Dogs are often left bound and unable to access food or water for days on end while awaiting slaughter.
Some of the canine skewers served on the Indonesian island are poisoned from the cyanide used to kill the puppies — and those are the dogs that aren’t just bludgeoned or hung from trees to die, Australia’s ABC reports.
“Aside from the cruelty, the greatest shock was to discover that tourists are unwittingly eating dog meat and fueling the trade,” said an investigator from activist group Animals Australia, identified only as Luke for his own safety.
Luke spent four months undercover in the city’s dog meat trade, documenting gangs as they stole pups, then brutally slaughtered them for food, the news outlet reports.
“I focused on my camera work but it was gut-wrenching to hear these dogs … screaming and wailing in terror and sorrow.”
“It is good for health especially during winter. It is good for breathing. It makes us strong,” one 60-year-old man told “7:30.”
“No, not dog,” he replies.
“I’m happy just as long as it’s not dog,” the Aussie says before chowing down on Fido.
The animal rights activists are hoping Balinese authorities will crack down on the industry now that they’ve exposed the poisoned meat entering the local food chain.