.

City pigeons are human-bred, feral “domestic animals” whose protection and welfare is our responsibility.

Animals United e.V. For animal rights. Because pity is not enough!

And I mean…In an effort to find an animal welfare-friendly solution, a city pigeon concept was developed in Augsburg, which is essentially based on the establishment of supervised pigeon lofts.
The animals get food and water in the dovecote, are looked after by a veterinarian and have sufficient nesting opportunities.
Reproduction is regulated by exchanging the eggs for plastic eggs.

Very few cities have followed this good example.
At the same time, the shameful ban on pigeon feed applies throughout Germany.
Only in Berlin the feeding of pigeons is not forbidden, unlike in other big cities.

I was never interested in the ban.
And I find it very racist to call pigeons “rats of the air”, as if rats were the last mud.
Since the Corona time I have been feeding three large colonies in my city.
Over time I have developed methods that have saved me from getting caught – I’ve never been caught, although all three places are very central.

I think … if you are afraid to feed a few pigeons because you think you will get caught, you will not create anything else useful for the animals.

My best regards to all, Venus

India: 2 Latest Rescues From ‘Animal Aid Unlimited’. Please Donate If Possible.

Dear Mark,

Give a sponsorship gift of an Animal Aid Unlimited sweetheart as a Christmas present this year. Your gift will include special edition certificate of your sponsored animal sporting a cheerful Santa hat, sharing with the recipient that this life-loving gift comes from YOU.

Oh, and our newest sponsorship dogs Sammy, (blind and adorable), Kitu (partially disabled and filled with play) wish you Happy Holidays from Animal Aid.

Click here to give a sponsorship gift today!

Milky Way is not “just” a donkey. Shy, a little inward, and an essential part of the universe!

A passing vehicle must have hit this boy we named Milky Way. The laceration was very deep, and if the injury had been lower on his leg he would have surely died. Fortunately, we could give him a chance.

The bandaging was very tricky. We useda bandaging technique in which a few stitches are placed around the wound, and padded bandages are then tied down protecting the wound. This kept the wound clean and eased his pain as his healing journey began.

He’s not a very social boy, remaining quite independent and inward, but Milky Way’s eyes shine like stars.

Rescue. Heal. Love. Donate today

Snuggler’s mother “told” his rescuers that she was desperately worried…

The mother of a collapsed, comatose puppy told us everything we needed to know.

She held her anxiety in her shoulders, but most of all in her eyes, which were filled with the greatest sorrow–a mother watching her baby dying.But her worried posture alerted neighbors to look more closely at the grey mound in the soil and saw the little one still breathing. He twitched unconsciously.

The little one was in critical condition and we hurried him to our hospital and treated him for life-threatening hypothermia (cold), pain, and gave him IV fluids to stabilize him. He had no fractures but we cleaned and dressed several puncture wounds on his neck. He was still comatose when we lay him bundled in a basket, and he slept through the night. In the morning, we were delighted to find his eyes open: he had woken up from the coma! Now the next task would be to get him to eat–if he would eat we knew he had a good chance of surviving.

Watch life return to little Snuggler, and his return home to his busy siblings, and his beautiful mom and dad.

For injured puppies, a happy ending is a new beginning… Please donate today!

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Save lives with your purchases here.

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Regards Mark

Spain-from now on animals are sentient beings by law.

Animals in Spain will no longer be considered as “objects” by the law thanks to new legislation passed on Thursday by Spain’s lower house, the Congress of Deputies.

From now on, animals will be treated as “sentient beings,” and as such will have a different legal standing than an inanimate object.

They will no longer be able to be seized, abandoned, mistreated or separated from one of their owners in the case of a divorce or separation, without having their wellbeing and protection taken into account.

The new law to modify the legal framework of animals was approved on Thursday with wide support from Spain’s Congress – only the far-right Vox party voted against the measure.

The legislation changes the Civil Code, Mortgage Law and Civil Procedure Law, and broadly applies to all animals, whether they are domesticated or wild.

