Shocking investigation reveals 70,000 dogs in Bali murdered and served to tourists every year

June 19, 2017 by  
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Each year 70,000 dogs are brutally killed in Bali , Indonesia, according to an investigation spearheaded by Animals Australia (AA). The animals are strangled, bludgeoned, or poisoned and then fed to tourists who think they’re eating chicken meat. AA estimates seven times more dogs are killed in Bali yearly than in the Yulin Dog-Eating Festival in China. Evidence obtained by ABC’s 7.30 program revealed a huge dog meat trade in Bali. An AA undercover investigator spent four months posing as a documentary maker to uncover details about the trade. Known simply as ‘Luke,’ the investigator said he started by getting to know key players in the unregulated industry, and “eventually, they invited me to join them as their gangs stole, hunted, poisoned, and killed dogs.” Related: Dogs raised for meat in South Korea to get forever homes in the US AA campaign director Lyn White said, “Tourists will walk down a street, they’ll see a street store selling satay but what they are not realizing is the letters RW on the store mean it is dog meat being served. They’re just sitting down ordering satay have no idea that they’re eating dog.” And it’s not just street vendors selling the meat to tourists as chicken, but restaurants as well. The Bali Animal Welfare Association, an organization working to rescue the animals from dog traders, has discovered 70 restaurants serving dog meat. It’s not illegal to consume dog meat in Bali. But White said it is illegal to kill animals cruelly or to consume meat tainted with poison. Luke described aggressive methods and said although he’s trained himself to cope with cruelty, in one village where he saw dogs being caught, nothing had prepared him for the brutality. On one occasion he witnessed hunters catching dogs by laying out fish meat laced with cyanide. For the first time in his career, he switched off his camera as he watched a puppy die over agonizing minutes. He said, “I sat stroking him as he died and found myself apologizing for the cruelty of my fellow man.” According to ABC, while some local people think dog meat is healthy, the practice isn’t a long-held tradition. Hindu leader Gusti Ngurah Harta is among those working to end the trade – he said Bali Hindus consider dogs to be a holy animal and that it’s upsetting people are eating them. AA is willing to partner with the Bali government to end the trade and find a positive solution, which may include compensating those who make their living in the trade. You can sign their petition for the governor of Bali here . Via Animals Australia , ABC , and International Business Times Images via Pexels and Pixabay

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Dogs in China are being killed to make leather products

December 18, 2014 by  
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Most people have heard of China’s appalling dog meat trade, but did you know that dog and cat skin is also used to create leather goods like gloves, belts and pet toys? According to a new report from PETA Asia , the Chinese meat and leather trade is using the flesh of dogs and cats in order to squeeze out every penny of the manufacturing industry. And if you purchase leather, it can be difficult to tell what kind of leather you might be getting. Read the rest of Dogs in China are being killed to make leather products Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cat leather gloves , cat leather goods , cat skin , cat skin leather , China dog leather , China dog meat , China dog trade , China leather trade , dog leather , dog leather gloves , dog leather goods , dog meat , dog skin leather , PETA expose , PETA video

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Activists Upset Over Festival in China that Involves Eating Dog

June 20, 2014 by  
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A yearly summer solstice festival in China is about to kick off, but one aspect of the festivities has animal rights activists scrambling to put a stop to the party. That’s because, in addition to liquor and celebration, this particular festival also involves eating dog meat as part of a tradition that started in the 1990s. Last year, at least 10,000 dogs were killed for celebratory feasts, and animal lovers across the globe are calling for an end to the practice, particularly since some claim that dogs used in the feasts are abducted from homes or snatched off of the streets. Read the rest of Activists Upset Over Festival in China that Involves Eating Dog Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal rights activists , animal rights policy , China animal rights , China dog eating , China dog eating festival , Chinese animal rights , Chinese dog eating , Chinese dog eating festival , dog meat , eating dog , Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region dog , Yulin dog eating festival , Yulin festival , Yulin Summer Solstice Dog Meat Festival

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