Animal activists stage protest in Beijing against China’s barbaric annual dog meat festival which sees tens of thousands of canines beaten to death and cooked

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By TRACY YOU FOR MAILONLINE |

“Nobody will die if dog & cat are taken off the menu!!!”

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT 

  • Around 30 animal campaigners carried out the protest today in bid to stop Yulin dog meat festival in China
  • The controversial festival sees as many as 10,000 animals butchered and eaten on summer solstice  
  • A petition signed by over 11 million people has been submitted to the authority, animal charity claimed
  • During the event, activists called Yulin in rural Guangxi Province a ‘scumbag’ and ‘a total embarrassment’ to China
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A group of animal activists staged a protest today in Beijing in a bid to stop a Chinese dog-eating festival set to occur later this month.

This must stop: A group of around 30 animal activists staged a protest today in Beijing in a bid to stop the Yulin dog meat festival

The demonstration, initiated by three animal protection groups, submitted a petition allegedly signed by over 11 million people, calling on the Chinese authorities to end the Yulin dog meat festival.

The annual festival, which takes place in south China’s Guangxi Province, sees tens of thousands of animals beaten to death, cooked and sold on the market to celebrate summer solstice.

Around 30 activists carried out the protest outside of the Yulin government office as the petition was presented to the authority by three animal charities: Humane Society International, VShine and Beijing Mothers Against Animal Cruelty.

Pictures from today’s event show animal campaigners, many of whom brought their own pet dogs, holding signs saying ‘Scumbag of China’ in English and ‘Shame on Yulin’ in Simplified Chinese.

Wendy Higgins, the Director of International Media at Humane Society International, said over 11 million signatures had been collected worldwide through the internet to demand the festival to stop.

The petition also included signatures gathered by four other international animal welfare organisations. They are RaiseURPaw in Canada as well as the Duo Duo Project, Care2 and Avaaz from the United States.

The petition has been accepted by officials from the Yulin government in Beijing, according to Ms Higgins.

Peter Li, the China Policy Expert at Humane Society International, attended the protest in Beijing today.

Mr Li told MailOnline:

‘There was a huge presence of police, but our hand-in went very peacefully. It was a great feeling to join with our Chinese partner group activists in Beijing today, there was a tremendous sense of determination to get our voices heard to the global media, and to let the world know that many people across China want the brutal Yulin dog meat festival shut down.

He added: ‘We gave a show of strength and defiance against the dog thieves and the blatant animal cruelty, to say loudly – you will not steal our best friends! 

‘I hope that the authorities listen, they really should do as the strength of public upset about Yulin and the trade here in China is really growing.

‘Next stop for me is Yulin, where I have been a number of times before, for the grim task of visiting the slaughterhouses before the festival starts.’

329f258d00000578-0-image-a-62_1465547648595Sickening feast: Residents in Yulin tucked in their dinner made with dog meat during last year’s festival. Many of the animals, which were caged and beaten before being slaughtered, are thought to be stolen pets!

Xu Yufeng, founder of Beijing Mothers Against Animal Cruelty who were also present at the protest, said: ‘Yulin is a total embarrassment to China. 

‘Its failure to stop mass dog slaughter and mass dog consumption shows that the local authorities are not doing their job to protect the people, especially young children.

‘We urge the Yulin authorities to stand on the right side of history and to end the “festival” in the interests of public security, food safety, social morality and China’s reputation.’ 

Another member of the protesters, Pan Danyang from China-based small animal protection group VShine, said:

‘This is the third year of our participation in the nation-wide campaign against the Yulin dog meat festival. ‘Since we have over the last few years helped accommodate dogs rescued from the dog meat trade, we know Yulin’s dog meat market relies on dogs from suspicious sources. ‘I hope that Yulin authorities will take actions to stop the dog trucks from going into their city so that the mass slaughter on the summer solstice day won’t happen.’

