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Sunday, December 23, 2012

MUST READ! - Out of the dog meat trade ..into agony! (a behind the scenes look at what happens to dogs once they are ''rescued'' from traders )..

MUST READ! - Out of the dog meat trade ..into agony! (a behind the scenes look at what happens to dogs once they are ''rescued'' from traders ).. LINK: http://www.causes.com/causes/644857-let-s-turn-facebook-orange-for-animal-cruelty-awareness/actions/1694898 WHAT HAPPENS TO THE DOGS RESCUED FROM THE TRADERS? ...they live on happily ever after..right? .... *** WRONG!!! *** Please read and share this news. A British journalist working on a documentary investigation into what happens to animals that are supposedly freed from those involved in the illicit business finds that in three out of four cases a Vietnamese dinner plate is exchanged for a Thai grave! Photos taken immediately following a raid on a canine meat traders' compound in Sakhon Nakhon province in January show dogs seemingly relieved to have escaped from the tiny cages into which they had been crammed. Wide-eyed puppies can be seen among well-groomed dogs with collars _ which, along with their ease among volunteer workers, suggests many of the animals supplying the illicit trade were people's pets. Some of these images feature in the first few minutes of a documentary that is currently running in instalments as part of a web series on YouTube, Dogs of Thailand, by John Keeble, a former Fleet Street journalist with more than 50 years in the business. Keeble has been coming to Thailand since 1975 and has lived here for six years. His lifelong passion for animal rights drew him first to the Soi Dog Foundation and from discussions with people there to the plight of animals trapped in the dog meat trade. He decided on the documentary series as the best way to get across his message. (The Soi Dog Foundation has also commissioned a documentary about Keeble's investigations into the dog trade that is being produced in the UK and will be available at the end of the year.) The fates of the dogs pictured in the opening minutes of Keeble's documentary, 1,968 of them seized from a trader in Sakhon Nakhon's tambon Tha Rae, serve as a case study answering the question of what happens to dogs once they are ''rescued'' from traders. PLEASE read and share the story, it's very informative and so very sad. Are there ever any happy ending stories from this horrifying cruelty? News story link: (with more pictures - non graphic) http://www.bangkokpost.com/feature/charities/317809/rescued-from-dog-meat-trade-delivered-into-agony PLEASE watch the documentary that is currently running in instalments as part of a web series on YouTube, Dogs of Thailand, by John Keeble, a former Fleet Street journalist with more than 50 years in the business. *** this video (posted below) is not as distressing as the others *** Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WSQExWtFVM

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