We are a small non-profit animal rescue team based in Northern China and have rescued hundreds of dogs from the Chinese dog meat trade.
Our work is driven by a passionate and dedicated love for all animals. We never discriminate on the basis of health, age, or breed and promote compassion and love for all beings.
We remove animals from danger and provide them with much-needed love, veterinary care, and sanctuary. Most of our beautiful residents are dogs rescued from slaughterhouses, meat markets, and local butchers.
We rescue dogs and cats from slaughterhouses, animals markets local butchers.
Immediately after the rescue, we get them much-needed vet care.
Lots of the dogs we rescue are very sick and have to overcome contagious diseases like distemper and parvovirus. They spend extensive time in the medical center getting all of the necessary care they need.
As soon as the dogs have recovered they are integrated into our very own shelter.
Our shelter has taken us years to develop and comprises of the following
Indoor exercise area
Outdoor exercise area
Large surrounding grounds for lots of dog walks
A grooming room
A medical room
Single indoor pens
Mixed indoor pens
All of our pens have underfloor heating
An outdoor doggy pool is very popular during the hot summer.
Check out the video below to see some examples of our work.
Our intention is to find our dogs loving new homes overseas where they can live the truly blessed lives they deserve.
We work in conjunction with other dog rescue groups in order to facilitate this.
Covid has slowed down overseas adoptions but we are eager and committed to reinstating them as soon as possible.
How to help
YOU can help make a difference to survivors of the dog meat trade.
Sending a contribution online is a quick and easy way you can help.
Every penny donated helps towards making life better for hundreds of dogs saved from slaughter each year.
Whatever you choose to give, your gift will help make a real difference and allow us to provide ongoing care for survivors of the dog meat trade.
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The Chinese Dog Meat Trade
China is the world's second-largest country by land area and the third-largest by total area after Russia and Canada covering approximately 9.6000,000 square kilometers. The population is a staggering 1.4 billion humans and it is estimated that 25% of the Chinese consume dog meat, with another 6.4 % claiming to have eaten it on occasion or by accident. In a recent survey, 69% of Chinese claimed never to have eaten it at all, with over 50% of people saying it should be banned altogether.
However, the problem can quickly be perceived as even more murky and troublesome. As it stands China has virtually no Legal dog slaughterhouses or legal dog farms, effectively meaning that although they are operating illegally the authorities have literally no interest in closing them down.
It is very a sad fact that there is currently not one single animal protection law that exists in China. Therefore animal abuse is more rampant and without any condemnation.
The slaughter of dogs in China is a brutal commercial enterprise in which 10 million dogs are mercilessly killed each year to supply restaurants and meat markets. Opportunistic criminal gangs will kidnap any dog they can get their hands on, whether it is a stray, street dog, or someone's beloved pet.
Dogs are rounded up and rammed into small wire cages, enduring long-distance journeys that can last for days. All without any food or water.
One additional and frequently overlooked issue, that also fuels the dog meat trade is the inordinate amount of dog breeders that callously dump cast-off and surplus dogs at butchers and slaughterhouses.
We have also personally witnessed Chinese people dropping off their pet dogs to slaughterhouse trucks that position themselves at local markets at the weekend.
Many people that consume dog meat believe that it has medicinal qualities and that it will make you internally stronger, increase libido, strengthen the immune system and even help to keep the body warm.
However, the industry's intrinsic cruelty is undeniable.
In large slaughterhouses, dogs are often clubbed with hard repetitive blows, fustigated before having their throats slit and being left to bleed to death.
They are still moving as they struggle and fight until their very last breath. The handling is very aggressive, usually with metal tongs that grasp their fragile necks and toss them around like litter.
Often they witness other dogs being brutally killed in front of them as they await their turn, paralyzed by fear they are then dragged to their deaths.
There's no escape.
Can you imagine the fear these defenseless animals experience?
In restaurants and smaller establishments inflicting torture before they are killed is a more common practice as the big slaughterhouses simply do not have time to do it.
Repugnant practices of torture include boiling them alive, skinning them alive, stapling them down and cutting off their paws, tails, and ears, gauging their eyes out, and sometimes they are even restrained and blow-torched alive.
In 2020 a new law has been passed acknowledging that dogs and cats are pets and not livestock.
However, this is not yet widely enforced, due to the perversion of the police.
We will continue to rescue dogs from this cruel and macabre trade while simultaneously raising awareness of this barbaric industry.