Paradise? Bali tourists unknowingly eating dog meat in shocking cruelty

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In the Indonesian island of Bali where natural resources are abundant, the weather is storybook perfect and the relaxed atmosphere attracts wealthy tourists, visitors are unknowingly eating dog meat where innocent and beloved pets are stolen, bludgeoned and poisoned before being sold as food.

In an undercover investigation led by animal activist group Animals Australia,  groups of Balinese gangs captured and slaughtered dogs and then sold the meat to tourists and lied about its content. According to the organization, the egregious cruelty was explained as follows:

“Dumped in bamboo crates or plastic rice sacks, terrified dogs await the nightly slaughter with legs tied and mouths taped shut. They may languish like this for hours or days without food or water. One by one they will be brutally slaughtered in full view of their companions.

And business is booming. Year on year, seven times more dogs are slaughtered in Bali than in China’s notorious Yulin Dog Eating Festival.”

Investigations director Lyn White stated the horrible images of dogs being hanged on trees, shot and poisoned were purely heartbreaking. The group has since brought the issue to the attention of local authorities and have been meeting with government officials concerning the risks and dire animal welfare consequences of the evil trade.

According to AbcNews, in the tourist area of Seminyak, in southern Bali, a street vendor admitted to investigators he was selling dog meat.

AA investigator: “What is that you’re selling?”

Vendor: “Dog satay.”

AA investigator: “This is why you have a picture of a dog here?”

Vendor: “Yeah, yeah.”

However the same man tells tourists from Australia a different story.

Vendor: “Satay just $1.”

Australian: “Mystery bag. What is, chicken?”

Vendor: “Satay.”

Australian: “Satay chicken, not dog?”

Vendor: “No, not dog.”

Australian: “I’m happy just as long as it’s not dog.”

And it’s not just the street vendors who are responsible for the inhumanity and blatant animal cruelty. Even fashionable restaurants serve dog meat. It is estimated more than 70,000 dogs are slaughtered each year serving at least 75 restaurants.

“Whilst eating dog meat is not illegal in Bali, killing animals cruelly or eating meat contaminated with poison is against the law, Animals Australia’s  Lyn White stated. “The dog-meat trade breaches animal cruelty laws and food safety laws. That is a statement of fact,” she said.

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21 replies
  1. Angela Corso says:

    So those who are visiting Bali are eating dog meat??? Now tourists need to boycott Bali as a place to visit. These photos make me sick to my stomach. What has mankind turned into??? Disgusting. Please share to help educate and make this known worldwide.

  2. Sheri says:

    Sick and disgusting. Unfortunately this happens throughout Asia and other parts of the world on a daily basis. It needs to be stopped now!!!!!!

  3. Eve Thompson says:

    What is wrong with these countries, can’t they raise chickens go fishing, sick to my stomach seeing these photos, I hope people will boycott Bali !!

    • Sharon Yaley says:

      Yes it does! Hard to believe these cruel people exsist. I cant stop crying. Hopefully there’s a special place in hell for these things that are called human. I wish they could all be tortured to death. Everyone of them. Those who do harm to innocent animals have no hearts or souls!

  4. Marlene Pangrac says:

    I agree, tourists need to be informed as to what
    is going on with the killing of dogs and selling
    to restaurants to serve to the public!!! Asians
    that do this have developed into degenerates!! These innocents poor dogs are being slaughtered at an alarming rate!!! Please continue to work with these governments to
    stop this NOW!!!

  5. Sarah says:

    The countries that allow this sort of thing totally disgust me. They will never get my tourist dollars nor will I purchase anything made in their country. They are vile people.

  6. Red says:

    Well hell I was excited that the Yulin festival was being banned as far as the dog torture and now Bali is doing it?!?!? Dear Heavenly Father…please help us stop this slaughter of these beautiful animals you gave to us as companions… please we need your help now!

  7. Daniel Clarkson says:

    This settles the idea of taking a holiday in Bali, permanently. Any country that allows the slaughter of innocent dogs for food for tourists or their residents, doesn’t deserve tourist money. A trip to there has been removed from my Bucket List.

  8. Cynthia Como says:

    Disgusting FREAKS! I will forever wish that every single human being that kills and eats dogs or cats dies,and dies a torturous death! Deprived and despicable!!

    • Bunny Peters says:

      Agree. My husband and I only eat “vegan” whilst in Asian countries (we have family all over Asia)……

      That family pets are stolen and butchered is absolutely heartbreaking and cruel……

      Totally disgusting that POS restaurant owners think it’s “OK” to steal and butcher family pets…… they will burn in Hell forever for their cruelty……

      Hope all of them die alone, in horrible pain and afraid…….. ASAP!!!!!

  9. Adrienne says:

    We need to get politicians and State Dept. involved to at least inform tourists what to expect in these countries. Being informed only benefits these animals when this brutality ends. It’s is obvious that the restaurant owners lie to Americans/foreign tourists about the meat they eat, so better not to eat any type of meat when in those countries. If this was provided to tourists before they go to these countries I think it would help. Working with groups in these countries who oppose the use of dog meat will also help to get this practice to end.Have to be persistent and not stop until these killings end.




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