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China: Woman Skins Live Cat For Cat Meat, In Main Street

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Driving along the road in China, an animal lover was horrified to see a fellow Chinese woman skinning a live cat. The driver pulled over for a moment and took three photographs to show the cat was alive and kicking in pain, as proof of the atrocity. Shockingly, pedestrians walking past didn’t even blink.

There is absolutely NO excuse for anyone to inflict such deliberate agony upon a living creature. This cat was  alive and fully conscious as the woman hung it by the neck from a pole on the street and began callously skinning it.

Remember, these photos were taken after the driver saw what was taking place, then pulled over to the side of the road, got their camera and the took the photos from inside their car. That is a lot of time for the cat to be thrashing in pain!

There are no domestic-animal cruelty laws in China so as long as the woman claims the cat is hers, she is not breaking any laws. Consequently, the driver of the car was not in a position to stop the woman and if they had approached the woman to demand she stop the cruelty, they may have been the one whom ended up being arrested.

The argument is not about the person taking the photographs. The focus must be on the woman inflicting the cruelty upon a live and innocent cat!

Because women are supposed to be nurturers, it always stuns me when I see women brutalizing animals. This woman may be a mother with children, who in other ways is no different from any other woman, except that she’s a cold-blooded killer without a scrap of empathy for the animal which she is inflicting pain upon. I have witnessed female dog butchers killing dogs in real life and they almost made me vomit.

Please know all our team at Saynotodogmeat.Net absolutely HATE these images as much as you do. We are forced to publish them to raise awareness for the desperate plight of animals in the pet meat trade. We will not stop fighting until we shut this bloody disgusting trade down and end it for good!

Lastly, we implore cat lovers to stand with us because we are fighting just as hard for cats as for dogs. We need more cat lovers to join their voice with us because being an observer from the distance doesn’t help the cats. We need your voice. I have three indoor cats of my own and all our team are huge cat lovers.

Our job is not done until we shut the dog AND cat meat trade down. Both pet meat trades have to go. The cruelty has gone on for long enough and its time for it to end.

Michele Brown.

Following on from the success of our Global March, keep watch for new information on phase 2 of our strategic plan to end the cruel pet meat trade: Operation Unite. The date and more information will be made available very soon. https://www.facebook.com/events/449987735183945/ #operationunite

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https://www.change.org/p/president-joko-widodo-ban-the-pet-meat-trade-ms-nila-moeloek-minister-of-health-ministry-of-culture-and-tourism-budpar-ban-indonesia-s-pet-meat-trade?just_created=true

PETITION FOR CAMBODIA
https://www.change.org/p/government-of-cambodia-ban-the-pet-meat-trade-and-enforce-law

PETITION FOR THE PHILIPPINES
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/784/835/843/enforce-republic-act-no-8485-rabies-act-9482/

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

How Can You Help?
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Donating to our sister-site African Wildlife Survival, funding will be used for: vaccinations, treatments, medical, re-homing, and when renovations are complete, the everyday running of our Vietnamese rescue and re-homing center.
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China: Dog Meat Deliveries

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Local people don’t even blink when another shipment of dogs are driven past, in cages, heading to the local dog slaughterhouse or dog meat restaurant.

Please take note of the top photo – see the black dog tightly tied down on top of the cages? Look how tightly the dog is roped down across its abdomen; this would no doubt be very painful.

In the lower left cage you will see tightly tied plastic sacks, which appear to have something in them. There is every chance that either live puppies or live cats are inside the tied sacks.

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Notice the black dog strapped down on top of the cages; the rope is pulled tight across it’s belly area.

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An everyday occurrence in China, consequently very few people pay any attention to the dogs and cats in the meat trade as they are driven through cities to dog butchers and slaughterhouses.

Michele Brown.

Following on from the success of our Global March, keep watch for new information on phase 2 of our strategic plan to end the cruel pet meat trade: Operation Unite. The date and more information will be made available very soon. https://www.facebook.com/events/449987735183945/ #operationunite

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https://www.change.org/p/president-joko-widodo-ban-the-pet-meat-trade-ms-nila-moeloek-minister-of-health-ministry-of-culture-and-tourism-budpar-ban-indonesia-s-pet-meat-trade?just_created=true

PETITION FOR CAMBODIA
https://www.change.org/p/government-of-cambodia-ban-the-pet-meat-trade-and-enforce-law

PETITION FOR THE PHILIPPINES
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/784/835/843/enforce-republic-act-no-8485-rabies-act-9482/

