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Local Pet Rescue Organizations Heading To China to Save Dogs from Dog Meat Slaughter Industry


June 21, 2019

Media Contact:

Deven Soto

Community Relations, Good Karma Pet Rescue

(561) 699-9399

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.Good Karma Pet Rescue is partnering with Big Dog Ranch Rescue and other local rescues to travel to China and rescue dogs from the meat market, which marks the beginning of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival and is seeking financial sponsorship to increase the number of lives they can save.

The Yulin Dog Meat Festival takes place in the southern Chinese city of Yulin each year from June 21-30. Over 10,000 dogs, some rounded up as strays and many of them stolen from their homes, will be rounded up and transported in cruel conditions, then publicly beaten, tortured, slaughtered, and eaten. Despite reports that the festival was banned this year, animal advocates uncovered that those reports are false and have made it their mission to raise funds to keep as many dogs as possible from entering Yulin and keeping them off dinner plates. The organizations believe dogs destined for death at the festival are loving and beautiful souls who wag their tails while being led to slaughter and deserve better. Many are puppies and many more are purebreds, such as Golden and Labrador retrievers.

Good Karma Pet Rescue is seeking animal-loving corporate, individual, or group sponsors to cover the cost of rescuing and transporting dogs, which is $1,000per sponsorship. Rallying groups of friends, coworkers, employers, and businesses to raise $1,000 will save a life.

Once a $1,000 sponsorship donation is ready, businesses or individuals should apply to sponsor at Dogs from the meat market are currently in holding awaiting rescue, and for each dog we are able to rescue, another dog will be rescued from suppliers, in their place.

About Good Karma Pet Rescue of South Florida:

Founded in 2011, by animal lover, Stacey Tollackson Chen, Good Karma is the fastest growing pet rescue in South Florida. Spanning five Florida counties, Good Karma saved, protected, and placed over 1,500 homeless dogs and cats in 2018 through research-based foster, adoption and transport programs. The organization’s philosophy resonates throughout its work done in its community, as well as strives to be a voice for animals in a Global Community, believing “Good Karma is earned by those who help animals animals in need.”

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