Taipei mayor hangs medals on guide dogs

Taipei Times
Date:  Nov 29, 2015
By: Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

Ahead of the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, left, puts an award around a guide dog’s neck at an event in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, left, puts an award around a guide dog’s neck at an event in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, left, puts an award around a guide dog’s neck at an event in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

Thursday next week, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday conferred medals on seven Labrador retrievers in recognition of their service to visually impaired people and talked about his theory on why it is important to care for people in need.

Ko said in the opening speech at the awards ceremony that the city government planned to give awards to 10 guide dogs, but three of them were absent.

“What happened to the other three? Did they take a day off or are they on duty?” Ko asked, prompting laughter from the audience.     [FULL  STORY]

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