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.
[Taiwan Spotlight] Friendly school dogs push animal protection education
The school dog “Coke” of Anxi Junior High School in New Taipei City is probably the most famous school dog in Taiwan, and it visits
[Taiwan Spotlight] 4/22 World Earth Day Taiwan animal activists meet leaders and delivers advice on animal protection education
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[Taiwan Spotlight] Indigenous people plan to expand hunting rights, Taiwan activists advocate for wild animals
On March 19, 2021, a special petition team appeared in front of the Taiwan Judicial Yuan. They are composed of nearly 60 animal protection and
First release of “Animal Protection Review on Legislators”
5 outstanding legislators selected The “Animal Protection Review on Legislators” has been released for the first time, and five outstanding legislators will receive awards and
Help furry kids win drug rights
Animal activists in Taiwan believe that it is very unreasonable to prohibit drug uses on companion animals when human drugs are subject to animal testing
Vice President of Taiwan vlogs volunteering at animal shelter
Taiwan’s Vice President Lai Qingde volunteered at a public shelter, and he vlogged the day as a promotional video to support animal welfare. The significance
Taiwan Spotlight: the first public hearing on “Animal Protection in the Constitution”
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Best way to establish the animal police? Political parties and groups gathered to discuss.
The youth representatives of the four major political parties in Taiwan all support the establishment of the animal police, but they differ slightly in the
Stray dogs and cats frequently poisoned to death in Taiwan. Activists petition lawmakers.
On November 25, 2020, in a farmfield in Dashu District, Kaohsiung City, 6 stray dogs were fed with poisoned meat buns, and died with noses
[Taiwan Spotlight] Lawmakers to strengthen laws to ban animal trapping
On 1 October 2020, Taiwanese viewers are shocked watching a Formosan black bear painfully struggle on TV news. The bear was trapped by a “hog
[Taiwan Spotlight] How well-built is animal protection awareness in Taiwan?
How well-built is animal protection awareness in Taiwan? The number of bills related to animal welfare in the Legislative Yuan should suffice to tell. The
Animal Protection in Taiwan and the World
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