China Gets a Wake-Up Call with Animals Asia’s New ‘Say No to Cat and Dog Meat’ Campaign
An estimated 5 million dogs are slaughtered for human consumption every year, according to Animal Asia. Kept in cramped, filthy, small wire cages with other dogs, these animals suffer from the moment they’re brought into the highly unregulated dog meat industry and as they exit it — often killed by electrocution, hanging or beatings.
In May, the Asia Canine Protection Alliance (ACPA) was formed by Animals Asia, Change for Animals Foundation, Humane Society International and Soi Dog Foundation to end the dog meat trade in Asian countries like Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
Now, Animals Asia is tackling the Chinese dog and cat trade with their newest advertisements focused on three themes, “Partner in Growth,” “Guardian,” and “Stray,” which advise Chinese consumers to “Be Healthy. Say No to Cat and Dog Meat.”
A total of 279 advertisements can now be found across China in train stations, bus stations and elevators in 14 major cities from Beijing to Shezhen.