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Dog Meat Truck: Imagine Seeing This On Your Street

Thailand's Illegal Dog Meat trade

Dog Meat Truck: Imagine Seeing This On Your Street

Imagine driving to work on your usual route and as you pull up to the traffic lights, a truck pulls up next to you. You hear the howls and whimpers before turning your head and having your eyes met by hundreds of desperate faces begging for mercy from you. The stench of overheated distressed dogs hits your nostrils and you gag a little.

Its no point saying you’d get out of your car and demand they release the dogs to you because thats not reality.  Firstly they wouldn’t give the dogs to you and even if they did, what would you do with them? its not reality. And you can’t drag the driver out of his cabin and punch him either. You would be beaten to a pulp by the truck driver then arrested by the police for assaulting someone.

What you are feeling now is only a fraction of what its like for animal lovers who live in dog and cat meat eating countries. At any given time a truck loaded with dogs may go past and in many cases theres no-one to tell and no-one to turn to.

Not everyone in dog and cat eating countries eats companion animals. Those who are against the pet meat trade are often ostracised and called traitors in their country. At Saynotodogmeat.Net we say “hate the trade not the nation” because animal lovers in dog and cat eating countries need all the emotional support they can get to stay strong in the face of constant animal cruelty, which they are ‘not’ part of.

This photograph is used with permission from Photographer Luke Duggleby. Please feel free to leave a comment beneath the petitions.

Michele Brown.

Saturday April 4th, 2015 Saynotodogmeat.Net are holding a GLOBAL MARCH for dogs and cats in the live meat trade. We have eight months to prepare and make this march something governments will definitely take note of. See the link (beneath the petitions) for details.

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PETITION FOR VIETNAM and THAILAND ANTI-SMUGGLING

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PETITION FOR HEALTH MINISTER OF VIETNAM

https://www.causes.com/campaigns/71258-minister-of-public-health-thi-kim-tien

PETITION FOR SOUTH KOREA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/president-geun-hye-park-take-dog-cat-meat-off-the-menu

PETITION FOR NAGALAND

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/additional-chief-secretary-take-dog-meat-of-nagaland-menu

PETITION TO BAN THE TRADE IN NIGERIA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/governor-of-lagos-hon-babatunde-fashola-ban-the-nigerian-dog-meat-trade-lagos

LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

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PLEASE SEND TO THE MUSLIM COUNCIL

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California, USA: Did Ex-Boyfriend Cook Her Pet Dog For Dinner?

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California, USA: Did Ex-Boyfriend Cook Her Pet Dog For Dinner?

Domestic violence not only hurts people, it hurts pets. Little Pomeranian dog Bear became the victim of his owner’s toxic and violent relationship, which cost him his life. His paws were cut off and delivered in a bag to the woman’s front door.

34-year-old Californian man Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh had an on-again, off-again live-in relationship with his (un-named) girlfriend. After physically assaulting her numerous times, the woman ended the seven month relationship and moved out.

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Phone texts sent to the woman by her ex-boyfriend.

According to Redding Police Department, California, Watenpaugh attacked his ex-girlfriend on Aug 4th and she ran out the back door of her Redding apartment. When she returned, Watenpaugh was gone and so was her Pomeranian named Bear, said police Sgt. Todd Cogle.

The woman told the police that while trying to escape she had been held against her will on two occasions, said Cogle. Early in September the couple briefly reconciled and Watenpaugh cooked the woman a meal.

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Californian man Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh accused of killing, cooking and tricking his ex-girlfriemd into eating her own beloved dog.

Then the text messages began, September 7th:

“How’s your dog taste? I thought it was better with BBQ and those Hawaiian buns.”

“I guess u could bury what u didn’t eat.”

“The smile on my face when you read this … priceless,” KRCR reported.

Initially he told his now ex-girlfirend the meat was pork, in a strong sauce.

Watenpaugh continued to send her menacing text messages about the things he planned on doing with the remains of her dog Bear, which included returning its paws to her, said the police officer.

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Hand written note from the ex-boyfriend to the woman.

On Tuesday, around 1 a.m., the woman heard a truck pull up to her residence. When she looked outside, she saw Watenpaugh walk up to her home, place something near her door and walk away. When she opened her front door to investigate, the woman found a small bag containing a note and two dog paws, which she identified as belonging to Bear, Cogle detailed.

“Burn in hell,” the note says. “I hate you so much it hurts. Stay away from me. I want nothing to do with you. F— you.” At the bottom of the note: a smiley face.

Watenpauh was arrested two days later by Shasta County Sheriff’s Department and told investigators he sent the messages and placed the dog paws on her porch, but denied killing or cooking her dog, Cogle said.

