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.
July 14, 2015
Chinese Activists, HSI Urge Government to Crack Down on Dog Meat Trade Criminality as Efforts to Release Hundreds of Dogs Continue
Chinese activists called on the Chinese government to stop the routine and widespread criminality of the dog meat trade that slaughters up to 10 million dogs–including stolen pets–every year for human consumption.
July 6, 2015
Singer and actress, Barbra Streisand issued a statement in support of Humane Society International's efforts to end the dog meat trade.
July 1, 2015
Activistas chinos rescatan 400 perros destinados a ser sacrificados para el mercado de carne tras impasse de 50 horas
Más de 400 perros en ruta a un matadero en la provincia de Yunnan fueron rescatados por activistas chinos que conforman la fuerza de respuesta del centro de comando de HSI en China, en uno de los rescates del comercio de carne de perro más tensos hasta ahora en ese país.
July 1, 2015
More than 400 dogs bound for a slaughterhouse in Yunnan Province were rescued by Chinese activists working as part of Humane Society International’s newly launched China Animal Rescue Command Center, in one of the tensest dog meat trade rescues in the country so far. HSI launched the Command Center after this year’s Yulin dog meat festival, as part of the charity’s major strategic push to end China’s brutal dog meat trade.