Video Exposes Shocking Dog Meat Industry In Bali

When you hear the word “Bali,” you probably think of gorgeous scenery, exotic dances, a deeply spiritual and unique culture, a romantic getaway, indeed a place that has often been called paradise on earth.

But there is a much darker side to the Indonesian island of Bali, one of more than 17,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago, and also one of the world’s most popular island resorts.

Every year, more than 18 million dogs are killed for human consumption worldwide, and Bali is no stranger to the dog meat market.

Many dogs in Bali live on the streets in front of their owners’ houses; they are routinely snatched away, either with a lasso or in a net, then clubbed, and eventually strangled, beaten and even skinned alive.

A new documentary from indiegogo, entitled “Commercial Carnage: Dog Meat Industry,” exposes this cruel practice, showing how beloved family pets are routinely taken and sold to dog meat factories for as little as $2.50, with a typical dog catcher seizing six dogs each night.

According to indiegogo, once tied up,

the animals are transported to the abbatoir on bikes. Unfortunately the dogs suffering is prolonged as they are kept like this until they are butchered.

You can watch this shocking video by clicking here, but be warned – there are some gruesome scenes.

The dog meat industry is particularly prevalent in South-East Asia. As Care2 reported here, in Thailand, pet dogs are being snatched in increasing numbers to feed the restaurant trade in dog meat elsewhere in South-East Asia. Thai police have suggested that as many as 2,000 dogs were seized in a six-month period. Most of these are bound for Vietnam and China where dog is considered a delicacy.

In China, however, there is some reason to be hopeful. In October, 2011, nearly 800 dogs were rescued by a Chinese animal protection group in the city of Zigong, in southwest Sichuan province. A similar rescue happened earlier in the year, when nearly 200 heroic animal lovers in China saved the lives of 580 dogs that were being trucked to a Beijing slaughterhouse for their meat.

Even better, in Taiwan, the Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong, there is a ban on the slaughter of dogs for human consumption in response both to public concern and health fears around eating these species.

Animal activists are demanding change in China, and have achieved change in Taiwan, the Phillipines, Singapore and Hong Kong, but what about Bali?

If you are concerned about the shocking practices associated with the commercial killing of innocent dogs in Bali, please sign our petition, demanding an end to the slaughter of dogs for human consumption.


Care2 Related Coverage

Bali Not Paradise For Street Dogs And Cats

Dognapping For Meat Growing Problem In Thailand

Chinese Animal Lovers Rescue 800 Dogs From Slaughterhouse


Photo Credit: screenshot from Vimeo video


Julie de Cadenet
Julia d4 years ago

#NoToDogMeat. Earlier this year, I met with welfare agencies and activists from Bali who confirm the horror continues. Please keep signing and sharing and join our campaign.

Sheila Lysohirka
Sheila Lysohirka5 years ago

Traveling to SE Asia in the 70's really opened twenty year old eyes. While these exotic places are extremely beautiful at first glance you then begin to see the ugliness of horrific animal abuse on all levels. I will never go back to these places as I still have nightmares of these poor animals that were used for food and entertainment.

Laura Saxon
.5 years ago

Terrible. People need to stop being mean to dogs and killing them.

Vera T.
Vera T5 years ago

I'm afriad if I ever went to those 'idyllic' holiday destinations I'd be spending the whole time looking out for dogs being snatched for food- I heard about the way they were being treated tortured and eaten in the 1970's and thankfully with the advent of the internet more and more people are becoming aware of this barbarity - so let's hope with pressure from activists who care,this may stop ( not in my lifetime ) but at least in my children's lifetime,so keep on protesting.

Marie G.
Marie G5 years ago

Bali Government composed of HYPOCRITES. How can they DARE to condemn an elderly lady to the death sentence for allegedly bringing drugs into the country - in their opinion smearing the image of a beautiful tourist country. YES they have the beauty, the scenery and the hospitality - BUT they have double standards and EAT DOGS!!!

Ronnie Colen
ronnie Colen5 years ago

Bali, another country of cruel hypocrites with a hypocritical government.They are not only killing animals in gruesome ways but also even sentencing an elderly woman(53) to death by firing squad for smuggling drugs.I am against drugs, a jail sentence is appropriate, but killing is still a murderous crime.All life must have a at least a second chance.

Manel Dias
Manel Dias5 years ago

People need to wake up. STOP VACATIONING in those such uncivilized countries and walking among pathetic Barbarians. There are so many other Beautiful Island across the Globe you can travel. The more you people keep travelling to such low inhumane saveged people lives in places you contribute the foreign exchange & made them murder more innocent animals. Don't be a contributer into such uncivilized nations. Before you travel to a place make sure that you do research, about their eating habits etc. otherwise you go there and end up eating a poisonous snake or a wild cat or a mad dogs meat in a restaurant while introducing the Menu as Chicken bonanza. No wonder some people they die of stomach ailments even the doctors could not find out what was the real cause of death.

Rhonda H.
.5 years ago

Barbarian pigs! but yet millions of Americans flock to their countries for vacations etc. ... stop givng these pieces of shit money through tourism and business and boycott all of them and the slaughtering and they will have NO option but to stop ... eventually all the caveman cronies will be dead that believe and uphold myths about dog meat and pray the young generation do not carry on those beliefs ... it will end

Patricia MacGregor
Patricia M5 years ago

Boycott holiday destinations such as Bali and all countries that eat companion animals. Travellers that try dog or cat meat dishes in these countries are just as guilty as those who butcher them.

Marie Hernandes
Past Member 5 years ago

I am so sick of hearing that dog meat is a meat is not and never will be a delicacy accept maybe to a savage. And don't forget the poor cats. Dog and cat meat are very common and is the meat of subhumans.