There are growing concerns for animal welfare throughout Indonesia and there is increasing awareness that the trade is incompatible with efforts to control and eliminate rabies - a deadly disease that has a devastating impact on human and animal health.
Throughout the world, dogs are Mankind’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. As pet ownership rises rapidly in Indonesia – and globally – it is a duty to ensure they are adequately protected from cruelty, and to be recognised – and respected – as companion animals.
As part of our ongoing campaign, the Dog Meat Free Indonesia coalition held an event in Yogyakarta (“Jogja”) with our wonderful new ambassador for our nationwide campaign, Alya Nurshabrina – “Miss Indonesia 2018” – and the wonderful Indonesian music band “Shaggydog”who have been great ambassadors for our campaign since our launch in November 2018.
Since launching the Dog Meat Free Indonesia coalition on the 2nd November 2017, with your ongoing support, we have achieved so much for Indonesia’s dogs and cats caught up in the unimaginably cruel and brutal meat trades.
Cinta was brutally captured by dog meat traders in Sukabumi whilst our team was there conducting investigations. Cinta was destined to be sold to a dog slaughterhouse in Jakarta. But we just couldn’t leave her and had the opportunity to save her. “Cinta” means love in Bahasa and that is exactly what she represents to all of us… Here is her story…