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Chester girl saving cats and canine from slaughter in merciless meat commerce


A lady from Chester has been impressed to vary her life to be able to assist canine and cats caught up within the meat commerce. Angie Mansfield is coaching to turn out to be a veterinary nurse after studying in regards to the commerce and pledging to assist the animals affected.

She at present runs her personal pet sitting and strolling enterprise, however when she is certified she plans to journey overseas to assist out at rescue centres run by the NoToDogMeat charity. The organisation campaigns in opposition to the follow of slaughtering canine and cats for meals or fur, notably in Asia.

Angie mentioned: “I’ve recognized about this for some years, though initially I discovered it arduous to imagine that such cruelty was potential by people. The extra I examine it the extra motivated I felt.

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“I wished to get into animal healthcare, one thing I’ve been pondering of for a few years, so I educated as an Animal Nursing Assistant, and have just lately accomplished my first 12 months of Veterinary Nursing diploma. Even earlier than I am certified I hope to have the ability to head overseas within the goal international locations and get entangled within the care of the animals rescued from this commerce and different animal trafficking and abusive behaviour.

Angie Mansfield is coaching to turn out to be a veterinary nurse

“If we do not communicate and act for these with no voice who’re stricken by people what kind of world are we dwelling in?”

Angie and her mum Wendie just lately went to Crufts the place they spoke to folks in regards to the charity and the meat commerce. The NoToDogMeat charity was based in 2009 by lawyer Julia de Cadenet, who has arrange shelters in China and Cambodia.

Angie added: “Crufts was a extremely constructive expertise to get the message out to many different animal lovers that this therapy of man’s greatest pal (I embrace cats in that) is atrocious and we want everybody’s voice to cease it. It’s an upsetting and horrific subject to speak to folks about so we all know how to talk about the topic sensitively and maintain folks engaged and understanding that they , and all of us can, collectively make a distinction.

“My mum feels the identical about this as me, and different animal welfare points too. She had all the time donated to those causes however she felt she actually wished to do extra. She finds it deeply upsetting, as all of us do, however made a particular effort to place this to at least one aspect and take into consideration the distinction activists could make.

“After we had been again residence after Crufts and we talked in regards to the quantity of people that we had engaged with and now are supporters made us realise how essential animal welfare activism is.”

Angie has one other two years of examine to finish earlier than she qualifies at Wrexham Gyndwr College. She is decided to hold on utilizing her voice, and her expertise for change in that point and past.

NoToDogMeat operating in Cambodia

NoToDogMeat working in Cambodia

She mentioned: “I wish to assist these individuals who had been each campaigning in opposition to the commerce and rescuing the animals. It has been fantastic to spend time with superb and devoted Julia, her supporters, and naturally the spotlight assembly the Canine Meat commerce survivors.”

Julia de Cadenet, CEO of the NoToDogMeat charity, mentioned: “Supporters like Angie and Wendie are what NoToDogMeat is all about. Individuals who have been deeply moved by what they’ve seen, and are determined to do one thing proactive to make a distinction. Individuals wrongly assume that the canine and cat meat commerce is about custom, and that consuming a canine for some cultures is similar as consuming pork or rooster.

“There are two issues with this argument. The primary is that occasions such because the Yulin Canine Meat Pageant started as late as 2009, so hardly a practice. The second is the inhumane and merciless therapy of the animals, many who’re folks’s stolen pets. We can’t cease combating to lift consciousness of this situation till it’s over for good, and within the meantime, an enormous thanks to Angie and Wendie for his or her invaluable assist.”

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