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.
September 27, 2013
One hundred and ten dogs survived the 2013 Yulin, China dog meat festival with the help of HSI and our partner groups.
September 5, 2013
Eleven dogs destined for a slaughterhouse in the north of the Philippines were rescued by Manila police and animal welfare groups.
August 29, 2013
Concerned about the spread of rabies, officials from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam have agreed to consider a five-year moratorium on the commercial transport of dogs from one country to another to end the inhumane trade in dogs for meat.
July 3, 2013
The June 2013 Yulin, China dog meat festival went ahead, but it was clear that pressure to stop it had had a dampening effect on celebrations.