Student Alliance for Animal Rights

“Finding Solutions to the Crime and Cruel Dog and Cat Meat Trade” seminar held in Beijing, China

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,


15 responses to ““Finding Solutions to the Crime and Cruel Dog and Cat Meat Trade” seminar held in Beijing, China

  1. 2662a February 19, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Please do all you can, everyone, wherever you are, to end this animal holocaust in China. We know it has been going on for centuries, but now is the time for it to end. We must all do our part to be their voice and to end their suffering for our vanity and ignorance. DON’T GIVE UP!

  2. Linda Camac February 20, 2012 at 1:35 AM

    Bravo! Keep up the good work! Please send me or post a link of the truck of dogs that were saved from the food chain. Many thanks!

  3. LN February 20, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    Thanks for doing this, its just so dishearteneing. NO animals should die for food, but certainly NOT companion animals and all animals MUST be treated humanely even if they are to be eaten and killed.
    Thanks for doing this, thank you for the lives that need to be neutered and spayed and kept as pets, not cooked alive or skinned alive. Please help ALL animals in china, STOP the fur and stop the skinning alive thank you! for those that cannot speak

  4. Doreen Renphrey February 20, 2012 at 3:23 AM

    I totally agree with you LN it all has to stop. The rest of the world must take action again China and other countries to make them aware what a holocaust the barbaric crimes against the animals they commit. There must be a world animal rights and animal welfare organisation to protect all animals and pets, that all countries abide by.

  5. Sky February 20, 2012 at 4:52 AM

    It’s the fur trade as well, go for it people, big support from the UK, wish I had known as I would of been there with bells on

  6. Joan February 28, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    More than 36,000 people have signed the petition to ban puppies being baked and eaten. So when do you go to the next step and organize a press conference in Washington DC to shame China in front of the world media? Any decent person in the world who sees the one photo will react. This is the only way to pressure China to ban this. A petition is very nice, but not exactly activism…

  7. Linda Camac June 4, 2012 at 7:32 AM

    Hello – sorry for the ‘personal intrusion’, when there is so much important work to be done for animals……one of your members, last name WRIGHT….I am told is maligning me on WordPress??? Can you please provide her first name to me, as this must be stopped….Again, sorry for the personal intrusion.

  8. Kate Dros January 9, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    We have to do something about this ! That’s not acceptable !

  9. valentina April 28, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    diritto alla vita x gli animali! salviamo cani e gatti dalle mani di questi infami

  10. angelatovey June 23, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    I am a member of ‘No to dog meat’ and we are out on the streets in now 36 countries to raise awareness about the horrific dog meat trade and to save dogs and cats from the meat trade. We should all unite together and put an end to the horrific, cruel and evil treatment of these animals. China has to change it’s laws and to educate people why dogs and cats are so loved around the world! Everybody should be pulling together as one and unite against the barbaricness forced upon these innocent animals. Dogs boiled alive, puppys cooked alive over a fire, dogs beaten to death and cats and dogs skinned aive for rich people to wear as a fashion statement. We say ‘NO to dog and cat meat’. Let the world see the truth of China, the whole truth of their arrogance and horrific abuse of millions of innocent dogs and cats. Things have not changed for years, why? Because we all need to unite and show strength together as after all we are all in this to fight for the animals are’nt we? XX

  11. Chantal Baas August 4, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    all the suffering and pain and torture that the poor beautiful animals are going through has to stop they are people’s best friends animals have just as many feelings as humans they are living beings also when does the massacre come to a end ,the humans are the worst species there is on earth

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  13. Marius Bejan June 19, 2017 at 12:07 PM

    Free for Animals.

  14. Tina haydamacha February 15, 2018 at 9:14 PM

    We must stop the torture, abuse, and murder of animals

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