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These Celebrities Came Together To Bring Awareness To Dogs Being Tortured For Meat

"We are here asking you to stop the cruelty."

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We recently wrote about Marc Ching, the owner of the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation. Ching has dedicated much of his life to saving dogs from torture and abuse incurred by the dog meat industry in many Asian countries.

The Humane Society estimates that 30 million dogs are killed across Asia every year as part of the industry. Due to a myth that the meat tastes better, these dogs are often tortured before being slaughtered.
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The Humane Society estimates that 30 million dogs are killed across Asia every year as part of the industry. Due to a myth that the meat tastes better, these dogs are often tortured before being slaughtered.

The mission of the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation has caught the attention of celebrities including Matt Damon, Pamela Anderson, Rooney and Kate Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Sia and many more. This week, they released this PSA, to bring awareness to the issue:

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The PSA urges people to help put an end to the practice of torturing dogs.

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In the video, they state that this is not an an issue that is specific to one country, race or ethnicity but rather, that this is an issue of humanity.

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The video urges us to be aware of this issue, and to take action to help stop these practices.

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They asked people to share the video, and use the hashtag #TheCompassionProject to bring awareness to the issue and the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation’s mission.

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Marc is currently traveling in Asia actively shutting down slaughterhouses. To learn more about this cause and his work, you can check out the Animal Hope And Wellness Foundation's Facebook page.