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

How Can You Help?
SayNoToDogMeat.Net have privately purchased a derelict building in Vietnam which is now being renovated into a cat and dog rescue, re-homing and medical center.
Donating to our sister-site African Wildlife Survival, funding will be used for: vaccinations, treatments, medical, re-homing, and when renovations are complete, the everyday running of our Vietnamese rescue and re-homing center.
https://www.facebook.com/SayNoToDogMeat/app_117708921611213

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Dog Meat Dog’s Despair

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With his dull dry fur, skinny body and sunken eyes, would you like him better if he was cuter? He doesn’t command any attention, his demeanor is broken and his spirit crushed. If he stood upright and stared into the camera with a wry smile, would you stop and admire him?

This dog is probably worm infested and never known a kind human in his whole short life. He’s probably never laid on a sofa and watched television while being fed snacks by a loving owner. If he had been a pet, then he’s probably haunted by his memories of love which is lost.

Look carefully at how awful his coat is, which is just a sign of the rotten life he’s lead. Somehow he’s survived this far, but now his luck has run out. No-one is going to stop and beg to save him. There’s no activists laying down crying on his behalf. He’s probably not pretty enough.

If he’d have had the opportunity to have known love from a human, he would have had so much to give! He could have been just as loyal as a beautiful German Shepherd or a proud Standard Poodle. But he drew the short straw and was born into poverty where he was malnourished from the day he was born.

For the final insult of his short but troubled life, he will be brutally slaughtered by the hands of a heartless dog butcher. But he does win one prize: in the dog meat world this dog is a winner because black dogs are the prized number one dog to kill and eat.

It is falsely believed that eating the meat or drinking the blood of a black dog will bring extra powers and heightened libido to any man. It’s complete codswallop but dog butcher’s peddle the false belief to charge more money for black dogs. Everything in the pet-meat trade always comes back to making a quick dollar.

The dog in this photograph represents all the hundreds of thousands of nameless, faceless dog meat dogs and cats which never get their turn in the spotlight. I’ve seen the same types of dogs in real life and when their eyes lock onto to yours for a brief moment, you can see them quickly examining if you are their savior. Is it you who has come to rescue them? You can actually see a brief glimmer of hope – but in the blink of an eye all hope is quickly replaced in their face by the ongoing gnawing pain of invisibility and rejection. It is one of the saddest parts of going into dog and cat meat markets.

[For readers who wish to object to me not rescuing every dog meat dog or cat I come across, please remember that usually rescue is not an option. Slaughterhouses are not pet shops and becoming emotional in front of dog butchers or threatening them with violence is out of the question unless you have a death wish.]

Michele Brown.

Following on from the success of our Global March, keep watch for new information on phase 2 of our strategic plan to end the cruel pet meat trade: Operation Unite. The date and more information will be made available very soon. https://www.facebook.com/events/449987735183945/ #operationunite

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

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https://www.change.org/p/president-joko-widodo-ban-the-pet-meat-trade-ms-nila-moeloek-minister-of-health-ministry-of-culture-and-tourism-budpar-ban-indonesia-s-pet-meat-trade?just_created=true

PETITION FOR CAMBODIA
https://www.change.org/p/government-of-cambodia-ban-the-pet-meat-trade-and-enforce-law

PETITION FOR THE PHILIPPINES
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/784/835/843/enforce-republic-act-no-8485-rabies-act-9482/

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

How Can You Help?
SayNoToDogMeat.Net have privately purchased a derelict building in Vietnam which is now being renovated into a cat and dog rescue, re-homing and medical center.
Donating to our sister-site African Wildlife Survival, funding will be used for: vaccinations, treatments, medical, re-homing, and when renovations are complete, the everyday running of our Vietnamese rescue and re-homing center.
https://www.facebook.com/SayNoToDogMeat/app_117708921611213

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VIDEO – Arizona, USA: Religious Based Cat Killing

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This is amongst the worst stories of deliberate animal abuse against a defenseless kitten you will come across. In 2012 the healthy four month old kitten, known as Thomas, was buried alive up to his chest in wet concrete which had just been poured, with just his head and one front leg free, in a drainage pipe which was exposed upright to the blistering hot Arizona sun.

18 hours later, the entombed and distraught frail kitten was discovered by workmen who arrived to continue work on a horse enclosure, in Colorado City, Arizona. The kitten was in agony, severely dehydrated from screaming and in terrible shape from fighting against the hardened concrete which was suffocating his entire body.

