Stars appeal to Indonesia president after dogs blow-torched alive in expose

Hollywood stars are appealing to Indonesia President Joko Widodo to ban the brutal trade of dog and cat meat for human consumption after an expose went viral showing dogs blow-torched alive to remove their fur. In a tough to watch video, produced by the Humane Society International coalition on the island of Sulawesi, actress Cameron Diaz, Ellen Degeneres, Simon Cowell, Ricky Gervais and local singers Anggum and Moby are among the 90 celebrities calling for an end to the brutal torture of dogs that are often stolen family pets.

According to the South China Morning Post, the letter to President Widodo stated if Indonesia joined other Asian nations that have banned the cruel practices, they would be “celebrated globally.” Even though dog meat is only consumed by less than seven percent of the Indonesians, the horrific trade continues. Thousands of  dogs are imported from other Indonesia provinces and transported in overcrowded cages and slaughtered in North Sulawesi each week.

Tomohon Extreme Market stopped the public slaughter of dogs after horrific video images appeared on social networks, however dogs are still being delivered – whether dead or alive. Dog Meat-Free Indonesia campaign is being led by Change For Animals Foundation, Animal Friends Jogja, Humane Society International, Jakarta Animal Aid Network and Four Paws.

To take action for Indonesia dogs and cats:

1- Over 660,000 people have now signed our petition calling on the Indonesian President to end the dog and cat meat trade – can you help us get to the 1 million signatures we need? Please sign and share: www.dogmeatfreeindonesia.org/take-action

2- Please write a polite email to the Indonesian embassy in your home country (embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/Indonesia), and to your home country embassy in Indonesia (www.expat.or.id/info/embassy.html), calling on them to take action to end the dog and cat meat trade

3- Find out more about our campaign and what you can do to help: www.dogmeatfreeindonesia.org

(Photo via Dog Meat-Free Indonesia)

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5 replies
  1. DANIEL KALDERON says:

    BAN THE SICK EVIL DOG MEAT TRADE IN ALL SICK EVIL ASIA = OR START BOYCOTT THE SICK EVIL DEMONS CHINAS /VIETNAMIS /INDONISIA AND THE REST OF THE BUNCH FROM ASIA !!!ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!!

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  2. Bunny Peters says:

    Beyond disgusting…… Many of these animals still have their collars on, meaning they were stolen family pets (trusting in humans so they were “easy to catch”)…… It is beyond my comprehension as to why restaurant owners think it is “OK, standard practice” to steal family pets and strays as their “free meat supply”…… Often strays carry untreated parasite loads and illnesses and family pets are often vaccinated and treated with medicines that would be toxic for human consumption……

    If I owned a restaurant, “safe” food supplies would be a huge consideration [here in the US, those restaurant owners would face huge fines and legal liability for their use of strays and family pets as a “grocery item”]…….

    Personally, I am glad to be vegetarian and especially when we visit my relatives in Asia [I have relatives in several Asian countries]…… My relatives are animal rescuers and have dogs as their treasured family pets.

    Part of the problem, IMHO, is that some people leave their pets in their yards or allow them to roam, which puts these dogs at risk for being stolen….. Another part of the problem, IMHO, is that any existing animal abuse and neglect laws are generally weak and unenforced…..

    IMHO, the only way improvement in the treatment of companion animals will take place is if there is public support for stricter animal protection laws and strict enforcement of these laws against animal abuse and neglect…..

    Until then, if one has a pet, NEVER allow a pet to “roam free”, always keep them inside unless they are with them at all times when outside, walk dogs on leash only, spay and neuter to keep litters from becoming trash…..

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  3. DANIEL KALDERON says:

    BOYCOTT ALL THE FALT FUCK FACES ASIANS =THESE ARE SUB HUMANS INHUMAN EVIL BARBARIC BREED AND WE DONT NEED THEM OR THEIR SUCKS PRODUCETS ON THE BLOOD OF THE INNOCENTS DOGS /CATS AND OTHER ANIMALS SUFFER AND DEATH !!BY MADE IN GERMANY /FRANCE /ITALY OR WHERE EVER THE PLACE IS =BUT DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THE UGLY SICK BRUCE JET FUCKED UP LESS FROM ASIA !!!

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