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 China, we're fighting to end the annual Dog Meat Festival in Yulin. 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.
If you believe that dogs shouldn't suffer and die for the trade in their meat, act now to show your support.Petition against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival Sign our pledge
Please, join our fight to shut down this brutal industry for good.You can help
HSI is working with local advocates in China, dog meat farmers in South Korea who are ready to leave the industry, and nonprofit partners in Thailand/Laos/Viet Nam to stop this horror.We can do this
Celebrities have joined the public outcry to shut down China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival.Ricky Gervais Barbra Streisand "Selfies" with Dogs Video PSA London Petition Hand-In
October 6, 2016
HSI-supported China Animal Protection Power worked with other local groups to successfully rescue 72 dogs from a dog meat restaurant, a roadside slaughter operation and two other slaughterhouses in Henan Province in Central China--a supply center for the country’s three major dog meat markets.
September 26, 2016
As part of Humane Society International’s unremitting campaign to stop the slaughter of dogs for meat, 31 more dogs from a South Korean dog meat farm were bound for the United States.
September 13, 2016
South Korea’s cruel dog meat trade must end, say UK MPs & animal protection campaigners at Parliament debate
During a Westminster Hall debate this week, Britain's MPs called for an end to South Korea’s cruel factory farming of dogs for human consumption. Animal protection campaigners from Humane Society International/UK applauded Parliament for ‘giving a voice to the voiceless millions of dogs condemned to die for their meat.’
August 5, 2016
As 1 million dogs are killed and eaten for Bok Nal ‘soup’ in South Korea, Jane Goodall supports groups mobilising to end cruel dog meat trade
During South Korea’s Bok Nal days, the country’s animal protection campaigners mobilised at the first ever global anti-dog meat conference. The days mark the hottest point of the summer between 17 July and 16 August when as many as 1 million dogs are killed to make ‘boshintang’ soup, which is falsely believed to cool the blood. Conservationist Jane Goodall provided the campaigners with a special video message of support.