In January 2017, China introduced the Foreign NGO Law, which places strong legal restrictions on foreign NGOs, such as HSI, requiring NGOs to register with the Chinese government in order to allow us to continue operating on the ground in China. 93-1112566, Golden Bond Rescue PO Box 25391 Portland OR 97298-0391. We found the most economical way to bring the dogs over is to rely on passengers already traveling from Beijing to Seattle or San Francisco. "When see the happy ever afters, the dogs with the final families and living the lives that they deserve to live, that feels feels pretty good. would otherwise not be able to help. View our online Press Pack. You can't really close your eyes once you know that that's going on.

The yearly bill, supported by donations, is more than £600,000 and Emily estimates she’s spent around £30,000 of her own money on the rescue effort. According to Humane Society International, their partner group in Shanghai found dog meat for sale in restaurants less than 12 miles away from the expo center where the “joyous” dog show will be held.
“Animal lovers are winning the debate,” says Peter Li. “They’ll call the local authorities because they know these dogs shouldn’t be on the trucks - they’re being illegally transported,” says Emily. Humane Society International. You might ask, “Where are the goldens coming from?” Although the law doesn’t allow large dogs in central areas of Beijing, they are allowed in the rural outskirts of the city. For Emily, the hard work continues but it does have its rewards. We’ve had dogs such as Stark the doberman, who had his leg cut off. THEIR fluffy, beaming faces look the picture of happiness, but Bambi and Bonnie have just escaped a grotesque fate far worse than death. Meanwhile, last May a gang of 16 people in Jiangsu province were sentenced to between one and six years in prison for poisoning and stealing dogs, then selling more than 40,000kg of dog meat worth 400,000 yuan (£44,000). Dog meat trade vans will cruise the streets of Beijing and surrounding towns looking for dogs.

The trouble is most of the “shelters” have no regular funding and can barely pay to keep the dogs fed. In the same month, a court in Fujian province sentenced a dog thief in a rural village to death for trying to shoot a dog with a poisoned dart but accidentally killing a pregnant woman. World Grassroots Alliance for Paws in China (WGAP).

To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Hayley initially found five dogs that needed help and the three girls decided to set up a rescue home. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF.

Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype, 200 Dogs Saved From Cruel Korean Dog Meat and Puppy Farm That Bred Pups as ‘Friend and Food’. HSI also provides expert training and support for shelters to ensure that they operate to the highest standards in China. Humane Society International is caring for the 22 dogs and will ensure each of the canines finds a loving forever home. It is unlikely for someone from China to adopt a shelter dog – they are often considered “used” and probably not in the best of health by many people. Millions of pet dogs are stolen every year and sent to slaughterhouses. Due to the lack of awareness dog ownership responsibilities and of the risk, many people in China do not keep their dogs on leashes. HSI is one of the leading global organizations working in China to end the grisly dog meat trade.

Our Chinese partners avoid buying dogs because no matter how well meaning, it risks the unintended consequence of bolstering the demand and supply. China’s dog meat trade has been going on for decades. The double standard in Shanghai’s treatment of canines has already caused the United Kingdom’s Kennel Club to boycott the World Dog Show. Even if GBR and other golden retriever rescues were to bring 100% of the dog meat golden survivors over to the U.S., it would not end China’s dog meat trade.

Our multi-faceted strategy in China focuses on supporting the work of Chinese animal protection groups and shelters across China who are campaigning, delivering public education, and providing hands-on rescue efforts. Despite producers claiming the meat comes from legal ‘dog meat farms’, the lucrative trade has also led to an epidemic of dog thefts from pet owners, with one study finding that 87 per cent of households in one village lost a dog in the last few years. For example, United Air Cargo gave us a quote of $4,300 per dog to fly them to SeaTac and $3,300 per dog to fly them to San Francisco. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. We have escorts from Microsoft willing to escort dogs in April and May. HSI hopes this backlash to China’s dog meat trade encourages the country to shut down the dog meat industry ahead of June’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival. And then it went from five dogs to 10, then 15 and 20, and it just built from there.".
The fact that some dogs in China end up in slaughterhouses, while others are brought to the World Dog Show, is a double standard that doesn’t go unnoticed. “They’ll usually start with the legs because it doesn’t kill the dog, so it means that the adrenaline is pumping around the dog's system. Rescue Groups Raising Funds to Fly Nearly 100 Dogs from China's Dog Meat Trade to Loving Homes.

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“The other side are absolutely on the defensive.”. Here is a possible scenario: someone is walking his/her dog down the street (off leash), a van pulls up, a guy jumps out and snatches the dog before the owner can react. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. For the 22 dogs rescued from the slaughterhouse by HSI and their partner group in Shanghai, there is no fear of being eaten. Shelters in China are commonly owned by compassionate individuals with kind hearts who take in as many dogs as they can. All Rights Reserved.

The main shelter supported by TACN is rare in China – they limit the number of dogs they take in. The charity has rescued 3,000 dogs since it was set up in 2016, but millions more have ended up being maimed and slaughtered in an industry estimated to be worth over £209m worldwide. For more information about the crack down on large and unlicensed dogs in Beijing and other cities in China, please read the article published online at World Grassroots Alliance for Paws in China (WGAP).

“Most people in China don’t eat dogs, and in fact the World Dog Show in Shanghai is a prime example of a growing, younger, and more affluent Chinese population who love their canine companions and despise the dog thieves who steal their friends for the meat trade,” Li added.

We urge China to act to end its brutal dog meat trade.”. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. With millions of dogs and cats a year suffering in China, it is simply impossible to rescue our way out of this barbaric business, which is why rescue is only one aspect of HSI’s work in China. If the funds are raised, the plane will fly out to China in early July pick up close to 100 dogs, including numerous golden retrievers and small breed dogs, and fly them back to Chicago's … Detection and convictions are extremely rare. All these twelve dogs stood in a pool of blood. Some of them have now been moved into a foster home. Please, if you haven’t done so already, please donate to help GBR bring rescued dog meat trade goldens to the United States: Donate Now…, Golden Bond Rescue is a A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation Federal ID No. If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: 22 Dogs Rescued from Slaughterhouse Used by Shanghai Restaurants Ahead of City's World Dog Show. If the police are involved, the process can become even more complicated. In addition to supporting local groups in the year round rescue of dogs and cats across China, HSI also works with Chinese partner groups who care for dogs and cats rescued from the Yulin festival. Search below to find the perfect companion for your home and family.

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“Quite regularly we have dogs come to us that have already been a part of the torture or abuse before being rescued," she explains.

All are deserving of a forever home and the process is a lot easier than you think. We raise funds for dog rescue centres in Guangzhou and Suzhou as they usually have over 1,000 dogs in their care. He, too, is lucky to be in a foster home.