Say No To Dog Meat.Net

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Mission Statement is a non-profit animal welfare organization whose mission is to end the live dog and cat meat trade worldwide. Our goal is to create awareness about this inhumane industry and the ongoing suffering it inflicts upon millions of companion animals each year. Founded in 2013, is comprised of a passionate group of animal lovers throughout the world, linked together by our love and respect for animals and our desire to help those in need. We believe that dogs and cats were domesticated by humans thousands of years ago to be our companions, not our food. Therefore, we do not support eating dogs or cats under any circumstances. founders have decades of experience fighting this inhumane industry and have worked hard to achieve unprecedented access into areas of the trade not readily accessible to most outsiders. Our investigative work allows us to gather current, accurate and up-to-date information and images, evidence that is paramount in spreading global awareness and pressuring governmental organizations to enact enforceable animal welfare laws that protect companion animals. Ultimately, our intention is to help create meaningful social and governmental change that results in a more humane world for dogs and cats. is determined to expose the cruel and ruthless activities within the dog and cat meat trade that are perpetrated by dog farmers, cat farmers, animal traffickers, butchers, vendors and dog and cat eating customers. This is a billion dollar industry centered on live companion animals being tortured, killed and served as menu items. It is a gruesome, violent trade that must be halted. aggressively opposes legislation that promotes or legalizes companion animal slaughter. We do not believe in the myth of “humane meat,” reject the concept of “humane slaughter” and strongly believe that dog and cat butchers cannot be relied upon to implement “humane” practices. We also oppose dog farmers, cat farmers, slaughter unions, individual farmers or any persons being permitted to “farm” small numbers of dogs and/or cats for personal consumption. In addition, we are against dog and cat elixirs and tonics, despite (unproven) claims of their health benefits. Through our educational efforts, hopes to enlighten the global public about the miserable lives farmed companion animals face and how this trade impacts dogs and cats throughout the world. Education will also be provided for those wishing to adopt rescued animals from the live meat trade. These animals have been through varying degrees of trauma, so guidance is needed in ensuring adoptive families understand the process of restoring their new pet’s health, happiness and wellbeing. In addition, will provide education for people in dog and cat eating countries who wish to learn about responsible pet ownership and providing safe, long-term environments for dogs and cats as loved family members. Once commences fundraising, our efforts will include rehoming rescued dogs and cats from the live meat trade. All fundraising will be conducted with full transparency and information pertaining to our monetary activities will be made readily available. Participating in campaigns and signing our petitions supports our work to bring change for a better world for dogs and cats victimized by this trade. We invite you to join our fight to halt the live dog and cat meat trade and Say No To Dog Meat! For further information please email or contact the organisation.

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Petitioning Deputy Governor of Lagos (Deputy Governor of Lagos State)

Governor of Lagos Hon Babatunde Fashola.: Ban the Nigerian Dog Meat Trade - Lagos

