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COVID Frontline Doctor Has Rescued 1,000 Abandoned Dogs

COVID Frontline Doctor Has Rescued 1,000 Abandoned Dogs

Susana Somali is a clinical pathologist, a mother of two, and a hero to the animals. She's been working on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic while simultaneously running Pejaten Animal Shelter in Jakarta, which...
The ‘World’s Cruelest’ Dolphin Circus Just Permanently Shut Down

The ‘World’s Cruelest’ Dolphin Circus Just Permanently Shut Down

Wersut Seguni's Indonesian Traveling Dolphin Circus, known as the "world's cruelest dolphin circus," will no longer travel with its captive dolphins. According to Dolphin Project, The Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry chose not...
Indonesian District Becomes First to Ban Dog Meat

Indonesian District Becomes First to Ban Dog Meat

Indonesia's Karanganyar district has become the first in the country to ban the dog meat trade. The Karanganyar administration announced on Monday that it would shut down all 21 dog meat stalls throughout the district,...
Norway Is First Nation to Ban All Palm Oil Based Biofuel to Prevent Rainforest Destruction

Norway First Country to Ban Palm Oil-Based Biofuel

Palm oil-based biofuels will no longer be permitted in Norway, the nation's parliament announced last week. The move, which aims to thwart the destruction of Indonesian rainforests razed for palm oil plantations, makes Norway...

San Francisco-Based Vegan Burger Chain VeganBurg Announces Indonesian Expansion Plans

Burger-lovers in South East Asia will soon have something to celebrate. The fast-casual restaurant chain VeganBurg, specializing in plant-based comfort food, is set to expand to Indonesia and beyond. When it launched in 2010, VeganBurg became the...
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Indonesian Government Bans Dog and Cat Meat Trade

The Indonesian government has pledged to ban the dog and cat meat trade. The announcement, made at the National Coordination of Animal Welfare meeting in Jakarta, follows a number of campaigns and exposés put together...
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Jakarta Named 2nd Most Vegan-Friendly Destination in Indonesia, After Bali

The island of Bali in Indonesia is often thought of as a mecca for plant-based travelers, with over 200 vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants. However, according to the World Vegan Organization, the capital city of...

Vegan Actor Rainn Wilson Wants Indonesia to Ban Dog Meat

Vegan actor Rainn Wilson, best known for his portrayal of the character Dwight in comedy series "The Office," has shared his support for a dog meat-free Indonesia. Wilson took to his Instagram account, sharing the...

90 Celebrities Including Cameron Diaz, Simon Cowell and Pierce Brosnan Fight to End Dog...

A number of celebrities, including Pierce Brosnan, Cameron Diaz, and Simon Cowell, have signed a petition that pushes for the end of the dog and cat meat trade in Indonesia. The letter, that addresses President Joko...

7 Tips for Travelling as a Vegan in Indonesia

(Updated December 19, 2019) Indonesia -- long considered a haven for travelers from all over the world -- is a great place to explore for first-time backpackers. With its endless wildlife, beautiful landscape, and...
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Indonesian City Commits to Ban Dog and Cat Meat Trade

A major breakthrough in the dog and cat meat trade has just been made by Indonesia's city of Tomohon, which has pledged its commitment to banning the trade. The proposed ban comes after the Change For...