End the slaughter of dogs and cats at Indonesia's most notorious market
Every month, thousands of dogs and cats, many of them stolen pets, are brutally trafficked hundreds of miles for slaughter at markets in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The traumatized animals are crammed into cages so tightly that they can barely move, their mouths bound shut so they can hardly breathe. They are taken on long journeys that often last for days—with no food or water—to supply markets and slaughterhouses. There they watch others being brutally killed—animals are repeatedly bludgeoned over the head and are sometimes still alive while the slaughterers blowtorch their fur and skin—trembling while they wait their turn.
Not only is this trade unbelievably cruel, but it’s also illegal given the risk it poses to public health, most notably rabies.
By working with our partners at Animal Friends Manado Indonesia—the province’s only animal shelter—we have a chance to close a network of slaughterhouses in the city and beyond and permanently end the sale of dogs and cats and their meat at Indonesia’s most notorious dog and cat meat market, the “Tomohon extreme market.”
Please join us in supporting AFMI in calling on the Mayor of Tomohon, Mr. Caroll Senduk, to take urgent action to end the sale and slaughter of dogs and cats at Tomohon extreme market, a place of extreme cruelty and suffering.