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.
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.
October 26, 2015
HSI VP Kitty Block joined Humane Society International's Animal Rescue Team on a visit to a South Korean dog meat farm they then helped to shut down.
September 26, 2015
Humane Society International Provides Free Health Check-ups for Dogs in Jamshedpur and Hisar in Celebration of World Dog Lovers’ Day
Humane Society International/Asia celebrated World Dog Lovers' Day in India, Nepal and the Philippines with community events that included free health check-ups for pet and community dogs.