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Sickening animal cruelty at Indonesia’s “extreme” markets where dogs and cats are bludgeoned and blow-torched alive!

Government urged to take immediate action to safeguard animal welfare and public health and safety.

24th January 2018:

The Indonesian government is being urged to shut down the country’s brutally cruel live animal markets, where thousands of dogs and cats a week are bludgeoned in public, blow-torched whilst still alive, and butchered for eating. Local authorities and tour operators are also being called on to stop promoting the markets as “must see” activities for tourists. 


Campaigners from the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia coalition filmed at two of the most notorious of Indonesia’s 200 ‘live’ animal markets in North Sulawesi, Tomohon Extreme Market and Langowan Market, to expose the horrifying suffering routinely endured by animals. Described by one of the campaigners as “like walking through hell”, live dogs and cats are seen huddled together and trembling as all around them their cage mates are slaughtered. One by one they are yanked out of their cage, beaten over the head, and thrown to the ground as they writhe in agony. They are then blow-torched to remove their hair, a final torment that takes place whilst many are clearly still alive. 

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