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Crusade to end organ harvesting


Organ harvesting protest-398Locals in Mangawhai Village village were a little befuddled by an unusual protest recently, but the message was strong.

Janet Gao is the co-ordinator of SOS Car Tour New Zealand. She and her team travel the country as time and funds allow holding outdoor meetings as they did at the library in Mangawhai last week, bringing to the public the message of the atrocity that is live human organ farming.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a traditional Chinese meditation practice based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance. With similarities to tai chi or yoga it rose to enormous popularity in China in the 1990’s, with 70-100 million followers.

In July 1999, fearing that Falun Gong's widespread popularity was overshadowing his own legacy, former Chinese Communist leader Jiang Zemin ordered the eradication of the practice. What followed were arbitrary arrests, torture, killing, incarceration, brainwashing, demonisation and forced organ harvesting that continues to this day.

The Chinese government, according to many worldwide reports, continues to carry out mass killings of innocent people in order to obtain their organs for transplants. People in labour camps and prisons become victims of an ‘organ to order’ system. Visitors can travel to Asia for an organ transplant appointment and an operation to be performed at a specific date and time.

“We believe this crime is as bad as what Hitler did to the Jewish people during WWII,” says Janet Gao.” When Hitler’s crimes were first exposed, almost no one believed it or took action.”

One team member, Angela Huang, had been working as an editor in a Shanghai television station for 18 years before she was sent to prison for two years without any legal procedures, for the simple reason of practicing Falun Gong. The imprisonment cost her job, her marriage and separation from her 13-year-old son. Others in the tour team can relate their own personal suffering under this regime.

Let’s learn from these mistakes and urgently take action to stop the crime.

The purposes of the SOS Car Tour include urging New Zealand government to pass the resolution condemning this cruel practice as European parliament and US parliament did and asking people to think over it before making any decision to accept transplant surgery in China.

SOS: A group travelling the country protest live organ harvesting at Mangawhai Village.

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