FLORIDA CITY, Fla. – March 28, 2021 – ( Newswire.com )
US-China relations are at their lowest point in decades after the Alaska
summit held in March. Major newspapers described the meeting as
“contentious,” and that the two countries’ top diplomats were “trading
sharp and unusually public barbs.” Some commented that the outcome
“further lowers expectations for improvement of relations between the
US and China.” With the world’s prosperity and stability at stake, Genlin,
the founder of the World Dog Alliance (WDA), worked with politicians in
the US, China, and Japan to campaign for the International Agreement
to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats, with the hope of achieving
“animal rights for great peace” through his innovative “Dog and Cat
WDA has a crucial partner in the US, Congressman Alcee Hastings, who
united 30 bipartisan US Representatives to co-sign a letter to former
President Donald Trump in February 2020, urging the US to initiate the
International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats. Genlin
introduced Congressman Hastings to Japanese Senator Fujisue Kenzo,
who then united 34 congressmen to co-sign a letter to Prime Minister
Suga Yoshihide in December 2020, urging the Japanese government to
initiate the same.
In his letter dated 8 March 2021, Congressman Hastings applauded
Senator Fujisue’s work to advance animal rights in Japan; he also
stressed the importance of the US and Japan jointly founding the
“The U.S. is placed in a strong position to partner with other nations
such as Japan to make meaningful progress on an international ban.
“I look forward to future collaboration with you and the World Dog
Alliance to end this terrible industry once and for all.”
Senator Fujisue responded to the letter by suggesting that the US-Japan
leader summit in April would be an opportunity for the two countries to
co-found the International Agreement:
“If President Joe Biden could propose the co-founding of the
International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats in the
April summit, not only will this universal and non-partisan effort be
welcomed by the American and Japanese people, it will also draw the
world’s attention to the dog and cat meat issue.
I look forward to working with you and the World Dog Alliance on the
International Agreement to save more dogs and cats from the dining
On 17 March 2021, Genlin wrote to Congressman Hastings to share his
vision on the founding nations coming together to sign the International
“In China’s Two Sessions this year, there were a record-breaking
number of bills related to animal protection.
An online poll revealed that the motion to establish an anti-animal
abuse law is supported by 58% of the public…The result reflects the
Chinese people’s strong awareness of animal protection.
China co-founding the International Agreement with the US and Japan
would attract other Asian countries to join the rank of banning this
After lobbying for the dog and cat meat ban in the US in 2018, Genlin, a
China-born Japanese person, successfully called for Shenzhen to become
the first Chinese city to outlaw this practice in 2020. In the same year, he
founded the political party “Dog Cat Party,” and lobbied for the
establishment of the Parliamentary League for Animal Welfare in Japan.
“As the three largest economies in the world, the US, China, and Japan
should seek collaboration on animal welfare topics that are of universal
values,” said Genlin.
After being proposed by the World Dog Alliance in May 2019, the
International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats has
garnered support from politicians around the world as it promotes
multilateralism and universal values. Should it become a discussion
point in the US-Japan summit in April, a light of hope will be shed on
the welfare of dogs and cats on the planet.