Graphic Media: TweetStorm And Petitions To Help Close THE 2015 DOG AND CAT EATING FESTIVAL

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Apologies for delay, no internet & usual pain!! POSTING FOR & ON BEHALF OF THE FOLLOWING TO BRING AWARENESS TO THIS HORRIFIC FESTIVAL (all material, sites & petitions copied with permission from #‎StopYuLin2015‬   Stop Yulin Dog & Cat Meat Festival 2015 – 停止榆林狗與貓肉節2015


Today (1/19) we are asking you to push a little bit harder and write a letter to the Chinese government. We have put together a letter, kindly explaining our utter disgust at the YuLin dog and cat meat festival and also how tourism will be hit hard as word is spreading across the internet. We have translated the letter into Chinese as this will be most effective, the English version is for your reference only. Of course you are more than welcome to draft and mail your own letter!
You will need to copy and paste the letter into an email, remembering the add your name and address at the top and add your name, city, state, and country at the bottom.

Link to CHINESE letter:

Link to letter in English/Dutch/German/Spanish (Ref only):

We thank you for your constant support and for taking this direct action to ‪#‎StopYuLin2015‬.


(Must be that date, do not use the #tag before the 21st)

21/01/2015 Tweets List to post on Twitter:-


Stop Yulin Dog & Cat Meat Festival 2015 – 停止榆林狗與貓肉節2015


** A FRIENDLY REMINDER **For all those planners and organizers out there, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, is the date for our next BIG tweet storm. Mark your calendars, set your alarms or put a post-it on your computer monitor. See the poster for the time schedule. If you’re not sure how to convert it to your time-zone, please leave us a message and one of us will get back to you.Also, if you are looking for additional ways to help us spread the word about Wednesday’s tweet storm, starting today (Monday), could you please tweet the following message to YOUR individual followers on your Twitter account, that would really help us create even more awareness.

Here’s the message to copy & paste to your Twitter followers:-

‪#‎StopYuLin2015‬ needs you. Pls join me on Wed.1/21 -help end the YuLin Dog Meat Festival. RT!

Bringing a permanent end to this festival is going to take a global push and we have 3 months to work jointly letting YuLin city know that we don’t like what they’re doing to the cats & dogs in and around their city.

 Stop Yulin Dog & Cat Festival 2015 


The last set of petitions & tweet links

  14. The tweetsheet link for petitions against the Yulin dog & cat eating festival #stopYulin2015

Information about the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Here is a list of the various levels of corruption I found connected to the festival:


“An animal rights lawyer in Beijing said that official claims that all dogs are bred by local dog farmers is false. An Xiang said according to research there are no such farms and that all dogs are abducted from the streets.”

“It is thought most dogs are pets or strays abducted from streets. Vendors then buy them for around nine yuan (85p) and sold for 25 yuan. People who steal the dogs make the biggest profits of all, the news agency said.



“Some of the animal thieves broke Criminal Law using weapons to threaten residents to hand over their dogs,” Li said.



“Another risk factor highlighted is poor food safety. Liu Lang, director of the Beijing Small Animal Veterinary Association said butchers slaughtering the dogs are at risk of rabies, while the meat is not properly quarantined or inspected, increasing the chance of food safety problems.” 


“While a quarantine regulation on dogs and cats was introduced by the Ministry of Agriculture last year, meaning all cats and dogs had to be quarantined before transport, this is rarely observed, he added.”



“Li said there were no dog farms or slaughterhouses that safely produce dog meat: “I was told there are four major workshops that produce dog meat in the city. I visited them and found all of them had no business licences or certificates.”



“Medical staff have been banned from attending the dog meat festival by health authorities from three local hospitals: “According to the directive issued by higher authorities, hospital staff are prohibited from having dog meat at food stalls, restaurants or hotels in Yudong and Fumian districts,” the notice read.”



“According to South Morning China Post, local restaurants have been ordered to cover the word, dog, on signs to appease protesters: “Food safety authorities told us to change our signboards due to the objection of certain dog lovers,” staff members reportedly said.” 


*LOCAL YULIN GOVERNMENT STILL CULPABLE*IT’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL TO NOT PROTECT YOUR CITIZENS“In Yulin, local authorities have stressed that they had no hand in organizing the controversial dog fest.


Conclusion: Corruption is flagrant and decimating China’s cats and dogs ruins China’s reputation, threatening their economy.

Conclusion: The YDMF is detrimental to the social and moral development of China’s citizens.

Conclusion: China needs to develop animal welfare laws and not use the YDMF to “clean-up” their stray cats and dogs.

