Social Media like Twitter and Facebook are great for dog and animal lovers – places where we can look proudly at photos of our pets. And that’s exactly how I want to use them. It was lovely this week to share pix of our lovely Welsh Terrier walk in the the New Forest, for example. By publishing on Twitter I have come into contact with like-minded individuals who also care about animal welfare.
Using the 140 character limit on Twitter, these people, all around the world, publish messages about issues of concern as well. This has been a revelation to me, showing the disgusting and vile practices that torture and kill animals in nearly every country in the world. Realistically, barbaric acts of cruelty take place here in the UK as well, but not usually with government sanction or glorification. The event – if you can call it that – which has upset me recently is the so-called Yulin Dog Meat Festival which happened on midsummer’s day. What should be one of the most wondrous days of the year was turned into a frenzy of wickedness in Yulin. These people do not simply eat meat that has been butchered conventionally. They chase, beat and torture these poor creatures before eating them. Some dogs are also cooked alive. I do not want to tarnish this website with the images, nor do I want to shock any unprepared readers.
If you also care about dogs and want to stop them being ill-treated for amusement in this way, then please sign the Petition to stop the 2015 Yulin Dog Meat Festival
I have also pasted some links to the Tweets that have been published to stop this shocking trade, so you can follow the story there.
#YulinGetDogsOffTheMenu #YulinDogMeatFestival #Yulin #boycottchina#dogmeattrade my beautiful dog out 4 walk with Dad, Dogs R pets not food— Flora Earl (@sussexblogger) June 25, 2014
#BOYCOTTChina #saynotodogmeat #Stop2015YuLinDogMeatFestivalhttp://t.co/RGjW1PkngK Terrible pic but we have to see it to act — Flora Earl (@sussexblogger) June 29, 2014
YULIN https://t.co/UPo7oo6Fj3 This Brutal And Cruel Dogs Treatment Is A Societal Mental Disorder Of The Highest Order pic.twitter.com/9qOW6yFvet — Thenyc Dogwalker (@thenycdogwalker) June 29, 2014
There’s hope read story then sign to stop Yulin in 2015 https://t.co/pAGvs1CIsWpic.twitter.com/UAt0gNiSTx http://t.co/0hOLrraBUP — Zayden The Belgian (@loridowney3) June 30, 2014