Animals were already recognized as sentient beings, with rights and interests that must be taken into account, in European law, regional administrative laws and even Spain’s Criminal Code.
But this recognition was not present in the Spanish Civil Code, which covers issues relating to property, family and obligations.
This meant that lawyers did not have a legal basis to address certain problems, such as what to do with pets in divorce cases.

“It’s a step forward and it says that in separations and divorces, the arrangement that will be applied to the animals will take into account not only the interests of the humans, but also of the animal,” explained María González Lacabex, from INTERcids, a legal organization specializing in animal protection.

“We are the only species that recognizes the suffering of others and as such we have an obligation to prevent that suffering”
Guillermo Díaz, Ciudadanos lawmaker.

The process to get the law approved has been long and winding.

It was first proposed in 2017, but did not move forward due to the upheaval caused by Spain’s two general elections in April and November of 2019.
It was not until April of this year that the initiative appeared before Congress, where it was supported by all parties except Vox.

In September, the law was then approved by Spain’s upper house, the Senate, which introduced some modifications.
And on Thursday, it was given the final green light by Congress.

The conservative Popular Party (PP) largely supported the text of the document, but warned the coalition government, which is led by the Socialist Party (PSOE) and junior partner Unidas Podemos, that it will not back greater protections for animals.
The warning was in reference to the Social Rights Ministry, headed by Ione Belarra from Unidas Podemos, which is preparing a draft for a new animal welfare law that includes stricter measures to prevent animal trafficking and abuse.

Teresa Aguada, a lawmaker from the PP, called on the Socialists not to “cede to the extremist pressure of your partners [Unidas Podemos] to attack our traditions, culture and rural world.” (!!)

Most of Spain’s congressional parties, however, welcomed the law’s approval. “It’s a moral victory in a country where 200,000 animals are abandoned each year,” said Juantxo López de Uralde, from Unidas Podemos.

Sonia Guaita, from the PSOE, pointed out that similar legislation exists in most European countries, adding: “Those who are violent against animals are potentially violent against humans as well.”

Guillermo Díaz, from the center-right Ciudadanos (Citizens), also defended the law. “We are the only species that recognizes the suffering of others and as such we have an obligation to prevent that suffering,” he said, explaining that up until now, “animals were not considered different from a television” in divorce cases.

The sole voice of dissent came from Vox lawmaker Ángel López Maraver, who is the former president of the Spanish Hunting Federation.
He described the law as “insanity, nonsense, stupidity. It humanizes animals and dehumanizes man.”

https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-12-03/spain-approves-new-law-recognizing-animals-as-sentient-beings.html

And I mean…A small milestone in the Spanish kingdom, where animal cruelty is widespread and where the judiciary still looks the other way when prosecuting ill-treatment.This is the result of years of pressure from animal welfare organizations

The reform could also give the state a new weapon in the fight against the abandoning of dogs and cats
The bill that Spain’s Conservative People’s Party introduced to the national parliament makes it clear that the abuse of animals is not allowed, and neither is the abandoning of pets.

The situation with the animals in Spain is (let’s write “was”) catastrophic.
The previous Animal Welfare Act does not deserve its name in every autonomous community in Spain; often enough it just legalizes the killing of unwanted animals.
In most regions there is hardly a word for animal shelter, as a rule there are animal killing stations in which animals that are picked up are killed after a short period of time if no one claims them.

It is estimated that in Spain 300,000 abandoned animals end up in state animal shelters, known in Spain as “perreras”, every year.

These perreras are operated either privately or by the cities.
Animals are only kept here for a short time, usually 10 to 20 days.
Then the animals come to the killing station.

Many cases of animal abuse in Spain concern hunting dogs.
We have often reported on the miserable life of the Spanish greyhounds in our blog;
They are used en masse for hunting rabbits or for competition – at least as long as they are fast enough.
Three years on average, then they are sorted out, that is: they are hanged, drowned, starved to death or tortured to die in a mass grave.

Therefore, the new legislation is a light of hope in the backward handling of the Spaniards with animals.
Now animals (at least some animals) are to be regarded as living, sentient beings by right.
That is a very good basis, the Spaniards must get the best of this.

