"Let them know that we will love them forever, and vow to ALWAYS be their voice!" - Deborah Hall
Every year, thousands of dogs are brought from puppy mills or stolen from their rightful owners, to be butchered as delicacies in the barbaric Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Dogs are tortured and killed inhumanely; skinned alive and beaten, and crammed in small, overcrowded cages without food and water. This year, Davey’s Voice witnessed this horrific abuse first hand.
Deborah Hall, a Davey’s Voice Board Member, bravely ventured to Yulin on
a mission to rescue dogs who would otherwise end up as meat for the festival, aiding other activists such as Marc Ching of The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation. Deborah has experienced first-hand the kind of horrors we can only imagine. Some of the most horrendous incidents include the murder of a small black and white dog named Spot, who was picked up by a butcher in front of the rescue volunteers before its throat was slit. Another soul shattering moment came when a young pregnant female dog, named Mao Mao, was crammed into a small cage while giving labor to still born pups. Fortunately, Mao Mao survived her ordeal and is under the care of the team.
“I have not had a breakdown yet, but I feel it welling. There has been so much suffering which we will never know and many, many beautiful souls lost.”
Hundreds of dogs have been rescued from this fate, and the team has been working tirelessly to help these sick and traumatized animals. Davey's Voice is sponsoring the rescue, vetting and transport of ~40+1 Yulin China dogs, including Mao Mao, that Deborah Hall has saved from slaughter. Deborah and other volunteers are still in Yulin and continue working to help our survivors recover and gain their strength back. They have endured traumatic horrors require patience, love and care. Dogs with serious injuries will take months to recover as their skin and broken bones heal. Others are well on their way to recovery.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
Davey’s Voice is currently looking for furever homes for all of these rescues, as the process of bringing them to the U.S. is underway. If you are interested in fostering or adopting one of these special dogs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL fosters and adopters will be required to apply in writing, provide references and consent to a home check.
Please also consider supporting the vet care and transportation of these dogs via donation by visiting our Youcaring page. http://bit.ly/DV4YulinDogs
Terminating the Yulin Dog Meat Festival and dog meat consumption in China is something we can only dream of. We know we can’t save them all. We can, however, save some, and we believe that every life is precious. #BeTheirVoice