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Part of woman’s police statement about her dog’s paws being cut off and left on her front door step.

During a subsequent search of Watenpaugh’s home, investigators and deputies reported finding a Romanian variant AK-47 assault rifle gun and multiple high-capacity magazines for bullets.

Watenpaugh was arrested on charges of domestic violence, false imprisonment, stalking and animal cruelty. Additional charges will be sought regarding the weapons violations. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

It is despicable to kill the woman’s pet dog, then trick her into eating it by saying it was pork. Eaqually despicable to play with the woman’s emotions and her heart and mind by terrorising her with the reality that she ate her own beloved pet dog.

Police said the package left at the woman’s front door ties in exactly with text messages sent by Watenpauh to his ex-girlfriend, giving credence to the claims he made in his text messages to her.

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Redding Police Department, California, Sergeant Todd Cogle.

“It’s sad, that the dog was killed as part of this incident, because dogs are innocent. All they want is affection and love,” Redding Police Sgt. Todd Cogle told NBC News on Friday. “For someone to take advantage of that innocence is obviously sad and depressing.”

If you are in a domestic violence situation, contact your local domestic violence hotline for assistance and guidance. It is not safe to leave pets in a home with violence as they are often used as pawns by the aggressor and often end up maimed and/or killed.

Sadly, Bear’s death serves as a reminder that dog and cat meat does not only occur in Asia or Africa; it is a worldwide issue; even if it is masked. Please feel free to leave a comment beneath the petitions. (Photos not credited to Saynotodogmeat.Net)

Michele Brown.

Saturday April 4th, 2015 Saynotodogmeat.Net are holding a GLOBAL MARCH for dogs and cats in the live meat trade. We have eight months to prepare and make this march something governments will definitely take note of. See the link (beneath the petitions) for details.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SIGN AND SHARE OUR SAYNOTODOGMEAT.NET PETITIONS; WHEN COMPLETED THEY’LL BE WILL BE HAND DELIVERED

PETITION FOR VIETNAM and THAILAND ANTI-SMUGGLING

https://www.causes.com/actions/1764795-a-petition-to-president-truong-tang-sang-moj-prime-minister-yingluck-shinawatra

PETITION FOR HEALTH MINISTER OF VIETNAM

https://www.causes.com/campaigns/71258-minister-of-public-health-thi-kim-tien

PETITION FOR SOUTH KOREA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/president-geun-hye-park-take-dog-cat-meat-off-the-menu

PETITION FOR NAGALAND

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/additional-chief-secretary-take-dog-meat-of-nagaland-menu

PETITION TO BAN THE TRADE IN NIGERIA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/governor-of-lagos-hon-babatunde-fashola-ban-the-nigerian-dog-meat-trade-lagos

LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/04/04/email-the-philippines-president-to-end-the-dog-meat-trade/

PLEASE SEND TO THE MUSLIM COUNCIL

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/01/17/open-email-to-the-muslim-council-of-great-britain/

PLEASE HELP THE PEOPLE OF TURKANA HERE

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/01/31/turkana-africa-emergency-aid-letter/

EMAIL THE GOVERNOR OF NIGERIA: New Address: info@nigeria.gov.ng

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Vietnam: Trafficked Dogs Arriving From Thailand

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Vietnam: Trafficked Dogs Arriving From Thailand

These dogs are in total hell. Crammed on top of each other, they are the survivors left over from already being illegally trafficked from Thailand, over the Mekong River and into Laos, then trucked like this into Vietnam.

Most photos of dog meat dogs on trucks are taken in either Thailand or China, but this is taken in Vietnam. These dogs are the nameless dogs no-one thinks of because they do NOT get rescued. Their faces are usually never seen and very little is ever mentioned about them.

These are the dogs who never get rescued and are forgotten, amidst the excitement of rescued dogs. Out of all the dogs and cats being illegally trafficked in the dog and cat meat trade, very few are rescued. The percentage is miniscule. They are trafficked day in and day out, seven days a week in may countries. nameless faces whose screams fall on silent ears.

Use this opportunity to take a magnifying glass and spend a moment looking into the eyes of the dogs on this truck. Death will be a welcome relief, even though their death will be  a violent one at the hands of a dog butcher in Vietnam.

Stare deeply into the face of each dog in the photograph and you’ll see their utter exhaustion at staying alive, despair and loss of hope. These dogs have witnessed unspeakable cruelty, travelled up to thousands of miles squashed up against dead and rotting cage mates, suffered extreme thirst, hunger and suffocation.

