The Chinese dog-leather industry is a real thing, and it's as horrific as you could imagine, with dogs beaten and killed in front of one another for their skins. Actor Joaquin Phoenix wants you to know about it and to pledge not to buy or wear any leather ever again.
On January 13th a dog farm was raided in Sakon Nakhon, North East Thailand. Over 2000 dogs were seized and the owner was arrested. The government has spent over 10 million Baht on building the dog shelter in Buriram, vaccinations and food but the dog smuggler was fined only 37000B.
"I hate this business!" "I hate being in this business!" Words from the beautiful soul in this video who has clearly been affected by the acts of undue animal abuse and cruelty, committed towards the innocent cats and dogs in his time as an HSUS undercover investigator.
A woman in China has given up her business to look after abandoned animals.