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More Than 100 Dogs Have Been Rescued From South Korean Trade Farm

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More Than 100 Dogs Have Been Rescued From South Korean Trade Farm

Animal rights activists have saved more than 100 dogs from slaughter after rescuing them from the South Korean meat trade.

Humane Society International has revealed it will be bringing a load of pooches over to America so that they can live out the rest of their days in peace.

HSI has partnered with several animal shelters in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and New York, where these animals will go up for adoption and be spared the blade.

The animal rights organisation managed to rescue 60 dogs from just one farm in May and helped authorities shut it down.

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Credit: Humane Society International
Credit: Humane Society International

But they don't just leave the animal meat farmers with nothing left. They claim to work 'with Korean dog farmers to rescue their dogs and transition the farmers to more humane and profitable livelihoods'.

A press release from HSI said: "While dog meat is eaten in several countries in Asia, South Korea is the only country that farms dogs for human consumption on a large scale. An estimated 2 million dogs a year are reared on thousands of dog meat farms across the country.

"The conditions on these farms are horrific - most dogs live their entire lives in barren wire cages without adequate shelter or veterinary care until they are brutally slaughtered, usually by electrocution or hanging."

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HSI estimates around 30 million dogs are killed every year for their meat in Asia.

South Korea's Bok Nal season is getting underway, where dog meat 'bosintang' soup is very popular. The dogs are electrocuted to death in order for the soup to be made.

The Humane Society International is continuing to pressure governments around the world to stop using dogs for meat.

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HSI President Jeff Flocken said in a statement: "Countries and governments across Asia have been advancing regional and local bans on dog meat in recent times, in an effort to protect both animal welfare and public health.

"Yet in South Korea the government has so far failed to take action to end the suffering of millions of dogs languishing on farms to be killed for meat.

"During the Bok Nal summer season, many thousands of these dogs will die just to be made into soup, and that's a habit we're glad to see Koreans increasingly questioning. But we are also urging President Moon Jae-in to join with other countries across Asia by taking action to dismantle this outdated and cruel industry."

Hopefully the more than 100 who were rescued will be able to enjoy a nice life.

Featured Image Credit: Humane Society International

Topics: News, Animals

Stewart Perrie
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