But there is another twist to this story! Colorado City, Arizona was the home base of Warren Jeffs, arrested for rape, convicted felon and head of a polygamist community. He was the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), which practices polygamy and a host of related crimes against women and children, including sexually assaulting two underage girls he had wed.

Jeffs is in a prison in Palestine, Texas,  serving a life term plus 20 years, but his followers believe he is a prophet. Not many people escape from FLDS but two former members of the FLDS Church, Andrew Chatwin and his friend Wyler, had been outspoken against FLDS.

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Warren Jeffs.

The horse enclosure where the kitten was entombed belonged to Wyler and the person building the enclosure for Wyler was his best friend Chatwin.

Arriving on the job-site, Chatwin heard the screams of a frantic kitten and found the live kitten buried up to it’s neck in hardened concrete. He cut the post, took as much of the concrete from the kitten as possible and drove it to Best Friend’s Animal Sanctuary outside of Kanab, 45 minutes away.

Chatwin told the press he believes the cruel attack on the kitten was a hate message as an act of retaliation from towns people, for himself and Wyler speaking out  against the church. Chatwin said “It had to have been done right after I left,” because concrete dries quickly in the hot Arizona sun.

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Alive – distraught and exhausted, the four month old kitten is entombed in hardened concrete – in the full sun.

Chatwin claims both the threats and the animal killings have been going on for years and said it is a pattern for the FLDS to treat apostates (people who have left the church) and non-members in this fashion. People are running over horses and breaking their backs and running horses off cliffs. It’s a pattern of hate towards people who are standing up, said Chatwin.

The Best Friend’s team were horrified at what they saw: the live kitten was covered in hardened concrete, all over his face and entire body. The veterinarian team said they have dealt with animal car-accident victims, chemical burn victims, cruelty cases and more, but they have never been more distressed than they were, because of what happened to Thomas and the vicious cruelty deliberately inflicted upon his innocence, according to Gregory Castle, CEO Best Friends Animal Society.

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Alive – and desperate to be free of the agony the hardened concrete is causing to his frail body.

The team of vets immediately administered pain relief to Thomas and did their best to stabilize him. Sadly he had to be euthanized a few days later, because his injuries were more than his frail little body could bare.

At the time of this shocking attack, Best Friends Arizona had already served the Arizona animal community  for 28 years and had witnessed thousands of animals in the final minutes of life. The veterinary team said it was the most moving and saddening event they have dealt with in their entire 28 years, knowing that the kitten was an adorable happy, healthy kitten with his life infront of him, but was set upon by by a human(s) whose cruelty could not be undone.

Because the perpetrators were never found or brought to justice, Best Friends offered a US$5,000.00 cash reward for information and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the attack against Thomas. If you have information, please contact the Mohave (Arizona) County Sheriff’s Office at 800-526-1911.

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Alive – four month old kitten’s body is entombed in hardened concrete.

Chatwin said when he reported the crime to Colorado City sheriffs, they didn’t seem too concerned.

“[The officer] kind of chuckled and laughed a little bit and then he said that if it was up to him, he’d just throw dirt on [the cat],” Chatwin said. “And this is coming from a city marshal who’s a member of the FLDS Church.”

The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against government officials in Colorado City, and the neighboring border town of Hildale, Utah, for alleged civil rights violations, including acting as de-facto agents for the church, denying ex-members and non-members of the FLDS Church access to everything from police services to housing and utilities, according to KSTU-TV.

“Colorado City government keep starving people right out of the community,” Chatwin said. “To where they can’t get employment, they can’t get decent service. I can’t even use the Hildale clinic that (is) here. I have to travel a half-hour, 45 minutes just to get a doctor’s visit.”

Chatwin said other dead animals have been placed on Wyler’s property, and he videotaped those incidents as well.

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This live kitten was used for revenge in a religious dispute.

Chatwin claims dead animals have been scattered all over the property of Isaac Wyler, who works on behalf of a Utah Judge in the polygamist towns. Wyler said he has been receiving these “messages” using dead cats, chickens and ducks. The message, he claims, is from the FLDS Church intimidating him to stop his work. “I have to take it as a hate message,” Chatwin said.

Saynotodogmeat.Net: the four month old kitten died because of people’s religious beliefs, which although not directly connected to cat meat, untold numbers of cats are killed in the cat meat trade because of religions. Cat and dog meat is ordered for main christian festivals such as Christmas, weddings, funerals and so on. Cats are also killed for religious sacrifices and their meat eaten, in some countries. Cats are killed for countless reasons and religion is one of them. Thomas, the kitten was killed for religious revenge because people dared to leave the church and then tell their story. As a team, we felt Thomas’s story should be told!

