Julia de Cadenet holds a current Legal Certificate of Good Standing and acts as voluntary legal advisor to a charity.

In July 2010, Julia de Cadenet was Called to the Bar in England at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. She holds a perfect record of Good Standing. The blog written by Animal Buddy and Buddy for Animals and the defamatory tweet by Peter Egan claiming she has been ” debarred” is completely fabricated . It part of a hate campaign and the cyber bullying/ stalking Ms de Cadenet has been subject to for the last 10 months.

Julia de Cadenet is a dual qualified lawyer currently working in American Immigration . She acts as the voluntary CEO and Legal Advisor of the Charity World Protection for Dogs and Cats in the meat trade. This registered charity 1154524 campaigns to end the cruel dog and cat meat trade.

WPDCMT Update August 2015

Julia De Cadenet, Robert Donkers and Chinese rescuer.
Julia De Cadenet, Robert Donkers and Chinese rescuer.

World Protection for Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade is a UK charity that has been set up to prevent and suppress cruelty to dogs and cats.
We recently held an online fundraiser to help save dogs from the Yulin dog meat festival and provide emergency care. The money raised purchased we have been told including by a leading animal expert that this money saved 500 dogs and 100 cats. Last week our trustees travelled to China to meet the rescuer and above all meet the dogs and cats that have been saved by this person. The welfare of the animals being at all times our priority.
Since we work on the ground with local activists, vets and shelters we were welcomed by various known groups who came with us to visit all the shelters including those which have never been in the press and ones in secret locations. They immediately wanted to help and have direct access to food and medical care at very cost effective rates. They also have a large network of caring volunteers who work on the front lines. We were keen as you are all am sure to:
(a) meet and photograph these 500 dogs and 100 cats in order to check their welfare and ensure donors money had been well spent to date on their care. We wanted to give immediate assistance as we did in the camps we later visited to their needs and the team with us had brought supplies and vaccinations.
(b) under the guidance of a leading animal welfare organisation working on the ground we were able to obtain the information we needed to produce a report (as required by the charity commission) and to immediate plans in motion to secure the welfare of these 500 dogs and 100 cats. They were also able to advise us on the different animals that have come from the recent truck rescues.
All the local shelters and activists who have a large number of volunteers were keen and are still keen to help.
We sincerely wished to visit the 3000 dogs the newspaper had told us were in this rescuers care and find out how we could tangibly help and get others to help. Again our findings were witnessed by local welfare groups who also took us to their own shelters and they discussed with us what they are Chinese volunteers could do.
It really warmed our hearts to know how Chinese people that really care about animals wish to work together and have risk their lives to save them.
We are currently in communication through these on the ground rescue groups with the person in question and the local groups will be going back on a regular basis to keep us updated and continue with their help.
Sadly Facebook and Twitter is banned in China and does not represent a reliable means of communication. When we return we hope many of you will join us so you can also meet these 500 dogs and 100 cats.
We have many stories also to share from the front line having met the rescuers from 306,809,816 rescues.
Thankyou for caring
Please contact our charity directly. We will be holding also a full press conference.
0207 873 2250

Significant Progress on Asia’s Civil Society/ End to Torture.

On September 8-10, 2014, an Asia Regional Civil Society Experience Summit was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Summit brought together more than 96 civil society leaders working in 21 Asian countries and jurisdictions to meet, share experiences, and discuss best practices on how civil society, the international community and governments can build better development partnerships. The Summit was held in response to the Stand with Civil Society agenda that emerged from the roundtable chaired by President Barack Obama and Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson at the United Nations General Assembly of 2013, and was co-convened by The Asia Foundation, Kemitraan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Summit participants acknowledged civil society’s important roles to promote democracy through inclusive and participatory advocacy for all; monitor and evaluate governments’ performance and hold them accountable; provide services to local populations; and educate the public on policies, laws, and rights. Participants also highlighted the leading sectors in which Asian civil society work, which include efforts to strengthen civil society, improve governance and support decentralization, promote and protect human rights, especially for vulnerable and marginalized populations, promote conflict prevention and social cohesion, increase access to justice and strengthen rule of law, and engage media to enhance information dissemination and  access. This statement gives voice to the challenges that Asian civil society encounters as well as actions that civil society, governments, and the international community can jointly undertake to support and empower Asian civil society in achieving above-mentioned efforts Summit participants established the most urgent and important challenges for Asian civil society including:

