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January 2014 Blog Posts (27)

新年快乐! Happy Lunar New Year!

2014 is the Year of the Horse. 



Were you or your family born in the year of the horse? Check some of the dates below;

15th Feb 1942 – 4th Feb 1943

3rd Feb 1954 – 23rd January 1955

21st Jan 1966 – 8th Feb 1967

7th Feb 1978 – 27th Jan 1979

27th Jan 1990 – 14th Feb 1991

12th Feb 2002 – 31st Jan 2003

31st January 2014 – 18th Feb 2015

Lucky Colors: brown,…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 30, 2014 at 22:36 — No Comments

Japan~VICTORY!! Chain store FamilyMart Say No To Foie Gras Lunchbox After Animal Welfare Complaints

A Japanese convenience store chain has cancelled the launch of its foie gras lunchbox after customer complaints about animal welfare, a company spokesman said Thursday.…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 30, 2014 at 21:08 — No Comments

Japan:~Activists Rally in Tokyo Against Dolphin Hunting, January 2014

Activists protesting against Japan’s indigenous dolphin hunting held a rally in Tokyo Friday, calling on officials to stop sales of the marine mammals to aquariums and as meat.

Activists protesting against Japan’s indigenous dolphin hunting held a rally in Tokyo Friday, calling on officials to stop sales of the marine mammals to aquariums and as meat.…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 29, 2014 at 23:56 — No Comments

China:~How China's Version Of Twitter, Weibo, Changed One Man's Life & Made Him Become A Shelter Volunteer

Zhang Xiaoqiu still remembers the date - 15 April 2011. It was when Weibo (China’s version of Twitter) changed his life, and he helped to saved the lives of several hundred dogs. The Beijing-based businessman, originally from southern China, had always been an animal lover, but the news he heard via Weibo that day led him to take action. 

Fellow internet users had spotted a truck on the motorway heading…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 28, 2014 at 20:29 — No Comments

China:~Here's How You Can Help Dogs rescued From Slaughter In Chongqing, December 2013.

Do you remember the dogs that were rescued from slaughter in December in Chongqing? Many people asked how they could help.

Aunty Yang who rescued the dogs has a shelter, Chongqing Shuangbei Stray Dogs and Cats…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 27, 2014 at 20:13 — 1 Comment

STOP WOLF EXTERMINATION PROGRAM

STOP THE WOLF EXTERMINATION PROGRAM

PLEASE take a moment and send an email to addresses below (feel free to use the sample letter provided) & please sign petition to block Sportsmans Act @…
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Added by aak4animalliberation on January 27, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Korea:~Dog Lovers Get Their Fix At Cafe Full Of Dogs (Video)

There’s a place in Jangsan, Busan where you can relax by bonding with about twenty dogs of different breeds and sizes, all vying for human attention. 

Above a pet shop is the Dog Café where visitors can surround themselves with furry canines who love human attention. Busan is a busy place with tiny apartments so owning a dog can be considered a luxury, so a place like the Dog Café was just what the city’s…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 25, 2014 at 2:19 — No Comments

Japan:~One Japanese Protester’s Fight Against the Cove Slaughter

'Inside Japan, more and more activists like Satoshi Komiyama are publicizing their opposition to the annual dolphin drive-hunt in Taiji.

Within Japan, most people seem to have little knowledge of the cetacean blood being spilled around the archipelago. Ric O’Barry has long argued that if real change is going to happen in Japan, it will have to come from inside. It cannot be imposed by foreigners—no matter how vocal,…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 23, 2014 at 21:30 — No Comments

Chinese Vegan Rock Star’s NGO Helps Animals & Promotes Compassionate Lifestyles

Don’t eat Friends is an Animal Protection Organisation founded by vegan rock star Xie Zheng in 2007. The non-profit, based in Beijing, makes information available on various aspects of taking care of animal companions. In addition, volunteers help to rescue more than 30 homeless cats and dogs each month. Xie Zheng, the lead vocalist of the…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 22, 2014 at 23:03 — 3 Comments

Chinese Animal Group Fighting Cat Meat & Fur Trade

 

This video was made by Vcats, a organisation in Beijing who are fighting the cat meat and fur trade. There are NO scenes of slaughter.

Vcats are a non-profit, non-religious charity organisation focusing on the fight against the black market trafficking cat chains. Their mission is to promote healthy…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 22, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments

China:~2 Animal Protection Orgs Visit Rescued Cats From Slaughter, Adopt 69 Cats!

