Tackling the meat trade
Animals Asia's four-year investigation into the dog meat industry in China, published June 2015, has uncovered no evidence of any large-scale breeding facilities in the country, supporting long-standing claims that the majority of so-called “meat dogs” are in fact stolen companion animals and strays.
Our exhaustive investigation covered 15 cities in eight provinces in northeast, southern and central China, where dog eating is most prevalent.
Media reports estimate up to 10 million dogs are slaughtered annually for meat in China, yet not a single farm visited during our investigation showed evidence of large-scale breeding facilities, where 100-plus dogs were bred and raised.
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Animals Asia founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE:
“Our investigations strongly point to what everybody familiar with the industry has long suspected – that the vast majority of China’s dog meat comes from stolen companion animals and that misinformation and illegality is rife at every stage of the industry supply chain.”