Help Stop The Consumption Of Dogs & Cats In Asia

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“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages” ~ Thomas A. Edison

WARNING THE FOLLOWING VIDEO IS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC, VIEWER DISCRETION, STRONGLY ADVISED

For Petitions, News, Statistics, Videos & How to help etc. visit PTROA:-

Stand By Animals In China And Thailand, Philippines, Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, VietNam:http://www.ptroa.co.il/petition/index.php

“If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” ~Albert Einstein

Frequently asked questions about the law &  dog eating in Korea – By Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA):- http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=111

What you can do & how you can help:-

  • Boycott
  • Petitions
  • Wright to South Korean Government (Sample letters)
  • Write to South Korean Companies (Sample Letters)
  • Write, post comments, tweet to International Organisations  (Contact info, sample letter)
  • Ask News Media to report this issue (Links)
  • Boycott Winter Olympics (Petitions, sample letters)
  • Write to President Obama (Email addresses)
  • Donate
  • Participate
  • Write to your local News paper (Sample letter)
  • All the above at:-http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=107

Image & more information from:- http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=217

 Contacts For Protest – S. Korean Government
 Contacts For Protest – S. Korean Companies

Along with sample letters:-http://koreandogs.org/?page_id=3743

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Dolphin ban has zoos worried

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Parliament’s decision to ban the import of dolphins and whales has been welcomed by supporters of animal rights, but zoos are concerned that the change to Switzerland’s animal protection law could lead to arbitrary legislation.

When the issue was previously voted on in March, the House of Representatives opted for a ban on the keeping of dolphins in addition to the import ban. The chamber has now aligned itself with the more moderate Senateposition.

Artificial dolphins will soon be the only ones left in Switzerland. (Keystone)

Veteran animal rights lawyer Antoine Goetschel welcomed the decision. “It’s a good starting point. In this case an import ban has about the same consequences as a ban on keeping dolphins,” he told swissinfo.ch.

“It’s a good measure as well because it complies with the Swiss constitution, which is unique in protecting animals’ dignity,” he added.

Double death

The debate about the dolphins’ destiny was sparked by publicity surrounding the deaths of two of the animals in the space of a week at the Connyland theme park in northeastern canton Thurgau last November.

The cause of the mammals’ deaths has not been clearly established, although antibiotics were thought to have played a role. In total eight dolphins died at Switzerland’s only dolphinarium within three years.

The news of the dolphins’ deaths last year came as a revision of the animal protection law was before parliament.

Amongst other amendments to the law, parliament had already voted on changes to include a ban on the trade in dog and cat fur.

Read the rest of this news :-http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_news/Dolphin_ban_has_zoos_worried.html?cid=32798214

The heart-breaking images of 1,000 dogs stuffed into cages to be sold as meat… but they’ve been rescued

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13 August 2011

They were destined to be cooked and eaten, but these suffering dogs luckily escaped their gruesome fate.

Police in Thailand rescued more than 1,000 of the animals from tiny cages when they intercepted four trucks attempting to smuggle them out of the country.

The dogs -stacked high in scores of crates – were being transported to Vietnam as officers swooped in two raids in Nathom and Si Songkhram districts near the border with Laos.

Saved: Scores of dogs crammed into tiny cages were rescued by police as they were being smuggled out of Thailand into Vietnam where they would have been sold for their meat

Livestock officials in Nakhon Phanom confirmed 1,011 dogs were being looked after at a government shelter.

Another 119 died from suffocation in the cramped cages or when they were thrown into the trucks as the fleeing traffickers tried to speed away.

Two Thai men and a Vietnamese man have been charged with trafficking and the illegal transportation of animals.

If convicted the accused face a maximum one-year jail sentence and a fine of up to 20,000 baht ($670)

The dogs were to be taken across the Mekong river in Laos. Prices for stray dogs and pets in rural Thai villages can reach as much as  $33 an animal.

Too late to be saved: Many of these dogs died from suffocation in the tiny cages

13 COUNTRIES WHICH STILL EAT DOG MEAT

Thirteen countries around the globe still eat dog meat.They are: China, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Polynesia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Arctic and Antarctic

China: Although the Chinese were the first to domesticate the dog and keep them as pets, dog meat has been a source of food from at least the time of Confucius, and possibly even before.

