Stop Slaughtering Dogs and Cats for Meat

Target: Yasonna Hamonangan Laoly, Minister of Law for Indonesia

Goal: Work for a national ban on the dog and cat meat trade.

Over four dozen dogs were rescued from an alleged dog butcher in Indonesia. They were the lucky ones. Around one million fellow canines become part of the country’s still-existing dog meat trade annually. The animals endure brutal captures and grueling trips crammed into cages, deprived of their ability to even open their mouths. These cruel incidents are just the beginning. Once the dogs reach their final destinations they await slaughter, spectators to the horrors that will soon befall them. Those horrors include bludgeoning and burning. Sometimes, the dogs are still alive for the last sick step in the ritual.

Indonesia has made weak attempts to curb the practice of butchering dogs, which mostly now exists in more rural regions of the country. They banned the consumption of dog meat and made stronger penalties for dog trafficking. A few areas have also made selling dog meat illegal. Yet a national ban on the dog meat trade (and cat meat trade) has not been pursued, despite repeated calls from animal rights activists.

Sign the petition below to urge Indonesian leaders to take this decisive step that could abolish a pervasive form of mass animal torture and cruelty once and for all.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Laoly,

Indonesian leadership must recognize the brutality of the dog and cat meat trade, as recent court rulings and bans on consumption and trafficking have indicated. Yet the practice still remains widespread due to lax enforcement of existing rules and a complete lack of prohibition of these trades at the national level. As a result, horrific videos depicting the sick realities of the industry continue to emerge and enrage individuals across the country and around the world.

Please listen to the calls from these concerned citizens for a national ban on industries that trade in unimaginable cruelty and slaughter.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Pranidchakan Boonrom


67 Comments

  1. why can’t they eat like normal people rotten
    people

    • Are you vegan? Cows, pigs, chickens, fish, etc., experience the SAME suffering as cats and dogs. The consumption of any animal is ABNORMAL.

      If you eat pigs, don’t complain about other people who consume animals as well, the exploitation of one animal species directly influences other exploitation of animals, it’s all related.

      • The consumption of animals is not abnormal. They are part of the natural order of the food chain and have been eaten since the beginning of time. And animals eat each other. What is abnormal is torturing and treating animals inhumanely, and choosing domesticated, intelligent animals to eat. I grew up eating chickens and cows my father raised to feed his family. He treated every animal with care and kindness, and the last moment was quick as could be. And he hunted for deer to feed his family. They likely would have had only a few seconds of pain if that. It the carelessness, inhumanity, the abuses of factory farming and nonsensical cultural practices like using Bear bile for medicine that must be stopped.

        • People always define the suffering of others in manners personally comforting. I posted USDA data and articles exposing the cruelty involved in the massacre of trillions of animals yearly, globally, but my links are “awaiting moderation”. I lived on a dairy farm in a hunting community, people who “care” about animals don’t sentence them to violent death, you don’t consume animals because you honestly believe NOT consuming them is INhumane. Any death, quick or not, causes inherent suffering to a being who doesn’t willingly die. Nevertheless, the majority (>95%) of animals consumed globally are “produced” in FFs/CAFOs/ILOs. As long as you participate in “humanely violent” exploitation, you fuel exploitation of bears, cats, and dogs, speciesism is all related.

    • why can’t people think the same way about cows, pigs, horses, chickens, turkeys etc???? They all feel pain and suffer just like cats and dogs!!!

    • Stop your cruelty toward animals, there is any reason for them to suffer. Quite your habit, and have compassion for all animals. #StopAnimalsCruelty

  2. debra goldstein lustig says:

    TIME TO END THIS 3RD WORLD BARBARIC ACT OF INHUMANITY. END THESE ACTS OF ANIMAL ABUSE AND CRUELTY ONCE AND FOR ALL.

  3. Only mean and stupid people eat dog meat!

  4. MAY KARMA COME TO THESE IMBECILES

  5. For God’s Sake STOP THIS!!!! SASDISTIC CRUEL DEMENTED SO STOP!!!!

  6. Basta ya de tanta crueldad animal….todo vuelve!!!!

  7. Everyone involved in this needs to be killed in the most cruel and painful way!

  8. THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE AND DISGUSTING AND SICKENING. WE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING THIS FOR YEARS ZND YEARS. THIS MUST STOP. ANIMALS FEEL PAIN. SUFFERING AND TRAUMA JUST LIKE US HUMANS DO. THIS DESPICABLE CRUELTY MUST END.

  9. Nadine+brundage says:

    Enough of this evil, cruel treatment of companion animals, they should not be table food.