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Visitors play with rescued dogs at a shelter ran by Yang Xiaoyun in Tianjin, China, July 8, 2015. Yang said she spent 300,000 RMB (48,248 USD) to purchase 500 dogs to rescue them from dog meat dealers at Yulin’s annual dog meat festival last month. She keeps more than 1,000 dogs in her shelters, mostly abandoned or she purchased from dog meat traders. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

 

To learn more & signn other petitions, please visit the following, just a handful of sites that contain very informative material:-

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3634923/Animal-activists-stage-protest-Beijing-against-China-s-barbaric-annual-dog-meat-festival-sees-tens-thousands-canines-beaten-death-cooked.html

 

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Graphic Video of Horse Slaughter In Russia Goes Viral: Leads To Face Book Event & Petition

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“My sincere apologies, this should have been posted several days ago, when I first learnt about it; but as usual, pain stopped me from completing it on time. Some of you have probably heard of this brutal video doing the rounds on the internet, some may have even tried to watch the graphic video! However, I’m posting this to achieve more signatures for the petition & to invite people to join the Face Book Event; written & posted by Julie Jo on Facebook.” 

“With regard to Face Book Events, some people may misunderstand the actual meaning & think they have to attend the event in person! True, some FB Events are arranged to hold meetings or protests etc. for people who live local to that event area. But the majority of Events, are simply invites, from FB friends, (in this case Julie) to promote such things as petition signing & emailing pre-written letters; all of which are usually to be sent or completed by a certain date! That’s what this Event invite is about;  signing petitions & sending a pre-written letter to the email addresses provided!!”

“Here is one of the first actual news post’s that I have seen regarding the video, of which the links to the petition & video are provided within, but I will post separately to ensure they are seen.”

After a video showing violent killing of horses in a Russian slaughterhouse was posted to YouTube last month, an online petition has been launched to ask for stopping the cruelty.

Warning: Extremely Graphic Video content. Viewer’s discretion strongly advised. Please Do Not watch the video if you are sensitive to scenes of violence or torture.

The video, posted on February 26, bears the title “Russian Race Horses Brutally Slaughtered for Sausage” and comes with the warning of having very graphic content. The video description reads: “The world needs to see the extreme brutality horses are suffering in Russia.” Horses in the video are shown hammered on their heads repeatedly with sledgehammers inside the slaughterhouse as they drag themselves about the place.

“This is the most inhuman act I have ever witnessed,” reads the petition letter on Change.org, addressed to the Delegation of the European Union to Russia. “Every horse slaughterhouse I’ve seen has been violently abusive and this is beyond comprehension.”

The petition has received close to 9800 signatures to date and aims at getting over 10, 000 more to reach its goal of 20, 000 signatures in support of the cause.Earlier this month, Seattle Pi published a story about animal rights advocates’ condemnation of the recent legislature in Oklahoma that would allow the slaughter of horses for human consumption.

As noted by the Activist Post, producing horse meat has legally remained banned in the US since 2007, though early this month it was reported that USDA was set to allow horse slaughter in the US, starting with a New Mexico horse slaughterhouse in the next few months.

News Linkhttp://www.digitaljournal.com/article/345913#ixzz2NvKdYhYP

“There isn’t much known about the video location, or the date the it was taken, only that it was taken somewhere in a Russia. When long time animal advocate, Julie Jo saw the video, she immediately decided to make a petition; due to the horrific & brutal content. Where ever this slaughter-house is in Russia, something has to be done & fast…hence the petition & FB Event. Horses have always been a part of my life, so I knew it wouldn’t be easy to watch the video…it took me several attempts, to actually look at the screen, the audio was bad enough. Now, having seen & spilled many tears over it, I have to say, it is the most brutal, savage, gruesome & most distressing video, of horse slaughter I have ever seen; it quite simply can’t & shouldn’t be allowed to carry on, in a civilised society!!”

“Therefore this video has to be exposed, people must be educated & made aware of the horrific & Neanderthal techniques used to stun & kill horses. For those who can’t watch the video, of which I suspect there are many, I will try to explain the content, which is still very distressing to read. But the only way to get this stopped; is by getting the right peoples attention. So please, will you help by signing the petitions & emailing the letter below.”