We must constantly remind ourselves of THESE dogs. These are the dogs we are fighting for. We cannot save the dogs on this truck, but we are fighting to shut this bloody disgraceful trade down and end it.  Feel free to leave a comment beneath the petitions. (Photo not credited to Saynotodogmeat.Net)

Michele Brown.

Saturday April 4th, 2015 Saynotodogmeat.Net are holding a GLOBAL MARCH for dogs and cats in the live meat trade. We have eight months to prepare and make this march something governments will definitely take note of. See the link (beneath the petitions) for details.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SIGN AND SHARE OUR SAYNOTODOGMEAT.NET PETITIONS; WHEN COMPLETED THEY’LL BE WILL BE HAND DELIVERED

PETITION FOR VIETNAM and THAILAND ANTI-SMUGGLING

https://www.causes.com/actions/1764795-a-petition-to-president-truong-tang-sang-moj-prime-minister-yingluck-shinawatra

PETITION FOR HEALTH MINISTER OF VIETNAM

https://www.causes.com/campaigns/71258-minister-of-public-health-thi-kim-tien

PETITION FOR SOUTH KOREA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/president-geun-hye-park-take-dog-cat-meat-off-the-menu

PETITION FOR NAGALAND

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/additional-chief-secretary-take-dog-meat-of-nagaland-menu

PETITION TO BAN THE TRADE IN NIGERIA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/governor-of-lagos-hon-babatunde-fashola-ban-the-nigerian-dog-meat-trade-lagos

LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/04/04/email-the-philippines-president-to-end-the-dog-meat-trade/

PLEASE SEND TO THE MUSLIM COUNCIL

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/01/17/open-email-to-the-muslim-council-of-great-britain/

PLEASE HELP THE PEOPLE OF TURKANA HERE

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/01/31/turkana-africa-emergency-aid-letter/

EMAIL THE GOVERNOR OF NIGERIA: New Address: info@nigeria.gov.ng

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VIetnam: Cat Meat “Little Tiger”

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Vietnam: Cat Meat “Little Tiger”

Fried cat with garlic, washed down with beer, is a popular dish in central Hanoi, after the cat is smashed on the head with a hammer, partially drowned then set on fire to remove its fur before cutting it up to fry with garlic, for human consumption.

Eaten at the start of the month, I was told by a cat butcher that despite many people disliking cats as animals, they enjoy eating a cat’s spine at the start of each month because they falsely believe they will gain the agility of the cat they ate. They also believe eating cat at the start of each month helps ward off bad luck.

Despite cat meat being officially banned, it’s still very popular. Cat-meat restaurant owner Yo Van Dung, aged 35 years old), says “A lot of people eat cat meat. It’s a novelty. They want to try it.”

Dung told SCMP he never has problems with the law. He buys his cats from local breeders and cat traders, with few checks on their sourcing. Dung’s cat meat restaurant serves around 100 cat meat clients a day, on a good day.

Because so many people were eating cat meat, Vietnam’s rat population soared, causing serious health risks to humans and affecting crops. This became so serious that eating cat meat was officially banned.

The ban is a paper tiger because cat meat is still openly sold at cat meat restaurants across Vietnam. The numbers of cats being consumed is unknown, however to keep up with the demand cats are also smuggled across borders from Thailand, into Laos and into Vietnam for human consumption.

Feel free to leave a comment beneath the petitions. (Photo not credited to Saynotodogmeat.Net)

Michele Brown.

Saturday April 4th, 2015 Saynotodogmeat.Net are holding a GLOBAL MARCH for dogs and cats in the live meat trade. We have eight months to prepare and make this march something governments will definitely take note of. See the link (beneath the petitions) for details.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SIGN AND SHARE OUR SAYNOTODOGMEAT.NET PETITIONS; WHEN COMPLETED THEY’LL BE WILL BE HAND DELIVERED

PETITION FOR VIETNAM and THAILAND ANTI-SMUGGLING

https://www.causes.com/actions/1764795-a-petition-to-president-truong-tang-sang-moj-prime-minister-yingluck-shinawatra

PETITION FOR HEALTH MINISTER OF VIETNAM

https://www.causes.com/campaigns/71258-minister-of-public-health-thi-kim-tien

PETITION FOR SOUTH KOREA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/president-geun-hye-park-take-dog-cat-meat-off-the-menu

PETITION FOR NAGALAND

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/additional-chief-secretary-take-dog-meat-of-nagaland-menu

PETITION TO BAN THE TRADE IN NIGERIA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/governor-of-lagos-hon-babatunde-fashola-ban-the-nigerian-dog-meat-trade-lagos

LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/04/04/email-the-philippines-president-to-end-the-dog-meat-trade/

PLEASE SEND TO THE MUSLIM COUNCIL

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/01/17/open-email-to-the-muslim-council-of-great-britain/

PLEASE HELP THE PEOPLE OF TURKANA HERE

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/01/31/turkana-africa-emergency-aid-letter/

EMAIL THE GOVERNOR OF NIGERIA: New Address: info@nigeria.gov.ng

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South Korea: Main Dog Meat Restaurant Closes After 33 Years

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South Korea: Main Dog Meat Restaurant Closes After 33 Years

After selling approximately 700 plates of dog-meat stew a day, known as boshintang, one of South Korea’s oldest dog meat restaurants, Daegyo has closed its doors after 33 years in business.

