Northampton woman saves three dogs from dog meat industry in Thailand
A woman from Northampton has travelled to Thailand to help rescue three dogs that were in line to be slaughtered in what is known as the country’s horrific meat trade.
Rachel Barton who is from Duston in Northampton is a volunteer for the Soi Dog charity which provides care, support and new homes for abused dogs in Asia.
This week, she completed her second trip to Thailand with the aim of bringing home three dogs back tro the UK so they could be rehomed in the county after they were added to the Soi Dog website.
Mrs Barton told reporters that “We’re working with the Thai authorities to try to end this trade.
“Dogs are being stolen from gardens and are then kept in small wire cages in the jungle before being taken over to Vietnam.
“They are taken to areas of the country where dog is eaten and are made to suffer before they die as it’s believed it makes the meat more tasty.”
The charity Soi Dog was setup in 2003 by Margot Homburg Park and John and Gill Dalley and it provides assistance in veterinary care, adoption help and much more. Mainly it focuses on neutering animals to stop the spread of strays and in total more than 50,000 dogs and cats have been neutered since it has been setup.
She started working for the chariety a while ago after becoming aware of such terrible animal welfare issues and said that “I was blown away by the charity and just could not believe the work that it was doing.
“It is so forward thinking and they are just trying to raise awareness of the dog meat trade.”
Source: Northampton Chron