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    Posted July 11, 2014 by
    Taoyuan, Taiwan

    Please help stop running race to be held in Hou-Tong, Taiwan

    Hou-Tong, know as Taiwan’s “Cat Mecca” , hundred of cats here are now under a terrible threat, because there is a running race to be held here in coming September.

    Cat is a very sensitive animal and scared of noises, especially loud noises. A thousand-people-attending running race, starter pistol sound, running footsteps ….etc. all of these will definitely scare cats in Hou-Tong, and most of cats will therefore run-away, escape or flee to mountain or railroad to be either hungry to death or ran over by trains.

    Most of cat-lovers/caretakers, volunteers are trying to stop this running race, however, for local stores, sponsor, even local government, in the name of promoting the growth of Hou-Tong tourism, they are trying to stop these people’s protest; and it is said that some of these protestors’ FB accounts are therefore locked, which makes them unable to share any cat adoption notice thru FB channel, which is another kind of injuries for cats being rescued from shelters.

    There are so many different ways to promote Hou-Tong’s tourism; there are so many beautiful places/routes in Taiwan for running, there is no need to scarify cats’ lives. In a civilized country, it’s impossible to have any running race held in a place full of beautiful animals. Please help us, help cats stop this running race.
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