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 China, we're fighting to end the annual Dog Meat Festival in Yulin. 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.Petition against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival Sign our pledge
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 London Petition Hand-In
June 20, 2016
BREAKING: 20 dogs rescued from slaughter just one day ahead of China's Yulin dog meat festival, photos
Just one day prior to China’s Yulin dog meat festival, HSI rescued 20 sick and injured dogs from a slaughterhouse on the outskirts of Yulin. The dogs were transported to a shelter for veterinary treatment for eye infections, skin disease and lacerations.
June 16, 2016
Just days ahead of China’s annual Yulin dog meat festival on June 21, a new poll has found that most Chinese citizens want to see an end to the festival, saying it blackens China’s image.
June 15, 2016
HSI saves 29 dogs and five cats from being eaten just days before China’s Yulin festival slaughter begins
Chinese activists, led by HSI, rescued dozens of terrified animals from a slaughterhouse in Yulin, China, just days ahead of the June 21st annual dog meat festival. The animals, 34 dogs, puppies and kittens, were being held in squalid conditions at a slaughter facility in Yulin when the rescuers arrived and negotiated the release of all the animals inside.
June 10, 2016
Animal campaigners gather in Beijing to present 11 million-signature petition to end China’s Yulin dog meat festival
Chinese and international animal campaigners gathered outside the Yulin government office in Beijing to present the largest ever petition to end China’s annual Yulin dog meat festival.