South Korea – Dog Meat Trade – Lots of Very Positive News.

 

South Korea – Dog Meat Trade – Lots of Very Positive News.

Read on to learn more and to take actions as necessary.

http://koreandogs.org/newsletter-september-20-2017/?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=Lots_of_great_news_to_share!____New_Call_for_Action&utm_medium=email 

http://savekoreandogs.org/

Monumental changes are happening in Bucheon ​ to become the first “Dog Meat Free” city in South Korea

​Nami Kim and her SaveKoreanDogs.org organization shared the this story on their Facebook.

Step by step, the City of Bucheon has been taking necessary actions towards their goal of becoming the first “Dog Meat Free” city in South Korea. We are more than grateful to the Mayor of Bucheon, Man-Soo Kim, and his teams for working so hard to make this goal a reality and for their willingness in being the leader in this critical step forward in ending the dog meat trade in Korea. Nami continues to lend her support to Mayor Kim’s team by coordinating efforts and assisting the city in this historic endeavor.

Click HERE to learn more.

 

Our campaign is working. Let’s keep it going! New Sister/Friendship City Campaigns

​Every day, dear friends, millions of helpless animals – those we consider man’s best friend and who are part of our families – are being subjected to horrific cruelty while the Korean government and the majority of Korean citizens turn a blind eye. We can no longer stand silently by while these dogs suffer immeasurably in tortuous conditions and are brutally slaughtered. Please be their voice today. Please take action!

Friendship City Campaign – Gwangju, South Korea – Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia Friendship City Campaign – Yongin, South Korea – Redland, Queensland, Australia Sister City Campaign – Suwon, South Korea – Townsville, Queensland, Australia Sister City Campaign – Daejeon, South Korea – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Friendship City Campaign – Seoul Seocho District, South Korea – Perth, Western Australia Friendship State Campaign – Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea – Western Australia, Australia Friendship State Campaign – Jeju, South Korea – Tasmania, Australia Friendship State Campaign – Gyeongsangnam-do Province, South Korea – Queensland, Australia Friendship City Campaign – Seoul Gangdong-gu, South Korea – Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia Sister City Campaign – Incheon, South Korea – Veneto, Italy

 

Urgent Call to Action – Stop the Korean Dog Slaughters’ Demonstration in Seoul!

Sharing campaign by Susan Song. ​There’s a planned protest by the Korean Dog Meat Association at the Blue House on September 22, 2017. They plan to bring live dogs in trucks to the protest in defiance of defending the dog meat trade in S. Korea. Please take the action to file protest asking Korean government to not allow this protest to taking place. Click below to take action.

http://koreandogs.org/urgent-call-action-stop-korean-dog-slaughters-demonstration-seoul/?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=Lots_of_great_news_to_share!____New_Call_for_Action&utm_medium=email

Update on Busan Gupo Dog Meat Market’s Cruelty Case e-people Official Korean Government Response: baffling – blame shifting – unprofessional.

We received a response from a petition submission regarding the Busan Gupo Market Cruelty Case to the Korean Government’s e-people web site; it answered none of our concerns, made little sense and shifted responsibility to other Government offices. The reply was not what we should expect from any official main government-operated site that invites comment from the public, and especially not from the Government of such a wealthy, highly educated country. The least what we should expect is a reasonable, coherent and informed response to our legitimate concerns. Click HERE to learn more.

 

Gunpo hears us: Mayor Kim sends response

We received a response from the Mayor of Gunpo, resulting from one of our campaigns urging their Sister City, Belleville, Ontario, Canada to speak out against the illegal dog and cat meat industries in Gunpo. We currently have two other active Sister City campaigns against Gunpo– Clarksville, Tennessee, Grant County, Washington.

We very much appreciate Mayor Yoon-Joo Kim responding to us and what he says in his letter sounds very genuine. However, it does not contain any promise of affirmative action to end the illegal dog and cat meat industries operating in his city. But we still feel our campaign to be a success as the Mayor and his Government are now well aware that people from all over the world are monitoring them and they realize that we are not going away until the dog and cat meat trades are brought to an end. We are cautiously optimistic that the Mayor will put his words into action in any future policies and decisions he makes for the animals in his city. Click HERE to learn more.

 

Mayor Ro of Seoul Gangseo-gu responds

We received a response from Mayor Ro of Seoul Gangseo-gu regarding our campaign “Friendship City Campaign – Seoul Gangseo-gu, South Korea – Nottingham, United Kingdom”.

We had already closed this campaign but nevertheless, it had made a positive impact by raising awareness about this issue with the City of Nottingham, as well as making Seoul Gangseo-gu aware that we are campaigning against their dog meat industry. The mayor of Gangseo-gu had stated that they will “enhance PR efforts and administrative guidance to prevent animal abuse and unsanitary distribution practices in order to do everything we can within our power.” However, he doesn’t say that he will take steps to ban the illegal dog and cat meat trade. We must keep our pressure on their government to motivate them to take action to end the horrific dog meat trade. Click HERE to learn more.

 

President Moon Jae-In heard our voice, literally!

