Sign the pledge:
I believe that dogs shouldn't suffer and die for the trade
in their meat. I support an end to the dog meat trade throughout Asia, and urge
the governments of all countries where the trade in dog meat exists to work
diligently and quickly towards eradicating this cruel and unnecessary practice.
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.
We need your support to fight the dog meat trade.