Ending the dog meat trades in Asia
The trade in dogs destined for human consumption throughout Asia, results in the suffering of tens of millions of dogs each year. All stages of the trade- sourcing, transport, sale and slaughter- result in unimaginable animal suffering.
The brutal and bloody dog and cat meat markets in Indonesia’s province of North Sulawesi result in the theft and slaughter of thousands of dogs and cats each month! Every day, dogs and cats are being bludgeoned and blowtorched in front of their terrified and blood-splattered cage-mates. This must be condemned and stopped!
Every year, millions of dogs – including many stolen pets - are transported within Indonesia to supply markets, slaughterhouses and restaurants. Not only does this trade represent an overwhelming cause of animal suffering, but it also poses a significant risk to human health and public safety, notably in the form of rabies transmission.
It is estimated that 5 million dogs are slaughtered in Vietnam each year, many of which are stolen pets. Once stolen or collected from the streets, the dogs are taken on a journey - often lasting for days - tightly packed into small cages with no food, water or rest. Many die from suffocation, dehydration or heatstroke before they reach their final destination. For those who survive, the gruelling journey ends at a slaughterhouse, market or restaurant.
Every year, an estimated 2 million dogs are farmed and slaughtered for their meat and other products in South Korea. Dogs on these farms are forced to endure the most profound indifference to their suffering, dignity and most basic needs – all in the name of ensuring good profitability for the farmers.