In most households today, dogs are considered members of the family. We affectionately call them Man's best friend and treat them like a sibling or a child. Some even have a job as rescue animals, support animals, or guide dogs. It is our duty as human beings to keep dogs in accordance with the needs of their species.
But dogs aren't valued everywhere. In some countries, a dog's life looks completely different: hundreds of thousands of strays live on the streets – many are ill, injured or undernourished. They are often killed as parasites, and in some places dog meat is consumed by humans.
Find out more information about this beloved species and the animal welfare issues they face today.