Owner bound dog’s mouth shut and tried to sell it to meat vendors

Owner bound dog’s mouth shut and tried to sell it to meat vendors

A dog has been rescued in China after its owner bound its mouth with a plastic band and tried to sell it for its meat.The previous owner, a farmer, is believed to have tried selling the dog to meat vendors because he had to move house and could no longer care for it.

Strong arguments for giving up meat for good

Strong arguments for giving up meat for good

Thank you for debunking so many ludicrous yet oft-repeated myths surrounding vegetarianism and veganism (Why you should go animal-free: 18 arguments for eating meat debunked , 19 June).

Woman who makes her dog vegan meals says everyone should do the same

Woman who makes her dog vegan meals says everyone should do the same

The student, from Munich, Germany, prepares all of Ella’s meals from scratch, cooking up dishes including chickpea wholewheat pasta with coconut oil, lentils with sweet potato and flax seeds, and fruit smoothies.

China could finally BAN eating dog meat ahead of barbaric Yulin Festival

China could finally BAN eating dog meat ahead of barbaric Yulin Festival

China could finally ban the eating of dog meat ahead of the barbaric Yulin Festival (Image: GETTY) China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has officially announced dogs are pets and not livestock (Image: GETTY)Animal charity Humane Society International (HSI) welcomed the decision and called for an end to the Yulin Festival.

Chinese city bans eating dogs and cats after coronavirus outbreak

Chinese city bans eating dogs and cats after coronavirus outbreak

Dogs in China’s live animal markets are often stolen as pets or snatched off the streets as strays (Picture: Reuters)A city in China has made history by becoming the first authority in the mainland to ban the consumption and production of dog and cat meat.

Annabel the one-eyed dog rescued from Chinese meat trade helps owner in lockdown

Annabel the one-eyed dog rescued from Chinese meat trade helps owner in lockdown

Mary, who lives in Maida Vale, North London , is a disabled wheelchair user but usually she has a busy social life, seeing friends and supporting the charity No to Dog Meat.

Shenzhen could be first city in China to ban eating of dogs and cats

Shenzhen could be first city in China to ban eating of dogs and cats

Shenzhen is set to become the first city in mainland China to ban the eating of dogs and cats, if a draft regulation released by the municipal government in a wider push to restrict the consumption of wild animals is approved.

Rescued ducklings saved from slaughter become best friends with dog

Rescued ducklings saved from slaughter become best friends with dog

Boris with his pet duck Shushi (Picture: Boris Bozhinov/SWNS/Cambridge)When he found the ducklings, Boris was on his way to work and so had to keep them in a box during his shift.The ducklings have fallen in love with their pooch sister, seven-year-old Daria (Picture: Boris Bozhinov/SWNS Cambridge).

The Christmas foods you should not feed your pets at the dinner table

The Christmas foods you should not feed your pets at the dinner table

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) states that the consumption of large quantities of salt can cause pets to experience excessive thirst and urination, in addition to potential sodium poisoning.Onions, garlics, leeks, shallots and chives can prove toxic for animals, Maria Banica, a vet at Blue Cross pet charity, states.

Pets stolen, slaughtered and turned into bar snacks in Cambodia’s dog meat trade

Pets stolen, slaughtered and turned into bar snacks in Cambodia’s dog meat trade

Many dogs are hanged from trees as a cheap method of slaughter (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) Former restaurant owner Khieu Chan watches Four Paws team members rescue dogs from a facility in Takeo province (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) A woman prepares dog meat for customers at a slaughterhouse in Siem Reap (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)Four Paws initially met with the owner of the slaughterhouse who said he was desperate to get out of the business.

Dog pinned down and ‘force fed drain water’ so it can be sold for meat

Dog pinned down and ‘force fed drain water’ so it can be sold for meat

The dog is taken to a muddy pool of water which it is forced to drink (Picture: Fight Dog Meat) It is pinned down by five men as a plastic tube is prepared (Picture: Fight Dog Meat) Animal rights groups say the idea is to fatten up the dog before selling it to a butcher (Picture: Fight Dog Meat)Over 80% of the Vietnamese population in Vietnam eat dogs, according to the World Dog Alliance.

Dog goes vegetarian and refuses meat after eating pieces of a BBQ

Dog goes vegetarian and refuses meat after eating pieces of a BBQ

Pluto now follows a vegetarian (Picture: PA Real Life)Like most dogs, Pluto the golden retriever used to love meat.Pluto home after the operation (Picture: PA Real Life/Vets Now)Programme manager Robin, who lives in Maidenhead, Berkshire, with his wife Tanya, 46, a childminder, said: ‘Pluto has become a vegetarian now.

Paw diet: can vegan food and insect kibble really win over our pets?

Paw diet: can vegan food and insect kibble really win over our pets?

Jack russell crosses Paddy and Fig tried out some vegetarian and insect-based dog food and a more traditional meat-based gravy bone.

Britain’s Giant Pet Food Factory review – catty in all the wrong ways

Britain’s Giant Pet Food Factory review – catty in all the wrong ways

“All this science goes towards the business of selling pet food,” says the narrator, Robert Webb. When Joe tastes the product – all pet food gets a human taste test, which is certainly a spectacle, particularly when you’ve seen the meat smoothie rope part – we are told it is “irrelevant”.

Cat food: should you spend more on posh brands?

Cat food: should you spend more on posh brands?

One in 20 of us buy the cheapest on offer, and 64% of cat owners have no idea what they should be looking for in the ingredients, according to a study from premium pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen.

REVEALED: Dogs ABUSED and left to die

REVEALED: Dogs ABUSED and left to die

INJURED dogs and heartbreaking accounts of how they became victims of abuse are all over social media with images of them looking like "bags of bones". When Facebook user Tina Zellmer saw the video, she said: "I cried like a baby.

Pets snatched and sold as dog meat at ‘unspeakably cruel’ Yulin Festival

Pets snatched and sold as dog meat at ‘unspeakably cruel’ Yulin Festival

Hundreds of dogs will be beaten to death each day throughout the ‘brutal event’ (Picture: Chinatopix)As China’s notorious Yulin annual dog meat festival gets underway an animal charity has demanded the ‘unspeakably cruel trade’ be outlawed.

Dog meat horror: Yulin festival ‘abhorrent’ and ‘appalling’ - actor condemns sick event

Dog meat horror: Yulin festival ‘abhorrent’ and ‘appalling’ - actor condemns sick event

Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan condemned the sick festival, which sees thousands of dogs cruelly killed and eaten every year.

Dog meat and dead monkeys on sale in gruesome market in Indonesia

Dog meat and dead monkeys on sale in gruesome market in Indonesia

Dogs are killed for their meat in Indonesia (Picture: Alf Jacob Nilsen/ Solent News & Photo Agency) The retired biologist saw shoppers inspecting the meat (Picture: Alf Jacob Nilsen/ Solent News & Photo Agency) Animal rights campaigners have previously tried to shut down the market (Picture: Alf Jacob Nilsen/ Solent News & Photo Agency)‘Hundreds of locals were offering bush meat, dog meat, bats, chickens and fish for sale.

Dog meat horror: Dozens of pets SAVED from slaughterhouse before sick Yulin festival

Dog meat horror: Dozens of pets SAVED from slaughterhouse before sick Yulin festival

Chinese animal activists found 62 dogs in a backstreet slaughterhouse in Yulin (Image: HSI) The terrified pooches were dehydrated, malnourished and some showed signs of sickness (Image: HSI) It comes in the run-up to the annual dog meat festival, which kicks off on Friday (Image: HSI)Many are strays picked up from the streets but others are stolen pets.