Conclusion: Allowing the YDMF to continue, contravenes the Chinese Constitution and other laws and administrative regulations because every aspect of the YDMF is illegal and makes China look bad in the world’s eyes. There is more to this festival than China’s ability and freedom to eat cats and dogs and the  false health benefits derived from part-taking in the consumption of cat and dog meat, but the festival enables corruption to run rampant throughout China and its bordering countries, like Vietnam.It is imperative to the people of China, specifically for the prosperity of their children, for the good of their social and moral development and the benefit of good health, that the local YuLin government be encouraged to cancel the festival.

Here is additional information on the YuLin Dog Meat Festival:

Here is the link to our FB page:

News Link:

16 January

Tuesday, 1/13/2015 the “YuLin, Hell On Earth For Cats & Dog” You Tube video, demonstrating the cruelty cats and dogs go through prior to the festival, was posted.Today, 3 days later, it has been viewed 500 times. And the world does not like what it sees going on In China with the complete heartless exploitation of cats and dogs.Please stay with us as we continue to march on toward the June 21st festival date. Thank you for sharing the video. We all must continue creating awareness about this horrid festival.Collectively with our united international voices, we can #StopYuLin2015!!

Stop Yulin Dog & Cat Meat Festival 2015 – 停止榆林狗與貓肉節2015

Please don’t look away from our video. The cats and dogs of YuLin need our global voices to defend them from the slaughter.

We ask for your time, not your money. Won’t you please join our campaign to help end the intolerable suffering of the cats and dogs in YuLin, China?


Published on 13 Jan 2015

The annual YuLin Summer Solstice Dog Eating Festival takes place on June 21st, in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China.

This video demonstrates the cruelty cats and dogs go through prior to the festival. Their journey to the festival is wrought with much pain and agony. Because there are no animal welfare protection laws in China, saving them from the sordid dog meat trade (DMT) is difficult. The owners of stolen pets have no recourse either because laws are not broken.

Take action with us to help permanently remove cat and dog meat from the Yulin Festival in China.
Join us on Facebook at for ways to get involved in preventing further torment.
You can also follow us on Twitter @StopYuin2015.

Stop Yulin Dog & Cat Meat Festival 2015 – 停止榆林狗與貓肉節2015

Good evening/morning to all our wonderful followers to ‪#‎StopYulin2015‬. As the countdown continues towards the June 21st deadline, and this past Tuesday tweet sheet being a huge success with 9719 tweets going out for all the dogs and cats that suffer, we thought we’d ask our followers to get involved in the creation of the monthly sheet!

We are asking for you to come up with amazing tweets and we will put them on the February 21st tweet storm sheet. Also, remember along with your tweet to include any pictures you would like added. All we ask is to please do not submitted any tweets threatening to boycott China or hate tweets. We must always remember the good people in China that are fighting for this cause along with us.

To those that have never used twitter, it’s restricted to 140 characters, a picture counts for 23 characters and don’t forget to add handles to any tweets you want to go to someone in specific.

We are inspired by all the wonderful people involved with helping to #StopYulin2015 and we know you can do this! We are excited to see what all of you come up with so please send your tweets to us in a direct message, all tweets are kept secret until the time of the storm :0 Just click on the Stop Yulin Dog & Cat Meat Festival 2015 link and it will take you to the Group page and you can direct message us there.

So get your thinking caps and your tweets on!! Deadline for tweets is February 1st and once again, a huge thank you for all your hard work in helping to stop the torture and suffering of these beautiful dogs and cats that are victims of this horrible festival.

NB We use a different # for each monthly storm to enhance chances of trending – for your submitted tweets use – #stopyulin2015 – however we will adjust that to our chosen # when inputting it into the tweetsheet. Thanks so much

News Link:

10h10 hours ago HUGE success 🙂 & Friday Favour is out … TYSM ReTweet! X


Women Charged In Dogs Death In Hot Car At Baltimore Hotel

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“I bet she didn’t go for 19 hours without food or water whilst in the hotel. Stupid bxxxh should be banned from owning any further animals; if that’s how little she thinks of them!”

A 62-year-old woman from Virginia was arrested after police discovered two dogs which had been locked inside of her vehicle for 19 excruciating hours, reported Monday’s Baltimore Sun. 

Sharon Mulachy. Picture Courtesy of

On Saturday, authorities were alerted to the presence of two dogs who were locked inside of Sharon Mulcahy‘s Ford Fusion, which was parked outside of a Best Western in a Baltimore, Md., suburb.

One of the dogs, a six-year-old poodle named “Missy,” was already dead by the time that the car was opened. The other dog, a 10-year-old poodle named “Bear,” was still alive and hiding beneath the steering column.