Indonesia: Eating dog meat is usually associated with people from the Batak Toba culture, who cook a traditional dish named saksang that is like a dog-meat stew.

Meat for sale: Market traders with live ducks that will be for the potMeat for sale: Market traders with live ducks that will be for the pot

Mexico: Dogs were historically bred for their meat by the Aztecs. These dogs were called itzcuintlis, and were often pictured on pre-Columbian Mexican pottery.

Philippines: In the capital city of Manila,the law specifically prohibits the killing and selling of dogs for food except in certain circumstances including research and animal population control.

Polynesia: Dogs were historically eaten in Tahiti and other islands of Polynesia at the time of first European contact in 1769.

Taiwan: Dog meat in Taiwan is particularly eaten in the winter months, especially black dogs, which are believed to help retain body warmth.

Korea: Gaegogi literally means ‘dog meat’ in Korean. Gaegogi, however, is often mistaken as the term for Korean soup made from dog meat, bosintang. The distaste felt by dog lovers, particularly from the West, has made this dish very controversial.

Switzerland: According to a Swiss newspaper report in 1996, the Swiss rural cantons of Appenzell and St. Gallen are known to have had a tradition of eating dogs, curing dog meat into jerky and sausages, as well as using the lard for medicinal purposes.

Vietnam: Dog meat is eaten throughout Vietnam. To many Northerners, it is a popular, if relatively expensive, dinnertime restaurant meal.

Arctic and Antarctic: Dogs have historically been an emergency food source for various peoples in Siberia, Alaska, northern Canada, and Greenland. Sled dogs are usually maintained for pulling sleds, but occasionally are eaten when no other food is available.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2025402/The-heart-breaking-pictures-1-000-dogs-stuffed-cages-sold-meat–theyve-rescued.html#ixzz1slqWZhyW

Freedom! Switzerland Bans Dolphins in Captivity

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This barbaric act—forcing dolphins to perform tricks for food—will be outlawed in Switzerland, following the country's decision to ban dolphins in captivity. (Photo: Tambako the Jaguar / Flickr)

In a major victory for dolphins and dolphin advocates, Switzerland’s House of Representatives has voted to outlaw the keeping of dolphins in aquariums or for entertainment purposes.

The Swiss Senate also banned the importation of dolphins going forward, meaning that the three dolphins currently “living” in Connyland, the country’s only dolphinarium, will not be replaced when they die, reportsSwissInfo.

 “We’re very excited about it,” says Mark Palmer, in an exclusive interview with TakePart. He is the Associate Director of Earth Island Institute’sInternational Marine Mammal Project.

“The grassroots group Ocean Care deserves a great deal of credit for working on this for many years, working with Ric [O’Barry, of The Cove] in Switzerland. We also think that Ric’s appearance last year during the Bambi Awards, which aired in Germany and Switzerland, and in which he said, ‘Don’t buy a ticket to these shows’ played a big part.”

The ban comes in the wake of two dolphin deaths last year at Connyland, an amusement park in Lipperswill.

Autopsies conducted in mid-January revealed that eight-year-old Shadow and 30-year-old Chelmers died from brain damage after overdosing on antibiotics.

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Their deaths, which occurred days apart last fall, ignited international outrage after it was at first suspected that they were poisoned by hallucinogens thrown into their enclosure by ravers. Shortly before their deaths, a two-day techno party was held on the grounds of the amusement park.

Switzerland joins Norway, Luxembourg, Slovenia, and Cyprus as countries that ban dolphins in captivity.

In the boundless waters of the open ocean, a free, wild dolphin can live up to 50 years. A caged dolphin, on the other hand, circles its tiny tank without purpose—often to the point of depression and suicide. Even in the largest aquarium facilities, captive dolphins have access to less than 1/10,000 of 1 percent (0.000001) of the swimming area available to them in their natural environment. Compare this to the fact that some wild dolphin pods can swim up to 100 miles a day hunting for food, and you’ll begin to grasp why holding one captive in a tank amounts to nothing more than the cruel deprivation of basic cetacean rights.

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