Liang xiaodan aka Plush Bear is a young Chinese activist that has been involved in helping rescue an array of different animals, prominently in the Changchun and Baicheng areas of north eastern China.
Over the last 12 months she has expanded considerably, rescuing an especially large amount of dogs from local dog butchers, animal markets and large scale slaughterhouses.
In order to acheive this Plush has been developing her own shelter and although this comes with huge responsibility, she has clearly demonstrated the desire, volition and commitment to make this a success and give animals saved from slaughter, a second chance of life..
Callum first discovered the horrors of the dog meat trade after seeing a video of the 'Yulin' dog meat festival which is held once per year in China. Shortly after that he started his instagram account @helpbanyulin to raise awareness of the magnitude of the suffering. Also during this time he adopted 2 of his own dogs from china, Lady who was rescued from a street dog butcher and Li Ming who was callauosly dumped by her Chinese owners and left to perish.
Both dogs now lead happy lives residing with Callum at home in the UK.
In 2017 Callum flew to China for the first time to bare witness to the abhorrent dog meat trade, shortly after he began fund raising for Plush Bear's Shelter.
In 2018 Callum has flown to china 4 times to take part in numerous dog rescues from dog butchers, slaughterhouses and animal markets.
Nom Aly @nom_aly is a passionate vegan and dedicated animal rights activist against the dog and cat meat trade.
She is also co head fundraiser along with Callum.
Nom is the mother of 3 rescued dogs, and she is a legislative lead for the animal hope in legislation.
Nom is actively involved in helping to pass legislation in the USA and around the world, for a global ban on dog and cat meat consumption and the trade.
Nom regularly keeps up to date with the trade and posts many expository videos on her social media accounts to help raise awareness.
Webmaster/ adoptions consultant
Biianka Marie is a 5 year vegan and passionate animal rights advocate that first visited China in June 2017 to document the Chinese dog meat trade undercover.
The following year in 2018 she was able to connect with Plush Bear and soon realized she wanted to do more to help the animals at the shelter and help to expand the organization.
Biianka is now helping to coordinate overseas adoptions and partnerships with other dog rescue groups abroad.
She is also responsible for website-related work and is currently working on various media awareness campagnes.