Not only does the dog and cat meat trade result in millions of animal deaths across Southeast Asia every year, many of them stolen pets, it also poses a threat to human health. This double-pronged aspect of this cruel trade shows that it has the potential to create untold suffering, not only for the dogs and cats losing their lives but also for humans across the globe.
This is why it must end, and we can do this through change. By choosing to #LiveKinder, we can join together to close this trade down.
The Risk if We Don’t #LiveKinder
The dog and cat meat trade involves the large-scale movement, sale and slaughter of dogs and cats of unknown health status, posing a significant human health risk through the transmission of zoonotic bacteria and diseases including but not limited to rabies, cholera, and Trichinella. All of which, despite available vaccines, pose a major health risk to humans and a burden on health services.
Further to this, the dog and cat meat trade is also an ideal breeding ground for zoonotic diseases such as COVID-19. If we don’t put an end to this trade, we could find ourselves in another pandemic in the not too distant future.
A Unique Opportunity
With the world paying attention to the health risks of animal exploitation, it’s time to speak up. Click the button below and join thousands of others who are using their voice to #ProtectMillions: