Dog meat traders reward pople for bringing in their unwanted pets

Bali, Indonesia.

An estimated 30 million dogs are killed for human consumption each year across Asia, in a brutal trade that involves immense animal cruelty. In Indonesia alone, one million dogs are killed annually.

The Balinese are usually paid Rp. 50,000 to 80,000 (US$ 3.70 to 5.90) for selling one dog.

Poor families will sell their pets to the dog catcher for as little as Rp. 10,000 (US$ 0.70) if the dog can no longer be cared for.

For some people, dog-kidnapping has become a major source of income since animals stolen from neighbors or caught for free on the street represent a 100% profit.

International campaigns, like the “Dog Meat-Free Indonesia”, raise the profile of this issue and work to enforce laws that will end the trade.

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By: Brazilian_Authority (697.80)

Tags: Indonesia, dog meat trade

Location: Indonesia