Temperatures on Saturday were hovering in the mid-90’s and the interior of the car was described as “scalding.” Mulcahy had left a window slightly cracked, but the outside temperatures were far too hot for the opening to be of any benefit.

According to the police report, Mulcahy had checked into the hotel around 8 p.m. on Friday, leaving her small dogs locked inside of the vehicle without any food or water.

Hotel employees noticed the dogs on Saturday afternoon and contacted the authorities.

Mulcahy was arrested and is facing six counts of animal cruelty and two counts of restraining a dog without shelter or food and water.

The surviving dog was taken to BARCS for care.

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Zoo Head Found Guilty in Wallaby Death

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Judge rules Meghan Mogensen acted inhumanely euthanizing an injured animal last winter.

Reston Zoo Director Meghan Mogensen – accused of inhumanely euthanizing an injured wallaby – was found guilty by a Fairfax County General District judge Friday on counts of animal cruelty and possession of a controlled substance.

After a one-day bench trial, Judge Ian O’Flaherty sentenced Mogensen, 26, to a $1,000 fine and 30 days in jail on the animal cruelty charge and a $250 fine and suspension of her driver’s license for six months on the drug count. Both of the charges are misdemeanors.

Meghan Mogensen

“This was a cruel method of killing an animal,” O’Flaherty said.

Mogensen, who lives in Silver Spring, did not speak in her own defense nor did she comment when the judge asked if she had anything to say upon sentencing. Her attorney, Caleb Kershner, said they will appeal, which means there will likely be an additional, new trial in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

The charges stemmed from a Jan. 26 incident at the zoo. Ashley Rood, then the zoo’s general curator, noticed that Parmesan, an adult male Parma wallaby, had a severe injury to his left eye.  Rood and another employee put Parmesan in a plastic crate to bring him inside for an examination, but the animal injured himself further by hopping inside the crate, Rood said on the stand.

The wallaby’s eye was then bleeding profusely and leaking fluid, and the eye appeared ruptured and bulging out of its socket, she said.

“I didn’t think the eye could be salvaged, but it could be removed by a vet,” said Rood. “I told [Mogensen] other than that, he appears perfectly fine.”

Rood testified that Mogensen conferred by phone with her father- Eric Mogensen, the zoo’s owner – who said the animal should be euthanized. Rood told the director she wanted no part of that. Rood said Mogensen then sent her on an errand and said she would “take care of it.”

Rood, holding back tears, said she returned to find a bucket about one-quarter full of water and no wallaby. She said she jumped into the dumpster and found his dead body soaking wet and wrapped in a trash bag.

“I told Meghan ‘I think you and your father are sick, sadistic people and I am not going to be a part of it anymore,” said Rood. “It is one thing to euthanize them. It is another thing to drown them.”

Rood said she did not support other methods of euthanasia she had seen at the zoo. She said some animals were shot with guns (for which the zoo also did not have a permit), while rabbits were hit on the head and injured chickens fed to snakes.

Rood quit on the spot and called Fairfax County Animal Control.  Twenty Animal Control officers showed up at the zoo on Feb. 16 to search the premises. Several of them testified Friday. Master Animal Control Offer Jennifer Millburn said Mogensen told her she had euthanized the animal by humane injection with Beauthanasia.

It was later discovered the zoo had no DEA permit for using euthanasia drugs. The zoo’s contract vet, Justin Saboda – who is based near Frederick, MD and said it can take him as much as 90 minutes to get to the Reston Zoo when he is called –  said Friday he was not contacted on Jan. 26.

He also said he has never euthanized an animal there, has never trained anyone there in euthanasia and would “never risk my license” by giving the zoo drugs.

The wallaby was taken away by Animal Control for a necropsy and toxicology tests. The necropsy showed no signs of a needle stick (consistent with a lethal injection). It did show ruptured blood vessels in the lungs and plant matter and bacteria in the lungs that would be consistent with drowning, said Jaime Weisman, veterinary diagnostician with the Virginia Department of Agriculture.

Weisman said, however, the necropsy “could not give an obvious cause of death.” The toxicology report showed no evidence of drugs.

Meanwhile, a USDA representative said she cited the zoo on Feb. 1 for not having vet care in place for euthanasia.

Also on the stand for the prosecution – computer forensic experts, who found a Word document euthanasia report that had been altered by Mogensen or her father. One expert also found Google and Bing searches checking Virginia criminal code on animal cruelty and drowning.

