It is 26th September today, which is also the 7th 926 Dog Lovers’ Day. The Cantonese pronunciation of 926 has a meaning of ‘dogs are easily happy’. Genlin, Founder of World Dog Alliance (WDA), believes that dogs should be easily pleased, but many of them suffer from the barbaric habit of dog meat consumption. The WDA has advocating explicit legislation against such practice. Hopefully dogs are always happy when humans no longer eat dog meat!
Unfortunately, the 926 Dog Lovers’ Day celebration remains in Hong Kong again due to the pandemic of COVID-19. This year, the WDA reviewed their achievements with all staffs. The International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats was introduced the WDA last year, and was supported by cross-party lawmakers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan quickly. In March, a number of Norwegian lawmakers declared their support on the International Agreement. Under the WDA’s efforts, animal welfare in China has been significantly improved. Shenzhen and Zhuhai have already banned dog meat consumption.
Let’s wish the International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats would take effect soon. Dogs can be happy every day!