Hidden far from the beautiful beaches and rolling green fields of this island paradise, animals are killed for ‘meat’ in some of the most awful ways imaginable — and tourism is fueling this suffering. Here’s how you can help Bali’s animals.
Bali has been called the ‘Island of Peace’ and ‘Island of Love’. For many people, including millions of tourists who flock there each year, it can represent just that. Health retreats, yoga, cooking classes and a popular surfing scene thrive alongside vibrant nightlife.
Yet just beyond the gaze of visitors and caring locals lies terrible suffering. An Animals Australia investigation into the Bali dog meat trade also uncovered the routine, horrific slaughter of pigs, cows and chickens. Butchered in filthy conditions, many of these animals would end up in restaurants and food stalls frequented by tourists — creating a situation not only terrible for animals, but also dangerous to human health.