“The way Meghan Mogensen went about killing this animal was inhumane,” said Michelle Welch, Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia, who was called in by Fairfax County to prosecute the case. “Ashley Rood was not disputing their right to euthanize – it was the way they euthanized.  Over and over again, we have [Mogensen] trying to cover up an act that was inhumane. … This was not a proper way to dispose of this animal.”

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ALF Releases Captive Foxes From Farm in Northern Virginia

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“As received via email!”
ALF Releases Captive Foxes From Farm in Northern Virginia This Morning
Scott Dean’s D&S Fox Farm in Elkton Targeted

Elkton, VA: In a communique received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office today, the Animal Liberation Front has taken credit for liberating every captive fox on a northern Virginia fur farm on Sunday morning. According to the communique, activists also destroyed equipment used in the exploitation of these wild animals at Scott Deans D&S Fox Farm, 16671 Fox Farm Lane in Elkton, 120 miles west of Washington DC. Every animal on the farm was seen to scurry to freedom in the adjacent national park.

The communique reads, in full:

On the night of August 5, the Animal Liberation Front visited the only known fur farm in the state of Virginia, Scott Dean's D&S Fox Farm in Elkton. We opened every one of the few cages at D&S, giving thirteen beautiful foxes a chance at new lives in the nearby Shenandoah National Park. As we watched a few of them immediately 
scurry off to freedom, we damaged the machinery that allows Dean to continue his day-to-day operation confining and torturing these sensitive creatures. Dean, it appears that this is a hobby providing you only supplementary income - it is our commitment to free your prisoners and cost you more than you make until you shut down. To those nationwide who also seek justice for the innocent, your nearest fur farm is at most a state away. Take action for animals. -ALF

Imprisoned in cages for life, fur-bearing animals killed to make unnecessary fashion statements are forced to endure intensive confinement, compared to the miles of territory these still-wild animals would enjoy in their natural state. The natural instincts of these captive animals are completely frustrated; self-mutilation, sickness, infection, poor sanitation and the sheer stress of confinement lead animals in captivity to premature death.

When they survive, animals of sufficient size are killed by anal electrocution or gassing, then skinned. In addition to liberating the wild animals destined for a certain, painful and agonizing death, another goal of liberationists is to cause economic damage to fur retailers and farms; dozens of stores and fur farming operations have seen economic ruin since “Operation Bite Back” began by the Animal Liberation Front in the 1990s.

The Animal Liberation Front utilizes economic sabotage in addition to the direct liberation of animals from conditions of abuse and imprisonment to halt needless animal suffering. By making it more expensive to trade in the lives of innocent, sentient beings, the ALF maintain the atrocities against our brothers and sisters are likely to occur in smaller numbers; their goal is to abolish the exploitation, imprisonment, torture and killing of innocent, non-human animals.

Contact: (213) 640-5048
Animal Liberation Press Office
3371 Glendale Blvd #107
Los Angeles, CA 90039


12 Dogs suffering for years in makeshift dungeon

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“WTF…sorry, but these dogs are clearly suffering, what the hell are they messing about for? Just get a warrant & get the dogs out…sod the sitter, he can move into the dogs dungeon? I can’t believe this is being left in the hands of a society which clearly can not do their job. I hope the people from the FB group, do arrange to get the dogs out, it seems the only clear & fast way!” 

For over 2 years, multiple dogs have been living in a makeshift dungeon in Wythe County,Virginia. Despite the fact that several of these dogs have died on the property that their owner is illegally squatting on, authorities have been non-responsive to animal advocates’ pleas to have these dogs removed.

These animals‘ plight was first brought to the attention of Wythe County officials in 2010.

Ramshackle Dungeon

A visit to the property revealed 12 dogs living in a ramshackle structure on Walton Furnace Road. The dogs were covered in fleas and caked in their own feces and urine. Several of the dogs had already died due to flea related anemia. Despite the horrific conditions in which these animals were forced to live, the dogs’ owner Mike Thomas was not cited nor was he forced to surrender any of these animals. “Why?”

View slideshowDogs in a Box

Although Wythe Humane Society was allowed to de-flea the dogs and clean their living area, it appears that the animals’ conditions have worsened during the past 2 years. According to  this recent Facebook note, “It was bought to my attention that this situation has gotten worse. In addition, neighbors have heard the dogs fighting. Unfortunately as you can see, no one can tell if any of the dogs are injured or dead.

In 2010 Wythe Humane was allowed in to de-flea the dogs but were not allowed to remove them.

