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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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Aug 17, 2018 Jill Yam
Aug 17, 2018 Alisa Biterman
Aug 17, 2018 Laura Ricci
Aug 17, 2018 Jeanne Lyke
Aug 17, 2018 Glenn Showalter
Aug 17, 2018 Debi Gray
Aug 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2018 Christine Hanna Stop this torture and abuse, they are not for eating
Aug 16, 2018 Sandra Backelund
Aug 16, 2018 Shea Nace
Aug 16, 2018 Maren Knox
Aug 16, 2018 Heidi Siebens
Aug 16, 2018 Tiia Pitkänen
Aug 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2018 Jenny Est
Aug 15, 2018 Shelley Reagan
Aug 15, 2018 Kelley Lavin In this day and age why would this practice still be employed?
Aug 14, 2018 Patricia Grabrovac
Aug 14, 2018 Katelyn Murray The dog meat trade is a disgusting, deplorable, cruel, heartless, and utterly pointless and unnecessary. It must end now and those involved should be dealt with as criminals with no regard to life, charged and punished for such heinous crimes.
Aug 14, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Aug 14, 2018 Deanna Phillips
Aug 14, 2018 Belinda Bolden
Aug 14, 2018 Rositta Gile
Aug 14, 2018 Diane shaw-haddix
Aug 14, 2018 Lori Bryant Stop It!
Aug 14, 2018 Stephanie Whitney
Aug 13, 2018 angelique de quillettes
Aug 13, 2018 Sharon Aldridge
Aug 13, 2018 Helen Torosian
Aug 13, 2018 carol micek
Aug 13, 2018 Carol Costello
Aug 13, 2018 Karen Chiera
Aug 13, 2018 Cathleen Mason End the cruel and barbaric dog meat trade in Indonesia. It takes sadistic monsters to trade in or torturously murder dogs for their meat. Exposes consumers to a host of lethal diseases like rabies, cholera and distemper. GOOD. Serves them right!
Aug 13, 2018 Marilyn Harris
Aug 13, 2018 Nadini Soyza
Aug 13, 2018 Elspeth Crowley
Aug 13, 2018 antonella insolia
Aug 13, 2018 Gigi Liebenthal
Aug 13, 2018 Karen Beckner
Aug 13, 2018 Susan Lisinski
Aug 13, 2018 janna murphy
Aug 13, 2018 Ursula Bayer
Aug 13, 2018 Angela Abbassi
Aug 13, 2018 Alan Alejandro Maldonado Ortiz
Aug 13, 2018 Barbara Fink
Aug 12, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Aug 12, 2018 sally patterson PLEASE EMPATHY AND COMPASSION STOP EATING DOGS Dogs save humans lives every day of the year!!!
Aug 12, 2018 Mihail Sila
Aug 11, 2018 Carol Lake
Aug 11, 2018 Nancy Rabideau

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