VASS, NC, May 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — China Rescue Dogs, a leading international nonprofit dog rescue based in the United States, is in the midst of an urgent dog rescue effort in China. Shanghai Animal Rescue asked China Rescue Dogs for help after discovering that a dog breed farm north of Harbin was selling all its dogs to the meat trade. 46 adult Goldens, 8 puppies and 22 Corgis were going to be trucked to Yulin to be slaughtered for the 2022 Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
PHOTO CAPTION: A row of Golden Retrievers at a breed farm outside Shanghai, China, waiting to be rescued.
“The living conditions at this dog farm are just appalling,” exclaimed Jill Stewart, president and founder of China Rescue Dogs. “It’s heartbreaking that this breeder just threw away their entire inventory of dogs for slaughter. We had to do something. Doing nothing was not an option.
Despite international pressure, dog slaughterhouses and eating dog meat are not banned in China. Even though the local government no longer sponsors the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, it continues to take place every June. With no national animal rights laws in China, most dogs (and cats) have little chance of living a full life.
PHOTO CAPTION: A malnourished mother and her 8 caged puppies at the breed farm outside Shanghai, China. They were rescued and are now at the emergency vet receiving proper care.
“Yulin happens every day in China,” said Brandy Cherven, vice president of operations for China Rescue Dogs. “Dogs are still bullied, tortured and eaten due to outdated beliefs of gaining more wisdom, warding off evil spirits or keeping cool during the summer months.”
“The world needs to be aware of the continued brutality.” said Jill Stewart, president and founder of China Rescue Dogs. “We just can’t sit and do nothing! Yes, laws need to be put in place to protect these animals from unnecessary slaughter, but the urgency today is to save purebred farm dogs who are in imminent danger.
So far, China Rescue Dogs and its rescue partners in China have rescued 29 adult Goldens, 8 puppies and 22 Corgis. They have seen the emergency vet and are safe at a dog shelter. However, they are still trying to save the remaining Goldens from the breed farm. The rescue mission is not over yet.
PHOTO CAPTION: Dogs crammed into cages to be sold at a Chinese dog meat market can no longer be rescued in the United States due to the CDC’s continued dog ban.
The goal is to save all dogs from the breed farm. Once rescued, Chinese rescue dogs will find them in forever loving homes in North America, where they can live out the rest of their lives with love and fearlessness.
The rescue effort is happening in real time on the China Rescue Dogs Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chinarescuedogs.
“That’s why the CDC’s dog ban needs to end now,” Stewart said. “Even if we are able to save all of these dogs, we still can’t get them adopted into the United States.”
The suspension, which was announced by the CDC last year, stipulated that as of July 14, 2021, all dogs imported from 113 countries (including China) could not enter the United States for a period of at least a year. Now, almost a year later, international organizations responsible for dog rescues, like China Rescue Dogs, should be allowed to start giving dogs a second chance at life here in the United States.
To learn more about the organization, please visit: https://chinarescuedogs.org/.
About Chinese Rescue Dogs:
China Rescue Dogs is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by Jill Stewart, a strong advocate for animal rights around the world, and particularly in China. Their global mission is to rescue and rehabilitate the dogs of China and provide them with loving forever homes in North America.
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Photo caption: A row of Golden Retrievers at a breed farm outside Shanghai, China, waiting to be rescued.
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