Much of the world views dogs as trusted companions or protectors, but in some parts of Asia, they suffer terribly as victims of the trade in dog meat for human consumption.
HSI is working in countries across Asia to end the grisly dog meat trade. We participate in raids on trucks crammed with dogs headed for slaughter. We provide funding to train officials for improved enforcement of laws and support care for confiscated animals. In South Korea, we're helping dog meat farmers transition to more humane ways of making a living. We also helped form the Asia Canine Protection Alliance to end the illegal trade of dogs from Thailand and Laos into Vietnam.
By drawing the attention of governments and the public to the cruelty involved in this industry, we hope to put a stop to the misery these dogs endure.
July 1, 2015
More than 400 dogs bound for a slaughterhouse in Yunnan Province were rescued by Chinese activists working as part of Humane Society International’s newly launched China Animal Rescue Command Center, in one of the tensest dog meat trade rescues in the country so far. HSI launched the Command Center after this year’s Yulin dog meat festival, as part of the charity’s major strategic push to end China’s brutal dog meat trade.
June 24, 2015
The world expressed outrage when the annual Yulin dog meat festival received huge publicity, and there were hopeful signs of progress in the campaign against it and the dog meat trade.
June 22, 2015
President and CEO of The HSUS Wayne Pacelle commented on the Yulin dog meat festival and what HSI is doing to stop it and the dog meat trade in China and across Asia.
June 15, 2015
Ricky Gervais Says Yulin Dog Meat Festival is Heart-Breaking, as HSI Rescues 'Little Ricky' Dog in His Honour
Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais urged people to get behind HSI's campaign to shut down China’s cruel dog and cat meat trade, including the infamous Yulin dog meat festival.