“The quality of the video isn’t very good (which I’m thankful for) this could suggest, the video may have been taken several years ago; it is also very noisy. One can see several horses, in a concrete building, some stood around waiting to be slaughtered, others already down & bleeding out. Other horses not yet unconscious or down, are trying to get back up, yet slipping in all directions; due to the blood soaked floor of their fellow equines. Men wait with sledgehammers or axes (turned to use the wooden part of the head) for the next horses to be walked in. There are horses waiting near what looks like a gated area, who are in full view of what is happening! There appears to be no order or process to the system, nobody is wearing aprons, gloves or the usual attire associated with a legal slaughter-house; this could mean this is not a legitimate slaughter-plant.”

“The bewildered & frightened horses, are each lead to one of the heartless bastards, who with little thought or aim, uses brute force to smash the sledgehammer or axe into the horse’s head. There is no skilled technique, nor restraints used, to hold the horse’s head still. Horses being flight animals, constantly shift position, trying to escape the blow’s of the hammer. One of the horses with a rope around its neck, is wrapped around a post & pulled tight, the horse can be heard gasping as the rope around his neck gets tighter, he can’t move as freely now, so another aim is taken. Few go down with the first poorly aimed blow, which results in the dazed & confused horses, trying to take flight again. They try in vain to stand, only to be repeatedly bludgeoned about the head, until they go down. The second they are down, their throats are slit; meaning they could still be fully conscious, when bled out!” 

“The following is a Face Book Event, written by Julie Jo; simply copied & pasted to here!”

This is QUICK and SIMPLE guys

Please send the sample letter to the provided contacts and sign petitions. Share this event as far and wide as possible.

Thank you for your participation. Julie Jo

Letter will be sent to:
Delegation of the European Union to Russia, EU Member States embassies in Moscow, Human Rights Focal Point, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Vladimir Putin, Martin Schulz, EU@UN social media webmaster, the EU@UN headquarters in NY and Nationwide Media

PLEASE SIGN THE FOLLOWING:

Now, please copy & paste the following email addresses into the “TO”  section of a new email; then copy & paste the sample letter below into the body of your email & send; don’t forget to add your name.

NEWSMANAGER@FOXNEWS.COM, poter1996@yandex.ru, len@cspa.spb.ru, kotyonok9@rambler.ru, vita-russia@yandex.ru, grina@pm.convex.ru, trikitainfo@yandex.ru, shila.patel@eeas.europa.eu, moskau-ob@bmeia.gv.at, bulemrus@bolgaria.ru, moscow@embassy.mzv.cz, emb.moskva@mfa.ee, embassymoscow@dfa.ie, embassy.russia@mfa.gov.lv, moscou.amb@mae.etat.lu, mos@minbuza.nl, moscovo@mne.pt, emb.moscow@mzv.sk, moscow@britishembassy.ru, moscow@diplobel.fed.be, moscowembassy@mfa.gov.cy, mowamb@um.dk, sanomat.mos@formin.fi, emb@mosk.diplo.de, mission.mow@kum.hu, embitaly.mosca@esteri.it, amb.ru@urm.lt, moskwa.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl, ambasada@orc.ru, vmo@gov.si, ambassaden.moskva@foreign.ministry.se, info@svfk.mcx.ru, DELEGATION-RUSSIA-HRFOCALPOINT@eeas.europa.eu, Delegation-Russia@eeas.europa.eu, delegation-new-york@eeas.europa.eu, vita-russia@yandex.ru, helen@cspa.spb.ru,

SAMPLE LETTER:

SUBJECT: Your Assistance Is Needed

To Whom It May Concern:

There is a video which has gone viral across the world of horses being slammed in the head with hammers. It comes from a film taken at a horse slaughterhouse in Russia. People concerned with animal welfare have seen this and a team of international animal activists will make sure everyone else does too. There is no law in Russia about the status of animals and we are requesting that you adopt such a law on the domestic, farm and wild animals.

These violent attacks on animals is beyond cruelty. This you cannot deny.

