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A GOLDEN RETRIEVER LEFT BEHIND IN YULIN




In 2014, while in Yulin (where the infamous dog meat festival is held), Duo Duo's founder Andrea Gung met an 8-year-old boy named Xiao-Yi. At that time, he was terrified of dogs. So when she recently received a photo of him and a golden retriever, she was almost in tears.


He wrote that this really gentle golden retriever, GeGe, made him fall in love with dogs.






The story began in 2014, one day after the horrible dog meat festival. Andrea was getting ready to leave Yulin with a broken heart when a young woman who previoulsy had helped Duo Duo organize a protest in Yulin called.


She told Andrea that she had just rescued a golden retriever from a slaughterhouse. She wanted to know if she could bring the dog back to the U.S. Andrea rushed over to see what she could do.


When she got there, Mr. Guang, a young man who had also helped Duo Duo during the festival, was there. He expressed a desire to keep the golden retriever because he felt a special connection to her. He had already named her GeGe (Princess).

Andrea really wanted to say no because the last place in the world to leave a dog behind is Yulin. But when she saw the bonding between them, she gave in. She told Mr. Guang, "If it doesn't work out, let me know right away and I will get GeGe out of Yulin in no time."


Mr. Guang reports that for the last seven years, GeGe has played with at least ten thousand Yulin kids like Xiao-Yi.


Looking back now, Andrea is glad she left GeGe in Yulin to be with Mr. Guang. This is just more proof that teaching the youth about dogs is the right thing to do. Teaching them about being compassionate towards animals will help put an end to the dog trade.


We are so grateful for the donations that we received which have allowed us to go to Yulin so many times before Covid to support local dog lovers. The positive and hopeful side of Yulin is revealed and heartwarming stories like this can be shared.








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Thankyou for the amazing job that you do!!!! God bless you!!!Please look after your dogs world people,and end the cruelty and suffering now and unite as much as possible!!!.

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damovandG
damovandG
Jan 02, 2022

helping and protecting dogs in Yulin, where dog eating has a cult following, is very hard. I do hope that this golden retriever is happy and safe in Yulin.

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Dee Froom
Dee Froom
Nov 04, 2021

It's hard to know what to say . This is an oasis in a desert of horror. What a beautiful dog. In the UK golden retrievers are very popular as family dogs for their lovely temperaments and joyful attitude on life. How did this dog get to be in a slaughterhouse??? I think it must be stressed that if people have a pet dog, then PLEASE look after it. Don't let it roam the streets. It will get picked up and meet with a horrific fate. A lot of dogs at Yulin are wearing collars! That means they are pets! Look after your pet!!

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damovandG
damovandG
Jan 02, 2022
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I think some people buy these dogs when they’re puppies and kick them out when they get older. when these dogs become homeless then there a good chance they will meet a horrible death to be eaten.

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