Lady Freethinker is dedicated to helping end the cruel dog and cat meat trade, in which beloved family pets are stolen, tortured and slaughtered for food.

LFT articles expose this issue to millions of readers, and we’ve garnered hundreds of thousands of petition signatures to stop dog and cat meat. We are also providing food, medical care and more to shelters that rescue dogs and cats from slaughter in China and S. Korea. We supported the rescue of 32 dogs from the Yulin Dog Meat festival in 2019, and continue to enable shelter and veterinary care for dogs saved from the killing floor.

Sign: Stop the Slaughter for Korea’s Brutal Boknal ‘Dog Eating Days’

Lady Freethinker has also sponsored multiple bus ads in Korea urging people not to eat dog.

Message translates to: “Dogs are not food but family,” and “Please do not eat me.”


Lady Freethinker bus ad to stop dog meat in South Korea

Message translates to: “Dogs are not food but our family. Let’s save them together,” and, “I am not a piece of meat!”

About the Dog Meat Trade

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.


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 last Yulin Dog Meat Festival was on June 21, 2018.

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 2019

Sign: Ban the Horrific Dog and Cat Meat Trade in S. Korea

Outlaw Bali’s Brutal Dog and Cat Meat Trade

SIGN: Ban Killing Dogs and Cats for Meat in the US VICTORY!


Most people in Asia do not eat dog, and activists in China, Korea and across the continent are working tirelessly to stop the cruelty. Lady Freethinker believes that true change can only come from within these cultures, and seeks to support the work of brave rescuers and those seeking to enact laws in their home countries to ban the dog and cat meat trade for good.