There are a number of reasons why dogs should not end up as meat in the bowl or on the dining table as it is the practice these days within modern Nigeria, a country famed for it’s bizarre cultural eating fads and bush meat.  However the disturbing trend in contemporary times is the consumption of dog meat despite the protest by groups such as the World Society for the Protection of Animals. Dog meat referred to as 'fragrance meat' has other names worldwide. In some parts of Ghana it is referred to as 'dokuus' or 'red goat'. In Southern Nigeria it is called 'Four O Four'. In Indonesia, fried dog meat is called 'rintek wuuk.  In China it is called 'xiangrou'. Mr Samuel Adongo, from Atolbabisi, a Grune community in Bolgatanga told the GNA that it is a taboo in his area for one to eat horse, donkey or pork meat hence the eating of dog, a favourite delicacy nobody can ignore. Madam Atampoka, a dog seller in Bolgatanga has been in the business for close to 15 years and through that she has been able to see three of her five children through primary school to the secondary level. She told the GNA that she is able to make GH¢450.00 (Ghana currency) on dogs she prepares for sale when patronage is high describing the business is beneficial.  The dog and bush trade is not just confined to South East Asia or even Asia as a whole. You’d be wrong in thinking that. Dog meat consumption is seen as a traditional delicacy within Nigeria. A delicacy that Say No To Dog Meat.Net now wants removed from the menu with better welfare and protection for animals implemented to the highest degree. Say No To Dog Meat.Net is now taking two nations on here, but, working in force, unity and establishing multicultural relationships thus building professional rapport with local governors and animal state welfare clinics‘. Banning the trade is not going to be easy. After all we are looking at a way of cultural living, a pseudo dietary medicine, and a potentially dangerous trade that has been proven in the past within Uganda, Nigeria, and Ghana to cause human death from the consumption of infected canine meat, diseased meat and rabid (rabies infected meat).  Please view the video here for more information;  Nigerian Dog Meat Trade. Warning some viewers may find this video upsetting, viewer discretion is advised. African mission plan;  Say No To Dog Meat African Dog Meat Protocol;  Ten point mission plan; 1. Immunization  and vaccination in canines, felines and humans to prevent rabies and viral disease outbreak.  2. Preventive measures to protect both Africans and non-Africans from (unknown mutation of H?N?).  3. Awareness and education on disease and viral control / Food safety and hygiene. 4. Educating on alternative diets including the introduction of vegetarianism moving away from dog/cat meat. 5. Awareness and education on the cruel and barbaric inhumane practice of killing canines and felines. 6. Enforcing laws via building rapport and communications with societies and SPCA’s to push for closure of dog meat traffickers and traders/ vendors and markets. Restaurants to take dog and feline meat off the menu with road side stalls closed down.  7. Animal welfare laws to be increased and/or/adopted to the highest standard.  8. Neutering and spading of strays, and domesticated dogs and cats.  9. Implementation of rescue plans for dogs and cats within the Nigerian dog meat trade. 10. Canine and feline awareness and education events.  Whilst we see traders as barbaric we must also as an organisation prevent poverty too that is rife within Africa. This is after all their way of living and stopping it could indeed cause more problems. Say No To Dog Meat.Net recognises the need for alternative employment. Working with and building relations with employment agencies and local agricultural districts we must as an organisation also engage the government to locate or at least find suitable employment for those that we want out of the dog meat trade. Our mission is not just to end abuse but to ensure it stops when enforcing such laws. We would be failing as an organisation, by just pushing traders on to the streets. Building relationships with them, and locating employment will reduce crime, hunger, rape, famine, but most importantly reduce the risk of individuals returning to the trade again to fund their families.  Rabies and its devastating effect it can have upon those that consume infected dog and cat meat.  Can rabies be passed on via meat consumption? Not necessarily – Rabies is a virus transmitted through an open wound on the skin, usually a bite or scratch. 