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.
August 26, 2015
A dog with striking blue eyes known as Xiao Jiu or "Little Ninth Angel" got a second chance at life after being rescued from a dog meat trader's truck in Qinhuangdao, China.
August 26, 2015
Un perro con deslumbrantes ojos azules llamado Xiao Jiu o “Noveno Angelito” obtuvo una segunda oportunidad de vida tras ser rescatado del camión de un comerciante de carne de perro en Qinhuangdao, China.
August 19, 2015
Two cats rescued from China's Yulin dog meat festival by HSI arrived safely in Washington, D.C.
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.