**UPDATE June 21, 2019: The rescued dogs under our care are safe and receiving emergency veterinary treatment for illnesses and injuries. A huge THANK YOU to all of our supporters – we wouldn’t be able to care for animals in need without you!
**UPDATE June 17, 2019: This year, just before the annual Yulin dog and cat meat “festival” on June 21st, a group of Chinese animal activists rescued 62 terrified dogs from a Yulin slaughterhouse. Many of them are under the direct care of HSI at our partner shelter in northern China. At our partner shelter, they'll receive critical medical attention along with fresh food and water. With love and care from staff members, they can learn to trust people again. From there, their journey to finding loving forever homes will begin. Please make an URGENT donation today to help us care for these dogs, end atrocities like the Yulin “festival” and the dog meat trade, and protect all the world’s animals from cruelty.
The Yulin dog and cat meat "festival" starts June 21st. Thousands of dogs and cats are grabbed from the streets, crammed tightly into wire cages and piled onto trucks to be driven for days or weeks. Denied food, water and comfort, those dogs stacked at the bottom of the truck become drenched in urine and feces, while those in the middle can suffocate to death. Others die from illness, dehydration or heatstroke long before they reach their destination.
Loading and unloading of dogs and cats is violent, with cages routinely hurled up to the truck and smashed down at unloading. Bodily injuries from sharp wire, biting, and rough handling cause further pain.
At the slaughterhouse, they will be beaten to death with metal poles, to be eaten. Help us fight this and all forms of animal cruelty by donating NOW.
Your support allows us to fight in areas of Asia where the dog meat trade is still active. With your help, we’ll shut down dog meat farms in South Korea and lobby for better laws throughout Asia, including South Korea, Indonesia, China, and Vietnam. Along with helping dogs suffering on dog meat farms and protecting street dogs around the globe, your support also helps protect all animals -- including those suffering in laboratories, on factory farms and those abused in the wild.
You can help stop this cruelty. Please give today.