Pei Su’s blog
South Korea’s President hints at Dog Meat Ban
Dogs are hitting the headlines in South Korea this week – and for the right reasons. Long overdue and long campaigned for – it is hoped that a dog meat ban is now being given serious consideration. On Monday, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in raised the possibility of banning the consumption of dog meat in the country. He was speaking during a meeting with the prime minister and questioned whether it was time to ‘prudently consider’ a ban. Moon made the remarks after being briefed by Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum on efforts to improve the handling of abandoned animals and a mandatory registration system for all dogs in the country.
Creating a compassion revolution in Asia
For 30 years, Pei Su has been at the forefront of societal change, including the passing of the first Animal Protection Law in Taiwan in 1998. Now she has her eyes set on the biggest challenge of her life: creating a compassion revolution on the continent she loves, starting with kids.
Olympic Display of Empathy and Togetherness
All eyes have been trained on Tokyo these last few weeks. The whole world has been gripped by the speed, the endurance, the determination, the precision and the skill demonstrated by Olympic athletes from across the world in what is the ultimate sporting competition. Over the course of 17 days dreams are made and dreams are shattered. Nations unite with the common goal of supporting not only their country but applauding the tremendous human feats achieved by Olympians worldwide as they make and break records and celebrate the ultimate in human endeavour. However, record breaking aside, there is much more ‘at play’ on the global Olympic stage.
From ONE Nation G7 to ONE Health
Last month Britain welcomed the G7 summit to Cornwall. Pictures of beautiful Cornish coastline were broadcast across the world as heads of the G7 nations met to discuss key global issues. The lapping shoreline and pristine beaches were a welcome distraction from the high-level discussions including on the topic of the pivotal importance of the One Health initiative.