1,200 Dogs Saved from Meat Trucks in Thailand

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More than 1,200 dogs have been intercepted in two separate raids by Thai coalition forces. The Royal Thai Police, the Royal Thai Navy Border Patrol and members of the Animal Activists Alliance Thailand have arrested international dog meat smugglers in the Ban Phang District of Nakorn Phanom Province. On Saturday alone, a convoy with around 800 dogs was intercepted late at night. The dogs had been kept in the jungle for several days without food and water and are very weak.

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The scale of the problem is massive and well beyond the normal operating budget of Soi Dogs. Help is urgently needed to shelter and treat the rescued dogs and also help bring an end to the illegal dog meat trade. To help, please visit the Soi Dogs website here. Last August, Soi Dogs, a non profit rescue group based in Thailand, launched its Trade of Shame campaign to bring to an end to the inhumane and barbaric dog meat trade. The campaign has and will continue to concentrate on the core of the problem; that being ending the trade altogether through the stronger enforcement of existing laws and the introduction of stronger legislation. Since the campaign's start a year ago, more arrests of smugglers have been made than in the preceding 15 years. But, this has presented another enormous challenge - how to care for the literally thousands of dogs recovered during these arrests.

Brought to you by the Harmony Fund international animal rescue teams.


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Those poor dogs :( How the h*ll he get so many? Starve him and leave him without food and water.

November 03 2012 at 1:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Not only the Chinese eat cats and dogs, also the Vietnamese and Filipinos.
I would never go to their country as a tourist. The Filipinos also hang them up and beat them for 4 hours, makes their meat tender they say

November 02 2012 at 10:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

the chinese are a sick culture!! they are so cruel. STOP PLEASE!!!!!

November 02 2012 at 2:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

so sad...

August 24 2012 at 1:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Paula Perez

i am so glad they were saved..but i have to ask what is the fate of so many animals in a country that cares so little

August 14 2012 at 5:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Janice Serilla

Thank god they were saved!!!!

August 14 2012 at 1:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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