Ask the Indonesian government to end the dog meat trade in Indonesia

Animal Welfare

Every year, millions of dogs are brutally transported throughout Indonesia to supply the demand for dog meat. Many are stolen family pets and illegally trafficked dogs. They are crammed into cages and sacks so tightly that they can barely move, their mouths bound shut so they can hardly breathe. They are taken on long journeys to supply markets, slaughterhouses and restaurants. They watch others being brutally killed in filthy slaughterhouses whilst they wait their turn.

Not only does this trade represent an overwhelming cause of animal suffering, the demand for dog meat encourages the unregulated large-scale illegal theft and movement of dogs of unknown disease and vaccination status between regencies (and islands); and the World Health Organization (WHO) has explicitly highlighted the dog meat trade as a contributing factor to the spread of rabies in Indonesia – a deadly disease that has a devastating impact on human and animal health. So, whilst only a minority of Indonesians consume dog meat – in fact it is estimated that just 7% of the population nationwide ever consumes dog meat – the trade threatens the health and safety of the whole country.

Throughout the world, dogs are people’s most loyal companions, bringing us joy, cherished as “therapists” in schools and in hospitals and homes for the young and elderly, and serving in our police forces and armies. They deserve to be protected from cruelty, and to be recognised – and respected – as companion animals.


WARNING: This video contains footage some viewers may find distressing

Join Animal Friends Jogja, Change for Animals Foundation, Humane Society International and Jakarta Animal Aid Network in our calls for a Dog-Meat Free Indonesia. Take action now by signing our global petition calling on the Indonesian government to ban the trade in and slaughtering of dogs, and consumption of dog meat throughout Indonesia.

Thank you for joining Joanna Lumley, Ricky Gervais, Peter Egan (pictured above), Sophia Latjuba, Chelsea Islan and Gamaliel Tapiheru in calling for an end to the dog meat trade in Indonesia.


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This is disgusting practice which clearly goes on in full view. Until this practice is stopped & steps taken by the government to punish those perpetrating such heinous acts against helpless animals (so they will send a harsh message to those doing it) I will no longer holiday in this country & I will cease business immediately with my contacts in your country & do business elsewhere where barbaric practices do not exist. I am also going to tell everyone I know of such practices.

Karen. Killing in our countries goes on behind closed doors but the cruelty is the same – transported and held in slaughter houses till it’s their turn. I am vegan and would never hurt an animal but I can see that dogs are no different to pigs are no different to cows are no different to hens are no different to sheep. The only way you can be serious about change is to eat only plant based foods of which there is a tremendous variety and you will be very healthy.

Just as barbaric as slaughtering pigs, chickens, lambs and cows for their flesh because we don’t need it and we know full well that they are sentient beings like us. Stop the slaughter of all animals!!!

Dog are man’s best friend and should be treated as such. There is a strong bond formed with our faithful friends and they absolutely know what is going on. This is barbaric and cruel and has to stop.

Humans are a VIOLENT DESTRUCTIVE waste of time, money, food, animals and life. This is why humans no longer live hundreds of years like told in the Bible, God will destroy them, and He has only begun by shortening humans lives.
Animals are God’s creation and deserve to be well cared for by humans not destroyed.
I wonder when humans will get it?
Dog Advocate

How can any one or country allow this barbaric treatment of the most loving and faithful creature on earth. They deserve to live more than some people.

Indonesian. You must stop this brutal killing of these poor dogs now!! I never want to visit your country and so I am sure that there are many others that feel the same way. You will lose out on Tourism Nobody wants to see that horrific torture or know that it happens!!!

Appalling that animals we have designed to be breed as family pets are being slaughtered for meat, due to ”human” demand. If the Indonesian government care about their revenues from the tourism industry they need to change the laws, because as me i am sure that others rather spend their holiday and money in a country that nourish animal well fare, not barabric tortures! Spread the word about this and tourism will drop! Change to ethical meat production and tourism will rise.

What is wrong with Asian countries that they think they can kill so barbarically? These dogs just want to be loved and I have seen them wagging their tails just before being cruelly slaughtered. Have they no heart at all?

I wish to everybody could see the love in the eyes of the beautiful animals, I believe that they have better feelings than the human being because they just have love to give.

What kind of a person could do this to these dogs? This is a crime of the worst kind against God’s creation, and a betrayal to intelligent and loving dogs who show love to humans. This awful suffering must stop! It is wrong for you to inflict these acts of fear and savagery on these innocent animals. THINK how you would feel if this was done to you! The dogs are feeling all of it!

This is absolutely brutal and barbaric. Shame on those who perform such an inhuman act. Why does the government allow this to happen.

There is absolutely no reason for this type of cruelty especially in this day and age. It is inhumane and the way these animals are killed is nothing short of murder of a breathing living creature even if it is for consumption. This medieval type of torture toward living things are expected from sociopaths who have no empathy. It is time these practices are banned. This type of behavior reflects back on the culture and type of society of a place and/or country. Is this how we would like Indonesia to look in the eyes of the rest of the world?

These dogs are loyal and faithful companion animals, they do not deserve to be treated so barbaric just for the sake of ignorant people who dont know any better. Animals sole existence is not to be butchered and eaten by humans – their value is far greater.



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