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Across Asia, about 30 million dogs are slaughtered every year in the ruthless dog meat trade. Many of these are pets stolen from their devastated families, as evidenced by the collars still tied around their necks. Many more are strays shot with poison darts and grabbed from the streets by criminal gangs.

The dogs are crammed together in crushingly tight cages on transport trucks and shipped — sometimes for days with no food or water — to meat markets, restaurants and slaughterhouses.

Slaughter is a brutal process in which the dogs may be hung, electrocuted or torched alive in the belief that the rush of adrenaline from torture will make the meat taste better.

Sadly, it’s not just dogs who suffer in this industry, but cats, too. Numbers are harder to come by, but an estimated 4 million cats are killed for meat each year in China alone.

Lady Freethinker (LFT) is fighting back against the cruelty with our Defeat Dog Meat campaign.

Our news articles expose this issue to millions of readers, and we have garnered hundreds of thousands of petition signatures to end dog and cat meat. We are also providing food, heat, medical care and more to shelters that rescue dogs and cats from slaughter in China and S. Korea. 

By continuing to expose the cruelty and assisting with on-the-ground efforts to help the dog and cat victims, we aim to help stop the savage dog and cat meat industry for good.


Thousands of dogs die at China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival each year on the summer solstice — just to fatten the pocketbooks of the brutal dog meat industry, which started this gruesome event to make more money. The next Yulin Dog Meat Festival is scheduled for June 21, 2018, and will last for 10 days as participants eat dog meat and consume alcohol in a sickening act of celebration.

Thanks to activist outcry, fewer and fewer dogs and cats are being sold at the festival each year. We must keep speaking out to shut the Yulin Dog Meat Festival down forever.


Sign: Stop the Horrific Yulin Dog Meat Festival in 2018

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