Thousands of terrified dogs — many of them stolen pets — are expected to be butchered for human consumption at a dog eating “celebration” called the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.

Forced to travel long distances, crammed into crowded wire cages, the dogs will languish without food or water as they await their fate. They will watch on as those before them have their throats slit. Many are reportedly beaten — even burned or boiled alive. Learning about the Yulin Dog Meat Festival is distressing, but there is comfort to be found in many compassionate people who working to raise awareness for the horrors of this festival.

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Soi Dog Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to “improve the welfare of dogs and cats in Asia.” Recently, they rescued a dog named Prince who was found with a deep and bloody wound around his neck, the result of being grabbed by crude metal tongs and thrown in a cage. Luckily, as he was being transported to a slaughterhouse, volunteer activists stepped in and rescued him. He was then transported to a safe house where he received treatment for his injuries. Now Prince runs free on a sunny Californian ranch he now calls home.

Prince was able to be rescued from the cruel dog meat trade because of animal lovers like you. If you would like to help, please donate to Soi Dog Foundation so that they can continue their life-saving work.