Indonesian Province Pledges ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Dog Meat
Progress toward ending the dog meat trade in Indonesia! This week, Governor Ganjar Pranowo called for a ban on the consumption of dog meat throughout Central Java.
Every month around 13,000 dogs are slaughtered for consumption in the region. Governor Ganjar Pranowo met with representatives from Dog Meat Free Indonesia on Tuesday, which was followed by his announcement.
He proclaimed, “We must push the Surakarta administration to issue a strict regulation that prohibits people from consuming or selling dog meat.”
Further legal support for this ban comes from a law passed in 2012 stating that dogs are not defined as food since they do not come from forests or farms. According to the Jakarta Post, Ganjar said, “The law clearly prohibits it. Once a regency issues a ban, every other region will follow suit. Agency heads will convene to discuss such a regulation.”
Many concerns surround the health and safety of the dog meat trade. The transportation of the dogs sent to slaughter increase the likelihood of the spread of disease such as rabies, and for the dogs the rampant abuse within the industry drew sympathy.
It is also a barbaric and inhumane business. Dogs are often beaten to death in front of onlookers, and some are blow torched while still alive.
While dog meat is easily found in the stalls of street vendors, only a small percentage of the population consumes dog meat. However, it is still a lucrative trade.
We applaud Governor Ganjar Pranowo for his call to help put an end this brutal practice, and urge other provinces to follow suit.
WAV Comment – I think I purchased 25 Christmas Day meals for the shelter dogs last year, so I know it works – and what price for a shelter dog special meal. People waste so much during the Christmas season; for me it was very rewarding to know that I had helped to fill the hungry bellies of 25 rescue dogs last Christmas day. Please do your bit if you can – buy a Christmas meal for a stray – Regards Mark.
Years ago, I had a dream. My dream was to put an end to animal suffering in my hometown, especially to help the homeless, abandoned, and abused dogs find the love, respect and appreciation they deserve, and place them in forever homes. Little by little my dream is becoming a reality. I haven’t saved all the stray dogs in my community, but I’m getting there. I have an amazing staff and supporters who continue to help me along the way.
Last night, I woke up frightened. My heart pumping fast, hands shaking, tears in my eyes. I dreamt about my Printz (my first beautiful rescued dog, saved from death). He was all wet, full of blood, alone, in need of help. I could see him but this time, I couldn’t help him at all. I could read in his expressive eyes his hunger, pain and despair. It was more like a nightmare.
Being on their own, dogs like my Printz have freedom but they are so exposed to risk of injuries, abuses, diseases and starvation. Stray dogs are dependent on us as much as we, humans, are on them…once we get to know and love them! My Printz, alone, in my dream represents all the dogs I couldn’t save, the dogs who died alone in misery and silence. I woke up feeling depressed, but somehow, I knew I had to turn this nightmare into a positive thing…and that’s why I decided to tell you about it.
|I was able to wake up from my nightmare, as all of you have. But these dogs can’t. Not unless we help them!
Christmas is the time of year when people celebrate and express the most sincere human emotions: generosity, kindness, compassion, love, appreciation. But we must remember that Christmas is not only for people ...
From time to time, the memory of Printz comes up (this time it came in the shape of a dream) to remind me of my mission and the overwhelming plight of the homeless dogs in Romania. My dream for this Christmas is to end the nightmare these dogs relive each day. Even if it’s just for one day.
Together we can end their nightmare, not only on Christmas Day, but every day!
- 1 EUR/USD = bowl of warm meal donated on Christmas Day to #roldadogs in our shelters
- 1 EUR/month = bowl of high nutrient food donated to starving stray dogs in the Galati area
- 15 EUR = a winter gift for a dog (straws and jacket to keep warm)
- 50 EUR = a visit to the vet for an injured, rescued dog
To see other ways you can help a hungry dog this Christmas, visit our 2019 Christmas page or donate directly from our donation page.
You can also donate via PayPal using the link below.
This Christmas let’s try together to stop the Romanian dogs’ nightmare and bring the Spirit of Christmas where our voiceless friends need it the most!
