This week in Thailand the Royal Thai Police and the Royal Thai Navy intercepted 2 groups of dog traffickers, with almost 2,500 dogs that were on their way to Vietnam. The dogs are now rescued!
The officials seized the dogs, who had been hidden in jungle without food or water for several days and the 1200+ surviving dogs are now in a holding facility, being looked after by Soi Dog Foundation. This was the best news because these dogs were facing certain death and now they are safe: remember many of them are stolen pets, still wearing their collars.
Tuesday 7th August I’m hosting a 2 hour Twitter event, EDT 6pm to 8pm, as part of a global Day of Action to raise awareness about dog trafficking. Hope you’ll come and hang out with me and join-in with a few tweets of your own. Hashtag #DMT.
This is a very nice 3 min video with several non-graphic photographs of this latest dog rescue. I highly recommend everyone watch the video; it’s nicely narrated in a non-icky way. Beneath the video is a link to an article that contains more in-depth material, if you wish to know more.
If you live near Queensland, Australia, I’m hosting 2 events close to home which you are all welcome to attend. Australian locations: Surfer’s Paradise, Gold Coast, Cavil Street beach forefront entrance 1pm and Musgrove Dog Park, Labrador 3.00pm. Everyone welcome!
If you would like to read more about the dog meat trade, please click here. Reader discretion advised; graphic content.