Chef and restaurant owner, 58-year-old Oh Keum-il said her sales are down by half compared to what they used to be years ago, even though she boasts two former Presidents have eaten dog meat at her establishment.

Thirty three years ago Oh travelled throughout North and South Korea tasting different restaurant dog meat dishes in preparation for her own restaurant. She says she took beef recipes and switched them over to dog meat.

There are still countless dog and cat meat restaurants in South Korea even though Oh’s restaurant has recently closed, which may be another reason why she closed her restaurant.

Dog meat butcher Shin Jang inherited his father’s South Korean dog-meat butcher business in 2002 and says that the number of merchants in the dog meat trading business has shrunk to half of what it was. He keeps a list of between 700 and 800 restaurants in Seoul, some current and others potential clients, and believes there was once more than 1,500.

Note: the number of restaurants Shin Jang quoted was for “in Seoul.” Moran Market live-dog-and-cat-meat market is located on the other side of the boundary road of the city of Seoul and is flanked by many dog and cat meat restaurants. Once out of the city boundary, dog and cat meat restaurants are easily located.

As social media grows in popularity, many young Korean people have the opportunity to interact internationally through social media outlets with other international like-minded young people who have pet dogs and pet cats, opening up new ways of thinking for some younger Koreans as they learn how abhorrent the thought of eating companion animals is to the many people throughout the world.

While a number of younger Koreans laugh at the idea of having companion animals as pets, there is a growing number of pet owners who are opposed to the dog and cat meat trade.

Kim Dongyoung, aged 30, told the Daily Mail she gets into fierce arguments with her grandfather over her pet dog. He says “it’s the size of one bowl of hot soup,” said Kim, bringing attention to the generation gap thats widening between dog and cat eaters and non-dog-and-cat-eaters.

Please feel free to leave a message beneath the petitions. (Photo not credited to Saynotodogmeat.Net)

Michele Brown.

Saturday April 4th, 2015 Saynotodogmeat.Net are holding a GLOBAL MARCH for dogs and cats in the live meat trade. We have eight months to prepare and make this march something governments will definitely take note of. See the link (beneath the petitions) for details.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SIGN AND SHARE OUR SAYNOTODOGMEAT.NET PETITIONS; WHEN COMPLETED THEY’LL BE WILL BE HAND DELIVERED

PETITION FOR SOUTH KOREA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/president-geun-hye-park-take-dog-cat-meat-off-the-menu

PETITION FOR VIETNAM and THAILAND ANTI-SMUGGLING

https://www.causes.com/actions/1764795-a-petition-to-president-truong-tang-sang-moj-prime-minister-yingluck-shinawatra

PETITION FOR HEALTH MINISTER OF VIETNAM

https://www.causes.com/campaigns/71258-minister-of-public-health-thi-kim-tien

PETITION FOR NAGALAND

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/additional-chief-secretary-take-dog-meat-of-nagaland-menu

PETITION TO BAN THE TRADE IN NIGERIA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/governor-of-lagos-hon-babatunde-fashola-ban-the-nigerian-dog-meat-trade-lagos

LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/04/04/email-the-philippines-president-to-end-the-dog-meat-trade/

PLEASE SEND TO THE MUSLIM COUNCIL

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/01/17/open-email-to-the-muslim-council-of-great-britain/

PLEASE HELP THE PEOPLE OF TURKANA HERE

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/01/31/turkana-africa-emergency-aid-letter/

EMAIL THE GOVERNOR OF NIGERIA: New Address: info@nigeria.gov.ng

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Nigeria: Dog Meat Delicacy and Rabies

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Nigeria: Dog Meat Delicacy and Rabies

Dog meat is a delicacy in Nigeria which is eaten for various reasons including enjoyment of taste, falsely believed medical values, traditional rites and a source of protein. After dogs are captured, healthy and stray dogs are crammed into cages together and loaded onto pickup trucks to be transported to slaughterhouses in Nigeria where they are brutally killed for human consumption.

