Video video shows the moment that police and animal campaigners intercepted a truck filled with 53 terrified dogs as it arrived at an unlawful dog meat slaughterhouse in Indonesia.
The dogs mostly taken pets were locked up in sacks while some had their jaws bound with each other, according to a statement from animal legal rights team Humane Society International. Many of them were emaciated.
The canines arrived at the slaughterhouse– where 30 dogs are bludgeoned to death daily– after enduring a grueling 10-hour journey, according to Humane Culture International.
Police intercepted the truck and arrested a guy suspected of being a dog meat trader on the Indonesian island of Java as part of the nation’s first large-scale authorities raid on an unlawful canine meat slaughterhouse.
Authorities had actually infiltrated a dog-trafficking procedure on the island before moving to arrest the trader, that has actually allegedly gone to the center of Java’s dog meat profession for more than two decades.
The sting procedure happened in the early hours of November 24 local time as the delivery van brought up to the slaughterhouse, which lies in Java’s main Sukoharjo Regency.
Campaigners from the Canine Meat Free Indonesia (DMFI) union, which campaigns for a nationwide ban on the canine and cat meat trades, went to the scene to rescue any canines that lived. Sadly, among the dogs had passed away on the journey.
Lola Webber, from Humane Culture International (HSI)– a participant of the DMFI union– was amongst the first people on the scene.
” My heart was pounding in my breast as we approached the vehicle, because I might hear the dogs’ pitiful whimpering and then saw them all locked up in sacks, their soft muzzles pressed closed with wire,” she said in a statement. “They were extremely traumatized and scared. Many of them were still wearing collars, and were no question lots of miles from home, likely stolen pets got from the streets.
” They will have endured the most terrible and terrifying journey, thrown in the back of a truck to be taken to this disgusting and filthy slaughterhouse where they would have been bludgeoned over the head and their throats reduced. To think about the worry they should have endured is simply devastating. We arrived simply in the nick of time because the killing normally happens in the early hours.”
Webber said the coalition was “greatly grateful” to the authorities for taking action.
DMFI wishes that the raid will certainly send a strong message to other traders that they will not go unpunished which it marks a turning factor in their campaign to obtain the trade banned nationwide.
The surviving canines from the current rescue received first aid prior to being required to a temporary sanctuary, where they will be nursed back to health. The union will try and rejoin them with their owners where feasible, although the possibilities of success are likely to be slim.
The union hopes that some of the canines will be adopted locally while others will be flown to HSI’s temporary sanctuary in Canada, where efforts will certainly be made to re-house the pooches.