Marc Ching, who heads the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation, stands accused of paying Indonesian butchers to stage abuse of dogs for his organization’s videos. The allegations against Ching could be true since there are numerous instances of animal rights groups who edit or falsify their videos in some way. Five years ago, PETA accused Kentucky horse trainers of abuse and brought a case against them at the state’s horse racing authority using (what was later determined to be) an edited video. Since PETA would not turn over the unedited video to regulators, it was one of the factors that resulted in the trainers being cleared of wrongdoing.
Celeb-loved animal rights activist accused of staging dog abuse
By: Jackie Salo, May 25, 2020 – New York Post
A Los Angeles animal rights activist is accused of staging gruesome dog killings during trips to slaughterhouses for footage in his foundation videos, according to a report.
Marc Ching, who runs the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation, allegedly paid a butcher in Indonesia to hang a dog in one video and burn it to death so he could stage the scene for the camera, the Los Angeles Times reported.
His undercover reels from slaughterhouses were brought into question by local animal rights activists in Indonesia, Cambodia and elsewhere in Asia who said that the killings depicted are much crueler than the normal methods there, the outlet reported.
Several butchers captured in Ching’s videos said he showed up on a visit to a market in Tomohon, Indonesia, asking to buy dog meat in 2016, the outlet said.
Ching — who previously served time for kidnapping before launching the foundation — then requested that they were slaughtered in specific ways, including being tortured alive, while he filmed the gruesome scene, according to the report.