Animals are living beings, not possessions.
A fact that should have been a matter of course and legally protected for a long time. And not just in Spain

My best regards to all, Venus

India: A Message Of Thought From Erika At Animal Aid Unlimited (India).

See all the fantastic work of Animal Aid Unlimited by viewing our past posts at:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/?s=animal+aid+unlimited

I communicate regularly with Erika, joint founder of the superb AAU; and she sent this very sentimental message tonight. Use the above link if you wish to make a donation to this superb rescue organisation.

Regards Mark

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Dear Mark,

Even if, when you give to help the animals here, you are not consciously thinking “this gift is in memory of xyz,” it possibly is, in a sense, given in their memory—a tribute to the way they have shown us, given us profound, unforgettable, sparkling new love. And then they left us one day. If ever that sense of “he had to go;” “she needed to continue her journey” “they are angels called home,”—whatever phrasing comes to you, your heart pleaded for things to be otherwise, but in the end you said goodbye. Yet they stay in your heart.

I feel like whatever I do for animals, whether very modest and small (like fundraising for their food) or very spectacular and grand (like cleaning a LOT of poop and pee over the years) – some aspect of my service is done in the memory of someone(s) I have loved and had to say goodbye to. Or maybe it is not really right to say “in their memory”—it’s more like, they gave me the fuel I need now. They poured themselves into me and their sweetness somehow multiplies, grows, never fades, never leaves us, and then somehow merges and blends with other love we have for other animals, and for one another.

So I want to share with you right now that I fostered a dog—Bebe—for the first time in ages, inside the house in the beginning of October. I’d had sort of a moratorium on foster dogs because I have so many animals just outside the gate in Animal Aid, and they always triggered a trauma in the cats. But for some reason I decided to foster an abandoned little French bulldog-y type of about, I guess 2 years. She had one eye, severe anemia, seizures, rolling fevers and she wasn’t house trained at all. I don’t know if she’d ever spent time outdoors. She trembled if a voice was raised. She would pee inside and then try to hide. You could guess the history. We thought, at first, that maybe she had an infection somewhere, causing fever that triggered seizures. We treated her with antibiotics and anti-seizure medication. For a happy week she seemed to be on a recovery trail. Her fever went down, she got a bit of energy and even chased balls and trotted around the house and always ate like a trooper. But suddenly, she fell apart. This time her fever raged and she couldn’t hold down a drop of food. There was blood in her stool. We gave her drips that increased the production of blood plasma, liver tonic, antacid, anti-seizure medication, anti-nausea medicine, multi vitamins, –but after 2 weeks she was almost comatose and we had to say goodbye.

It astonishes me how much I miss her.  I live in the midst of 400, 500 dogs, and dozens of them are absolutely my darlings, but Bebe I fell in love with like an explosion. Now, sitting here writing this, my arms are oddly empty. My fingers feel pointlessly efficient, no longer having to contort myself to reach the keyboard without her pug nose and bulging eye and velvety fur interfering with me on my lap. Without glancing down to see her ears that so innocently, so humbly flattened backwards like a blush. And best of all, her complete melting on my lap, to sleep, to dream, pliant in her total trust.

She came and left my life in less than a month, but time has no meaning in love. Habits, yes; we may miss some of our habits and they intensify with time, but I’m not talking about habits. I’m talking about the miracle of love that overtook me somewhere, somehow during these few days of cleaning her pee at 4.30 in the morning, her effort to be just a good girl, just the best girl, shining so brightly through her one protruding over-bred eye.

Well, now I have shared this episode with you and I feel a little better because I know, even if you can’t find time to write me back, I know you know. I know you’ve been here in your own version of this feeling of emptiness.

And I know, too, you’ve gone on to love again, (and again,) even more familiar with love, even more, ever more. We have these Beings to thank for that gift of love which is at the heart of all the animals you’ve helped save with your donations. How beautiful they were, how beautiful they have made you.

Erika

EU: A European Commissioner for Animal Welfare? 70% of Europeans want it.