Big thank you goes out to Susan Song and everyone who participated in the peaceful protest ​in New York City on September 18th.

Dedicated preparation, hard work and persistence paid off really big yesterday. Susan Song, the organizer, and the volunteer activists were face to face with the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-In as he sat in his limousine in traffic on the streets of New York City.

Click HERE to watch the videos and photos from this momentous encounter. Our big thank you goes out to Susan Song and everyone who helped out!!

Click HERE to share this news!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EU: Supposed Enforcement Of Better Regulations Relating To African Swine Fever.

SAV Comment – lets hope they enforce this better than their own (EU) regulations regarding live animal transport – Reg 1/2005.

Animal Health

 

Animal Health: Commission updates veterinary measures to control African swine fever and avian influenza

 

Yesterday, Member States’ experts approved a Commission Implementing Decision relating to animal health control measures for African swine fever. The Decision, which amends Decision 2014/709/EU, reviews the control measures in place for ASF, to combat the spread of the disease.

The draft also updates the regionalisation for the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania in order to help control the spread of the disease.

Today, a Commission Implementing Decision on protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza also obtained a favourable opinion from the Committee. The Decision, which amends Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/247, updates the regionalisation measures due to new outbreaks of the disease in Italy.

The updated measures aim at protecting the EU single market from these serious contagious animal diseases. The Commission continues to follow the evolution of the epidemiological situation and adapts the measures accordingly.

 

For more information:

 

Serbia: Belgrade Authorities Contacted About Stray Dog Killing By Car Driver.

Update 19/9/17 –

Hi Mark,

This is proof  from VU Veterina Belgrade, that the firm that removes the corpse took the dog’s body under the bottom left-hand spot, the body of the dead dog

The dog is chipped and looking for the owner

The autopsy is mandatory by official duty in every case of  crime.

I insist on abduction-autopsy .

Thanks.

Regards

Slavica

 ODGOVOR

This is a receipt for the mail you sent to

<ranko.jerkovic@prvo.os.jt.rs> at 9/18/2017 6:17 PM

This receipt verifies that the message has been displayed on the

recipient’s computer at 9/19/2017 9:51 AM

 


 

Here is a photograph of a stray dog which was killed by the driver of a car in Belgrade.  As you can see from the photo; it appears that the driver of the car just walked away from the incident, leaving the animal under the wheels of the vehicle.

 

Slavica (EPAR) in Serbia; and also ourselves, have written to the Belgrade authorities to ask what actions they and the police are taking.  It is clear from the photo the vehicle details; so the police should have no problem identifying and contacting the driver / owner.

We have given the authorities until 30/9/17 to provide us with an update of actions.  If we have not heard anything back from them by then, we will have no option but to involve supporters.

 

Below are Slavica’s and our letters.

 

ParkiraoNaPsa16.9.2017.KP,OJT Beograd

SAV Belgrade letter 18 Sept.

 

Extra 18/9/17 – this type of animal abuse must not be allowed by a state (Serbia) wishing to join the EU.

We sent our letter to the EU (Enlargement Commissioner Hahn) – responsible for reviewing applicant member states.  We have now had confirmation that he has seen our letter.

Your message

To: HAHN Johannes (CAB-HAHN)
Subject: Belgrade Animal Incident.
Sent: 18 September 2017 18:17:55 (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

was read on 18 September 2017 18:39:46 (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris.

We now hope this puts additional leanings on the Belgrade authorities to act in a positive manner.

 

 

 

Catalonia (Spain) – Liberation from the EU ?

Dear Mark, because in two weeks the referendum for the independence of catalonia takes place, I wanted to write some thoughts about it.

Liberation from the EU

The Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont has announced that on 1 October 2017, a referendum on the independence of the Catalonia region from Spain will take place. The Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rahoy, illegally criminalized the vote of the Catalans and announced that he would go against the referendum “by all means”. Spanish media reports that the central government is planning to send 4,000 policemen to Catalonia to prevent the referendum.

On 1 October, on the day of the election, the officials are to seize urns and voting material. The prosecutor’s office in Spain has criminalized more than 700 mayors from the region of Catalonia and invited them to a hearing. Whoever does not come, is arrested. This is reminiscent of the old, black times of Franco, but does not surprise anyone. Because the majority of the People’s Party (Partido Popular), is nevertheless from the right corner.

“Can anybody in the Western world seriously believe that if 75 percent of the (Catalan) mayors are arrested, they help to solve the problem?” Asked Catalan Prime Minister Carles Puigdemont. All this is happening in an EU country, but the EU is silent, and ahead of all, the President of the EU Commission Juncker. He had announced a press conference on 12.09.2017, which he cancelled! Nevertheless, one can guess how Juncker thinks about the Catalan referendum.

He considers the idea of an independent Catalonia to be a complete nonsense. It would harm its EU politically and economically because an independent country is no longer a member of the EU. Juncker, of course, does not say such a thing, because the consequences of this press conference would be easily imaginable: the Catalan people would have placed alongside the enemy image Madrid the enemy image Brussels. In addition, Scotland could reinstate its independence efforts. That is why Juncker has canceled his press conference and the EU is silent. If their political and economic interest is in danger, then the EU is silent.

