Coronavirus: China Relaxes Social Distancing

For the first time since the outbreak began, in China there have been no new confirmed cases caused by local transmission reported for five consecutive days up to 23 March 2020. This is an indication that the social distancing measures enacted in China have led to control of COVID-19 in the country. At the peak of the outbreak in China (early February), there were between 2,000 and 4,000 new confirmed cases per day.

Dr Kylie Ainslie, co-author of the report from the MRC GIDA and J-IDEA at Imperial College London, explained: “Our report shows initial evidence that, after successful containment of COVID-19 with strict social distancing measures, those strict measures may be relaxed, and economic activities resumed without the recurrence of local transmission.”

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Coronavirus: China Bans Eating Wildlife — NoToDogMeat Blog

For years our charity has lobbied about the health risks associated with the way Asia tortures and eats animals indiscriminately. Now finally, as a result of coronavirus China has fast-tracked a decision to prohibit the consumption of wildlife and this law comes into effect immediately China’s wildlife trade and consumption industry is a multibillion-dollar industry […]

via Coronavirus: China Bans Eating Wildlife — NoToDogMeat Blog

New Laws mean Music Publishers need to “clean up” MetaData to get paid faster

Now that the U.S. Copyright Office has designated the NMPA, NSAI, and SONA-backed Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) to begin implementation of the Music Modernization Act (MMA), the time has come for the music publishing industry to get its act together regarding data.

https://eu.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2019/10/07/how-music-publishers-can-improve-their-data-hygiene/3896091002/

Revoke Article 50 Petition

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Proof over 4 Million people in just a few days signed a petition and verified their signatures to Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

Brit or Bot?

Update – 15.48 Hours Friday March 22nd 2019:

Conclusions remain unchanged:

  • There is nothing to suggest bots based outside of the UK are impacting on this petition in terms of numbers of signatures and the figures of non-UK signatories are not significant.
  • The data available suggest that signatures are largely genuine and non-domestic signatures are indicative of ex-pats signing the petition.
  • We suspect that efforts may have been made to deny service to the petitions website, preventing users from signing the petition but restrict our view to suspicion in the absence of verified information.
  • It is clear that disinformation is being spread to attempt to discredit this petition by known disinformation actors.
  • Anyone claiming that bots are active either has access to data which isn’t publicly available or is aware or complicit in such activity.

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UK Parliamentarians Vow to End the Dog Meat Trade

Just when i had lost all faith in the Conservatives they are finally speaking out for the dogs and cats used for food and fur. ( Only took us 6 years of lobbying)

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We are pleased to support the UK parliament and the proposed bill to ban the sale and transportation of dog meat in the UK

The incredible Jim Shannon MP spoke out firmly against the heinous dog meat trade. Watch his heartfelt speech here:

https://bit.ly/2VkVtcL

This was followed by highly Informative talk by Bill Wiggins MP, who was equally passionately about ending the dog meat trade.

https://bit.ly/2Nl3jQI

Last but not least, Giles Watling MP who took the leadin the debate.

Our CEO provided yesterday’s meeting with some information about the cat meat trade and urged MP’s to take into account the fact dog and cat fur was being sold in London. Our Charity is working to engage them with our WHO/OIE contacts, as well as inviting them to attend the UN under the umbrella of our Charity who have Special Status as Consultants the UN Eco Soc Council.

To follow updates…

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UK Set to Ban Dog Meat

It is hard to believe it has been six years since we founded the global NoToDogMeat campaign and a charity called World Protection for Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade. Totally unique a charity with Objects not just to end suffering to dogs and cats but stop them being skinned and blowtorched alive.

When we first campaigned against Yulin and even when I went there to face the horror hardly everyone knew about it. The biggest response we got in London was

“Well we don’t eat dogs here do we? ” What people did not realise was there was actually no law to prevent people from doing that.

Now finally following the example set in the USA the UK is finally debating a bill to Lead By Example and send a message #CrueltyIsNotCool

We have come a long way since my e-petition in 2012 Urging the UK Government to ACT  when they responded to say there was little they can do.

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