Dear President Chen:
Wildlife Watch is an
animal protection organization headquartered in New York, USA. We work to
improve the lives of stray and wild animals, wherever in the world they
It has come to our
attention that on the island of Wu-Chu, the Taiwanese military is
committing terrible cruelties upon the stray and feral dogs who call the
island home. We understand that soldiers who try to help the dogs are
severely punished if their efforts are discovered by others in the
military. This is very disturbing and not becoming of a government body
that should exist to serve and protect.
The soldiers who try to
help the dogs should be assisted in their actions, by showing that the
Taiwanese military is not only a force of strength, but one also of
compassion. They should never be punished for coming to the defense of
the defenseless, something all good nations are wont to do.
The president of our
organization visited friends in Taiwan several years ago and made our
websites known to them and the many educators whom she met there. She was
greatly impressed by the fact that Taiwan had passed a sweeping
anti-cruelty law that applied to the entire country, a law that was far
more advanced in many respects than what we have in the United States.
While in Taiwan, she
became connected with the animal protection organizations of Taipei, one
of which is under the leadership of Buddhist nuns whose work is well-known
in this country.
On behalf of the billions
people around the world who condemn senseless acts of cruelty against
animals, we respectfully ask that you do all that is within your power to
put an end to the atrocities that the soldiers of Wu-Chu are visiting upon
the islandsí dogs. We encourage you to provide enforcement of the
excellent law that you already have in place, regardless of the fact that
members of the military are the culprits. Itís in the enforcement that
the lives of animals will be made better. Your administration will be
honored and thanked for demanding soldiers of a higher character.
Most respectfully yours,
Joe Miele, Vice President
Wildlife Watch, Inc.
Vice President Lu Hsiu-lien
Yao-Ming Tong, Chief of Ministry of National Defense
Chief Commander of Navy
Bureau of Foreign Trade