Most of the world views dogs as companions, and friends, but in some parts of Asia, they suffer terribly as victims of the trade in dog meat for human consumption.
This was posted by HSI on Facebook earlier today. We will update you as more information becomes available.
“Animal advocates of HSI partner groups have succeeded in intercepting a truck with 153 dogs bound for slaughter in China. Many of the dogs were wearing collars and are likely stolen pets. All of the dogs will be rehabilitated before being placed for adoption.
HSI is supporting efforts by Chinese activists to fight the country’s dog meat trade. We helped fund five highway rescue operations last year, saving the lives of more than 2,000 dogs. We’re encouraging our partners to put pressure on authorities to shut down this horrific industry completely.”
Humane Society International is working with multiple groups world wide to end this practice and give the dogs a second chance at life. They have formed the Asia Canine Protection Alliance in an effort to promote canine welfare, and human health.By drawing the attention of governments and the public to the cruelty involved in this industry, they hope to put a stop to the misery these dogs endure.
While dog meat is consumed in many different parts of the world including Russia, and Europe, it is most wide spread in Asia. Where large numbers of dogs are taken and inhumanely slaughtered for the benefit of their meat. Often transported in small cages, many suffocate, or die of dehydration, or heat stroke before they ever reach their final destination.