When an Animals Australia investigator first infiltrated Bali’s dog meat gangs, the suffering of dogs killed for meat in this part of the world was largely hidden.
The evidence was distressing. Defenceless dogs were being strangled, beaten or poisoned for sale as ‘meat’ in local restaurants and street food stalls. Even unwitting tourists were fueling the small but growing trade. The suffering of dogs, some of them pets who were stolen from their families, was unimaginable.
But a brighter future for dogs in Bali is now just around the corner.
On the basis of cruelty, the risk to public health and to the island’s reputation as a tourist destination, Bali’s Governor has issued a Decree that the dog meat trade will end.