Four Animal Protection Charities Join Forces to Create the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia (DMFI) Coalition

Four Animal Protection Charities Join Forces to Create the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia (DMFI) Coalition

Added on Wednesday, 07 June 2017
National and international animal protection charities - Animal Friends Jogja, Change for Animals Foundation, Humane Society International and Jakarta Animal Aid Network – have joined forces and voices in calls for an end to Indonesia’s cruel and dangerous dog meat trade.

The time is right to take action!

In July this year, Bali's Governor Pastika issued an official letter ordering a crackdown on the dog meat trade on this Indonesian island, following the release of the findings of harrowing investigations. The letter was issued on the basis of animal cruelty, the risk to public health and to the island's reputation as a tourist destination, all factors that apply equally to the rest of Indonesia. The Dog Meat-Free Indonesia coalition believes that strong actions must be extended to the whole of Indonesia in order to shut down the brutally cruel, unsanitary, and unsafe dog meat trade. 

We have lots more exciting updates coming soon as national and international celebrities join forces with us to raise vital awareness and to inspire everyone to join our calls for an end to the dog meat trade in Indonesia!


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

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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’.