Stop the dog and cat consumption in South Korea – Newsletter and Actions.

Stop the dog and cat consumption in South Korea:


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USA: Macy’s Refuses To Stop Selling Fur – Take Action To Send Them A Message How You Feel About This !

As we are fully aware:

Animals on fur farms are deprived of food and water, confined to filthy cages, beaten, electrocuted, and gassed before they’re skinned and dismembered while still conscious and able to feel pain.

These cruel and cheap killing methods are used by fur farmers to cut costs—with little to no regard for the animals’ well-being.

This is what animals endure in the fur industry for clothing and accessories like those found at Macy’s, yet the company refuses to stop selling fur.

Whether it came from an animal on a fur farm or one who was trapped in the wild, every fur coat, trinket, and bit of trim caused a living, feeling being tremendous suffering—and took away a life.

With so many innovative and environmentally friendly vegan options available today, there’s no excuse to kill animals for clothing.


Please urge Macy’s to legitimize its claims of being an operation of “integrity” by leaving abused animals out of its stores.


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250 Puppies Dead – Maximum Sentence For The Dog Killer Beast – Petition and Others.

Known as “The dog killer beast”, Villegas must be processed by the electrocution of more than 250 puppies in the Canine Control Center of Tláhuac.
Criminally prosecute “The dog killer beast”
Addressed to: Head of Government of the CDMX José Ramón Amieva

One month after the “electrocution of more than 250 puppies” by Laura Barajas Villegas, Director of Canine Control of Tláhuac and known as “The dog killer beast”, as well as the joint responsibility of Arturo Medina, Delegational Chief in Tláhuac. In the face of these brutal and inhumane acts, we demand the full application of the “Animal Protection and Welfare Law”, established in the Political Constitution of the CDMX and other applicable regulations, which punish with “Prison sentences between 8 months and 2 years and fines of 30,000 to 60,000 thousand pesos, to those who injure animals for cruelty and abuse.” That no official is above the Law!

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Some other petitions to support:

Open a petition against the killing of stray dogs in Russia!

National Geographic Must Avoid Broadcast Programs of Animals Huntings

Stop using plastic for bottles and packaging

Boycott the tourism of Brazilians to Spain while there are bullfights

Give answers and solutions about the animal crisis in Venezuela

View ALL petitions at

Serbia: Serbia: animal welfare organisations BANNED from ‘public’ sessions to consider keeping fur farms.

SAV Comment – we have been working with ‘Respect for Animals’ for months now regarding this issue.  There are a great deal of lies given out by the Serbian Ministry over the amount of people that they think are employed in this business.  We have all the facts and they have been given to Respect.  The Serbians have had nearly ten years to do a phase out of the farming ready for the ban which was supposed to come in on 1st January 2019.  Suddenly now after nine and a half years of the phase out, the Serbian Ministry is saying that it will attempt to overturn the projected ban coming into force next year.  How typically Serbian government !! – we expected nothing more really, as this is what you get from a government of animal abusers.  We have experienced this for over a decade.

Serbia: animal welfare organisations BANNED from ‘public’ sessions to consider keeping fur farms


The fur industry has been lobbying the Serbian government ruthlessly, in a desperate attempt to keep the right to breed chinchillas in shocking fur farm conditions and avoid another embarrassing defeat. A public session has been arranged at the Serbian parliament on Tuesday 5 June to debate extending the proven cruelty of chinchilla fur factory farming.  Shockingly, in an affront to the most basic principles of democracy, animal protection organisations has been prevented from attending the ‘public’ session.

Serbia has passed legislation banning fur farming which comes into effect in January 2019. The ban is now at severe risk.

Chinchillas are the only animals kept for fur in Serbia. The intense battery cage system used on fur farms deprives chinchillas from the opportunity to express their natural behaviour – such as running and jumping – and causes severe welfare problems. International studies have shown behavioral disorders, such as stereotypies, pelt-biting and infant mortality, are highly common on chinchilla fur farms.

Learn more about welfare problems on chinchilla fur farms.

The public session about the fur farming ban is scheduled just two days prior to the Make Fur History expo, that will take place in Belgrade on Thursday, June 7.

The exhibition – that was launched in the European Parliament on January 23 and is now touring Europe – invites lawmakers and stakeholders to discuss the negative impact of fur farming on animals, the environment and local communities and shows the urgency for more national bans. Respect for Animals will be attending the event as part of the campaign to end chinchilla suffering at the hands of the barbaric fur industry.

