Healing broken hearts, and bringing hope

Healing broken hearts, and bringing hope

Added on 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…

Both Lola and Ina were terrified, but Lola regained trust and bounced back quickly under the care of our teams. Whilst Ina needed some more time and care, Lola was quickly fostered alongside another rescue dog – Charlie – and they soon became good friends… and were adopted by their forever family together!

Lola and Ina now live the lives they deserve … and what always shocks us most about these dogs that have endured so much brutality, is their ability to forgive all they have endured and to love life again.

So, in honour of those we are able to save, we will keep fighting for those who are still waiting for change…

But we need YOUR help! Please help us to raise vital awareness and join the movement in calling for a Dog Meat-Free Indonesia!


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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’.