This year Saynotodogmeat.Net will be exposing the role religion plays in the dog and cat meat trade. Meanwhile, we have just announced Operation Unite will be held next year, on Sunday October 2nd and Monday 3rd, 2016. We hope you will join with us and be part of it too.

Michele Brown.

Following on from the success of our Global March, keep watch for new information on phase 2 of our strategic plan to end the cruel pet meat trade: Operation Unite. The date and more information will be made available very soon. https://www.facebook.com/events/449987735183945/ #operationunite

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

PETITION FOR INDONESIA
https://www.change.org/p/president-joko-widodo-ban-the-pet-meat-trade-ms-nila-moeloek-minister-of-health-ministry-of-culture-and-tourism-budpar-ban-indonesia-s-pet-meat-trade?just_created=true

PETITION FOR CAMBODIA
https://www.change.org/p/government-of-cambodia-ban-the-pet-meat-trade-and-enforce-law

PETITION FOR THE PHILIPPINES
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/784/835/843/enforce-republic-act-no-8485-rabies-act-9482/

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

How Can You Help?
SayNoToDogMeat.Net have privately purchased a derelict building in Vietnam which is now being renovated into a cat and dog rescue, re-homing and medical center.
Donating to our sister-site African Wildlife Survival, funding will be used for: vaccinations, treatments, medical, re-homing, and when renovations are complete, the everyday running of our Vietnamese rescue and re-homing center.
https://www.facebook.com/SayNoToDogMeat/app_117708921611213

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Indonesia: RW or B1 = Dog Meat

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Tourist hot spot Indonesia has a rampant dog and cat meat trade which is relatively disguised from the view of most international tourists. If you see a sign which reads RW or B1, you are looking at a dog meat restaurant.

Dogs are easily stolen in Indonesia, where they are often swooped upon by men on motorbikes, using wire nooses to slip over the dog’s neck and drag the dog away on the ground, until they feel its safe enough to stop and pick the dog up. We know of a lady whose dog was stolen in these exact same circumstances, whilst she was walking her dog along a back road.

Once in the hands of dog snatchers the dog’s mouth is bound tightly shut, often to the point the dog is unable to even pant, which is particularly cruel in the hot Indonesian climate. The dog’s legs are tightly trussed and the dog is crammed into a plastic sack which is tightly tied around it’s neck, with just the dog’s head protruding.

Dogs are left in this pitiful state until sold to a dog butcher and finally slaughtered, which can be days.

More and more we are seeing evidence that dog’s are having their front legs wrenched back and upwards, with their front paws trussed tightly up over their spine – in a contortionist movement, except the dogs are left like this for days and the front legs are used as carry handles to throw the dogs around, as opposed to lifting them.

Carrying dogs from the front legs wrenched back and up places the dog’s full body weight onto the lighter front limbs and causes the dog’s shoulder joints to separate, causing excrutiating pain.

Please support our new petition to Indonesia, listed below, and help us fight to end Indonesia’s cruel dog and cat meat trade. On a good note, Indonesia has many wonderful animal lovers which joined us in our Global March on April 4 and 5, 2015.

This beautiful video shows the amazing people from Animal Defenders Indonesia, in our march on April 5, in Jakarta, Indonesia. This video is inspiring!

Michele Brown.

Following on from the success of our Global March, keep watch for new information on phase 2 of our strategic plan to end the cruel pet meat trade: Operation Unite. The date and more information will be made available very soon. https://www.facebook.com/events/449987735183945/ #operationunite

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

PETITION FOR INDONESIA
https://www.change.org/p/president-joko-widodo-ban-the-pet-meat-trade-ms-nila-moeloek-minister-of-health-ministry-of-culture-and-tourism-budpar-ban-indonesia-s-pet-meat-trade?just_created=true

PETITION FOR CAMBODIA
https://www.change.org/p/government-of-cambodia-ban-the-pet-meat-trade-and-enforce-law

PETITION FOR THE PHILIPPINES
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/784/835/843/enforce-republic-act-no-8485-rabies-act-9482/

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

How Can You Help?
SayNoToDogMeat.Net have privately purchased a derelict building in Vietnam which is now being renovated into a cat and dog rescue, re-homing and medical center.
Donating to our sister-site African Wildlife Survival, funding will be used for: vaccinations, treatments, medical, re-homing, and when renovations are complete, the everyday running of our Vietnamese rescue and re-homing center.
https://www.facebook.com/SayNoToDogMeat/app_117708921611213

If you enjoyed our Las Vegas Global March photographs and would like to see more of the photographer’s other work, please click here: Wolf189 The Photographer.

