WATCH: Dogs Cruelly Killed on So-Called ‘Paradise Island’

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New eyewitness footage exposes Mauritius’ shameful methods of killing dogs.

PETA has teamed up with International Animal Rescue (IAR) to reveal that dogs in Mauritius are being given a lethal injection that kills them slowly and painfully.

The footage, captured in September 2016, shows workers from the government-funded Mauritian Society for Animal Welfare violently catching a large number of dogs. The workers then take them to a facility in Port Louis, where as many as 20 of them are killed in full view of one another. While one worker throws the dogs to the ground and stands on them to hold them in place, another administers a lethal injection – an apparent attempt to puncture the heart – without prior anaesthetics, making their deaths utter agony.

After being injected, the dogs stagger around and eventually collapse, while the remaining ones try desperately to escape by climbing the gates and walls of the kennel.

Tourists from the UK and other parts of the world flock to Mauritius in droves every year, thanks to the country’s reputation as a “paradise island”. Most of them probably have no idea about the grim killing of dogs that could be taking place just a few miles from their hotel.

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It’s shameful that – despite years of international outrage over the Mauritian government’s inhumane treatment of its dog population and repeated offers of support from international animal-welfare groups – the country is still using these barbaric and ineffective methods to try to reduce the number of stray dogs.

The only civilised and effective way to curb the population of stray dogs is to prevent more puppies from being born in the first place by implementing a comprehensive spay/neuter programme.

Take Action Against the Slaughter

Together with IAR, we’ve launched a petition to the Mauritius government calling for an immediate end to cruel methods of killing dogs on the island and for the introduction of a comprehensive, humane sterilisation programme.

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Comments

  • Julie Oates commented on November 3, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Why so cruel. It doesn’t have to be this way.

  • Julie Oates commented on November 3, 2016 at 11:42 am

    This is cruel and barbaric!!

  • Aline De Lombaerde commented on November 3, 2016 at 11:48 am

    safe the dogs!

  • fiona gordon commented on November 3, 2016 at 11:54 am

    How can these people sleep!!!

  • Pamela Elliott commented on November 3, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    This is absolutely disgusting!lease stop this barbaric practice,now!

  • Anna morris commented on November 3, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    How can people go to these horrible barbaric countries for a holiday. I won’t set foot out of the U.K. For fear of seeing the cruelty other countries so openly do. I am not saying the uk is immune to cruelty every country has its sick twisted cowardly animal abusers but we don’t round up dogs and do this sickening barbarity. If people would stop going to these sort of countries and informed the countries governments why they are boycotting it they would soon put a stop to it. This country is just as bad as Thailand Vietnam Cambodia phillipines Vietnam China infact all these Asian countries except Singapore I think love to torture then kill any animal destined for the dinner plate. I hate mankind I really do.

    • Jan Lands commented on November 4, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      Dear Anna, don’t despair, there are more kind people than cruel but we all need to keep shaming these barbaric countries. We must all boycott these places especially China, how can we carry on buying from a country that boils and skins dogs alive. Pass the message on wherever possible, I have made stickers for my car. IT SAYS; ‘BOYCOTT CHINESE PRODUCTS UNTIL THE CRUEL PRACTICE OF BOILING AND SKINNING DOGS ALIVE IS ERADICATED.’ At least people like us are doing what we can and not pretending it doesn’t go on.

      • Deb commented on November 8, 2016 at 2:41 am

        Right on Jan!! Is there a site on the web where we can get these bumper stickers? It would be good to make some and start passing them out.

      • Elli Zamanian commented on November 11, 2016 at 5:18 pm

        Jan, i copied and pasted what you have on your car and im gonna print and tape it on windshield of my car too! that is an awesome idea!

      • Anna Zinonos commented on November 16, 2016 at 1:40 am

        In Europe our farms kill daily thousands of sheep and cows so we are not in moral position to judge others. When we abolish our meat producing factories only then we can lecture others.

