Celebrity Endorsement and Support

Andrea Erika Gruber

Andrea Erika Gruber

Opera Singer- ''It would be an honour to do anything I can to help you in this most important cause.''

Annemarie Kremer

Annemarie Kremer

Opera Singer- ''Butchering dogs is like killing friends...it pains me to the core. Bravo to Robert Donkers for all his efforts!''

Barbara Bargnesi

Barbara Bargnesi

Opera Singer- ''[The dog meat trade] is barbarism, unjust and cruel.. Enough of this horror!''

Barbara Haveman

Barbara Haveman

Opera Singer- ''How can people consider murdering and torturing these faithful animals? I'm very grateful for the work that 'walking to save dogs' is doing, they have my full support.''

Bonnie Jill Laflin

Bonnie Jill Laflin

NBA Sportscaster- Pictured with Her dog Jaclyn, whom she rescued from the meat trade in Japan. ''Dogs should never suffer and die for their meat. I urge governments to work diligently and quickly towards eradicating this cruel and unnecessary practice''

Cara O'Sullivan

Cara O'Sullivan

Opera Singer- ''I believe that the dog meat trade is disgusting and will do whatever it takes to stop it from occurring''

Claire Kitchin

Claire Kitchin

Pianist- ''I am so happy that there are people like Robert who take it upon themselves to speak and act for the voiceless.''

Connor Bryne

Connor Bryne

Actor- ''I express my support for Robert with joy. These are my dogs Dougie and Stanley. I wouldn't put them on my menu...much the same as my children.''

Diana Van Der Wal

Diana Van Der Wal

Novelist- "This is me with Boef, my first dog.My dogs came from rescue centres as I do not support excessive breeding. I can’t bear animals suffering, it horrifies me and I can not imagine eating my dearest friends, the dog meat trade must be stopped."

Douglas Naswari

Douglas Naswari

Opera Singer- ''The dog meat trade not only results in the cruel mistreatment of the animals, but also spreads disease and fosters crime. It is cruel and barbaric. It must be stopped. Thanks to Rob for his effort in bringing this scourge to and end and for giving me the chance to participate in this small way. ''

Elizabeth Whiter

Elizabeth Whiter

Founder of the Healing Animals organisation- ''I hugely respect Robert and his quest to end the dog meat trade and his relentless pursuit of justice for all dogs.''

Eva-Maria Westbroek

Eva-Maria Westbroek

Opera Singer- ''The unconditional love dogs give is an example to mankind. Thank you Robert that you are fighting to save dogs. The dog meat trade is absolutely cruel and barbaric and has to be stopped. You are a hero!''

Graciela Araya

Graciela Araya

Opera Singer- ''I had a very demanding Opera career without the myth of eating meat... every day there are more people like us''

Gweneth Bean

Gweneth Bean

Opera Singer- ''The thought of eating dog meat truly breaks my heart''

Helen Donohoe

Helen Donohoe

Novelist- ''Who would harm, let alone butcher, such compassionate and intelligent creatures? I wish Robert every luck in his endeavours to bring awareness to the dreadful dog meat trade.''

Jabo Ibehre

Jabo Ibehre

Footballer- ''I'm completely committed to the charity work that Robert Donkers is doing in the fight against dog cruelty. As a dog lover myself I'm in full of support of his fantastic efforts''

Jessica Sandidge

Jessica Sandidge

Opera Singer- ''I am completely against the dog meat trade and find it cruel and barbaric. My dog Horace is a Plott Hound, a rescue from Pupstarz Rescue in Tenness. I adopted him when my father died from pancreatic cancer in 2011. Horace has been my emotional support and had accompanied me during my travels as an opera singer to New York, Los Angeles, Florida and Pittsburgh. He is an amazing companion who changed my life for the better!''

Kathryn Harries

Kathryn Harries

Opera Singer- ''I wholeheartedly support Robert's project and having walked from John O'Groats to Land's End I am full of admiration for his energy and commitment.''

Kazz Morohashi

Kazz Morohashi

Artist- ''I only recently became aware of the horrific reality and mind-boggling scale of the dog meat trade. It depresses me to see how other fellow human beings can be so arrogant and self-ingratiating toward other sentient beings''

Laurence Dale

Laurence Dale

Tenor and Conductor- Laurence has rescued his own dogs as well as sheep, goats and horses. ''This is barbaric and indecent as are the conditions in which these animals are kept before their slaughter. This should stop alongside cruelty to all animals, domestic and wild''

Laurie Rubin

Laurie Rubin

Opera Singer- ''The purity of heart and an altruistic loyalty with which dogs treat their human companions are traits I have seen in my pet and guide dogs alike. The fact that they are being tortured, killed, and eaten is unconscionable to me, considering they would gladly lay down their lives for the very people who would hurt them.''

Leandro Lafont

Leandro Lafont

Opera Singer- ''Gizzi is a Prager Rattler who came into my life in a moment of crisis. Gigi presence put things in perspective and gave life a new meaning. Gizzi means very thing and more than that to me. The dog meat trade makes me feel disgusted, sad and scared. How can people do this when we receive so much love from these little Angels? Thank you Robert''

Leza Raley-Labrador

Leza Raley-Labrador

Actress- ''My dachshund London is my world, my heart, and my living soul. She has saved my life, because of her my PTSD is under control. I can breathe when I am with her.''

