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Breaking! Largest Dog Meat Auction House In South Korea Closes Following Lady Freethinker Investigation

Before and After: L – Dogs at the Nakwon Auction House photo from Lady Freethinker. R – The Nakwon Auction house has been shut down photo from City of Namyangju

In a major victory for animal advocates, what is most-likely the largest remaining dog meat auction house in South Korea, Nakwon Auction House, closed this week, following an inspection by Mayor Cho Kwang-han of the premise’s illegal dog meat farm and auction in the city of Namyangju. The dogs have been removed from the facility, and the owner has voluntarily reported the business’ closure to the government.

Photos from City of Namyangju

The closure follows an undercover investigation in summer 2020 by animal rights nonprofit Lady Freethinker that captured footage and images of captive dogs kept and sold at Nakwon Auction House. As previously reported by WAN last year, the investigation found more than 200 dogs being held in 60 metal crates and cages, each containing three to four dogs.

Dogs in auction house photos from Lady Freethinker

The closure follows a wider crackdown on dog meat farming in Namyangju by Mayor Cho. In January 2021, Mayor Cho had convened a joint meeting of relevant departments to discuss measures to counter illegal activities of the dog farm and auction house. In the meeting, he demanded the departments take strong administrative measures with regard to legal violations that result in public harm and environmental damage. The city had also filed a complaint with law enforcement authorities and was taking administrative measures against the dog farm and auction house on charges of constructing an unlawful structure and changing its usage without a permit.

Photos from City of Namyangju

“We applaud Mayor Cho for his decisive action, which sends a strong international message that dog meat farming must become a thing of the past,” Nina Jackel, Founder and President of Lady Freethinker, said in a statement sent to WAN. “Lady Freethinker’s investigation of Nakwon Auction House found terrified dogs cowering in cramped, dirty cages while workers jabbed them with metal hooks. Breeding and farming dogs for meat causes enormous and unnecessary animal suffering.”

Following its investigation this summer, Lady Freethinker also launched a petition urging Mayor Cho to shut down Nakwon Auction House; the petition received more than 46,000 signatures. Representatives from Lady Freethinker’s local partner, Save Korean Dogs, delivered the petition to Mayor Cho’s office. Save Korean Dogs also presented Lady Freethinker’s investigative footage and discussed the animal cruelty at Nakwon Auction House with the city’s agricultural department and the mayor’s secretary, and staged protests outside the auction.

Protest photo by Save Korean Dogs

Dog meat farming in South Korea remains legal, but consumer demand for the meat remains low. The Korean Animal Welfare Association found in a 2019 poll of South Koreans that just 12.2% of respondents were still eating dogs, down from 13% in 2018. It was also reported that 41% of those that used to eat dogs, are no longer doing so, up from 39.5% in 2018.

Sadly, an estimated million dogs continue to suffer in South Korea’s horrifying meat trade. That is why Congresswoman Han Jeong-ae recently introduced House Bill 7035 which advocates for an amendment to the country’s Animal Protection Act that would explicitly ban the slaughtering and processing of dogs for food or their meat.

Please sign Lady Freethinker’s new petition to urger the passage of this crucial bill to ban South Korea’s brutal dog meat trade, HERE!

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Breaking! South African Customs Seize More Than USD $3.5 Million Worth Of Rhino Horn Headed To Malaysia

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) Customs Unit seized a shipment of rhino horn that was destined for Malaysia. The estimated value of the recovered horn is R 53 172 000, which is worth more than $3.5 million U.S. dollars.

The Customs Detector Dog Unit at O.R. Tambo International Airport found a suspicious shipment that was declared as ‘HP Cartridges Developers.’ The three-piece shipment was taken to a X-ray scanner for inspection, where the image analysis reflected objects resembling the shape of rhino horns. The shipment was then taken for physical inspection and that’s when 18 pieces of rhino horn weighing 63kg were found concealed in clothing.

This is the fourth rhino horn bust by SARS Customs at the O.R.Tambo International Airport between July of 2020 to February of 2021. The overall weight of the rhino horn seized in these four cases was 277.30kg with an estimated value of R 234 114 206, which is worth more than $15.7 million U.S. dollars.

