Did you know about the dog meat trade in Southeast Asia and restaurants in Cambodia to serve dog meat? Because of this, there are many meat farms that are essentially slaughterhouses. It is absolutely disgusting and upsetting. Thankfully, there are humans who are on a mission to rescue dogs who are about to meet this horrific fate. One, in particular, Michael Chour who is founder of The Sound of Animals, a group that saves dogs from the meat trade in Southeast Asia. He has become an advocate of the fight against dog consumption and has seen quite a bit of success in rescuing some dogs slated for slaughter.
When Chour encountered a dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia, He negotiated with the owner of the meat farm and was able to save 17 dogs that day. One of whom was Sweety. The little dog shrank into the farthest corner of her cage. She’d seen what happened to other dogs inside her cage. People had pulled them out by their necks and killed them for their meat. At some point, it would be her turn. Michael fell in love with Sweety that day. As her rescuer, they formed an unbreakable bond. So much so, that she could not stop hugging Michael when he embraced her. He decided to keep her and nurture that beautiful bond.
All of the dogs were moved to a temporary shelter in O Smach, Cambodia, where they would have their health assessed before being moved to a large dog shelter run by The Sound of Animals in Ban Kruat District, Thailand. We are so grateful for Chour, his vision, and all the hard work he puts into saving dogs just like Sweety. Thank you, Chour, for your passion and compassion. Your acts of kindness to dogs are extraordinary.
More info: The Sound of Animals
A man named Michael Chour changed everything for the little dog. Man pulling dog out of cage. The moment Chour pulled Sweety out of the cage at the slaughterhouse
Chour hugging Sweety after he removed her from the cage.
Chour cuddling with Sweety at the temporary shelter.
Sweety being driven to the shelter in Thailand.
Sweety is now at the organization’s Thailand shelter, and she’s doing really well and making new friends.
“All dogs have the right to a life of happiness, but some of them touch my heart more than others,” Chour said. “She is one of them.”
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