WAV Comment: Lets see the EU now put its money where its mouth is; and act !

A European Commissioner for Animal Welfare? 70% of Europeans want it

15 November 2021

GAIA – Belgium

Press Release

The numbers are clear: 70% of EU Citizens want to appoint a European Commissioner for animal welfare, as shown in an international survey conducted in June 2021. Now, Members of the European Parliament have started the process to support the proposal with the signatures collection for an oral question.

Back in June 2021 IPSOS asked 3,500 European adults between 18 and 65 years old whether they think there should be a European Commissioner for Animal Welfare. The study was conducted in the ten largest EU countries, covering 81% of the EU population: France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Romania, Hungary and Sweden. In all these countries 7 out of 10 citizens think there should be a European Commissioner for Animal Welfare. 

Currently there is no European Commissioner for Animal Welfare and the responsibility is attributed to the Commissioner for Health and Food Safety. However, some countries, like Belgium, appointed a minister explicitly in charge of this domain. 

This decision triggered important effects: a clear responsibility in the government for all legislation related to animal welfare, more transparency, and the allocation of adequate human and financial resources to provide concrete responses on this important topic.

In March 2021, Eurogroup for Animals member GAIA, based in Belgium, launched the campaign #EUforAnimals with the support of over forty other animal rights and welfare organisations across Europe, asking the European institutions to finally give animal welfare the attention it deserves, by integrating it explicitly in the job title of the relevant EU Commissioner. 

The #EUforAnimals campaign has already received the support of over 130,000 citizens and 133 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).  

Twelve MEPs have also launched the signature collection to table a cross-party oral question supporting the demand. The process was initiated by the Niels Fuglsang MEP (S&D, Denmark) and is co-promoted by Sylwia Spurek (Greens/EFA, Poland), Petras Auštrevičius (Renew, Lithuania), Manuel Bompard (GUE/NGL, France), Michal Wiezik (EPP, Slovak Republic), Emmanouíl Fragkos (ECR, Greece), Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL, the Netherlands), Johan Van Overtveldt (ECR, Belgium), Emma Wiesner (Renew, Sweden), Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP, Finland), Maria Noichl (S&D, Denmark) and Francisco Guerreiro (Greens/EFA, Portugal). 

Members of the European Parliament have often well represented the EU citizens’ will to improve the way animals are treated in Europe. It is my hope and the hope of the other MEPs who are co-promoting this oral question, that many colleagues will join us and that the European Commission will respond positively to our proposal, to see as soon as possible Ms Kyriakides’ title changed into EU Commissioner for “Health, Food Safety and Animal Welfare”
 

Niels Fuglsang MEP

The survey clearly shows that the campaign’s demand is supported by a great majority of EU citizens. The EU Commission should not delay giving a positive answer to a proposal that can bring great and lasting benefits to animal welfare both at the continental level and beyond. We hope that Commissioner Kyriakides will decide to support #EUforAnimals and become the first EU Commissioner for Animal Welfare.

Ann De Greef, Director, GAIA

Notes

The full survey results can be found here 

For more information on the initiative visit the #EUforAnimals campaign website

Regards Mark

why adopt an animal …

While some “animal-loving” people buy expensive dogs,
he is still there…
All he wanted most was to have a family …
Instead he was abandoned and condemned to constant fear, hunger and loneliness.

Never buy an animal.
Adopt! Give an animal a fair, responsible coexistence
They are worth it. In their cleverness, their beauty and their sensitivity.
And in doing so, you correct the crimes that an ignorant, irresponsible society causes.

regards, Venus

South Korea: Dog Farming / Meat – Latest News and Actions.

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Go to:

https://r.newsletter.koreandogs.org/amtgboodtht7e.html?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign= Few minutes of your time TODAY can help stop the dog meat atrocity in South Korea &utm_medium=email

Despite the fact that dog and cat meat consumption is an everyday occurrence and is being carried out all over South Korea, it is NOT LEGAL in that country. Their Government does nothing to stop this illegal practice and they seem happy to ignore it; many Korean citizens are just as apathetic and must also be held accountable.