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Vietnam: Pet Dog Stolen By Dog Thieves

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The dog was known as Pốp and to keep her safe, her owners made sure she slept inside the house every night, alongside the family. It was a shocking discovery on April 5th for the family to be woken up and discover they were being robbed and that Pốp had been stolen. They had been robbed by dog thieves who maraud the area, looking for dogs and cats to steal, to sell to local dog butchers.

Horrified by what had happened, the family set out searching for Pốp, which forced them to go to dog slaughterhouses and dog meat restaurants, as they desperately searched for their pet dog.

But it was hopeless. Pốp was nowhere to be found. The family could not stop crying and every time they talked about her, they gave way to more tears. They’d raised Pốp since she was a tiny puppy, just a few weeks old and she was a loved family member.

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Pốp as a baby puppy.

Four days later a miracle occurred! A badly injured Pốp limped through the front door and into the arms of her family. No-one in the family could contain themselves, especially the 11 year-old daughter, who called Pốp “her dog”,  but this time it was all happy tears!

Pốp’s face had been hacked by some sort of machete type blade, but somehow she manged to break free and find her way back home. The family rallied around their traumatized dog and nursed her back to health with antibiotics and a lot of love. By April 18th Pốp’s head wounds were 50% healed and she was regaining her weight back.

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Pốp’s face when she arrived back home and a week later when she was healing up.

In an unbelievably cruel twist, 10 days after the first attack from the dog thieves, they came back for revenge! The first time they stole Pốp she fought her killers and escaped, but this time they poisoned her and left her for her family to see. The date was April 21st.

With the family’s young daughter at school and her father at work, the mother was at home by herself that morning when dog thieves through a bait over their fence and into the yard . Seeing Pốp suddenly fall to the ground, the wife did all she could but Pốp died in her arms as she wept uncontrollably.

It is unimaginable what the family must be going through. It also gives us a window into the depth of cruelty dog thieves are willing to stoop to, to make a point. Not only did the dog thieves break into a peace abiding family home to steal the pet dog, they came back a second time to finish the job off.

These dog thieves severely hurt the entire family, including the young child,  who were just going about their life in a normal way, with a loved family dog which lived indoors.

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Pốp as a puppy.

It is no wonder Vietnamese pet owners are taking on vigilante justice against dog and cat thieves. This family has been robbed of a loved family member plus their right to feel safe within their own house. It will be a long time before their lives can be restored to the feeling of safety they once knew and before the pain in their heart at losing Pốp subsides.

Pốp will always live on in their hearts, but she was a young healthy dog who was loyal to the family and showed courage and tenacity to find her way home after suffering shocking trauma from dog thieves and a butcher.

When reading this story, please think of the many pet lovers living within Vietnam and the daily struggle they are forced to go through, which many other pet owners in other countries are never faced with. All pet owners in pet meat-eating countries are constantly under stress to protect their pet 24 hours a day.

Saynotodogmeat.Net is fighting to help pet owners by pressing forward in our strategic plan to end the cruel dog and cat meat trade and shut it down for good. Law abiding citizens have a right to own a pet in peace and safety  without being set upon by criminals fueled by greed.

Michele Brown.

Following on from the success of our Global March, keep watch for new information on phase 2 of our strategic plan to end the cruel pet meat trade: Operation Unite. The date and more information will be made available very soon. https://www.facebook.com/events/449987735183945/ #operationunite

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Indonesia: Cruelty In It’s Dog Meat Trade

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Please take a moment and look closely at the state of the dogs in the photograph, at an Indonesian dog slaughterhouse. Notice the way the front legs are wrenched backwards and tied up high, across the top of the dog’s spine. Note the hind legs are also tightly trussed.

From the picture alone I cannot see if the dog’s mouth is bound shut, but usually the mouth is the first thing to be bound tightly shut, often prohibiting the dog to pant, which is particularly cruel in the hot Indonesian climate.

Looking at the photo I can see three dogs but do not know how many were originally packed in with them (the third dog is on the far left, with cream fur.)