When the rhino horns were discovered, Customs officers immediately called Hawks, the Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation, who confiscated the shipment for further investigation.

Commissioner Edward Kieswetter congratulated the Customs officers on their excellent work and warned the perpetrators of this crime that SARS, together with other law enforcement agencies, would spare no efforts in confronting and dealing decisively with any criminal malfeasance. Those that are involved in such egregious and merciless killing and mutilation of rhinoceros will be brought to justice.

“Those that are determined to destroy the rich natural endowment of our country, which is a common treasure and heritage for all, which we should look after for future generations, will be met with unwavering commitment of our officers to enforce the law,” Kieswetter said in a statement.

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Breaking! A Generous Donor Protects 300 Acres Of South Oahu’s Rainforest To Save Native Species In Hawaii

A 300-acre parcel of rainforest in the southern Ko‘olau mountains in Oahu will now be protected indefinitely, due to a generous donation by a compassionate landowner in the Pia Valley. The Hawaiian Department of Land and Resources (DLNR) announced that Patricia Godfrey gifted the irreplaceable rainforest land to protect Hawaii’s native species.

Expected to be called the Pia Natural Area Reserve (NAR), the donation removes the land from private hands and makes it public land managed by the DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW). The new reserve will most-likely be accessible by foot and could be visited for recreational uses, hiking, and education.

“We hope to make this beautiful area even better by actively managing the ecosystem for native plants, birds, and animals,” DOFAW Oahu botanist, Susan Ching, said in a statement.

The land extends the summit ridge of the Ko‘olau and encompasses upper portions of Pia valley, directly upland of the Hawai‘iloa and Niu Valley subdivisions.

“This will leave an incredible legacy,” noted Christopher Miller, DOFAW’S Oahu NAR Manager. “As a Natural Area Reserve, we will strive to keep the native forest as intact as possible.”

On a recent trip up the trail and overlooking the Pia Valley, DOFAW Watershed Planner Katie Ersbak said, “The rare, threatened, and endangered species that occupy this valley are why we were very interested in protecting it. As others have commented, we hope to bring it into the Natural Area Reserve system, which is a special designation for places high in biological diversity, which has rare species in native forests, and watershed recharge value as well.”

“I am delighted to have been able to play a part in securing the future of Pia Valley as a protected wilderness,” said Godfrey. “On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to thank our state conservationists and all who protect and defend our vital wild lands and the sanctuary they provide for their plant and animal inhabitants.“

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Breaking! ARM’s Latest Undercover Investigation Exposes Extreme Animal Cruelty At Mary’s Ranch, Matador Cabrera Slaughterhouse In South Florida

Today, Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) released findings from its latest undercover investigation, Operation Mary’s Ranch, Matadero Cabrera. Owned and operated by Rodolfo Cabrera for more than 43 years, Mary’s Ranch, Matadero Cabrera Slaughterhouse is known for its live animal markets where live animals, including goats, lambs, cows, chickens, and pigs, are sold to customers who wait while the poor animals are barbarically killed and butchered for their meat.

As explained in a press conference held this morning, an ARM undercover operative was hired as a meat processor at the South Florida-based slaughterhouse, which is the only USDA federal slaughter operation in the area.

USDA appointed inspectors and federal veterinarians are stationed on-site to reportedly oversee, mandate, and regulate food safety requirements, as well as the treatment of animals when the animals are sold and slaughtered for human consumption.

However, ARM’s investigation, which included the first unannounced inspection of the facility, unveiled felony violations involving animal abuse, torture, inhumane handling of animals, and selling of unadulterated meat, as well as incriminating evidence of the gross misconduct of the Humane Slaughter Act of the United States.

The evidence made it clear that Cabrera is a threat to both animal and public safety.

Some of the violations observed by ARM’s undercover investigator included, but are not limited to:

  • PROLONGED TORTURE – Untrained workers killed cows using captive bolt guns with improper techniques. Horrifically, ARM documented multiple occasions where seven to eight attempts were made before the animals were knocked down, which is a felony criminal act. Void of using any stunning methods, the animals were subsequently stabbed to death.

