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Sponsored by: Humane Society International

Every year, millions of dogs are brutally captured and transported throughout Indonesia for the dog meat trade. Many are stolen family pets and illegally trafficked dogs collected from the streets and rural communities. They are crammed into cages and sacks so tightly that they can't move, their mouths bound shut so they can hardly breathe, and driven on excruciatingly long journeys on bikes or overcrowded trucks to supply markets, slaughterhouses and restaurants. Many die from suffocation, dehydration or heatstroke before they reach their final destination. For those who survive, their grim fate is to watch others being brutally killed in filthy slaughterhouses while they wait their turn.

The Dog Meat-Free Indonesia Coalition including HSI, Change For Animals Foundation, Jakarta Animal Aid Network and Animal Friends Jogja need your help in calling for an outright ban on the dog meat trade.

Please take action today and remove this cruelty in Indonesia.

Tell President Joko Widodo to end the dog meat trade in Indonesia.

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Dear President Joko Widodo,

I am deeply concerned about the millions of dogs caught up in Indonesia's brutal dog meat trade, and the risk this poses to Indonesia's pledge to eliminate rabies by 2020.

Every year, millions of dogs, including stolen pets, are transported in Indonesia to supply markets, slaughterhouses and restaurants. Investigations reveal the immense suffering of these dogs — crude, brutal methods of capture, transport and slaughter — and there are growing concerns about the risks the dog meat trade poses to human health, including the transmission of deadly rabies.

Despite only a minority of Indonesians ever consuming dog meat, the trade threatens the health of the entire nation. It is the only trade known to encourage the large-scale, illegal movement of dogs of unknown disease status between regencies and islands. The World Health Organization highlights this trade as contributing to the spread of rabies in Indonesia; in fact it likely poses the greatest hurdle to Indonesia achieving rabies-free status by 2020.

Human deaths from rabies have been directly linked to involvement in the brutal, unhygienic slaughter, butchery, handling and consumption of meat from infected dogs.

Pet ownership is rising rapidly in Indonesia and with that comes a responsibility to legally protect animals from cruelty. Around the world, dogs loyally assist us as therapists in hospitals and schools and serve with our armed forces and police to protect us. The dog meat trade is the ultimate betrayal of our special relationship.

Across Asia there is mounting opposition to this cruel trade; a growing number of countries and territories prohibit the trade in and eating of dog meat.

I urge you, on behalf of all dogs and the vast majority (93%) of Indonesians who never eat dog meat, to please act to safeguard Indonesia's dogs from cruelty, and the nation's health, by ending the cruel and illegal dog meat trade. Such action would be applauded nationally and globally.


Petition Signatures

Jun 21, 2018 Laura Spahn This may seem like a good source of food for the people, but this is cruel...there has to be another source of meat? Please this breaks our hearts..please reconsider another way...
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 Eleeka N Stop killing dogs
Jun 21, 2018 EVA DEROCHE
Jun 21, 2018 Linda McCall
Jun 21, 2018 Jackii Myers I am appalled at the realization the Indonesia suppling dog meat to restaurants.for humans to consume. How nasty and low down can humans go???? not even beginning to mention what on earth these poor pitiful dogs are going through is known crude, brutal
Jun 21, 2018 Bobby Lancaster The dog meat trade sickens me because I have 3 dog rescues in my home, and they know what is to be abandoned, but also found and loved. The practice of selling dogs or eating dogs for meat in any country that does it needs to stop immediately. It's not r
Jun 21, 2018 SHEILA HOLSINGER So cruel. Please stop this slaughter. Hard for me to realize that this really happens.
Jun 21, 2018 Velina Ussery Please stop this cruel practice I will not purchase any products from your country until this practice is stopped
Jun 21, 2018 Nancy Glynn
Jun 21, 2018 Hillary Mack This archaic Behavior must stop. Horrific cruelty is not acceptable. I and my friends will boycott anything from Indonesia no visiting no products no food nothing. Ugly third world country.
Jun 21, 2018 sophia Dean It makes me sick that in 2018 country’s a still choosing to eat Cats and Dogs!! It is so upsetting in the cruelty these animals have to suffering because they have been chosen for a meal??
Jun 21, 2018 J L
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 leslie bald
Jun 21, 2018 Belia Cooper Why do people eat DOGs? They are NOT food, they are pets! That's totally horrible, if I ever meet someone from Indonesia, I will definitely let them know how outraged I am by this act!
Jun 21, 2018 Kristi Boester
Jun 21, 2018 Mrs Kraft Whoever participates in this disgusting act should be stoned to death
Jun 21, 2018 traci k BWC ambassador please do your part have your soul saved by saving these precious animals
Jun 21, 2018 Daniel Holsinger PLEASE end this heartless practice immediately!!
Jun 21, 2018 Keiko Barrett
Jun 21, 2018 tracy sinnott
Jun 21, 2018 Jennifer Vernon Dogs are not meant to eat.They are meant to be pets and comfort to people.
Jun 21, 2018 Scott Tucker
Jun 21, 2018 Chanda M Please make this illegal for ever. Dogs are not for our consumption. Government should make residents aware about spay and neuter. Teach farmer to raise fishes and shell food and plant vegetables.
Jun 21, 2018 Sheila Martin
Jun 21, 2018 Debra Cahill
Jun 21, 2018 Charleen Rohr Please stop this brutal killing of pets. There will be a day of reckoning for all who do this and allow this... (You) with God who put his creatures on this earth not to be murdered but to be pets!!!!
Jun 21, 2018 catherine pesson
Jun 21, 2018 Toshie Osteen
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Thank you in advance for your action regarding this most humane matter by showing your country and the rest of the world that Indonesia is an evolved and compassionate society who wont tolerate nor endorse such cruelty towards innocent animals and humans.
Jun 21, 2018 Irena Tůmová
Jun 21, 2018 Susan Price
Jun 21, 2018 Janice Pemberton
Jun 21, 2018 Joan hanson Awful trade
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) This is so cruel. How can people to this! Stop the barberic dog meat trade!!!
Jun 21, 2018 Barbara Linder End this barbaric practice!!!
Jun 21, 2018 Gary Donelian
Jun 21, 2018 Carm Tenhoff This is horrible ! Stop this cruel, barbaric & inhumane event of killing & eating dogs (or cats). The world is watching & condemns you! Ms.Carm
Jun 21, 2018 Bonnie Penna
Jun 21, 2018 Pamela Wood
Jun 21, 2018 Barbara Carew
Jun 21, 2018 Renae Coen
Jun 21, 2018 ruth T WHY??? What kind of country allows this?? A messed up country?? Look at that picture, SICKENING, what kind of so called human does this??? What is wrong with you?? "BAD KARMA WILL GET ALL OF YOU THAT ABUSE ANIMALS!!!!"
Jun 21, 2018 Linda Monzione
Jun 21, 2018 Nicci Bailey
Jun 21, 2018 Cyndie Braun
Jun 21, 2018 Michele Harwood

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