Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bali, Indonesia & beyond: Dog Meat Trade is Allowed by Balinese Governor! I signed petition (Warning--graphic images) | AnimalsAustralia.org

I visited Bali in the 70s and it sure was like paradise. It is beyond imagination that dogs are suffering like this and that tourists are being fed their carcasses :-(

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From: "Lyn White - Animals Australia" <info@animalsaustralia.org>
Date: Jun 20, 2017 3:55 AM
Subject: BREAKING: Dogs beaten & fed to tourists - TAKE ACTION

Save dogs from Bali's brutal dog meat trade

Animals Australia BREAKING INVESTIGATION: Gentle dogs are being beaten, butchered — and fed to tourists

Liz, until this moment, he had no reason to fear humans. But that trust was betrayed when he was captured and sold into Bali's brutal dog meat trade.

End Bali's dog meat trade - TAKE ACTION

It was meant to be a family holiday in Bali for one of our investigators. But Liz, what he found not far from the busy tourist strips of this 'island paradise' is the stuff of nightmares.

Every day, gentle dogs — some of them pets — are being strangled, bludgeoned, shot and poisoned for meat. And as our investigation has confirmed, some tourists are being tricked into eating them.

Last night on national television we released the shattering results of one of our most disturbing investigations yet. The suffering of Bali's dogs shows just how broken our relationship with animals can become when we allow ourselves to see living beings as nothing more than 'food'.

Please take urgent action now to help these dogs.

Local groups in Bali have been working for years to rescue dogs from this trade but every time they speak out, they risk being shut down. This is why the voice and efforts of Animals Australia and our supporters is desperately needed to protect dogs in Bali.

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Liz, 1.2 million Australians visit Bali every year. With tourism driving Bali's economy, we're in a powerful position to help animals in desperate need. Animals like these — dumped into bamboo crates without food or water. Dogs may languish like this for days while they wait for 'their night' to be beaten and butchered.

Dogs trapped and awaiting slaughter

Not surprisingly our investigator found that it is not only dogs suffering in Bali. Other animals are also in dire need — especially those who have been raised for 'food', or endure miserable lives 'entertaining' tourists.

This situation is dire, but not unwinnable, with your support.

As you read this, Animals Australia's Veterinary Director is in Bali conducting the sensitive government and stakeholder negotiations necessary to bring about change. Important relationships are being built and agreements reached that the dog meat trade is breaching current laws. We're also working to get local animal protection laws enforced to protect all animals from extreme cruelty. To support these efforts we need to show the Governor of Bali that caring people the world over want him to use his power to help animals.

This is where you come in. Please join us to call on Governor Pastika to take urgent action for animals.

Liz, it's clear to us that the locals who eat dog meat have no idea of the scale of suffering involved. And that's not surprising. We know all too well in our own country that what happens to 'food' animals behind closed doors is shocking to most.

This is why public exposure is so important. If we can inspire urgent change in Bali and help more people to recognise 'food' animals as the gentle, curious, unique individuals that they are — then we can create a wave of compassion that will ultimately help all animals.

Yes, we humans still have far to go, when a blissful island paradise for you and I can be masking such hidden horrors for animals. But I have seen time and time again that compassion is a transformative and powerful force. Working together we can convince the Bali government to transform this beautiful island into a haven for all who reside there and a blissful place for all who visit.

Every action you take in support of our work takes us ever closer to that kinder world. I am so very grateful to you.

For the animals,

Lyn Lyn
Lyn White AM
Investigations Director

Animals Australia