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More than 50 terrified dogs rescued from truck headed for slaughterhouse

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INDONESIA (WJW) – More than 50 dogs were recently rescued from a truck on its way to an illegal slaughterhouse in Indonesia.

Sukoharjo police and Dog Meat Free Indonesia (DMFI) rescuers reportedly worked together last week to help the frightened animals, which were found in sacks with their mouths attached, Four Paws International said in a statement.

“The animals were tied up in sacks, their muzzles tightly tied with ropes or cables, their eyes wide open in fear” Four legs said.

One dog did not survive the trip and all of the animals were emaciated.

Police are also said to have taken a long-time suspected dog meat trader into custody. The move was part of the country’s first large-scale police raid on a dog slaughterhouse.

“The shocking and criminal events we have witnessed as well as the positive actions taken by the authorities in Sukoharjo must be a turning point in the fight against this illegal, obsolete and cruel trade,” said Dr Karanvir Kukreja of Four Paws in a statement. communicated. . “The positive things we can take from this terrible situation are for law enforcement and campaign groups to ensure that this illegal trade comes to an end. “

Police chief Wahyu Nugroho cited a government program to ban the trade in dog meat. “Because of course dog meat is not meant for consumption,” he said.

People from Dog Meat Free Indonesia, which works to stop the cat and dog meat trade in the country, took the animals to a temporary shelter and gave them emergency veterinary treatment. All of the animals were said to be under a year old and most were stolen animals.

Watch a video of the rescue below:

DMFI said they plan to try and return the animals to their families, but will also offer some for adoption once they are healthy enough.


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