Animal rescuers attempting to help these dogs have been met with resistance by Mike Thomas. According to the Facebook page devoted to these animals, “Mr. Thomas is a very violent man. He wears a large knife around his neck, has an arsenal of weapons in his home, and recently shot at a young boy trying to save one of the dogs that escaped.” County court dockets reveal Mr. Thomas’ lengthy criminal history, with numerous arrests for assault charges.

This crumbling box is the only home these dogs have had!



While the owner of the property fights to evict Mike Thomas, his dogs continue to suffer in darkness in their wooden box. As there is no running water on the property, advocates question how these dogs are keeping hydrated. When shown photos of the dogs, local veterinarian Dr. Jared Morgan opined, “I’m seeing dogs who need medical attention. There are dogs with some rash, dogs with some irritated spots.”

Although The Humane Society of the United States plans to visit the property and has offered to cover all costs if the dogs are seized, the power to remove these animals ultimately rests in the hands of the Wythe County Animal Control Officers and the courts. Animal Control has been visiting the property yearly and to date have not found any violations. As Laura Donahue, Virginia representative for the Humane Society, explained to WSLS NBC, “We just need animal control to enforce the code and step up here and i would add that given the egregiously long amount of time that these animals have been suffering, we really urge the county to take immediate action.”

With authorities reluctant to act on these dogs’ behalf, their rescue may rest solely in the hands of animal advocates who continue to share this story and let their voices be heard. For anyone wishing to get involved, the “Free The Dogs in a Box” Facebook campaign has posted a note, “10 things you can do to help.” Please take the time to read through these suggestions and speak up for these defenseless creatures who have been suffering for far too long

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Bear hit, killed on I-64 in Henrico County

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Poor Bear, it doesn’t say whether it was male or female; hope there were no cubs! Why don’t put fencing up to protect wildlife from wandering onto the road? It would not only save their lives it could also save human lives!”

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The 250-pound bear ran out into the westbound lanes just before 3 a.m. on I-64 in Henrico County .

Two cars hit the animal killing it. No one in either car was hurt.

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Reward Offered in Frying Pan Park – Animal Attacks

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A recent attack on some farm animals outraged a community in Fairfax County, and now it’s banding together, offering a reward to help find whoever hurt the animals and taking new steps to protect them. 

After eight stitches and eight staples, Henry the calf is recovering well. Henry, two goats and a chicken were attacked Memorial Day weekend at the Kidwell Barn at Frying Pan Park in the Herndon, Va., area.

Police have not made any arrests in the case.

Outraged by the crime, a group called Friends of Frying Pan Park is offering $7,500 in reward money.

“We’d like really to get a solution to find out what happened and who or what happened and how that happened and so we can get that out of our mind,” President Jack Pitzer said.

At the time of the incident, Henry was inside the barn and the door was open. While Frying Pan officials said barn doors can be closed, they can’t be locked because it’s a fire hazard.

Police would not go into detail but said additional security measures have been implemented.

Many of the same detectives working the case are also trying to determine who slashed three horses one month earlier at a nearby location

“Other than the proximity and the location, we don’t have a lot of physical evidence that we can talk about that would link them, however logically it makes sense,” said Lucy Caldwell of Fairfax County police.

Fairfax County police said they’ve gotten some tips, some leads, but they’re really hoping the reward money will help them close the case.

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Officer convicted of animal cruelty receives minimal sentence of $50 fine

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BETHESDA, Md., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today applauded a Virginia judge for finding Officer J.N. Snoddy guilty of animal cruelty.

In November, Snoddy was accused of viciously beating an injured cat to death with his nightstick on the porch of a resident’s home. According to news reports, he admitted to “hitting the cat with a nightstick three to four times.”

“Our thanks and appreciation to the judge and to the Virginia State Police for recognizing this vicious act of cruelty for what it was and for investigating and pressing charges,” said Becky Robinson, president and co-founder of Alley Cat Allies.

While lauding the guilty verdict, Alley Cat Allies expressed dismay at Snoddy’s light sentence: a mere $50 fine. As a public figure, an appropriate punishment would have been more severe and included jail time, the organization argued.

“Given Snoddy’s conviction of animal cruelty in the fatal beating of a defenseless animal, we are deeply disappointed with the minimal sentence he received,” said Robinson.

Alley Cat Allies continues to press for Snoddy’s dismissal from the Harrisonburg Police Department, where he is currently on paid administrative leave.

“To retain someone found guilty of a violent crime against an animal as an officer of public safety is dangerous for the community,” said Robinson.

About Alley Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has more than 260,000 supporters and helps tens of thousands of individuals, communities, and organizations save and improve the lives cats and kittens nationwide. Their web site is Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link.

Becky Robinson

SOURCE Alley Cat Allies

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