Imagine your cherished companion stolen from home, packed onto a cramped, filthy transport truck,
and shipped to a slaughterhouse to be beaten, sliced open, and boiled alive.

This is the reality for far too many innocent animals in China, where family pets and
strays are kidnapped from home or darted with poison on the streets, then sold off in the gruesome
dog and cat meat trade.

At the Yulin Dog Meat Festival alone -- a grisly celebration of the summer solstice each June --
up to 10,000 dogs are slaughtered and carved up on the streets. They may be beaten,
electrocuted or torched alive in the sadistic belief that suffering makes their flesh taste better.

But Yulin is just the tip of the iceberg. Throughout China, an estimated
10 million dogs and 4 million cats are killed for meat every year. It's time to stop the horror.



Millions of us across the world love dogs for their companionship, comfort and utter devoted loyalty they have towards humans. Since the first wolf was domesticated 35,000 years ago, dogs have been the most loyal and loving of Man’s friends, comforting us, assisting us, protecting us, defending us and loving us unconditionally.


And yet, in countries such as China, Vietnam, Indonesia and South Korea, these same dogs are treated in the cruellest, most brutal manner. Most people are aware that dogs are eaten across South East Asia; they are not, however, conscious of the cruelty involved, the unspeakable torture inflicted both on street dogs and stolen pets. There are millions across SE Asia who love and own dogs; many of them have wept and despaired, having lost their dogs to dog thieves. And we in the international community express a reluctance to intervene, unwilling to condemn another’s “culture” – well, just to be clear, there is nothing cultural about it, as the hundreds and thousands of SE Asians who’ve had their pets stolen and tortured would testify. There is nothing cultural about cruelty and every single person on this planet has a moral duty and firm obligation to protect the dog who is widely considered Man’s Best Friend for a reason. There is no difference between the dog who bounds happily towards you and lovingly licks your face, and the dog who suffers a cruel, brutal fate at the hands of Traders. Every dog is under our protection, as was ordained when the first Man and the first wolf joined forces all those years ago; they cannot speak for themselves. We must speak for them.


" we remain completely alien to the fate of animals, and most of us lose all sense of responsablilité before the suffering that civilized men inflict on them. Some calment their conscience by saying that there are many animal protection companies and a policy that ensures compliance with the law. But he who looks around him will be pulled from his peace when he sees everything that is happening and that no one is seriously mobilizing to denounce daily scandals.

For example, we were sure and certain that in our slaughterhouses everything happens according to the rules. We were all convinced that at slaughter animals were sacrificed with a maximum of precautions that would remove them from and avoid unnecessary suffering - until someone went closer and published the result of their investigation. And here we learn that our slaughterhouses are a hell of hell for animals and the processes used are unworthy of a modern institution...

What makes it quite clear today is that the cruelty of men is not just about their carelessness, but of the economic necessity to earn their bread. Torturers are not the only culprits, but with them all who force them to use these barbaric treatments.

The Word of the Apostle Paul is terribly true; " the anguish of the creatures will never end...". when the gaze plunges to the bottom of the abyss of suffering that men impose on animals, it is a shadow that clouds The most innocent joys. Nature presents us with an unfathomable riddle: why are living beings a source of misery for each other, why is their life flowing with such cruel indifference, why are they not inaccessibles to pity? We remain without resources in the face of this mystery and all we can do is strive to combat egregious errors.

In General, we are not talking about these things, we enfouissons them to the bottom of the soul. But sometimes indignation is stifling us, and we would like to shout it, so much we are upset by this dark sorrow, as if we were going to rise from the gémissement of this creature that begs for deliverance ".

(Albert Schweitzer-1908, Strasbourg in ' anthology humanism and mystique-1995, Albin Miche