Here in this video link you will see the torture these horses endure:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=K55sIk-c5Hk

I believe after witnessing the acts for yourself you find it within your power to bring an immediate halt to such vicious actions.

Sincerely

(YOUR NAME)

CONTACT LINKS:- “Are just web pages that have their own email client, so all you have to do is fill in the details requested, then just copy & paste the above letter into the pre-addressed email & send, please remember to sign the letter first!” 

http://eng.letters.kremlin.ru/send

https://www.secure.europarl.europa.eu/aboutparliament/en/cites.html

Last name, first name, street number, zip code, country, phone, email….http://russische-botschaft.de/servicemenu/kontakt.html

Russian Federation Washington DC
2650 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 298-5700
Fax: (202) 298-5735

MEDIA CONTACTS: “Are also web pages that have their own email client, so all you have to do is fill in the details requested, then just copy & paste the above letter into the pre-addressed email box. For FB contacts, please just click on the page link, click the “message” link near the top of the page, & copy the letter into it; just as you would normally when sending a message to a FB friend” 

Jane Velez Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jane-Velez-Mitchell/112718642114388

Jane Velez Show: http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?106

CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/feedback/tips/

CNN: https://www.facebook.com/cnninternational

ABC7NEWS: https://www.facebook.com/abc7news

CBS Morning: https://www.facebook.com/CBSThisMorning

CBS Evening: https://www.facebook.com/CBSEveningNews

CNN Connect the World: https://www.facebook.com/CNNconnect

60 Minutes: https://www.facebook.com/60minutes

USA TODAY: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday

CBS: http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/feedback/fb_news_form.shtml

USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/contactus/

“I wrote to World Horse Welfare regards the video & received the following reply; please note: the above letter has already incorporated the website addresses from the link below (so please don’t include them again)”

Dear Jules,

Many thanks for taking the time to get in touch with us about this.  We are absolutely disgusted by the terrible abuse shown in this footage and deplore such abhorrent treatment.

People who know and love horses are especially aware of what sensitive, social and intelligent creatures they are, which makes the appalling actions shown in this clip all the more reprehensible.

We are getting in touch with our contacts in Russia to make them aware of the practices reported to be taking place in slaughterhouses there and ask for improvements.

We would strongly encourage you to also contact an animal welfare society which is based in Russia and approved by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

The following link will take you to the contact details of a list of such societies: http://www.wspa.org.uk/members/findmember/MemberSocietyForCountry.aspx?country=Russia&country_go.x=3&country_go.y=4

I hope the above information is helpful for you and thank you again for taking the time to contact us about it.

Best regards,

Jamie Walker

Communications Assistant – World Horse Welfare

“If anyone knows the Russian dialect being spoken on the video & can understand what is being said or has any other information that can help find this slaughter-house in Russia, please contact Julie Jo, on the Face Book Event page:-https://www.facebook.com/events/515641068481409/?fref=ts

“The more information we have, the better chance we stand of getting this brutal Horse slaughter, brought to the attention of the relevant governing bodies; who can stop it or at the very least ensure standards are brought into line, with other slaughter houses. No animal, especially horses, deserves to be bludgeoned to death!!

Russian Race Horses Brutally Slaughtered for sausage.WARNING VERY GRAPHIC.

Published on 26 Feb 2013

THE WORLD NEEDS TO SEE THE EXTREME BRUTALITY HORSES ARE SUFFERING IN RUSSIA. THIS IS STRICTLY TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE SUFFERING AND TORTURE OF HORSES IN RUSSIA.
PLEASE SHARE WIDELY FOR AWARENESS !! RETIRED RACE HORSES ARE SLAUGHTERED IN RUSSIA ! Published on Feb 24, 2013Retired from the races and runs, culled from the stud farms, “wrung out” after the horse rental business is just waiting for slaughter. The structure of many meat products added minced horses … In order to reduce the price of the final product, to make it less fat, etc. But the manufacturer does not advertise his secret lovers of the final product, to make it less fat, etc. But the manufacturer does not advertise his secret lovers meatballs

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