In fact, there are laws in place to prevent unnecessary cruelty from happening. The problem is that these laws apply specifically to livestock, even that sold as food. As a consequence, there is nothing in place to protect wild or domestic animals.
To further complicate matters, Indonesia has a very active pet meat trade, although it’s poorly regulated. Since it operates mostly under the radar, little data or sales figures are available. Additionally, the animals are often killed in the most shocking of ways.