This is the 21st Century, and it is high time that all South Koreans, leaders and general public alike, stand up and take responsibility to enforce their own country’s laws. South Korea and South Koreans cannot continue to ignore these brutal and unethical trades, so let us campaign to urge each of South Korea’s cities to enforce their laws and to put an immediate end to these illegal dog and cat meat trades.

Your voice is a great tool for compassion. They don’t have a voice but you do. Be their voice, speak out! 📣 👉 Click HERE to see the full list of our campaign.

If you have been filing e-People petitions, you have received dishonest and incomplete responses from the South Korean government.  They continue to deceive us with lies and excuses.  

Click HERE to learn more. 

If you need help with filing e-People petitions, click HERE to watch our instructional video!

We have added Suggested Message in Korean. Please add it to your petition. 

Video: Warning-Graphic violence. South Korea’s horrific dog slaughter. Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE).

Regards Mark

India: Some October Rescues From the Amazing Crew at ‘Animal Aid Unlimited’.

 

Dear Mark,

It feels like forever since the smiling faces of wonderful volunteers could be seen in all corners of our shelter, spreading joy to so many animals. We’re reading in the newspapers that tourist visas and flights to India will soon be opening up again. The Indian Home Ministry has not issued an official statement yet but the murmurings seem hopeful.

What a thrill it gives us to imagine welcoming our friends back (that means you!), and to witness the magical effect you’ll have on the animals, who will wag and wiggle at the sound of your voices even as you enter the gates!

Blessing’s beautiful recovery

Meet beautiful Blessing. He is one of the gentlest angels we’ve ever met.He’s healthy now, after weeks of daily wound cleaning and new bandages, good food and cheerful days. But oh, has he suffered. Bred for and born into labor, this young donkey never had a chance to experience life as a care-free little soul. He would have spent every day under an almost unbearable load, often managed by children too young for such immense responsibility, who are not educated about animal sentience or welfare. 

Thanks to your help we continue to rescue and rehabilitate injured donkeys, educate their owners and sensitize the community about animal welfare.

Make a donation today to help donkeys in need.

Meet the most gracious, polite little dear on earth.

Mange Survivor Monty!

Even when this darling old boy was in excruciating pain, he was gentle, kind and considerate. From the first moment he saw our rescue team, he seemed to want to put his life in our hands. Every day of his 6 week treatment for severe mange, his humble nature only gave pleasure to others. Cured of mange, neutered and a little fattened up, meet mighty old Monty now!

Make a donation today!

On the move with most cheerful orphan Pixie

Pixie is a bounding, beautiful little girl. But she wouldn’t have survived without lots of helping hands. We rescued Pixie’s mother for a wound on her hoof and later she gave birth at Animal Aid. Sadly, Pixie’s mother was too weak and she passed away a few days later, leaving her beautiful newborn baby in our care to raise.

Pixie has flourished with the other orphans who snuggle together day and night. Many of her new friends are baby bulls who were cast out by owners, often just days old, because allowing them to feed from their mother would cost the owner in milk sales. Bull calfs have no value in the dairy business and are usually sold for leather, or cast out onto the street to die.

Pixie will live permanently in our love and care thanks to your kindness, with zero commercial use, and 100 percent love.

Please donate to support Pixie and other animals in sanctuary.

Kindness, patience and a little luck:

Dena’s Recovery

How this beautiful girl managed to drag herself out of the road after being hit by a vehicle, we will never know. She suffered a serious spine injury that left her completely unable to bear weight. Not just for a few days, but for 8 weeks of physiotherapy and bed-rest. We named her Dena, which means “to give” in Hindi.No matter how low she felt, when she couldn’t move her legs or her body, her eyes showered her caregivers with love.Her rehabilitation was so slow that we were losing hope: with full sensation in her toes, we expected her to try to stand long before she did. But one fine day, 2 months after the accident with very little apparent progress, Dena was ready. All by herself, this brave girl stood and took her first trembling steps. And that was just the beginning of what has become a complete, beautiful recovery. Meet strong sweetheart Dena now!