For dogs to be left for hours, if not days in this state is just plain cruel. The pain in their shoulders and legs must be excruciating. Some of the dogs may already have dislocated shoulder joints because when dogs are trussed and hog-tied such as this, people use the dog’s front legs, which are wrenched backward and up and tied across their spine, as carry handles to haul the dogs around by.

Dogs scream in agony as their shoulders are forced to take their entire body weight and it’s not unusual for their shoulders to pop out of joint. The dogs are already in a vulnerable state, having been starved of food and water since being captured, so to be trussed and hog-tied as well causes serious stress for them, especially when they are unable to cool their core body temperature by panting.

I would like to remind you that the Philippines became famous for all the wrong reasons when it’s barbaric dog and cat meat trade was exposed. Of all the terrible things practiced against dogs and cats in the Philippines pet meat trade, the main contention was the absolute cruel method of handling the animals prior to death.

The Philippines is still known for trussing and hog-tying dogs exactly the same as Indonesia is now doing. Photographs of distressed Filipino dogs being carried around by their front legs tied up over their spine, as handles, by Filipino dog meat workers still cause outrage even to today.

It was these accounts that pressured the Filipino government to implement laws, which were then ignored and not implemented. But animal lovers refused to remain quiet and recently those existing laws were toughened up, with harsh penalties. The Philippines still has work to do, but they are at least addressing some of the issues.

Indonesia has now brought the spotlight onto itself. This is not about tradition or cultural practices. This is down right animal cruelty at its lowest. It is also an insult to all the thousands of wonderful Indonesian animal lovers who are appalled by the lack of accountability which animal abusers are allowed to operate within.

I have not even touched the subject of health and lack of hygiene within such an unregulated trade, as Indonesia’s pet meat trade.

Between carrying alive dogs are around by their front legs which are wrenched backwards across their spine and setting alive dogs on fire, Indonesia you have out attention and we are watching very closely. Its time to end the brutal trade and shut it down for good!

Michele Brown.

Following on from the success of our Global March, keep watch for new information on phase 2 of our strategic plan to end the cruel pet meat trade: Operation Unite. The date and more information will be made available very soon. https://www.facebook.com/events/449987735183945/ #operationunite

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China: SNTDM Visit A Dog And Cat Market In Guangzhou

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A year ago I was in Guangzhou, China and went to a market which is known to sell live dogs and cats, as well as freshly slaughtered dog and cat meat. Prior to my arrival in China, the weather had been unusually hot for some weeks, at a time when excessive heat should have already moved to cooler temperatures.

Walking around the general market, it didn’t take long before I spotted a live cat-meat cat, tied by a rope to the back of a shop wall. The young cat looked terrified and alone. He was trying his best to stay hidden behind boxes. When I knelt down and spoke quietly to him, he immediately realised I was not going to injure him. He ran to me, crying on the top of his voice, still with his rope attached.

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Cringing and crying, this live cat-meat cat woould have made a beautiful loving pet to anyone with a loving heart. He is tied to the wall by a rope.

The shop keeper, a woman in her early 40s, was watching me like a hawk. She looked at me and shuddered in disgust to let me know my kindness to the animal repulsed her. The young cat would have made a beautiful loving pet to anyone with a kind heart. Sadly, his demise was to be brutally killed and eaten.

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Live cat-meat cat tied to the back of a wall in a shop in Guangzhou. When big enough, he will be slaughtered and eaten.

I made gestures to the shop keeper, pointing to the cat, then made eating movements and pointed to her , then the cat, then rubbed my stomach and pointed to her again and she smiled and nodded yes. This was definitely a cat meat cat.

As much as I wanted to release the cat, I knew the penalty for doing so could be very grave. And the woman was standing over me to remind me not to try anything, because she was in striking reach of me. I was forced to leave the cat behind.

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Terrified, this young cat is a live cat-meat cat which will eventually be slaughtered and eaten by the family which run the shop. He is tied to the wall by a rope.

A few shops down I encountered another similar situation, with a similar looking cat but older and closer to being slaughtered. This cat was also tied to a rope, but he looked more at ease with his surroundings. He too would be killed for cat meat.

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An older alive cat meat cat, tied to a rope in a different store at the market.

Although I don’t speak Chinese myself, it didn’t take long before I met a young lady, and her younger brother, who were happy to act as interpreters for me. Their family has a clothing store at the market and they took me into the areas where the dogs and cats are usually sold. She introduced me to other vendors who explained that because of the excessively hot weather, people at their market had stopped eating dog and cat meat, waiting for the weather to cool a little.

