Sometimes when there isn’t any hope left, our fate suddenly changes.
We never know who fate will put in our way. Sometimes at the least expected moment a person will appear who will make our future a little bit brighter. That’s why it’s important to be helpful and sympathetic to the suffering of people and animals, because our empathy can save someone’s life.
In many Asian countries, dog meat is an ingredient in many popular dishes. The desire to consume these four-legged creatures translates into terrible circumstances for these animals. Dogs live in awful conditions, are transported in inhumane ways and are brutally killed in slaughterhouses or directly in restaurants.
Where do the dogs, condemned to be eaten, come from? From many, different sources, one of them being roundups: bandits catch and trap these four-legged animals in residential areas, stuff them into a truck, and transport them like this without food or water, to a place where they’ll be shipped from or immediately to the slaughterhouse or to a restaurant.
A friendly mutt living in Thailand encountered such a fate. Abducted from his owner’s home, he found himself enroute to his death. First he was sent to the middle of nowhere, where he was held until the entire group was collected, and then, along with dozens of other dogs, he rode stuffed in a cage on top of a trailer truck. Many of them were in agony or dead, and his fate seemed to be settled.
Thankfully, luck decided to smile on him, and the entire transport was intercepted by the police and people from the Soi Dog Foundation, an organization that deals with saving dogs set to be slaughtered. Since then, the four-legged mutt has enjoyed great fortune, including the fact that his story is ready to be made into a script for a movie.
The next part of this uncomfortable story is just on the next page.