ROLDA’s newly renovated https://sponsoradog.rolda.org/ is now up and running. We’ve made it easier for our supporters to either sponsor or adopt a rescue dog.
In this specific link: https://sponsoradog.rolda.org/dog-profile/ we explain how our dog profiles are created and what each dog’s details mean.
Please visit our new site today!
ROLDA is an international charity that helps homeless animals in Romania using a responsible, efficient, and humane approach.
Our programs serve homeless, abandoned, and abused animals, as well as pets with financially troubled owners such as senior citizens, retirees, and unemployed people … all who have difficulty providing for their furry companions.
Visit our Facebook page. Like it and Share it to help us save more animals in Romania!
Visit our colorful website full of useful, fresh information about our rescue campaigns.
Donations, large or small, are always welcomed!
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Here we are looking a little more into animal welfare in the Ukraine.
We give a very brief summary with associated links for more.
For the past 20 years, Naturewatch Foundation has been actively running projects in Ukraine, working with animal protection NGOs and municipalities to implement humane and sustainable stray dog population management schemes, following the recommendations of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OiE).
Site – https://naturewatch.org/campaign/stray-animal-welfare-Ukraine
Amid the political turbulence in Ukraine, some people are dedicating their lives to the wellbeing of dogs, cats, birds, bears and other animals in the country. Photographer Thomas Machowicz has been documenting the work of the Kiev Animal Rescue Group (Karg), which provides emergency services for injured animals.
Site – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-48830430
Shelter Ugolyok: Animal Rescue and Farm Sanctuary, Ukraine
Site – https://www.facebook.com/shelter.ugolyok/
Animal welfare standards in Ukraine
Site – http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/E-8-2015-013996_EN.html?redirect
Kyiv Society for the Protection of Animals
Site – https://www.spcai.org/our-work/shelter-support-fund/shelter-list/kyiv-society-protection-animals
Society and animal welfare – Ukraine
Site – http://www.esdaw.eu/society-and-animal-welfare—ukraine.html#
EU imposes hen welfare standards on egg imports for first time
Site – https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/02/eu-imposes-hen-welfare-standards-on-egg-imports-for-first-time
Global Animal Law
Site = https://www.globalanimallaw.org/database/national/ukraine/
European Bank EBRD workshop on animal welfare
- Kyiv, Ukraine
Site – https://www.ebrd.com/cs/Satellite?c=Content&cid=1395285797015&pagename=EBRD%2FContent%2FEvent
Ukraine proposes bill to ban fur farming
UKRAINE – On February 7, 36 Members of Parliament introduced a bill to ban fur farming in Ukraine. The bill is initiated by MP Andriy Pomazanov with support of Fur Free Alliance member organisation Unique Planet.
Site – https://www.furfreealliance.com/ukraine-proposes-a-bill-to-ban-fur-farming/
Animal Cruelty Index
Site – https://vaci.voiceless.org.au/
Ukraine closes its last Fois Gras farm
Site – https://theecologist.org/2019/aug/09/ukraine-closes-its-last-fois-gras-farm
Your Voice Is Being Heard in the Fight Against Dog Meat
|Above – Nami delivering petitions to the governor’s office.
We have an exciting update from South Korea.
A petition from Lady Freethinker and Save Korean Dogs to close more than 250 illegal dog meat farms in Ganghwa Island County (part of Incheon City), S. Korea, has reached Governor Yoo Cheon Ho.
More than 30,000 of you signed the petition to urge the governor to enforce S. Korea’s laws and close all facilities that violate them, sparing animals from being crammed into tiny cages and brutally killed by electrocution, hanging, even being boiled alive.
LFT partner and Save Korean Dogs founder Nami Kim delivered the petition to the governor’s office. She expressed hope after having met with the county’s livestock department, who showed strong interest in “Empty Cages,” which provides former owners of permanently closed dog meat farms pathways to launch alternative careers.
We are encouraged by this news and will continue distributing petitions, running bus ads, and aiding the rescue of dogs from Korea’s meat trade until every dog meat farm is closed.