As your loyal hound keeps reminding you, September 26th has been designated Dog Lovers Day by the World Dog Alliance (WDA). It’s a moment both of celebration and resistance. Dogs and their lovers around the world will unite to declare their status, and to decry the practice of dog meat consumption.
We at Wamiz decided to draw attention to the special relationship between dogs and the humans with whom they share their lives, with a special Dog Lovers Day photo contest on our Facebook Page. You can see some of our favourites below.
Dog lovers not dog eaters
Around 30 million dogs are killed to eat every year in Asia and beyond. A shocking 70% of those slaughtered have been stolen.
That’s why the World Dog Alliance decided to create this special ‘pride’ day. Dog Lovers Day falls on September 26th. In Cantonese, ‘9-26’ sounds like the phrase “gau yi luk” – meaning “dogs are easily happy.”
As these winning images show, it takes true love to make your pet a very happy dog.
Wamiz Choice: dog lovers and the dogs they love
Make Love Not Gaegogi (dog meat)
The cruel manner in which dogs are imprisoned, transported, and slaughtered is an affront to dog lovers all around the year, and not just on Dog Lovers Day. Many dog lovers are outraged that an animal so dearly loved by humans can be be killed for meat.
But for the World Dog Alliance – an alliance of people, not dogs – it is the cruelty of the process that is most outrageous.
“There is a misconception that dog meat is tastier and contains better properties if the animals suffer high levels of stress whilst being killed,” claims the WDA. “This results in horrific suffering for the animals, with dogs being tortured, boiled, skinned or blow torched alive.”
This Dog Lovers Day, stand (or crouch) shoulder to shoulder with the one you love to tell the world: eating dogs is not on!
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