news Overview

There are constantly new developments in our dog and cat meat campaign. Here you can find all press releases, updates and background information:

Dog in a cage for the DCMT in Indonesia

Dog Slaughterhouse Owner in Indonesia Sentenced to 12 Months in Jail for Trading in Stolen Dogs for Human Consumption

This is the third conviction of a dog meat trafficker since the national government’s declaration in 2018 that 'dogs are not food'

Borneo's secretive dog meat trade

Brutality Beyond the Beauty: Borneo's Secretive Dog Meat Trade

The first-ever dog meat investigations in Borneo revealed a rampant dog meat trade

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Slaughterhouse-bound minivan carrying 61 dogs intercepted in Cambodia

FOUR PAWS steps in to assist Cambodian authorities in first ever interception of dogs being taken for the dog meat trade

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Closing a House of Horror for Dogs in Cambodia

Together, we have saved millions of dogs from slaughter

FOUR PAWS team with a rescued cat

For the First Time FOUR PAWS Closes a Cat Meat Restaurant and Slaughterhouse in Vietnam

25 animals rescued before brutal slaughter in the country’s so-called cat meat capital

Dogs Daisy and Apollo

1 Million Act to #ProtectMillions!

Petition to end the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia reaches milestone

Dog Apollo

From Cage to California

Dogs saved from Cambodian dog meat trade, take 'Freedom Flights' to U.S. for Adoption

Dogs in a cage

Key Tourism Operators Join the Fight Against the Dog and Cat Meat Trade in Southeast Asia

FOUR PAWS reveals impact of the dog and cat meat trade on tourism at World Travel Market event 

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Video Gallery

Learn more about the cruel trade in Southeast Asia

The cat meat trade in Vietnam

Special Dish ‘Little Tiger’: The Rampant Cat Meat Trade in Vietnam

According to FOUR PAWS and Change For Animals Foundation, over one million cats are killed for their meat every year, part of a nationwide cruel and hidden trade

Cat in a cage in Vietnam

A Report on the Cat Meat Trade in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS and Change For Animals Foundation released a new research publication, August 2020

FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia critical to the trade

FOUR PAWS Shuts Down Dog Slaughterhouse in Cambodia Critical to the Trade

Thousands of dogs are spared a gruesome death by drowning, choking, and asphyxiation

Dog Meat Slaughterhouse in Cambodia

Help to Close a Second Dog Meat Slaughterhouse in Cambodia

A short window of opportunity to prevent the deaths of thousands of dogs

Dogs in cages at a dog meat trader in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap Becomes the First Province to Ban Dog Meat in Cambodia

FOUR PAWS applauds local government for reacting to its year-long investigations

Dogs crammed into cages for dog meat

Dog Meat Festival Takes Place in China Despite New Regulation That Protects Dogs

FOUR PAWS regards the celebrations in Yulin as a threat to animals and public health

Dog in cage

China Bans the Selling of Dog and Cat Meat

FOUR PAWS calls on the Governments of Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam to follow China’s example

FOUR PAWS staff member next to a dog in a cage

Timeline of our Activities and Achievements

FOUR PAWS is committed to bringing an end to the cruel dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia 

Dog and cat meat trade in the time of the COVID-19 epidemic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

While China Bans Dog and Cat Meat, Trade in Southeast Asia Is Thriving

FOUR PAWS reveals new dog and cat meat trend amongst global pandemic


Video: The nightmare of pet owners 

Across Southeast Asia, this is a reality for millions of dogs and cats that get stolen and killed for the dog and cat meat trade. Watch it now!

Dogs in a cage

Ten Million Dogs and Cats Are Slaughtered for Their Meat in Southeast Asia Yearly

According to new FOUR PAWS report, trade continues to thrive despite severe risk to public health 

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A FOUR PAWS report on the dog and cat meat trade in the Southeast Asia

A report on the dog and cat meat trade in the Southeast Asia and recommendations to end the trade


The Dangers of Live Animal Markets

The closure of these markets to protect people and animals is essential


Austrian journalist accompanies operation in dog slaughterhouse

Denise Zöhrer looks where others turn away


A Journey Across the World to Escape the Dog Meat Trade

6 Lucky Survivors Rescued, Find New Life in the U.S.

FOUR PAWS Shuts Down Dog Slaughterhouse in Cambodia

FOUR PAWS Shuts Down Dog Slaughterhouse in Cambodia

Two of the rescued dogs were locked in a cage for years, witnessing the slaughter of thousands of other dogs


51 dogs rescued from the dog meat trade in Vietnam

Asia Canine Protection Alliance helps provide medical care for confiscated dogs


The Beauty of adoption!

Adopting a pet is a wonderful process 


FOUR PAWS Southeast Asia Partnership Program

An active cooperation for stray animals care


Ground Zero of the Cambodian Dog Meat Trade

A moments decision between life or death: Neary and Sopol get a second chance!


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