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 and our partners are working to end the cruelty.
Note: This video is a trailer for the documentary "Shadow Trade"—a revealing look at the dog meat trade between Thailand and Vietnam. Some viewers may find portions of it disturbing.
HSI is working with local organizations in Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and China to raise public awareness of the grisly dog meat trade flourishing in these countries. 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.
Working with government officials to strengthen and carry out the laws in place related to this trade are the changes we can make to help save the lives of these dogs.
February 20, 2013
China's dog meat trade is opposed by its swelling animal protection community.
January 18, 2013
HSI joined an alliance with Soi Dog, Animals Asia and Change for Animals to combat the trade between Thailand and Vietnam of dogs for slaughter and consumption.
January 3, 2013
Illegal since 1998, dog meat trade still happens in The Philippines. HSI is working with Network for Animals and local authorities to crack down on law-breakers.
April 26, 2012
HSI offered support after Chinese advocates stopped another truck bound for dog meat markets.