Promoting the Protection of Jakarta’s Dogs
The Dog Meat Free Indonesia coalition was proud to sponsor the launch of this new regulation on the 6th October in Jakarta, an event that was attended by government officials from the Jakarta government and the Ministry of Agriculture, as well as Indonesian celebrities who had their dogs microchipped to help us raise awareness and participation city wide!
“In a country where thousands of dogs – many stolen pets – are traded and slaughtered for human consumption each year, the Dog Meat Free Indonesia coalition applauds the government of Jakarta for this progressive approach and is proud to support this event. By microchipping dogs, people are not only better-positioned to protect their dogs from the cruel and dangerous dog thieves, but this new regulation also gives dogs a real identity, reflecting the value our beloved companions deserve in our communities. Furthermore, by giving each dog an identity, the enforcement of laws to safeguard them from cruelty will be more effective” – Lola Webber, DMFI Representative.