Heartbreaking dog meat campaign launched

Global News

TORONTO –  An animal rights group launched a heartbreaking ad campaign last week in an effort to combat the commercial production of dog meat in Thailand.

UniDog, a Thailand-based not-for-profit organization, launched the “Beg for Life” campaign to protest the consumption and trade of dog meat.

The campaign features images of dogs with large soup bowls around their heads, which look similar to the protective cones veterinarians use after surgery, and a small line of text that reads: “I’m Begging For Life, Not Food.”

According to the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), an estimated 25 million dogs are killed for human consumption every year.

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Eating dog meat is common in China, South Korea and Vietnam. However, the dog meat trade is either illegal or unregulated in the countries where it’s most prevalent, according to the WSPA.

In South Korea, dogs sold for meat are not recognized…

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