Controlled studies of Nigerian dog-meat dogs have shown healthy looking dogs with no outward symptoms of rabies have tested positive to the deadly rabies virus which clearly indicates Nigerian dog meat butchers and slaughterhouse workers are at high risk of contracting and further spreading the rabies virus.

Nigerian dog meat butchers are not vaccinated against rabies and they do not wear protective gear, which leaves them highly susceptible to contract rabies without even knowing it. Healthy looking dogs can harbor the rabies virus for up to seven months, while intermittently shedding the virus from their saliva.

In humans, rabies can enter through the smallest skin scrape which is not even visible to the naked eye, but it can also enter through a person’s tear ducts and nasal passages where it can lay dormant and undetected in a human for up to seven years before symptoms appear and by the time rabies is diagnosed it is almost always fatal.

The N.A.S. say a major requirement in Nigeria curbing the epidemiology of rabies from dogs to humans is for dog meat butchers, workers at dog slaughterhouses and dog traders to be inoculated against rabies, as well as all dogs being vaccinated against the virus.

Saynotodogmeat.Net is working toward ending the dog meat trade in Africa as it poses a serious health risk to humans and is brutally cruel toward dogs. Please feel free to leave a comment beneath the petitions. (Photo not credited to Saynotodogmeat.Net)

Michele Brown.

Saturday April 4th, 2015 Saynotodogmeat.Net are holding a GLOBAL MARCH for dogs and cats in the live meat trade. We have eight months to prepare and make this march something governments will definitely take note of. See the link (beneath the petitions) for details.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SIGN AND SHARE OUR SAYNOTODOGMEAT.NET PETITIONS; WHEN COMPLETED THEY’LL BE WILL BE HAND DELIVERED

PETITION TO BAN THE TRADE IN NIGERIA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/governor-of-lagos-hon-babatunde-fashola-ban-the-nigerian-dog-meat-trade-lagos

PETITION FOR SOUTH KOREA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/president-geun-hye-park-take-dog-cat-meat-off-the-menu

PETITION FOR VIETNAM and THAILAND ANTI-SMUGGLING

https://www.causes.com/actions/1764795-a-petition-to-president-truong-tang-sang-moj-prime-minister-yingluck-shinawatra

PETITION FOR HEALTH MINISTER OF VIETNAM

https://www.causes.com/campaigns/71258-minister-of-public-health-thi-kim-tien

PETITION FOR NAGALAND

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/additional-chief-secretary-take-dog-meat-of-nagaland-menu

LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/04/04/email-the-philippines-president-to-end-the-dog-meat-trade/

PLEASE SEND TO THE MUSLIM COUNCIL

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/01/17/open-email-to-the-muslim-council-of-great-britain/

PLEASE HELP THE PEOPLE OF TURKANA HERE

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/01/31/turkana-africa-emergency-aid-letter/

EMAIL THE GOVERNOR OF NIGERIA: New Address: info@nigeria.gov.ng

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Nigeria, Calabar: Stench Of Dog Blood

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Nigeria, Calabar: Stench Of Dog Blood

“Every Friday, a pickup truck would pass by loaded with a huge cage containing OVER TWENTY FRAIL LOOKING DOGS that were probably aware of their approaching demise. Then a few hours later the whole street will be stinking of dog blood, and most people probably do not know that it has a foul odor.”

“These all made it absolutely impossible to sit at table with a hot serving of barbecued dog meat” said a young man from Calabar, Nigeria, who does not eat dog meat (TCS.)

Due to the pandemic outbreak of Ebola throughout parts of Africa, dog meat has been on the rise because while authorities warn against eating bush meat, some dog butchers and dog meat sellers are falsely touting dog meat as anti-Ebola, saying if you eat dog meat you will not contract Ebola, which is completely false and misleading.

Dog meat is a form of bush meat and therefore dangerous to eat. Dogs are scavengers and eat carcasses of dead animals such as primates, which are possibly already infected with Ebola. When these dogs are captured and slaughtered for human consumption, they are not health checked for Ebola. Consequently the Ebola disease is linked to dog meat.

Saynotodogmeat.Net: as you approach dog-meat slaughterhouses, the pungent stench hits you first, followed by the howls and screams and then finally, your eyes see what you’ve smelt and heard. The pungent stench of slaughtered dogs makes you gag and wretch, as it rips through your nostrils and into your stomach.

No matter which country you are witnessing dogs being slaughtered in, as you hear your first scream from a dog being bludgeoned or electrocuted, a wave of panic crosses over you and all your reflexes tell you to run to the dog and rescue it. But you can’t – it’s not “a” dog, its hundreds of dogs and more they came from.

