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.
February 28, 2014
Governments Pledge Collaborative Actions to End the Illegal Trade in Dogs for Meat and to Eliminate Rabies
HSI was a part of a high-level meeting at which officials from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam agreed on sustained and directed collaborative actions to fulfill their pledge to eliminate rabies by 2020 and end the inhumane trade in dogs for meat.
February 13, 2014
Vietnam’s Department of Animal Health issued a directive ordering provincial authorities to crack down on the illegal trafficking of dogs for human consumption.
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.