Six years ago Lola Webber made a promise-a promise which almost daily sees her bare witness to some of the most horrific injustices imaginable because she has no intention of ever breaking that promise.
Lola is the co-founder of Change For Animals Foundation (CFAF) and over those six years she has focused most of her attention on the dog meat trade in Asia.
In this episode of MHP Lola manages to talk about her work-the heartbreaks and the successes. As she explains the issue is a complex one, with legal and illegal trade in dogs walking a fuzzy line, So too is the fuzzy line between ‘meat’ dogs and ‘pet’ dogs.
Lola, her team and partners work tirelessly to end the dog meat trade by working with, not against the industry. She is optimistic though as she explains the many reasons why the industry is on the decline, what dog ‘farmers’ really think about what they do, and how one dog soothes her pain after a tough day on the job.
After refusing her prise for winning an competition as a ten year old with an essay entitled “Why Animals Matter”, Lola explains why that essay is still relevant and how her forever promise is what gets her out of bed each day.
Based in Bali, Lola Webber is the program director for the CFAF, working to end the dog meat trade throughout Asia. She has worked for various animal welfare organizations throughout her career and has a Masters in Wild Animal Biology from the Royal Veterinary College of London.
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