Going back to the opening paragraph about dog meat dogs in Calabar, this situation of cruelty against dogs and cats has been going on for years in Calabar, without it causing a ripple to the outside world.

Saynotodogmeat.Net are working to expose the cruel dog meat trade in  Africa and Asia. Feel free to leave a comment beneath the petitions. (Photo not credited to Saynotodogmeat.Net)

Michele Brown.

Saturday April 4th, 2015 Saynotodogmeat.Net are holding a GLOBAL MARCH for dogs and cats in the live meat trade. We have eight months to prepare and make this march something governments will definitely take note of. See the link (beneath the petitions) for details.

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PETITION TO BAN THE TRADE IN NIGERIA

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PETITION FOR SOUTH KOREA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/president-geun-hye-park-take-dog-cat-meat-off-the-menu

PETITION FOR VIETNAM and THAILAND ANTI-SMUGGLING

https://www.causes.com/actions/1764795-a-petition-to-president-truong-tang-sang-moj-prime-minister-yingluck-shinawatra

PETITION FOR HEALTH MINISTER OF VIETNAM

https://www.causes.com/campaigns/71258-minister-of-public-health-thi-kim-tien

PETITION FOR NAGALAND

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/additional-chief-secretary-take-dog-meat-of-nagaland-menu

LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/04/04/email-the-philippines-president-to-end-the-dog-meat-trade/

PLEASE SEND TO THE MUSLIM COUNCIL

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Nagaland: Dog Meat Beliefs

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Nagaland: Dog Meat Beliefs

‘Wednesday Bazar’ in Dinapur is the place live dogs are sold to be slaughtered for dog-meat in Nagaland. Not only dogs, but all sorts of animals, including insects and worms are also sold for human consumption. A live dog is sold for Rs500-Rs600 and it’s meat is falsely believed to be a cure for pneumonia.

For dog meat, the best spices are ginger, Naga pepper and dried red chillies. Meat is also cooked with lettuce and spinach leaves. Chilly, mostly ‘bhut jolokia or Naga mircha’, and bamboo shoot are equally popular.

When Naga butchers slaughter an animal they collect the blood in a bowl and when it goes cold they use it in cooking meat dishes. The blood turns into a solid, paneer-like substance once it gets cold. It is then cut into pieces and used to prepare a curry.

Naga people have a suspicion that the qualities of creatures will be transferred to those who eat them, therefore a number of animals are seen as taboo foods. “We do not allow a woman to eat monkeys for we believe that will make her extravagant,” says Joseph Sumi, a professional. Despite the taboo, a lot of Naga women eat monkeys these days. Nagas, he says, do not allow a pregnant woman to eat bear meat since it is regarded a stupid animal. Sumi adds that tigers and leopards are also not eaten because of an old belief that man, tiger and spirit were all brothers at the beginning of creation.

The Nagas also believe that the meat of wild animals, insects and worms can cure a number of diseases. “The meat of a type of kingfisher, which we call stone bird, is very dear to us. The bird eats stones and there is a traditional belief that its meat is a panacea for renal diseases,” says Francis Lotha, a university student, adding, “Frog, snails and bee larvae are eaten when one is injured (believed to quicken the healing of skin and bones), local chickens and legs of pigs are eaten during pregnancy.

” Eric Angami, a scribe, claims monkey meat gives one quick relief from extreme physical weakness or lethargy. “Believe me, it enlivens you,” he insists. Dog meat is believed to be a cure for pneumonia, says D.N.A.

“The marrows of stags and wild goats are believed to heal fractured bones faster, and an earthworm is taken to neutralise the venom of a snake bite,” says P Shimray, a lover of monkey meat. He adds, “Once my mother was bitten by a poisonous snake. She was writhing in pain. But she recovered within half an hour after being administered a fluid full of earthworms.”

James Angami, a teacher, says the elders encourage the youth to eat snakes in the belief that it makes them immune to the reptile’s venom. “Our food habits haven’t changed much over the years. We love meat as much as our forefathers did. The only difference is that we’ve learnt to use spices,” says Roland Ao, who has a weakness for snails. So would he love to eat the meat of a rhino? “Oh yes,” he smiles. “But sadly we don’t get it here.”

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Michele Brown

Saturday April 4th, 2015 Saynotodogmeat.Net are holding a GLOBAL MARCH for dogs and cats in the live meat trade. We have eight months to prepare and make this march something governments will definitely take note of. See the link (beneath the petitions) for details.