Because I was with another vendor’s family members, the meat vendors were relatively friendly and willing to speak with me. They pointed out where dog meat would normally be displayed, but it wasn’t there on this day because as they said, Chinese people eat dog meat to warm their body, so consequently the ongoing excessive hot weather made eating dog meat unbearable for them.

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Guangzhou Market – where dog and cat meat is usually sold; closing up shop for the day.

The market also served as a general goods market too, with lots of eateries and general household goods.

Leaving the market I went back to the young cat’s store one more time and to stall for time, I deliberately bought a lot of things I didn’t need, just so I could sum up the young cat’s situation one more time. He saw me and ran toward me again, crying loudly. And the woman had her eyes glued to me in anticipation of the cat being released. I ended up leaving the store without the cat, but I did whisper to him what I whisper to all dogs and cats I see in death cages: “I am so very sorry this is happening to you. I am so sorry. You will not die in vain. I will tell your story. God’s speed little one.”

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Guangzhou Market, China.

Guangzhou is known for its Alive Cat Soup, where customers choose the alive cat they want to eat, watch it be “tenderised” (hit with a hammer) then watch the cat boiled alive. All of this is said to be part of the dining experience, to get the diner’s gastric juices flowing in anticipation of their meal. [Alive Cat Soup is also for sale in Vietnam, under the same circumstances.]

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Right outside the International Arrivals door at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, 2014. For the skeptics, I have the stamp in my passport. : )

 Chinese people predominately eat dog and cat meat during colder months, under the false belief that dog meat stimulates internal heat. The warming of the body comes from eating spicy hot foods, which could be achieved from any spicy hot food, not specifically dog or cat meat.

Please spare a thought for ALL dogs and cats in the pet meat trade – throughout Asia and across Africa. Saynotodogmeat.Net is fighting for ALL animals trapped in this hideous trade.

Michele Brown.

Following on from the success of our Global March, keep watch for new information on phase 2 of our strategic plan to end the cruel pet meat trade: Operation Unite. The date and more information will be made available very soon. https://www.facebook.com/events/449987735183945/ #operationunite

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Vietnam: Dog Meat BBQ

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From the same lady we sat down with in an interview via skype, and who directly sent us her videos and ‘raw’ photographs of the dog meat truck in Vietnam, she also sent us these two roadside dog-meat barbecue photographs.

Taya and her husband are traveling across a number of countries, including Vietnam, where they were unexpectedly confronted with scenes such as these photographs. Horrified, she contacted us to share her story with us.

The dog in the top two photographs has been stabbed in the throat and it’s blood was most likely collected to be used in cooking, later in the day. You can see the knife mark on the dog’s throat, in the top photograph.

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A Vietnamese roadside dog-meat butcher and barbeque vendor.

After being stabbed, the dog would have been tossed into a shallow bowl of boiling water, even if the dog was still alive. The water is not to hasten the dog’s death because dog butcher’s don’t care if the dog’s head is submerged or not. Boiling water is used to loosen up the dog’s fur on it’s skin.

The dog is then dragged out of the boiling water and a knife is used to scrape the fur off it’s body, leaving it’s skin white, as seen in the photographs.

In commercial slaughterhouses an agitator spin machine is used, which looks and operates much like a washing-machine spin-dry agitator drum. This machine has boiling water poured into it, then semi-conscious dogs (still alive) are tossed in, usually one at a time and the machine rotates very fast in a circular motion.

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Samsung machine used to rip the fur off dogs, as they are spun in boiling water. This photo is not connected with the two Vietnamese photos, but is posted to show the fur removal machine.

Hundreds of protruding rubber knobs rip the fur from the dog as its spun in boiling water. These machines are manufactured by the South Korean company Samsung. With their fur removed, the dogs are ready to be cooked over open flames, as shown in the second photograph.

Experienced dog butchers are also able to produce white skinned dog corpses by their use of the knife when scraping the dog’s fur off by hand. This is the usual method by dog butchers who run roadside eateries or restaurants.

Many dog meat restaurants keep live dogs on the premises and kill dogs on the spot inside their restaurant, as customers munch away on dog meat meals. This is the restaurant’s gory advertisment to prove they sell fresh dog meat.

To view the footage of the dog meat truck in Vietnam: click here.

Michele Brown.

