Mandurah woman’s quest to ban the Yulin Dog Festival

Holly Drage and her dog Boston.
Holly Drage and her dog Boston.

MANDURAH’s Holly Drage is a canine behaviour technologist, trainer and soon-to-be author.

The 27-year-old has a deep love and passion for dogs and tries to help dog owners understand why their pets do the things they do.

She is also desperate to ban the Yulin Dog Festival, which starts at the beginning of next month.

“At the beginning of June every year, people in China gather to hold a barbaric Yulin Dog Meat Festival,’’ she said.

“They steal thousands of dogs and torture them alive just for a bit of tucker.

“This has been going on for many years.

“Apart from it being disgusting, the inhumane acts and suffering they inflict on these defenceless animals is something that cannot be ignored.”

Ms Drage donates to a charity that has been trying to stop the festival for years.

“Stop Yulin Forever will not stop until they win,’’ she said.

“From following trucks in the streets of China and saving stolen dogs to opening vets to help rehabilitate them, holding events and creating documentaries to raise any bit of money they can and even taking it to Congress to get the correct laws put in place.

“I don’t care if I raise $1000 or $10, any bit I can raise will make a difference.

“It makes a huge difference in helping the organisation buy supplies, food, shelter and medical equipment.”

This year she will hold her own 40-hour famine to raise funds.

“Although one person can only do so much with the resources they have, I strongly believe in educating and talking about these issues,’’ Ms Drage said.

Last year she travelled to Bali, volunteering at the Bali Animal Welfare Association and donating more than $1000 worth of medical supplies.

Visit Go Fund Me or call 0431 518 951.