Woofstock UK 2015 festival for dogs
We are an established brand under the Spaniel Harry branch and have been around for coming up to 4 years. With an ever increasing following on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites of well in excess of 15,000 followers Spaniel Harry is well known. Spaniel Harry is also a published author and has written for magazines.
This is our second year of running the Woofstock UK event with the first in 2014 hailed as a great success. However, we need support to make this year’s event even more successful which is why we are reaching out via Go Fund Me to meet some of the costs we incur. We were already receiving ticket and stall enquiries before the launch of the website such is the power of the woof! Last year we self-funded 97% of the event. Any monies raised will be used for toilets, fencing, marquees, advertising and any funds left over will be donated to Animals Asia and Margaret Green Animal Rescue and Homing.
Whilst we hope that the Woofstock UK brand will in time be a profitable event, we want to keep the day going so everyone has a great time and we continue to raise awareness for the supported charities. This is why we have taken the big decision to reach out for your support.
This promises to be THE most enjoyable, unusual and most talked about event again this year and in years to come. So if you can and want to please support us in our goal to raise awareness of some great charities. Any amount is welcomed from pennies to pounds.
Follow us on twitter @woofstockuk and @spanielharry You can read more about us here www.woofstockuk.co.uk and see pictures of last year’s event which we funded here
We are busy busy busy. There is definitely a great good feel buzz about this years Woofstock UK so many people saying they had a great time last year and everyone getting into the spirit of raising the profile of the charities we are proudly supporting Animals Asia and Margaret Green Animal Rescue. Thank you everyone who has donated so far. If you want to donate please do. Or even tweeting about us or mentioning us on Face Book to help us spread the word is great.
More than 10,000 bears – mainly moon bears, but also sun bears and brown bears – are kept on bile farms in China, and just under 2,000 in Vietnam. The bears are milked regularly for their bile, which is used in traditional medicine.
Bile is extracted using various painful, invasive techniques, all of which cause massive infection in the bears. This cruel practice continues despite the availability of a large number of effective and affordable herbal and synthetic alternatives.
Most farmed bears are kept in tiny cages. In China, the cages are sometimes so small that the bears are unable to turn around or stand on all fours. Some bears are put into cages as cubs and never released. Bears may be kept caged like this for up to 30 years. Most farmed bears are starved, dehydrated and suffer from multiple diseases and malignant tumours that ultimately kill them.
Animals Asia have built bear sanctuaries and work to reduce the demand for bile products by raising awareness, campaigning and promotion with the public and working with governments to help end this cruel practice.
As well as bears they also support and help dogs and cats who are subject to death at meat markets.
We are proud to be supporting them again this year and helping to raise awareness of the amazing work they do.