China: Yulin 2018 Has Started. Early Data From UK Press – Graphic Pictures !

Yulin 2018 has now started.

We are giving links here to UK Press coverage of the first day of Yulin in China.

What you see / read is what you get – it is un edited by us.

WARNING – there are many graphic pictures.

 

Links:

 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/977695/Yulin-dog-meat-festival-pictures-China-lychee-dog-meat-festival-pictures

 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/977873/Yulin-dog-meat-festival-2018-why-are-animals-tortured-dog-meat

 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/977866/Yulin-dog-meat-festival-2018-facts-what-is-the-Yulin-dog-meat-festival

 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/976693/yulin-dog-festival-2018-yulin-slaughterhouse-pictures-latest

 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/977179/yulin-dog-festival-terrified-dogs-blood-soaked-hell-on-earth-blowtorches-dog-meat

 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/965466/Yulin-dog-meat-eating-festival-2018-slaughter-China-Diaz-Ricky-Gervais

 

 

 

 

Russia: World Cup Strays – Impounded In Shelters or Murdered ? – Your Views Please.

Regarding our recent post about stray dogs being killed in Russia for the lead up to the World Cup; there are reports that some of the photos used have actually been dogs killed in places such as Pakistan.

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2018/06/13/russia-119-million-british-pounds-to-be-spent-cleaning-up-russian-of-stray-dogs-ahead-of-the-world-cup/

 

Here is the link to an article which says this:

 

https://www.rt.com/news/430060-fake-russia-dog-cull/

 

Judging by the photo (above), it certainly does not look to us like Russia.  In our recent post it says:

Killing stray animals is a lucrative business in Russia. Companies compete for municipal contracts that pay a set fee per animal killed. According to reports, Yekaterinburg paid a municipal waste management company over $533,000 in December 2017 to capture more than 4,500 dogs. The Moscow Times reported that the dogs were held up to two weeks before being euthanized.

 

The article also states:

‘deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko ordered all 11 cities hosting World Cup matches to set up temporary shelters for stray animals. Municipal shelters were built in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kaliningrad, and Saransk, with foster centres being built in the rest of the cities. Some of these shelters can expect an influx of stray animals ahead of the tournament, many of whom will spend the remainder of their lives in overcrowded cages’.

 

So; temporary ‘shelters’ for stray dogs, or a policy of simply killing all that they round up and catch.  Who is to be believed with what they say ?

 

How do you feel about these stories ? –  please give feedback via the ‘leave a reply’ box at the end of the original article; or on this one.  SAV.

China: Yulin – Jills Blog and Video Footage – The Reality of the ‘Festival’.

Yulin starts 21st June 2018 – Finishes 30th.

Dog meat, Yulin and veganism: is there a double standard?

14 June 2018, 12:18PM

As the summer solstice brings world media attention back to China’s Yulin city for another cycle of dog meat industry coverage, some familiar debates will resume.

Many voices will argue that those who oppose the dog meat trade must also oppose all meat eating, or risk being labelled speciesist or hypocritical.

While some dismiss this argument as being like criticising the police for not putting out fires, it does also raise legitimate and interesting points which are very much worth considering.

While I’m happy to say I live a cruelty-free vegan lifestyle today, I haven’t always, and wasn’t born or raised vegan, but made a lifestyle choice over quite a number of years.

During these years I was deeply engaged in animal welfare: opposing the fur industry, bear bile farming and the dog meat trade among many other causes.

My engagement with these causes led me to found Animals Asia and our campaigning improved the lives of thousands of animals – from hundreds of bears rescued from the bile industry, to reduced demand for dog meat and the improved living conditions of animals in captivity.

Continue reading at  https://www.animalsasia.org/intl/social/jills-blog/2018/06/14/dog-meat-yulin-and-veganism-is-there-a-double-standard/

 

 

 

Yulin Dog Slaughter / Eating ‘Festival’ – Just One Week to Go. Starts 21/6.

2018 Lychee and Dog Meat Festival will begin on

Thursday 21st June

and ends on

Saturday 30th June

But, if you are a meat eating Westerner, then what is wrong, what don’t you like ?

Meat Dog, = Meat Pig, = Meat Chicken, = Meat Cow,

Maybe you should stop eating ALL meat before you turn on those who eat dog.  All is life.

 

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.

ACTION

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

 

Take action now – https://support.peta.org/page/5275/action/1?utm_source=PETA::E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert&utm_campaign=0618::veg::PETA::E-Mail::Rabbit%20Grocery%20Store%20Austin::::aa%20em::rs1&ea.url.id=89036

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!

Petition link – https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/we-demand-that-the-authorities-prosecute-this-woman-what-she-did-is-a-crime-and-must-be-punished-with-prison.html?utm_source=highlight&utm_medium=title&utm_campaign=campaign-p140618&uid=fd376f375efd72ffbb9b53f8573be892

 

Some other petitions to support:

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

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/open-a-petition-against-the-killing-of-stray-dogs-in-russia.html

National Geographic Must Avoid Broadcast Programs of Animals Huntings

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/national-geographic-must-avoid-broadcast-programs-of-animals-huntings.html

Stop using plastic for bottles and packaging

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/stop-using-plastic-for-bottles-and-packaging.html

Boycott the tourism of Brazilians to Spain while there are bullfights

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/boycott-the-tourism-of-brazilians-to-spain-while-there-are-bullfights.html

Give answers and solutions about the animal crisis in Venezuela

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/give-answers-and-solutions-about-the-animal-crisis-in-venezuela.html

View ALL petitions at  https://www.sosvox.org/en/petitions.html

14/6 – Today Is The Day – The Fight To End Global Live Exports.

Today is the day that people all around the world are uniting around a single goal – to end the long distance live transport of animals. We are sickened by the cruelty inflicted upon farm animals during these long and dangerous journeys. This is a global problem that deserves a global response.

Campaigners in over 30 countries are taking action, from Brazil to Australia, from Israel to Mexico. We’re thrilled that so many Compassion supporters are staging events today or at the weekend. If you’re not already on your way, it isn’t too late to join an event! And, even if you can’t be with us in person, you can still take action for farm animals.

You can take selfies wearing the downloadable animal masks and post them online using #StopLiveTransport

And don’t forget to share the petition against cruel live exports from the EU.

You can spread the word to friends and family using ciwf.org.uk/EULiveExports