        Having said this, nobody wants to be witness of such horrific acts. What makes the difference though is seeing/not seeing it. We should see more CCTV from farms in Europe too except Asian countries. Im not sure all is holly and nice in Eu farms….

      • Laura commented on November 24, 2016 at 5:11 pm

        In UK and US are there not still millions of dogs and cats from rescue homes who are euthanised by gas rather than injection as it is the cheaper option? There have been many reports and videos on this and show that it can take between 20 and 30 minutes, with the dogs being in extreme pain as the doses are too low to render them unconscious quickly, again to reduce cost. We are not blameless in our own countries and although not to the level of some other countries and we all want to see those unbelievable levels of cruelty stopped, our own farm animals suffer horrendously, puppy farms are still everywhere, horses suffer and die unnecessarily in steeple races, we still allow import of fur which supports the trade and Zoos still continue to thrive in situations where animals do not have space or the environment to live comfortably or appropriately. Those in glass houses and stones comes to mind although you can only change the world one step at a time, maybe the next step should be closer to our own doorstep? What do you think, are we doing enough in our own countries? Do we really think we are at the point where we are the example? We all know the answer does not lie at the end of the process when we are forced to send petitions about how animals are killed and abused but at the start where these unwanted animals are not born in the first place to suffer due to the greed, ignorance and satisfaction of exploitative human whims. We need more work with governments and the public to educate, facilitate and mandate up front.

    • Paul Wooff commented on November 5, 2016 at 11:24 am

      There is a fantastic Charity in Thailand on Phuket called Soi dog. They rescue dogs from smugglers sending them for dog meat trade in neighbouring countries. I visited Thailand and did not witness any cruelty to any dogs feral or otherwise. In the main the Thais are good people but very poor.

      • Laura commented on November 24, 2016 at 5:40 pm

        Paul, have you seen the documentary ‘Shadow Trade’ on Netflix. If not, it’s a real eye opener to what is going on in Thailand on the black market. It gives the real picture with the volume of dogs and the way the government turns a blind eye to the trade there. I don’t think it would be the charity you are referring to, but a number of them rescue the dogs and they all end up dying as they become diseased and / or they starve to death as they can’t afford to feed them. Police Operations in the night go out to recover some of these dogs and have picked up batches of dogs who are all tightly packed into crates battered and bruised and hardly able to breathe. The police have to leave them in these crates overnight as they have nowhere to put the dogs, so inevitably there a high number of them dead in the morning when the rescue centres turn up. It’s heartbreaking and a number of these animals are docile and loved family pets who have been stolen by catchers. A surprising stat: 25 million dogs are eaten every year through the dog meat trade, all in the name of taste and virility.

    • kaustubh commented on November 10, 2016 at 11:40 am

      how can i contact peta

  • Valérie commented on November 3, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    non. cruel !!!!!!

  • Kim Moon commented on November 3, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Cruelty to animals should not be tolerated by a civilised society!

  • Anne Grice commented on November 3, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    ONLY Disgusting backward evil barbarians could commit such gut wrenching haunting cruelty to human companions. Mauritius has no sense of human decency , pride or compassion. I now wish that I had never visited that hell hole years ago. I hope tourists going there see this and complain to the local authorities. Dogs do not deserve this.

  • Lena Chenery commented on November 3, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    That is absolutely sickening, what barbaric sadistical people, they deserve the worst sort of karma…. ever!

    • BELEN commented on November 4, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      I agree with you entirely. Same thing should be done to this abusers as punishment. They deserve a taste of their own medicine.

  • Joanne commented on November 3, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    What else can we do to pressure the Mauritian government?

  • Gina commented on November 4, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Please stop Slaughter

  • Shannon commented on November 4, 2016 at 4:12 am

    This is awful. Can’t believe this is still happening. People need to become aware of this so it can be stopped.

  • Kirsty commented on November 4, 2016 at 5:44 am

    Pleae stop this cruelty

  • sarish commented on November 4, 2016 at 6:00 am

    suach an inhuman practice a serious and strict action should be taken

  • Eve Zhu commented on November 4, 2016 at 7:17 am

    I hope you are reborn a dog in Mauritius one day and have the same fate.