The Catalan Prime Minister, Carles Puigdemont, said: “If a majority vote with ‘yes’ at the referendum, we have probably deserved the right to be heard from such people as Mr Junker, for example. They are probably under pressure from Madrid, but I’ve said so many times, and I say it now, in a democracy, the right to ignore someone does not exist. “

But Juncker and his friend Rahoy, do not hold much of democracy. That is why I think that the best for Catalonia would be to leave not only Spain, but also the EU.

I want to finish my thoughts with a sentence from Assange:

@JulianAssange If today is a guide on Oct 1 Europe will birth a new 7.5m nation or civil war. Front page news English media hide. https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/907289458797674496 …

19:32 – 11. Sep. 2017

My best regards to you an all

Venus

 

 

 

 

The Girl Who Says Exactly How We Feel.

England:   ‘Tiger’ Joanna Krupa Visits Westminster to Call for Ban on Wild-Animal Circuses.

‘Tiger’ Joanna Krupa Visits Westminster to Call for Ban on Wild-Animal Circuses

 

Supermodel and activist Joanna Krupa posed as a tiger outside Westminster today to speak out for animals exploited in circuses and to urge the government to outlaw this cruel practice in England and Wales

“I’ve always loved and respected the importance the UK places on protecting animals – which is why I was so surprised to learn that wild-animal circuses are still allowed to tour in England and Wales,” said Joanna. “No animal should be forced to perform tricks for entertainment, and it’s time the British government put an end to this cruelty.”

Wild animals in circuses spend their lives confined to cramped cages and barren trailers as they’re carted up and down the country. Trainers bully them into performing confusing tricks, often beating them into submission if they don’t obey. Denied the opportunity to do anything that is natural and important to them, they frequently suffer from chronic health problems and psychological disorders – and many die prematurely.

 

Fortunately, wild-animal circuses are part of a dying industry, and more and more countries around the world are outlawing them. David Cameron promised to introduce a ban in England and Wales when he was Prime Minister but failed to do so, even though 94 per cent of respondents to a government consultation supported one. Scotland introduced legislation banning wild-animal circuses earlier this year, so there’s no excuse for England and Wales not to do the same.

 

What You Can Do

Please contact the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, and ask him to bring England and Wales in line with the many countries that have outlawed animal acts in circuses.

http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=53626

 

 

Past SAV posts on this issue: 

It has been a very long campaign, and not ended yet.

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/08/04/uk-new-chance-for-circus-animal-ban-but-your-help-required-re-public-consultation/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/03/02/uk-a-letter-to-mr-chope-the-helper-of-suffering-uk-circus-animals/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/02/28/uk-conservative-christopher-chope-obe-mp-talks-out-a-ban-on-the-use-of-animals-in-circuses-just-like-he-did-before-contact-your-mp-and-ask-why-they-work-for-you-you-are-not-their-servants/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/01/13/uk-sir-roger-moore-james-bond-to-prime-minister-its-past-time-to-ban-animal-circuses/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/05/02/uk-london-victory-39-rescued-circus-animals-returned-to-the-jungle/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/03/10/32552/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2014/10/18/uk-england-david-cameron-prime-minister-gives-2-fingers-to-94-of-british-public-and-blocks-a-ban-on-the-use-of-wild-animals-in-english-circuses/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2014/10/13/england-just-days-before-a-circus-animals-vote-in-parliament-deputy-pm-nick-clegg-does-a-u-turn-on-his-high-wire/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2014/10/07/england-the-use-of-wild-animals-in-circuses-could-be-10-days-away-please-take-action-now/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2012/11/30/uk-the-uk-government-jumps-through-hoops-to-accommodate-an-industry-it-has-consistently-failed-to-control-who-are-the-real-clowns-in-this-circus-fiasco/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2012/03/24/england-uk-wild-animal-ban-will-help-circus-industry-but-government-must-act/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2011/11/10/uk-england-what-the-majority-of-brits-want-uk-circus-owners-to-be-prosecuted-for-abuse-to-anne-the-elephant/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2011/06/21/uk-roll-up-roll-up-to-the-ugliest-show-on-earth-take-action-now-before-2306-and-call-your-mp-to-vote-for-a-ban-on-wild-animals-in-british-circuses/

 

 

 

 

 

USA: Ask Alaska Airlines To Stop Its Support Of Iditarod and Many Dog Deaths.

In just one week of the 2017 race—when temperatures hit 30 degrees below or colder for days at a time—five dogs died.

One got away from his handler and was hit by a car, another died of hyperthermia on a plane, and three others died on the trail, one likely from choking on his own vomit.

More than 150 dogs have been killed in the race’s history—not counting those who died during the year while kept on chains or who were killed because they lacked the rare speed and stamina necessary to make the cut.


Please join PETA in urging Alaska Airlines to end its sponsorship of this abusive race in which dogs are run to their deaths.


http://peta.vg/21xe

 

SAV recent post with video footage:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/08/20/iditarod-the-cold-truth-about-mans-best-friend-new-film-blows-the-lid-on-race-cruelty/