Accidents can take an animal’s joy.

Kindness can give it back. Please donate.

Masks might be off or on,

but lookin’ good is a “must”!

Your purchase helps save the lives

of ill and injured street animals.

Shop here now – Animal Aid Unlimited Shop

Regards Mark

South Korea: Massive Pyeongtaek dog farms are under surveillance by animal rights group Watchdog!

Massive Pyeongtaek dog farms are under surveillance by animal rights group Watchdog!

On both sides of the road in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do province is a dog farm complex large enough to potentially hold 10,000 dogs! Today, Watchdog is at that huge, industrialized dog farm complex, which has been operating for decades and never before been exposed by anyone.

The vicious dog farms in this complex have gone so far as to divide the normal size raised wire dog cages into thirds, making the cages even smaller and more tortuous for the dogs. Tosa dogs, bred in these raised wire cages the size of a plastic dog carrier, barely had room enough to even turn around.😭

Watchdog will be filing civil complaints against the dog farms that have the capacity to hold 10,000 dogs (an annual capacity of 30,000 dogs). Watchdog is committed to shutting these farms down!

Watchdog members are currently serving on a volunteer basis. The goal of the organization is to raise enough donations on an ongoing basis to enable them to hire full-time paid activists to expand and carry out their vision of the complete elimination of dog farms and slaughterhouses. With a dedicated full-time paid staff, Watchdog will be in a position to accomplish even more than they are currently doing.

Video:  Click to watch. Pyeongtaek dog farms. CARE & Watchdog. https://www.facebook.com/CAREanimalKorea/videos/1523481031343736/

Click HERE to learn more about Watchdog.

Click HERE to see some of dog farms and dog slaughterhouses shut down by Watchdog.

Operations like this are only possible thanks through donations to CARE. Please help them continue their important work of shutting down the dog meat industry in South Korea by donating today. Thank you!

Donate by Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/fromcare

Regards Mark

2/10/21 Is World Farm Animals Day. Plus More On South Korean Dog Meat Issues.

Today- 2/10/21 is World Farm Animals Day – Links:

More on South Korean Dogs.

Reuters reported on September 27, 2021, “South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Monday there might be a need to prohibit dog meat consumption amid debate over the controversial practice and growing awareness of animal rights.

 While no longer as common as before, dog meat is eaten mainly by older people and is served in some restaurants and can be bought at specific markets.

Moon made the remarks after being briefed by Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum on efforts to improve the handling of abandoned animals and a mandatory registration system for dogs.

“After the briefing, he said time has come to carefully consider imposing a dog meat ban,” Moon’s spokeswoman Park Kyung-mee said in a statement.”

Click HERE to read the news.

This is great news and gives us hope that perhaps finally changes will come and we will see the end of the horrific dog meat industry in South Korea. This is a sign that the Korean government is starting to feel the pressure from many decades of campaigns and hard work by animal advocates both in and outside of South Korea to end the shameful and cruel dog and cat meat cruelty.

However, while we celebrate this good news, this is not the time to slow our campaign and lose momentum.

Unfortunately, we have heard similarly encouraging news in the past, with few actual results. For example, while he was campaigning for the Presidential elections, Moon Jae-In made a campaign pledge to strengthen animal welfare.

But as President, he has done nothing to address the dog meat issue. It now seems like he may have suggested reforming the dog meat industry as a way to appeal to a domestic and international population which has become increasingly concerned with the cruelty to dogs and cats in South Korea. Regardless of his actual intentions, considering he will only be in office until May 10, 2022, at this point it is obvious that there is very little time remaining for him to actually bring the end to the dog meat consumption.

Associated WAV links:

South Korea: S.Korea’s Moon hints at dog meat ban amid debate over animal rights. He made similar promises years ago, but never acted on them. – World Animals Voice

South Korea: 1/10/21 – Great News For Animals – Cabinet Passes Revision Bill to Grant Legal Status to Animals. Yes !! – World Animals Voice

Also read:

Regards Mark