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China:~DOG TRAFFICKERS IN YULIN, BLACKMAILING ACTIVISTS TO SAVE DOGS FROM SLAUGHTER!

This morning, 20th June, on the eve of the Dog Meat Festival, a dog trafficker, having seen an animal activist at the scene, deliberately tortured this dog to blackmail her by saying "Are you going to buy him, if not I will clamp him to death". The dog trafficker asked for 600 Yuan (US$96) but the activist, Zhao Jie bartered and paid 350 Yuan (US$56) for the dog. The trafficker waved the money to the crowd with delight and…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 22, 2014 at 0:31 — No Comments

China:~UPDATE ON DOGS RESCUED FROM YULIN

Survivals of the aftermath. Chinese activists have rescued approx 200 dogs from Yulin. The dogs have now been taken to a safe place in Shangrao, 1680km away from Yulin. A lot of the dogs rescued have eye discharge and pus coming from their noses and have tested positive for canine distemper. Dog meat restaurants claim they don’t kill pedigree dogs so where did the Tibetan Mastiff and Samoyed come from? This reinforces…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 20, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

China:~DOGS RESCUED FROM YULIN BY CHINESE ACTIVISTS!!

Chinese activists have rescued approx 200 dogs from Yulin. The dogs have now arrived in Shangrao, Jiangxi, 1680km away from Yulin. Local vets are there to help with medical treatment. Some of the dogs were pregnant and gave birth to puppies on the way to Shangrao. Activists have posted on Weibo asking for donations of dog food to feed these hungry mouths. …

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 19, 2014 at 23:30 — No Comments

China:~2 Legged Dog & Pup Rescued By Animals Asia Founder Jill Robinson

Do you remember the story of the 2 legged dog in China raising her puppies? At the end of a long rescue Jill Robinson of Animals Asia told us that she was going to adopt Si Bao (meaning Four Treasures) and her puppies. …

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 12, 2014 at 20:35 — No Comments

India:~SUNDER THE ELEPHANT IS ON HIS WAY TO SANCTUARY!! VICTORY!!

THIS IS THE NEWS WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!! SUNDER IS ON HIS WAY TO FREEDOM!!

Days after the Supreme Court upheld the Bombay High Court order, Sunder is finally on his way to freedom having boarded the truck to a rescue and rehabilitation centre at Bangalore under mild sedation this morning (Thursday 5th June 2014).

The Supreme Court had, on May 29, upheld the Bombay High Court’s judgement ordering Sunder’s release by…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on June 5, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

Philippines:~9 Year Old Boy Builds Shelter From Donations After His Story Goes Viral

Do you remember a few months ago, there was a story about a 9 year old boy in the Philippines whose father followed him one day and discovered that he was feeding the stray cats and dogs?

The story went viral and as a result donations started flooding in to help the young boy, Ken, and his animals. Ken did his best to help the animals and frequently spent time with them and offered them food, but he longed for the funds to…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on May 24, 2014 at 1:19 — No Comments

China:~Help to end the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.

The Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The sentence that brings anger and upset to us all. Next month on the 21st of June the cruelty will start again. Thousands of dogs will be tortured to death, destined for someone's plate. The cries, whimpers, screams and smell made our Chinese activist Du Yufeng and her volunteers cry with helplessness when they protested at the festival last year and previous years. Chinese activists and ordinary animal lovers have been taking to the…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on May 20, 2014 at 0:18 — No Comments

Occam's Razor and Veganism

The definition of ‘veganism’ from The Vegan Society U.K. is as follows -

“The word “veganism” denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude — as far as is possible and practical — all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all…

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Added by Ben Malone on March 14, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

China:~Shelter Owner, Burnt In Fire, Rescued By Rescuing Dogs

"Mother of dogs" rises from the fire.



Read this extraordinary story of a remarkable, brave woman who now dedicates her life to animals:



Inside an ordinary rental house in Zhengzhou, lives a special family, one human, four dogs and a cat. Although they are of different species, all of them have had the same rough experience in life. This helps to bond them together. 



Chu Hui is the “mother” of…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on March 13, 2014 at 23:28 — No Comments

China:~UPDATE ON OUR CHINESE ACTIVIST DU YUFENG'S NEW SHELTER

Led by respected Municipal Secretary Zhou, Government officers from the city, district and village spent a cold winter visiting Guangyuan Bo Ai Animal Protection Center to inspect the progress of the construction for the new shelter. They gave many constructive proposals and offered much needed help by installing running water and power! We and Bo Ai are deeply grateful for the support and help from all levels of the Government. The building work can start to begin…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on March 13, 2014 at 23:21 — 1 Comment

China:~Help Us Get Justice For Dog Beaten To Death By Police In Langzhong, Sichuan.

On 4th March 2014, police in Langzhong City, Sichuan, China, brutally killed a pet dog belonging to a homeless man. The killing was for no reason at all and is totally unacceptable. The dog was still chained when the police forcefully removed it from it's owner who could do…

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Added by Hand In Hand With Asia on March 13, 2014 at 22:36 — No Comments

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

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