General News

Bobby was rescued from a market, this is his story

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Bobby was rescued from a market during our investigations in North Sulawesi. It had been a long day and the market was getting ready to close for the day. As we were about to leave, we saw a dog sitting in a cage surrounded by blood in the slaughtering area of the market.

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24th and 25th February 2018. Five cities, 2 days: Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Solo and Surabaya

Monday, 26 February 2018

The 24th and 25th February marked the Dog Meat Free Indonesia Coalition’s days of action against the cruel dog and cat meat trades.

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Friday, 16 February 2018

Representatives from the Dog Meat Free Indonesia Coalition met with government representatives of the City of Tomohon – home to the notorious “Extreme Market” – to discuss the need for urgent action to be taken to end the slaughter of tens of thousands of dogs and cats each week.

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

“GO-FOOD” – the food delivery service of Indonesia’s biggest online delivery company, “GO-JEK” – has agreed to remove the sale and promotion of all dog meat products from their service nationwide!

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Campaigners decry Governor Dondokambey’s “outrageous denial” of animal cruelty and human rabies threat

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Governor Olly Dondokambey has been urged by campaigners from the Dog Meat Free-Indonesia Coalition to take more seriously national and international concerns about animal suffering and threats to human health from “traditional markets” in North Sulawesi such as “Tomohon Extreme Market” where thousands of dogs and cats are brutally killed for human consumption.

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The Impact of Exposure to Violence on a Child’s Brain And Why this is a Grave Cause for Concern

Monday, 29 January 2018

An article by Mary Lou Randour, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Animal Cruelty Programs and Training, Animal Welfare Institute

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North Sulawesi governor says dogs being bludgeoned and torched for their meat is ‘not cruel’

Friday, 26 January 2018

In response to the release of our investigations that exposed the abhorrent cruelty of North Sulawesi’s live animal markets, the Governor of the province – Olly Dondokambey – has responded with a statement.

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TripAdvisor Removes Promotion of North Sulawesi’s Brutal Live Animal Markets Following DMFI’s Investigations

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

In December 2017, the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia coalition conducted investigations into North Sulawesi’s brutal live animal markets.

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Shaggydog encouraged fans to support our campaign

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

At a concert in Yogyakarta, our wonderful friends at “Shaggydog” encouraged fans to support our campaign to make Indonesia Dog Meat Free!

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Uniting Voices in our Calls for a Dog Meat Free Indonesia

Monday, 11 December 2017

10th December, Surabaya: Our friends from animal protection groups in Surabaya (East Java) took to the streets to make their voices heard in joining our calls for a “Dog Meat Free Indonesia”!

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Healing broken hearts, and bringing hope

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

“Lola” and “Ina” were captured by dog meat traders in Sukabumi (West Java, Indonesia) whilst we – the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia coalition – were conducting our nationwide investigations. There was a chance to save them… and that is one we always take…

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Hero’s Story

Friday, 10 November 2017

The Dog Meat Free-Indonesia coalition spent many long and heartbreaking months investigating the inner-workings of the dog meat trade throughout Indonesia. On one particular day, we had the chance to save a dog who we named 'Hero'.

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The Dog Meat Trade is cruel and dangerous, and it must stop!

Wednesday, 08 November 2017

Every year, an estimated 1 million dogs are brutally captured and transported throughout Indonesia, crammed into sacks and cages, their mouths bound shut so tightly they can hardly breathe. They are taken on long, grueling journeys to markets and slaughterhouses.

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Official launch of the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia (DMFI) campaign.

Friday, 03 November 2017

Did you know that up to one million dogs are killed in Indonesia’s dog meat trade each year? Thursday 2nd November marked the official launch of the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia (DMFI) campaign, calling for an end to the dog meat trade nationwide.

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In Bobby’s Honour

We found Bobby sitting in a wire cage in a busy dog meat market in North Sulawesi whilst we were conducting investigations in December 2017. He was surrounded by scenes from a horror movie, and the terror in his eyes was haunting. We knew we couldn’t leave him.

It breaks our heart that he left this world too soon, but he left having known love and with a name. And in his name, we will never give up until the dog and cat meat trades end throughout Indonesia.

Hero’s Story

The Dog Meat Free-Indonesia coalition spent many long and heartbreaking months investigating the inner-workings of the dog meat trade throughout Indonesia. As people who do what we do because we care so passionately about animals, doing investigations never gets any easier. It is soul-destroying and heart-breaking, but essential in documenting the reality of the trade so that we are best-positioned to fight it, and to ultimately realise our goal of ending the dog meat trade.

But we always save those we can…

On one particular day, we had the chance to save a dog who we named 'Hero'.

Change is coming in Indonesia and throughout Asia… Never before has the dog meat trade or the consumption of dog meat been questioned the way it is now. People are turning their backs on a trade and a practice that can no longer hide behind a defense of ‘culture’ or ‘tradition’.