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As a community of passionate dog and cat lovers, we have reached over 1.7 Million supports on Change.org!! However, I am looking to expand our tribe in Vancouver.

https://www.change.org/p/president-of-china-compassion-for-canines-please-end-the-yulin-dog-festival

As a fellow dog owner and lover, I was heartbroken to hear that thousands of dogs and cats are brutally tortured and eaten in Yulin, China every year during a 10-day stretch in June. And yes, sadly it's scheduled to continue on as planned this summer.

What's even worse is that many of the dogs transported to The Yulin Dog Meat Festival are pets that have been snatched off of the street near their family homes... still wearing their collars.

Once they arrive in their cramped cages (if they don't succumb to any injuries received during transportation) they are slaughtered in heinous ways in open markets and, shockingly enough, sometimes next to elementary schools.

If you, like me, know that this brutality needs to end, join me in taking a stand for cat and canine compassion.

I will be organizing group dog walks every months in Vancouver, B.C. If you are in the area, feel free to join! For those of you who are interested in joining in the group dog walk to raise awareness of the Yulin Dog Festival, we will be meeting at the off-leash dog park by Stanley Park, which is located within Devonian Harbour Park. Parking is available nearby (Metro Parking - Denman Street). Our next walk is scheduled Sunday, Oct 28th.

We will leave from the park at around 1:30 to walk a loop along the SeaWall, which will take approximately 1hr. So, the entire duration of the event will be about 2 hours (1-3pm). I will be providing water and treats for the dogs, but you are welcome to bring anything you like..or nothing at all, no pressure.

If you know of any other individuals who might be interested, please feel free to invite them as well.

I look forward to meeting you and growing our community.

All my love and appreciation!

- Maria

"The more we are a choir, the more the tune is forced to change."

Upcoming events (5+)

Compassion For Canines Brainstorm Session to End the Yulin Dog Festival

Compassion For Canines Group Sessions

Hello Fellow Dog Lovers of Vancouver! Together we have reached over 1.8 Million supporters on Change.org!! https://www.change.org/p/president-of-china-compassion-for-canines-please-end-the-yulin-dog-festival Let's keep the momentum going! Our next meeting is scheduled for Sunday November 11th at 11am. This will be an indoor meeting held in my building (1328 W. Pender St.) where we will be discussing strategies on how we will spread awareness and finally bring an end to the Yulin Dog Festival. If you would like to connect with other like-minded individuals, work towards a great cause, and share your ideas, I would love to hear your input! Please bring a notebook and pen, so that we can brainstorm our ideas. Please buzz #2903

Compassion For Canines Brainstorm Session to End the Yulin Dog Festival

Compassion For Canines Group Sessions

Hello Fellow Dog Lovers of Vancouver! Together we have reached over 1.8 Million supporters on Change.org!! https://www.change.org/p/president-of-china-compassion-for-canines-please-end-the-yulin-dog-festival Let's keep the momentum going! Our next meeting is scheduled for Sunday November 11th at 11am. This will be an indoor meeting held in my building (1328 W. Pender St.) where we will be discussing strategies on how we will spread awareness and finally bring an end to the Yulin Dog Festival. If you would like to connect with other like-minded individuals, work towards a great cause, and share your ideas, I would love to hear your input! Please bring a notebook and pen, so that we can brainstorm our ideas. Please buzz #2903

Group Dog Walks to Spread Compassion and End the Yulin Dog Festival

Hello Fellow Dog Lovers of Vancouver! For those of you who are interested in joining in the group dog walk to raise awareness of the Yulin Dog Festival, we will be meeting at the off-leash dog park by Stanley Park at 1pm, which is located within Devonian Harbour Park. Parking is available nearby (Metro Parking - Denman Street). I have attached a photo for reference. If you would like to see more photos, feel free to email me at [masked]. We will leave from the park at around 1:30 to walk a loop along the SeaWall, which will take approximately 1hr. So, the entire duration of the event will be about 2 hours (1-3pm).

Compassion For Canines Brainstorm Session to End the Yulin Dog Festival

Compassion For Canines Group Sessions

Hello Fellow Dog Lovers of Vancouver! Together we have reached over 1.8 Million supporters on Change.org!! https://www.change.org/p/president-of-china-compassion-for-canines-please-end-the-yulin-dog-festival Let's keep the momentum going! Our next meeting is scheduled for Sunday November 11th at 11am. This will be an indoor meeting held in my building (1328 W. Pender St.) where we will be discussing strategies on how we will spread awareness and finally bring an end to the Yulin Dog Festival. If you would like to connect with other like-minded individuals, work towards a great cause, and share your ideas, I would love to hear your input! Please bring a notebook and pen, so that we can brainstorm our ideas. Please buzz #2903

Past events (7)

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