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 achieve 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.