Dog Meat Free Indonesia
Dog Meat Free Indonesia : Sickening animal cruelty at Indonesia's "extreme" markets where dogs and cats are bludgeoned, blowtorched alive
Government urged to take immediate action to protect animals and public health
LONDON, Jan. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Indonesian government is being urged to shut down the country's cruel live animal markets, where thousands of dogs and cats a week are bludgeoned in public, blowtorched whilst still alive, and butchered for eating.
Campaigners from the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia coalition filmed at two of the most notorious of Indonesia's 200 live animal markets in North Sulawesi, "Tomohon Extreme Market" and Langowan Market, to expose the horrifying suffering routinely endured by animals. Live dogs and cats are seen trembling in cages as one by one they are beaten over the head, howling in pain.
Lola Webber, Dog Meat-Free Indonesia campaign coordinator, said: " It was like walking through hell. The dogs huddled together in cages , trembling with fear as they watched others being killed around them , waiting their turn. The sight of absolute terror in their eyes, the thumping of the club as they were bludgeoned , the ir screams of pain, and the smell of burning hair and flesh , were appalling and unforgettable."
Download all photos/video: https://www.dogmeatfreeindonesia.org/resources/extreme-markets
Thousands of dogs and cats are killed at the markets in North Sulawesi each week, mostly stolen pets or owned dogs. Some 80% are imported from other provinces, which is illegal under Indonesia's anti-rabies law forbidding the movement of dogs across provincial borders. The movement of large numbers of animals of unknown disease status into densely-populated areas contravenes rabies elimination recommendations by leading authorities including the World Health Organization.
Indonesia relies heavily on tourists from around the world. More than 10 million tourists annually visit Indonesia, mainly from Singapore (1.6million), Malaysia (1.5million) Europe (1.5million) China (1.3million) and Australia (1million). Significant numbers also come from the UK, North America, India and New Zealand. The DMFI coalition is to join its call for an outright ban on this brutal trade.
Bobby Fernando of Animal Friends Jogja said: "Most Indonesians don't eat dogs and cats, and this extreme cruelty tarnishes our global reputation. The tourist board's slogan of a 'Wonderful Indonesia' rings hollow when you've gazed into the eyes of a dog spattered with blood and shaking with fear."
Write to the Indonesian government and sign our petition at www.dogmeatfreeindonesia.org
Download photos/video: https://www.dogmeatfreeindonesia.org/resources/extreme-markets
- Lola Webber (Bali, Indonesia): Lolawebber@changeforanimals.org
- Wendy Higgins (UK): email@example.com
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/961d23ee-b24a-414c-82cb-007207d4ba49
Photo caption: Dogs in cage awaits fate at Indonesia animal market
Information om Globenewswire
Følg pressemeddelelser fra Globenewswire
Skriv dig op her og modtag pressemeddelelser på mail. Indtast din mail, klik på abonner og følg instruktionerne i den udsendte mail.
Flere pressemeddelelser fra Globenewswire
Biome Grow19.10.2018 13:32 | pressemeddelelse
Biome Grow Introduces PEI Brand, Red Sands Craft Cannabis Co.
ThalesNano Inc.18.10.2018 15:23 | pressemeddelelse
Partnership Between Zaiput Flow Technologies and ThalesNano Set to Improve Process Intensification
Abeona Therapeutics Inc.18.10.2018 14:04 | pressemeddelelse
Abeona Therapeutics Appoints João Siffert, M.D. Head of Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer
Biome Grow18.10.2018 13:31 | pressemeddelelse
Biome Grow Announces Listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under symbol 60TA
Euro Manganese Inc.18.10.2018 04:02 | pressemeddelelse
UPDATE - Euro Manganese Inc. Closes Plant Site Option Agreement and Provides Operational Update
Euro Manganese Inc.17.10.2018 22:59 | pressemeddelelse
Euro Manganese Inc. Closes Plant Site Option Agreement and Provides Operational Update
I vores nyhedsrum kan du læse alle vores pressemeddelelser, tilgå materiale i form af billeder og dokumenter, og finde vores kontaktoplysninger.Besøg vores nyhedsrum