With a 10-year phase-out period, Serbian fur farmers have been given the opportunity to transition to a more economically stable and sustainable industry. With less than one year left before the transitional period runs out, any change to the previously agreed upon legislation would raise serious questions regarding the Serbian legislative process.

We have already written to Serbian politicians and a joint letter from the international Fur Free Alliance has been delivered to the Serbian parliament.

As part of the Fur Free Alliance, Respect for Animals urges the Serbian government to stay true to its legislative commitment to ban the farming of animals for their fur, and save sentient beings from a cruel life and death.

Read the letter to the Serbian National Assembly.


Take Action Now

We need your help to sign our letter to the Serbian Embassy, urging the Serbian government to stay true to the Animal Welfare Act 2009 and end fur farming in 2019.





Yulin 2018 – Latst News.

As Yulin festival approaches, crowdsourced reporting of dog and cat meat illegality has saved dog lives across China

Thousands of dogs in cities all over China are estimated to have been saved as public outrage over illegality puts pressure on dog meat sellers.

China’s infamous Yulin dog meat festival will once again coincide with the summer solstice on June 21. Historically, the festival was believed to see the deaths of an estimated 10,000 dogs annually, and in recent years the number was reported to have dropped significantly to an estimated 1,000 canines losing their lives. However, throughout China, an estimated 10,000,000 dogs are killed annually as part of the dog meat industry.

Yulin is just the tip of the iceberg, accounting for as little as just 0.01% of dogs slaughtered for the meat industry in China annually.

In an effort to combat the massive number of dogs lost to the meat industry throughout China, global animal welfare non-profit Animals Asia has turned its focus to combatting the larger year-round dog meat industry that sees millions of dogs killed, rather than the isolated Yulin event that lasts just a couple of days and is responsible for a fraction of that number. The organisation’s philosophy is to empower concerned Chinese citizens to act against the illegality prevalent in the dog meat industry.

Only four months after Animals Asia launched an online platform empowering the Chinese public to report suspected illegal activities by restaurants serving dog and cat meat in their communities, the impact has potentially saved thousands of lives.

  • 200 dog meat restaurants in 101 cities reported to local government

  • 19 restaurants closed down

  • 16 given official warnings from the government

  • Thousands of dogs estimated to have been saved

Animals Asia’s Cat and Dog Welfare Director, Irene Feng said:

“Not only has the public been given a tool with which to defend their communities from the cruelty, theft and health risks associated with dog meat, the government has been given a helping hand in identifying the criminals, too. Whole communities have been empowered and animal lives have been saved.

“Now we want this to be a model for how the authorities in Yulin can deal with illegality during the summer solstice period of increased dog meat consumption. While the authorities have no power to stop the public from eating dog meat, they have a duty to apprehend those bringing illegally sourced dogs into the city without the required paperwork and health certificates, and they must also ensure all slaughter is carried out according to Chinese laws.”

Animals Asia’s online reporting service is available to users all over the country, including Yulin and surrounding areas. In the build up to the festival period, the platform will be pushed on Chinese social media while Animals Asia has once again written to the Yulin authorities urging them to crack down on dog meat-related illegality.

Animals Asia began reporting dog and cat meat restaurants suspected of operating illegally via a network of volunteers in 2016, before launching the online portal for public reports at the start of 2018.

Since 2016, the reports have resulted in a total of 204 restaurants either closing, ending dog meat sales or being given an official warning.

Feng said:

“While the Yulin event is deeply upsetting to all animal lovers, it nevertheless represents a tiny fraction of the annual dog meat consumption in China. Yet it takes up the vast majority of media attention and international concern. The success of our campaign shows how much more can be achieved when we redirect our resources strategically to the wider trade”

The city of Yulin authorities withdrew their endorsement of the Yulin festival in 2014 and today, no official event takes place in the city during the summer solstice. However increased levels of dog meat consumption continue as the public gathers to eat dog meat.


Ending Yulin won’t end dog meat eating, but ending dog meat eating will end Yulin

5 reasons the dog meat trade must end

Animals Asia Founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE said:

“Vital campaign work has been done in previous years to reduce consumption of dog meat during the festival and key strategic lobbying has also seen local authorities remove their backing. Now it continues unofficially – without government sanction – as friends come together to eat dog meat. The images of dogs crammed into cages are utterly horrifying, but it is happening every day of the year all over the country in hundreds of cities.

