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.

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


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