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.
December 15, 2015
HSI has rescued 26 dogs and puppies from a dog meat farm in South Korea, its fourth such rescue operation in a year.
December 10, 2015
HSI's Adam Parascondola fell in love with tiny Ruby when he met her on a dog meat farm in South Korea, and eventually gave her a forever home.
November 6, 2015
Animal Protection Campaigners Applaud UK MPs for Demanding Action to End Asia’s Cruel Dog Meat Trade
Britain's MPs have called for an end to Asia’s dog meat trade that sees around 30 million dogs a year brutally killed. Cross party MP support came as part of a Commons debate initiated by Robert Flello MP, the first ever British Parliament debate on the issue. The UK Government also pledged to take action.
November 2, 2015
Humane Society International demolished the cages from a dog meat farm it closed in September and brought nine puppies and their mothers to the United States.