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.
If you believe that dogs shouldn't suffer and die for the trade in their meat, act now to show your support.Sign our pledge Petition against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival
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
May 23, 2016
Celebrities Lucy Watson, Gemma Atkinson, Ricky Gervais, Brian Blessed, Jenny Seagrove, Marc Abraham, Sandi Thom and Rumer, and naturalist Chris Packham, were the latest celebrities to tweet a ‘dog selfie’ in support of Humane Society International’s #StopYulin campaign to end China’s annual Yulin dog meat festival.
May 3, 2016
VIDEO: Alesha Dixon, Professor Green, Will Young and Their Dogs Star in HSI/UK PSA to #StopYulin Dog Meat Festival in China
Alesha Dixon, Professor Green and Will Young starred alongside their dogs in a powerful video appeal to end to China’s annual Yulin dog meat festival.
April 27, 2016
Just Weeks Ahead of South Korea’s Bok Nal Days of Dog Meat Eating, HSI Rescues 171 Dogs, Shuts Down Dog Meat Farm
Humane Society International transported 171 dogs from a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea, to the United States and Canada. The dogs were otherwise destined to be killed and eaten.
April 4, 2016
Shocking New Video of Yulin Dog Meat Trade as Chinese Animal Groups Join HSI’s #StopYulin Global Campaign to End the Brutal Festival
With just 11 weeks to go until China’s Yulin dog meat festival, animal groups from across China gathered in Beijing to stand in solidarity with Humane Society International’s global #StopYulin campaign to end the annual event, where an estimated 10,000 dogs and countless cats are brutally slaughtered for human consumption.