  10. Shirley Lemieux says:

    If only the evil empires of the World would recognize just how grotesque and cruel the dog meat trade is. Isn’t it interesting though when catastrophic events occur in these Countries, the leaders look for help from citizens around the World. I would not contribute a dime to any Country that allows the torture of animals especially that of the meat trade.

  11. What’s the matter with those people Welll I guess there not people what are the barbaric unbelievable how they could do that. Sick in the head

    • The people who are emotionally traumatized by dog and cat meat consumption are vegan, correct? Because if you’re not vegan, your exploitation of “some” animals, including pigs, chickens, cows, fish, etc., directly contributes to a global mentality that makes animal consumption of ANY species normal, your behaviour fuels other behaviour that also consumes animals regardless of species. It’s only YOUR perception that is deviant, not other people or other countries. The US and China, where cat/dog meat consumption is also practiced, are ranked next to each other (33 and 34) in animal welfare….

      US animals as well as animals globally, experience abject pain and suffering as well, all animals exploited for food are EXEMPT from the meager Animal Welfare Act, and male calves are routinely butchered as infants so another species – humans – beyond infancy and with teeth – can drink the milk from cows that is not intended for humans: THAT’S abnormal.

  12. The people who are emotionally traumatized by dog and cat meat consumption better be vegan, because if you’re not vegan, your exploitation of other animals, including pigs, chickens, cows, fish, etc., directly contributes to a global mentality that makes animal consumption of ANY species normal, your behaviour fuels other behaviour. It’s only YOUR perception that is deviant, not other people or other countries. The US and China are ranked next to each other (33 and 34) on animal welfare….

    US animals experience abject pain and suffering as well, all animals exploited for food are EXEMPT from the meager Animal Welfare Act, and male calves are routinely butchered as infants so another species – humans – can drink the milk from cows that is not intended for humans: THAT’S abnormal.

    USDA, page 6, 587,000 calves (INFANTS) killed so THEIR naturally-intended milk could be stolen for another AGING species, with teeth:

    https://downloads.usda.library.cornell.edu/usda-esmis/files/r207tp32d/34850245n/5712mr72x/lsan0420.pdf

    Articles:

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/17/chickens-freezing-to-death-and-boiled-alive-failings-in-us-slaughterhouses-exposed

    https://sentientmedia.org/nothing-humane-about-killing-pigs-gas-chambers/

  13. This should stop immediately..!

  14. Disgusting.

  15. No animal should be eaten! Vegan is the best way of life. No animal would ever have to suffer to feed man.

  16. Diana Prentice-Campo says:

    What more can we do to hasten the process of ending cruelty to all animal species forever? We seem to be effecting change at a painfully slow rate…

  17. Dirty Country, Dirty Evil people.

  18. The consumption of animals is not abnormal. They are part of the natural order of the food chain and have been eaten since the beginning of time. And animals eat each other. What is abnormal is torturing and treating animals inhumanely, and choosing domesticated, intelligent animals to eat. I grew up eating chickens and cows my father raised to feed his family. He treated every animal with care and kindness, and the last moment was quick as could be. And he hunted for deer to feed his family. They likely would have had only a few seconds of pain if that. It the carelessness, inhumanity, the abuses of factory farming and nonsensical cultural practices like using Bear bile for medicine that must be stopped.

    • Back off with your cruelty and your centuries old mentality.
      Yes, some animals eat each others to survive, because they have no others choices. But the human specie has the choice, there is plenty others options.
      But, you don’t care and that is the real problem.

  19. Maria Bertrand says:

    Yasonna Hamonangan Laoly, Minister of Law for Indonesia STOP TREATING ANY ANIMAL IN SUCH HORRIC TORTUROUS WAYS!!!! OR YOU WILL PAY ONE DAY!!! THE LORD DID NOT GIVE US ANIMALS TO TORTURE THEM!

    Treating any animal inhumanely without any regard for the pain and agony they feel IS BEYOND CRUEL.

    ANY ONE INVOLVED, IN ANY WAY, MAY YOU FEEL THE SAME EXACT AGONY THESE DEAR LITTLE SCARED ANIMALS FEEL. I HOPE YOU ALL GET SLAUGHTERED!

  20. The horrifying treatment of animals and humans must end now. Those committing these atrocities need to be prosecuted and removed from society forever. They are a menace to all. All beings on this earth, human or otherwise, deserve the chance to live the life they were meant to live. Cruelty of all types has been tolerated/ignored far too long. IT MUST END NOW. IN MY OPINION

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