Tackling the Meat Trade

We conduct investigations into live animal markets, dog slaughterhouses and restaurants across China to catalogue abuse and inform the government and public of the cruelty, illegality and human health concerns surrounding the industry.

In China, Animals Asia’s field officers regularly visit and document the horrific facilities that drive the cruel, and often illegal, trade in cats and dogs for their meat.

We gather key information and evidence about the markets, slaughterhouses and restaurants – investigation reports, photographs and film where possible – to help us highlight our concerns to the relevant authorities and encourage their support for change.

We use this information to bring the cruelty of the meat trade to the attention of the public through community awareness campaigns, photo displays and banners, and media interviews.

Why cats and dogs deserve better — download Animals Asia's position paper on the issue of dog and cat eating in Asia.