The cats rescued in the early hours of 14th January 2014 in Wuhan, China have been attracting a lot of attention.

Today (21st January 2014) Don't Eat Friends and V-cats visited the cats.…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 22, 2014 at 2:00 — No Comments

China:~Primary School Pupils Visit Cats, Rescued From Slaughter In Wuhan On 14th January 2014

The cats rescued in the early hours of 14th January 2014 in Wuhan, China have been attracting a lot of attention.

Education starts young. Today (21st Jan), a group of pupils from Daxing Road Primary School, Jianghan, Wuhan paid a visit to the cats.…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 22, 2014 at 1:03 — No Comments

China:~UPDATE 2,800 Rescued Cats in Wuhan, Adoptions Occurring For Lucky Cats

Following on from the first posts on the rescue of 2,800 cats in the early hours of 14th January 2014 on their way to slaughter in Wuhan (please see this link to read the story from the beginning:-http://arzone.ning.com/profiles/blogs/china-breaking-news-activists-police-stop-truck-carrying-2-800), the activists had been working through…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 20, 2014 at 8:54 — No Comments

China:~BREAKING NEWS!!! Activists & Police Stop Truck Carrying 2,800 Cats

At 6pm on January 14th 2014, a University student spotted a truck filled with 2,800 cats in Wuhan, China, on the road to Nanning. He contacted Wuhan Small Animals Protection Association and the police, aswell as posting for help on Weibo. The truck was chased on the highway, eventually being stopped by Traffic Police. Hongshan Animal Quarantine Dept confirmed that the paperwork was fake. The truck was ordered to return to Wuhan for investigation. Just past mid night…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 17, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Thailand:~UniDog MAkes Anti Dog Meat Posters To Educate People That Dogs Are Not Food

UniDog is a nonprofit org in Thailand whose mission is “to bring about the day when all stray dogs and cats can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.”

They have made these posters to show that dogs are not food, they are friends and want to live just as much as other animals do. They also quote that “25 million dogs are killed for food each year. Help save them from the dog meat trade.” That is a…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 14, 2014 at 22:34 — No Comments

China:~CAN YOU HELP A DOG OR CAT IN CHINA, RESCUED FROM SLAUGHTER?

CAN YOU HELP A CAT OR DOG IN CHINA?

The activist who took in cats rescued from slaughter on 6 January needs your help. Can you give one of these cats a home? 35 cats and 152 dogs at his shelter need a home. All animals are available for free adoption from this shelter (but you will need to pay fees to the agent to get the pet home to you).

The dogs on this post are only a handful of the d…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 14, 2014 at 0:00 — No Comments

Taiwan:~President Attends Animal Protection Forum, Advocates Adopt Not Buy

The President of Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou 马英九, attended a forum organized by Animal Protection Group on January 10 2014 in Taipei. President Ma hopes to hear the suggestions and concerns of the people of Taiwan about the rights and welfare of stray animals. Ma Ying-jeou said his government is taking the problem of stray animals seriously and always advocate for adopting a pet instead of purchasing one.

President Ma became…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 13, 2014 at 23:58 — No Comments

China:~Adoption Day At Fuzhou, Couple Bring Their Son To Adopt A Dog, They Believe Education Starts Young

During the 4th adoption day organized by Fuzhou Small Animal Protection Centre, a couple brought their son to adopt a dog. The parents believe that animal welfare education should start young. To infuse their son with the concept of love and responsibility, they even let their son fill in the adoption form. Upon completion the parents told their son his new friend is now officially with him, he must be…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 10, 2014 at 22:40 — No Comments

China:~Work Begins On Du Yufeng's New Shelter!!

For those of you who have followed Du Yufeng and helped to raise the $11,000+ for her new shelter, work has finally begun! Du tells us:-

“Thanks to Guangyuan Municipal Committee for their support and help of animal protection causes! The government is helping us with the major work of water and power which for many years we have had difficulty to deal with. Thanks to Secretary Zhou, Mayor Lee as well as…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 9, 2014 at 22:02 — No Comments

China:~Confiscated Ivory Destroyed In Public, Guangdong. Shown On State TV. Video

China has for the first time destroyed confiscated Ivory in the open at Dongguan, Guangdong. 

6.1 tonnes of ivory with a total value of 300 million Yuan were destroyed. 

State Forestry Administration for Wildlife and Plant Protection Division Engineer Mr. Yan says China is showing the world its determination and actions to end the illegal trading of ivory. The event was broadcast on…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on January 7, 2014 at 21:21 — No Comments

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