From ‘Ping-Pong Diplomacy’ to ‘Canine and Cat Diplomacy’ — The Icebreaker Between China and the USA

WASHINGTON, February 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The World Dog Alliance (WDA), an international animal welfare organization dedicated to promoting an explicit ban on dog and cat meat, is campaigning for groundbreaking “dog and cat diplomacy.” China and The United Statesbased on the model of “ping-pong diplomacy” in the 1970s.

“Ping-pong diplomacy” refers to the exchange of table tennis players between the United States and the United States China 1971, which led to a thawing of Sino-US relations.

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Since the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020, Genlin, the founder of the World Dog Alliance (WDA), has urged the Chinese government to “ban game meat for health; ban dog and cat meat for morality”. in the April 2020, Shenzhen became the first city in China Prohibit the consumption of dog, cat and wild animal meat. Soon after in May 2020, China The Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs changed dogs and cats from “cattle” to “pets”.

In his most recent campaign, Genlin has pushed China and the US jointly sign the “International Convention on the Prohibition of Eating Dogs and Cats”. The agreement aims to eradicate all forms of theft, torture, slaughter, trafficking and consumption of dogs and cats and to highlight the moral responsibility we have towards dogs and cats who are human companions, friends, service animals and family members. Genlin suggests that the joint signing of this agreement should be a “dog and cat diplomacy” aimed at restoring USChina Relationships – reflecting the success of ping pong diplomacy – and ending the moral crisis that kills over 20 million dogs annually Asia.

Politicians around the world have shown great support for the WDA’s international agreement. To encourage their respective heads of state to initiate the international agreement, 30 non-partisan US congressmen jointly signed a letter to President Trump in February 2020;; 67 bipartisan British MPs jointly signed a letter to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the March 2020;; and 34 bipartisan members of the National Parliament, Japan national legislature, jointly signed a letter to Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide in December 2020.

“Ping-pong diplomacy” was a defining moment in the US.China Relationships. Half a century later, in the midst of a rapidly changing world, Genlin’s proposed “dog and cat diplomacy” will help the US and the US China adapt to the current era and serve as another icebreaker between the two countries. Genlin hopes that their respective leaders will commit to a common goal of “animal welfare for world peace”.

Genlin also encourages anyone who loves animals to speak out for dogs and cats. The WDA has launched an online petition stating that the “International Convention on the Prohibition of Eating Dogs and Cats” is already widespread. To date, the petition has garnered over 260,000 signatures and is fast approaching its target of 300,000 signatures.

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SOURCE World Dog Alliance