Please Read Carefully to Ensure Your Right to Work
What The Law States
Taiwan Animal Protection Law provides that no one shall be
allowed to harass, mistreat or hurt an animal, and no cats or
dogs shall be allowed to be killed at will. Such acts are
punishable by a maximum of 2 years in prison or detention
center, and a fine between NT$200,000 and NT$2,000,000. A
fine between NT$ 50,000 and NT$ 250,000 shall be imposed on
one who sells or “eats” the dead bodies of cats or dogs.
DO NOT HURT ANIIMALLSS
Harms cat and/or dog would face incarceration
If you are prosecuted or convicted, your employment permit shall be
annulled by the Ministry of Labor, and your deportation shall take place in a given
period of time.
2018 Protecting migrant workers’ right to work 『Posting for Animal Advocacy Movement』
A Vietnamese girl found her dog butchered few days after its disappearance. "That is Blossom!" She cried out when noticing her dog.
Taiwan Animal Equality Association（TAEA）has promoted “animal advocacy activities for migrant workers” for three years, by taking precautionary actions, like posting, to make migrant workers understand animal laws in Taiwan. Because of the amendment to the Animal Protection Act in 2017, where regulations become more compatible with Taiwan’s culture, we decide to put more efforts to publicize the newly amended law, with an aim to prevent dogs from being killed by migrant workers, and further to avoid social conflicts. In this advocacy movement, we spread ideas of animal protection with brochures and flyers that migrant workers can read and understand, invite everyone to take part in the movement, and reach the goal of treating migrant workers’ human right and animals’ right to live in a friendly way.
Download 2017 Poster in Four languages (PDF Format)
“Everyone needs to give love and care to animals. You are allowed to eat dogs, cats, and rabbits in your country, but in Taiwan, the act is illegal; we need to respect different cultures and customs.”
Gunawan Praswanto ( 印尼版配音員 )
“Cats are adorable and mellow animals. They are also good friends for humans. Animals are companions to our lives, and that is why I like keeping them.”
李天志 ( 泰國版配音員 )
“My dog is called Hongbao, whom I have kept for six years. Hongbao’s mom once fainted due to difficult labor, and I performed CPR on her to save her life. Thanks to that, my friend gave one of her babies to me. When I come to Taiwan, I dream and miss Hongbao very much.”
吳巧儂 ( 泰國版配音員 )
“I like animals, and keep eights dogs in Thailand. There was once that I went to Maokong for tea, seeing a shop owner’s cat and getting to play with the cat.”
Oliver Lapera Dangculos ( 男配音 , 菲律賓籍漁工 )
“Dog is the fast learner animals and friendly to human.! Thats why dont eat or cook dog!!”
Asmin Sanchez Ruas ( 女配音, 菲律賓籍家庭看護工 )
“As a migrant worker i will support, abide and respect the animal protection act.
First ever expirienced as a vocal dubber in this video, and it happened in taiwan...great expirienced! Thanks for the opportunity~”
Aliw Bueno Abasola ( 菲律賓籍養護機構看護工 )
“Same as the child in the video said that dog's are man's bestfriend,they are useful in some ways too.So they have the right to live as free as human.”
呂越雄( 飾演廚師 ) 陳理揚 ( 飾演動保人員 )
“I was born in Vietnam, where eating dog meat is very common, just like eating chicken, duck, pork and beef. In Taiwan, however, it is illegal to kill dogs and cats for any reason and people there cannot tolerate eating dogs and cats, which they consider it barbarous. Because many migrant workers are not familiar with Taiwan’s laws and regulations, and miss the taste of home very much, they kill dogs and cats illegally, which stirs up controversies in Taiwan’s society. I’ve lived here for nearly ten years, understand how difficult it is to miss the taste of home aboard, and know the reasons why Taiwanese people don’t put up with killing dogs and cats. When the crew contacted and invited me to make an animal protection film, I accepted their invitation when I’d finished reading the scripts. We hope more and more people, especially friends in Vietnam, see the film, work together to keep dogs and cats in Taiwan safe, and respect mutually. ”