- Posted January 1, 2014 by
Abandoned Dog, Now Participant in Taiwan Independence Movement
(Photography by Su Zu Lee 李述儒)
Abandoned in the mountains, like the fate of other "human's best friends" due to Taiwan’s worsening Economy, Travis, a pure Taiwanese canine breed, now participates in Taiwan's Independence movement. You can see Travis on street protests and weekend rallies against the Republic of China in exile on the island of Taiwan, where a sovereign state has not yet been founded by its own citizens.
The name of the dog Travis comes from the fact that his current owner travels up to the mountains and down to the beaches frequently on the once economically prosperous island. “Travis is the best comrade because upon adopting him, I started exercising more and started my own campaign for Taiwan’s independence movement. It’s called ‘台獨流行ing.” A proper translation would be Taiwan’s Independence movement is “trendy and popular.” According to the owner, he started the campaign in response to a comment made by an opposite party head that Taiwan’s independence is now outdated.
Muscular, active, and needy for its owner's attention, Travis is bonding well with the pro Taiwanese independence activist. In order to evade the regime’s cruel 12-day death execution policy, the owner had Travis regularly vaccinated and a microchip implanted underneath its skin.