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PETITION FOR SOUTH KOREA

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PETITION FOR VIETNAM and THAILAND ANTI-SMUGGLING

https://www.causes.com/actions/1764795-a-petition-to-president-truong-tang-sang-moj-prime-minister-yingluck-shinawatra

PETITION FOR HEALTH MINISTER OF VIETNAM

https://www.causes.com/campaigns/71258-minister-of-public-health-thi-kim-tien

PETITION FOR NAGALAND

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/additional-chief-secretary-take-dog-meat-of-nagaland-menu

PETITION TO BAN THE TRADE IN NIGERIA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/governor-of-lagos-hon-babatunde-fashola-ban-the-nigerian-dog-meat-trade-lagos

LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/04/04/email-the-philippines-president-to-end-the-dog-meat-trade/

PLEASE SEND TO THE MUSLIM COUNCIL

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/01/17/open-email-to-the-muslim-council-of-great-britain/

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Nigeria: Dog Meat Butchers Claims Against Rabies

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Nigeria: Dog Meat Butchers Claims Against Rabies

Dog meat vendors in Nigeria are falsely claiming to have found a secret weapon to prevent them contracting rabies, which only works IF they eat a secret part of a dog’s stomach; however, they won’t reveal exactly which part of the abdomen they are referring to. Dog meat vendors in Calabar, Nigeria falsely insist this is a trade secret which can not be revealed. Absolute codswollp!

Over a five month period in 2011, ten people in Calabar, including a three-year old child, were bitten by dog-meat dogs and subsequently died. The three-year old child was the son of a dog butcher, who also died of rabies. Over a four-month period in 2012 another ten people were diagnosed with rabies and admitted to the University of Calabar Training Hospital, where they also died.

African Health Sciences report that each patient was treated with intravenous alimentation, sedation and other supportive measures. The hospital serves as a referral centre for the whole of Cross River State, in southern Nigeria. Cross River State has a population of 2.9 million people. Once rabies symptoms are diagnosed, the virus disease is almost always fatal.

Focus group interviews of persons involved in the Calabar dog-meat trade revealed the dogs were mostly stray dogs captured in northern Nigeria mainly Adamawa, Bauchi and Plateau states and crammed into small cages, they are transported in large numbers on trucks to the south for slaughter for human consumption. The Nigerian dog meat trade is mostly made up from non-immunized stray dogs which pose serious health risks to human safety.

Dog traders sidestep veterinary checks when transporting the dogs and when the dogs arrive at their destination, their ill, exhausted, severely dehydrated, hungry and highly stressed which leaves them quick to fight amongst each other, to survive their living hell. Since this trade is usually carried out within or near living quarters, children are also exposed.

Some of the bigger, healthier dogs on the dog meat trucks are selected to be used in dog-fights, against local dogs, while most of them are tied to a tree and bludgeoned in the head a few times with a lump of wood before being roasted and prepared for eating. [Being bludgeoned does not kill the dogs, it only stuns them.]

The states in Nigeria where the rabies-infected dogs were captured is known to be endemic for rabies from dog bites. Rabies could easily have entered the food chain in Cross River State from these sources. The twenty RECORDED deaths are only the tip of the iceberg, say African Health Science authorities. In countries where rabies is endemic, stray dogs account for more than 90% of human rabies exposures, especially among 5–14 years old children in rural or peri-urban.

The number of males in this study may be a reflection of the fact that the trade is carried out almost exclusively by males and since this trade is usually carried out within or near living quarters, children are also exposed. The victims did not present themselves at health facilities until the onset of rabies symptoms and it is also obvious that the patients/parents had no knowledge of the implication of such bites or the appropriate post exposure treatment.

African Health Sciences recommend: “Post exposure vaccine for rabies should be considered for persons and families of participants in dog meat business. The vaccine by intra-dermal route has been proven to be economical, safe and immunogenic in populations of rabies endemic areas. The immunity produced by three-dose series is long-lasting.”

Rabies is completely avoidable yet has the highest case fatalities of any disease in the world and the African Health Sciences says that universally, no disease exceeds the case fatality rate of rabies. Rabies can be shed in the dog’s saliva and humans can contract rabies in many different ways that do not involve being bitten.

About 55 000 deaths from rabies are estimated to occur every year, 99% of which are the consequence of dog bites.  Of these 31 000 are estimated to occur in Asia (20 000 in India alone) and 24 000 in Africa.

African Health Sciences advise that the capture of dogs and transportation for several hours in congested trucks without food or water, and bludgeoning them with blows to the head, amount to cruelty to animals and should not be tolerated. However the practice is wide-spread and deeply rooted and would not be easily eliminated. Immediate professional medical help must be stressed to anyone suffering dog bites in countries with rabies issues.

Please feel free to leave a comment beneath the petitions. (Photo not credited to Saynotodogmeat.Net)

Michele Brown.