  • ANIMALS DROWNED ALIVE IN BOILING WATER – Pigs were not stunned in alignment with the USDA Humane Slaughter Act. Inadequate voltages were also used to electrocute the animals who were stabbed and thrown into vats of boiling water while alive and conscious.

  • CUSTOMERS PARTICIPATING IN THE KILLING PROCESS – ARM documented workers taking random customers onto the killing floors and handing them loaded bolt guns to partake in the killing process for non-religious reasons. The animals suffered immensely.

These serious violations and criminal acts occurred in the presence of USDA inspectors, veterinarians, and local law enforcement officers. No interception was ever witnessed by ARM.

“Crimes against these innocent animals have been happening for decades at this house of horrors, with the knowledge of USDA inspectors and law enforcement alike. It is shocking that it took a small charity to go undercover to bring to light the extreme violations occurring at the Mary’s Ranch, Matador Cabrera Slaughterhouse,” said ARM Founder, Richard “Kudo” Couto.

You can help all animals and our planet by choosing compassion on your plate and in your glass. #GoVeg

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Breaking! Undercover Investigation Exposes South African President’s Secret Ties To Trophy Hunting, Including A 50% Stake In Tsala Hunting Safaris

PETA has uncovered South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s hidden connections to, and investments in, the trophy hunting industry. The revelations came after the group released video footage of an American tourist who ineptly shot and killed a young elephant on a nature reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park.

PETA’s recordings of Ramaphosa’s managers reveal that he is quietly developing and expanding a trophy hunting property called Diepdrift and stocking it with animals from his personal wildlife-breeding operation, Phala Phala. He also owns a 50% stake in Tsala Hunting Safaris.

Two hunters pose with a leopard they just killed. Animals like these aren’t available for hunting at Diepdrift, which is why Tsala Hunting Safaris partners with other outfitters to provide them. As long as the hunts are brokered by Tsala, as this one was, the president of South Africa still gets a cut.

The group recorded conversations in which Ramaphosa’s staff members admit that he shares equally in the profits from all hunts conducted through Tsala and spoke of the importance of concealing his involvement.

One said, “We try to keep the president’s name actually out of the hunting thing. So [Ramaphosa] wants to spare himself this, how can I say, bad publicity and all of that. So we got to do it under a different name brand, where none of my name or his name are connected to it.”

This lion hunt was brokered by Tsala Hunting Safaris

“President Ramaphosa is lining his pockets through the cold-blooded murder of gentle, curious elephants and other wildlife, who deserve protection, not exploitation,” said the President of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, in an email sent to WAN. “The majority of South Africans will not applaud their president for auctioning off the country’s wildlife to overseas trophy hunters for personal profit.”

PETA’s video shows an elephant peacefully wandering out of the bush as an American trophy hunter and his guides lie in wait. The American then shoots the elephant in the head and watches as he falls to his knees. The suffering animal looks at the shooting party as the man, who paid $30,000 to kill him, is given instructions from his guides on how to shoot more accurately. He finally shoots him four more times, causing him to rumble in distress and to warn others.

The shooter later paid nearly $20,000 to have the elephant’s body parts preserved for shipment to the United States, prompting PETA to renew its call for UPS to enact a ban on transporting wildlife trophies. More than 40 airlines have banned the transport of wildlife trophies since 2015. UPS has already banned the transport of shark fins, certain live animals, and ivory, but it is still enabling the trophy hunting industry.

Please sign PETA’s form to urge UPS to ban the shipment of hunting trophies HERE! (Bottom of the page)

Trophy Hunters Put The ‘Con’ In Conservation.

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WAN Exclusive With Nina Jackel, Founder Of Lady Freethinker, About Undercover Investigation Exposing Horror At Dog Meat Auction House In South Korea

Photos from Lady Freethinker

A new undercover investigation this summer by animal rights nonprofit Lady Freethinker captured footage and images of confined dogs kept and sold in what is likely the largest remaining dog meat auction in South Korea at Nakwon Auction House in the city of Namyangju.

