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Keep The Ban | GE 2017

- Activism

 

So what if fox hunting is a tradition? So was slavery, child labour and witch hunting once, all so cruel and all so rightfully illegal. Traditions are not about the length of time something happens, they are about relevance and morals. There is nothing moral about dogs tearing these beautiful creatures apart for fun. It’s our choice and duty to make this world a better place, not be the generation who stand by and get their kicks out of cruelty and merciless killing. The ban was originally brought in because, as Britains, we saw ourselves as civilised, There is and never should be a place in our society for fox hunting to be considered a sport.  It is not only the foxes which are subjected to this abuse, the horses and dogs, typically beagles, which take part also suffer horrific injuries.

This is what the Conservative Party will bring back if the remain in charge of our country after the election tomorrow.  I’ll just leave that with you.

 

Stop Yulin

- Activism

 

Another year, another dog meat festival in Yulin, China, in conjunction with the summer solstice.   Around 10-15 thousand dogs and cats are tortured and killed during the festival, while an estimated 10-20 million dogs are slaughtered for meat in China every year. And while China have banned the sale of dog meat, which will come into force a week before the festival, there is no official ban of the actual event. Read More

China Ban Dog Meat Sales

- Activism

How amazing is the news that China have banned dog meat from being sold to coincide with the Yulin Festival!? They are planning to “prohibit restaurants, street vendors and market traders from selling dog meat at the event.” The ban should come in on June 15, one week before the festival even begins! This is a massive step in getting this inhumane event banned. So while we celebrate this we can also make enough noise towards getting the whole festival stopped.

The Yulin Festival is not a traditional event it was started in 2010 by dog meat traders trying to boost sales. Around 10,000 – 15,000 dogs and cats are killed each year during the festival, many of which are pets stolen from homes. They are treated in the most horrendous way, as it is believed the more adrenaline fuelled the meat, the tastier is it to eat.

Buuut, if we all stand together and make enough noise, we can end this inhumane event once and for all.

Stand Up for The Animals | #notfunny

- Activism, Awareness

Join Battersea Dogs and Cats Home with their latest campaign #notfunny and help to be a voice for the voiceless.

 


The aim is the Campaign is to help to increase the maximum prison sentence for animal cruelty from six months to five years.  Battersea, along with a number of other campaigners, are in talks with key MPs to encourage the Government to make a change.   This is to have animal cruelty seen as serious as it really is and have the consequences reflect this.

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World Galgo Day | #FreeTheGalgo

- Activism, Awareness

This Wednesday, 1 February, is ‘World Galgo Day’ celebrating the end of hunting season in Spain.  As part of the hunting season, thousands of beautiful Galgo’s are breed, for the pure purpose of hunting.  During this period, an estimated 50,000 – 100,000 Galgo’s are treated in the most horrific way possible and left abandoned.  To find out more check out National Geographic’s eye-opening article here.

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Dogs Trust | Socks Not Dogs

- Activism, Awareness

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Following their successful A dog is for life campaign last Christmas, Dogs Trust have created another memorable campaign this year.  Give Socks Not Dogs has been created to raise awareness for the high number of dogs which have been given as Christmas presents, to unprepared owners.  Dogs Trusts are therefore encouraging people to give socks this Christmas, rather than a dog.  As part of the campaign, Dogs Trusts have completely rebranded and become Socks Trusts for the festive period!

As part of their campaign, horrifying statistics have been released which reveal 3,400 calls were made to the Dogs Trust alone in a 30 day period following Christmas.  That’s 113 calls a day about unwanted, defenseless dogs.

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Ending Puppy Farms with Pup Aid

- Activism, Awareness

Next weekend, on 3 September, Pup Aid are hosting their annual free dog show in Primrose Hill, London.  The aim of this event and Pup Aid as an organisation, is to simply put a stop to the demand for puppies, which leads to puppy farming.  They do this by setting their event up to raise awareness for responsible breeding practices and promoting the amazing dogs available for rescue.   Puppy farms are unfortunately still running all around the world where both the breeding dogs and their puppies are kept in horrible conditions, the puppies are then sold in mass and the mumma dogs will go on to have more litters than the maximum frequency they should.  It’s tough knowing that this is still going on, but with organisations like Pup Aid and events like the one they are hosting, we can put an end to this horrible industry.   For more information about Pup Aid and their event click HERE.

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A Dog is for Life

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It’s an age old saying ‘a dog is for life not just for Christmas’ but seriously, a dog is the worst Christmas present you could get. It’s not just a clever marketing campaign, the stats are enough proof, the RSPCA claim ‘three pets are abandoned every hour at Christmas’. So when you hear this saying over the Christmas period this year, remember the importance behind the words, they could just save a dogs life.

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