Date: Nov 03, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Animal rights activists protested outside the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in
Taipei yesterday, accusing migrant workers of eating stray animals.
Nearly 200 protesters gathered outside the representative office, holding up placards showing photographs of dead dogs and other animals, which they said had been posted on Facebook by Vietnamese migrant workers.
Small pet dogs were held by numerous protesters, several of whom also pushed their pets in baby carriages.
Numerous protesters accused Vietnamese migrant workers of being responsible for the disappearance of feral cats and dogs, calling on the representative office to take “effective measures” to stop its citizens from killing feral animals, including “information sharing” and “advocacy” for the workers before they arrive to make them aware of the nation’s legal and cultural norms.
Daan District Wenzhou Community Development Association president Ho Chan-han (何承翰) said that several feral cats had disappeared or been killed in his neighborhood, with Vietnamese migrants workers admitting responsibility. [FULL STORY]