Saturday April 4th, 2015 Saynotodogmeat.Net are holding a GLOBAL MARCH for dogs and cats in the live meat trade. We have eight months to prepare and make this march something governments will definitely take note of. See the link (beneath the petitions) for details.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SIGN AND SHARE OUR SAYNOTODOGMEAT.NET PETITIONS; WHEN COMPLETED THEY’LL BE WILL BE HAND DELIVERED

PETITION TO BAN THE TRADE IN NIGERIA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/governor-of-lagos-hon-babatunde-fashola-ban-the-nigerian-dog-meat-trade-lagos

PETITION FOR SOUTH KOREA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/president-geun-hye-park-take-dog-cat-meat-off-the-menu

PETITION FOR VIETNAM and THAILAND ANTI-SMUGGLING

https://www.causes.com/actions/1764795-a-petition-to-president-truong-tang-sang-moj-prime-minister-yingluck-shinawatra

PETITION FOR HEALTH MINISTER OF VIETNAM

https://www.causes.com/campaigns/71258-minister-of-public-health-thi-kim-tien

PETITION FOR NAGALAND

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/additional-chief-secretary-take-dog-meat-of-nagaland-menu

LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/04/04/email-the-philippines-president-to-end-the-dog-meat-trade/

PLEASE SEND TO THE MUSLIM COUNCIL

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/01/17/open-email-to-the-muslim-council-of-great-britain/

PLEASE HELP THE PEOPLE OF TURKANA HERE

http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/01/31/turkana-africa-emergency-aid-letter/

EMAIL THE GOVERNOR OF NIGERIA: New Address: info@nigeria.gov.ng

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Thailand: Cat Meat Smuggler Caught With 90 Cats

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Thailand: Cat Meat Smuggler Caught With 90 Cats

Last year a cat smuggler was caught red-handed with 90 cats stuffed into 6 small cages, as he was  smuggling them from Thailand, across the Mekong River and into Laos. The driver, a Buriram native named Sodsai Amhawa confessed to being part of an ongoing cat trafficking business between Thailand and Laos, where the live cats are then trafficked into Vietnam to be sold as exotic cat meat dishes.

The National News Bureau of Thailand reported that authorities had apprehended a “transnational” cat smuggler on the border between Thailand and Laos. The law-breaker was caught transporting 90 cats into Laos, which he had stuffed into six small cages for the duration of the trip.

Sodsai reported that he had received THB2,000 to THB3,000 for each of his shipments of cats.

Though the cross-border trade in stray dogs has long formed a point of contention between Thailand and the world at large, this traffic in cats marks a somewhat fresher foray.

Thai Police questioned Sodsai with the goal of gaining more information about the cat smuggling ring of which he is a part (end of P.G. report.)

Cats in the cat meat trade have been sorely forgotten by many people talking about the dog meat trade. Saynotodogmeat.Net are fighting equally as hard for cats as for dogs. Both are companion animals.

We know cats suffer horrendous cruelty within the cat meat trade, which we will continue to expose and bring to people’s attention at every opportunity. Many people are coming onboard to speak up for dogs in the dog meat trade and we ask all dog supporters to lend their voice to cats as well, as both animals are “companion-animals” in desperate need of help.

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Michele Brown.

Saturday April 4th, 2015 Saynotodogmeat.Net are holding a GLOBAL MARCH for dogs and cats in the live meat trade. We have eight months to prepare and make this march something governments will definitely take note of. See the link (beneath the petitions) for details.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SIGN AND SHARE OUR SAYNOTODOGMEAT.NET PETITIONS; WHEN COMPLETED THEY’LL BE WILL BE HAND DELIVERED

PETITION FOR SOUTH KOREA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/president-geun-hye-park-take-dog-cat-meat-off-the-menu

PETITION FOR VIETNAM and THAILAND ANTI-SMUGGLING

https://www.causes.com/actions/1764795-a-petition-to-president-truong-tang-sang-moj-prime-minister-yingluck-shinawatra

PETITION FOR HEALTH MINISTER OF VIETNAM

https://www.causes.com/campaigns/71258-minister-of-public-health-thi-kim-tien

PETITION FOR NAGALAND

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/additional-chief-secretary-take-dog-meat-of-nagaland-menu

PETITION TO BAN THE TRADE IN NIGERIA

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/governor-of-lagos-hon-babatunde-fashola-ban-the-nigerian-dog-meat-trade-lagos

LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

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http://saynotodogmeat.net/2014/01/31/turkana-africa-emergency-aid-letter/

EMAIL THE GOVERNOR OF NIGERIA: New Address: info@nigeria.gov.ng

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