UK Citizens and Residents: Urge the British Government Speak Out against The Dog Meat Trade in Vietnam
June 2016 Newsletter
Change For Animals Foundation is delighted to have the wonderfully talented and compassionate Peter Egan as an ambassador for our anti-dog meat campaigns.
Please take a few moments to watch Peter's recent video for CFAF here >>
Special thanks to Richard Symonds for putting together this video and to Maria Slough for the beautiful photo of Peter with one of his many rescued dogs, Pippa.
Thank You for Saving These Dogs
Last month, thanks to YOUR support and generosity, CFAF was able to save these six dogs from a life full of suffering on a dog meat farm and a brutal slaughter.
All six dogs are now thriving in the U.S., enjoying their new lives of freedom.
Special thank you to our lovely friend Abbie and the team at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria in the U.S. for taking in these dogs and showing them what love and compassion feels like. Also, CFAF sincerely thanks our amazing supporters Martyn, Noeleen and David who came to South Korea with us to make this rescue possible.
"Though it breaks our hearts to have to leave behind the other dogs at this farm, CFAF believes that saving some is always better than saving none, and we haven't given up on the rest. For those lives saved, everything changes... Walking away from so much suffering never gets any easier. You have our word that we will do all we can to seek opportunities and support to ensure the end of the dog meat industry region-wide because every one of these dogs caught up in the trade across Asia is worth fighting for." Lola Webber, CFAF co-founder.
The dog meat trade in Vietnam causes the intense suffering of an estimated five million dogs each year. But with more and more people standing up against this cruel practice within Vietnam and globally, we know that dog meat can be brought to an end.
In Vietnam, pet ownership is on the rise, and that brings with it a growing awareness of animal sentience and an increasingly vocal opposition to animal cruelty. In 2014, a survey in the country revealed that nearly 55% of respondents are against dog meat consumption.
As a founding member of the Asia Canine Protection Alliance (ACPA), CFAF is committed to raising awareness of the inherent cruelty and human health risks associated with the trade. We are incentivising and supporting action to end the dog meat trade and we have big plans to expand our reach - we will keep you updated!
UK Citizens and Residents: Urge the British Government Speak Out
Please join us in calling on the British government to take action and speak out against the brutal dog meat industry in South Korea. In addition, they must urge the International Olympics Committee to respond to our concerns over dog meat in light of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchnag in 2018.
Once again, thank you from all of us at Change For Animals Foundation for your ongoing support and generosity. Together, we will continue to strive to make positive and lasting change for animals and end suffering whenever and wherever possible.