95% of human deaths from rabies occur in Asia; 90% of deaths are from infected dogs, the remainder usually from bats. Rabies is incredibly rare in the USA and Europe now. It’s been effectively controlled through the use of an antirabies vaccine for dogs. The reason it is still more common in Asia is the number of stray dogs which have not been vaccinated. Eating dog meat is common in many Asian and African countries, but research conducted as part of the South East Asian Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network has discovered a potentially lethal risk associated with preparing dog meat: rabies. In research published today in the open access journal PLoS Medicine, Dr Heiman Wertheim and colleagues from the National Institute of Infectious and Tropical Diseases and the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Hanoi, Viet Nam, report on two patients admitted to hospital showing signs of rabies infection. Neither patient was thought to have been bitten by a rabid animal in the preceding months. Rabies is a very serious – and in nearly all cases fatal – disease. It is estimated to kill over 30,000 people each year in Asia, and the number of cases in China and Viet Nam is increasing. Symptoms include agitation, severe spasms, fever, fear of water and inability to drink liquids, and eventually death. Humans are usually infected after being bitten by an infected animal such as a dog or bat. When the researchers investigated whether the patients had come into contact with infected animals in the preceding months, they found that both had been involved in preparing and eating animals which may have been infected. In the first patient’s case, he had prepared and eaten a dog that had been killed in a road traffic accident; rabid dogs were known to inhabit the neighbourhood. The second patient had butchered and eaten a cat that had been sick for a number of days. In both cases seen by Dr Wertheim and colleagues, it is thought that infection occurred during the slaughtering, and not by eating the meat as the meal was shared by others who did not become infected. In Asia, it is believed that eating dog meat enhances health and longevity. It is eaten throughout the year in the second half of the lunar month, particularly in the winter months, when it is believed to increase body heat. In Viet Nam, dogs with rabies have been detected in dog slaughterhouses and workers at dog slaughterhouses are vaccinated against rabies as part of the national programme for rabies control and prevention. However, the private slaughter of dogs is relatively common in the country. Illegal dog and cat meat traders both in Asia and Africa are of particular concern to No To Dog Meat.Net and this area we must focus on to prevent mass rabies outbreak equaling death. “We need to alert both the general public and clinicians about the risks around butchering and handling meat,” says Dr Wertheim. “People should not handle animals that may be infected with rabies. Rabies can be prevented with a vaccine and people exposed to rabies can be helped with post-exposure prophylaxis, but this needs to be administered as quickly as possible following the exposure. Once a person shows symptoms, the disease is almost invariably fatal. “Vietnamese doctors already consider dog slaughtering to be a risk factor for rabies transmission, but it is important that other health care workers and policy makers, both in- and outside Vietnam, are aware of this risk factor.” Human health is just as important to ourselves as is animal health. We have created this petition due to the high possibility that one day soon, a mass outbreak of food poisoning, rabies or a unique form of (H?N?) mutation forming. Disease is rife as it is within Africa. A third world nation that now has the effects of climate change looming we cannot sit back any longer and allow mass disease outbreak and spread to occur. The impacts would be catastrophic killing many. The creation of this petition is to also bring a final conclusion to the dog meat trade within Nigeria. Taking on one state at a time, enforcing and lobbying, awareness, and education., building professional solid relations with both government and citizen - WE WILL END ANIMAL MISERY.  We at Say No To Dog Meat.Net ask you the public to please sign and share our petition wildly so that we can engage the State Government Secretariat, Honorable Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos State and his Excellency Honorable Babatunde Fashola Nigeria to now enforce our ten point protocol. African activists have tried before however as explained above they have simply been ignored. Say No To Dog Meat.Net will not tolerate ignorance and will lobby daily his Excellency Dr Honourable Alausa, Ikeja and his Excellency Honorable Babatunde Fashola to now make change happen and integrate plans to make animal welfare top priority. Taking dog meat off the menu - Ensuring it stays banned.  When signing you’re signature actually goes a long way. Not only are you placing you’re signature to our online petition site, but, when one signs, it sends automatically the electronic letter below to the addressee - Excellency Dr Honourable Alausa, and Excellency Honorable Babatunde Fashola from Lagos, Nigeria.  Please view our site here for more information;  Please share and include our HASHTAG - It makes the petition travel further.  #Africandogmeattrade For further information on the African mission plan please view here; From Nigeria to Benin, from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Gabon, Chad and Southern Africa … We will Ban trade .. We will enforce regulations and welfare. We will make change happen. WE WILL STOP ABUSE! Thank you for reading and signing.  Say No To Dog Meat (C)  Picture - African dog meat trader.  Please follow us on Facebook -

