A few months ago, the Animal Equality Investigation Team went to China to discover first-hand the plight of dogs exploited for their meat.
But today, we have some good news to share with you! During our trip, we met a dog who we later named ‘Vita’.
We found Vita at a slaughterhouse in Zhanjiang -one of the thousands of dog slaughterhouses across China. As soon as we arrived, we noticed her pleading eyes and trembling body.
One of her rescuers explained: "When the slaughterman was killing the other dogs, her eyes begged me to get her out of there. We gained the trust of the workers, we then tricked them and managed to smuggle Vita out with us."
It pains us to remember the other dogs we left behind and we have worked hard to ensure the footage we took inside the slaughterhouse was covered by the media worldwide. We will continue to work to ensure that their suffering wont be forgotten.
Vita is now in good health, and unexpected news was given when the veterinarian announced that Vita was going to be a mom!
She has given birth to eight healthy puppies, who play safely far away from the horrors of the slaughterhouse.
We are now collaborating with different organisations in China, such as "Guangzhou Volunteer Center", working to close down several dog slaughterhouses and markets.