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Dog Meat Promoted at UK Farmers Markets: Labrador steaks, Beagle chops, leg of Greyhound …

November 9, 2010

From Animal Aid

Labrador steaks, leg of Greyhound, Afghan burgers, Dachshund sausages, Beagle chops, Chihuahua poppers…these are just some of the exotic meats being promoted at the new organic and free-range dog meat catering trailer that will set up shop at the edge of farmers markets across the UK.

Featuring pictures of happy healthy dogs running through fields, chasing balls and swimming in streams, and the words ‘organic’ and ‘free-range’, the trailer will be offering dog meat to the public, with the assurance that all the animals were loved and well cared for before being butchered.

Please click on each picture to enlarge.

…And that’s when the unpleasant truth lying behind Animal Aid’s initiative is spelt out.

Whether organic, free-range, corn-fed or rested on the finest mattresses, at the end of the day it’s all the same for animals farmed for their flesh. They all end up in the same slaughterhouses; they are all alone and terrified; they are all hung upside down by their hind legs and all end up bleeding to death.

Animal Aid has documented routine abuse at slaughterhouses throughout the country, with animals being kicked, stamped on and improperly stunned before having their throats slit.* Our ‘dog meat’ stall will attempt to engage the public in a discussion about the way animals raised for food are killed and why certain animals are deemed unworthy of our compassion while others are treated as part of the family. Stall visitors will also be given free background literature.

Says Campaigner Andrew Butler, who will be manning the dog meat stall:

Most people eat different parts of various animals every day, without thinking too deeply about what those animals’ last moments were like. We hope that this will get people to confront the fact that, at the end of the line, all of these animals died with the smell of blood and fear in their nostrils and terror in their eyes, and yet they are no different from the millions of dogs who we, as a nation, dote on.

The dog meat trailer is making its way around the country, stopping at markets in 12 cities, as part of Animal Aid’s annual Vegan Month promotion. **

  • Tuesday 2nd November – Nottingham Market, 12 noon
  • Wednesday 3rd November – Birmingham Farmers Market, 12 noon.
  • Thursday 4th November – Norwich Market, 12 noon.
  • Friday 5th November – Borough Market, London, 12 noon.
  • Saturday 6th November – Southampton Bargate Market, 12 noon.
  • Tuesday 9th November – Plymouth City Market, 12 noon.
  • Wednesday 10th November – Bristol Farmers Market, 12 noon.
  • Thursday 11th November – Cardiff Market, 12 noon.
  • Friday 12th November – Manchester Real Food Market, 12 noon.
  • Saturday 13th November – Mansfield Park Farmers Market, Glasgow, 12 noon.
  • Monday 15th November – Grainger Market, Newcastle, 12 noon.
  • Tuesday 16th November – Kirkgate Market, Leeds, 12 noon.

*Animal Aid has conducted an investigation into seven randomly chosen slaughterhouses throughout the UK. The secret filming revealed animals being kicked, slapped, stamped on, and picked up by fleeces and ears and thrown into stunning pens. Animals were also recorded being improperly stunned and going to the knife while still conscious.

View the undercover investigation here.

**Vegan Month is an annual initiative that aims to encourage people to think about their food choices and question why some animals are loved and taken into our homes, whilst others are farmed and exploited for their flesh, milk and eggs.

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34 Comments leave one →
  1. Judith permalink
    November 9, 2010 5:48 pm

    No animal should be eaten…….


  2. Marie-Anne Lecouté-Loewe permalink
    November 9, 2010 5:57 pm

    I am unable to eat my friends. Animals are my fiends.


  3. Marietta permalink
    November 9, 2010 6:09 pm

    China and Korea ‘s finally come to town !!!! SHAME SHAME SHAME on Europe!


    • Sheila permalink
      November 10, 2010 4:27 pm

      IT’S A JOKE…NO dog meat…just showing the parallel


    • Evelyn permalink
      November 11, 2010 7:11 am

      Honey, have you read the article??


