| Jun 9, 2015
PROGRESS IS BEING MADE TO END THE DOG MEAT TRADE IN THAILAND AND VIETNAM!
Cao Treo Border Poster Vietnam May 2015
Thanks to people like you, we're able to make big strides in bringing Thailand's illegal dog meat trade to an end. But we still have a long way to go, and we still need your help. The dogs at the shelter in Buriram which we saved from being illegally transported to Vietnam for the dog meat restaurants are all doing really well. The great news is that over the last 12 months, we've managed to get about 150 of them adopted to various countries overseas. But we still have well over a thousand left at the shelter, and we still need to pay for their medical costs and food. It's only because of people like you that we can do this.
Our work in terms of raiding and closing down illegal dog slaughterhouses in the North East of Thailand also continues; on the 1st of June 2015 and the 2nd of June 2015 we conducted separate raids on two slaughterhouses in Udonthani and NongKai respectively, rescuing one live dog in the process and arresting three people, who have all now been charged by the police. Unfortunately, we also recovered 42 kilogrammes of dog meat in the process.
On 24th of May 2015 we were able to erect four large posters at the border crossing between Laos and Vietnam at Cao Treo, warning dog smugglers of the penalties involved in trafficking dogs. This is part of a bigger programme we are conducting in Vietnam with our partners in the Asia Canine Protection Alliance (ACPA). Several famous Vietnamese pop stars, dance stars, models and movie directors contributed their time free of charge to make a viral video, which is now circulating not just in Vietnam, but globally. It calls on the youth of Vietnam to sign a petition requesting the Vietnamese government to make the trade in, and consumption of dogs, illegal. You can help by watching the video and signing the international petition at https://savedogs.soidog.org/vietnam
We're also expanding our dog and cat sterilisation and vaccination programme to Khao Lak in Phang Nga (Thailand) and to Bangkok soon as well. And of course we are still taking care of over 400 street dogs and 40 cats at the shelter here in Phuket.
All these activities are costly, and as we receive no government funding, we rely totally on people like you to help us do our work. Thanks so much for everything you do for us and the street dogs and cats in this part of the world.
Vietnamese Viral Video Still April 2015
Slaughterhouse Freezer With Dog Meat June 2015