Horrifying video footage and images are going viral that show dogs are tied up in sacks before being butchered at an Indonesian slaughterhouse.
Video Credit: Change for Animals Foundation
WARNING: Disturbing Content
The video shows dogs arriving on trucks at a slaughterhouse in Indonesian city Surakarta, known as Solo.
They are then tied up in sacks and wait for their death.
They are then hit with wood and have throats cut while some of them still conscious. While living dogs are forced to watch the slaughter.
The horrifying video and images have been captured by campaign group Dog Meat-Free Indonesia.
Lola Webber, Change For Animals Foundation, said: ‘Dogs are captured from the streets and stolen from people’s homes to be taken on long journeys – often lasting for days – tightly packed in pick-up trucks or in hessian sacks, their mouths bound shut so they can hardly breathe.’
‘They are then taken to filthy slaughterhouses where they watch others being slaughtered as they wait their turn, trembling in fear.’
‘The look in their eyes is haunting, the blood-spattered walls unforgettable.’
More than 1,200 dogs are slaughtered daily for their meat and are sold in the city’s restaurants.
Indonesia has banned the sale of dog meat but these rules are rarely enforced.
Dr. Katherine Polak, of the FOUR PAWS group, said: ‘We know that rabies control and elimination efforts are futile without addressing the dog meat trade which is the only trade known to encourage the mass unregulated movement of dogs of an unknown disease and vaccination status.’
‘This facilitates the spread of the disease and disrupts any attempts to reach the required canine vaccination coverage required to ultimately eliminate the disease from the dog population.’
‘Pledges for action have been made from the Central government’s Ministry of Agriculture. DMFI and the millions of supporters we represent worldwide applaud this position.’
‘But these words need to result in commitments for change through strong and impactful actions. For now, the illegal trades continue, threatening the health and safety of millions of Indonesians, and resulting in the suffering of thousands of animals each day.’
“A Shih Tzu Dog was Ferociously Knocked Out by a Vet Assistant and was Later Given an Urgent CPR to Bring Him Back to Life”