Video: PETA Asia Exposes Horrific Cruelty in Frog Meat Industry

Video: PETA Asia Exposes Horrific Cruelty in Frog Meat Industry

London – An explosive new video exposé released today by PETA Asia reveals rampant abuse in the frog-meat industry, showing workers capturing frogs in their natural habitats and stuffing them into crowded sacks – where many slowly suffocate – dismembering them, and skinning them alive.

“From sealed-up sacks writhing with bouncing bodies to workers’ hacking at heads on blood-stained chopping boards, the frog-meat industry could be straight out of a horror film,” says PETA Vice President for UK, Europe and Australia Mimi Bekhechi. “PETA is calling on everyone to help end this horrific abuse – and prevent frogs from suffering – by going vegan.”

PETA Asia investigators visited seven frog-meat operations in Indonesia and discovered that live frogs are kept in cramped sacks, sometimes for as long as two days. One worker who was sorting through the captured frogs slammed the live ones onto the ground and admitted that she didn’t want to take the time to separate the living frogs from the dead ones. Other workers used knives to dismember frogs’ heads and feet – some were hacked at repeatedly, while other frogs weren’t fully decapitated before workers ripped off their skin. Investigators also recorded that frogs’ mouths continued to open and close after decapitation and that their headless bodies were still jumping or moving minutes later.

The two species of frogs caught by workers – the fanged river frog and the crab-eating frog – are both experiencing population declines. Although it is not permitted to capture the fanged river frog in nature, PETA Asia points out that Indonesian suppliers deliberately mislabel and export the species. According to Eurostat, the EU imported an estimated 35,000 tonnes of frogs’ legs between 2010 and 2022, which is equal to about 703 million to 1.75 billion frogs.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Facebook, TikTok, X (formerly Twitter), or Instagram.


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