Bali’s Governor has signed a new order which makes the trading or distribution of dog meat in Bali illegal and a criminal offence.
The major precedent comes six years after Animals Australia’s world-first investigation exposing the cruel dog meat trade in Bali – and how international tourism, especially from Australia, was fueling a major crisis for all animals killed for food on the island.
Since then, we’ve stayed on the ground, working closely with local people, academics, authorities and government to support a community-led mission to save Bali’s unique dogs from cruelty – and support a transition to kinder, more sustainable business practices.
This historic ruling makes Bali the first province in Indonesia to pass a law with criminal charges for anyone trading or distributing dog meat. But before the law, came a profound shift in thinking, and the rekindling of an age-old relationship between humans and animals.