CHARITIES AND CELEBRITIES JOIN FORCES AGAINST THE DOG MEAT TRADE
Charities and celebraties join forces in the call for British Politicians to take action against the dog meat trade.
On the 28th January, charities committed to ending the brutal dog meat trade- including ACPA’s founding members - were represented at a meeting with MPs at the House of Commons in London to discuss the trade that results in the suffering of tens of millions of dogs every year.
The wonderful Peter Egan and Lesley Nicol- our passionate ambassadors- with additional participation from Dame Judi Dench lent their support in Parliament and added their voice to the call for action, marking a fantastic step forward for the international campaign to protect dogs from unimaginable cruelty.
The meeting resulted in 138 MP’s signing an Early Day Motion (EDM) in support for action to be taken to tackle this trade, and an unprecedented announcement in February that there will be a debate about the Asian dog meat trade in the Houses of Parliament. This sensational event offers new hope for support for our campaign!
But there is still a long way to go!
ACPA will continue to work in partnership with the governments of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as leading human and animal health authorities, to:
Ensure the provision of expertise and resources needed to support the ASEAN member countries’ pledge to eliminate rabies by 2020 through the development and implementation of humane and sustainable dog population management and rabies vaccination programmes in identified target areas;
Ensure that sufficient resources are allocated to enforcing existing disease control regulations that would end the trade in dogs for their meat across the region.
In order to support messaging to deter dog meat consumption and to avoid negative attitudes towards dogs - and potential panic when reports are produced highlighting the risk of rabies transmission from dogs - ACPA will launch public awareness campaigns and humane education programmes in key areas of Vietnam to encourage responsible pet ownership and promote a sympathetic attitude towards dogs, by highlighting the positive roles they play in societies around the world.
VIDEO: END THE DOG MEAT TRADE - MP'S BRIEFING AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, JANUARY 2015
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