Celebrities Including Ellen DeGeneres, Cameron Diaz, Pierce Brosnan & More Call To End Horrific Dog & Cat Meat Trade In Indonesia
More than 90 celebrities, including Pierce Brosnan, Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres, Dame Judi Dench, Cameron Diaz, Ricky Gervais, Tyrese Gibson, Chelsea Handler, Ricky Martin, Shay Mitchell, Joaquin Phoenix, Naomi Watts, and Rainn Wilson are supporting the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia coalition after its investigation exposed horrific treatment of dogs and cats being bludgeoned and blow-torched to death in Indonesia’s gruesome dog and cat meat trade. The celebrities have signed a letter urging President Joko Widodo of Indonesia to end this brutal slaughter.
As well as participation from global celebrities, the campaign has also garnered support from some of Indonesia’s biggest stars, including singers Anggun Cipta Sasmi, Gamaliel Tapiheru, Cakra Khan, Nina Tamam, Melanie Subono, and actors Sophia Latjuba, Sarah Sechan and Dimas Beck.
Humane Society International President Kitty Block says: “The brutality of Indonesia’s dog and cat meat trade is utterly deplorable and it needs to stop, now. We are so grateful to these global and Indonesian superstars who have come together to support Dog Meat-Free Indonesia’s efforts to end this cruel and dangerous industry, and we respectfully urge President Widodo to work with us on a solution that protects not only Indonesia’s dogs and cats but also the health of its people.”