  • Jonathan commented on November 4, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    So tragic. Those poor dogs. This must stop now.

  • debbie commented on November 4, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I feel sick watching that utter discrace your country trating dogs like that

  • lisa ulliott commented on November 4, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Evil cruel people bet they wudnt like it if this happened to them. Them poor dogs its evil and wants stopping now.

  • Gilles commented on November 4, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    WHAT SHAME !
    Fucking bastards !

  • Vanwin commented on November 4, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I will never go to Mauritius again, nor my family or any
    of my friends.
    They disgust me, inhuman people torturing dogs.

  • tullia infantolino commented on November 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    This cruelty on poor defenceless dogs, the best friends of humans, is horrible !!! Stop it nos, for God sake !!!

  • Kate Hatton-Bamforth commented on November 4, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Barbaric inhumane sickening gut wrenching something must be done

  • Elizabeth Kiss commented on November 4, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Stop this!!!

  • Tracy commented on November 4, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Another horrific bunch of MONSTERS…where do we get these people from? And this is a place people pay to go for a vacation! BOYCOTT THIS COUNTRY!

  • Brigitte Lambert commented on November 4, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    THIS IS NOT HUMAN !!! People being so cruel can’t be called human beings !

  • H. Guh commented on November 4, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Boycott Mauritius’ tourism!

  • Rebecca Cruz commented on November 4, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Totally sickening

  • maureen commented on November 4, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    This is beyond cruelty these people are evil

  • Jan Chandler commented on November 4, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Despicable practice, would never have taken holiday there this year if I had known about this. Will certainly not be going back.

  • Christine norman commented on November 4, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    How can this mediaeval barbaric act still be happening in 2016. Sick twisted people!!!

  • Michael curran commented on November 4, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I am sharing this far and wide in the hope that your country will be boycotted until this I humane cruelty is stopped!

  • Mr j a tanner commented on November 4, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    I will not visit this country while this goes on

  • claire keir commented on November 4, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    What is wrong with humans wonting to hurt defenceless animals .These must be very sick people.

  • Ellen Hassett commented on November 4, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Please stop this horror.

  • Barry & Helen Hildebrand commented on November 4, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Shame on the Mauritian government for allowing this inhumane way of getting rid of the stray dogs. Dogs are sentient animals that feel a whole range of emotions – imagine their distress as they watch fellow dogs in front of them killed this way. They are huddling in the corner and trying to escape as they know what is ahead for them. Just barbaric and disgusting. This needs to go viral and with people pressure put an end to this.

  • Gillian gibson commented on November 4, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    This is 2016. No animal should be KILLED in this barbaric inhumane way, how would they like to watch while their Friends are killed in front of them, falling all over the place, this barbaric method has no place in a civilised country! SHAME ON THE GOVERMENT, there are more humane ways. SOMETHING MUST BE DONE?

  • Claudia commented on November 5, 2016 at 1:31 am

    How can this be stopped!!!

  • christina Pafitis commented on November 5, 2016 at 7:00 am

    what pisses me off it fucking human error and innocent animals have to suffer for humans stupidness humans make me sick especially the men race

  • Jenny Harris commented on November 5, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Any cruelty to animals or humans is intolerable, and for an Island like Mauritius to be so cruelly killing dogs is unbelievable, and should be broadcast widely, thereby affecting the tourist trade!!

  • Jenne Sindoni commented on November 5, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Why not show the monsters faces??!! That one dog is wagging it’s rail at the monster. This is fucking disgusting.

