A notorious animal market once considered a tourist attraction is to stop selling dog and cat meat after a celebrity-backed campaign.
The Tomohon Extreme Market on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has long sparked outrage, with images widely shared online showing the animals. Being bludgeoned and burned while alive..
Charity groups described their treatment as “brutally cruel” and “like walking through hell”.
Celebrities were also involved in this reaction. Cameron Diaz, Simon CowellAnd Ricky Gervais Sign a letter calling on Indonesian President Joko Widodo to ban the trade in 2018.
Sky News reported on the market in 2020. After the outbreak of COVID, which is It is widely thought to have first emerged from a similar site in Wuhan, China..
We find carcasses of dogs, bats, snakes and other animals sold in very unhygienic conditions.
The change in policy regarding dog and cat meat was announced by the local mayor on Friday.
It will create the first such market. Indonesia to go Dog And Kate Meat-free, according to the anti-animal cruelty group Humane Society International (HSI).
The group will rescue the remaining dogs and cats from slaughterhouse suppliers and take them to shelters.
A visit to the dog meat market keeps me up at night.
HSI and the Indonesian group will also continue their campaign to end the slaughter of animals for human consumption across the country under the banner of Dog Meat Free Indonesia.
In addition to being inhumane, they say the practice risks spreading rabies to humans.
Central Java’s Karanganyar district became the first region to implement a formal ban in 2019, followed by others, including the capital Jakarta, in subsequent years.
But thousands of dogs and cats are still slaughtered weekly in North Sulawesi, according to activists.
People who eat dog meat see it as a traditional delicacy or believe it has health benefits.
According to Dogmeat Free Indonesia, about 7 percent of Indonesians eat dogs – even though 90 percent of the country’s population is Muslim and so they won’t go near it.