The auction and investigation took place during the Bok Nal Dog Eating Days, believed to be the hottest days of the year, when dog meat is consumed out of a mistaken belief that it will have a cooling effect. The dogs are typically cooked as boshintang, or dog meat soup, for Bok Nal.

WAN caught up with Founder and President of Lady Freethinker, Nina Jackel, about the investigation which found more than 200 dogs in metal crates and cages yelping in fear as an auctioneer prodded them with a metal hook. The investigation documented that there were 60 numbered cages, each containing three to four dogs.

“Lady Freethinker has partnered for years with an organization in Gimpo, South Korea, called Save Korean Dogs (SKD), run by a dedicated woman named Nami Kim who rescues dogs from the dog meat trade and works with local legislators to end the industry,” Jackel told WAN, noting that they had someone on the ground to film footage of SKD’s work, when the auction house opportunity presented itself. “The videographer was so brave, and wore a hidden camera even though the facility is on high alert for animal activists.”

“The ultimate goal is to save thousands of dogs from suffering at this facility by exposing what happens there,” noted Jackel, who wants officials to close down this auction house, which is most-likely operating illegally by not following regulations. “Our partner Nami, has already met with the mayor’s office following the release of the investigation, and is planning more visits.”

Unfathomably, South Korea remains the only country in the world with large-scale, commercial dog meat farms despite a decline in consumer demand for the meat by locals. The Korean Animal Welfare Association found in a 2019 poll of South Koreans that just 12.2% of respondents were still eating dogs, down from 13% in 2018. And, 41% reported that they used to eat dogs but were no longer doing so, up from 39.5% in 2018.

Lady Freethinker, in partnership with Save Korean Dogs, is also currently sponsoring 20 taxi ads in the city of Paju that state that “Dogs are not food but family,” and has been conducting undercover investigations since 2018; including one that exposed a dogfight breeder in Chile, which resulted in the strongest-ever sentence for animal cruelty in the nation.

While most major dog meat auction houses in South Korea have closed, Nakwon Auction House is believed to be the largest one remaining. The deplorable auction house is operating in a residential area and is advertised as a dog breeding facility. 

Please sign the petition urging Namyangju Mayor Cho Kwang-han to shut Nakwon Auction House down for good, HERE!

You can help all animals and our planet by choosing compassion on your plate and in your glass. #GoVeg

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Australia’s Marine Life Death Toll Continues To Rise With Shocking Data Released About New South Wales Shark Net Problem

Annual data just released on the deaths of iconic marine life in New South Wales reveals shark nets as the cause of many species becoming entangled including dolphins and turtles. The data is from two leading marine conservation groups, Humane Society International (HSI) and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). A total of 480 animals were caught in 51 shark nets in the past year (September to April), of which a shocking 284 sharks, dolphins, turtles, and rays were killed in the nets, according to data published on July 31st by the Department of Primary Industries.

HSI/Australia and AMCS are calling for the Berejiklian Government to end the NSW Shark Meshing Program, particularly as shark nets don’t reduce the risk of unprovoked shark interactions. Many threatened and protected species were caught in the nets, including: 7 dolphins, 10 turtles, and 31 critically endangered grey nurse sharks. 

“NSW DPI has made great progress in developing a suite of effective tools to manage the inherently low risk of shark bites, including drone surveillance, personal shark deterrents, and education—all of which are much more effective at protecting ocean users than nets,” said Lawrence Chlebeck, Marine Campaigner with HSI/Australia in an email sent to WAN. “This includes the recent commitment to expand drone surveillance across additional NSW beaches. All of this is building to an end to shark nets, and this new wildlife death tally should surely be the last straw for the NSW Government.”

Shark nets are a relic of the past having been introduced in the 1930s when little was known about shark behaviour and their importance in the ecosystem. The truth is that shark nets don’t make swimmers safer and they take a terrible toll on marine life—costing the lives of turtles, dolphins, sharks, and rays. It is high time the NSW Government consigns shark nets to the history books where they belong,” continued Chlebeck.