  • TERRY CALLOW commented on November 5, 2016 at 11:13 am

    YOU DISGUST ME WITH YOUR ABUSE AND KILLING OF THESE ANIMALS. MY WIFE AND I WERE GOING TO HAVE OUR ANNIVERSARY IN MAURITIUS BUT NOT NOW!! WE’LL FIND ANOTHER PLACE TO SPEND OUR MONEY AND ISLAND THAT DOESN’T ABUSE AND KILL THE LOCAL ANIMALS. TAKE NOTE: WE WON’T BE THE ONLY ONES WHO WILL STOP GOING TO MAURITIUS BECAUSE OF YOUR TREATMENT OF ANIMALS WHICH WILL AFFECT YOUR ECONOMY I’M HAPPY TO SAY.

  • Medhavi commented on November 5, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Please do everything possible to save these innocent lives and make all neccesities to protect and take severe actions against these cruel act….
    For the sake of life and for the right to live…

  • Medhavi commented on November 5, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Please do everything possible to save these innocent lives and make all neccesities to protect and take severe actions against these cruel act….and severe laws should be pass against illtreament of animals…!!
    For the sake of life and for the right to live…
    *Also do campaigns for sterilisation and encourage people to adopt dogs…

  • Medhavi commented on November 5, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Please do all the possibilities to save these innocent lives and also take severe actions against these inhuman act..

  • Sam Barber commented on November 5, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Absolutely disturbing and disgusting!

  • Brigitte Lambert commented on November 5, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Please stop going to these countries where people are so cruel with animals !

  • Muriel Servaege commented on November 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    This island may be a paradise for the motivated killers but it’s horrible for the imprisoned dogs. Cruelty, barbarism seem to be key instructions there.

  • Rhonda M V Finlayson commented on November 6, 2016 at 6:51 am

    I’m appalled at this vile and totally unacceptable use of a procedure condemned by the international veterinary community because it often causes dogs to die slowly and in extreme pain.
    An immediate ban on UK tourism/notices to all UK tourists to Mauritius with their travel tickets so they are aware of what is taking place there may be the implementation of an immediate penalty to bring Mauritian Governmen and Tourism ministers to meet appropriate Veterinary specialists,to draw up an action plan/ strategy for use of an acceptable procedure, as it seems obligatory to kill all these dogs.

  • Choup commented on November 6, 2016 at 9:38 am
  • Pamela Elliott commented on November 6, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Disgusting!

  • Jemima commented on November 6, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Such a sad and heartless thing to do!!

  • Maria commented on November 6, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Horrible!!!!

  • Christine Heywood commented on November 6, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Shameful slaughter of innocent animals.This paradise should be boycotted

  • Nancy Kennedy commented on November 6, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Please stop this inhumane slaughter.

  • carol sutton commented on November 7, 2016 at 2:46 am

    please stop this terrible cruelty.

  • Lindsay commented on November 7, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Please stop this cruelty and disgusting. Poor dogs who need a new home with the owner families. PLEASE stop banned it now before it is too late.

  • Aver Ballantyne commented on November 7, 2016 at 8:49 am

    No excuse for this. Mauritius you should be ashamed.

  • Tamsin Williams commented on November 7, 2016 at 9:26 am

    STOP this Barbaric treatment of these innocent creatures!

  • Martina commented on November 7, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I hope that the day will come soon in which all animal torturers get back what they have done to innocent animals!!! I despise the mankind every day more!

  • Marianne commented on November 7, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I fear for any country that would allow such cruelty. Not my idea of a holiday destination that deserves income from holiday makers. Your country should be black listed until it stops. Please change your ways.

  • Navdeep Singh commented on November 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Shamful act

  • V. FRICK commented on November 7, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND MUST BE STOPPED NOW –

  • Virginia Greenwood-Warner commented on November 9, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Why is this government not levying all tourists a fee for spaying, neutering and releasing. Also put a moratorium in place where no pet breeding is allowed for 10 years?

  • Kelvin koo commented on November 16, 2016 at 3:48 am

    Cruelty towards the Mauritians dogs , this should stop

  • Nalini Aggarwal commented on November 18, 2016 at 7:27 am

    How come humanity has no existence in their life ,… Please stop this cruelty, we beg u….. God will punish you in the best cruel way… U will have to pay for your sins..

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