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THE CRUEL DOG AND CAT MEAT TRADE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Every year, millions of dogs and cats are killed for their meat, making the trade arguably one of the most severe companion animal welfare issues in Asia. Despite continued media attention on the infamous Yulin festival in China, the sad reality is that in cities across Southeast Asia, tens of thousands of cats and dogs are killed in a brutal way each and every day.

Dogs and cats are stolen from their owners and snatched from the streets in Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam. These animals are transported long distances, often lasting days, and are killed using gruesome methods such as drowning, blow- torching, electrocution, and beating. While incredibly cruel for the animals, the trade also serves as a significant public health threat, most notably in the form of rabies.

FOUR PAWS is committed to bringing an end to the cruel dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia through government collaboration, supporting local stray animal care programs, rescues, and bringing awareness to the trade.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Millions

    The number of dogs and cats, who are killed each year for the brutal dog and cat meat trade across Southeast Asia.

  • 30 hours

    The average length of time it takes for dogs and cats to be transported to a meat market in Indonesia.

  • 2,758 animals

    The number of dogs and cats medically treated in Cambodia since our program launched in 2018.

  • 708 animals

    Number of dogs and cats FOUR PAWS treated medically in Vietnam.

SAVE DOGS AND CATS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

End the dog and cat meat trade 

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