Following on from the success of our Global March, keep watch for new information on phase 2 of our strategic plan to end the cruel pet meat trade: Operation Unite. The date and more information will be made available very soon. https://www.facebook.com/events/449987735183945/ #operationunite

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Vietnam: Death Penalty Given To Dog Thief

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Vietnam is not a place to test sentiment. A judge in Ho Chi Minh City convicted 20 year-old Ho Van Hieu of murder and robbery and sentenced him to death for killing three people who were trying to catch him in the outskirt district of Cu Chi, in a botched up dog theft which took place last year.

The leader of the group Hieu [2nd from left in the photograph], ran the dog stealing gang in Hoc Mon and Cu Chi Districts. On June 14, 2014, Hieu and his accomplices were seen carrying three dead dogs on their two motorcycles while heading to a local market.

Three dog lovers, Huynh Kim Bao, 19, Nguyen Minh Phuong, 18 and Pham Nguyen Quoc Huu, 19, saw the thieves and chased them on Bao’s motorbike. The court was told that when the chasers caught up with the thieves, they attempted to attack with a machete.

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Dog thieves’ stun gun, made from a slingshot and connected to the motorbike battery, to shoot powerful electrical arrows.

Hieu shot at Bao with his stun gun, made from a slingshot connected to the motorbike battery, which fired an electrical arrow.  The arrow missed Bao, the driver, but hit the right arm of  Nguyen Minh Phuong, the passenger who was seated in the middle. The electric shock was so great if forced the rear two passengers, Phuong and the man seated behind him, Pham Nguyen Quoc Huu, off the bike, at high speed.

At the same time, the driver of the motorbike, Bao, lost control of the motorbike and crashed into a resident’s house, where he died on the spot. The two severely injured passengers were rushed to hospital, but both died shortly afterward.

In an appalling act of callous regard, the four dog thieves continued on their journey to the market where they sold the three stolen dead dogs for VND960,000 (US$44.)

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Three of the four convicted dog thieves.

The names of the four dog thieves: Hieu, 20, Le Minh Hau, 20, Ho Thanh An, 20, and Pham Ngoc Thuan, 28 years-old. Two days later the group of four men surrendered before the police.

Under interrogation by Vietnamese police, the gang of dog thieves confessed to stealing 10 dogs in three previous cases, which they sold to dog traders.

After sentencing Hieu with the death penalty, the Judge then sentenced Hau to 12 years in prison, while An and Thuan were both sentenced to 10 years for thieving.

Saynotodogmeat.Net: one of the deceased man’s family were interviewed and through heartfelt tears, they wept as they spoke of their dead teenage son’s love of dogs and the pain he suffered when his own two pet dog was stolen by dog thieves just two days before his death. His parents said he was not able to get his dogs back and the pain in his heart stayed with their son.

When Bao heard the news that dog thieves were in his neighborhood again, Bao’s parents said that he and his friends did not hesitate to try and stop them. His parents wept as they said they didn’t know it would be the last time they would see him alive.

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Bao’s body being sent home to his grieving family, for his funeral.

We are saddened to read the tragic circumstances in which this took place, but heartened to see Vietnamese law being measured out to the full extent. Vietnamese animal lovers are fed up with being bullied by dog thieves. They are no longer prepared to have their family and pets terrorized, beat-up or even killed by dog-meat thugs who stop at nothing to make a quick dollar.

Stolen dogs are often valued less than VND2 million (the threshold for criminal charges) so often thieves only suffer a fine, which has led some victims to vent their rage on the thieves in vigilante justice, instead of handing them over to police.

It is good to see the Vietnamese judicial system send a clear message to dog thieves that their days are numbered. Our Saynotodogmeat.Net team invite you to continue the journey with us, to fight to end the terrible pet meat trade – worldwide – and shut it down for good.

Michele Brown.

Following on from the success of our Global March, keep watch for new information on phase 2 of our strategic plan to end the cruel pet meat trade: Operation Unite. The date and more information will be made available soon. #operationunite

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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 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 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/

EMAIL THE GOVERNOR OF NIGERIA: New Address: info@nigeria.gov.ng
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How Can You Help?
SayNoToDogMeat.Net have privately purchased a derelict building in Vietnam which is now being renovated into a cat and dog rescue, re-homing and medical center.
Donating to our sister-site African Wildlife Survival, funding will be used for: vaccinations, treatments, medical, re-homing, and when renovations are complete, the everyday running of our Vietnamese rescue and re-homing center.
https://www.facebook.com/SayNoToDogMeat/app_117708921611213

If you enjoyed our Las Vegas Global March photographs and would like to see more of the photographer’s other work, please click here: Wolf189 The Photographer.

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