  4. LoVegan permalink
    November 10, 2010 3:39 am

    Great campaign!! It’s about time for people to wake up and make the connection! Every animal has the right to live, and to die naturally. If we farmed humans (humanely of course) and then eat them (humane slaughter of course) we would be monsters. Chinese eat dogs= they are monsters. 98% of humans eat cows, pigs, hens etc: WTH are these persons? Eat beans, not beings!


  5. LoVegan permalink
    November 10, 2010 3:47 am

    I wonder how many people would search for a shop selling “cage free” dog meat. People never stop amazing me, they want to “try” everything. A friend of mine used to say “if slaughterhouses had glass walls many people would choose the “best” part to buy” 😦


  6. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    November 10, 2010 6:03 am

    man needs to learn
    before it is too late
    animals do not belong
    on his dinner plate
    how would he feel
    if a UFO swerved
    landed on earth
    and human was served?


    • LoVegan permalink
      November 10, 2010 6:05 am

      Aw, what a dream!! Unfortunately Aliens are too intelligent to get here and swallow humans…


    • AnimalLover permalink
      November 11, 2010 5:40 pm

      That’s great! Who wrote that poem?


  7. Coleen Tew permalink
    November 10, 2010 7:36 am

    That is probably the most brilliant campaign I’ve ever seen. Of course, people are going to be absolutely incensed that dog meat is being offered. How droll.
    It’ll give them a good kick in the pants and hopefully get them rethinking the food on their plates. I’m sharing this one for sure. Chihuahua poppers!LOL!


  8. Peter permalink
    November 10, 2010 9:44 am

    It’s not real people, they are not really selling dog meat – but it has got the attention of people as far away as Kansas City and China. Interesting slant on meat eating. I eat meat but believe if you don’t have the stomach to kill it, you should not eat it. Hence only game bird, poultry, lamb, the occasional veal cutlet and venison. Beef and pork? No way.


    • Melissa permalink
      November 10, 2010 12:06 pm

      Soooo… you only have the stomach to kill baby cows but not adults? And baby sheep?
      That’s sort of f-ed up, IMO. I’d have issues killing any animal (hence, vegan) but I imagine killing the smaller, weaker ones would be especially difficult, emotionally. :/

      Good job actually reading the article though. The number of people who apparently don’t read before commenting is insane. Hopefully someone will see your post and *read* the article to see what they are talking about!

      I’m all for this. Why do dogs/cats/companion animals get so much more respect and consideration from your average person than farmed animals? They all have the same capacity for suffering and the same desire to live free from harm.


    • JosefineAnne Gobreville permalink
      November 12, 2010 10:00 pm

      I don’t understand what you are saying. No to beef or pork but yes to veal and lamb? Where is the logic?


  9. trill permalink
    November 10, 2010 10:45 am

    i saw this stand today in bristol and stopped to check it out, horrified at the thought of dog meat. the guy offered me a flier, then a “bite”. i said no, and i was getting rather upset. he then asked, “well, would you eat pork or beef?” — and again i said no. i thought he was trying to talk me into the idea that dog meat was actually ok!! …i left in tears!

    at no point did he tell me that this was a joke, a commentary of some kind, nor did he engage in any kind of meaningful dialogue with me about animal cruelty or anything like that.

    i spent the afternoon in outrage, but simultaneously questioning myself — am i not open minded enough to consider that dog may be ok to eat? — but wait, dogs are pets and maybe for some cultures they can eat dog, but ours is not a dog-eating culture. (and much more along this line).i went around telling everyone how someone was trying to sell dog meat.

    i’ve been totally duped…this campaign is slightly skewed somehow. they’ve ended up angering people who don’t eat meat to start with, by not being very up-front about what exactly was going on.


  10. November 10, 2010 11:16 am

    Brilliant .. just brilliant !!!!


  11. Hlaefdige permalink
    November 10, 2010 4:13 pm

    The people who do this must be mentally unbalanced. I know it is a promotion, but the extreme behaviour of these people is not rational. I was thinking of going vegan from vegetarian, but if that is the mentality of the next step – no thank you!!


    • November 10, 2010 4:29 pm

      You won’t be missed … to blame your contribution to animal torture and murder on a campaign is your pathetic rationalization to further be complicit in such. What utter idiocy, that’s like saying you won’t support a starving child because you don’t like Sally Struthers. “Oh, so sorry, I really DO care about the mutilated and slaughtered animals and want to diminish my contribution to such, but I cannot because I didn’t like a pamphlet …” Translated, that is, “I am such a degenerate suck having to blame OTHERS for my weakness and lack of empathy.”

