16th FEBRUARY: MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH: CITY OF TOMOHON PLEDGES COMMITMENT TO END CRUEL DOG AND CAT MEAT TRADE

16th FEBRUARY: MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH: CITY OF TOMOHON PLEDGES COMMITMENT TO END CRUEL DOG AND CAT MEAT TRADE

Added on 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.

We secured commitment from the City that they would take action to end the brutal trades and our support to facilitate this change was officially requested.

Whilst we welcome the City’s commitment and discussed our grave concerns for animal welfare and public health and safety, we will continue to work hard to make sure words result in strong actions.

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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’.
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