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.
January 5, 2015
HSI rescued 23 dogs from a dog meat farm in South Korea and helped their former owner transition to a more humane way of making a living.
August 8, 2014
In the first week of August, 2014, Chinese animal activists helped pull over multiple trucks filled with dogs bound for slaughter in a massive rescue effort that shone a spotlight on the suffering involved in the dog meat trade.
June 30, 2014
In China to raise awareness about Yulin's horrific dog meat festival, HSI's Dr. Peter Li rescued two puppies from being slaughtered.
June 30, 2014
HSI visited Yulin, China to raise awareness of the horrors of the dog meat trade.