On a sunny Friday morning, more than 30 people
gathered in a meeting room at the Yunlin County Council.
from all walks of life: activists, students, government officials and county
councilors from opposing parties, but they were there for one reason: to
improve animal rights in the county.
The four councilors signed their
names on a poster, pledging to improve animal rights. The participants then
took turns to speak about their concerns, which ranged from the lack of
convenient animal adoption information and damage to the natural habitat of
pitta birds, to reports of dog meat consumption in the county.
don't tackle the problem at the source, we will have a never-ending stream
of stray dogs and cats that need adoption," said Ho Tsung-hsun (何宗勳), a
long-time social activist who established a committee last year to organize
such meetings around Taiwan.