“The only guarantee we have from these nets, are the drownings of iconic wildlife like dolphins and turtles. For over 80 years in NSW, tens of thousands of animals have drowned at netted beaches,” said Dr. Leonardo Guida, shark scientist at the AMCS. “Shark nets were removed along the North Coast of NSW because the local communities opposed the unacceptable wildlife death toll. Newcastle, Sydney, and Wollongong need to do the same. We ask the NSW Government to continue their progress and bring an end to the nets. This must be the last meshing season.”

The NSW Shark meshing program runs annually from September 1st to April 30 from Newcastle to Wollongong. Of the 395 animals reported caught in the nets during the 2018-2019 period, 372 were non-target species and 179 were either threatened or protected under NSW or Federal law, or listed on international threatened species lists.

Even those animals released alive are not guaranteed survival as the stress and injury of entanglement can cause death soon after.

Originally meant as a means to “fish-down” shark populations, the nets are culling devices. Contrary to popular belief, reducing shark populations does not reduce the already small risk of shark bites, as recently confirmed in HSI vs GBRMPA and QDAF at the Queensland Administrative Appeals Tribunal. In its decision, the Tribunal stated “the lethal component of the Shark Control Program does not reduce the risk of unprovoked shark interactions. The scientific evidence before us is overwhelming in this regard.”

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9 Members Of South Africa’s Most Notorious Wildlife Trafficking Gang Sentenced To More Than 56 Years In Prison

After years of investigations and collecting evidence, nine members of one of Southern Africa’s most prolific wildlife trafficking gangs were sentenced by a Malawi court to a total of 56.5 years in prison.

The convicted were members of the Lin-Zhang syndicate and each was found guilty of at least one wildlife trafficking offense of a listed or protected species including: pangolins, rhino horn, ivory, and hippo teeth.

Among them was Mrs. Quinhua Zhang, who was convicted of possession of rhino horn and an illegal firearm following her arrest at a raid in May 2019.

Zhang is the wife of Yunhua Lin, the alleged kingpin of the syndicate, who was arrested in August of 2019 following a three-month manhunt. Lin, reportedly, was also recently sentenced to 11 years imprisonment for the possession of rhino horn, conspiracy, and money-laundering.

“Following years of concerted efforts and overcoming countless obstacles, this small nation has demonstrated how, with political will and determination, to dismantle one of Africa’s most prolific organized international crime syndicates,” Mary Rice, Executive Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), said in a statement.

The Lin-Zhang syndicate has been operating in Malawi for more than a decade.

“Fighting crime on this scale demands sophistication, collaboration, courage, and tenacity,” continued Rice. “Malawi should be immensely proud, and other African countries currently battling the scourge of illegal wildlife trade would do well to follow this example of global leadership.”

The sentiment was echoed by Brighton Kumchedwa, Director of Malawi National Parks and Wildlife. 

“It is critical that wildlife criminals can expect to feel the full weight of the law and the message needs to be loud and clear: Malawi is no longer a playground for the likes of the Lin-Zhang syndicate that exploit our natural heritage, damage our economy, incite corruption, and pose a risk to national security,” stated Kumchedwa. This is indeed a victory for the Malawi, and a victory for wildlife in particular.”

The sentences handed down yesterday at the Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court, in Lilongwe, were:

  • Quinhua Zhang – A total of 11 years in prison (seven years for possession of rhino horn and four years for an illegal firearm, to be served consecutively);

  • Li Hao Yuan – A total of 11 years in prison (seven years possession of rhino horn and four years for an illegal firearm, to be served consecutively, plus 1.5 years for possession of pangolin scales, served concurrently);

  • Yanwu Zhuo – A total of seven years in prison (possession of rhino horn);

  • Ya Shen Zhuo – A total of seven years in prison (possession of rhino horn);

  • Jinfu Zeng – A total of eight years in prison (five years for possession of pangolin scales and three years for possession of worked ivory, to be served concurrently);

  • Guozhong Zhang – A total of three years in prison (two years for possession of pangolin scales and three years for possession of worked ivory, to be served concurrently);

  • Guohua Zhang – A total of three years in prison (possession of worked ivory);

  • Cosmas Sakugwa – A total of 1.5 years in prison (possession of worked ivory);

  • Steven Daza – A total of 1.5 years in prison (possession of hippo teeth).

