Call for Action: Please Shut Down the Yulin Dog Meat Festival
We have learned that Yulin is preparing to go forward with the Dog Meat Festival June 21-30, despite the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture’s regulations that bans commercial dog and cat meat trade that came out on May 29.
Please take actions today to urge Chinese Government to shut down the Yulin Dog Meat Festival immediately.
Through an undercover investigation No Dogs Left Behind has evidence that Yulin is still busy with dog meat on the menu. As busy restaurants prepare for the upcoming event dog carcasses can be seen hanging in the butcher shops. Yulin WILL serve dog and cat. (more) pic.twitter.com/iBjiFf4pXZ
— Jeffrey Beri (@NDogsLB) June 4, 2020
Call for Action
- Send an email to the Chinese Government:
- Call the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC:
You can also point out that the City Council of Los Angeles unanimously passed a resolution last year asking China to ban dog meat. See: “LA Passes Anti-Dog Meat Resolution Saving Millions of Dogs from Brutal Torture and Death.”
General Number: 202-495-2266
Policy Section: 202-495-2175
Culture Office: 202-966-0697
- Call the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles:
General Number: 213-807-8088
Political Office: 213-807-8097 or 213-807-8004
Press & Public Diplomacy Office: 213-807-8076
Culture Office: 213-807-8043 or 8047
- Send a letter by fax:
The Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles: 213-807-8091
The Chinese Embassy in Washington: 202-495-2138
📝 Suggested message
Please Shut Down the Illegal Yulin Dog Meat Festival
We were very happy to hear that the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture has banned the commercial Dog and Cat Meat Trade. On May 29, 2020, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture released the latest version of the Directory of Genetic Resources of Livestock and Poultry. Dogs and cats are not on the list of animals that can be bred, raised, traded, or transported as livestock for commercial purposes, meaning that the commercial dog and cat meat trade is no longer legal in China. Please see Update: Chinese Ministry of Agriculture Bans Commercial Dog and Cat Meat – Focus Shifts to Enforcement: https://citywatchla.com/index.php/cw/los-angeles/19882-update-chinese-ministry-of-agriculture-bans-commercial-dog-and-cat-meat-focus-shifts-to-enforcement
In April, the cities of Shenzhen and Zhuhai became the first in China to completely ban the consumption of dog and cat meat. Please see https://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/cw/los-angeles/19559-chinese-city-of-shenzhen-bans-eating-dog-and-cat-meat
However, we have learned that there is evidence that organizers of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival are preparing to go forward with the festival from June 21 to 30. As well as being a horrible cruelty for dogs, subjecting the City of Yulin to international condemnation, the festival should now be illegal under the Agriculture Ministry’s new regulations. We strongly urge the Chinese authorities to enforce the new regulations and shut down the Yulin Dog Meat Festival immediately.
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Our thanks goes out to Mr. Jeffrey Mausner of the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils Liaison to the Los Angeles Animal Services Department for the articles mentioned above and drafting suggested protest message to the Chinese government.