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International Doga Day online event
Sun 21 June 2020 | 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Amplified during lockdown, dog owners worldwide have duly noted the integral part their pet plays in their emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. So, this Sunday 21st June 2020, DOGA experts are asking pet owners to share their appreciation by rolling out their mats, join them for downward dog and more to take part in International DOGA Day – the annual dog yoga celebration and fundraiser campaign, which this year will go virtual via Instagram.
Now in its sixth year and raising funds for Humane Society International (HIS) International DOGA Day also coincides with the annual Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in the province of Yulin, China, which sees thousands of dogs barbarically slaughtered each year. While huge changes to canine welfare have occurred in China during COVID including dogs being reclassified as pets not livestock, dog meat remains a delicacy in many regions and the Dog Meat Festival’s ritual slaughter continues.
As such, this year’s International DOGA Day intends to not only celebrate the collective joy dogs bring to our lives but highlight the important steps China has taken in canine welfare and take a stance against Yulin Dog Meat Festival, as part of global efforts to put an end to this horrific event. The event will also appeal to participating animal lovers to donate to the Humane Society International.
Join the live classes hosted throughout the day on their instagram channel and donate to the cause.
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