Rescued – moments before they were slaughtered: 53 dogs are discovered tied up in sacks in the back of a truck as they’re being transported by Indonesian meat trader
- Police and animal campaigners intercepted a meat trader’s truck in Sukoharjo, on the Indonesian island of Java, just as it arrived at a slaughterhouse
- They found 53 dogs tied in sacks and their muzzles bound tightly with string
- Most of the dogs were stolen pets and were emaciated from 10-hour journey
Dozens of dogs have been saved from being turned into dog meat after they were discovered tied up in sacks in the back of a truck – just as they arrived at an Indonesian slaughterhouse.
Shocking video shows the moment police and animal campaigners intercepted the meat trader’s vehicle in Sukoharjo, on the Indonesian island of Java, and found 53 dogs whining and shaking in fear.
The terrified dogs, mostly stolen pets with some still wearing collars, were found tied in sacks and their muzzles bound tightly with string and cable ties after enduring a gruelling 10 hour journey.
The truck was stopped by police in the early hours of Wednesday morning just as it arrived at an illegal dog meat slaughterhouse where 30 dogs are bludgeoned to death every day and the driver was arrested on suspicion of being a dog meat trader.
Campaigners from Dog Meat Free Indonesia coalition found the dogs tied up in hessian sacks and most of the canines were emaciated, and less than one year of age. One dog died during the 10 hour journey.