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.
Genlin is the founder of World Dog Alliance (WDA.) His philosophy is to “change human society, save dogs and cats.” To achieve his vision, while adhering to the legislative strategy, Genlin also intends to set up an international convention to prohibit the eating of dog and cat meat. Such convention will be the best medium to draw international attention to the dog and cat meat issue.
On 21st June 2014, WDA was founded to promote banning dog and cat meat consumption worldwide. Genlin believes legislation is the only means to eradicate the immoral practice of eating dog and cat, particularly in Asian countries.
On 26th September 2015, the first Dog Lovers’ Day was launched by WDA. Eating Happiness, a documentary produced by Genlin, was screened in cities around the world to reveal the barbaric nature of dog meat consumption in Asian countries.
On 12th September 2016, in response to a parliamentary petition initiated by WDA, the UK parliament applied pressure to the South Korean government through diplomatic means, resulting in the closure of Moran Market, the biggest dog meat market in Seoul.
On 11th April 2017, WDA’s campaign led to the successful passage of dog and cat meat ban in Taiwan, making Taiwan a beacon of hope in Asia.
On 12th December 2018, the United States Congress passed the Farm Bill which outlaws dog and cat meat consumption. It sets a historic milestone for WDA’s legislative efforts in the United States since 2015.
Every year in Asia, over 30 million dogs are slaughtered for food, 70% of whom are stolen companions. After thorough investigation, WDA drafted and published a white paper on increasing punishment for dog theft, aiming to end such crime along with the consumption of dog and cat meat in China.
On 6th March 2019, a Chinese congressman introduced the Companion Animal Protection Act which proposes banning dog meat consumption and increasing punishment for dog theft. Not only does WDA’s legislative endeavor save our beloved animal friends, it also shed a light of hope to their caregivers.
On 13th March 2019, using the firsthand and in-depth information provided by WDA, a Japanese congressman brought up the dog meat issue during an interpellation session in the Japanese Congress. The surprising fact that more than 100 dog meat restaurants exist in Japan sent shock waves through the world. WDA’s target is to legislate a ban on dog and cat meat in Japan before the Tokyo Olympics starts in July 2020.
On 11th June 2019, WDA and an Italian Congresswoman jointly introduced a bill to outlaw dog and cat meat in Italy. Italy is an animal loving nation, it is thus believed that the bill will be passed in the near future.
On 10th July 2019, the UK Parliament agreed to an amendment to include a dog and cat meat ban in the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill which is likely to officially become law by the end of 2019. WDA’s campaigning efforts in the UK over the years has come to fruition.
On 28th July 2019, WDA announced its convention campaign and launched a petition to garner public support, forming a global trend against such atrocity. Congressmen in the US and Members of Parliament in the UK have already pledged to back WDA’s convention. As Jeff Denham, former US representative who introduced the ban on dog and cat meat in the US, said in his speech, “It demonstrates our unity with other nations that have banned dog and cat meat and bolster existing international efforts to crack down on the practice worldwide.”
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.