Say No To Dog Meat.Net
59,653 supporters
Petitioning President Geun-Hye Park:

Take Dog & Cat Meat off the Menu!

The consumption of dog and cat meat in South Korea, where it is known as "Gaegogi has a long history in that country, as well as that of other East Asian cultures. In recent years, it has been controversial both in South Korea and around the world, due to animal rights and sanitary concerns. Dog meat is also consumed in North Korea, but the extent or form of this activity is currently unclear. Dogs and cats are loaded into small rusty cages sometimes 25 at a time from which they await the executioner. Dogs and cats are consumed in Korea for their supposedly medicinal properties that has no proven evidence at all to back these claims up.  Cat juice better referred to as goyangi is also another hideous and appalling method of slaughtering felines. Goyangi - Cat; is mashed into a liquid. Then drunk as a tonic in the hope it will cure some human ailment or make one much stronger.  Other dishes that are consumed in the market and outside are Bosintang; Gaejangguk - Stew containing boiled dog meat and vegetables, Gaegogi Jeongol, - An elaborate dog stew made in a large Jeongol pan. Gae Suyuk,- Boiled dog meat, Gaegogi Muchim, - Steamed dog meat, Korean leeks and vegetables mixed with spices, Gaesoju- Mixed drink containing dog meat and other Chinese medicine ingredients such as ginger, chestnut, and jujube to invigorate one's health.  Say No To Dog Meat are campaigning via many ways from which we aim to raise before 2015 at least one million signatures in an attempt to close this market down and/or remove dog and cat meat of the menu for good, and increasing animal welfare laws. Say No To Dog Meat’s 7 Point plan that will be addressed to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and President of South Korea is listed below. 7 point plan to aid animal welfare / introduction off new legislation;  1. Removal off dog and cat meat/ tonic from restaurant menus within South Korea.  2. Moran meat market; to remove all dogs and cats and allow welfare officers in to aid ill and dying animals, alleviate any suffering and re-home remaining animals. Whilst this would be a colossal operation dog and cat fosters/adopters and/or/ re-homing centres to be increased in size to allow for any excess over flow off dog and cats that are taken from the market.   3. Standards of welfare and animal abuse laws (any existing laws) altered and made stronger for both animal and human health thus reducing viral and infectious disease.  4. Dog meat farms to be closed down, animal welfare officers to be brought in to alleviate suffering, increase welfare, locate and re-home any remaining canine and feline.  5. Dog meat traffickers to be punished to the highest possible tariff, with repeat offenders imprisoned and/or fined heavily.  6. Whilst it is still seen by some that dog and cat meat consumption is culture, we as millennium citizens can now rightfully state that South Korea can adequately provide alternative and healthier forms of dietary needs for its people and foreigners. We call on the Culture and Tourism Minister - Yoo Jin-ryong as well as President Park Geun-hye to now engage animal and conservation organisations to adopt a programme thus creating awareness and education that will push people to healthier alternatives and provide more vegetarianism, safer and environmentally friendly foods.  7. Say No To Dog Meat.Net is fighting to end the barbaric dog and meat trade, however as an animal welfare organisation it is our responsibility to now push for higher “all animal” welfare laws, standards and provisions. We call upon the now and future presidents of South Korea to adopt more stringent and tougher animal welfare laws thus reducing neglect, abuse, hording, and inhumane slaughter.  We ask you the citizens off Mother Nature to support this petition to the highest extent. You’re support will not only provide a better and humane standard of welfare to canine and felines but also strengthen existing laws for other animals within the agricultural trade and slaughter houses too.  Whilst we see that meat consumption is never going to end, we must at least push for more tougher animal welfare laws in the farming sector and within the slaughter house in the hope that one day our constant badgering will set all animals free. South Korea and Korea as a whole will be a tough battle for us and you. By ignoring other areas we are failing in our duty and mission statement to aid welfare.  Say No To Dog Meat.Net officers have been actively monitoring the dog and cat meat trade for the past decade. We have started this petiton and now officially registrating our Non Governmental Organisation due to the horrifc and barbaric nature in which dogs and cats are treated within South and North Korea. We can no longer allow this to go on. The consumption of dog and cat is not culture, and has never proved to be of any medicinal cure for any ailment. Please view our site on fact and myth here By signing this petition you are helping us to provide a better standard off welfare for both our companion animals, and agricultural animals too. You signature counts in the hope that sooner rather than later we can put this myth off (cruel culture) to bed. By helping us, you are helping the voiceless.  Please sign and share and lets stop this now. You can also help by clicking the video link after signing here and signing the Humane Society off the United States petition.  When you have signed, your're signature does count. We have placed all contacts to the Korean President and Culture Minister from which will view our letter and seven point plan everytime someone signs. We will also be adding more people to this petition to gain a higher chance off making change happen Every little helps.   

Say No To Dog Meat.Net
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