Dogs are forced into filthy cages
and transported long hours —
or locked away on farms
for months or years —
under horrific conditions, then are
brutally butchered for profit
as part of the dog meat trade.

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Dogs are hung, electrocuted, and sometimes left fully conscious as they’re slaughtered. Many are stolen pets, still wearing their collars.


Dogs suffer immensely during the butchering process. Knives are often too dull to kill on the first strike.

Horrible Conditions

Hundreds of dogs are crowded together and denied proper food, water and veterinary care as, bewildered and terrified, they wait to die.


Helping Animals

We work to end the brutality within the dog meat trade by deploying teams to intercept trucks bound for slaughter in China and to shut down dog meat farms in South Korea.

Cultural Change

HSI partners with local organizations to change public opinion about consuming dog meat and funds the start-up of sustainable alternative livelihoods for South Korean dog meat farmers who want to get out of the business.


We have seen that real change for animals is possible when we bring a strong community together with a purpose. The tide is turning against dog meat; this is a fight we can win. Please, join us.


Hope looks
like you.

With your support, we can continue to fight against the horrific dog meat trade worldwide. You can give dogs around the world a better life.

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Humane Society International is approved by the Better Business Bureau for all 20 standards for charity accountability. Our U.S. affiliate, The Humane Society of the United States, was voted by GuideStar’s Philanthropedia experts as the #1 high-impact animal protection group and named by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 most fiscally responsible charities in the USA.

who is hsi?
what sets us apart?

Humane Society International is one of the only international animal protection organizations in the world working to protect all animals — including animals in laboratories, farm animals, companion animals, and wildlife.

who we are

As the global arm of The Humane Society of the United States, HSI serves a critical role in global efforts to reduce animal suffering. Our goal is to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals.

how we work

HSI strives to advance the cause of animal welfare in nations worldwide through fieldwork, policy formation, humane education, direct care and services, and funding of in-country partners.

where we work

Active on nearly every continent, HSI helps to implement on-the-ground programs and empower local organizations in order to protect and improve the lives of animals.