Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
Download food monster: the biggest, baddest, yummiest vegan food app!
Buy the #EatForThePlanet book



The dog meat trade outrages many people throughout the world, even those who regularly consume other animals. As humans’ best friends and closest allies, dogs are not typically viewed as a food source. Unfortunately, many of the dogs sold and butchered in the dog meat trade are stolen pets. Defenders of the trade often credit cultural custom, but consuming dog meat is going out of favor across Asia. In Indonesia in particular where the trade runs strong, 93 percent of the population disagree with the practice of eating dog meat. And now there is a huge breakthrough — the Indonesian city of Tomohon, where the dog meat trade runs rampant, has pledged to end their participation in the dog and cat meat trade!

Recently, Change For Animals Foundation, along with their partner groups from the Dog Meat Free Indonesia Coalition and Animal Friends Manado, were in Tomohon to discuss the dog and cat meat trade with government officials and urge immediate action to end it. Thankfully, their words were convincing and the city has agreed to commit to ending the trade with the organizations’ help!

The “extreme markets” in the North Sulawesi in Indonesia (where Tomohon is located) are especially notorious for their brutal treatment of dogs, cats, and other animals. Tied up in bags and crowded cages, animals witness others being bludgeoned to death and their skins blowtorched off, fearfully anticipating their own gruesome fate. In this region of Indonesia, rates of rabies infections are particularly high for both animals and humans, as the dog meat trade is highly unregulated. This pledge by Tomohon is a much-welcomed change that will save countless lives and significantly improve public health.

To learn more, donate to the cause, and find out how you can become involved in helping end the dog and cat meat trade, visit the Dog Meat Free Indonesia website here.

One of the greatest things you can do to help combat the dog and cat meat trade is by spreading awareness. Many people do not know these markets exist, so make sure you share this with your network to increase support for our world’s dogs and cats!

Image Source: Change for Animals Foundation/Facebook 

Want to read more posts like this? Sign up for our newsletter below!​

Browse through some recent posts below:

Illinois Banned the Sale of Ivory and Rhino Horn!

80% of Animals Were Killed in Recent Kerala Floods, But Rescuers Are Determined to Help Any Survivors They Can

Wow! CEO of Tyson Has Some Pretty Incredible Thoughts On Why Plant Protein Is the Future

Who Could Look at This Puppy and Leave a Rope Around His Neck to the Point it Gets Embedded!?

Disclosure: One Green Planet accepts advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and other forms of compensation, which may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or articles written on this site. Click here for more information.

0 comments on “Great News! Indonesian City Pledges to End Dog and Cat Meat Trade”

Click to add comment
lynn rosa
5 Months Ago

from the bottom of my heart, i salute and thank you so so very very much . Words cant describe how happy this makes me. Baby steps. Change only happens one step at a time. I will share this with everyone in the world. My fervent desire is to see the trade GONE forever everywhere. THANK YOU.


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Follow us on

Do Not Show This Again


Submit to OneGreenPlanet

Terms & Conditions ×