Julia de Cadenet
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Julia de Cadenet, founder of the charity World Protection for Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade drives forward the ‘NoToDogMeat’ campaign. Animal advocacy is a departure from her training as a barrister, but her two lovely Samoyeds Anastasia and Anapache very much appreciate it.

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Yulin - Is China Finally Saying 'No To Dog Meat'?

(4) Comments | Posted 20 June 2016 | (17:43)

Yulin Torture Festival is scheduled this year to take place behind closed doors - healthier eating or a token gesture to Hong Kong politicians?

A few years ago in 2013, when NoToDogMeat was founded, China seemed impenetrable and unhearing but now...

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What Really Happens To Dogs Rescued From The Meat Trade - Camille's Story

(7) Comments | Posted 7 March 2016 | (15:57)

Camille is a little Pekingese-mix dog with saucer-huge brown eyes. Gentle and kind, he was obviously someone's pet for the first few years of his life. Pekingese dogs are a firmly established part of Chinese heritage dating back to the time of the emperors - beloved companions of their masters...

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Can Backbenchers Succeed Where The Foreign Office Fails?

(0) Comments | Posted 4 November 2015 | (23:47)


Today, November 5th, UK MPs will make parliamentary history by debating the dog meat trade in the House of Commons for the first time. The debate has been scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from Robert Flello MP. It is...

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Yulin Dog Meat Torture Festival Will Go Ahead Despite Celebrity Pleas

(30) Comments | Posted 19 June 2015 | (17:10)

Dog meat signs covered up, Yulin.

June 2015 and, once again, the world is witnessing the macabre spectacle of the Yulin 'festival', the Auschwitz (or an Auschwitz for it is not unique) prepared for dogs and cats in China, where folks gather...

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Diplomacy Is Key in Animal Welfare

(5) Comments | Posted 27 April 2015 | (20:36)

This weekend, Sophie Ling, our volunteer outreach worker found herself in the middle of a diplomatic wrangle involving the rescue of 800 cats bound for slaughter in Southern China.

No stranger to negotiations, Human Resources Director Sophie is used to dealing with cultural diversity on a multilateral level. She is...

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World Health Day 2015- How Safe Is Our Food?

(1) Comments | Posted 7 April 2015 | (17:28)

7 April 2015 marks World Health Day when delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health meet in Rungis Paris to discuss the importance of Food Safety.

Their event focuses on the importance of #FoodSafety, outlining how globalisation and the international reach of the food safety chain offers great opportunities...

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Hollywood Arrives at the UK's House of Commons

(1) Comments | Posted 27 January 2015 | (21:55)

The issue of the dog and cat meat, fur and leather trade is no longer under the radar and as Chinese New Year approaches, pressure for change mounts as actors and singers join the fight for change.


It has been barely...

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Struggling to be Heard - Unreported World Expose Vietnam's Dog Snatchers

(14) Comments | Posted 1 October 2014 | (21:08)


20 years ago an amazing woman, and mentor to our cause, South Korean-born activist Kyenan Kum succeeded in getting mainstream airtime on the Korean dog meat trade. But after this programme was broadcast she found that doors were closed rather than opened.

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Hollywood Celebrities Agree: Nothing 'Splendid' About the Dog Meat Trade

(0) Comments | Posted 14 July 2014 | (16:55)

Last Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl thousands attended a glittering evening performance of Chinese Splendor - the finale of a two week extravaganza of dance, music and theatre showcasing an array of national art forms from Chinese culture.

But to me right now, the term 'Chinese Splendor'...

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Tradition or Travesty: China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival - I Say 'NoToDogMeat'

(27) Comments | Posted 20 June 2014 | (09:02)

How are you celebrating the Summer Solstice? In Yulin, China a feast of 10,000 dogs is planned for this weekend.

As a dog lover I cannot imagine anything worse than my best friend used for food - and the thought of her being beaten, hung, skinned, blowtorched or even...

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