When Lisa Andrea Snyder, Founder of The Canine American learned about the Dog Meat Trade (by watching one video) she was completely shocked and sickened. Lisa knew she had to do something, but here's the thing...
This is a tough subject, very hard to bear witness to. It is Lisa's hope that while you learn about the dog meat trades existence, not to flood your system with the available imagery, as it is quite distressing to say the least. Therefore Lisa filled this website with happy, loved dogs and is not being ultra descriptive with what goes on at these farms on purpose. It is Lisa's belief that when a person is exposed to the worst and most grim reality, people need to check out, go away and X out of the screen. For the common purpose of ending the Dog Meat Trade and saving dogs we must band together, and never turn away.
Help To End The Dog Meat Trade!
The Canine American was founded in 2016 to shine a BIG BRIGHT light on the dog meat trade in Asia. Most don't know it exists. The endeavor to end this is huge, and needs your support. Lets fund the biggest non-profit SOI DOG as they work to shut down operations, fight to change legislation, and fight to rescue as many dogs as possible. If you love dogs, if you bear witness to their soul, humor, and their spirit, helping to end the dog meat trade is crucial.
Be a contributor to the SOI DOG mission by purchasing a Book, Magnet, or Dog Tag. Proceeds from these go directly to helping their mission.
Soi Dog Foundation
is a nonprofit organization for the welfare of stray dogs and cats. Its headquarters is in Phuket, Thailand, Its primary goal is to care for homeless and abused dogs in Thailand. It was established by British couple John and Gill Dalley with the help of Margot Homburg Park in Phuket in 2003.
The foundation has saved thousands of dogs from illegal trades, particularly for meat, and tries to reduce free-ranging dog populations through sterilisation. Soi is a Thai word for "street", a reference to the fact that smaller streets in Thailand often teem with stray dogs. The sterilisation programme has been extended to stray cats. It gets support from international celebrities including Dame Judi Dench, Laura Carmichael, and Ricky Gervais. The foundation's 2014 campaign led to the enactment of the Prevention of Animal Cruelty and Provision of Animal Welfare Act, the first animal welfare act in Thailand.