I am Jason Guo, a Grade 10 student at St. George’s School. In April, my first dog, Dora, was shipped from Dalian, China, to Vancouver,
Canada, via Hong Kong and Tokyo. During the 5-day convoluted shipment (which was considered the most economically efficient way to the carriers),
she was constrained in the extremely cold hold of the flights like ordinary lifeless commercial cargo; she had no water to drink and no food to eat
and died after a night at a veterinarian hospital in Vancouver. Dora’s abnormal death led me to set up a foundation with the help of my family
and friends to protect small animals, whose lives are very vulnerable, especially when they are neglected or abused.
We named it the Dora Animal Protection Foundation in memory of the dog whose dismal death would have been avoided if we, humans, had cared.
Our mission is to provide animals safe and humane living conditions, prevent them from being neglected or abused,
and provide support when they need help. As a part of our mission, we implore you to legislate for the protection of small animals
from being neglected or abused. Specifically, we strongly propose legislation against shipping small animals in the hold of fights
that arrive at and depart from Canadian airports. Small animals deserve to be respected inhabitants of our civilized world.
Thank you for your kind consideration of our legislative proposal. If you need further information from us, please let us know.
June 4, 2019
Dear Mr. Guo:
Thank you for your email regarding proposed legislation to stop the neglect and abuse of animals.
We appreciate your taking the time to write and extend our sincere condolences for the loss of your dog,
Dora. We will share your message with Premier Horgan at our earliest opportunity.
He will appreciate the chance to hear your personal story and ideas on how to extend protections to small animals.
On your behalf, we have also provided a copy of your message to the Honourable Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture,
for her review and consideration.
Please be assured that your suggestions will be included in any of the Minister’s related discussions going forward.
If you would like to provide further details on your proposal,
we encourage you to share them with the Ministry of Agriculture directly at AGR.Minister@gov.bc.ca.
We would also recommend getting in contact with your local Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA).
Their office may be able to offer assistance in furthering your advocacy.
You can find contact information for your MLA at the link listed below:
Thank you, again, for taking the time to share your thoughts and recommendations with us. We wish you all the best.
My name is Jason. I am a high school student from Vancouver, Canada.
On April 16th, 2019, my first dog, Dora (MAWB no. 205-36878391 (YVR)), was
transported from Dalian, China, to Vancouver, Canada. She was on your flights on April
19th from Hong Kong to Tokyo (flight: NH860) and on April 20th from Tokyo to
Vancouver (flight: NH116). When Dora arrived in Vancouver on April 20th around 3:30
p.m., she was almost dead due to severe deprivation of food and water and lack of
oxygen. She died after a night in a veterinarian emergency room.
In order to memorialize my Dora and prevent such an avoidable tragedy from
happening again on other small animals, I started the Dora Conservation Animal
Foundation in Vancouver. I appeal to you to stop transporting small animals in the hold
of the flight, and my Dora and I need an apology from ANA.
Your compassion and cooperation would be appreciated, and I look forward to your