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It’s Time to Stop Yulin!

by Bob Price

  Every year, thousands of dogs are  tortured and killed at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The mass butchering will begin next week, Tuesday June 21, 2016. On Monday, In Defense of Animals joined forces with Care2 to rally to put an end to the Yulin Festival. Over 100 activists gathered in front of the […]

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Yulin Festival Dogs Remembered

by Anita Carswell

  Today, thousands of dogs are being tortured and killed at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China. We are sad and angry, and had hoped to see a change of fortune for these terribly unfortunate dogs. Despite our best efforts and those of dedicated millions of concerned people worldwide, including some amazing Chinese activists, […]

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Act Now to End China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival!

by Melissa Flower

  China’s infamous Yulin Dog Meat Festival is set to begin June 21. Thousands of dogs and cats will be crammed into cages, tortured and killed, all for human consumption. Some will be snatched from loving homes. The “festival” garners national and international condemnation, yet millions of dogs and cats endure the same extreme cruelty […]

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Purebred Dogs Ending Up As Dog Meat Delicacies

by Haley Anderson

  South Korea has seen a rapid increase in the popularity of animal companions, with the “pet industry” currently valued at 2 trillion won (approximately $1.7 billion). Sadly this has gone hand-in-hand with an increase in, animal cruelty. As is the case throughout the world, when the idea of animal companions gains popularity before animal […]

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Taxi Full of Stolen Dogs Intercepted in Vietnam

by Melissa Flower

  Families with dog and cat companions throughout Vietnam have to remain vigilant at all times. Thieves, usually on motorbike, are known to be operating throughout the country poisoning, electrocuting and stealing both stray and companion dogs and cats to sell for the dog and cat meat trade. Most recently, a group of such thieves […]

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Summer Days Bring Dog Meat “Festivals”

by Melissa Flower

  As the dog days of summer approach, so too do the dog meat “festivals” in China and South Korea. While dog meat is consumed throughout the year in both countries, there is a considerable increase during the summer months as the myth of dog meat increasing one’s stamina and male virility persists. China’s Yulin […]

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Boknal Days Are Quickly Approaching

by Melissa Flower

  The dog days of summer spell doom for South Korea’s dogs. It is during these days, presumably the hottest days of the year, that the dreaded Boknal Days take place. They are only weeks away. The three main Boknal Days span July to August and are when the consumption of dog meat peaks throughout […]

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Boknal Dog-Killing Days Will Be Here Soon

by Bob Price

Boknal Dog-Killing Days Will Be Here Soon Time marches inexorably forward, and the Boknal Days of South Korea are fast approaching. We are so deeply honored that so many of you have pledged your hard earned support to ensure that when that time arrives, In Defense of Animals will be there; on the ground and […]

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Take Dog Meat Off Tourist Menus

by Melissa Flower

  Each year, millions of dogs are caught up in the brutal and torturous dog meat trade that spans several countries throughout Asia, including South Korea, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia. While each country presents varying challenges in the fight to end the trade, all make the claim of “culture” or “tradition” to continue […]

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Stop India’s Stray Dogs From Becoming Dog Meat

by Melissa Flower

  A state in southern India has proposed to tackle its large stray dog population by killing thousands of them and then profiting by selling their flesh for human consumption in China and South Korea. Edakkttuvayal Gram Panchayat President K R Jayakumar introduced the proposal in Kerala, saying, “In my proposal to counter the menace […]