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 and our partners are working to end the cruelty.
HSI is working with local organizations in Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and China to raise public awareness of the grisly dog meat trade flourishing in these countries. 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.
Working with government officials to strengthen and carry out the laws in place related to this trade are the changes we can make to help save the lives of these dogs.
August 8, 2014
In the first week of August, 2014, Chinese animal activists helped pull over multiple trucks filled with dogs bound for slaughter in a massive rescue effort that shone a spotlight on the suffering involved in the dog meat trade.
June 30, 2014
HSI visited Yulin, China to raise awareness of the horrors of the dog meat trade.
June 30, 2014
In China to raise awareness about Yulin's horrific dog meat festival, HSI's Dr. Peter Li rescued two puppies from being slaughtered.
June 18, 2014
HSI sent a letter to the Chinese embassy to the US urging the Chinese government to stop the Yulin dog meat festival, where thousands of dogs are slaughtered for meat.