Linda Grant

Linda Grant

Author and Guardian Fiction prize winner- ''Robert's passion for the campaign against this horrifying trade has won me over.''

Liz Carr

Liz Carr

Actress, comedian, activist- ''I want to thank Robert for alerting me to the fact that this is happening. I truly had no idea. The more I learn. the more my heart breaks''

Lori Alan

Lori Alan

Actress and Voice Actress- ''Dogs are to be revered and loved, not tortured. As global citizens we must top this trade.''

Luca Pisaroni

Luca Pisaroni

Opera Singer- ''The idea of the dog meat trade is simply revolting. How can you treat such gentle souls in such a barbaric way?''

Prof. Lucy Bland

Prof. Lucy Bland

Professor of Social and Cultural studies at Anglia Ruskin University- ''The dog meat trade is inhumane and incredibly cruel. How can people kill and eat the creatures that are human's best friends?''

Luz Bruton

Luz Bruton

Opera Singer- ''Like you, I also want to stop Yulin and [people] eating dogs.''

Majella Cullaugh

Majella Cullaugh

Opera Singer- ''Dogs are a gift of love to mankind. Destroying them is like destroying love! It is an abomination to use them as a source of food''

Margarita Zimmerman

Margarita Zimmerman

Opera Singer- ''How can you eat this masterpiece of love?... Cruelty and thinking that animals do not have feelings shows a lack of civilization and education."

Maria Trabucco

Maria Trabucco

Opera Singer- ''I ask myself; “How can one not love and respect these creatures, why kill them?” Thank you for defending man’s best friend. Every living being must be respected."

Matt Raimo

Matt Raimo

Actor and Model- ''The dog meat trade disgusts me. Dog’s unconditional love moves mountains. The thought of what these dogs are forced to endure brings me incredible sadness.''

Meeta Raval Smith

Meeta Raval Smith

Opera Singer- ''The people who form the dog meat trade have absolutely no care for the life of a dog. These dogs are butchered alive and when I’ve seen videos of people doing this it’s made me feel physically sick. The pain and suffering afflicted on them is unimaginable. With the help of good humans like Robert Donkers the dog meat trade can be exposed soon I hope stopped. In my opinion animals are sentient beings just as we are. In this day and age the human race has no need to eat animals.''

Melissa Power

Melissa Power

Personal Trainer- ''I love dogs and recognise them as sentient beings who love people. How can anyone hurt human's best friend, let alone kill and eat them?''

Mylou Deurloo

Mylou Deurloo

Opera Singer- ''The situation for animals in general in too many countries in the world is so bad that it makes me sick. I hope that a lot of people will help and support your action.''

Natascha Petrinsky

Natascha Petrinsky

Opera Singer- ''I can't understand how a so-called human being can eat dog meat... the dog meat trade has to stop!''

Nelly Miricioiu

Nelly Miricioiu

Opera Singer- ''I believe that having a dog in our lives enable us to stay connected to the real world, and to feel an unconditional love that can guide you through the most difficult of times. In a world that is continually striving for change, I still find it unspeakable that the dog meat trade exists. There is, quite simply, no call for it, and it should be stopped. I applaud Robert for his passion, and for his unfailing efforts to truly make a difference by fighting for the cause.''

Prune Harris

Prune Harris

Shaman- ''Dogs would not inflict such torture or abuse on us, it is not within their social or moral compass...neither should it be in ours.''

Regina Nathan

Regina Nathan

Opera Singer- ''I am deeply saddened and affected by the terrible cruelties that animals suffer at our hands.''

Romana Vaccaro

Romana Vaccaro

Opera Singer- ''I love dogs so much and can't understand how people can be so cruel and eat them.''

Siar Ozgul

Siar Ozgul

Professional Boxer- 'Real men fight in the ring, only cowards torture and kill defenceless animals. I fully support Robert in his endeavours to end the dog meat trade.''

Steve Brooks

Steve Brooks

Author and Dog Trainer- ''the torturous savagery that is taking place in the dog meat trade is no different to cannibalism. This horrific practice makes me sick to my stomach.''

Stuart Free

Stuart Free

Artist- ''Like Robert, I am truly saddened by the dog meat trade, it is very hard to comprehend in 2016 why this can continue, change must happen immediately''

Stuart Laing

Stuart Laing

EastEnders Actor- ''We need to keep fighting cruelty against all animals. Robert's work is so important in the push for changes around the world''

Tatiana Carlos

Tatiana Carlos

Opera Singer- ''My dog's name is Pituca, she is a 13 year old toy poodle and she means the world to me. She is my best friend, and has been with me for almost half of my life. She truly makes my life better and easier, and I am so lucky to have her with me. The dog meat trade is one of the most serious animal welfare issues in Asia. It is an incredible sad situation, and to know that so many animals are suffering in a inhumane way is heartbreaking and revolting.''

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Connor Bryne

Actor- ''I express my support for Robert with joy. These are my dogs Dougie and Stanley. I wouldn't put them on my menu...much the same as my children.''