We will be discussing the consumption of dog meat — some believed to come from kidnapped pets — at a festival going on now in Yulin, China. Hundreds of dogs have been saved, including five that recently arrived at an Oregon rescue operated by guest Michale Megrath. He will describe the Caucasian Shepherds his rescue group, Forsaken Bullies, received on Wednesday.
Also joining us will be Adam Parascandola, Senior Director, Animal Protection and Crisis Response, Humane Society International. In his role, Adam focuses on coordinating policy related to cruelty intervention and response for all HSI offices, developing global strategies, and assisting in enacting and enforcing animal protection laws and other cruelty response.
Adam also works to rescue and respond to animals in crisis whether from the cruel dog meat trade, animal fighting, or natural disasters.
Before coming to HSI in 2015 Adam led HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team responding to and rescuing animals from animal fighting, puppy mills, hoarding and other forms of cruelty and neglect. Adam’s work has involved overseeing all aspects of animal rescue including the running of large-scale emergency shelters and traditional shelters as well as the handling and care of dogs, cats, and other domestic animals.