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Yulin 2017, no truce

Yulin 2017, no truce

Mis à jour le 08 March 2018

The next Yulin festival in China should see a temporary ban on the sale of dog meat! A first since the existence of the massacre each year of at least 10,000 dogs. The mobilization of One Voice and the supporters for the cause of animals has paid off. Let us not lose sight of this!

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21st of June Edition. We have just learned that this atrocious "festival" is taking place despite the city's ban on traders selling dog meat. Together with our ACTAsia partner in the field, we will endeavour to monitor whether the authorities are carrying out the checks that were previously announced. We will verify that the sellers of meat are condemned by these new fines in the case of non-compliance with this prohibition.

Good news! The infamous "Yulin Dog Meat Festival" in China is expected to shed less blood this year. The sale of dog meat at this event according to our sources could be banned by the local authorities from the 15th June until the 21st June. It has been reported that in the event of a breach of the ban, restaurants, street vendors and merchants will incur a fine of up to 100,000 Yuan (approximately US $ 14,500) and / or an arrest for a violation.

One Voice is pleased with this first step in the right direction! Remember, last year, we asked for your mobilization to denounce this gigantic open-air massacre, responsible for the deaths of at least 10,000 dogs every year in atrocious suffering. The petition we handed over to the Chinese Ambassador in France has borne fruit! The mobilization has been international and the media have seized this subject! Thus, local authorities began to measure the scale of the scandal and have tried to calm international anger by making this positive step...

However, One Voice remains always vigilant. The official ban on the sale of dog meat will only be temporary. In addition, we fear that these murders will continue to be perpetuated, only this time in the backyards and just outside the city limits of Yulin where the trade will remain legal. Our work therefore aims to initiate a change in practices in depth. Through our "Caring for Life" program and with our ACTAsia partner we strive to educate the population, especially the younger ones, in order to change people's attitudes and to lay the foundations for a more compassionate life with a regard to all beings, whatever they may be.

This approach seems much more effective than the bogus rescue attempts and their vested interests. For some time now we have seen the explosion of a new market: to satisfy the associations that want to "save" dogs, they now sell those who are sick and who would not be palatable to the consumers ... This juicy "business" was born following a move by a certain Marc Ching in 2016. This entrepreneur made a great noise by calling for public generosity, formally to finance the purchase of 1000 dogs and then place them in Western homes. The operation turned out to be a dark scam. An inquiry by the British newspaper the Mail on Sunday revealed a few months later that nearly two-thirds of the so-called "survivors" were finally dead, crammed into cages or abandoned and left to their own fate.

Only the action of local participants and the education of minds are likely to lead to lasting social changes with regard to animals. Consciousness takes time. Many Chinese people are still convinced that dogs are no better than "just objects". So One Voice is not ready to give up and continues fight!

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Charlotte | Thursday 22 November 2018

Ces images ou vidéos sont insupportables !!! Chaque année en juin je suis dans l'impossibilité de manger et dormir sans penser que dés 3 heures du matin ces pauvres chiens ô combien martyres vont subir L'ENFER SUR TERRE !!!! Indicibles souffrances qu' aucun humain ne pourrait supporter !!!! J'ai HONTE de la race dite humaine, j'en ai un dégout irréversible !!!!

Laurencia | Thursday 22 June 2017

Hier j'ai reçu un message d'association pour annoncer l'ouverture du festival en Chine de la viande de chiens et chats malheureusement les conditions de mise à mort sont inqualifiables j'aimerais bien qui il ait des réclamations aux chaînes de télévision de diffuser des reportages sur ce sujet pour sensibiliser l'opinion publique et qu'il y ait une plus grande mobilisation.....

Vegan AR | Monday 19 June 2017

Pourquoi êtes-vous insultant pour Marc Ching et le Centre d'espoir et de bien-être animal? Bien sûr, certains des chiens sont morts, avez-vous vu les conditions dans lesquelles ils sont conservés? Vous et Humane Soc ont répandu l'histoire que cette année, ce sera bien, il y a une interdiction. Eh bien non, il n'y a pas d'interdiction. Il y a un prétexte à une interdiction, les gens officiels se lèvent autour de la zone qui semblent décent, mais le meurtre se produit comme précédemment. Marc Ching plus les groupes d'animaux qui sont avec lui, y a-t-il maintenant. Chaque vie qu'il sauve est précieuse, celles qui meurent, meurent en paix, ne sont pas déchirées et brûlées en vie. Il passe le reste de l'année à faire campagne et à faire du lobbying pour que ce festival et d'autres festivals semblables s'arrêtent. Puis, quand Yulin commence, il est là sur le sol, enlevant les quelques chanceux de la mort alors qu'il attend la direction officielle et les pétitions pour rattraper son retard. N'as-tu pas détourner les gens contre quelqu'un qui risque la vie et la sécurité chaque année?
Regarde et juge par vous-même.

Vegan AR | Monday 19 June 2017

Why are you being to insulting to Marc Ching and the Animal Hope and Wellness Centre? Of course some of the dogs died, have you seen the conditions they are kept in? You and the Humane Soc have spread the story that this year that it will be fine, there is a ban. Well no, there isnt a ban. There is a pretense of a ban, official people standing around making the area look decent, but the killing is happening as before. Marc Ching plus the animal groups that are with him, are there NOW. Each life he saves is precious, the ones that die, die in peace, not ripped apart and burned alive. He spends the rest of the year campaigning and lobbying to get this and other similar festivals stopped. Then when Yulin starts, he is there on the ground, plucking the lucky few from death whilst he waits for officialdom and the petitions to catch up. Dont you dare turn people against someone who risks life and safety each year. Plus unlike a lot of speciest animal welfarists, Marc is vegan.
Look and judge for yourselves people.