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Every year, millions of dogs are brutally captured and transported throughout Indonesia for the dog meat trade. Many are stolen family pets and illegally trafficked dogs collected from the streets and rural communities. They are crammed into cages and sacks so tightly that they can't move, their mouths bound shut so they can hardly breathe, and driven on excruciatingly long journeys on bikes or overcrowded trucks to supply markets, slaughterhouses and restaurants. Many die from suffocation, dehydration or heatstroke before they reach their final destination. For those who survive, their grim fate is to watch others being brutally killed in filthy slaughterhouses while they wait their turn.

The Dog Meat-Free Indonesia Coalition including HSI, Change For Animals Foundation, Jakarta Animal Aid Network and Animal Friends Jogja need your help in calling for an outright ban on the dog meat trade.

Please take action today and remove this cruelty in Indonesia.

Tell President Joko Widodo to end the dog meat trade in Indonesia.

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Dear President Joko Widodo,

I am deeply concerned about the millions of dogs caught up in Indonesia's brutal dog meat trade, and the risk this poses to Indonesia's pledge to eliminate rabies by 2020.

Every year, millions of dogs, including stolen pets, are transported in Indonesia to supply markets, slaughterhouses and restaurants. Investigations reveal the immense suffering of these dogs — crude, brutal methods of capture, transport and slaughter — and there are growing concerns about the risks the dog meat trade poses to human health, including the transmission of deadly rabies.

Despite only a minority of Indonesians ever consuming dog meat, the trade threatens the health of the entire nation. It is the only trade known to encourage the large-scale, illegal movement of dogs of unknown disease status between regencies and islands. The World Health Organization highlights this trade as contributing to the spread of rabies in Indonesia; in fact it likely poses the greatest hurdle to Indonesia achieving rabies-free status by 2020.

Human deaths from rabies have been directly linked to involvement in the brutal, unhygienic slaughter, butchery, handling and consumption of meat from infected dogs.

Pet ownership is rising rapidly in Indonesia and with that comes a responsibility to legally protect animals from cruelty. Around the world, dogs loyally assist us as therapists in hospitals and schools and serve with our armed forces and police to protect us. The dog meat trade is the ultimate betrayal of our special relationship.

Across Asia there is mounting opposition to this cruel trade; a growing number of countries and territories prohibit the trade in and eating of dog meat.

I urge you, on behalf of all dogs and the vast majority (93%) of Indonesians who never eat dog meat, to please act to safeguard Indonesia's dogs from cruelty, and the nation's health, by ending the cruel and illegal dog meat trade. Such action would be applauded nationally and globally.


Petition Signatures

Jul 20, 2018 Dorian Leigh
Jul 19, 2018 MARTA HAWK
Jul 19, 2018 Lucille Alouah
Jul 19, 2018 Vanessa Bäßler
Jul 19, 2018 Russet Coviello If the WHO says this dog meat trade contributes to rabies spreading, besides being a barbaric practice to eat pets, it should be a no brainer for the government to take action asap.
Jul 19, 2018 Sonya Smith
Jul 19, 2018 regula hess
Jul 19, 2018 Joanne Banks
Jul 19, 2018 karen reedy
Jul 19, 2018 Vickie Janetos
Jul 19, 2018 Octavia Salerno
Jul 19, 2018 Katja Wybo
Jul 19, 2018 Lola Schiefelbein
Jul 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2018 Gabrielle Huang
Jul 18, 2018 Joanna Van Weegen
Jul 18, 2018 Manuel Cuevas
Jul 18, 2018 Suzanne Camejo Stop the barbarians in Indonesia!! They are slaughtering Man’s Best Friend! End ignorance and cruelty!
Jul 18, 2018 Linda Corcoran
Jul 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2018 Julia Ruggiero
Jul 17, 2018 Lena Bradel
Jul 17, 2018 emma rugari
Jul 17, 2018 Cheri Fenske
Jul 17, 2018 Amie Harrison
Jul 17, 2018 Judy Hart
Jul 17, 2018 Lucy Hernandez
Jul 17, 2018 Sahsha States
Jul 17, 2018 Christopher Porter
Jul 17, 2018 Joyce Frievalt My dogs are looking at me right now with alot of concern as I scream out, "NO!"
Jul 17, 2018 Marsha Cruea
Jul 17, 2018 Davina Gilligan
Jul 17, 2018 Shirley Baker
Jul 17, 2018 Cynthia Elsensohn
Jul 17, 2018 Shirley Petersen
Jul 17, 2018 Paula Mattila
Jul 17, 2018 Shirley Sheffield
Jul 17, 2018 erin craig
Jul 17, 2018 Donald Merrell
Jul 17, 2018 Carolyn Stabenow
Jul 17, 2018 Pamela Powell
Jul 17, 2018 D Colfer
Jul 17, 2018 Phillippa Hilsden
Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2018 Cheryle Smith
Jul 17, 2018 sharon porter
Jul 17, 2018 Leslie Rosen
Jul 17, 2018 rita uljee

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