1,200 Dogs Saved from Meat Trucks: A Rush to Help Rescuers

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More than 1,200 dogs have been intercepted in two separate raids by Thai coalition forces

The Royal Thai Police, the Royal Thai Navy Border Patrol and members of the Animal Activists Alliance Thailand have arrested international dog meat smugglers in the Ban Phang District of Nakorn Phanom Province.

On Saturday alone, a convoy with around 800 dogs was intercepted late at night. The dogs had been kept in the jungle for several days without food and water and are very weak.

Last August, Soi Dogs, a non profit rescue group based in Thailand, launched its Trade of Shame campaign to bring to an end to the inhumane and barbaric dog meat trade.

1,200 dogs rescued and in need of care

The campaign has and will continue to concentrate on the core of the problem; that being ending the trade altogether through the stronger enforcement of existing laws and the introduction of stronger legislation.

Since the campaign’s start a year ago, more arrests of smugglers have been made than in the preceding 15 years. But, this has presented another enormous challenge – how to care for the literally thousands of dogs recovered during these arrests.

The scale of the problem is massive and well beyond the normal operating budget of Soi Dogs.  Help is urgently needed to shelter and treat the rescued dogs and also help bring an end to the illegal dog meat trade. To help, please visit the Soi Dogs website here.

Brought to you by the Harmony Fund international animal rescue teams.

News Link: http://www.care2.com/causes/1200-dogs-saved-from-meat-trucks-a-rush-to-help-rescuers.html#ixzz22o2MPS00

 

Some 700 dogs rescued from slaughter in Thailand

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KUALA LUMPUR: Animal rights activists in Thailand praised the seizure of around 700 dogs who had been caged and ready for transport into Vietnam where they would have been slaughtered and eaten, the Nakhon Phanom Animal Quarantine Center said on Saturday after receiving the animals as part of their recuperation.

Thai police said that they arrested a truckdriver in the Ban Phaeng district on Friday evening and discovered the animals in the back.

Driver Salud Khottakok was transporting the dogs from Sakhon Nakhon to the border in a six-wheel truck when he was stopped.

He reportedly confessed to police of being hired by a Vietnamese investor to deliver the dogs to Ban Phaeng Pier, from where they were to be taken down the Mekong River to Vietnam.

Center chief Chusak Pongpanich said in a statement that the latest batch “took the center’s dog population to about 2,000.

“The shelter has Bt8 million (S$316,800) in donated funds left, but it spends Bt30,000-40,000 a day to care for the dogs,” he said.

He urged people to donate more money, food and medicine in order to assist in the dogs recovering from the traumatic experience.

Animal trade is not uncommon in Southeast Asia, where Vietnamese and Chinese business people often hire neighboring countries out to transport dogs and cats into the country, where they will be slaughtered and served up for dinner.

News Link:http://www.bikyamasr.com/74025/some-700-dogs-rescued-from-slaughter-in-thailand/

Here is some of video clip when the first 671 alive dogs who were rescued from Dog Meat Trade arrived at Nakorn Phanom shelter on Sat.28-July-12. 

Video link from :-https://www.facebook.com/beeproducer

Published on 31 Jul 2012 by 

Please help them as much as you can by sharing story, adoption, or even make the donatation.

More help needed at Soi Dog Foundation:-http://www.soidog.org/de/you-can-help-end-the-dog-meat-trade/

Soi Dog Home page:-https://www.soidog.org/en/sponsor-a-dog-or-cat/Default.aspx

Soi Dog The Movie

The Soi Dog Foundation (SDF) is pleased to announce the release of the full-length feature documentary Soi Dogs, produced by Environment Films. You may view a 3 minute trailer of the film above. The 66-minute documentary is far from the standard charity campaign film. Although it does give an insight into the day-to-day challenges of the foundation, it is also a human story, one that combines tragedy and compassion with humour and excitement. It is inspirational and involving throughout and is suitable for the entire family to watch.

“John and Gill Dalley moved from England to Phuket in 2003, after having visited many times before on vacation. The Dalleys had married in Phuket and decided to come back permanently to retire. Little did they know that instead of a leisurely retirement, they would work harder with Soi Dog than they ever had in England. What they found in Phuket after getting settled was a massive stray dog problem that was growing rapidly due to the growth of Phuket as a tourist destination and a place where Thais from all over Thailand came to find work. The Dalleys knew they had to try to help somehow.”

Taken from:-http://www.soidog.org/en/about-soi-dog/gills-story/

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