“Animals Asia will continue to focus holistically on the year-round trade: working with government, local charities and the public to increase awareness of the illegality and brutality inherent to the industry.

“To those who do continue to focus solely on Yulin, we say please do so without engaging in behaviours which damage the wider movement to end the dog meat trade country-wide.”

Targeting illegality

An in-depth report compiled in 2015 by Animals Asia, revealed illegality at every stage of the dog meat supply chain including widespread theft of dogs, flouting of the vaccinations requirement, a lack of health and proof of origin certificates, illegal transports and unsanitary slaughter.

The country has a recent and growing history of opposition to the dog meat trade, with the keeping of companion dogs gaining in popularity. As of 2017, there were reportedly 62 million registered dogs kept as companion animals in China.


Even in the areas where dog meat eating is most common – such as Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou and various locations in the northeast – an Animals Asia survey further revealed almost half of respondents had not eaten cats or dogs in the past two years. Of those who had, half again had eaten it only once or twice a year.

Outside of these “hotspots”, just 20% of people had eaten dogs in the last two years, with just 1.7% admitting to eating cats.

In 2016, proposed legislation to outlaw the industry received overwhelming support, with nearly nine million people voting for the proposal online, while an online poll in 2017 by China National Radio revealed 69% agree the dog and cat meat industries should be banned.

Links to some of our past posts re Yulin:

Yulin top story links 2018:




Vietnam: Stop The Bloody Boar Fights – Petition To Sign.


ACT NOW: Stop Bloody Boar Fights in Vietnam!

Shocking footage has emerged of a pack of dogs ripping a terrified boar limb from limb, as part of a LEGAL organised dog fight. Urgent animal protection laws are needed to end this savage cruelty. Sign the petition now!

Devastating footage on social media shows crowds cheering as an exhausted boar runs for his life. His screams of pain and fear can be heard as he is set upon by a pack of baying dogs… trained to kill.


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The footage has sparked outrage in Vietnam, but these organised ‘death battles’ – between dogs and boars fleeing for their lives are nothing new in Vietnam. One crowd member even commented, “We will continue doing it because it isn’t illegal.


And boar aren’t the only victims of this vicious blood sport…


Dogs used as killing-machines are treated as nothing more than sporting equipment. Often chained, mutilated, and treated cruelly to make them more aggressive.


Two years ago, the Vietnamese government passed its first Animal Health Law. Yet, there are currently no laws to protect animals from harm, or punish animal abusers.

When barbaric cruelty like these sick organised dog fights can go unpunished, and leave authorities powerless to act, urgent changes are needed…

Please, join us in calling on the Vietnam Government to update the law to include animal protection regulations, and strong punishments for those who commit acts of violence against animals.

Act now, call for urgent animal welfare laws in Vietnam. Please, sign the petition now…

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International: Stop Live Exports Day of Action – 14/6/18. See Below For More Details.


Dear Mark,


Stop Live Transport: International Awareness Day is just a month away, and the victims of this horrible trade need your voice.


End Europe’s live export shame


The European Commission is currently complicit in an appalling trade in live farm animals to Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa. Please tell the Commissioners to take action.


Petition link –

Animals exported from Europe may face extreme dehydration, exhaustion and hunger. Some collapse onto floors that are covered in faeces and urine, and risk being trampled by their companions. Those that survive may then face unimaginably horrific slaughter.

It is within the power of the European Commission – and the Commission alone – to propose legislation to end this suffering. Please call for an end to EU live exports today.

Take a stand on 14th June!


Thanks to a recent investigation by Animals Australia, the cruelty of live transport is making global headlines. Video footage of sheep in the belly of a transport ship, covered in blankets of faeces, or being cooked alive by sweltering temperatures, has shocked the world.

If you haven’t already done so, please click here to find out more.

You can join campaigners worldwide who will be raising their voices, in unison, to oppose this cruel trade.



If you’re based near London, UK, please join our rally in Parliament Square from 12:30-2.00pm. You can register your interest in the rally on Facebook.

Alternatively, check out our interactive map to find an event closer to home!

A huge thank you to everyone who’s already said ‘I’m in’ to Stop Live Transport: International Awareness Day, 14th June. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far – with events planned in over 30 countries!



No event near you? Why not organise your own! A candlelight vigil, a peaceful street rally or even an online demonstration – anything you can do will raise awareness of the cruelty of long distance transport.