In total, 14 members of the syndicate were apprehended last year. Of the remaining syndicate members arrested in May of 2019, one Chinese and two Malawian nationals, Cheng Qiang, James Mkwezalamba, and Julius Sanudia, have each been sentenced to three years in prison for possession of live pangolins or pangolin scales.

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WAN Exclusive With John Garcia, Founder Of Soldiers For Wildlife, As The Non-Profit Makes Historic Moves In South Africa

It is not uncommon for people who visit Africa to describe the experience as life-changing. What differs, is what people do after the experience.

For Navy veteran John Garcia, nothing would ever be the same as his life took on a profound new purpose creating the non-profit Soldiers For Wildlife, an organization dedicated to combating the poaching crisis in Southern Africa by creating elite anti-poaching units, uplifting and educating local communities, and working to preserve wild lands.

WAN had the opportunity to speak with Garcia about Soldiers For Wildlife and what makes his incredible organization so unique.

“Soldiers For Wildlife got its name in order to pay homage to the rangers in Africa that have lost their lives fighting to protect not only their heritage, but our world’s most sacred treasures,” Garcia explained to WAN, noting that the organization is focused on making a difference the “right way,” which includes empowering and giving back to the local communities.

While temporarily delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Garcia and his partners are currently coordinating flights to return to Africa to finalize plans for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

In an unprecedented move, the local Chiefdom has granted Soldiers for Wildlife the ability to sign a 99-year renewable lease and to take over the protection of more than 150,000 acres of pristine wilderness in the Central Province of Zambia. Soldiers For Wildlife already protects 20,000 acres in the region.

Garcia shared that there are an estimated 10,000 poachers in and around Kafue National Park at any given time. The organization’s increased land coverage is just east of the Park; all of which lie within the most poached region of the country.

While the land currently has no protection against trophy hunters and poachers, the goal is to ultimately have it serve as a safe haven for threatened and endangered species such as African wild dogs and elephants.

Sadly, COVID-19 has also impacted fundraising and constrained resources for this crucial project during this critical time.

“We need to rush to get it going during the dry season, so we need funds by the end of August in order to have the program up and running by 2021,” Garcia told WAN, explaining that not much can be done on the land during the wet months between late November and April.

Both a community and a conservation project, the initiative will create more than 80 jobs for indigenous people, as well as invest in infrastructure that will benefit the local community, including the building and operation of the Dung Beetle Bush School.

“Looking ahead, a primary focus of our ongoing efforts will be education and research into minimizing our footprint and allowing the ecosystem to recover and flourish,” said Garcia. “All branches of our Dung Beetle Bush School will focus on subjects such as: ecology, ethology, anti-poaching, tracking, and more. Each course educates about the crisis facing the wildlife and wilderness of the African continent, as well as the issues our natural world faces on a global scale.”

Dung Beetle Bush School will also serve as a prerequisite for the training of Game Scouts and volunteers if they are positioned in the field.

“Education is at the heart of change. We can fight back all we want against the numerous forces we are up against but if we don’t educate and hit the hearts and minds of people across the globe, we will most certainly lose,” Garcia told WAN. “The fight for our natural world is by far the greatest challenge we face today as a species. It decides if the lives of humans and those that we share the world with today will live on.”

“We should not be doing this because of our own survival, but for others,” continued Garcia, noting that the suffering of Africa’s animals and the mass genocides that are taking place across the globe, as well as the extermination of our natural world, are all due to our own negligence. “We have to do this, because, it is simply the right thing to do.”

There are many ways to help and support Soldiers For Wildlife, such as sponsoring a puppy to become a member of their canine unit team. This team will be integrated for both daily patrols and a quick reaction force in the events of security breaches. More ways to contribute to this amazing organization can be found HERE! 

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