  •  Lack of understanding and appreciation by many governments of the role of civil society and adherence to a rights-based approach: State actors often lack knowledge and awareness about the role of civil society and are often unappreciative of how CSOs can contribute to service delivery and promote inclusion and participation of the public in determining policies and laws, as well as human rights.
  •  Lack of political will and incentives for change by some state actors: Despite clear evidence of a role for civil society, some state actors remain resistant to change. There is limited or no incentive and accountability structure to motivate change agents.
  •  Restrictive legal and regulatory environment: Some governments have highly restrictive or no mechanism for civil society to form and operate. Freedom of expression, association and assembly are either not respected or observed.
  •  Limited engagement with regional and global partners: CSOs are often isolated and constrained within their country context. Nascent organizations are not aware of similar organizations and/or change agents at the regional or global context. Due to this isolation local civil society organizations are unable to partake in international dialogues, share best practices and lessons learned, and coordinate strategies and mobilization.
  •  Limited use and understanding of innovation and usage of new technologies: Promoting the acceptance and adoption of new innovative approaches that leverage new communication, networking and market-based technology that complement tested traditional approaches in order to promote dialogue and development solutions that benefit all sectors. These efforts are further challenged by the lack of legal, economic and financial policy frameworks that allow the creation of enabling places where governments, private and the academic sectors can partner to empower all citizens in an inclusive, participatory and transparent manner.
  •  Inadequate resources and support: CSO sustainability is threatened by the lack of stable sources of income. Without financial stability, CSOs are limited in their capacity to retain staff, maintain programs and strengthen existing networks and partnerships.

In response to these challenges, participants call on civil society, governments and the international community to act on the following essential issues: 1. Build an enabling environment for civil society: All governments should build an enabling legal, social, and economic environment in which diverse societies can grow and flourish. Human rights defenders should be allowed to work for the vulnerable communities without fear or intimidation. Civil society and the international community should engage and demonstrate to regional, national and local governments the vital role of civil society, build safe meaningful and inclusive mechanisms through which civil society can engage state actors. 2. Promote innovative partnerships with diverse actors and change agents: All governments should recognize and engage civil society as a trusted development partner. Modalities of engagement should be revised and broadened to be inclusive of the whole diverse range of civil society as well as other actors such as the private sector. 3. Leverage information and communication technologies to build and strengthen local and regional networks: Civil society and the international community can utilize online and telecommunication technologies to strengthen coordination and build virtual communities of practice to share information, data, best practices, lessons learned, and contribute each organization’s strength to the community as a whole. Importantly the virtual communities can serve as a communication nexus where civil society will further engage academic institutions, think tanks, and the international community on policy and strategic discourse. 4. Explore innovative means to provide technical, institutional, and financial support to civil society: The international community should improve donor coordination and explore novel approaches to support the development of civil society, including local CSOs and subnational, national and regional CSO networks, which play an important role in strengthening civil society. Sustainability of CSOs can be improved by promoting combined donor granting, philanthropy, and social business income generating models. 5. Build and strengthen civil society transparency, accountability and effective governance: The participants commit to build and strengthen initiatives to strengthen transparency, accountability and effective governance within the sector, especially through self-regulatory mechanisms such as Code of Conduct, self-assessment and certification systems. Governments and the international community should support these efforts. This is a strong call to action from civil society Summit participants to Asian civil society, Asian governments and the international community to further empower civil society and enable them to fulfill their vital role in sustaining democratic and peaceful societies, protection of rights, and provision of services. Civil society participants acknowledge and appreciate the panel of world leaders who helped launch the Stand with Civil Society agenda on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly 2013. We call upon the donors, governments, and international community to ensure continued financial and political commitment to civil society, particularly in closing and closed environments

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More News from Korea

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Update on protest and news around the disgraceful ” Boknai days” in South Korea.

There is talk that Moran Market will close down and be turned into a park – this means change may come. It remains to be seen whether this illegal unregulated industry will be pushed underground- keeping torture behind closed doors.
Activists however in Korea (see photos from Busan) continue to spread awareness.
If you can help us with the NoToDogMeat and NoToCatMeat campaign- please get in touch

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Please Thank Our Fundraising Hikers and Support Notodogmeat!

Fabulous Scottish Animal Lovers

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Our amazing fundraisers Robert, Justin. Madeleine, Ronan, Hannah and Jake completed the final stage of their epic 120 mile West Highland Way hike this week when they reached Fort William. The four dog were rewarded with a well deserved wash and grooming session at the Happi-Dog Grooming Centre! They managed to gain the attention of local MP and ex leader of the Liberal Democrats Charles Kennedy who will be signing EDM 159 which highlights the cruelty of the dog meat trade.
You can still donate to Roberts fundraiser Here.

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