EVENT DATE: Oct 03, 2015
From Humane Society International:
"Every year millions of dogs become victims of the dog meat trade in Asia. Much of the world sees dogs as their trusted companions, but in parts of Asia they suffer terribly as victims of the trade in dog meat for human consumption. In some Asian countries, dogs used for this industry are mostly stolen pets and they are sometimes tortured before being slaughtered. The dog meat trade is not only cruel, but is also linked to the spread of rabies and other diseases.
HSI is working with local organizations in South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and China to sensitize the public about the harmful dog meat trade that thrives in these countries. We actively participate in raids against trucks loaded with dogs on the way to slaughter, we provide funds to train the authorities in improving enforcement and support the care of confiscated animals."
From Soi Dog Foundation:
"With Your Help Thailand's Illegal Dog Meat Trade Can Be Stopped!
Every year tens of thousands of dogs are inhumanely transported from Thailand to neighbouring countries where they are butchered by cruel and barbaric methods. However, the Soi Dog Foundation and the Thai government are actively working to end this appalling practice.
The conditions under which the dogs are transported and slaughtered are inhumane and many die from suffocation long before they reach neighbouring countries. In reality these are the lucky ones.
Those that are still alive are not humanely killed many are tortured often for hours before being skinned alive. The reason for this is that people believe that the pain inflicted leads to the tenderising of the meat. Most shocking of all, is that some dogs are still alive when their fur is removed.This tragic trade is condemned by the majority of Thailand’s population. However the practice still continues. Only through your help can this inhumane action stop."
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