Because of government ‘red tape,’ 800 cats are at risk of death in China after being saved in the meat trade industry.
NoToDogMeat is the official campaigning body of the UK registered charity 1154524, World Protection for Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade.
NoToDogMeat was founded by Julia de Cadenet, a dual qualified lawyer, who first witnessed the horrors of the live meat markets in China in 2009. After lobbying for the rights of Korean Dogs, where every 13 seconds a dog is slaughtered and tortured. Julia realized the way forward to raise awareness and help bring change was to start the Global Campaign NoToDogMeat.
Now more than 800 cats are in need of help. Just a few days ago, No To Dog Meat Sophie Ling, and The Shanghai Animal Protection Frontline Alliance intercepted a truck load of 800 cats.
The cats have been offloaded from the truck and are currently at the police station, where volunteers are helpless to care for their basic needs. The cats are stuck in the crates. Some have given birth and kittens have fallen through the cages. The cats have been denied food and water, and many will die because of this.
The animal advocates on the front lines are trying to remain positive and have called for cages, bowls, nutrition, glucose, kitten milk, medical supplies. They need donation, all of which will be used for cat meat rescues in China.
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“Heartbreaking news as we wait on the fate of the cats rescued by our team and Chinese activists less than 24 hours ago. The police have taken the decision to refer this matter to the Ministry of Agriculture and will not release the little ones. We are fighting to get documentation to prove these are pets and that the feral deserve a chance. Rescues do not always have a happy ending but we will not give up. Dozen have died today. Sophie said : “I held babies being born falling from the cates and we unloaded them. Mothers still trapped inside. We had no milk warmth. Hell on earth please pray.
Tomorrow our CEO will write in the Huffington Post. Statement only needs to highlight plight of cats rescued by us and activists but now stuck in quarantine dying because of red tape. Cats are not food so do not need to be subject to food safety controls. We and the activists have pledged to care for them”
To donate click here for U.S. or here for U.K. For petition, click here
Please try to call the police at ( 00) or (011) +8651265405143
+8657382089457 (Jiaxing Office for Foreign Trade and cooperation) – this is the city office number
It’s also advised that animal advocates contact news media in China and express outrage at the cats not being released into the care of advocates who are there to help. A list of Chinese media can be found here.
This situation needs to go global. While the Chinese government is trying to figure this mess out, cats are dying. Please share this situation with friends, not only in social media, but those who write for news media, bloggers, anyone who is good at spreading a desperate situation quickly.