“Finding Solutions to the Crime and Cruel Dog and Cat Meat Trade” seminar held in Beijing, China
February 19, 2012
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Tanslated by Yanling Lin
Started by Animal Guardians and Green Beagle, more than 100 animal welfare organizations, and volunteer groups from all the country joined the seminar ‘Finding Solutions to the Crime and Cruel Dog and cat meat trade’ in Beijing, on January 7th, 2012. This seminar was under the guide of lawyer An Xiang, Cai Chunhong in government administrative department, and senior media worker Feng Yongfeng. Topics such as how to apply certain laws to enforcement, how to raise public awareness of animal protection, and how to find solutions to the crime and cruel dog and cat meat trade, are covered in the seminar.
In the past year, Chinese volunteers organized several rescue actions that were aimed to save dogs destined for dinner table. They roused national sympathy for the suffering that dogs are experiencing in China. But due to the limited knowledge of relative laws, all rescue actions ended up with volunteers buying off the dogs from the traders. This seminar was to teach participants how to back up their rescues with enacted laws, and how to negotiate with governments and media to lead to the optimal outcomes. This seminar will have a profound influence on the dynamics of Chinese animal welfare movement and their future activities.
Volunteers from all over the countries get together in the seminar
Zhang Jing, founder of SAFAR, met Jill Robinson from Animals Asia Foundation on the meeting,