World Dog Alliance (WDA) held the “Taiwan and Hong Kong Dog Lovers’ Forum” on 16 May, discussing the amendment of “Animal Protection Law” in Taiwan with councilmen and animal organizations. We hope Taiwan can be the starting point for Asian countries to legislate the banning of dog meat consumption.
Congresswomen Wang Yumin introduced the bill to ban dog and cat meat. (photo: draft of the bill)
The second“926 Dog Lovers’ Day”was held ceremoniously in Taiwan with 3 main highlights:
1. “926 Dog Lovers’ Day” Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare Awards
2. Congressman Jiang WanAn Confers “Golden Dog Awards”
3. Preview of Documentary Movie “Victory Cry”
Promoted by WDA, Taiwan became the first region in Asia to ban the consumption of dog and cat meat as the Legislative Yuan passed Congresswoman Wang's bill.
WDA successfully brought about the bill to include animal welfare subject in the outline of Taiwan 12-year Basic Education.
WDA launched "DPG Animal Friendly Website" dedicated to promotion of animal welfare through media.
The Asian Animal-friendly Alliance (AAA) held its inaugural meeting and media event at the B2 level of the Mandarin Oriental in Taipei on April 11. The organization is co-founded by Hong Kong entrepreneur Genlin, Taiwanese lawmaker Wang Yu-Min, and Japanese senator Oshima Kusuo,
29 Taiwanese congresspeople proposed to include animal protection in the "Constitution". Titled “Committee Proposal No. 25096”, the proposed amendment equates the importance of animal protection to academic freedom, property rights and other rights granted by the Constitution. The amendment, if passed, will serve as a testament of Taiwan’s commitment to protecting animals.
WDA started creating materials for the education department to include in textbook content.
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