      What’s that saying??? Oh, yes, with people like you, the animals don’t need enemies…

      In the future please remember that the “extreme” behaviour is endorsed by you, the mutilating, raping, eviscerating, burning, scalding, boiling, beheading, and killing of animals: THAT is what is extreme.

      ALL animals value their lives and desire to be free from exploitation and suffering. Congratulations for using excuse number 9,039,381,761 to continue killing them! I mean, seriously, we know you aren’t even a vegetarian.



    • Jennifer Richardson permalink
      November 11, 2010 11:24 am

      No, that is not the mentality of the next step. Please do consider a harmless diet. The benefits are enormous.


    • Hansi permalink
      November 19, 2010 2:05 am

      Look at the usual promotion for pork, chicken, etc. Same thing just with different animals. This is satire and is intended to awake people who love their cats and care so much for their dogs, but do not hesitate to eat other dead animals. So, don’t get upset too much. I really had to laugh when I saw the pictures. But, on the other hand, I would not have the courage to drive that car, or sit in it while at a market …


  12. LoVegan permalink
    November 11, 2010 1:01 am

    Unbalanced? Just the opposite! The purpose of this campaign is to shock, and make people think. Beside reading till the end, instead of stopping at the headline. It’s not a joke because killing is never a joke, it’s a brilliant wake up call! Animals suffer and die every fu**ing day because 6 billion humans think it’s ok to abuse and kill them! But most of them are hypocrites and think it’s ok to eat some animals and pet some others.
    And you supposed vegetarian who prefer to go on killing, you should be ashamed of yourself: you don’t go vegan just because of this campaign? Kudos, animals thank you for your strong committment. No, you won’t be missed, animals deserve better


  13. LoVegan permalink
    November 11, 2010 1:50 am

    This campaign is not for us, we’re supposed to run away disgusted when we’re offered a bite of someONE. I wonder how many accept to try, and what that bite is made of (seitan?)


  14. Fredia permalink
    November 11, 2010 7:53 am

    This makes me sick. Hey idea, why don’t you eat your own flesh and blood and bedone with yourselves


  15. toni harrison kahn permalink
    November 11, 2010 5:51 pm

    The only problem I have with this idea….is that some idiot will actually decide to try and bring it to fruition….and please don’t laugh….there are some very strange people out there….


  16. Philippin Françoise permalink
    November 12, 2010 2:54 am

    quelle horreur! l’humain est fou, l’humain est malade! :-((((((


  17. xenue anew permalink
    November 12, 2010 3:47 pm

    great stuff. we need to shock the killers and consumers outta their skin. that is the only way.

    infact, i would not mind being party to a mob which goes and frees the suffering animals from these slaughterhouses and burns the bloody place down and beats the shit out of the workers.

    if violence and suffering is what they inflict, then that is what they will understand. i say we all get together and pull these motherf*&%#^s out of their holes and give them a taste of their own medicine. beat the shit out of their skins. once they have experienced pain and suffering, they will tremble at the thought of what they were doing to the poor animals.


  18. niall permalink
    December 10, 2011 10:44 am

    this is sick as fuck, we are brought up to eat pork and steak but not a dog they are our pets.


  19. Dan permalink
    January 18, 2012 9:51 am

    This doesn’t work for those meat eaters who see an animal as an animal. I thought this was a brilliant idea until I found out it was a joke. Personally, I don’t understand how someone who eats one type of meat can say that eating a different type is cruel. I’d happily eat any kind of meat.


  20. B Smith permalink
    July 16, 2012 9:43 am

    I heard today that a class of American school children was taught that in the UK people eat dogs. Great job, Animal Aid.


  21. June 9, 2014 3:47 am

    They still looks like he’s twenty five. Amazing.


  22. Mark permalink
    February 13, 2017 1:41 am

    how did i find this stupid article i specifically searched for Genuine places Selling dog Meat not stupid vegans trying to ban Meat



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