World Dog Alliance (WDA) is the first and only organization dedicated to “promoting clear legislation on banning dog meat consumption” in countries around the world. Through the united efforts of NGOs and individuals, WDA hopes to end the suffering of 30 million dogs who are slaughtered every year in Asian countries for their flesh. WDA also aims to end the human suffering of losing a companion to the dog meat trade, where 70% of dogs slaughtered as food are stolen pets.
Dogs are special animals, they are our family members and soul mates. The torturous transport, violent treatment and brutal slaughter are all completely intolerable actions that cannot be justified under any circumstances. WDA considers legislation to be the ultimate solution and end to these horrors perpetrated on man’s best friend.
Many non-profit organizations focus on the risks posed by dog meat to humans such as transmittable diseases like rabies. Although WDA acknowledges these human concerns, our organization is more concerned with the deep suffering of the dogs used for food in Asia. By shifting focus from animal cruelty to human related concerns there is the potential that Asian governments will simply respond by regulating the vaccination, transport, slaughter and food safety of dogs – rather than banning their consumption. WDA is committed to banning the consumption of dog meat under any circumstances due to the inherent cruelty of betraying the undeniable connection between dogs and humans.
WDA understands that the most effective way to legislate is to gain traction with governmental leaders. WDA is drafting a uniform legislative bill banning dog meat consumption that will be submitted to the United States and United Kingdom authorities with the united efforts many nongovernmental organizations and individual supporters. WDA will follow this strategy throughout different Asian countries where dog meat is widely consumed.
WDA has produced Eating Happiness, a documentary film exposing the intrepid cruelty of dog meat consumption in Asia. This documentary film will be the most powerful tool to educate people around the world about the facts of the dog meat trade. With the support of the public pushing for legislation will be much easier to achieve.
WDA has registered September 26th as Dog Lovers’ Day. In Cantonese, the phonetic pronunciation of 926 is similar to “gau yi luk” which means “Dogs are easily happy”. By holding events around the world celebrating our relationships with dogs, WDA intends to remind us that dogs are our best friends and we have a moral obligation to protect them from the horrendous dog meat trade in Asia.
WDA sincerely desires people around the world will show their support by urging Asian governments to end dog meat consumption through legislative measures and enforcement.